Month: April 2007

Peacock, originally uploaded by hermanau. I went to the Arcadia Arboretum with Bernard on Saturday. It’s such a beautiful place, way better than that garden we visited last week. There are birds roaming around everywhere, a well kept green house, although the waterfall was turned off… But it really paid off when we spotted this […]

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Endless Tranqulity, originally uploaded by hermanau. My first ever 1000+ views 100+ favorites shot… :-) This shot really kinda surprised me when I developed it from the NEF file ’cause it almost came out like this exactly. I didn’t add any colors to it whatsoever. The only thing I did to it was sharpening, contrast, […]

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Untitled, originally uploaded by hermanau. My first waterfall shot ever. I’ve always wanted to shoot these, but I never come across one. This one wasn’t shot in the ideal angle ’cause the plants were in the way, and also I didn’t have my tripod with me. This one was shot at F/22 with a polarizer […]

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Huge props to Jaewook Chung writing both programs… this one is probably even better than PreviewExtractor of the previous post. Wow, even taken those pictures that the WB is so messed up that you would have to spend an hour in PS just trying to correct it and eventually fail? Now this tool is here […]

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Most of you should already know that the life of your DSLR is closely tied to the shutter count. Although there hasn’t been any confirmed number of counts on how many times a shutter would fail, but it should give you an idea what the “mileage” is on your camera. It’s especially helpful if you […]

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02 Subaru Impreza WRX, originally uploaded by hermanau. Alright, I’m trying some a little different on this shot. I actually took 7 shots of different exposure on this but I only used 4 of them. Instead of using a wide range of exposure to get a perfectly exposed shot all over, I actually managed to […]

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I browse about 100-400 pictures / day on flickr, and I notice a lot of pictures out there are underexposed or overexposed. The truth is, if a picture is overexposed, there really isn’t much you can do to save it; but if it’s underexposed, you have a pretty good chance of saving it. To understand […]

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I’ve been flickr‘ing too much lately, and started coming across a lot of pictures that are underexposed. We live in a digital world, and underexposed pictures can be saved a lot of times. Although the vast majority of people out there who owns a digital camera, only a hand full of them own Photoshop or […]

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Shirley’s BMW 330i, originally uploaded by hermanau. My 2nd HDR attempt. This time I talked to my friend to get his advice to clean up most of the distracting visual elements before uploading the final version. I’m confident that this is really really close to getting my HDR the right feel. I don’t want my […]

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I don’t know how I missed this one when it was released in March, 2007… but I just got to post it for those who are slow to react like myself… 2 words: GET IT!!!!!! This is the very first VR lens ever priced at the budget consumer’s level. I thought it was April’s Fool, […]

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Forewords: I hated HDR. Why am I even bothering with it and writing this? It’s only because there are too many that really give HDR a bad name, and I finally got around and decided to learn how to do it well myself. I’m not claiming to be an expert in this and I’m only […]

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Subaru WRX, originally uploaded by hermanau. Finally got around to get my first ever successful HDR shot. I stopped by the parking lot of a close by theatre at night a couple days ago and took a series of shots including this one which I got 4 exposures. I’ve been trying different HDR techniques and […]

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I stumbled across popphoto.com today and found a few interesting tutorial articles teaching how to shoot numerous fun subjects and have tips that will really help amateurs and intermediate photographers who have not been exposed to those areas. I’ve picked a few to list here: How to shoot smoke How to shoot star Streaks How […]

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Subaru WRX Wagon, originally uploaded by hermanau. My first night parking lot shot. I’ve always wanted to try these but I don’t have wide angle lens, and so I tried a few with my widest 28mm. That kinda limited myself to what I could shoot, but i’m quite pleased with the results. If you want […]

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Beauty is in the Eye, originally uploaded by hermanau. My very first eye shot. Took me less than 10 tries to get this right. Next time I’ll try to get a more interesting subject in the reflection.. :-) If you’re interested in doing a shot like this, here’s a brief tutorial to what I’ve done […]

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Domokun Attacks!!!, originally uploaded by hermanau. Hehe, here’s another one of those Photoshop “accidents” where I just let my imagination run wild. Pictured is Domokun attacking a miniature Seattle (shot this actually when I went to Seattle a couple months ago). So, here you go Domokun fans! Enjoy

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