Archive for the 'Photography Tips' Category

First Impression: Profoto B1

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

When Profoto released the brand new B1, touting it as the Swedish company’s first “off-camera TTL flash”, it generated so much excitement that its website went down for a few hours. It’s not hard to see why. Profoto making a TTL flash? A premium strobe maker giving Nikon, Canon and a host of TTL flash [...]

“Creating” Sun

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

In Genesis, it was recorded that God said, “Let there be light and there was light.” As a photographer how I wish I had such power. Poor weather & lousy lighting conditions have deprived us of many photo opportunities. Some of my colleagues moan about working in the tropics where we only have a “golden [...]

Rest in peace, Miguel

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

As photographers, we meet so many people. I have a photographic memory. Faces that I’ve photographed rarely escape my mind, even then I don’t remember everyone. There are so many new faces at a wedding and the events of the day are usually hectic. We blaze through the day trying to expose, light, compose the [...]

Olympics Timing

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Watching replays of the London Olympics opening ceremony brought back memories of my days as a photographer and journalist with the Borneo Post. Fresh out of university, it was my first official job. All I could afford was a Nikon FM2, 35-70mm lens and a beat up Sunpak flash. It was the advent of digital [...]

Turning Night into Day

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Wedding photographers are generally a cursed lot. We never had enough time with our subjects. Delays, traffic jams, bad weather, last minute changes and very often, make-up artists (there I’ve said it), can take away previous time we allocated for photography. By the time everyone is ready, the golden hour is gone. What can we [...]