Posts made in October 2012

Product photography basics: How to use home-made snoot to touch up your photos?

October 29, 2012 9:29 am HKT No comments

Alex demonstrates the tricks in product shoot using home-made snoot for essential touch ups.

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GamiLight Foldable Snoot SPOT 2

On-location Lighting Basics: Single direct flash techniques for outdoor portraits

October 22, 2012 9:38 am HKT No comments

Alex shows you the unique application of a single flash for lively outdoor portraiture.

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Fotopro Flexible Tripod Black / White DVH-90 for iPhone 4S 4 3GS 3
TREERING Camera Neck Strap Hand-woven Easy Blue CSNS-1032

Moody Street Photography – Smokers

October 17, 2012 10:00 am HKT No comments

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Not many people have the habit of putting unwanted newspapers into recycling bins. That explains why some people go searching for unwanted newspapers in rubbish bins (Photo 1). This kind of thing is quite common on the streets. So I guess the smoker who stared at the old man must be a tourist from Mainland China instead of a local resident. Later I found the same old man standing at the edge of a pedestrian road. I noticed that he had put a cigarette butt behind his ear. I don’t think he found this cigarette in the bin, but I think he wanted to keep it for later “use.” Anyway, the other smoker shown here is one of my friends, who posed for me in a tunnel. I put a portable flash some 10 feet away at the left side of him for the sidelight.

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Equipment Setup

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Camera Canon EOS 5D 1 1 1
Lens EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM 1 1 1

Product photography basics: How to achieve low key product shots – featuring the new Glide Strap + C-loop

October 15, 2012 9:44 am HKT No comments

Alex shows you a step-by-step demo on studio photography product shoot, there is more to come…

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Custom SLR CSLR Pro Camera Glide Strap + C-LOOP
Ciesta Half-linen Camera Bag CSB-2746-04 Khaki
GamiLight Portable Soft Box Box 21

Trees and leaves

October 12, 2012 10:00 am HKT No comments

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Every time I spot a big tree, I hug it and shoot a picture of it. The trees shown here make me even happier as they are surrounded by the fallen yellow leaves. The trees, the leaves, and the red jacket are quite a match indeed (Photo 1 and 3). But when it comes to the color blue, it may not be that eye-catching (Photo 2), unless the blues are complemented by green, orange, and red.

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Equipment Setup

Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
Camera Canon EOS 5D 1 1 1 1
Lens EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM 1 1 1 1