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Nov 12

Snapshots: Manfrotto 190X ProB tripod with 488RC2 ballhead

There I was sitting in the room fiddling with my Nikon D7000 and SB600 flash itching to snap something. Question  was, “What do I snap?” A friend of mine had just returned my Manfrotto 190X ProB tripod and it was just sitting there staring at me (if a tripod could stare). I decided to do …

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Mar 19

First impressions: Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX 11-16mm F/2.8 ultra wide angle lens

300% crop, notice the blue / yellow chromatic aberration

I’ve been itching for a new lens for a while now, but deciding on what to buy on a limited budget is always tough. In the end, I narrowed down the choices to an ultra wide or a 70-200mm zoom. On the ultra wide end, there are many options from Nikon, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina. …

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Jan 09

Snapshot: Stars

This is a close-up of my son’s Santa hat… I liked the stars printed on it and wanted to get a bokeh effect. To do that, I used a 50mm F/1.8 with 3 close-up filters stacked together. Shot wirelessly with the SB-600 (snooted) at 1/128 power. In the end, I had 2 shots that stood …

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Dec 26

Playing with fire

Putting one of my son’s toys to good use, setting it on fire! Well, not literally. The cause of the fire in this case was Photoshop..

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Dec 26

Making the most of one light and Photoshop

Taking macros is a lot of fun. You don’t need a large space to work with, and because your subjects mostly fit on a table-top, they are quite easy to light. The problem for me mostly is lighting the subject properly. From the picture above, a single flash for macro work is definitely usable (minor …

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