Archive for March, 2011
I just got my 60mm and 120mm back from cleaning and felt the need to bring some balance to my love for Hasselblad. Like many other brands of cameras, there are a lot a lot a lot of hidden charges, especially when you are buying second-hand lenses and bodies.Read More
I'm proud to say that I'm the first Hasselblad user to handle the awesome Hasselblad H4D Ferrari edition in Singapore muahaha.Read More
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z8Izcl8B04[/youtube] If you are a photojournalism student, you would have heard of Kevin Carter's name... several times. That, or your photography school sucks.Read More
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/20942452[/vimeo] I am a big fan of the International Photography Awards since 2009. The quality of the photography submissions is simply amazing and I find myself learning a lot. And thanks to the really steep entry fees, you find that people think really hard and submit only their best works for this competition.Read More
I was slightly disturbed over the weekend when somebody said it is so easy to photograph dance photography. You simply park your camera there, take as many photos as possible and there's bound to be a good shot. It only it was that easy. Before I go on, may I point out that I am no expert in this field. Furthest I have gone with dance photography is an honorable mention at the 2009 International Photography Awards for my series on Afro Carribean Salsa Shines. So whatever I say, take it with a pinch of salt.Read More
Over the week I had the opportunity to use two high-end dedicated film scanners - Hasselblad Flextight 343 and Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED. So I decided to run a simple comparison between the both of them using the same negative.Read More
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCqUr_E9Ric&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The big guns in lighting have announced a continuous lighting system.Read More
I am majorly annoyed with Vuescan and Silverfast. Technically I should be annoyed with Kodak Ektar 100 too but the film is giving me way too psychedelic/awesome color I could ever hope for in a shot so it is spared from my wrath. The shot above you see is scanned using Vuescan. Now take a look at the one below, scanned with Silverfast.Read More
So I got myself an Epson V700 from a fellow Clubsnapper at a very good price (620 instead of 900 first hand). It makes sense that I put in some effort to run some tests and justify the purchase.
The image above is scanned and enhanced using contrast, curves (exposure) and high pass filter (sharpening).
Read on to see how that fare against a typical SGD 13 lab scan from fotohub.
Just collected my roll of Ektar 100 film from fotohub. Very pleased with this long exposure shot of mine. Hasselblad 501 CM + 60mm f/3.5 CF T* with Kodak Ektar 100. If i did not remember wrongly, the exposure is 128 seconds at f/11. As for the rest... hmm... I'll upload them when I get home later tonight. Epson V700 is coming home.Read More