Thursday, April 16, 2009

Portraits & Shots

hey all,

i'm gonna just post up a few pics to keep things going here.I don't think i said wat kind of cam i use yet.Just to let you know,i use a Canon EOS 450D with a18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (ok,i copied that from Google,its the kit lens but IS means image stabilizer.)I'm not an expert at all about all the photo lingo and stuff.I'm still learning.Still an amateur but i hope to improve myself in time.i'm just uploading some pics of my own portraits which i took myself using a tripod and timer.The only lighting i used was an Ikea reading light with an adjustable head (i used shutter speed 1/60,aperture 4.5 and ISO 1600,I did coloured shots,monochrome shots and shots with flash as well) and some shots from a random quick photoshoot i did of my friend Pearl at her request.Its totally non-photoshopped.I prefer to keep things quite raw.

Black & White is my fav.I have better shots but they are in the other pc.

It turned out to be a very nice unintentional blur pic

Raw emotional shot

One thing about the shoot with Pearl is that she's a friend so she's comfy with me and allowed me to direct her as i wish but i let her be comfy and pose as she wants to as well.All the settings i did are stated at the pics.Only other setting i use was monochrome to give depth and emotion to some pics.We did indoor shots in a darkroom in a photography darkroom area with only my cam internal flash,only 1 shot i took of her with florescent light.Outdoor shots were with no flash,just the outdoor light.
This shot was done with me standing above her using shutter speed 1/60,aperture 8 and ISO 400.

I had the poor girl keep jumping but she was happy (done using aperture speed 1/200,aperture 8 and ISO 400

I love how she looked so peaceful in this pic (done using shutter speed 1/10,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

Perfect album cover (she asked me for a random photoshoot for a cd cover design assignment.This was done using shutter speed 1/200,Aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

Rocking out (done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

I'll be very honest to say that this shot was not intentional because it was very dark in the room,i can't see her at all.I was relying on her voice to tell me where she was.Its one of those unintentional end up looking nice shot (done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

i love how you could see the raw fun look in her face (done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

Stairs shot (done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

Jump shots are somewhat my trademark.I pass it on to Pearl.She's so rockstar in this pic.
(done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

Such like a fashion shoot (done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 & ISO 1600)

Normal shot (done using shutter speed 1/200,aperture 22 and ISO 1600)

Totally Relaxed (Done using shutter speed 1/4000,aperture 4 and ISO 1600)

Last shot that i wanna upload,This shot was done using shutter speed 1/4000,aperture 5.6 & ISO 1600.There are many more shots that i took but those that i upload are the ones i liked best.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hello :)

hey all,

this is my photography blog.I shall use this blogs to showcase my best shots of events or my friends or just random shots of anythin.I'm not really good but keep trying to improve.Look out for pics soon :)