Tag: photography tips

Hey hey hey!!!

I’m back! I simply missed all of you and the hunger of blogging were unbearable.

So, here we go!

Yesterday I went to join Canon Photomarathon 2010 at Suntec Convention Center, Singapore.

The atmosphere were so exciting!

Check out the crowd here!

I was queuing for almost an hour just to submit my first photo! Madness!

Total attendance is more than 1650 photographers!

Here is my first submission. The first theme is Clarity.

Many of the attendance focused on object of visibility. My approach is on hearing clarity.

So I happened to found this handsome young man, hiding at one corner of the music shop experiencing musical bliss.

His expression was captured perfectly.

Next theme is Faith.

I found this old crucifix lied between antiques. I placed it on the top of these ancient copper coins an shot.

This picture was inspired from Matthew 6:33,

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

The last theme: Charge

Basically I shot these lighted stars in slow shutter speed and move my camera while pressing the trigger.

Not my best effort, 12 hours plus of non-stop photoshoot really drained me.


Here a surprise for all of you,

You saw the most right picture on the Nominees panels?

Yes, that is my second theme: Faith photo! I am shortlisted in Canon Photomarathon 2010 Best Works! I am so happy!

Although in the end I was not selected as the winner (I suspect because I am using Nikon? LOL! Kidding!),

this is a huge encouragement for me to put more effort next time!

Last but not least, I wanna thank you all for the encouraging words to keep me blogging!


by flyingbeagle

What you guys saw here is not a newest trick of photoshop or any computer software generated effect.

It’s my photo taken during lantern festival, and I only took one shot of this.

Can you imagine how disappointed I am? :(

This might happened if you using one SD card too often in multiple occasion shots.

The ratio so far is about 1: 1000. One SD card of 8 gb with jpeg fine quality can store up to 1000+ images.

So expect one of those to be broken.

How to prevent this?

  1. Copy all the image in one session photo taking to the computer
  2. Make sure they are safely transferred.
  3. Format the card with your camera, not with your computer.

Do this every single time after one day session. Hope this tips help all of you to avoid the same error.

by flyingbeagle

Good morning everyone! :)

Introducing our new model, Brenda.

She is a dear friend of mine and we had much fun during photo session at Haji Lane and its surrounding.

I am personally shoot about 500 shots at that time, so expect more goodness in these few days!

This is my first time using Nikon lens 24-70mm f/2.8 which I rented. I’ve been wanting to buy this superb lens but I followed my friend’s advice to rent and try it first, since the lens is very expensive! It’s good to be surrounded with wise friends :)

Brenda is a natural model, whenever she posed, it feel so fluid and effortless. You guys will see later what I mean.

Her selection of dress color fits perfectly with the graffiti wall background.

by flyingbeagle