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The 2 of us @ Centennial Park

November 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Had a really good time on sunday doing nothing but having a nice relaxing fun photo session at Centennial Park with Chibi. These sessions are meant to be fun, adventurous, relaxing and a way for me to practice and learn more about photography.

I’m really fortunate to have such a nice pretty girlfriend to be my model =). Although sometimes photography can be about capturing unexpected moments, this time I tried to take my time and really think about putting the shot together. I’m still really slow at composing a good shot so hopefully with more practice my shots can be quicker yet sharp.

Here’re some shots we took on the day:

Just the 2 of us - Centennial Park Sydney

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Fun with the 60D

October 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

So after a week or 2 of shooting with the 60D, I really have to say I’ve been thoroughly impressed! At the camera of course, not my photography skills >D. But needless to say, a good photograph comes from the photographer, not the camera. DSLR’s are so versatile, there is so much to learn, so many techniques you can apply, settings to play with, equipments and accessories to add on. I’ve still have much to learn lol.

Just wanna share a few of my favourite shots taken thus far =).

Shot this nice pic of Chibi on our little trip down to Fitzpatrick park

Shot this nice pic of Chibi on our little trip down to Fitzpatrick Park

Flowers near Padstow

Some flowers down the road from my home

Path next to Padstow Tafe

Pathway next to Padstow Tafe on a nice sunny day

Sushi platter at BonBons birthday

Makoto Sushi platter at BonBons birthday =D~

Bought my first DSLR

October 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

A DSLR camera has been on my ‘want’ list for quite a while now. Being a careful buyer, I normally won’t purchase something of substantial value without contemplating whether it is worth getting or not. But after putting much thought, I’ve decided it’s time to move to the prosumer level of photography!

So I went and got myself a Canon 60D + 17-55mm f2.8 lens =). It sports an 18MP APS-C sensor, 5.3 fps burst rate, articulated screen and can shoot 1080p video @ 25fps. The specs may seem pretty average or even subpar to some, but to me, I’ve never even dreamed of having something of this caliber in my life. As I took my first few shots, I immediately saw the potential this camera has to offer. Coming straight from a Nikon P7100 that I’ve used like a workhorse, the difference is clear. Pictures from the 60D come out MUCH sharper, more vibrant, better exposed and much much stronger depth of field. I’m gona have lots of fun playing with my new toy and I can’t wait to get out there to shoot the whole world! Looking forward to many trips to come and hopefully one day, back to Japan again =).

I must say though, the improved picture quality really has alot to do with the 17-55mm lens. It’s an incredible lens. Ultra fast and sharp, versatile, IS works like a charm and autofocus is extremely snappy. I love the lens just as much as the body. I will upload some pics soon when I have time.

Here’s my new baby =)

canon 60D + 17-55mm f/2.8

canon 60D + EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8