Another rainy Sunday evening and we’re about to hit the sack. Jenny and Kae were playing “Monkey Ball” on Kae’s tablet and they’re having so much fun I realized why not freeze the moment. Before Kae realizes what’s going on (’cause she really hates the camera) I quickly grab my cam and shoot away. Our room light is not as bright so I crank up my ISO to 2000, shoot with an aperture of F2.8. Even though I stop down at F2.8 from the widest F1.4, it’s still considered wide. I guess F4 would be the ideal aperture for this kind of shot. I can see some softness on the shot making Jenny’s eyelashes the sharpest part of the photo and Kae’s face a bit soft. Oh and the shutter speed is 1/50 of a second. I took probably 6 shots but this one says it all plus converting it to black and white made it a Kodak Moment in this case a Nikon Moment.
A boring Sunday afternoon just woke up from a nap and suddenly and urge to make a pancake video? What’s up with that? Maybe just a good opportunity to try my new Kamerar Slider and Dolly (2-in-1) before trying it on something more serious. It’s a good buy for what it can do. Build quality is superb something you wont expect from a China-made product but I can say this is an exception. Kamerar is an American brand (known for video rigs and equipment) but to make cost a bit lower China is the best way to go and I’m glad they do. Hope you enjoy the short film. Try it on 1080p HD. Cheers!
I was browsing my files and came across this photo. This was taken almost 3 years ago by my wife with my Fujifilm FinePix S602Z Pro bridge camera. I did a vintage touch to it to make it more nostalgic. The dry leaf is just a bonus element on the whole composition. This is just to prove that primitive digital cameras can take awesome photos as well you just have to utilize it properly. You wouldn’t believe that I used a 3.1 mega pixel Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P52 on product shots for a catalog few years back. Don’t under estimate the power of “point and shoot” – I know it sounds naive but it worked for me. I might post the catalog here someday.
I just want to share this special photo session with my wife while she’s pregnant with our baby Kirsten Jae (Kae). Strobbing is one of my favorite photography style you can take full control of the lights more like painting with speedlights instead of paint and brush. Gears used: Nikon D700, my former lens Nikon 50mm f1.8D (replaced with Nikon 50mm f1.4 AF-S version), Nikon SB-900 and Nikon SB-600 Speed lights (CLS).