No Photoshop Shortcuts

Shooting Strobist Under The Sun by Jed Reyes Exif: f2.8, 1/160s, ISO100, 85mm Lens: 85mm F1.8 + 4stop ND Filter  Strobist Info: Umbrella plus cdr-king flash (cheap boy) at full power angled 45degrees to the right of the model

Shooting Strobist Under The Sun by Jed Reyes
Exif: f2.8, 1/160s, ISO100, 85mm Lens: 85mm F1.8 + 4stop ND Filter
Strobist Info: Umbrella plus cdr-king flash (cheap boy) at full power angled 45degrees to the right of the model

In my many years of teaching photography and photo editing, I have encountered different type of students and one of which are those who think that there’s a secret workflow that you have to learn and everything will just come out right.

I remember one photographer told me that he almost exclusively sets his camera to manual. He told me that the camera is just a tool and that the photographer behind the camera is the one who creates the photo. Unfortunately, this same photographer believes that there’s a secret workflow in photo editing. He has tons of filter and third party software installed in Photoshop. Continue reading “No Photoshop Shortcuts” »

Uprgrading to 6D

You’ll never see problems from a new camera in your hands in the first few tries. The feeling of excitement simply overrides your judgement. It’s only when you fuse it in your workflow that it will start to show differences against your expectations. That’s the time when you can really assess a camera.

I recently upgraded to a 6D full frame camera body from Canon and like any other photographer, I was excited to test it. The image quality was great, ISO is just amazing and the buttons were a lot better. So I used it in my next project and realized how much I have to adjust to make it work for me.

6D comes with a wifi feature.

6D comes with a wifi feature.

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Finding The Reflection

One light on top with few reflectors on the sides.

One light on top with few reflectors on the sides.

Recently I was commissioned to shoot an E-cig product by Janty. The images are to be used for their webstore and for packaging. When shooting products, it is very important to understand what the product is. Every functionality and all the details there is in the product must be taken into consideration. Continue reading “Finding The Reflection” »

Nikon or Canon?

Few days ago, my student called me about deciding what camera to buy and just recently, NAPP president Scott Kelby, shifted from Nikon to Canon. I know that this topic has been a never ending discussion and I’m not expecting to seal this with this column. What’s surprising is I recommended Nikon to my student despite the fact that everybody knows I’m a Canon user.

 

Nikon Vs Canon

Nikon Vs Canon

I’ve been teaching photography for about four years now and I had accustomed to the way the two major brand works. My shooting buddy is also a Nikon user so I get to compare my shots against his. I’ve received post processing projects for both Nikon and Canon and through those experiences, I have come to notice the difference between the two. Continue reading “Nikon or Canon?” »

Photographic Journey

18mm, f8

Last week we conducted a photography workshop for Landbank staff. It was part of their employee development program. There were so many who enrolled that we have to divide the workshop into three schedules.

Our contact informed us that not everybody who enrolled owns a DSLR, some would just like to understand photography in general. To my surprise, many attended with the latest model camera having multiple lenses. Continue reading “Photographic Journey” »

Amazing Thailand

Just before September ended, I spent a week in Bangkok and experienced the night life, market life and diverse culture of Thailand. There is no better way to share my experiences but to show the pictures i took. Enjoy!