Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beauty Is Skin Deep

     I used the Samyang lens to take pictures on my previous blog.  As almost all of the reviews said were true, the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is indeed sharp!  Sharp even to its widest aperture.  And as they said that such lens is made for portraiture, I still have to understand that part.  But the lens is really sharp!  So sharp, it gave me nightmares when I finally uploaded my pictures (of my face) on my computer.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I Don't Have A Model!

     Talk about getting a new lens, getting another lens, and now getting a speedlight, it's exciting yet confusing.  But there's nothing better than using them all and learn from them all.

     Although it wasn't the reason for buying one, I've heard multiple times how the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 lens is made for portraiture.  Being scared of that field, but now having a flash unit, I thought it's time to summon my curiosity and just go for it.  Back then, I tried some mock portraiture on a statue.  It wasn't helping.  But right now, while I'm eager to take pictures of a person, there's no one around.  To be honest, I'm even more scared to ask someone to pause for me... as a guinea pig.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Let There Be Light

     By the time I bought my DSLR, I told myself to stay away from portrait photography.  It's one of the most intimidating fields that requires a lot of gears, a lot of learning, and a lot lot more, in my opinion.  Being a beginner, I just thought I'd get to that much much later, when I earned enough experience in other fields.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hit or Miss

     So far, having to discover many things in photography, I end up with inconsistent results.  The technical things I have to gradually learn sometimes infect what should be an artistic exercise.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An Afternoon with Meow

     The world was boring and I just got home from work.  Tired, unmotivated, uninspired, and just unable to think of what to do next.  Fortunately, I have my cat, Meow.

It's Long and Slender On My Hands

     So I had the chance to utilize video recording on my Canon EOS 60D in Suwon.  And pushing the limits of my Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens with it, I'm getting really tempted to invest for another lens.  Yes, I got the gear bug.  But I didn't realize it yet.  The videos on my previous blog shows a lot of problems I'm having with this kit lens.  First, it has focusing issues.  Then it can't really cope up with lesser light.  When the focusing is having a hard time, it's noisy... probably partial fault of the lens on this one.  Then the reach.  If I'm going to be this shy every time there's an event, I desperately need more reach.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Suwon Cultural Festival

     When I heard about this festival in Suwon, I couldn't wait to come back to this place.  I once lived in Paran for 2 years.  It's about 40 minutes of bus ride or less than that with my bike and there's no traffic-- let's say 20 minutes.  But I always end up at the same place every time I go there.  It's not that I'm afraid, it's that I don't see much of this place farther than the subway station.  I actually thought this was the center of this so-called big city.  Since I'm on my bike, I was brave enough to go around and venture out, following where the road leads me.  But since it's night time (the only time I'm comfortable riding my bike on random places), whenever I got about a kilometer farther than the station, I see a blank space.  I immediately assumed it'll be a long road ahead of me.  So I make a U-turn.  Sufficed to say, I frequently visit that place, but I know nothing about it.