ISO and Dynamic Range

ISO an Dynamic Range

ISO800 f5.6 200mm

ISO800 f5.6 200mm

I’ve been researching about the myth that increasing your ISO will increase your dynamic range. I got interested on this technique after watching Lara Jade shooting at a rather high ISO than the usual even with a good light. She explained that she wanted to get more shadows. From that statement, I can only assume that she was referring to wider dynamic range.

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Behind The Photos: Fashion Photography, Melbourne Australia

I had a chance to insert a fashion shoot while having a vacation in Melbourne, Australia. Special thanks to Robin Power for the location in Collingwood and Jojo for the Makeup 🙂

Behind the Scenes: Prenup Carlo and Hanah

Pickup packed with coolers and crackers. Off we go to the south of Cebu passing through the never ending scenic coastal road. Century old trees on both sides of the road stretching it’s tips to meet in the middle.

Carlo and Hanah Prenup shoot road trip style. From Cebu to Dumaguete and back. Three letters spell it all. FUN!

Fashion Lighting Photography Workshop

GRP goes to Sydney, Australia. Fashion Lighting for Photography Workshop, May, 2013

Post Processing Workshop at Melbourne, Australia

Post Processing Workshop with Pinoy Photographers of Victoria.
Footscray, Melbourne Australia. May 2013

Lightroom’s Book Module

Did you know that you can make a Photobook in Lightroom?

Book Module

Book Module

I’m a fan of Photobook using iPhoto and now there’s Lightroom. It’s a good reason to encourage you to start printing your photos again. The typical 4R or 5R from photo labs lacks that impact nowadays and the solution is to make it more exciting through a Photobook. Continue reading “Lightroom’s Book Module” »

Behind the Photos: Plantation Bay Resort and Spa Project

Archiving Workflow

By default, export to Hard Drive is selected. When burning to disc, choose CD/DVD.

By default, export to Hard Drive is selected. When burning to disc, choose CD/DVD.

Photographs are priceless piece of moments. Unfortunately, unlike before, photos are printed and most often than not, they are placed on an album, today’s photos are in digital format. The album of before is now an album in facebook. One must have access to internet and a device to access the photos. Continue reading “Archiving Workflow” »

Focal Length

Focal Length

focal length

When I’m teaching photography, the most misunderstood topic is the focal length. It is quite obvious that it refers to the angle that you see. A shorter focal length would be wider viewing while a longer focal length would give you a narrow view. However, the idea that eludes newbie photographer is the depth of field and compression that a focal length influences on the perspective of the photo. Continue reading “Focal Length” »

Working With Models

When I had a chance to shoot an agency model in Australia. I was excited for the shoot but my mind was also wondering if these models in another country would need handling differently. After the shoot, my questions were answered. No difference at all.

What’s so important about handling models that I have to write an article about it? Well, it’s either going to make or break your shots. It defines on how the model is going to deliver and carry a certain look or character. Continue reading “Working With Models” »