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Confessions of a Failed Blogger and Designer

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog. My passion for blogging was lost. My passion for design has subside a little and shifted to photography. And I’ve been brought down by procrastination and maybe a little depression. And I’m lazy. This is why I’ve stop updating this blog for a long time.

Story Time
I did not finish my graphic design course. Bad time management, unable to deliver assignment on time, so I drop out of college.

Then I met a new friend, a photographer. We started a company with a videographer doing mostly wedding day and events photography. Learned a lot from him, but later I found that we have different views and direction, I left.

During my time in college and the photography company time, I did a lot of freelance for a small income. Logos, flyers, business cards, bunting, websites, CD packaging, etc… I didn’t manage my time wisely, and procrastinate a lot, making some unsatisfied clients.

While doing freelance, I have lots of free time for myself, I lack self discipline, skill and experience. So I decided to work in an agency to learn, and also to get a more stable income.

I’m thankful that my brother introduce me to his friend, and he’s looking for people to work for him, so I went to the interview with a weak portfolio and no certificate in design, but got the job, probably because they were in their peak season and also because of my brother’s recommendation. I’ve been working here 8 months now, but still learning new things.

Why Start Updating This Blog Now?
The passion for design is still in my blood. When I see a beautiful design, and hope that I can create something like that. I’m still working in art & design industry, and I hope that I can improve my skills and art sense. And I hope that by keeping this blog, I can track my experiences, and also to keep my passion burning.

YongNuo RF-603 Nikon with EM-5

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Information, Photography | 17 comments

For people with YongNuo RF-603 Nikon version and wish to use it with their Olympus EM-5, you just need to do some modification to the trigger so it’ll work with your EM-5 or any other M43 cameras.

If you’ve been searching around the web, you’ve probably found that people modified the Canon version of RF-603 from DPReview Forum and Better Family Photos. Someone in the forum commented that he used conductive aluminium tape for the Nikon version and it worked. So now I’m sharing how I modified my Nikon version RF-603.

You will need:

  • Philips screwdriver (+)
  • Conductive aluminium tape

I will just skip to the part where I show you which 2 contacts to tape over.

rf-603-mod-to-work-with-my-em5

  1. Tape across the 2 contacts as shown in the photo.
  2. I took out the pin that’s furthest inside since it’s no longer needed.
  3. I have to leave the spring in for the RF-603 to work with my EM5.
  4. Trigger activated by my EM5.

**Note: When mount on the EM-5, I have to pull it out a little for the RF-603 to work.

**The pin that’s furthest inside:
rf-603-mod-to-work-with-my-em5-pin

Original articles modifying the YongNuo RF-603 Canon version:
DPReview Forum
Better Family Photos

Macro Photography on a Budget

Posted by on Dec 4, 2010 in Information, MyPhotos, Photography | 0 comments

Macro photography is fun, but the price of the lens are very expensive.
In this post, I’m gonna share with you how to shoot macro photography, without spending hundred or thousand of dollars for a lens, instead, we’re just gonna spend a few dollars on a reverse ring.

There’s 2 types of reverse ring. One is lens to body, the other is lens to lens. I’m using the lens to body reverse lens.

Reverse ring on Canon 400D

Know your lens’ diameter, and get the right ring size for it. I bought the 52mm diameter ring to use with my 50mm f/1.8 and 38-76mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. It’s better to use some old lens or cheaper lens because the other side of the lens will be exposed to dust and stuffs, and you don’t have a filter for that. (Or you can DIY your own filter for the reverse side of the lens… Hmm… I might try that.)

Search on eBay for reverse ring.

Here are some shots I took using the reverse ring, with my 38-76mm lens and Canon 400D.
Macro 1

It’s best to shoot in bright daylight. Sometimes if it’s too dark, I use my camera’s built-in flash to light up the subject.

Macro 2

When using the reverse ring, it’s hard to focus on the subject. Sometimes I have to use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

Macro 3

Macro 4

Macro 5

Macro 6

Macro 7

Macro 8

View larger images and other photos shot using reverse ring on Facebook or Flickr.

Photo shoot at Lake Gardens

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in MyPhotos | 3 comments

I borrowed a prime lens, 50mm f1.8, and I test it at orchid and hibiscus garden and the butterfly park at Lake Gardens. All shots were taken with that lens and my Canon 400D.

Shooting butterflies was not easy. Can’t get too close to them, and I have to snap fast. I’m glad that there’s enough sunlight throughout the day.

Oh, and at the orchid and hibiscus garden, I was afraid of bees or wasp that might sting me.

Click on images for larger view.
Orchid 4
Butterfly 6
Yellow Flower 2
Butterfly 5
Flowers
Butterfly 4
Orchid 3
Butterfly 3
Butterfly 2
Yellow Flower
Orchid 2
Black Blue Butterfly
Red Dragonfly
Orchid
Water Lily