Saturday, January 22, 2011
I found some of my old long exposures using the C813. Not only are they used for low light conditions (usually for night photography) or contrasting tools (moving against stationary subjects) but they are also good for collecting a better detail on the subject for the less than ideal variety of cameras.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Its such a pain to have a photoshoot in wide open spaces during a cloudy day. When you happen to have a particular setting under the shadow of a cloud , then suddenly the cloud moves about, causing the sun's intense rays to change the lighting of your subject. You have to adjust your settings again to suit the new lighting condition in order to compensate. You can always adjust the brightness and gamma levels of your photo afterwards if it is too dark, but its harder to compensate for a shot which is too bright because the light tends to burn out the details of the subject, which can never be recovered even after a lot of brightness and contrast corrections.
In such cases, you can use reflectors to focus the needed light on your subject, specially if there is a lot of ambient light against the lens to begin with. Either that or use your flash while lowering your ISO and shutter speed. In the bright December noon sun, I found it best to set your ISO around 200 or 400, with a shutter speed of 1/40, 1/60 or 1/30. Adding a flash might need a shutter speed of 1/800 or more.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Having recently acquired a National Geographic 137x Reflective Telescope, I went to my parent's home in the province to try it out. Back there, there is less pullution in the air, and there is less artificial ground light interferance.
a forced shot from the eyepiece
Now the lenses with motorized auto focus (AF) will set you back around 10K to 60K., depending on the model and manufacturer. Pretty steep for a hobby. So he suggested getting some FD lens adapter. This would enable your DSLR cameras to use a wide variety of cheaper FD lens made for the normal film SLR's.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
(thanks to 'FDLensGuy' of Quezon City and RJ Palad for their insight on lens and stuff)
Then I grew up to adulthood, giving up my fleeting interests while I get my life on track. Its only recently that I try to catch up to my interests from childhood. I always have images playing in my head when I go outside...thinking of ways to capture the moment and make it last longer as a memory for others to see. Being a visually actuated person, I prefer the image to convey thoughts when words are not enough, and are prone to misunderstandings.
I start this blog as an amateur photo enthusiast. The various things I start to learn from others and the results they bring excites me. The lessons learned from various photo projects and trials sheds new light to other possibilities. I want to catalogue as much as possible so that others who are just starting in this field, like me, may learn, even by a little bit, from my projects and experiments.
Think of it as a starter's lament...