Ladies and gentlemen.. be prepared to stock your wardrobes, because Melbourne Spring Fashion Week has finally arrived!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Posted by brandon at 4:42 pm
Its interesting that my semester is getting more and more packed as it progresses. It has been a busy week for me.
Friday : Had bible study in the kitchen. My group prepared some pastries. Some batches were burnt, unfortunately.
Saturday: Fotoholics organised a studio session for members (and attracted some new members too). Shayen was quite helpful in explaining some studio techniques. This is called 'loop lighting'.
Added some additional light on the side for some highlights. The skin tones here look more pleasing after I switched to ''portrait mode''.
I find that the image output from the 5D2 offers much more latitude in post processing due to the higher dynamic range and resolution, which is admirable indeed. I pushed this image by 2 stops, and it still looks quite good. I can't get that much latitude with Olympus jpegs.
I reckon its a very dangerous thing to give newbies an 85 1.2 to play with. At least she's having good fun.
Rushed back after the studio session to cook for ''Merdeka Night''. Malaysia is celebrating its independence day on 31st August, which is today.
Its ironic that we couldn't find enough Malaysians to attend, so we had to pull in our ex-countrymen from across the causeway ;)
Friday, August 28, 2009
It wasn't too long ago when Sony introduced their full trio of entry level cameras (A230, A330, A380) and 4 affordable lenses to accompany their release.
L-R: A230, A330, A380
This morning as I checked the web, I was surprised to find another trio of cameras, namely the A500 and A550
The Zuiko 12-60 SWD (which I doubt to be the fastest focusing system in the world, honestly) is a little pricier than the Sony 28-75/2.8 at $900. Despite being one of the best standard zooms available, its variable aperture of f2.8-4.0 irks me quite a bit, as it doesn't do justice for low light photography and shallow DOF. If it was a constant aperture f2.8 lens, perhaps it would be a hit for many more consumers.
Posted by brandon at 4:42 pm
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Went to uni early today because Fotoholics was organising a flash workshop. Despite the erratic weather warnings, it was sunny this morning.
Several art installations have been placed around uni in conjunction with the MUD fest.
Before lunchtime, the university is usually quite empty.
This is the newly renovated section of the ERC library. The high ceilings make the space appear quite dramatic.
Lots of skylights permit sunlight to illuminate this large space.
Not far from the large renovation is a small pavilion which carrys somewhat the same concept. The forms are rather striking, I must say.
Students may sit here to have lunch while listening to music playing softly in the background.
The flowers look still, but the wind was blowing vigorously during this time.
I also managed to pay a visit to St Mary's church in North Melbourne. It is no where as large as the catholic church near my place, but it is definitely very old.
I was paying attention to the shadows after the light goes through the rose windows.
Todays' what the duck reflection:
Have you ever experienced a situation where you didn't want to be associated with a job you recently undertook?
I have :)