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It is not often you can get a sense of affection from an inanimate object. To get that affinity, the object must have a soul. That is exactl...
The last time I tried to use the E-P1 with this long lens turned out to be a disaster. This is simply because of the ergonomics that was tot...
. As promised, I picked up the Olympus E-5 test unit from the Olympus Malaysia office at Mont Kiara during lunch. Weather-proofing legacy ...
. This picture was taken quite a while back, around June. Santokh Singh aka Iron Man was one of Malaysian football stalwart in the late 70...
I stacked the lens with the MMF-1 adapter, EC-14 teleconverter and the MF-1 adapter. The handling is quite awkward. With such a long focal...
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
The sunlight was on the left, and was quite high up around 11am. Nonetheless, the boy's subtle posture caught my eye. The pose was good for a composition. I just needed to wait for the boy to shift his head a bit to the right and endsured that his hair on the left did not cover the metal railing.
The story was simple, I tried to invoke a sense of loneliness using the optical isolation to accentuate the boy's body language.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I found that the Auto-focus system is fast enough to capture that "moment". Not bad for a pocket P&S!
There's a cool feature in this camera, aptly named the "Color Accent" mode. What it does is it allows the photographer to choose a color in a scene using a color spot meter, and any other than the selected color will be rendered as monotone.
All I did in postprocessing is to crop it to 6:6 ratio.
This is a close-up shot at 6mm and f2.0. The ISO800 is still clean, that I had to add more film grain. A bit of Dodging & Burning and adding the lens flare effect with a square crop seemed to accentuate the mood.
One of the greatest assets of a pocketable camera is its unobtrusiveness. Especially when casually shooting children in close proximity, the petite size of the camera and lens really help. Coupled with a great lens, fast AF and close-focusing ability, I can actually be in direct contact to interact with the children and at the same time make meaningful candid shots.
Why I like this image? It is due to the purity of children expressions. The eyes say a lot about their innocence. The spontaneity is captured with subtleness.
Originally in color, I wanted to infuse more persona into the image. In this instance, monotone with grainy, high-contrast effect is the perfect projection of my vision. Please take note that I added film grain in post-process, which means that at ISO1600 it's still too clean for my liking!!
I love it!!!!
This is another shot from the same series. This is a simple shot to catch the cheery baby eyes. Due to the lack of shallow Depth-of-field to blur the foreground, I opted for selective monotone to emphasize more on the baby.
6mm (14mm equiv.), f/2.0, 1/200s, ISO1600, -0.3ev
There are more to come... stay tuned!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009