Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Paint.Net Effects Project 1: Images at Hotel Nikko Guam

Photography is not only limited to the point and shoot results, there is a lot of post-processing to be done.

At first the very first thing I wanted to do before I share my images is to put a signature or watermark for two things: 1) promote your photography and  2) prevent people from using or claiming your photography and using it for personal gain, this is what we call copyright.

There are lots of editing software out there you might have tried using Microsoft's Paint and Publisher which comes with any Windows PC,  the famous Adobe software like Lightroom and Photoshop, and others. Of those Photoshop is the well known and well use by professionals and it does have great editing capability but the downside is that it also cost a lot.

For hobbyist, enthusiast, and soon to be professional photographers it would be hard on the budget since we are still in the exploratory and developmental stage of our skills as a photographer. So why not use something that cost nothing but nearly works as good as Adobe Photoshop?

Yes there is such a thing and that one is  software is called Paint.Net

Check my photos below and see what Paint.Net can do.

Adding signature or watermark made easy
Smell the flowers

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An Apple A day

Yes I have been, in a way, on apple diet for some time now. I bring to work about two medium size apples so that when I get hungry at work before lunch I can fill my stomach with a high fiber fruit.

But an apple just don't do only that, it became my subject as well.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Playing with my camera's creative filter

Some of my latest photo shoots modified using my Canon T3i(600D) Creative filter effects. I know I have done the same with previous photos; will just add them here when I find them.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Black & White Experiment

Tonight I tried taking black & white photos.

Some use Photoshop or Paint.net to convert a color photo into black & white but for me tonight it is a straight up Monochrome at B&W. After some few shots and adjusting my camera to Manual mode and increase ISO, wide Aperture and a slower shutter speed I got some pretty decent images.

COuld have use my tripod but my shutter speed is not that slow so I still get a clean shot with minimal noise.  

Without further delays I present you my Black & White experiment:

a black & white photo of my phone and desk

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Children Portrait: My First Try

Was learning children portraiture thru Canon Australia's videos below. One key lesson I learn when shooting children is to establish a connection with the subject. Kids are really hard to shoot and I have my first try last Sunday in Tiger Fisher's Christening Party.

But before that I just wanted to share the video I was watching to learn children's portraiture.

Check out my pictures below, comments are always welcome.