Wednesday, January 30, 2008

HDR using flash

HDR

Not so good .. well it's a learning experience for me ...

My 1st HDR Shot

My 1st HDR Experiment

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Nora Running

Nora Running

Crazy In Love

Nazurah reading
Nazurah reading

Nazurah was in her room reading when I took this shot. She was about to finish the book. Placed her at an angle abt 45 degrees to the window to have her right side lighted. By the time this was posted she had completed the book.

Nikon D80,
No flash
Tamron 90mm f2.8
Focus : Manual
Focus Area Mode : AF-C
Aperture : f5
Shutter : 1/125s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 1400
Metering : Spot

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mus Spidey

Mus Spidey 3Mus Spidey 2
Mus Spidey 4Mus Spidey 1


Nikon D80,
SB-600 flash bounced to wall left of camera
Tamron 90mm f2.8
Focus : Manual
Focus Area Mode : AF-C
Aperture : f8
Shutter : 1/80s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 320
Metering : Spot

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Muhd Avif Karami

Muhd Avif Karami
Vik 2
Vik 3


My latest model .... :0 Muhd Avif Karami, my nephew.

Nikon D80,
SB-600 flash bounced to wall left of camera
Tamron 90mm f2.8
Focus : Manual
Focus Area Mode : AF-C
Aperture : f8
Shutter : 1/80s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 250
Metering : Spot

Welcome To Waraburi Karon, Phuket

Welcome To Waraburi Karon, Phuket

Have nothing to shoot until I found this 'Welcome to' tag from Waraburi Hotel, Karon, Phuket, Thailand during our December holiday. Decided to do some setup and shoot using candles. I found it's quite tough to meter under this condition. A spotlight was used behind the foldable fan (backdrop) to light it up. Need more practice on candle shot.

Nikon D80,
Ambient Light only
Tamron 90mm f2.8
Focus : Manual
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f8
Shutter : 1/3s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 100
Metering : Multi Pattern

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mus Hoody

Mus Hoody
Mus Hoody

Mus is back as my model again ... :) Wearing a hoody jacket Mus is more relax today.
Place two yellow board, one on table directly below his face and the other on stand to his left, to act as reflector. Didnt have any white board so have to use the yellow ones. Our hall was lighted with yellow lights and did WB correction to correct the color. Flash bounced to left behind of camera.

Nikon D80,
SB-600 Flash TTL-BL (Bounced)
Tamron 90mm f2.8
Focus : AF-S
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f3.2
Shutter : 1/100s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 400
Metering : Multi Pattern

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jump!

Jump Color

Jump in BW

My two kids jumping. Froze them at 1/1000s ... hehehe ... that will quiet them for a while ...

Nikon D80,
SB-600 Flash TTL-BL (Bounced)
Nikon 18-55 f3.5-5.6G
Focus : AF-S
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f8
Shutter : 1/1000s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 450
Metering : Multi Pattern

Stack of Steel

Stack Of Steel

Today I went out with my family and brought my camera along. Saw this red pile of steel stacked up on my way home at sungai kadut and decided to take a shot. I did some post processing using Capture NX to correct the WB and enhanced the colour a little bit.

Nikon D80,
no Flash
Nikon 18-55 f3.5-5.6G
Focus : AF-C
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f5.6
Shutter : 1/30s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 100
Metering : Multi Pattern

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Love Reading

Sepia
Love Reading - Sepia

Black & White
:pve Reading - Black n White

This is my first try at abstract .... However, not too sure which is nicer; in sepia or black n white.
SB-600 flash was on-camera bounced to ceiling on left behind of camera with 'A Better Bounce Card' attached. One Philips incadescent light bulb was used infront of book to create the heart-shaped shadow effect.


Nikon D80,
On-Camera SB-600 Bounced to wall behind left of cameraTTL-BL (-3.0EV)
Tamron 90mm f2.8D
Focus : AF-S
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f8
Shutter : 1/160s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 400
Metering : Multi Pattern

Friday, January 4, 2008

Mus Kappa

Mus Kappa

SB-600 flash was on-camera bounced to wall on left of camera with 'A Better Bounce Card' attached. Two Philips day light energy savings bulb was used behind the background. Another small flash to right behind mus.


Nikon D80,
On-Camera SB-600 Bounced to wall TTL-BL (+1.3EV)
Tamron 90mm f2.8D
Focus : AF-A
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f6.3
Shutter : 1/100s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 1250
Metering : Multi Pattern

After WB correction
WB Corrected

Thursday, January 3, 2008

When is this gonna end ... sigh

When is this gonna end ... sigh

Well today used my sb600 flash with a DIY white umbrella to shoot this photo. Converted the shot to sepia. I think it's a better photo then the previous 2 days, however, Mus is not in a very good mood today. ....

Did some settings to my camera before shoot (after reading this article Understanding the Nikon D200 Multi Cam 1000 AF Module):
Optimize Imgae : Custom
Tone Compensation : Medium High
Saturation : Moderate
Sharpening : Medium High

Nikon D80,
Built in flash TTL-BL
Off-camera flash TTL-BL (+1.0EV) through umbrella,
Tamron 90mm f2.8D
Focus : AF-C
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f6.3
Shutter : 1/100s
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 100
Metering : Multi Pattern

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Mus Posing

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Today I created the 'A Better Bounce Card Pro' and tested it on Mus. You can visit the site listed on my photography link on how to make one for yourself. May be this photo is a bit underexposed. Well hope to improve further in the future.

I corrected the WB slightly causing it to be slightly darker. On second thought should have not touch the WB at all. No other editing was done.

Nikon D80, On-camera bounce flash TTL-BL(+1.0) with 'A Better Bounce Card Pro' attached, Tamron 90mm f2.8D
Focus : AF-C
Focus Area Mode : Single
Aperture : f5.6
Shutter : 1/60
Exp Mode : Manual
ISO : 1600
Metering : 3D Color Matrix II

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I Love My Basketball

01012008 Mus The Cutest Basketball Player



Lens : 18-55 f3.5-5.5
S : 1/100
A :f5.6
ISO : 200
Meter : Spot
Focal Length : 55mm