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Tag Archives: Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII

Sawubona!

Sawubona. (It’s a native Zulu greeting, it means “hello”, “good day”.) Been a while now I know. Need no further explanations as to why and how… but life has been full of surprises, and it’s just upView full post »

Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Aftermath

Typhoon Lando (Koppu) Aftermath Location: Casiguran, Zabali, Borlongan, Dinadiawan, Baler (Aurora, Philippines)     Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, SB-800View full post »

Pintados Festival 2015

Pintados Festival 2015   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Basey, Samar at Night

Basey, Samar at Night   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Basey Town Hall and Saint Michael The Archangel Church

Basey Town Hall and Saint Michael The Archangel Church (Basey, Samar)   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath: Rawis

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath: Rawis. This is one of the places I frequently visited over the last few months. The place is known to have the cargo ship that carried full load of sacks containing cement, and was forcefully moved by the typhoonView full post »

Santo Niño Church after Typhoon Yolanda

Santo Niño Church after Typhoon Yolanda. Much have been destroyed, and even churches were not spared from the typhoon. This church is particularly important to the people of Tacloban City since this houses the patron saint of the cityView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Haiyan in Tacloban City

January 25, 2014 update: posted another blog article — My Typhoon Yolanda Afterthoughts December 20, 2013 update: posted another blog article —  The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath November 24, 2013 update: added new photos andView full post »

Hon. Eden Chua-Pineda at the Philippine Women Judges Association Convention

Hon. Eden Chua-Pineda at the Philippine Women Judges Association Convention – Fashion Show, President’s Night, Oriental Hotel, Palo, Leyte. Hon. Eden Chua-Pineda Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/200, ISO 500, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFSView full post »

Creative Lighting with Nikon Speedlights

The power of creative lighting with Nikon Speedlights like the SB-800 in tandem with Pocketwizard Flex wireless triggers is on the portability of the lights especially when on an outdoor location shoot. I wouldn’t want to cart alongView full post »

High Speed Sync

High speed sync is basically triggering your flashes at more than the FP (focal plane) sync limit. The usual FP sync limit like my Nikon is at 1/250 shutter speed.  One of the benefits of engaging high speed sync is one can achieve shallowView full post »

Profile Lighting

Profile lighting was one of the lighting techniques demonstrated during the Leysamfoto Creative Portraits workshop. Profile lighting is one of my personal favorite lighting setup – very simple lighting actually but can be tricky.View full post »

Featured Photo: Poor Boy Blues

Featured Photo: Poor Boy Blues Poor Boy Blues Photographer’s note: F/2.8, 1/500, ISO 100, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, or drop me anView full post »

Precious Moment

Photography is about capturing that precious moment. That is why wedding photography is one of the most dramatic fields in photography, it is the ability to record that moment on a static medium as forever. On the other hand, preciousView full post »

Shooting with the Nikkor AFS 60mm 2.8

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 »

Taal Lake and Volcano, Philippines

The beautiful Taal Lake and Volcano, situated in the province of Batangas, Philippines. It is a favorite tourist destination from Manila, it is only an hour drive to the cooler Tagaytay area where one can create one of the more nostalgicView full post »

HDR

HDR (high dynamic range) is a technique used by extending the dynamic range capabilities of the camera by combining several shots with different exposure values into one. Like shooting one shot with normal exposure, one underexposed andView full post »

A different view of the Leyte Park Hotel

A different view of the Leyte Park Hotel. Not the usual. It was taken during the fluvial procession of the Santo Nino of Tacloban on June 30. Interesting to note is right beside the hotel are shanties. How can a 10k per night sea-view poolView full post »

My Pintados Experience

I wanna share my Pintados experience. I’ve been shooting the festival for a number of years now. One thing I felt is every year it’s getting different. And it’s not something new, last year (2011), the Pintados parade wasView full post »

Santo Niño Fluvial Procession

Santo Niño Fluvial Procession takes place on the 30th of June marking the feast day of Senior Santo Niño of Tacloban. The sacred image is taken into a fluvial procession to visit the neighboring towns of Tacloban City. Hundreds of faithfulView full post »

Every Lens for every job

Every lens for every job? Sounds so nikon Dave! Yuck. Well, over the years I have accumulated a very few array of lenses. That frustrated photographer sometimes gets me. But actually the real reason is I’m a part gadget freak, partView full post »

El Capitan, Santo Niño of Tacloban

One of the rare opportunities to shoot the “El Capitan”, Santo Niño of Tacloban (Holy Infant Jesus). Taken during the Fluvial parade, it’s only this day of the year where the sacred image is exposed outside of the churchView full post »

Different Images of Santo Niño

Different Images of Santo Niño (Holy Infant Jesus) were seen in the streets of Tacloban during the Fiesta day. I have spotted a couple of images when I was shooting at the Santo Niño Parish Church. Some of these I have just seen for theView full post »