I mean, nothing. anyways, your shots reminded me of my photography sideline and why I fell in love with it (and film), it's just sad though that I can't take related courses. keep up the good work. make others fall in the abyss of words in photos [: - ellie xx
Aww thanks so much Ellie! I really hope you still get the chance to do photography! :D
if someone asks you to be friends, would you be friends with that someone? or you'll reject the friendship that that someone offers you? - ellie xx
Hello Ellie! :D Why would I reject a friendship?!? Of course not!!! Hahaha! And I’ll include my answer to your previous message here: Blood Bank is so nice, yes? And you wear glasses, too! Don’t worry, glasses are cool. :))
you seem so cool! agh i just want to be friends with you (creepy, sorry) :( but noob question: what's the difference between shooting in RAW and JPEG? and you mentioned something about editing photos one by one? do you make a pre-set action for your photographs and just apply them to a collective of your photos? haha sorry for hoarding your feed with my questions
Haha it’s alright. :)) And why would it be creepy to want to be friends with someone?!?
I understand RAW photos as: the camera takes in all the available color settings for one shot, so that you can adjust it later. JPEG is shot under the settings you had on your camera at that time. Correct me if I’m wrong, please do Google it na lang for a more liable answer, sorry. HAHA
And yes, I did have some saved curve settings back then. But from what I remember, I really edited them one by one most of the time, so that’s why I only edited single shots and avoided taking sets. Haha! It was only later that I realized I needed to edit them as sets. :)) My history with post processing is bizarre. :))
Thankyou for your comprehensive answer!! :-) do you use lightroom? :D how did you get into taking photographs anyway?
No problem! Yes I use Lightroom, but I only started this year. I used to use Photoshop but since I shot in RAW, the controls were similar. But before that, when I took photos in JPEG I used to edit them one by one! Hahaha!
Hmm, I guess it started back in second year high school, but I had to do with our old digital point-and-shoot camera. I think it really took off when, after months of pleading, my parents finally got me my DSLR in my third year. :)
hi! i'm a huge huge (!!!) fan of your photographs (and lol i actually saw you at this event thing some time ago and i swear i was just fangirling inside hihi) but i'm getting a dslr soon and i've always wondered: 1. how much do you post-process (or edit) your photos? 2. how did you get all the stars to show up and capture the vibrant blueness of the sky in your "Stars" photo (did you use the bulb setting or smth)? CURIOUS :-) wish i could be as good at taking photographs as thee one day.
Hello! Haha, what event was that?! :)) You should’ve said hi! Hahaha! Anyway, your questions!
1. I want my photos to look natural, even when I somewhat change the coloring. I shoot in RAW. First, I correct the white balance if necessary, then I move the highlights and shadows controls, then I apply the S curve on the RGB channel, then some adjustments on the other channels! Also, I have been toying with the HSL adjustments lately, but not that much. I just adjust the greenness of the greens (I tend to make them more yellow-ish, if you’ve noticed. Haha!) and the orangeness of the skin tones, sometimes.
2. Yes, that was exposed for 30 seconds! That was taken in the province, though. I wish the stars were that visible here in the city. :(
And dude, thank you so so so much but I have a loooong way to go! :D
We’re talking about my 50mm, right? It’s sold from 4600 to 5000 Php! From what I know, you can buy it at its cheapest (locally) at Hidalgo, Quiapo. OR—if you can—buy it at Hong Kong…? Gadgets are sold significantly cheaper there, or so I think! :)
How do you make that ribbon design on your picture? :D
Photoshop! It’s pretty much a bunch of rectangles cut and distorted here and there, plus an overlaying texture. Then you arrange the layers accordingly so that it looks like the photo’s inside that fold. :)
what lens do you recommend me to buy next after my kit lens? I'm a Canon user, btw. thank you! :)
Buy a 50mm! For me, it’s a must to have a nice prime lens in your arsenal. Preferably an f/1.4, but for us Canon-users there’s a cheaper f/1.8 alternate, which is what I’m using now. Or, if your budget allows it, why not go for a 24-70mm f/2.8L? That’s my dream lens. Hahaha!