The Willingness to Experiment and Look Stupid in the Process (but learn a lot from the experience)

When it comes to developing one’s personal photographic style, improving one’s skills, and avoiding stagnation . . . there are times when one needs to ignore common theories and try something different: Using unusual camera settings, pointing one’s monolight to the floor, moving the light around bit by bit, and take some test shoots. And,…

Whimsical Still Life Photography for DPI Magazine Vol. 06

Something dark, Something silly, Something mysterious, Something imaginative, And some things I’ve always wanted to try DPI Magazine Vol. 6 To me, this summer is all about fulfilling my longtime goals and wishes . . . Trying a new genre, testing various light modifiers, re-learning analog photography . . . and refining my photographic style…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] Slush

These past few weeks, I’ve been trying to get used to photograph things using my two new-ish analogue cameras: The LC-A+ and the Zenit 412LS SLR. So, I photographed this week’s Idiosyncratic Monday photos using my analogue cameras. But, since it’s going to take a few days before I finish the rolls and develop the…

[Idiosyncratic Monday] Fashion Still Life

This week’s Idiosyncratic Monday series is all about incorporating shadows and fall-offs into my compositions. I used to dislike seeing shadows and fall-offs on seamless backgrounds. So, I used to do everything I can to eliminate them. But, sometimes, additional strobes and post-processing don’t fully do the trick. So, I decided to “make peace” with…