Archive for February 7, 2010

Random Night

A few nights ago, my friend Richard stopped by my house to show me his new Canon DSLR. He is also getting into photography and wanted to get the most out of his camera rather than just shooting in “auto” mode and the other camera presets. He also wanted to try out other lenses, particularly the 50mm. (by the way, I am trying to convince him to buy the 50mm since it is very inexpensive and can do a lot of things)

Coincidentally, he had his 9mm gun in his bag so we decided to take pictures with it. I’ve always wanted to create a “poster” like image so I thought I’d try it. I picked up my D40 with the 50mm and started shooting away.

I am going to show you two pictures with before and after photoshop edits.


And here’s another shot.

My First Post

I have been wanting to put up a blog for a while now but I didn’t know what to really focus on. I am one of those people that can’t focus on one subject when having a conversation and jump from one topic to the next. So staying on one topic would be really difficult for me. Well, lately I have really been getting into photography and so I have decided to make this blog about photography.

I have been using my father’s Nikon D40 for a couple of years now and I have gotten to the point that I need a bigger camera that offers more features. For a couple of months I have been looking at the Nikon D90. Nikon D90 is a mid-range semi-pro camera that has a built in HD 720p video recorder. My friends and I have been planning on making music videos and a few other comedy skits to post on youtube. We have a few videos posted online but it lacks quality (here’s a link to Bryan’s youtube videos In short, this blog will contain still photographs as well as videos.

Fast forward to earlier this afternoon, I finally picked up a Nikon D90 and so far I am impressed with this camera. So far I have 3 lenses that I use and they are: Nikon 18-55 (this came with the Nikon D40), Nikon 55-200 VR and a Nikon 50mm. I have yet to purchase a Nikon speedlight flash and upgraded lenses. I am sure I will get those in the coming months.

Tomorrow is Superbowl Sunday and we are doing our first video shoot for one of the songs in Marcelo’s album. I have a few ideas in mind but we’ll see how that turns out.

Here’s a cover album that I created for Marcelo: (The picture was taken by Jeff and the effects were added by me)

Here’s a couple of links to some of the pics I’ve taken in the past.