Welcome to the official website of dave martinez photography - Here, I'll share with you my life's work as a photographer, as well as my photographic misadventures!
The (unconscious) beginnings of the photographer in me probably started when I was really small. One of my favorite toys was a film camera that I toyed around and just shoot. Fast forward to around the digital age, I got my first digital SLR (a Nikon D70), and this time, consciously fell in love with photography. Since then it's been a helluva ride. After all these years, I still feel in a way "naked" when I go out without a camera, it is almost like a necessity to at least bring one even if it is only an ordinary day, there is that constant longing inside that there might be something interesting to be captured today. And whenever I am shooting, I feel like I am in a trance - (stubborn & reckless!). Every after a tiring shoot, ironic as it seems, I feel recharged!
Photography is a ritual - it involves the heart, mind and soul. It is a holistic approach, one that involves all your senses. Put your heart and mind in it before clicking the shutter, and when it touches your soul, it is complete.
Leica M | Nikon FX DSLR | Panasonic Micro 4/3
Manfrotto | Benro
Macro Adventures 8
Before we move on to my next mis-adventure, I’ll share some more photos from the bigger (/smaller — whichever you see it, haha!) side of the world… Cheers!
Photographer’s note: PanasonicView full post »
Macro Adventures 7
Back to some adventures with my favorite macro lens – the Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8, aka PL45! What I love with this is I can bring a dedicated macro lens especially when on travel, minus the weight and bulk of itsView full post »
A slice of life in Manila… the energy of life in the capital is like clockwork, there is that spontaneity of movement and chaotic chorus of urban life. I love to shoot in places like this. There is that constant kinetics that makesView full post »
Macro Adventures 1 – I’ll be posting some close-ups and macros from time to time (or when the mood strikes hehe).
Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/320, ISO 800, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 MacroView full post »
“Tabo” is a local dialect term for market day… it is like an agora in the early days where people gather to buy and sell goods. Tabo is still practiced in many towns, and is still the most effective way to market a wideView full post »
Macro photography is one of the fields in photography that I haven’t really spent time with but ironically I love to shoot close-ups and macros. I just need a little push I guess. It is really a different world out there whenView full post »
I’ll be sharing some quick thoughts about shooting with the Nikkor AFS 60mm 2.8… It is a specialized lens for closeup work and macro photography. My first macro lens was a 105mm, I like it when I had it but for me 60mm fits theView full post »
Is it in the Indian? And not his bow and arrow? A cliché. In the photographic world, this is often heard by some photographers who think that the photographers’ skills can solely bring home the keepers. A blanket statement like thisView full post »
Macarthur Park revisited, just a quick one. I’ll go back to the park one of these days, I felt the need to shoot more, don’t you think? Gonna be fun waking up very early, I found out it’s best to shoot early in theView full post »
When I’m travelling, I want to pack as light as possible. It’s probably one of the reasons why I chose the Micro 4/3 system, because the size and weight is ideal for travel photography, but without compromising image quality.View full post »
Dave picks his favorite focal lengths (full frame 35mm equivalent). This is meant to be a guide, everyone has their own preferences and comfort zone.
For everyday = 40mm (or 35mm or 50mm) – I think i can survive shooting whole dayView full post »
Pretty interesting time for a Nikon photographer nowadays… I resisted to blog about this, but I got to, got to… haha! For a self-confessed Nikon freak like me, it really is interesting.
I tell you why.
1. Nikon D4 Flagship DSLRView full post »
This time around I’m gonna feature in this site an exclusive interview of Featured Photographer(s) (note: with an “s”). I’m proud to note that this is the very first interview to be featured in this site. To featureView full post »