Here’s part two of Your Questions, Answered. If you don’t see your question here, it’s probably in Part 1. Thanks for all your questions, guys!
What are the five most important things in your life? (Lucy)
Answer: (1) God, (2) my family, (3) my friends, (4) my pets and (5) my career. Yes, in that order.
Do you prefer digital or analog clocks? (Mimee)
Answer: I can read both, so I’m fine with anything. However… I guess I’d prefer a digital clock. Unless you have a cute silver and yellow analog clock you want to give me.
If there was a train track forking off in 2 directions, and on one side there were 5 resting coal miners, while on the other side there was a little old lady picking flowers, and there was an oncoming train that was going to kill the 5 miners, and you had the power to divert the train’s path to the old lady’s side, what would you do, and why? (Cindy)
Answer: I’d probably divert the train’s path to the old lady’s side. Not because I don’t care for the old lady. But… I don’t know. Those 5 men probably have wives and children who depend on them. But I guess before diverting it to the old lady’s side, I’d try to find a way divert the train to a direction where there’s no one who would get injured or killed.
do you collect anything? (Crystal)
Answer: I think the closest thing I’ve ever come to collecting anything was… CDs. I guess not. Do my cameras count? I have around 6 cameras.
If you can only have one dog, who would you choose, Gus or Chance? Why? (Miss Dre)
Answer: Probably Chance. It doesn’t mean I love Gus less. It’s just that I have a closer connection to Chance because I delivered him, I gave him his first bath, I took him for his very first vet visit. But I love both dogs, so losing just one of them would break my heart. Or have me running for drug rehabilitation.
you take really great street photos. that has always been one of the hurdles in photography i haven’t been able to conquer. how did you overcome shyness? how do you take photos of people? do you come up to them and tell them? aren’t you afraid somebody might mug you or what? (Pao)
Answer: First off, thanks for adding me as a contact on Flickr! Believe it or not, those street photos you saw were my first attempt at street photography. Street is more my dad’s thing, but I’ve been trying to learn from him.
I was shy. I really was. But then the kids started asking to have photos of them taken. Who was I to say no? Just be observant. It’s easier to take photos of little kids, because they’re friendly. Also, go in large groups. Invite a few of your friends for a photowalk. You’ll feel much more safe and confident that way, because you’re not the only one taking photos. And bring a car, and don’t go to drug rehab.
About the mugging… I don’t usually go to places like Quiapo with my DSLR. My tip for you is to get a rangefinder. I recommend the FED 3. I have one and it’s very very good. There are lots on eBay which you can get for less than $50, and they’re especially good for street photography. My dad’s gallery is full of street photos – all of them were shot with his Leica and Zorki rangefinders.
How many times a week would you say you took photos and how many? What do you think is most important in pictures? What is your current career path? What course did you take? (I was really wondering about this. Hehe.) How much wood does a woodchuck chuck? Chuck or Nate? (Kat)
I take photos almost everyday, and upload about a quarter of them to Flickr. I probably take around 50 photos a week. I think the story behind each photo is the most important. I’m currently working as a web designer, and studied Multimedia Arts. As for the woodchuck – none, I guess. Lastly, in terms of hotness, Nate. In terms of appeal, Chuck.
Thanks for everyone who asked a question. Here are the answers I owe you.