Category : Strobist

365 Project : Day 158

When the iPad came out, I wasn’t planning on getting one, because my first impression was… it’s just a big iPhone 😀  That was until I tried one,  hold it with my hands and browse with it… Day after that, I ordered it from Ebay =) Steve Jobs said that the iPad is a 3rd category device, it sits in between a smart phone and a laptop.  I didn’t get that until I started using the iPad and as day […]

365 Project : Day 121

I saw Iron Man 2 today, oh man… No dull moments!  Just got inspired on doing an Iron Man shot! with smoke and strobes 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 f2.8 Settings: f7.1 | 1/60 | ISO 200 Strobist: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III @ 1/32 power on top right 430exii + LumiQuest FXtra with Red Gel @ 1/128 power on below left YN460II + tissue to cut down some light @ 1/64 power on upper left Triggered by […]

365 Project : Day 102

Haven’t been doing water shots lately…  I wanted an up-close and personal shot of the water this time;  I also wanted to get the angle where the water is actually flowing.  Shot this inside the bathtub 🙂   I don’t think I can use my 7D on this shot so I opted for my LX3. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f2.8 | 1/200 | ISO 80 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox III @ 1/64 power, placed on top right […]

365 Project : Day 092

Alright…  There are two things I haven’t tried lately, strobing and toy photography… killing two birds with one stone with this shot. I also have the opportunity to try my new YN460 II speedlites 🙂 Gear:  Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 430exii + gobo @ 1/64 power on camera left, behind Batman YN460 II + gobo @ 1/64 power on camera right, behind Batman 580exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ […]

365 Project : Day 071

I’m trying to widen my repertoire of subjects and like everything in photography, lighting is the key.  I’m still learning, I don’t think I’m going to stop learning.  Learning is fun 🙂  Anyway, weekend is upon me 🙂 I couldn’t be happier 😀 Gear:  Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 Settings: f3.2 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist: Canon 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/4 power on camera left (main light) Canon 430exii @ 1/32 power on camera right […]

365 Project : Day 069

Wanted to do something that involves pairing (since it’s day 69) and  I had this idea of the water spray and the flower.  I didn’t get the effect I originally wanted but, I guess this is fine for now.  There’s always a next time 🙂 Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 24-70 f2.8 HSM Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 430exii zoomed at 105mm @ 1/64 power on camera left 530exii + Lumiquest Softbox III @ 1/16 power on […]

365 Project : Day 067

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” – Winston Churchill Nothing much to say,  just sharing a quote from Mr. Churchill. Oh, and by the way, I missed shooting with my point & shoot cam, lumix lx3, so I decided to use it for today’s shoot. Gear: Lumix LX3 + 580exii Settings: f4.0 | 1/160 | ISO 80 Strobist: 580exii + LumiQuest Sofbox III @ 1/32 power on camera left Trigger: Phottix […]

365 Project : Day 066

Again, some last minute shot.  I was planning to shoot with my Lumix tonight but, it didn’t work out somehow.  So, I had to come up with something else.  I was actually checking what to have for breakfast tomorrow so I checked the milk and found out it was already spoiled… And when I was about to throw it, this idea came to me 🙂  So, the milk did not get spoiled in vain! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm […]

365 Project : Day 065

Today is day 65 of my 365 🙂  Now, I have exactly 300 days to go! On my 365, I have lit a lot of things, lemon, shoes, smoke, water, flowers… etc.  But I didn’t have a lot of people as my subject.  Lighting is really critical and the thing about lighting is that, you need different approaches for different subjects.  In my experience, it’s not an exact science, there is no single formula that will work with anything in […]

365 Project : Day 064

Told yah I’m going to do smoke photography again 🙂  This time I introduced another element, a spoon; it’s actually a large spoon shaped kitchen utility.  I don’t really know what’s the actual name for that, but this is used for cooking. Took me sometime to get the color combo I wanted, but finally decided to get the red black combo. Gear:  Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 + 430exii Settings: f9.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist: 430exii + home […]