When taking photos, controlling light in all its aspects is definitely not a walk in the park. As such, practicing with a single speedlight and a subject is the simplest way to begin.
In my case, I just got my Nikon SB-900 and controlled it wirelessly via my D90’s Creative Lighting System or CLS. The end result are these two photos of Goomba in my room.
Equipment used: Nikon D90 + Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight + Generic Close-up Filter
There’s something I’ve been guilty of lately and it sure isn’t doing me any good.
I’m guilty of planning what gear to buy, of how to gather funds for the said gear and what I’m gonna do with them once they’re in my hands. The bad thing about those things is the neglect my present gear is experiencing from me from all that daydreaming. What I should be doing is just enjoy photography and just take photos.
Hence, to remedy that, I took out Francesca and do what I do best – take photos of still subjects.
Unlike shooting portraits, shooting stills is my first and lasting love. The challenge of shooting something that doesn’t breathe and turning them into something interesting might seem mundane to some, but not to me. You just have to find the right concept and a weekend at home isn’t so mundane anymore.
Equipment used: Nikon D90 + Nikkor 50mm f1.8D AF + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
My girlfriend, Tin, had been longing for her own camera for the longest time. After months of planning, contemplating and day-dreaming, she finally bought a brand-spanking-new Nikon D3100, thanks to Kuya Walt and Ate Lhen’s help.
As such, the happy little camper took her new toy for a road test.
If I may add too, the Nikon D3100’s Rangefinder mode makes it easier for people to use non-motorized lenses. That and its well-crafted and well-thought ergonomics is something that makes this entry-level camera a perfect purchase for Tin.
Without further ado, meet Adam the Nikon D3100.
Nikon D90 + Nikkor 50mm f1.8D AF + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
A very intimate dinner party dedicated to Tatay Lito, courtesy of the Villanueva sisters. That and the Filipino food served by Little Quiapo was amazing.
Nikon D90 + Nikon 18-55 AF-S VR + Nikkor 50mm f1.8D AF + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight