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Tag Archives: SB-800

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 »

Featured Photo: Candy Crush

Featured Photo: Candy Crush Photographer’s note: F/11, 1/125, ISO 200, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 Macro, Pocketwizard Plus II, SB-800View full post »

Made in Candy

Made in Candy Photographer’s note: ISO 200, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 Macro, Pocketwizard Plus II, SB-800View full post »

Featured Photo: Issey Miyake Watch

Featured Photo: Issey Miyake Watch Photographer’s note: F/11, 1/125, ISO 200, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 Macro, Pocketwizard Plus II, SB-800View full post »

Featured Photo: Smirnoff Ice Vodka

Featured Photo: Smirnoff Ice Vodka Photographer’s note: F/13, 1/125, ISO 200, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 Macro, Pocketwizard Plus II, SB-800View full post »

Featured Photo: Crayons

Featured Photo: Crayons Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/125, ISO 200, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8 Macro, Pocketwizard Plus II, SB-800View full post »

Product Shots: Leica M Monochrom

Here are some product shots of the Leica M Monochrom rangefinder camera. These were all taken with Nikon SB800 and SB700 Speedlights triggered via Pocketwizard Flex. Shot in black background to get that classic feel, hope you like them asView full post »

Size Comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR

Here’a s quick size comparison between Micro 4/3s and DSLR. The photo below shows a Panasonic G3 and a Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8 (24-70 equivalent on full-frame) side-by-side with a Nikon D3 and a Nikkor AFS 24-70mm 2.8. Just imagine theView full post »

Think Tank Retrospective 5 Bag Review

My Think Tank Retrospective 5 Bag Review. Hey guys, I have been so busy lately with a lot of stuffs… but finally I have the time to write. I wanted to make a blog article about my search for the “perfect” everyday cameraView 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 »

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits

Leysamfoto Creative Portraits workshop held last November 17, 2012 at the Oriental Leyte Hotel was definitely a memorable one for me. Actually, an extra memorable one, if there is such a thing hehe… I was so privileged and honored toView 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 »

Boracay, Philippines

There is no other beach that I have gone (so far) that offers more than Boracay. It’s an island situated at the tip of the Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. There is just a myriad of things to do there,View full post »

Controlling Light

Controlling light in flash photography means one has to understand the behaviour of light. Light has shape and form. We can manipulate these to our advantage. It’s not just putting multiple remote flashes around the subject and fireView full post »

Shooting with the Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8

One of my best lenses — the Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8. Why did I choose this over the the other highly-praised lenses, the Nikkor AFS 14-24mm 2.8 or the Nikkor AFS 16-35mm 4 VR? 1. Ability to take 77mm screw-in filters vs. theView full post »

Music and Photography

I was raised in an era of 80’s and 90’s rock music… and was always fond of the heavy metal grunge sound. Not to say that I don’t dig other genre of music, I listen from ABBA to U2, from Don Moen to JoeView full post »

GIZ Calendar

I am honored to be a part of the GIZ’s 2012 calendar project which is about disaster risk management. This is an international project by the European Union spearheaded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale ZusammenarbeitView full post »

Product Photography

Product photography can be fun at times to do… it doesn’t need to be on an outdoor location, you can do it at the comfort of your home. I have to do this more often, but most oftentimes been lazy to do so. It takes a lot ofView full post »

Bare Essentials

Talking about the things I need (/ought / want) to bring everyday… 1. Mobile phone – It’s my mobile office, I can’t work (/move) without this. I’m using a full-QWERTY styled phone for almost ten years now IView full post »

Megapixel

The first question I would most popularly face from someone asking about digital cameras is “How many megapixels?…”. For some of us who have been into photography, we all know it’s certainly more than justView full post »

Micro 4/3 Trinity

Here’s the trinity for my Micro 4/3 rig: Panasonic G3 Panasonic 7-14mm 4 Panasonic 20mm 1.7 Olympus 45mm 1.8 Anything to add? We’ll see… As of the moment, it gets all the job done for me, especially for travelView full post »

Capturing Emotions

Just like in any portrait, candid or street photography, capturing emotions in the photos is more important than simply lighting and posing the subject technically well. If you combine a technically well-taken photo with the rightView full post »