Saturday, October 15, 2011

Naturally pretty and natural light

I visited Futuromic event today at Sunway. Many models posted there but i am pretty much reluctant to take any pictures unless i can get them to pose something non standard. I think i have enough of model images posting sideways inside shopping complex, holding files, lens etc.

My new policy is, shoot everything using natural light. If the person looks good in natural light, she will look good in the real world and i ain't sure going to shoot just anyone that is leggy and model like.

I did notice this staff manning the booth, she doesn't have much make-up and and looks radiant despite being just illuminated by indoor light.

Somehow i still fail to capture the image that i wanted. But here are some glimpse of her.
Readers might not agree with my description but i am very sure that given a photo session of her, i should be able to get the correct shot and a picture can tell a thousand words.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Review sites can they be trusted?

After looking over and over at some review sites i began to ponder if some of those reviews could really be trusted.

Seems like almost ANY new gears that is reviewed is contains subtle and not so subtle "buy" signals.
This can't be helped i guess, some of them makes money from those links, so if you are not buying, they are not making $$$.

The other question is, do they make $$$ out of commission or percentage of  the sales? Cause if they do based it on percentage, they might as well focus on promoting M9 and all those Summicron and luxes because it will yield the highest commission. I can see some sites does, but on the other hand, the problem of Leica keeping up with their stocks of availability of those lenses means that other gears needs to be promoted to keep the cash coming.

I am grateful for review sites, cause i don't think its all 100% about the $$$, i can see some does have some heart in it.


Monday, October 10, 2011

stare of grace

Would u take a portrait using a 40 mm lens?
I did. In fact i did a whole session of portraits, poses using just the Nokton 40 mm and
zero flash.

This might be a crazy idea? but then hey, Steve job says "stays foolish" rite? Maybe i should practice to focus and press the shutter the moment i see someone's flash flashing. Too fast?