Thursday, March 06, 2008

FPC PoW!s -- Week 09, 2008

Wawa is the birthplace of Flickers Photo Club (FPC). In May 23, 2006, 6 original members had a photoshoot con meeting over lunch at a local "turo-turo" (eatery). My wife and I, at the trail of our 10th wedding anniversary, are back to this place nearly two years after to find the politics of the local government unit stupendously ridiculous. Nevertheless, we had a great day shooting with fellow FPC photographers, "new" breeds of photogs, so to speak, doing Remote Lighting System (RLS).

Once you're into RLS, it is hard to go back shooting models in available or direct flat light from one onboard flash. And it becomes a habit to shoot with creative lighting even when you are not shooting models. I find my macro shooting in Pagudpud using two lights or one in remote. Even with one light, you can get a boom and you can shoot in butterfly setup and still get a dramatic images. If there's one single advise we can give to photographers who want to nurture creativity, it's "Get that light off your camera!"

This week's picks showcases the RLS shooting of Eric with one light source in Wawa, and Sidney with multiple lights in UP Diliman (a great way to start the month of March, by the way). Edwin pitches in his F/32 shot of lilies in the pond of La Mesa Ecopark, with big droplets of water, in available light and slow shutter (1/4) and ISO 200.

This is NOT IN ANY WAY A PHOTO CONTEST. We just want to honor Photographic creativity :D

Here are the PoW!s for this week in the order of date taken:

February 02
Liquify by Eric Fernandez
by Eric Fernandez
No Shooting Info available

February 26
Lilies in a Pond by Edwin Cacayorin Jr.
"Lilies in a Pond"
by Edwin Calica Cacayorin, Jr.
Shooting Information:
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.25 sec (1/4)
Aperture: f/32
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire
Exposure Program: Shutter priority
Metering Mode: Average

March 01
Lost by Sidney Chua
by Sidney Chua
Shooting Information:
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/20
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 0/6 EV
Flash: Flash fired
Exposure Program: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot

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