Sunday, December 7, 2008

I have wonderful news! A photograph I had recently taken just won in a photo contest for its "composition and illusion of depth" according to the photo contest announcers at Photo Laureattes. Though it may not be such a coveted title it's nice to just be recognized. Eventhough I'm not buying the album it'll be published in, it was a little something that made my day!

So I did try out the miracle juice called Kyani and despite my first impressions and doubts I am well convinced that this product is HOT! I am amazed at how I could remember things more and my vision improved. I was so convinced by the product that I managed to snag the title of distributor. oooh ahh. Not so much to make money on this product but to help other people out like my aunt's mother who has alzeihmer's and my mom who has arthritis and my aunt who has diabetes. I am so thankful to John Nonog who introduced me to this impressive product. So I highly recommend this product to everyone who wants to be healthy and stay healthy. It even helps with slowing down aging which is good for me :) I can keep my 25 look forever! LOL

Monday, November 24, 2008

At the heart of the image

Today I juggled so many things but amongst them was reconstructing this photo. It was originally a colored photo I took in Kenya, Africa. With a little bit of manipulation this is what came out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Flash Complication

Recently I've been attempting to learn more about my flash and my camera. I've been playing around with the SB-800 and it's ability to sync with other same of its kind flashes. I'm using the Nikon D2Xs and a couple of SB-800 flashes. It was very liberating to learn how to use it's remote/master function. I used it on manual as I was taught in a class I just attended and add or subtract the amount of light as I please and with a charm the flash listens. I feel more in control of the output. So far it's looking ok.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I documented the Military Ball celebrating the Air Force's 60th Anniversary this past weekend and came out with one decent photo out of the 200 I took.

Friday, October 31, 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! So this year, I'm staying home and passing out candy, but not before I got this cute picture of my neighbors as they were off to go around the neighborhood to take their kids trick or treating and Snow White made a guest appearance....

Here's my small attempt at creating something visually stimulating with the popular brand of skin care called Burt's Bees. This is a sample bag that I picked up at the market. I played around with it a little. What I came up with is this. I guess, it could be used for a small print ad or maybe as an additional photo in a brochure. The light is very simple, just window light. I tried to add some fill flash but it just didn't give off the same color saturation. I just worked with composition and leading lines and a touch of photoshop :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kyani --- the new miracle juice?

In hopes of maintaining good health, I am currently trying out a product a friend of mine introduced to me called Kyani. It's a antioxidant-rich fruit from Alaska and it's suppose to improve your overall health and living. I did some research on this product and it sounds impressive, we'll have to see about that in a week or so. I'll post my reviews then.
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The Engagement...

It's nice to get back into photography again. After experiencing a lull, well an extensively long lull, and coming back from a military deployment in Africa it sure fired me back up to shoot again. Then when I saw a mentor's blog site called 31 days-31 photos, I was sure-fired I had to have one of those too. Even if I can't get myself to shoot every day, I would attempt for a weekly shoot. It was my turn to take the challenge. To start off with, I went for something easy and fun, here is a recent engagement I shot with a friend in Laguna Beach. This couple, Rick & Carmen, were great to work with. They were really flexible and easy going. We shot them right next to the rocks with waves almost drenching us as we tried to complete the shoot. And yes, it was getting a tad bit too cold for my African climated blood but it was still a great day to shoot!