Come April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012. It doesn’t matter which country you’re from, everyone can play a part in securing a healthy future for yourselves, your children and future generations to come.
In doing our bit for Earth Day 2012, we went trekking at a local nature reserve with one goal in mind: to take pictures of what Mother Earth meant to us.Continue reading
The million dollar question here – Can the Sony NEX-7 stand-up to the task of getting usable shots that are impressive enough to make their way into a magazine or a newspaper?
Armed with the NEX-7, the 18-55mm kit lens and the 50mm f/1.8, I made my way to the media pit to shoot the last two sets of Rock & Roots 2012. Trombone Shorty and Earth Wind and Fire was going to rock Marina Promenade and I was going to absorb the reverberations and soak in the rhythm (and of course, not forgetting, to take some really awesome shots).Continue reading
Today’s digital imaging software makes it very easy to do black and white conversion. But I think one should first try to understand the science behind the art of digital black and white conversion. To put things into perspective, it’s like taking photos with a DSLR on auto mode, without knowing how to set manual exposures.
Therefore, I am making it a point to share some of my know-hows using film as my foundation.Continue reading
I carry my full-sized DSLR around everywhere I go and while yes, it can be a bother at times, you won’t get in the habit of shooting if you don’t have a camera with you. Sure, you can resort to a camera phone or a pocketable point and shoot but they are worlds apart from a DSLR. So, in comes the likes of the NEX-7. Continue reading
I have been taking studio portraits for half a decade now, and what an amazing journey it has been.
While my photos may not rival those of Annie Leibovitz and Dan Winters, I’ve photographed enough people to say a thing or two about what good portraits look like.
I was trained to believe that good equipment matters. That having the best camera with the biggest sensor and the sharpest lens mattered more than anything else.Continue reading
I have never gone to shoot Thaipusam but this year I agreed to meet up with some photographer buddies to shoot the street walk and the temple. I had already decided beforehand I would bring my full-sized DSLR. The game changed when I got hold of the NEX-7. I questioned myself, “Should I bring along an unknown or should I take my full size DSLR?” If I went with the latter, I knew I’d get some decent keepers.Continue reading
In macro photography, photographers are often faced with the problem of having thin depth of field. Focus stacking is a technique used to increase depth of field of a photograph by taking multiple shots of the subject with different areas in focus.
And with Peaking, I must say that focus stacking is so much more easy to use.Continue reading