Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE ART? Welcome to my Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4 lens review. For you guys who are not followers of Sigma, this is an art series lens – Sort of like Nikon’s gold ring lens, and Canon’s red ring lens. For those of you who are not familiar with the gold and red rings… this is basically a top of the cream lens. So the 35mm lens is a versatile one. Generally used in landscape, portrait, and even street photography. The Sigma art series has been highly anticipated for their performance…

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Overwatch Cosplay Gallery

OVERLY HYPED GAME? INTRODUCTION Welcome to my Overwatch cosplay gallery. Overwatch somehow reminds me of Counter Strike. Sure thing that some FPS game is fun, but getting this much attention? I am not so sure if it is really that good, or the hype is real. Either way, I am not a huge fan of FPS, and this is off my play list. I don’t hate Overwatch, but neither can I like it… It’s just not my sort of game. But are there memorable characters in Overwatch? One can only…

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Quickstart Ninja Beginners Photography Tutorial

INTRODUCTION I GOT A CAMERA, WHAT NOW? Welcome, photo ninja, to this beginners photography tutorial. I know, you might have just got a camera and everything is written in alien language by evil ninjas. I understand the pain, and on top of that, there are too many “secret photography bibles” out there. Way too much boring technical stuff to read. Which is why I wrote this guide, where I have compressed everything you need to know to get started fast. Less boring stuff, more fun. That is what I think photography needs to be. But a small awareness that…

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Nier Automata Cosplay Gallery

GOOD, NOT JUST THE SOUNDTRACK INTRODUCTION Welcome to my Nier Automata cosplay gallery, and Nier is one of those games that is grossly underrated. I started with the first Nier, and that beautiful soundtrack and setting haunted me till today… but somehow, the game itself did not pick up much popularity. So finally, Nier Automata is kind of the one that did justice for the Nier Series – A combination of good story, characters and soundtrack. Check it out if you have not.     THE ALBUM Click on an image…

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Photographers Giving Out RAW Files – Yes or No

INTRODUCTION THE RAW QUESTION This has been an age old question since RAW files were invented – Should photographers give RAW files to their clients or friends? I believe a small group of people have absolutely no issues in doing so, but why are some people making such a big fuss over this? For those who are new to digital photography, RAW files are the pure, unedited versions of your photos. It is something like the film negatives of the days past. If anyone has a hold of the RAW files, he/she…

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The Complete Pentax Lens Abbreviations

PENTAX, THE LOST GRANDFATHER Pentax has a long history, a history even longer than Canon. Strangely though, as prominent as Pentax may be, it was never more popular than Canon or Nikon. Long story short, Pentax is related to “everything optics”. Pentax started from producing spectacle lens, to optical instruments for the military, scopes, binoculars, cameras, and even medical equipment. Pentax has been like sort of a lost grandfather over the years, being moved from company to company. Somehow, it has survived despite being a Frankenstein of many companies. The movements, however has put…

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The Tall Picture : How To Shoot Vertorama

INTRODUCTION WHAT THE HECK IS VERTORAMA? Welcome to a guide on how to shoot vertorama. You have probably heard of panorama, a long and ultra wide photo. With today’s technology, it is as simple as panning your smartphone with the “panoramic sweep” feature. Or you can go the old school way of taking many photos, and “stitching” them together in Photoshop. But what happens when you rotate around and take photos vertically? You get vertorama, the cousin of panorama. Strangely enough, vertorama is not commonly used by many photographers. Still, it is very useful for…

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Sleeklens Landscape Adventure Photoshop Actions Review

INTRODUCTION WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE? Welcome to my review on the Sleeklens Landscape Adventure Collection Photoshop Actions. It is kind of weird for me to be reviewing something that is not camera gear, but there is always a first time. There a ton of free Photoshop brushes, plugins, and actions out there. So what makes this collection special? Is it worth to pay the price for this collection? Well, since the folks at Sleeklens are kind enough to send it over for an honest, no holds barred review – They…

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Chicken Soup for Amateur Photographers

INTRODUCTION THE PHOTOGRAPHY LIFE This one is for you budding photographers. You who picked up a camera, want to learn 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…

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Cosplay Photoshoot Tips – The Complete Beginner’s Guide

INTRODUCTION COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY NOT RECOGNIZED IN THIS WORLD!? Hello people, let me do some good ranting before we start. If you just want cosplay photography 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…

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