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James Wang

A typical Asian dude/engineer who calls both Taipei, Taiwan and Toronto, Canada home. Been in the Bay Area, CA for the past good 13 years.

Always have enjoyed the outdoors and appreciated the nature. Back in Oct, 2007, finally took the leap to get into more serious photography. DSLR definitely has accelerated my learning and it has been an addiction since then.

I also got into the Large Format view camera back in 2009 after I met my buddy Kiet. I acquired a Wisner 4x5 view camera back in 2009 along with a couple of legendary lenses. Those lenses are 1/10th of what they cost 20 years ago. I felt the need to go through the pain and process of what fine art photographers went through to fully appreciate photography. It's been freakin fun to shoot that thing for sure, learnt a s***load about the fundamentals of view cameras and photography in general.

Please feel free to critique my photos, rip me apart with your comments!

current equipment.

Canon 5D Mark II, III
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 15mm FE
Canon 24mm f/3.5L TS-E
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 135mm f/2L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
Canon 300mm f/4L IS

4x5 Large Format:
Wisner Technical Field 4x5 large format view camera
Rodenstock Sironar-s 180mm f/5.6 lens
Schneider Super Angulon 90mm f/5.6 lens

Lighting Equipement:
Quantum Trio + Turbo Blade battery
Quantum T5d-r + fw7q + Turbo battery
Quantum T4d
Alienbees B800 with 42" softbox
Alienbees ABR800 with 56" Moon unit
Canon Speedlite 430EX II with 26" portable softbox
LumoPro LP160
various CTO color correction gels and other accessories/filters

Gitzo GT-0531 6X tripod
Gitzo GT-2531 6X tripod
Induro C413 tripod
Really Right Stuff BH-40 ballhead with B2 AS II clamp
Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead with B2 AS II clamp
LEE 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 SE ND graduated filters
Hitech 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 SE, 0.9 HE ND graduated filters
SIngRay 3 stop reverse ND graduated filter
Lee big stopper

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