NTUST Graduation Day
June 14th, 2008 is graduation day for National Taiwan University of Science & Technology (NTUST) or 國立台灣科技大學 (in Chinese). In this important day I am not also graduation photographer but also as participant – because I will graduate on July 2008. This graduation day is a little bit different than graduation day in my country (Indonesia) – in Indonesia all participants should graduate then can join graduation ceremony – but in Taiwan all participants can join graduation ceremony no matter you already graduate or not. Indonesian student in NTUST have an association called by NTUST Indonesian Student Association (NTUST-ISA). Graduation ceremony actually start from 3 p.m. but we as Indonesian students in Taiwan have a culture to take a photo before the ceremony.
This photo is taken by my friend with Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 attached with Kiss Digital X. Actually I want to take this photo but I don’t want to miss this moment so I just lend him my tripod. After take that photo, my other friend want to try my camera so I lend my camera to him. He takes many photos for single person, because it’s not very easy to use EF 35mm f/1.4L USM for group photo. I am very happy because he also takes my photo – I just use *basic editing to edit this photo so the light become superb. From the photos below you can see the difference between no editing and after editing, maybe I will make this *basic technique guide if I have a time. If you interesting about image editing using Photoshop maybe you can read this first – a little bit different but if you know the concept, it won’t be difficult to try edit other picture.
After that, he bring my camera to me – and I think now is my time to take photo. There are marching band that will guide “us” to the ceremony place – I don’t want to miss this moment so I take some photos for this marching band. I can say this marching band is very good – not only because all of them are girls (hehe) – but also their teamwork to play musical instrument. Using my EF 35mm f/1.4L USM to take this moment isn’t very convenient – I should use EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM or f/4L IS USM or f/2.8L IS (IS stands for image stabilization – want to know more you can read this link). You can see the difference between EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and f/2.8L IS USM in this link. I like the “girl” in second photo below – I think cute and beautiful – I hope she reading this article ^^.
Marching band is over and I take a photo to remember graduation moment like this photo below….
Finally I just say happy graduation day – I have one hope that I can graduate on July without a problem – I don’t know my Professor will let me go or not – I hope he will let me graduate hehe ^^