Category: Personal Logs

Lazy Wednesday I Ran Out of Cash

I was counting my money and I owe the bank almost $1000 dollars. I only have less than a $100 in my pocket with low income cash flow, I decided to get serious with this blogging, from this day forward I will blog 500 words per post. I think that blogging rather than focusing on my photography is not a good idea but when it comes to getting your income right, you have to things like this. How can I open my studio? if I do not have enough income to sustain it.

Lets get into some psycadelic ramblings for now:

In my eyes I see hereos tons of them
Embeded in silver and metals
When will we take this to values more than a tree leaf
or the tree leaf really thus have more for it sustains

lets get into what light reflects
spectrums explored
being such, my ramblings mean not
you are to accept a bigger shock
like a rock to bind your love
or a rock and metal to bind your neck

earth is a good thing metals and paper
a wonderful thing, it limits and expands
contracts and expands
like a living being it exists
being experienced by the palms of our hands

Enough lousy poetry. lets talk now about photography. I used a Nikon SB5100 point and shoot on this one hand held and lazy. My title is about being lazy because it is really a lazy wednesday. I grabbed my camera as I count my money to pay for a drink and some tobacco. I was thinking I am getting poor but paying my bills is more responsible in todays world as the same or even more as getting a college degree. I remember the days when graduates who can’t find a job is being ridiculed for they cannot pay their bills, who can blame them? No one is hiring. The peoples of the world started to gauge success based on responsible spending and not getting into debt. I think it didn’t stick. That in mind, I wanted to put that in photography. How? I just took a photo and let my eye point me to where. being poor i guess makes a better message than showing my bill being paid. Does it make sense? I am just rambling. LMFAO.

Dirty money for it is dusty?

One day maybe I might produce a better shoot than scattering 1 peso coins on the table with zero lighting and a lousy flash metered to random perfection. Do you feel bored? I am now reaching the 500 mark number of words per article as of the moment. Do you feel the laziness and persistence mixing together just to reach that mark? I will show you a secret to success in photography. Buy a point and shoot and buy a proper full frame or APS -C sensor. Take photos everyday if you can and make it normal in your life. Explore humanity in ways that it will benifit yourself and others. Do not be intrusive in taking other peoples photos be in harmony.

A film making mantram is “If you enjoyed making the film, people will enjoy watching it. ” So do not be intrusive and irritate your subject just flow with it, set aside the know how for a while and the rules zen out and take photos. Rules and Exposure strategies is just light printing itself unto the sensor or film, it is not your job. Your job is to permit light to enter the sensor or film. You making that composition in partnership of light printing it makes the art.

Myphone WX2 Pro Photo Samples

Self Portraits were Uploaded on instagram but due to Social Media Frenzy I bailed out and deleted everything, just bear with my laziness and hope most people get back to their senses. It is much worse than you can imagine. The frenzy is way beyond human mundane thinking. The world is insane. Think tech hysteria with a twist. 

X symbol Marlboro lights Cigarette

Youtube 2010 – 2021

I ended officially using Youtube even for video hosting it is too unhealthy for my brain. So back to taking photos of random things. Do not look for a plot or story line. It will be just random.

Camera down….

CX900 Camera Zeiss Lens

Script into the trash bin…………..

Papunta sa kanya script majos belgica majos films

It is just wrong…

X symbol Marlboro lights Cigarette

Relax and see the beauty of nature….

Sunset Yellow Sunflower Street

Ohhh shit covid 19 still here, I better protect myself.

Alchohol Spray , Face mask Isopropyl Alchohol
Alchohol Spray , Face mask

Lights Out///////////// Early Camera existing inside the house


Light bulb in green room

The end Youtube 2010 – 2021

MyPhone Vello Bracket Setup

Doing Mobile Photography with smartphones using Myphone Myxi1 Plus, sometimes lacks things like extra key light and the usage of bokeh effect with light so I decided to gear things up with my vello brackets.

Vello bracket Setup with Myphone mobile phone 

Vello bracket Setup with Myphone mobile phone[/caption]

I put up 2 Andoer Video lights and a vello bracket CB 510 and a clamp on with a wide angle Clip on lens.

Singing Bowl Photo taken using Myphone Mobile Phones
Singing Bowl Photo taken using Myphone Mobile Phones
Stuffed toys Bear and Bunny Photo taken using Myphone Mobile Phones
Stuffed toys Bear and Bunny Photo taken using Myphone Mobile Phones

It might look stupid for some but it can create a different type of photo a different look and feel.

 

Will resume taking photos for instagram with my phone in a couple of days. 🙂
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Car polisher and motor oil ; processed

Testing the Nikon D3500 Entry Level Camera using Flash

I was planning to buy a d500 again as said in my previous blog posts but time and money ended me up on buying a d3500 entry level camera. Its a good camera and I have produced good photos with entry level bodies. I guess I would just endure this phase again till I get professional bodies for professional work. Waiting and patience.

From D3400 during my Pinoypap days to D3500 for ???? Who knows.. Street or maybe some sports??

Due to Covid 19 situation raising up to 8000 this march 2021 going out to do street photography is a hassle. The risk of getting infected is there and so staying near proximity to home is still the best. Waiting till it goes down to 2000 then planning my trips will be back on my tasks.

This is my first exposure. The challenge is to isolate the subject in darkness and get them all in focus. I now set up the flash sb 910 and took another exposure.

At this point the arrangement was not still on check due to me just checking my exposures and relying on camera metering. I then arranged the gizmos to fit the look I want.

The shadows were harsh but the darkness I want was there. I then tried to arrange it and compose the camera better. I then exposed it normally with flash.

Thinking here I decided to point the flash on bounce on the table and covered the fill area with some reflective material.

 

f/25
24mm
ISO 100
1/200
Flash 1/1

Slightly overexposed I got this photo overpowering the background was slightly achieved. Now I decided to lower the intensity of the light from the flash to do the trick.

 

f/25
24mm
1/200
ISO 100
Flash 1/32

Now I got the subject exposed and the background dark a little post processing shall do the trick .

This was the look I was looking for but if you have a good Black backdrop then that would be much easier but that is the essence of photography do fun things.

FYI this is me just trying to find things to post .. COVID 19 sucks… Promise to do another d3500 test on social and active settings.

Tweak the contrast based on your liking .. 🙂 I would like to express my photographs in ways that is not usual. The vintage feel seems cool, let us lower the saturation. Playing with saturation and curves is fun.

 

Chicken looking at the lens intensely

Oks Manoks

    
The chicken hunt starts.

 

Every morning I see chickens owned by our neighbor. His chicken coop is the whole street and so the adventure to take photos of them starts.

 

 

Wanting the chicken to look at the camera I wait patiently.

 

and then the chicken calls his friends. This birds sexuality is unknown Rooster or hen???

Three Little birds,

Eating what is on sight is a no holds barred type of thing.

 

 

COVID-19 is spreading again still nothing to do but to take pictures of what is happening. A trip to the mall and the bank is all I do usually. Hope things change this coming months.

 

Bamboo wood craft over exposed; inverted

Boring day Photography is Looking Stale

Due to industry projections photography is looking stale is it really getting that old. My photographic mind is winding down into ideas of mimicry and documentation is it worth it to pursue further?

Inversions looks fun but still feels stale.

This is the only interesting shot I got, anways here are more photos.

Light play slow shutter blue light 2

Battle with the fungal infested sensor the final stand of my Nikon D80

Upon shooting again with the old D80 I decided to let it go the fungal is strong. I bombarded in tolerable amounts of light cleaned it hoping it lessens, but to no avail the end is for it to be repaired and cleaned but based on what I searched on the internet I saw marks left after cleaning the sensor, stains and stuff, so at the end of this post the D80 needs to retire.

I took photos with the pheonix 500mm for fun

Just like the fungus of the sensor it creeps
It is not noticeable sometimes but knowing it is there is irritating.
A game of pretend might solve the problem
White with worms of infestation

What if I do something underexposed with long exposures?

I still see it
Lets try to battle this one out. BALL OF BLUE ENERGY .!!!!

 

Pentagram Power

 

Reverse pentagram power

 

Violet light indigo blast

 

Power surge electric jolt

Fire bomb jutsu

 

 

Viola its gone…

At the end of the battle the fungus won and lets just pretend it disappeared…