Sony a6000 firmware 2.0 update (XAVC S support)

Sony a6000 firmware 2.0 update (XAVC S support)

An firmware for the Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 has been released by Sony a few days ago. I took the plunge and installed it immediately after it was available and I didn't regret it. You can download the firmware from here or click the link below http://www.sony.com.sg/support/product/ILCE-6000 Among the main update is the support for XAVC S when capturing videos. Here are sample videos which I took on my way home from work. You can watch in full screen to appreciate. You can watch this videos in Youtube to appreciate the quality :) **South Bridge…

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Preview film negatives using an iPad

Preview film negatives using an iPad

I tried this trick and it worked! It's amazing how people like this guy discovers something neat. Technology really rocks! :) Below is a frame from my previous studio shoot. This is a TMAX 100 negative which I used with my Hasselblad 500 C/M medium-format film camera. As you can see, this technique comes in handy if you want to view your negatives. Ain't that cool?!…

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Planes Project

Planes Project

I love planes! I'm starting a new personal project to shoot as many planes as I can. Here are the initial photos I've taken to jumpstart the project. Hope you guys like it! :) In photos: AirAsia Cebu Pacific Hainan Airlines Garuda Indonesia Tiger Airways Singapore Airlines Jetstar Qantas Lion Air Silk Air…

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Capture One Express (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony)

I was looking for a RAW converter for my Sony a6000 and someone suggested to try out Capture One Express(for Sony). It is actually free for Sony camera users! So if you're a Sony user, this is a must-try! Here is the link to download it: http://www.phaseone.com/Imaging-Software/Capture-One-for-Sony.aspx Make sure when you run it, choose the Express version because is the free one. I captured this photo and made it underexposed in purpose After adjusting the exposure in Capture One, voila! The Sony a6000 captured enough information to make you recover a poorly exposed…

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Does your camera brand really matter?

Does your camera brand really matter?

I started photography in 2003 using a Canon film camera. If my memory serves me right, it was a Canon 300V. Then, since digital photography got cheaper I was able to upgrade to a Canon 300D (Digital Rebel). The 300D was the model used by my photography professor and mentor Jay Alonzo so I was very proud of it! After using the 300D for several years, I felt the need to upgrade to a better camera. However, due to financial constraints, I cannot afford a Canon 20D at that time. So I opted to buy a Nikon camera instead. I…

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Happy 7th Anniversary Pinoygraphers(Singapore)!

After 7 years, Pinoygraphers(Singapore) is still going strong! I am always proud to be part of this organization since the very start. The next year will be more challenging as we aim to achieve more activities and recruit new members. Pinoygraphers(Singapore) is a recognized non-profit organization by the Singapore Registry of Societies(RoS). We are a group of Filipino photography enthusiasts who aim to hone our skills and share our "Passion for Photography". We are also known as [email protected], PGSG, or Pinoygraphers. So cheers and happy anniversary from me, a proud Pinoygrapher! If you are…

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8 Quick Tips to Shoot Better Photos

8 Quick Tips to Shoot Better Photos

Take time to think about the shot before clicking your shutter release. Check your shutter Speed(for capturing movement), Aperture(for Depth of Field), and ISO setting(for light sensitivity). Make sure you have the perfect settings for the shot. Understand how the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is used to expose your photos and you’re good! Remember all these can help you control your exposure. When you’re already confident on how to use Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO, always shoot Manual Understand your camera’s metering. If you’re using Nikon, the matrix metering is really awesome.…

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How I shoot my Photos!

How I shoot my Photos!

Just want to share how I shoot my photos. First, I survey the place to shoot by walking around. Looking for areas where it is nice to shoot the subject. Next, I prepare my gear and do some test shots(not too much as you want to save your battery). Once I get a feel of how I should expose my photos, I am ready! If the subject has ideas on how to pose themselves(like my recent family shoot), feel free to let them do it and just guide them. Once everybody’s ready, I then proceed to shoot.…

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