A lil portrait photography back on the blogspot days, I had no idea how to do post-processing then
When the burst of Photography fad came in, I could almost always see a person carrying a DSLR around their neck wherver I go. Be it the mall, the streets, public transportation, parks, homes, and even in the church, PEOPLE have them.
Apart from the physical aspect of photography being a more visible hobby, I started seeing posts online saying “Having a DSLR doesn’t make you a photographer, it makes you a DSLR owner.” Well at a certain level yes and no. But for that argument, I’ll save it for later. Continue reading
And to complete a tradition I’ve created some four years ago, and which I have been following till this year: I bring you the Sinulog 2011 Grand Mardi Gras pictures!
I started the morning by attending the first mass in the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino. The whole place was crowded and people were armed with their umbrellas and their balloons with attached prayers. What I liked about this mass was that most of the people who attended the mass are really loyal devotees. Contrary to the modern mass where it’s noisier and people don’t seem to listen to the priest, this mass had attendees Continue reading
Digicam service center a.k.a Camera Care
Camera repair in Cebu was once difficult and mind you I’ve heard of a series of complaints of how this service center or that service center just didn’t do it right.
Well there is a Digicam Service center in Cebu and yes this was previously named as Camera Care. I often get questions such as where can I repair my camera in Cebu and I will always refer to the service center if they are still under warranty. But if you’re out of the free service limit in your baby then Camera Care is the best place to go to. Continue reading
Hawk Travel Blogger's bag
I’ve been searching for Travel Bags in Cebu for quite some time. I guess I’ve been complaining quite a few times when there seems to be no bag that can fit my needs as a photoblogger and a somewhat travel blogger. I needed something that can fit my camera, one extra lens, a couple of my whatnots and my netbook. That was my dilemma until I saw this bag.
The Hawk Traveler’s Bag. It was the ultimate bag and it had all the things I needed. The bag was on sale but still priced around 3K php (ouch) but definitely worth the money. The problem with most of my Travel Bags is that they just can’t seem to fit in everything without looking like Santa’s Gift bag during peak season. Continue reading
Cebu had its fullest Moon for 2010 during May 31, 2010. Unfortunately I only got to take a shot during April 1, 2010. So if you look at my shots you’ll notice I have the upper portion somewhat cut. Still, I just had to take shots of the beautiful full moon.
How do I take Full moon shots?
I have to be honest my weakness with these shots, I just can’t seem to capture the moon with her clouds gently surrounding her radiance. If I try to shoot it with the clouds glowing the moon is compromised making it too bright.
First of all you need to have a Telephoto Lens and a Tripod. The best minimum option would be 300mm. If you have a 300mm with IS (image stabilizer) then even better. Some would be daring enough to try 200mm but if you’re willing enough you can go for a teleconverter with 1.4X or 2.0X magnification. However, doing so can soften your image.
Recommended settings will be ISO 100, f45. shutter speed 1/6. The high aperture concentrates the light in the light source (which in this case is the moon) so it gives detail to the moon without making it too dark (this is basically a theory which I made up, please correct me if I’m wrong).
Remember it’s very important to have tripod and if you’re lucky enough to have a remote trigger then even better.
I am a Canon user.
Digital SLRs are a fast growing popular gadget here in the Philippines but when after the fun of shooting we sometimes end up with a dislodged lens, broken camera, or a malfunctioning camera software. So where is the camera repair in Cebu. Where is the camera service center center in Cebu?
Canon service center is located in The Gallery which is beside the road from Lahug all the way to Mabolo. For those opting to come from SM, you can ride a jeepney 04L which will pass by The Gallery. But if you’re coming from Jones, Mabolo, or the like then you can take the 03Q (which takes about 45 minutes to get to the destination) then an 04L.
I heard that they take longer to repair cameras in Canon so I’d give it about a month. This would be practical if you still have your warranty. However, if you want things fast then you can consider my second option below:
Camera Care: Camera Service Center
Let’s begin with my problem which was my 50mm f/1.8 prime lens got dislodge after my camera took a graceful landing. So nothing was broken but I heard it was more expensive to have the camera lens fixed than to buy a new one. Then my friend thedarklordchucklesthesillypiggy suggested that I have it fixed in Camera Care.
Where is Camera Care?
Simple, just tell the taxi driver Sampaguit suites right across Robinsons Mall in Ramos Street.
1200php and 5 hours later my lens is fixed, clean, and with an added contraption to secure the two major parts together.