Saturday, August 22, 2009

Product / Food Photography

Food photography is a still life specialization of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Professional food photography is a collaborative effort, usually involving an art director, a photographer, a food stylist, a prop stylist and their assistants

Product photography is where we get pictures of new cars, watches, toys and food items.

OLYMPUS E-410,14-42mm,Flash+Diffuser+Softbox,Tripod,Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nikon FM10 - Long Love Returns.

Nikon FM10
Last night,I've got a surprise package from fellow "photo-enthusiast" Mr. Kuyyie, a Nikon FM10 with a couple of lens and expired film.This is the tools that graphic student(not me)used in photography class back then when I was in UiTM (ITM that time).The Nikon FM10 is a basic SLR that's completely manual in operation--film is advanced with single stroke winding lever and rewinding is done with a lift-up crank on the top of the body. Focusing is accomplished via an accurate center located horizontal split field microprism and matte field.

Once film is loaded, the ISO speed must be set on a scale located in the shutter speed dial. When the desired shutter speed is set, the camera is manually focused, and while the shutter release is partially pressed down, turn the aperture ring until a green LED lights up in the left side of the viewfinder, indicating the proper exposure.

When a red (+) or (-) shows either the aperture or shutter speed must be adjusted. Now fully press down the shutter release to take the picture. There is no built-in flash, but it has a standard hot shoe for an optional accessory flash unit.

The black body is texturized and has a pronounced bulge in the front right for easy gripping. Both focusing and zooming the lens are smooth and easy. Test pictures were properly exposed under varied light levels from bright daylight outdoors to indoor existing light using the built-in LED metering. Images all had good detail at both wide and telephoto lens settings and a range of different subject distances. This model comes with eveready case.

The Nikon FM10 is a workhorse model camera has been on the market for a number of years and has been a reliable product and a good learning tool for individuals who want to learn photography by making most of the needed adjustments and settings themselves, instead of allowing automation to do everything.


* Camera Format - 35mm
* Exposure Range - 1/2000 sec - 1 sec
* Exposure Modes - Bulb , Manual , Depth-of-field
* Exposure Metering - Center-weighted
* Exposure Range Details - EV 2-19 ( ISO 100 )
* X-sync Speed - 1/125 sec
* Shutter Control - Mechanical
* Film Speed Range - ISO 25 - 3200
* Film Advance - Manual
* Self Timer Delay - 10 sec
* Lens System Presence Optional (body only)
* Remote Control Optional - Cable
* Features - Autoexposure lock , Manual film rewind ,
Depth-of-field preview button , Interchangeable focusing screen
* Flash Terminal - Hot shoe
* Lens Mounting - Nikon F

Monday, August 10, 2009

Cycle Of Life - Range Of Dynamic

Olympus E-410/ F3.5 & PhotomatixPro 3

3 set of exposure(1/3 step)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nikon D70 - The Friendliest DSLR ever.......

What the hack I'm talking about a DSLR that produced 5 years ago.....6 megapixels.....hahahaha maybe somebody will laugh at my article, but wait....this is the most friendliest companion for photographer for this recent years(Nikon user).

The Nikon D70 is a digital single-lens reflex camera, introduced at the 2004 PMA Annual Convention and Trade Show, as Nikon's first affordable consumer-level digital SLR, and a competitor to the Canon EOS 300D. It was succeeded initially by the Nikon D70s and more recently by the Nikon D80 and Nikon D90, announced respectively on August 9, 2006 and August 27, 2008. Like all current Nikon DX DSLRs, the Nikon D70 was manufactured in Ayuthaya, Thailand.

• 6.24 megapixel (total) CCD
• 6.1 million effective pixels
• 23.7 x 15.6 mm
• Nikon DX format (size)
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 12-bit A/D converter
Image sizes
• 3008 x 2000 [L] (6.01 million)
• 2240 x 1488 [M]
• 1504 x 1000 [S]

File formats
• NEF (12-bit lossless compressed RAW)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)

Color space
• Ia (sRGB)
• II (Adobe RGB)
• IIIa (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes) Lens mount • Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)
• 1.5x field of view crop

Lens compatibility

• DX Nikkor : All functions supported
• Type G or D AF Nikkor : All functions supported
• Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D : All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes
• Other AF Nikkor*2 : All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering, i-TTL balanced fill-fl ash for digital SLR
• AI-P Nikkor : All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering, i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and autofocus
• Non-CPU : Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
*1 IX Nikkor lenses can not be used
*2 Excluding lenses for F3AF

• TTL phase detection
• Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
• Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
• Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• No CF card supplied
Video output
• NTSC or PAL selectable
Remote control
• ML-L3 wireless remote controller (optional)

• USB 2.0 (only at 12 Mbps)
• Mass storage / PTP selectable
• Video out
• DC-IN (optional AC adapter) Power • Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL3
• Three CR2 lithium batteries (with supplied MS-D70 battery holder)
• AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)

• Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL3
• Three CR2 lithium batteries (with supplied MS-D70 battery holder)
• AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)

"The best picture taken not by the set of tools, but the skill of the user"- Mohd Kairul Abas/Ujang 2009

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Quotes Of The Day

"We should think of a photographer as a Samurai who makes rituals, moves and gestures in order to develop his techniques and his instinct." - Alex Majoli