Traditional Chinese Lion Dance at Kirin Seafood Restaurant in New Westminster, BC © 2013 Jenn Lin Photography

Traditional Chinese Lion Dance

About today’s photo: It was taken at Kirin Seafood Restaurant in New Westminster, BC during my cousin’s wedding on Sept. 1, 2013. I used a Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens with a Canon 430X II speedlight on top. Originally I didn’t like the slight motion blur caused by the moving lion, but I quite like it because it has that “in the moment” feel; like…

"Bride's Wedding Bouquet", © 2013 Jenn Lin Photography

Your Back-up Light: the Screen Blend Mode in Photoshop

Pictured here is a before and after shot of an image of mine. Although I like the first image just as well, the second image provides a clear illustration of what you can do in photoshop with a few adjustments; the second image looks as if I had more than one light source (the window). The photo was taken at my cousin’s house on…

© 2013 Jenn Lin Photography

Working with Thomas

I’ve known Thomas since 8th grade; I think my earliest memory of him was seeing him sit in front of me in Band class. He played the flute beautifully, and still does today—a result of determination and many years of hard work. In the studio, he was a natural and a pleasure to work with; I’m really glad that I had the chance to…

Kelsea by Jenn Lin Aug. 31, 2013

New Look, New Lights, New Opportunities

I’ve been keeping quiet this week on the blog, partly because there’s just been a lot of crazy things going on, and partly because I just needed a break to rest my eyes. Well, time for a huge update: Last weekend I had a shoot with my former co-worker, Kelsea, who came to my studio to get a headshot done for her LinkedIn profile….

© 2013 Jenn Lin Photography

Headshots

Some exciting news! Yesterday I decided to set up a little studio in my parents’ empty basement suite. It’s got white walls, three windows, and a door which brings in a lot of light. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner—it’s pretty much the perfect set-up at no cost! Then, I invited my good friend Darren over and we practised shooting headshots! I…

Table decoration by Jenn Lin 07-29-2013

Why I Shoot Events

Mid-way through an event I was asked to shoot one evening, a surprise retirement party, it occurred to me that I was really tired. Firing shot after shot—and quickly making the creative and technical decisions for each—can be pretty exhausting. I can only imagine the kind of stress that wedding photographers go through.

"A Bruised Moon" © 2013 Jenn Lin Photography

Shoot for the Moon

I took this photo during my first attempt at low-light/night photography using my sister’s 75-300mm Canon lens. It looks like the moon has taken a lot of hits for us, doesn’t it? Originally I was hoping for it to be as full as possible, but now that I think about it, it’s the shadows on the side of the moon that revealed the crater…

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Meet Mylo

This is Mylo, my seven-year-old Yorkie x Maltese. He loves having his picture taken! Unless he wants a walk. In which case, he can be pretty impatient.    

Great Britain, Celebration of Light

Celebration of Light

All photos taken during Great Britain’s fireworks display in the 2013 Honda Celebration of Light at English Bay (Vancouver, BC) on July 27, 2013.