8 Steps to Choose a Perfect Digital Camera

DIGITAL CAMERA I CHOOSE YOU! For you guys who are new to photography, there is something called “digital camera” and “analog camera” these days. Well, it’s just part of history. “analog camera” simply mean the “traditional” technology where you need to load “film” into the camera before you can take pictures. “Digital camera” is the more recent technology, where you save pictures into memory cards, then share them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and whatever else. Do take note that this guide is about helping you to choose a digital camera. Not because analog is…

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Improving My Cosplay Photoshop Part 4

Round 4 of 999, fight. This round, I deal with the blings. I mean how to fake blings and create more epic drama. THE EASIEST LIGHT EVER 1) Create a new layer, set the blend mode to “overlay”. Hard light or soft light works as well, depending on the picture. 2) Paint with a soft brush at varying opacity. Done. 3) As a bit of added bonus, try adding some dust specks to level up the drama. Note : The “color” of the light can be changed with a hue / saturation layer,…

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Chicken Soup for Amateur Photographers

Hey folks, this one is for you budding photographers. You, who picked up a camera, want to know more, and move forward with photography as a part of your life. When I first picked up a 3.2 megapixels compact digital camera, I was a happy man. Finally had something that I can take decent pictures with, I thought. But little did I know, there is a whole new world within photography. Seriously, I never thought much about photography when I first got that camera. It is only when I started playing with…

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Improving My Cosplay Photoshop Part 3

Oh yes, it’s more of this stuff. Round 3 of 999, fight. But this time round, I am just taking notes of a few bits and pieces that I found really useful so far. So if you guys find these useful, feel free to use them in your own projects as well. Enhancing Eyes My usual method – select the eyes -> new adjustment layer -> curves. Sometimes I will add another hue/saturation layer. That’s it. But this method that master Dewis uses is a lot more comprehensive. It even went…

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Basic Photography Terms : The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

DECODING THE BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY TERMS So people these days pick up a new camera, and goes “everything is auto these days”. Piece of cake. Then, they start messing around the camera… only to see alien language and technology. Hory shet. What are all these photography terms, and what is this “AV”, “M”, “ISO”, “EV”? Read the manual? Nobody ain’t got time for that. Fear not, I have compiled a list of common photography terms. In simple layman terms as possible, minus the long tutorials… Since many people can’t wait to rip that new camera apart –…

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Websites To Download Free Stock Photos That Don’t Suck

FREE STOCK PHOTOS FOR DOWNLOAD, NOT REALLY FREE FOR EVERYTHING Digital artist, blogger, publisher or whichever, you probably need stock photos for your works. But as this world works, not every photo you find on the Internet is free. You might have heard of “copyright”, where you cannot publish the works without permission. Then, there’s “copyleft” or creative commons. Which, allows you to use the works with some strings attached. But take note, you might still land in trouble even if it is a copyleft photo. You see, not all copyleft photos are “totally…

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Cosplay Photoshoot Tips – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY NOT RECOGNIZED IN THIS WORLD!? Hello people, let me do some good ranting before we start (if you just want tips, feel free to skip this section of my randomness). I know that there are already 999999 photoshoot tutorials out there… but surprisingly, only a few of them address cosplay photography. I mean, cosplay has been around since like, the 1980s? Maybe the photography world doesn’t recognize cosplay photography as a “school” of it’s own yet. To you who chose this less recognized path – well done! This is one of the…

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Anime to Watch : Summer 2016

HOW MY RATING SYSTEM WORKS Howdy people, welcome to my anime watch list. These are my picks for the season, as based on having watched at least an episode of each series. These are ultimately my personal picks and are subjected to my… ego. So don’t flame me if our tastes don’t match.  😛 But as an “anime senpai”, you can rest assure that I am extremely picky about what I watch. I rate the series with “fireballs”, because, why not? 5 Fireballs : The highest honor I can give to an…

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