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,…

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens Ease of use: ★★★★ Sharpness: ★★★★★ Versatility: ★★½ Recently, I had the pleasure of testing Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro Lens. The lens is not as tricky to use as  many people say. Simply bring the lens very close to the object you want to photograph. Using…

[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…