I rarely take self portraits. But since I borrowed my dad’s DSLR remote, I’ve been having fun with it. I’m already tired of it, but the photos above were taken when I was still enamored with the remote.
The pictures are telling me that I need to gain weight.
I’ve been taking photos for as long as I can remember. I was one of those who started out with an old school point-and-shoot film camera. I remember it was by Nikon. That triggered a love affair – which was not anticipated – with photography.
I’ve had a lot of cameras. I remember having a digital camera which I had for almost six years. I so resented that 3.2 megapixel camera, because most of my friends were carrying 8 megapixel ones. Now, to be honest, I miss that camera.
Currently, I shoot primarily with digital SLR cameras and film SLRs. I have SLRs from both mediums, both also from the Canon EOS line.
I don’t now if this is a passing interest, or something I’ll be into until I grow old. But right now, I’m having fun and that’s what matters.
My friends have rotten timing. I woke up yesterday and was roped into a photoshoot at an international school in Antipolo. Aside from the fact that I hadn’t had time to prepare (my DSLR’s batteries weren’t charged), the weather wasn’t looking pleasant either.
But I agreed just for the heck of it. We arrived there at 2:30pm and started shooting at around 3:00pm. About thirty minutes into the shoot, it started raining. We brought reflectors, but in the end decided against using them. Since my friends weren’t fussy, we continued shooting in the rain – I had an umbrella so my camera wouldn’t get wet.
It was fun. It’s been a long time since I had done this kind of shoot, so it was refreshing. Plus, working with new “models” is always fun. The weather wasn’t pretty, though, I should have brought compact fluorescent light bulbs. Anyway, the photos are in my Flickr account. The thumbnail on the left is one of the photos from the shoot.
I had a photoshoot with my friend Sheine last Saturday. It was fun, although we weren’t able to get much shots because she was late. If you’re interested in seeing the photos, add me on Flickr. I’ll be adding all of photos gradually.
Also, I’m currently wrapping up a post about my basic post processing workflow for Photocurious. So if you’re curious, head on over there tomorrow night. I’ll be publishing it then.
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My imagination has gone into a temporary dry spell. I want to do a couple of photo shoots on digital and film, especially since the Olympus OM-1 has been repaired. So I have a new camera to play with. I’m playing around with a couple of themes, but nothing seems to be hitting the mark.
Any ideas or suggestions? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Heh.
Now I have to think twice before uploading content to my profile.
My mom and I are planning a trip to our province, Davao this year. I think I need new luggage. But I’m really looking forward to it! My cousin is planning an itinerary for us, since she’s been after me to visit since last year. I’m looking forward to spending more time with them, so I hope this trip happens.
Our Chinese-Australian guests have left. We ended up having siblings Jenny and Jason stay at our house. They’re from Perth – the whole mission team was composed of students from Perth and Adelaide.
It was fun. Jason is currently completing his Computer Science Ph.D, so we had plenty to talk about. We went to Trinoma for a while, to get a snack and play a few video games on Timezone.
My brother and I also made them both sing karaoke with our Magic Sing, since they mentioned that they hadn’t experienced Filipino karaoke yet.
We didn’t get to spend much time with each other, apart from when they were staying at home. But we did try to make their stay as interesting as possible. They were able to try almost all the forms of public transportation, we made them sing karaoke, they had the traditional Filipino breakfast, we gave them model jeepneys, and they tried Krispy Kreme doughnuts (which they apparently don’t have in Perth). Well, I hope we succeeded in making their trip as memorable as possible.
They left three days ago, I’ve been able to talk to Jenny who is in Hong Kong at the moment. Up there is a photo of me and Jenny, which we took at one of the Japanese photo booths at Timezone (we didn’t understand anything, we just kept pressing buttons while smiling at the top camera) the day before their last day in the Philippines.
Ok now time to look at life insurance no medical.
I still haven’t had my birthday celebration, but I’d like to thank everyone who remembered and wished me a happy birthday yesterday, through Plurk, Facebook, Multiply, SMS, whatever.
I’ve updated my DVD collection page, since I received some new DVDs for my birthday (mostly Disney classics), which were a very welcome addition to my collection.
I’ve been busy for the past few days, cleaning my room, and getting ready for Saturday. A few students from Australia are visiting and we’re going to host two of them, a boy and a girl, for a night. So I’ve been cleaning a lot.
Anyway, thanks everyone for the greetings!
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about finding a camera among my grandfather’s old things. It was a lucky find, and something I don’t intend to let go of anytime soon.
I was able to take it for test shots a few weeks ago. I messed up a lot and used up just about half of the film. My mistake, I made a mistake with advancing the film advance lever, and thought that I had reached the last frame. Turns out, I wasn’t able to advance it properly. Too bad. I was still able to get some good shots, though.
I’ve fed the camera a roll of black and white film, and I’m looking forward to trying it out. There are more photos from the first roll in the Flickr set.
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Sometimes, I use Photoshop actions for my images (which you can view on my Flickr). In this entry, I’m going to share some of my favorite Photoshop actions. A Photoshop action is a series of tasks compiled in one file. It’s pretty good for when you’re in a rush or just feeling too lazy to think of what to do to an image.
Most of these links offer several actions in a single file. The images I’ve included show the results delivered by my favorite action among the ones included in each set. Perhaps I should make my own and invest in one of these retail pos systems.
25 Photoshop Postwork Actions
Photoshop Color Actions 2
A Rather Large Set of Actions
Oh, and as you can see, there’s a new layout. I thought the old one was too thin. There might be a few problems if you view it on 800×600. But on 1024×768 and up, it should be fine.