1. The Broadway at dusk.

    The Broadway at dusk.

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  2. One man barber in my local street. He made one mistake in his decision to push back his lunch a little bit later. 5 minutes later he got 7 patrons waiting for their turn and I had mine done at 4:30pm.

    One man barber in my local street. He made one mistake in his decision to push back his lunch a little bit later. 5 minutes later he got 7 patrons waiting for their turn and I had mine done at 4:30pm.

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  3. My quiet hood after Australia Day. It seems like everyone had a fab day yesterday to celebrate straya’s big day in any way every Aussie can like surfin’ in the beach, sailing, making a sizzle under the sun, face-painting, busking and watching the epic presentation at Darling Harbour.

    My quiet hood after Australia Day. It seems like everyone had a fab day yesterday to celebrate straya’s big day in any way every Aussie can like surfin’ in the beach, sailing, making a sizzle under the sun, face-painting, busking and watching the epic presentation at Darling Harbour.

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  6. The corridor at my workplace is a bit spooky even during the day’s peak hour. My HTC phone’s camera handled this pretty well at low light. This was taken without flash. With fix aperture of f/2.8, it’s sooooo possible!

    The corridor at my workplace is a bit spooky even during the day’s peak hour. My HTC phone’s camera handled this pretty well at low light. This was taken without flash. With fix aperture of f/2.8, it’s sooooo possible!

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  7. While enjoying my usual morning routine - a hot cappuccino and layers of hotcakes drowned in maple syrup, I also take the opportunity to do a doco-style photography using my HTC phone. It’s a powerful phone packed with some of DSLR’s camera settings like AE/AF Lock, fixed f/ at 2.8, wide angle lens of 28mm and scalable ISO settings. Apart from that, it’s got an in-built image stabilizer that comes handy in a situation where a steady hand is highly required in the composition.
I am even surprised how it handles my macro shots. With it’s portability, I can give my Nikon D700 and D600’s shutter blades a rest. I have now enough reason to shoot endlessly or as long as my internal memory can store photos in.

    While enjoying my usual morning routine - a hot cappuccino and layers of hotcakes drowned in maple syrup, I also take the opportunity to do a doco-style photography using my HTC phone. It’s a powerful phone packed with some of DSLR’s camera settings like AE/AF Lock, fixed f/ at 2.8, wide angle lens of 28mm and scalable ISO settings. Apart from that, it’s got an in-built image stabilizer that comes handy in a situation where a steady hand is highly required in the composition.

    I am even surprised how it handles my macro shots. With it’s portability, I can give my Nikon D700 and D600’s shutter blades a rest. I have now enough reason to shoot endlessly or as long as my internal memory can store photos in.

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  8. ShutterTales: Revisiting the basics

    25 October 2012 - ShutterTales: Revisiting the basics

    It’s been awhile since I dragged myself out of bed at 4am to head up to a great location in Sydney to do landscape photography. Lately, I have been more pre-occupied with portrait shoot engagements with random models. Concept shoots have opened my doors to a greater challenge in photography. I never knew portraiture was that hairy and time-consuming. But learning the craft really honed my skills on the post-processing side. The skill was equivalent to the science of darkrooms for the lensmen during the film era.

    As I was strolling around Wynyard station during my lunch break, I walked past a news agent with a rackful of photography magazines on display. The MagBook really caught my attention as I have been buying each issue they would release. It’s not their regular monthly publication but a compilation of published articles in their past issues. MagBook is like a greatest hits released in a limited edition. Recently, they have released this edition that is solely dedicated to Outdoor Photography. There’s nothing more educational in this craft than reading the basics to help shape up my foundation in mastering the art of getting a winning shot.

    I always prefer to spoil myself with a cheap photography magazine than buying a book about photography. Though I have nothing against books but mostly it talks about older camera bodies. Magazines publish anything about the current available technology utilising every available wonders of your DSLR camera. Meaning, walking myself through every step of the procedure to re-create the technique featured in the magazine would be easy. I don’t have formal education in photography and I learned it the hard way. But thanks to The DSLR Photography and DSLR User magazine for taking my skills to where it is now. Every issue I buy teaches me new things.

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  9. ShutterTales: Meeting Ashley

    This afternoon I met my would-be subject at usual my cafe near my place. Thought I wouldn’t be able to make as I got stuck at work with something important and a crawling traffic at Great Western Highway - not to mention the heavy downpour that really fucked up the flow of traffic.  

    I was thirty fucking five minutes late in the meeting and I was worried about Ashley to think I stood her up. Geez, I can’t use my phone while cruising down towards Parramatta with the unforgiving safe-T cams somewhere around Westmead area. But I was glad she was still there when I arrived and she didn’t look bored at all or something.  

    So had my usual cappuccino ordered before we started discussing about the planned shoot.  This 5’7” stunner came well prepared for the meeting with a scrapbook of sample photos that she wanted to try emulate next week (if the weather would permit). It would make my job easier during the day of the shoot. The meeting was brief and a straightforward one. Before wrapping up I took a couple of sample shots of her. I can see confident she is in front of the camera. 

    more of my photography works can be found at my portfolio website

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  10. My long time friend Boy Braganza was working on an album sometime in 2000 and asked me to arrange a couple of the songs he penned for the project. This track was originally arranged as a brit-rock song but I did a last minute change on the arrangements putting a touch of blues and rock. I also played the drums on this track. After a few rehearsal runs, I went to the studio with Boy. The bass player didn’t turn up that time. So did a little bit of an improvisation and last decision to hand the bass job to Ivan Dayoan (keyboardist) to kick off the recording. My track was completed in 3 outtakes. The next time I went back to the studio was during the mixing of the song. 

    Unfortunately, we were not able to finish the recording the album due to financial issues. Though demo tapes were produced for the rest of the songs. 

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