Planning Your Landscape Shoot

Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro. f22, 20sec ISO200, 17mm?

Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro. f22, 20sec ISO200, 17mm?

After weeks of preparations and some few addition to my gear, I was ready and excited to take landscape photos in Surigao Sur. My plan was to insert a trip during our holiday vacation but like any other landscape photographer would know, weather is one major factor. Unfortunately, I’m inexperienced when it comes to landscape photography.

I was lucky because the storm came a day early before my scheduled trip. Later, I realized that even if there were no storm to hinder my landscape escapade, the timing was not right since many people would travel during holidays and swarm every local tourist destination there is. It would have been a disaster either way. Continue reading “Planning Your Landscape Shoot” »

Photo Editing

Before taking the photo, I know that I'll have a problem with dynamic range. The foreground is going to be underexposed so I took multiple exposure and applied HDR in Photoshop.?

Before taking the photo, I know that I’ll have a problem with dynamic range. The foreground is going to be underexposed so I took multiple exposure and applied HDR in Photoshop.?

A COUPLE of weeks ago, I had a one-on-one tutorial with a wedding photographer who’s just starting out. She wanted to learn more about post-processing and how improve her finished product. I have great respect for those who want to sharpen their skills and actually do something about it. There is a large gap between those who takeactions and those who don’t. Continue reading “Photo Editing” »

Hyperfocal Distance

Photo By: Erwin Lim, Ayala Center Cebu, Fujifilm XE-2, 10mm, 18sec, f/16, ISO 200.

Photo By: Erwin Lim, Ayala Center Cebu, Fujifilm XE-2, 10mm, 18sec, f/16, ISO 200.

FEW weeks ago, I was asked to talk about post processing by Cebu Images Camera Club headed by Kenneth Sy. I was surprised to see my pioneering students Erwin Lim and Ted Madamba. Both representing Nikon and Fujifilm, respectively. They were the first ones to enroll on photo editing 4 years ago in my training center. Continue reading “Hyperfocal Distance” »