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Model Shoot … After a good 5 years!

It’s seems like a very long time since I used to work with models (or wanna-be models, if you will), and did it all too much, that it got boring and meaningless. So, I stopped, sold my camera equipment, and just recently I had the opportunity to shoot a couple of models while assisting a photographer friend.

I will be posting and sharing the final pics as I finish editing them. The E-M1 handled like a dream and I don’t know, I shouldn’t ask for more, but I did feel pixel envy watching my photographer friend use his D810 and 645Z .. 😛 lol

Anyway, more on that later, maybe a different post… enjoy the pics!

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Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Working with Models


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An Encounter With Film – Once Again!

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It had been a VERY long time since I picked up my film camera… and to be honest, it happened because I don’t have a DSLR anymore and to top it off – my digital point-n-shoot got stolen from the car as well.

There was a model-photographer meetup that I wanted to attend, but not having a DSLR was disappointing esp. because I knew I wouldn’t be able to give away the “files” anytime soon. Nevertheless, I head out and bought  rolls of film – Kodak Ektar 100 and Ilford Delta 3200.

I wanted to see if I still “had it in me” … if I could still shoot film – and mind you, I NEVER have used a light-meter. I always have taken educated guess and metered it using my eye. Never has failed!!

I didn’t take lot of shots of Hayley at the meetup but these two were my favorites. Taken with the Ilford 3200 b/w. I did crop it in LR and did do a little bit of touch-up, but not to much.

The colored shots are from the Kodak. The Cat tails and the leaves with the sun peeking… both hand held and I must admit I am proud of myself that I pulled it off without any trouble.

In both the shots with Kodak I used the 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S lens. Whereas with Hayley, I used the 50mm and also 35~135mm f/3.5~4.5 Ai-S lens.

There was the added cost of developing and scanning of the 2 film rolls, it took a whole month before I sent them to the lab! This is something that really annoyed me. I don’t know if it was the cost issue or what… but film does hold you back!

One thing that definitely annoyed me was that I couldn’t change from color to b/w and vice-versa! I had to complete the roll or kill it if I really wanted to shoot in a different mode or film. So different an experience from using digital. But then again, it’s a whole other experience to begin with – Slow and Easy !!


Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Nikon F3, Random Shots, Working with Models


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Royal Ride

A shot of my cousin’s bike taken at midnight at a construction site. The bike is Royal Enfield.

Royal Enfield

Camera : Nikon D200

Lens : 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX

Lighting : SB-600 speedlite

Settings : Bulb (20sec.) Remote flash


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Posted by on June 21, 2009 in Travel Journal


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Website … Shwabsite !!!

So I did a couple of shoots – one with a model and one for a dance club. And yes, none was paid !! 😛 However, a couple of amazing things did happen.

I had subscribed to a long time back to try them out. It seemed decent and presentable but I didn’t go for it becuz I didn’t have the Moolah ($$$) for the subscription at that time. So anyway, I got back with them and subscribed. I had to make a new account though and there were some problems in the begining. It took a while before it was resolved – and because of that, I got my subscribtion money refunded.

One of the really cool things I like about Viewbook are presentations. I can download and put up all the pics from my shoot with a client and give them the link where they can see and select the pics they want edited. This is a really cool and NEEDED feature that I was searching for and trying to work out how I could do this before I knew about Viewbook ~ thank you ViewBook !!

Then, as usual I was surfing through Craigslist and I found a post saying someone wanted to make a website for free, to add to her portfolio work. So now, I am getting that done as well.

Great… now I only need to get me more gear!!! 3 years using that same “kit lens” is driving me crazy!!


Posted by on February 11, 2009 in Public Awareness


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Project Work : Way To Die

After a lot of thinking and waiting, I finally did the first shoot for my personal project – Ways To Die. It’s about documenting by re-creating the scenes that show or reveal how a person died. The death can be caused by natural or un-natural causes.

I am thinking of publishing the photos as a coffee table book… let see what happens!!

I worked with Anthony (you can see his modeling port at : Model Mayhem ) and Mylen (you can see her portfolio also at : Model Mayhem ). These guys were both awesome!! I will work with them more in near future..

Murder Scene


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Posted by on December 24, 2008 in Project Work, Working with Models


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