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Thursday, January 27, 2011

photography blog on the go.

All this time I was searching for a blog/ website that have daily/weekly updates of all thing photography from camera review to tutorials but I have no luck to find one. Until this morning.



I think you should check out this website as it cover a lot of photography aspect, basic to advanced tutorial and also in depth camera review. If you have more of this kind of website slash blog feel free to share it on the comment section below. I really do appreciate your help.

Friday, January 21, 2011

White background photography tutorial( super easy)

Despite knowing how to do this very simple technique when I first start photography(which is a year ago I guess), Until few days back I began trying this technique. The only reason I haven't done this kind of stuff is because of my laziness.

So if you are wondering on how to set get photo like above, just scroll down for a very simple 4 steps and also tips and tricks so that you can start right away!

Step 1

Get your hands on few blank white paper, in my example I use 4 pieces. A sellotape and a scissor/knife.

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Step 2

Using those sellotape, stick 2 paper onto each other. Well you can do 3 or 4 depending on how big you want your set up is. But you have to be remind, this set up is only good for small stuff. Don't go around and do a big setup for models etc.

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turn around the paper.

Step 3

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Set up you paper as shown. Oh! you must have a wall to stick one of the white paper. Notice the paper must be set slightly bent/ curve between the wall and the ground.

Step 4

There's no step 4! I'm just finishing up the quota. Nah, not really. Step 4 is recycle. Don't just threw away all those precious tree. Use em. Or if you want to save it for next usage save them. Mother nature baby!


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1. If you have natural light, use em. Open those window. Let the light comes in. If it's night, just open your room light.

2. Flashgun. Although you are not necessary to use one, having one is really beneficial. Having more than one with remote trigger also allows you to be more creative with the lighting.

3. Shoot RAW. Yes. Seriously. With RAW editing your exposure, fill light is easier. Not to mention you got that extra detail compared to jpeg.

4. Macro lens. I would really love to try this using a macro lens.

5. Tripod. If you setting this up on a table it is better if you can use a tripod for more stable and sharper shot. Oh not to forget, turn off those Image stabilization, vibration reduction or what ever you call it.

6. Shoot. Don't just take 5 photo and done with it. Take many. With different angles. Unless you are shooting film that is.


one more tips in using flashgun. Direct the light to the ceiling. If you focus your light from infront, shadows will turn up and that ruin the photo.

Again this set up is only good for small size stuff. You dont want to take a model photo using this set up. It's going to be hard work sticking up all those piece of paper. But if you want to do for the model, whether you buy your own studio or they call as whiteroom or get a very big piece of white paper(you can ask those fashion photographer/ studio owner).

I guess that is all. This is the first of god will many other photography tutorial that I will share in this blog. I hope you guys try this simple technique and show me your result :) Stay tuned for more tutorials :)

p/s: always do a close check up if there is visible line on the background. If there is, use cloning stamp tool or any other techniques you familar with. Yeah i notice there is visible line on some of photo above. Lazy ass.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Just got back from a very tiring journey, and with that, I have done with shopping. No more. Not until next time I'm home.

Anyway, will be writing my review on the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM and also the 7 Million Dollar Home by Crumpler. But before that have some sneak peak of what I have for today. Oh and yeah, i'm trying some product photography(with not so proper set up that is.)

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Nike Sports Wear

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Nike Sweet Classic Canvas.

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Loop loop. Eneloop.

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How was it? Drop by some comment okay

Saturday, January 15, 2011


If you happen to Loooveee fashion and photography, you must not miss The Sartorialist. What? Who?

The Sartorialist You can check his work on his official blog by clicking this. Anyway, I love his photo's and to be honest his blog is a good show for latest trends and odd but nice combination of cloth and accessories you've never thought off.

Well you can see how he work in the video below.

Gosh. Such an amazing photographer.


p/s: Just got my hands on the Crumpler 7 million dollar home camera bag and I can't wait to do a full review of it soon :) Wait for it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Crumpler 7 million Dollar Home (Review)

From F/2.8

What is the Crumpler 7 million Dollar home anyway? Is it a house that cost 7 million dollar our is it a house that looks like 7 million dollar one but does not account to that many? Well, both answer are wrong. The Crumpler is company that sells luggage. You know like Tamrac, Lowepro, Sensonite, and Vanguard. These are the big big company that sells great quality bags, in my case, Photography bags.


From F/2.8

In term of design, well the bag definitely have some style on it. Compared to other bag such as Lowepro or Tamrac, Crumpler is far too ahead in term of design. Well, this is because other bag companies only focus on the quality and the protection it gave to very very expensive camera equipment. Maybe that is what they have to pay to lose the style. Maybe

From F/2.8

The bag have almost non-camera bag looks at all. So people won't straight away identify you as a photographer if you use this bag. Definitely a great bag for paparazzi eh?


So, it have look but do it have protection? Does it do a good job in protecting the camera gear? Well, rest assured, the inside is filled with soft padding to absorb all shock whatsoever. Although I found that the bottom of the bag wasn't that thick enough. Otherwise its all good, nice and soft.

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A- main compartment to store a camera body + kit lens
B- 2 slot for lenses or flasguns.
C- Small compartment to put up back up memory card, battery, filter eg.
D- another rather bag compartment. Only good to store documents and such.
p/s: Theres actually 2 more small space beside compartment B, yeah the orange one. Good to store charger or drinks.

The interior as you can see, very eye-catching. With that very vibrance colour no way you will miss your gear. I don't know if its easy to get dirty of what but i'm sure as long as you don't put dirt or rubbish inside the bag, its going to look just fine.

How does it feels?

Superb. The shoulder pad is very comfortable but after 2 or so hour of lugging it around, the pain will start to come. But I don't see that's a problem. I mean come on, no such bag can can make the pain gone. Sooner or later it will come. Just the longer the better. In this case I think 2 hour is quite some time.

What I like :D

-Very comfortable shoulder pad.
-It got style.
-More than enough tripod slot to hang your tripod.
-Easy to reach item (you can choose to use the clip or those awfully noisy strap)
-Large compartment.
-It got style. What already?
-Many colour to choose from.
-Hide your photographer identity.
-Very nice padded compartment

What I do not like. :(

- Not water resistance. (It can withstand weather e.g rain/wind etc but if you put it in water, goodbye)
-No extra pad( to make up for more compartment)
-No rain cover
-Pocket are too big. (although a good thing, sometimes we need small ones, you now to put batteries and such)
-Not so thick bottom

So there you go. My full review on it. So far I have no complains about this bag. I love it. Although because of this bag, my budget for the holiday fails. Nevertheless im very much satisfy with this bag. So if you're looking for a new bag to replace those silly come along with your camera free bag, and you have embrace the photography world and wanted to grow on your equipment, look for no other than Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

a new addition to the family

From The lens that WALKS

From The lens that WALKS

From The lens that WALKS

Nikon D7000
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

Don't worry, i'm not going to change my faith to Nikon. Not yet. This is the new Nikon D7000 my dad just bought to replace his former Canon 450D which now, belongs to me :)

Just brief intro about the camera. The D7000 is the replacement of the well known model from Nikon which is the D90. Despite being an improvement over the D90, the D7000 specification is in par with the top notch Canon 7D. The semi pro lines. So yeah, it's must be a great camera.

moar review: HERE


Dang! My father also bought the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC which, I have been craving for a long time. It's okay now. I lost interest, well not really, I just got my attention to other thing :)

Friday, January 7, 2011

I run on these

From The lens that WALKS

Despite the ever moody weather here in UTP, I still manage to gather those pieces of courage to get up and went my usual place for jogging. I guess living in a new year make you all fresh again about your purpose. You know, like when you just started a new semester. Or a new job. Of course you still care about the small small stuff.

Hopefully, when the new semester opens, this routine, hopefully I can still do it.

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