Category archives: behind the scenes

  • After the Rain

  • It was mid-morning. I sat at my desk typing away at my emails, attempting to appease the multicolored starred and flagged messages crowding my inbox. Taking a break from the work, I glanced outside, and I spared not a moment before grabbing my camera and walking straight to the window.Stretched [...]
  • 25 by 25

  • It's a natural impulse to compile retrospectives and resolutions around New Year's. We look back on where we've been and ambitiously start charting where we want to go.I almost never make resolutions-- afraid I'll fall far short of my visions of grandeur-- but this year, with my 25th birthday ro[...]
  • Happy Holidays

  • Happy Holidays from Cincinnati, Ohio!A few years ago, I took over the role of Christmas family photographer at our house. Self-timer set, family members seated on the couch, I'd jet back into the frame to join the family portrait. This year, I got to stay in the frame for a couple shots with my [...]
  • Recharging our solar panels

  • Let's sit in the sun. Karthik leads the way and picks out a good spot. We had grabbed a couple dogs from Top Dog and headed to the well-manicured lawn on the edge of Berkeley's campus. We eat and chat, catching up on each other's lives-- my after-school program and my photography; his long chain of [...]
  • Ernie Ng | San Francisco Lifestyle Photographer

  • It was during onboarding, the second day of training, that I first noticed you. Stylin in your dark green cardigan & coordinated tie, wearing the orange backpack I'd eventually steal from you, talking it up and already making a name for yourself. We were strangers then, all possibilities still o[...]
  • Breathe deeper, slower

  • Even before you can spot the water or hear the waves crashing, there is a distinct scent that floats in the air. It's the ocean smell that welcomes you back every time. Add a setting sun, and it's a sensory haven. The kind of scene that makes you breathe deeper, slower.As we continued down the 4[...]
  • Mid-Autumn Festival

  • Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Laura, Phil, and Tommy welcomed us into their home today for these tasty mooncakes and some delicious homemade dumplings. Check outside to glimpse the full moon tonight!
  • Lake Tahoe

  • Back on Labor Day weekend, we took a day trip to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe is that great big lake on the California-Nevada border, synonymous with amazing ski slopes three quarters of the year. But we checked out the summer version: empty ski villages and a day of beach hopping all around the top of the lak[...]
  • tafLabs & tafMedia

  • I've been working this week at Taiwanese American Foundation, the summer camp I've attended since I was ten years old. I'm serving as part of tafLabs, a new program in which we develop projects to make awesome things happen in our community.To see some of the multimedia work we've been doing, fo[...]
  • Behind the Scenes: TAF 2009

  • Welcome to Taiwanese American Foundation 2009: Sprout! After a two-year absence on my part, I am very happy to return for my 13th year at TAF, this time as a member of the TAFMedia crew.Our first project of the week: given 24 hours, produce a video to be used as the Intro/Theme skit for the orie[...]
  • Reviews on Yelp

  • I just set up a page for Anna Wu Photography on yelp.com: Anna Wu Photography on Yelp.If you've never heard of Yelp, it's a review site where people can post about their experiences with anything from restaurants to dentists. Yelp is based in San Francisco, so it's especially popular in the Bay [...]