Finally had a free weekend after a whirlwind of activities that started last August. But in as much as I want to spend it sleeping all day, I took Francesca out and captured details that could be found in our home.
Equipment used: Nikon D90 + Nikkor 40mm f2.8G AF-S DX Micro + Nikon SB-900 Speedlight
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