I have just arrived in my hometown, Kuching this morning, and I brought very little with me this time. For photography gear I only have the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and CCTV lens 25mm F1.2, and instead of lugging the old, dying laptop, I brought along the mere China brand al-cheapo Android based tablet that any Ipad users think of it as nothing better than a paperweight. I have also stated that my blogging activities will slow down significantly for the coming one or two weeks, as I intend to spend most of my time with family. If you know me well, my fingers do get itchy and when they do, photographs happen. I found an interesting way to blog through that Android tablet.
My workflow that I shall use for my holidays in Kuching:
1) Photographs were taken with the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and CCTV lens 25mm F1.2, all in JPEG for simplicity sake.
2) Photographs were transferred to the Android Tablet via camera's original USB cable, adapted to the mini-USB port by a converter.
3) Snapseed and PhotoEditor were used to process the JPEG files if necessary, and subsequently resized for blog use.
4) Blogger App was used to compose the blog writing as well as uploading the selected images
Small things that make life easier:
1) That physical keyboard helps a great deal in long typing!
2) For Internet connection, I used my HTC phone as a "Wi-Fi Hotspot", thus the tablet connects to the Internet via my phone.
3) The free mini speakers that came along were actually not bad !!
4) Everything is so small and light !!
Some problems/foreseen issues:
1) The display of my cheap Android tablet is only 9 inch, hence limiting flexibility and speed. I will surely miss the comfort and ease of my usual workstation
2) The display of the tablet is not consistent with my PC monitor or laptop. I cannot verify the final image output, hence the color accuracy, exposure balance may be inconsistent, and "OFF" from my usual style and presentation.
My humble blogging machine for now
Pekchekkia, or more familiarly known to me as Kim Hang. He is an old friend I bumped into at the airport, and coincidentally we were on the same flight home to Kuching.
I know it will be a pain when I blog with such minimalist's setup, but I strongly believe this could work out well enough for my needs during this holiday season. Of course I cannot guarantee my usual full length blog entry with episodic series of street photographs. My blog updates for now shall be more personal in nature, and you will find out soon enough.