How to choose a camera lens

  WHICH CAMERA LENS IS SUPER EFFECTIVE? Welcome to my guide on how to choose a camera lens. There are hundreds are lenses in the world now – It is no wonder people get so lost in choosing a camera lens. Good for you rich people, you can just “gotta buy em all”. As for the rest of us poor folks, we have to choose one super effective lens, and stick with it for a long time. So this is what the guide is all about, helping you to choose a good lens. A…

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The Complete Sigma Lens Abbreviations

I have done a lens abbreviation guide and sort of history for Nikon and Canon. So now, I figured to do a similar guide for the third party lens. This guide is all about Sigma, which has so far produced lens for Nikon, Canon, Sony and Pentax mounts. Please don’t be confused, Sigma is a Japanese company founded in 1961… and not a western based company. With over 50 years of history, Sigma is definitely not some cheap company producing crappy lens. In fact, they have some excellent lens, priced at a fraction of…

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Photography Composition Rules for Great Photos

  THE BEAUTY OF PHOTOGRAPHY How can you make photos pretty? Just by learning the basics, applying techniques and good photography composition rules. Photography is rather different from the rest of the arts, a professional photographer once told me. To become very good at arts, you need a lot of raw talent. But not for photography. For those of you who are low on self-confidence with the “creative juice” part, don’t sweat it. All you need for photography is to learn some rules to make things look good. I never thought myself to…

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Solving The Mystery of Exposure Triangle

  WHAT THE HECK IS AN EXPOSURE TRIANGLE? Welcome photo ninja, to this guide on solving the mystery of exposure triangle in photography. I understand, almost everyone can’t wait to snap away with their new cameras… but just cannot get things right. A lot of the photos just turn out too bright or too dark. That was how I was as a beginner too, and I figured out that I needed to learn the basics. I looked at many tutorials online, and the exposure triangle was the first thing to pop out. It sounds…

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Essential Landscape Photography Tips and Techniques

  GOOD CHOICE ON LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY! Greetings landscape photographer ninja. You have come to a not-so-secret guide on essential landscape photography tips and techniques. First off, you have made a good choice on picking up landscape photography, one of the nicest and oldest photography subjects around. Landscape photography is the first subject that I picked up, and it has stayed with me ever since. It is very easy to pick up as well – all you need is just a camera. Plus, landscape is literally everywhere. There are plenty of free photographic opportunities around, no need to…

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Tokyo Travel Photography Aug 2016

People, I am back from Japan! It is time to share some photos of Tokyo and travel experience. While things are still fresh in my head, I shall write down a few things to take note (also as reference for my next trip). Feel free to use this as sort of a travel itinerary and guide. THE ALBUM 1) BEFORE TRAVEL LOGISTICS Prepare your trip months in advance. Seriously. Lodging and air tickets can be a pain if you are going to Tokyo during the “popular periods”. In particular, March / April for the…

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The Complete Canon Lens Abbreviations Glossary

WHAT THE CANON? Welcome to the world of photography, where geeky scientists make great lens… and use all their secret codes to confuse consumers. Fret not, this guide will explain those EF-S, STM Canon lens acronyms and abbreviations to you, and a small history lesson to help you better understand. MOUNTS Unlike Nikon which has stuck to their “F-mount” for a long time, Canon has a history of changing their mount systems. 1959 : R Mount 1964 : FL Mount 1971 : FD Mount. FL lens can be used on FD cameras.…

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The Complete Nikon Lens Abbreviations Glossary

DECODING THE NIKON-NIKKOR CODE I bet you have seen these “strange markings” all over Nikon lens… but what the heck do they mean? This Nikon lens abbreviations and acronyms glossary will help you to decode the Nikon code, and a short history lesson so you can better understand these lens. Also for those who are a little newer to Nikon, their lens are branded “Nikkor”. No need to be confused, it’s just part of history. Nikon originally only wanted their best lens to carry the “Nikkor” name. But now, all their lens are “Nikkor” nonetheless.…

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Astrophotography Fireworks – My Crazy Epic Experiment

  FIRE IN THE SKY 9 August, the time has come for NDP fireworks again. That is the National Day Parade, or Singapore’s Independence Day. So everyone prepare, flock in groups, enjoy some beer and shoot some fireworks together. Yeah, fireworks are cool. But it gets kind of stale when everyone does the same thing. By that, I mean we get a ton of same looking fireworks pictures every year. I don’t mean in a bad way that we should stop having the same fireworks photos altogether. It is fun to get together,…

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