Tag : Canon 7D

365 Project : Day 056

This is Mall of the Emirates on a Thursday.ย  2 days left before the shopping festival comes to an end. Just having some fun time with the fisheye lens.ย  It really does give you a different outlook of the world ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, it’s weekend again!ย  Cool! Gear: Canon 7D + Sigma 10mm f2.8 Settings: f4.0 | 1/20 | ISO 640 Post processing: Dodging and burning Increased vibrance and saturation Applied sharpening & noise reduction Happy weekend! /Mike

365 Project : Day 054

I got a new addition to my family of lenses.ย  Sigma 10mm f2.8 Fisheye lens ๐Ÿ™‚ I missed shooting architectural subjects and I confess, I miss HDR.ย  I haven’t done HDR for almost 2 months now.ย  I just wanted to check if I still have the skills to create one.ย  Alright, back to regular programming, this is one of the malls here in Dubai, named Dubai Festival City.ย  Almost all the malls here are now on promotions because of Dubai […]

365 Project : Day 053

I tried smoke photography tonight… And yes, it’s quite fun.ย  I was not able to take a lot of shots since my 1 year old niece is hanging around and trying to get my camera ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Anyway, this is something I would want to try again, you can get some amazing results with very minimal efforts. The setup requires a small table lamp, a black background, incense and a speedlite. Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Setting: f6.3 | […]

365 Project : Day 052

Well, let me get this straight, this ring is not mine ๐Ÿ™‚ This ring is from a friend… He called from the Philippines tonight and made a “request” for my 365 to feature his ring.ย  Well, there you go! All I can say is that, the ring looks pretty good!ย  Looks very expensive indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Congrats! Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 580exii Settings : f6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III […]

365 Project : Day 051

Today, nothing special ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Just a normal CD lying around the house, putting some water drops and a little experimentation with the position of the speedlites.ย ย  It gives different shades of rainbow colors every time I change the angle of the strobes.ย  Again, something new I learned with my little science experiment ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Creating your own rainbow is fun! ๐Ÿ˜€ Gear: 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 + 430exii + 580exii Settings: f8.0 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii […]

365 Project : Day 050

Water is a very interesting subject to shoot, it’s always unpredictable….ย  This time, no fancy background, though I did put some colorful object on the foreground to give me a colorful water drop ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a tip, when shooting something high speed in flash photography, it is best to remember that it is not the shutter speed that is stopping the action, it’s the strobe… the flash duration to be exact. I am really happy I finished 50 shots already, […]

365 Project : Day 049

Today, another set of Indian dancers performed.ย  Their attention to details and colors when it comes to their clothing are really amazing, quite intricate and very catchy ๐Ÿ™‚ Gear: Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC @270mm Settings: f8.0 | 1/400 | ISO 320 Post processing: Applied selective sharpening Applied some blending modes Applied texture to create that artistic ambiance that matches the performers and their culture This week just flew by me… Again, its weekend! Take care everyone! /Mike

365 Project : Day 048

Today, there are some Indian dancers performing near our office building.ย  Just couldn’t resist to click ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The colors of their outfits need to be captured. As you can see, this is just a casual snap, available light duringย  its worst time at 1pm, so harsh lights everywhere.ย  I used spot metering to expose their skin tone properly. Gear:ย  Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC Settings: f8.0 | 1/500 | ISO 500 @270mm Post process: I did a 16:9 crop […]

365 Project : Day 047

Today is my birthday. Got up around 7am today and my sweetie was singing happy birthday and outside on the table, she got me a white forest cake and slices of cheese cakes.ย  The white forest cake is the one you can see above, already half eaten of course, together with the candles that came with it.ย  It was a happy moment for me, and as if thatโ€™s not enough, she gave me a present that cannot be purchased anywhere […]

365 Project : Day 046

Another last minute shot ๐Ÿ™‚ I had the idea of the lemon with the water drops but I was not able to get the effect I want, so I moved it to the sink to get a running water… Then at the last minute added this background to give a colorful punch ๐Ÿ™‚ Gear: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f2.8 macro + 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + Lumiquest softbox […]