Thursday, July 29, 2010

Taman Tamadun Islam, Kuala Terengganu

Replica of Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan, Russia.

Replica of Suleyman Mosque, Turkey.

Taman Tamadun Islam ::
  • Located at Pulau Wan Man, Kuala Terengganu.
  • Takes about 3year of construction and cost around RM 249.3 million.
  • Officially open to public on 3rd February 2008.
  • Featuring 21 great Islamic Monument from all around the world. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Night Landscape

A little tips for night landscape, by step ::

  1. Set the ISO to the highest, attach your longest focal length lens on your camera then take the metering (use spot metering for more accuracy) where the light source is. By using high ISO setting, the sensor will be more sensitive to light therefore giving more accurate reading.
  2. Use a small aperture for deep depth of field ( f/16, f/22) , and adjust the shutter speed until the meter shows perfect exposure.
  3. Then change back to the lowest ISO available, ISO 100/200, and change the shutter speed equivalent to the number of stop that you have drop from the ISO. The idea is to get the same exposure as we did with the highest ISO.
  4. Change your focal length/lens to the one that you prefer for the landscape shoot (usually the wide angle lens), mount the camera on the tripod, set to self-timer or remote, and take the picture.
p/s :: this is the step I take for night shot, it's not 100% accurate but you'll get close to what you want. Feel free to comment if there's any flaw.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rear Curtain Flash

By default, your camera is set to front curtain, which means your flash fires at the beginning of the exposure, when the shutter opens.

The rear curtain flash setting let your flash to fire at the end of your exposure, just before the shutter closes. Well, you won’t see a difference at high shutter speeds but you will at slow shutter speeds. Remember what a flash does, it lights up your subject and “freezes” it in time. So if your flash g
oes off at the beginning of the exposure, you’ll freeze your subject and then the movement for the rest of the exposure will blur right over your “freeze” and it won’t look natural or sharp. If your flash goes off at the end of the exposure, the blur comes first and then you freeze your subject right at the end making it sharp with all the blur “in background” of your frozen subject.

The example of the rear curtain flash, with 1/1.6s handheld :

Friday, July 2, 2010

NIKON CENTRE :: berjaya times square,kuala lumpur

"The biggest one-stop venue for Nikon camera enthusiasts and photographers"

Nikon Centre - located at Level 1, East Wing of the Berjaya Times Square Mall. It is the biggest one-stop venue for Nikon camera enthusiasts and photographers of all levels to experience, practise, learn, find inspiration or share the tools of photography and witness the works of local and international image takers and makers.

The main functions of Nikon Centre KL ::

"Service/Repair Centre" and "Showroom for full range of Lenses, speed lights and other accessories"

"Display of Nikon Legendary Models"

"Showroom for full range of DSLR, COOLPIX"

"Photo Gallery"

"display of mini models at the center of the room"