Sunday, January 28, 2007

Shoot, don't read.

Instead of shooting, I'm reading. That's not the way to learn photography.

I've been spending a lot of time in Internet forums and websites that relate to photography. I'm trying to research about the next item to be purchased and learn how to take a shot.

1. I now have enough information to start practicing.
2. I don't have enough money to buy any new equipment.

So the best thing is to live with what I have and practice what I currently have learned.

I should stop myself from spending a lot if time in front of the computer and instead spend a lot of time behind the viewfinder.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


I've consumed my whole afternoon yesterday looking for a tripod that'll fit my budget. Stay away from the cheap WF something brand. It's too wobbly even for my low standards. Unfortunately, some sales clerk hard sells the item as if it's a low cost but "same quality" alternative to branded pods. Nope, not close enough.

I came home empty handed.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007


Canon 580EX Flash ... P19,500
Canon 70-200 F4 L ... P36,000
Tamron AF 17-50 XR Di F2.8 ... P25,000

photos captured ... priceless!

Now if only I have a mastercard to buy the equipment listed above.

I've exhausted all means. The equipment I have right now will not change until next year. I was hoping to get at least the flash unit. If I ain't gonna be making money on the side, then I'll have to wait until next year to be able to start saving for the flash gun.

The challenge now is to choose the right shooting conditions for the limited gear that I have.


Friday, January 5, 2007

Let there be light

I really need a flash. A slow lens and the built-in flash of the Rebel (350d) just won't cut it. The image above is still too dark. I've already adjusted its brightness through levels in Photoshop. A decent flash will set me back about 14,000 pesos. That's a huge amount considering I don't earn from photography. I hope I could buy one soon.

Help me take better photos. Hire me. :D