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Project Namaste III Photobook!

Howdy!

It has been a while since I scribble something here. Sorry for being inactive for a period of time! Blame it on school; I’ve been very busy with schoolwork!

I received something wonderful today! It’s the Project Namaste III Photo book that I’ve produced. The printing quality was wonderful and the book looks great! I’m very please with the printing. Below are some pictures of the book, want to see more? Place your order! (I’m Kidding) If you are interested on what Project Namaste is about, feel free to contact me. I’ll bring along the photo book and show you!

Finally! I’m going out for a shoot tomorrow with fellow SMUSAIC members. It has really been a while since I’ve done something that I like.  So do check back for photos! Let’s hope I’ll be able to wake up! *Laughs*

Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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Improving your photographing skills

Howdy people!

Like everything in life, we seek for improvement. We want to achieve a certain goal and be proud of it. Such thing does not happen over night, it takes months or even years!

I’m continuously looking for ways to improve my photography aptitude. I shall share some of the methods that I’ve used before and find them effective.

  1. Shoot more! As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. It applies to photography too! The more you shoot the more experience you will gain. You will become more aware of the photos that you want to take and how are you going to capture them. In other words, you’ll be more aware of your own mistakes and know how to avoid them.
  2. Shoot with friends! Shooting with friends really help a lot! Moreover with a DSLR, you are able to correct each other mistake immediately. The best thing is, you might get another chance to capture that moment. I started off by shooting with friends frequently; I find this way of learning most effective.
  3. Photo Clinic! Organise a photo clinic to review each other’s photo. A photo clinic will only be successful when every participant provides constructive comments on the pictures. This is also a session to bond and share interesting stories about your photos. I always find photo clinic intriguing and entertaining!
  4. Read more photography books! I’ve read quite a few photography books, and they really helped. One very decent book is “Within the Frame The Journey of Photographic Vision” by David DuChemin. A good friend of mine recommended it to me and I really enjoyed reading it.
  5. Think before you shoot! Ask yourself why do I want to capture this? What makes it so special? What should I include in the frame and what should I exclude? Where should I place the focus on? How should I compose it?

I will not say that I’m an excellent photographer but these are methods that have accompanied me along the way, and I find them really useful!
There is no harm trying, giving it a try and let me know if it helps.

Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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The Art of Criticism

Hello!

Often than not, we always judge and comment on other photographs. Have we critique it constructively or destructively?
What is the profound knowledge behind photo criticism? Sometimes, I am also a culprit of destructive photo criticism, I critic the photo based just on my personal liking instead of ways to improve it.

This article talked about photo criticism, and how to provide constructive critics. It is both intriguing and educating, enjoy it!

The Art of Criticism

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Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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An Interview with Wedding Photographer Alexander Whittle

Howdy!

Aspire to be a wedding photographer?
Check this out!

An Interview with Wedding Photographer Alexander Whittle

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Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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Abstract Photography

Hello!

How’s your Sunday? Mine was super tiring!

I chance upon this site today, and i found the photos really interesting, check it out!
http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/40-astounding-examples-of-abstract-photography/

Personally, I’ve experienced abstract photography before too, however I find it really difficult! Firstly, it is really very subjective. Secondly, you need to have an excellent eye for great detail and angle. Thirdly, the creative mind is really the core for such photos of art. I’m still pretty amateur at this kind of photography but slowly I’m improving, shall share some of my photos of such genre soon.

I need to go out and shoot soon!

Enjoy the photos!

Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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The first roll

Howdy!

As promised, here are the photos from the first roll of film shot using my mamiya c220. The photos aren’t really impressive, however in terms of picture quality and camera functions, I would say that the camera quality is pretty neat.

I really have to brush up my knowledge of using films, it is very obvious that I’ve lost touch when I saw the number of over-exposed pictures I have. *laughs* Maybe a light meter would really help, should start saving for one.

Here are the pictures:

Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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How to Take Perfect Long Exposures

Howdy,

I find this article very interesting and educating, do have a look at it!
You’ll learn something new.

How to Take Perfect Long Exposures

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Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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Printing in progress

Hello beautiful people!

I’ve collected my first roll of developed film yesterday, selected some from the contact print and sent them for printing. So the pictures will most likely be up on Saturday or Sunday! Thought of scanning the developed negatives into soft copies initially but the cost is not cheap, will have to scan the prints myself.

I’m a poor photographer!

I must say the quality of the photos taken using the Mamiya TLR were not bad, the camera still functions pretty smooth and well. Looks like I’ll be shooting more using the TLR now.

So do check back on Sunday!

Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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Understanding White Balance

Hello!

Many people are confused about what white balance is and how it works. Here is a tutorial that will help you understand white balance better! =)

Understanding White Balance

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Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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Will be collecting my first roll of Mamiya film tomorrow!

Howdy people!

Sorry for being inactive for the past 2 days, been busy with school.

I’ll be collecting my first roll of film shot using my mamiya TLR tomorrow! I’m quite excited about it because it had been a while since I used film to shoot. I shall share the story of my juvenile and short photography journey.

I actually started off with lomography, playing with Hogla, Supersample, Fisheye, films and cross processing. It was really fun at that point of time, now they are more like collectibles to me. Then I received a really nice Pentax K1000 SLR (Uses 35mm film) from my good friend, that was also how my passion and interest for photography developed. The very first DSLR that I got my hands on was Nikon D70s, it belongs to my friend and he’s really kind enough to lend it to me. I have to say, the camera and kit lens provides an excellent learning platform for a beginner like me. After playing with the D70s for around 1 year, my love for photography grew tremendously! So I save up really hard and got myself the camera that I’m using now, Nikon D300, I like it a lot! *Maybe because I saved really hard for it*

Well these are the snippets of my photography journey thus far. You guys are welcome to share your photography journey too! =)

Adios,
Slickflicks Photography

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