Was up north for the whole week to cover an event by Juniper to award and regroup their partners. I definitely enjoyed myself especially Penang food! It has been quite sometime since I’ve been in Penang as I was a frequent traveler to that part of the region before. A great event organised by APAC Communications.
It has been exciting months before and had to clear numerous stuff before taking on more! Had also good time shooting weddings in very unique settings & cultures. It never fail to excite and impress me. Believe me, I have lots of fun shooting them…
These are some shots of a pre-wedding from Hun Loong & wifey… will try to upload more soon!
My trip to I-City was a fun filled trip. (thanks for the invite from Nic/Dolly & wifey!) Just equipped myself up with minimal gear as I could and off to this city of lights.
The 1st impression when I entered I-City was… wow, these people really invested a lot of money & effort doing up this place!
I snapped out my trusty camera and started warming up by shooting those safe shots. Yawn….
After a few minutes, I just felt to let loose & go wild with my imagination & want to capture how I saw I-City!
I believe a few people thought that I was mad (maybe it was just my wife! ) as I was just erratically moving & making my shots!
Whether the shots are ‘nice’, ‘wow’, ‘what in the world is that’ or ‘I think you should change your hobby’…. it does not really matter because I played, experimented, discovered, ran around, jumped & laughed at myself.
Another facet of photography is the essence of who you are and how you see things…. so remember to ‘play’ when you are out there shooting, you won’t know what you would discover!
Working with 360 Panos, you can convert them into little planets which are quite cool and gives your images a fun feeling… out of the world effect…
1. First, shoot a 360 image. You can use a panohead likeNodal Ninja
2. Then create a Full 360 Degrees Panorama or DOWNLOAD (Right click- Save As) my example file.
3. Load the file in Photoshop.
4. Change the Image Size under ‘Image– Image Size’.
5. Set width to the same size as height (uncheck ‘Constrain Proporties’) to create a 1:1 square. (example file: change 4000 x 2000 into 1000×1000 pixels).
6. Rotate the image 180 degrees under ‘Image—Image Rotation— 180 degress’
7. Use the ‘Polar Coordinates’ filter (Rectangular to Polar) to create the planet. It is at ‘Filter- Distort- Polar Coordinates & select ‘Rectangular to Polar’
Little Planet With No Processing
Little Planet With With Processing IE: Pinching, scaling, etc
As you know most Dslrs have a mechanical shutter. How you know it?
Every time you press the shutter button, you can hear the sound, ‘click clak’ Ooh… my camera has devalued by one click!
Don’t worry… I have done some maths, if you shoot averagely, your camera can last you about 5 years before the mechanical shutter MIGHT go. A normal Dslr shutter mechanism has a life span of about 100,000-150,000 .
I still have my trusty D70 and it is still alive & kicking!
Those with electronic shutters (usually most compacts), just go clicking away!