With the beginning of school, taking pictures have dropped several rungs on the priority list unfortunately. But during today’s walk, I realized how often there’s so many photos to be taken from common everyday objects. Even if there’s nothing special about them, there’s always something different.
EXIF: ƒ/1.7 1/640th ISO 100
I really need to keep my eyes open more and capture the world around me. O well. I woke up this morning and this is what I saw as I was driving to school. What does this remind me of? “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna dieee!” -Agnes (Despicable Me) I want a bed made of these clouds.
EXIF: ƒ/2.0 1/2000th ISO 100
I love the pier. There’s just so many photo opportunities hiding around each corner. But sometimes, you’ll have to search for those perfect photo corners. Or just tweak them a little. ;] The sun was already setting, giving everything a nice golden tone. But tweaking the white balance just a little bit adds more of that amazing warm color. A little PP in LR3 for vignette and boom. There you go.
EXIF: ƒ/2.0 1/250th ISO 100
I have been active lately with my photography. So active in fact, that I can’t find time to post everything! That’s a good thing I guess. This was from one of my late night shooting sessions with my one of my other photog friends. I tried to capture the same dark, moody, dramatic feeling from another one of my friend’s photos and I’m pleased to say this one turned out quite well.
EXIF:ƒ/2.0 1/125 ISO 100
A shot from the same shooting session as the above photo and of course, most, if not everyone, would immediately recognize where this is from. Self explanatory. Large softbox held over the hands. More of thing to do than artsy fartsy image.
EXIF: ƒ/5.6 1/160 ISO 100
A image from the same friend that helped me execute the last several photos. Thanks Connie! There was a brolly box camera right to provide some fill but the magic of this image is due to high speed sync. Normally, my D200 syncs at a speed of 250th of a second. But because of high speed sync, I can raise the shutter as fast as I want but still use flash. Wonderful!
EXIF:ƒ/2.8 1/2000 ISO 100
A day spent at the local Japanese garden was a bit… Banal? Interesting? Weird? I think it’s a combination of all three. ND filter + ƒ/22 = Really slow shutter speeds. Those slow shutter speeds are what gets you those nice, silky smooth waterfall effects. Although it’s not something you would do everyday, it’s a nice way to understand where a slow shutter speed is sometimes better than a fast shutter speed. A fast shutter speed captures motion, but sometimes, a slow shutter speed captures more of the motion (and in a more gorgeous way too).
EXIF: ƒ/16 25 SECS! ISO 100
Even after several years of doing this, I suck at lighting. But just like art and music, practice makes perfect. Anyways, this is the stack of books I wanted to start reading/reviewing/finishing at the beginning of summer. Actually, this stack should be even higher. Add in a few summer school books (Japanese and Music Theory), med books (EMT) and just random novels/works (Poe, photography and DIY stuff) and the stack grows quite rapidly. Maybe that’ll be tomorrow’s shot. O yea. Don’t forget Shakespeare and the Bible (which I really wanted to finish over summer but so far, I’m not doing so good.)
Credit for photo idea goes to Tracey Luke.
EXIF: ƒ/5.6 1/60th ISO 100 The ƒ/5.6 should give enough depth of field to read all the titles of the books and it also helps bring down the ambient. It does affect the flash power but I can also bring the flash power up. The 1/160th is mostly what kills the ambient light. Unfortunately, unlike my D200, the GF1’s sync speed only goes down to 1/160th, which isn’t good enough to kill the ambient entirely.
I did take a photo today. Experimenting with harsh direct light was interesting. It certainly was an ego boost. That’s for sure. ;] If you really really really want to see it, drop me a line but trust me. You probably don’t.
Not exactly the most ground break photo but just a testament to how something so small can mean so much. Club 33 is one of Disney’s best kept secrets. Not because of it isn’t spoken much about, it is, but it’s that fact that the entire club is surrounded by a shroud of mystery. It was certainly a wonderful experience if someone gets a chance, he or she should definitely go experience it. Just the elevator alone was worth it. And the food, the food was wonderful. It’s certainly an amazing thing that hundreds/thousands/tens of thousands of people pass by this building but don’t know what’s hidden inside. I would love to go back one day and be a real member. So cool.
Just recently, I bought one of these thingamabobs on the internet that triggers your flash so you can do some high speed photography. But considering that I don’t even know how to properly ground myself (let alone putting together one of these), there might be some technical difficulty in executing the shots for the next couple of days. So… We’ll see how that turns out.
EXIF: ƒ/1.7 1/60th ISO400