Tag : The 365 Project

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 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 045

Valentines day doesn’t have to be red, it also doesn’t always have to be about romance… Sometimes, it’s about lending a helping hand… being there for that special someone.ย  In the end of the day, valentines is all about love. Gear: 7D + Tamron 18-270mm VC + 580exii + 430exii Settings: f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 200 Strobist info: 580exii + LumiQuest Softbox III + LumiQuest FXtra + amber gel, placed under the hands, @ 1/64, zoomed @105mm 430exii + […]

365 Project : Day 043

Taken almost 15 minutes before day 44 ! wheew! Today, my desktop PC’s water cooling failed on me… Suddenly the water pump isn’t pumping water to my CPU.ย  I have to drain and clean all the connectors… and hit the water pump to make it work.. definitely not cool!!!ย  Anyways, it came into its senses and suddenly starts working. Another out of this world idea, but sometimes, you have to give it a try, that’s what the 365 Project is […]

365 Project : Day 042

Another nail biter… 30 minutes before day 43 ๐Ÿ™‚ This idea came out of nowhere;ย  I wanted something simple to set up, something that can be done in 10 minutes or so.ย ย  This was done by holding the shoes and letting it fall on that green chair and while it’s on air, taking the shot and that’s how it came up.ย  Me and my trusty assistant made around 10 frames and this come out to my liking ๐Ÿ™‚ And, no […]

365 Project : Day 041

I know its not November yet…. (Halloween) I’ve always been fascinated by crystal balls and fortune tellers…ย  I have always thought that my Gary Fong diffuser was useless until now, I don’t like it so much as a light modifier but it’s a good crystal ball I guess ๐Ÿ™‚ Gear: Canon 7D + Tokina 11-16 Settings: f9.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 430exii + gary fong diffuser + mint green gel @ 1/64 @105mm; used as a crystal […]

365 Project : Day 038

Today my concept was movie time ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Another last minute shoot…ย  I didn’t know how this idea came to me but somehow it did.ย ย That’s pretty much it for today… Gotta get me some rest now ๐Ÿ™‚ Gear: Canon 7D + 50mm f1.8 Settings: f8.0 | 1/200 | ISO 100 Strobist info: 580exii + shoot through umbrella @ 1/16 Trigger: 7D built in Transmitter Post processing: Cropped Adjusted contrast and vibrance Applied a little sharpening on some areas and selected noise […]