Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How to use built in flash on a point and shoot or DSLR

We've all used point and shoot cameras in birthdays, parties, clubs, etc, and we've all used the dreaded "built in flash" only for the pics show up with no background and very harsh shadows. The reason being is, the smaller the light source, the harsher the shadows are. This is why professionals use diffusers and light boxes in studios to diffuse the light and create soft shadow. But really, who wants to carry a light box into a bday party or a club !! it's just not cool, and the chances of you walking around without knocking someone out or poking someone's eye is very slim.

So, here is a quick solution, get a piece of kleenex / soft napkin and hold it in front of the flash, you'll be surprised at the results !

And that's your tip of the day :)

I will post a couple of pics later on showing the results of using this technique.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Air Show, September 2009

some pics I took while at the airshow in toronto. The key for taking those photos is simple, use a telephoto zoom, fast lens, very fast shutter speed (I was using 1/5000), and needless to say, a DSLR that can focus in milliseconds. Those planes are travelling at hundreds of miles per hour, if your camera isn't fast enough, you won't catch it.
Also, PANNING is a useful skill for shooting planes.


another try to post multiple photos

I think I'm technologically challenged :P ... here is another try to post more than one pic

Distillery District photos

I was roaming around the Historic Distillery District in Downtown Toronto and thought I'll snap some pics. I think they turned out okay. Enjoy, and feel free to comment :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

back to blogging

ok, so I started this blog in 2008 and only posted 3 posts, that makes it 1 post per year !! only the 3 posts happened in 2008. Anyway, I'm back to blogging now. I realized how interesting, and liberating blogging can be. Also, blogging again should push me to produce more and better photos as I really need to work on my photography.
Tomorrow is bound to be a beautiful day (weather wise), and I'll be heading to kensington market in downtown toronto to snap some pictures. I have to admit, I was influenced by a blogger I ran into (on twitter) during the olympics. So, here I am rambling again and hopefully I'll produce some nice posts / photos.
Stay tuned for the photos :)