New Year with a fresh photographic eye

I actually hadn't shot anything decent ever since I started the almost one-and-a-half-month break (that's the life of a teacher...) and that started soon after my last post. But, hey it's the new year. And I've just been reading a lot more about photography in general just to brush up and to learn new things, and I must say, I'm all psyched up again now.

My initial plan was to start a 365-photo-a-day project beginning New Year's day but as you've noticed, that fizzled out (but I may very well start it yet since I'm all motivated again!). My point of interest now is to play with light - to get into the nitty-gritty stuff about lighting. So far, I've pretty much stayed within my comfort zone as far as lighting is concerned, but I'm now prepared to experiment and maybe even astound myself with the results! We'll see.

I've ordered some gels to work with the two flashes I have to play around with, so this space will be sort of a gallery to share with you my successes (or dramatic failures!).

Me and my camera, we're going to do incredible stuff this year.

Here's my first real effort for the year to get a decent pic. This was taken hand-held, extension tubes attached to my 50mm, and shooting at burst mode. I saw the dew hanging on to a blade of grass and I thought it'd make a great picture with the reflection of the grass in the dewdrop and the background out of focus.

p.s. If you didn't already know, that whiz photographer and lighting guru, Joe McNally, is coming to Malaysia to hold a workshop with Malaysia''s very own celebrated wedding photographer, Louis Pang. It's going to happen in Kuala Lumpur next month! Find out the details from the website here.


January 15, 2010 at 11:43 AM Louis said...

Thanks for spreading the news on Joe's seminar.

January 15, 2010 at 4:33 PM Perry R. Lim said...

Hi Louis! Thanks for dropping by! Would love to have gone for the seminars, but alas work beckons...
God bless all your endeavours!