Photography

Leslie Kee, Photographer

Top: Vintage T-shirts - Mickey Mouse, Snoopy and Astro Boy.

Jeans: Diesel boot-cut. 'I've worn that style for years. I also like wearing military pants from vintage shops.'

Trainers: Adidas three-stripe sneakers.

Sunday, 5 September, 2004, 12:00am

Most wanted

Camera connoisseurs of the world have cause to celebrate. High-end Swedish brand Hasselblad, the Rolls-Royce of the photographic world, has joined forces with Imacon, one of the leading producers of digital camera backs.

29 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Plain camera remains true to a tradition of quality

Some old-timers might say that the new Canon S60 is boring. In an age when digital cameras are going the way of mainstream consumer electronics and popping up in every conceivable shape and colour, it just looks like a small, silver brick - virtually the same as its predecessors.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Hot shots

EXPERIMENTAL CHINESE photography is so popular, it would be a full-time job just getting to all the new shows out there. Reality Spells finished up in Hong Kong 10 days ago. June 17 An exhibit opens at the end of the month at Ethan Cohen's gallery in New York.

27 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Chic simplicity belies smart functions

Product: Olympus AZ-1 Price: $3,480 Pros: Great big LCD display, easy to use Cons: No optical viewfinder, 3.2 megapixels

The Olympus AZ-1 is an attractive, compact and deceptively simple camera that most users will come to grips with in no time at all, even without a manual. In short, this is the digital camera your mother has been waiting for.

24 May 2004 - 12:00am

Read all about it

The South China Morning Post won eight of the nine prizes in the English-language section of the 2003 Hong Kong News Awards last night. The Post's photographers also picked up four prizes.

4 May 2004 - 12:00am

A shutter bugged by travel cliches

Sometimes, the best inspiration for creative work comes from seeing what you don't want to duplicate. French journalist and photographer Marc Lathuilliere uses the example of his grandparents' old travel photos.

2 May 2004 - 12:00am

Snapper is friendlier but still has image problems

Product: Pentax Optio S4i Price: $3,580 Pros: Great screen, improved user interface Cons: Image quality only slight better than elder siblings

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Snapper is friendlier but still has image problems

I should mention that I bought the original camera-that-fits-in-an-Altoid-can, and thought it was great. The original Pentax Optio S was a three megapixel wonder that had 3x optical zoom, tons of features, and took pretty good pictures for a camera of its size.

6 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Say cheese, digitally!

Digital cameras are doing away with the hassle of film processing and making us better photographers

Digital cameras are turning the world of photography on its head.

The days when you had to run down to your nearest photo studio to retrieve photographs of your latest holiday, only to be disappointed by the quality of the pictures, are slowly disappearing.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Slim-hipped, quick on the draw

But the gizmo could sharpen its image delivery

The Minolta DiMAGE Xt includes all the bells and whistles you have come to expect of a sub-compact digital camera. However, it may not be for those who are fixated on sharp images.

Features: Size matters when it comes to choosing sub-compact digital cameras, and the DiMAGE Xt does not disappoint.

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Jargon in a flash

An A-to-almost-Z for those who can't tell a pixel from an f-stop. Impress the sales folk with your fluency in camera talk

16 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Instant point-and-shoot takes the digital plunge

Polaroid has long been associated with convenience photography but has lost much of its appeal as digital cameras rapidly become the standard.

Today's digitals enable you to review pictures immediately, and many sell with portable photo printers that enable you to print out the pictures in two minutes.

17 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

SLR lookalike has a price tag that is out of focus

Product: Nikon Coolpix 8700 Price: US$999, shipping to Hong Kong Pros: Eight-megapixel, compact frame, lots fo manual functions Cons: For the same price, people would probably go for a digital SLR

It looks like this year will be the year of the eight-megapixel camera.

16 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Instant point-and-shoot takes the digital plunge

Product: Polaroid Cool-iCam AQ2100 Price: S$399 [HK$1,850] Pros: Convenient, attractively priced for dive and sports enthusiasts Cons: Low-resolution, pictures probably would not turn out to be great unless in very clear waters

16 Feb 2004 - 12:00am