Archive for December, 2008

Canon 5D Mark II – My new baby

Posted on 31. Dec, 2008 by .

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 5D Mark II   My new baby: My new baby. Will have to sell my 5D and keep the 40D as a backup. Amazing camera, thoroughly impressed. Played around with ISO 6400, and the full HD movies. That’s a whole new world for me – I have lots to learn.

If anyone is interested in my Canon 5D, please email me. I’ll post a proper article soon with pics and more detailed info about the sale.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
f/3.5
30 sec
ISO 100

Taken in Ancol, north Jakarta – 15 min from my home. The boardwalk was crowded, but the 30 sec exposure blurs motion enough to almost appear as if no one was walking there. See the jet trails as well?

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My photo exhibition opens tonight!

Posted on 23. Dec, 2008 by .

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My photo exhibition opens tonight at Eastern Promise in Kemang, South Jakarta. All are welcome. 7pm onward.

If you cannot make it, the exhibition will be up for three months; feel free to drop by anytime!

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Becoming a photographer: profit vs passion

Posted on 18. Dec, 2008 by .

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I’ve been delving deeper into the depths of photography lately in preparation for my photo exhibition, but I’m coming up for air for a moment to reflect on some points.

There is a great difference between taking photos and marketing and selling those images. That seems like quite a basic and obvious statement, but until you run into the difficulties of promoting your work, it seems to slip from importance.

If you wish to begin selling your work, be very cautious of the reality that the frustrations and roadblocks of money, time, and people may tarnish your passion. I’m not a professional photographer; it’s simply something I adore and spend much of my finances and free time pursuing. However, anyone wishing to become professional (using the definition of professional: someone earning the majority of their income from that pursuit), should choose this route knowing full well that a large percentage of their time will no longer involve taking photos and could very well change their outlook on the art-form.

I’m not trying to play the cynic, but instead reflect on the reality. It’s a question that many have to face – turn your passion into profit with the risk of snufing that flame, or live in regret for ‘what could have been’?

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Solitude and timelessness

Posted on 17. Dec, 2008 by .

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

So what’s up with all my Angkor Wat postings lately? Well, it’s been nearly a year since our trip to Thailand and Cambodia and I have only gone through a tiny percentage of the photos taken. This is one of the smaller temples on the grounds of the main temple. No one was around; had the whole place to myself for a while to take it all in. Felt a bit like Indiana Jones.

Solitude and timelessness were two feeling that echoed throughout the place.

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Angkor Wat

Posted on 16. Dec, 2008 by .

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia (larger size)

This is the traditional view of the temple that’s so often photographed. It’d be very difficult to do anything different or new with this scene, but the actual experience of being there is greater than any photograph may express.

I only wish that I had more time to explore the numerous temples. Being there around something so ancient and monumental borders on a religious experience.

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Adobe released the Lightroom 2.2 update to support the Canon 5D II

Posted on 16. Dec, 2008 by .

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Adobe released the Lightroom 2.2 update to support the Canon 5D II

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Angkor Wat

Posted on 15. Dec, 2008 by .

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Photoblog version here.

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