How to Photograph Fireworks Like a Boss : Featuring Singapore NDP Fireworks

  SMARTPHONE TO PHOTOGRAPH FIREWORKS? NOT QUITE. YET. Want to learn how to photograph fireworks? The easiest way is to just pull out your smartphone and snap away! All right, enough trolling as a start. Since you are reading this, I am guessing that you want to go “heavy guns” on fireworks. Shoot? Too easy. Now to own it like a boss.     TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A The gear Section B Homework Section C Preparation Section D How to shoot Section E For the purist Section F NDP Fireworks   SECTION A : WHAT…

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Godox Witstro AD360 Review

  FLASH OR STROBE? Welcome, to my Godox Witstro AD360 review – a confusing gadget. While Godox brands it as a flash, it uses an external battery pack and a bulb. It also packs the power of a strobe, when it is using the standard hotshoe mount. Flash, strobe or both? You decide. This is one interesting flash strobe thing that I have used for over a year now. It combines both the portability of a flash, and the power of a strobe. Very affordable too. If you hunt for…

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The Big Picture : How To Shoot Panorama

  PANORAMA IS INVENTED BY A HIPPIE PHOTOGRAPHER. NOT. Before we start the proper lesson on how to shoot panorama, I have an embarrassing confession to make… and it is very important for you guys to know the correct history. Know what? I used to think panorama as “pan-o-rama”, invented by a hippie photographer who wore an artist beret hat and panned a camera around to create an ultra wide photo. Well, I was wrong. I later learnt that Panorama is a Greek word, and it meant wide or “all sight” of that sorts. There is even a city…

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Review

  THE BIRTH OF ANOTHER KING? Welcome to my Nikon 16-35mm f/4 G lens review. In 2007, Nikon released a beast called 14-24mm f/2.8 into the wild. It is sharp, crisp, solid, and has little distortion at 14mm. It is an excellent all round lens, and people had no qualms crowning it the king of ultra wide lens. A few years later in 2010, Nikon released another ultra wide, the 16-35mm f/4 lens. However, it is not meant to replace the king, but to be the successor of 17-35mm f/2.8. Still, this…

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Samyang 8mm f/3.5 CS II Fisheye Lens Review

  SOMETHING LOOKS FISHY Welcome to my Samyang 8mm Fisheye Lens Review. Looking to do something different? Try capturing the world through the eyes of a fish. Fisheye lenses are kind of extreme. Some people love it to bits, some hate it to shreds. But one thing we can all agree on – the fisheye offers a different perspective. Even if you do not like the fish, you can always de-fish with Photoshop and get a regular ultra wide angle photo. That said, fisheye lenses are generally not cheap. Definitely a…

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7 Ways On How To Remove Stuck Lens Filter

  REMOVING A STUCK LENS FILTER Help, my lens filter is stuck! Fear not. You are not alone, and this has been a common pain among photographers since the ancient days. To help you remove a stuck lens filter, I have compiled a few methods on how to remove stuck lens filter in this guide. Some of them I have tried and worked really well… and a few of them are just plain dumb. Try it at your own risk. 😛     TABLE OF CONTENTS Section A Methods that work Section B Somehow…

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Step-by-Step Guide On How To Do HDR Photography

  HDR IS A KNOWN BUT UNKNOWN FEATURE? Welcome to a guide on how to do HDR photography. HDR is everywhere these days, but just what is it!? You might have seen a “HDR mode” on smartphones and certain cameras, maybe even heard people say “try to use HDR, it is better”. Why are people using it, but not even knowing what it is? This is the very reason why I wrote this guide – To walk you right through the mysteries of HDR. To get you one step ahead of the game,…

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How to Do IR Photography That Don’t Suck

  WELCOME TO INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY Bored of the “regular photography”? Looking to do some interesting alternate photography instead? Then you should totally learn how to do IR photography (infrared photography). If you are unsure how it looks like, here are a few good examples from Flickr. White trees, white grass and a surreal landscape, those are the characteristics of IR Photograph. These are the secrets of the unseen world, and they look like they totally came out of the matrix world. But you will need some understanding, and have quite a bit of work to capture this surreal…

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