Sunday, September 30, 2012

Imtiaz's at Akihabara

While looking for some equipment,I happen to come across this shop along Akihabara's Chuo Doori. They have an impressive array of 120mm film cameras, including the iconic 'Twin Reflex Lens' cameras (which were popular with hobbyists in the 60's and 70's) ...which still work.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cityscapes: The Tale of 3 Cities

Shin Kamagaya,Kamagaya City, Chiba

(sign: Skateboarding is Prohibited)

Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Honchou City, Funabashi, Chiba

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Project: Troll of Sanity

After attending the birthday gig of my besties from the band 'Troll of Sanity', the new updates and features of Pixlr got me thinking. 

With the new funkedelic colors and layouts from the updates, I experimented with a few photos I took and jazzed them up a little to make them look like commercials from the pages of one of those music magazines (hindi songhits, ha).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Android Cam Fun: Retro Cam

There are a lot of image enhancers and image effects software out in the market right now, and nothing is this more noticeable than in the handheld portable gadgets market, where the computing power and capability of a PC is shrunk down, and directly linked to the camera, where can people can make artsy fartsy photos even without going through the training or the experience.

But it does make it easier for hobbyists to express themselves visually.

My latest find is the 'Retro Cam' by Urbian. I like how this app adds graininess and color bleeding, fading in some corners, like on how a 135mm film ages.

I like going through the streets with this app so much, I might end up with a series of shots with the 'Retro Cam'

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Idela and Talata in "Idela EP Launch" event

Last night, I dropped by the EP launch of the group Idela at Autonomy Bar in Mandaluyong City and tested my new HP S300. A point-and-shoot camera with some bridge camera functions. With a lot of  scene functions, it promised tons of fun for casual photo hobbyist, but still doesn't fill the need for an amateur.

I tried to do some live gig photography with my camera. Its good to see that the photographers there are following the unwritten ethical code of conduct when covering an event, which is not obstructing the audience's view of the performers.


Autonomy is filled to the brim

Idela's members from the back, as seen through HP S300's 27mm wide angle setting as you set the zoom function full back.

A powerful opener by the rock band 'Talata'.

Using HP S300's "Lomo"  scene setting with the wide angle zoom on 'Talata' on their last song.

HP doesn't do well in dark light settings, as the ISO and shutter speed is still determined by the camera's CPU, which defeats the bridge camera-like properties.

(all photos are stylized using Adobe Pixlr)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Live Gig Photos with Canon PowerShot A7000

Been away for quite a while. Well, using a second hand Canon PowerShot A700 (6MP) is not all that fun. Considering it does have that Bridge-SLR functions in a Point and Shoot camera, but the image processor has leaps to desire for. But hey, this was an old model.

I did get to capture some decent shots from some live gigs I went to, But I had to spruce them up using Pixlr, Lightroom and Irfanview (for the contrast, hues and sharpness tweaks).