Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rialto in Dusk - Namets Movie Premiere

A night to remember. Another well organized fund raising from the "Babes of Bacolod" for Tapulanga Foundation. Featuring the first US movie premiere of "Namets". An ilonggo film featuring the best dishes Bacolod has to offer. Familiar faces blessing the viewers with a night of laughter and cravings. Directed by Jay Abello. Dvds for sale ran out as fast as the cheese pimiento sandwiches and siopao did from the snack shop. Well done Babes.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Antony Crossfield - Painting with Light

How many times have you heard me say it. A cliche I have been using for years, but now, I finally found someone who actually paints with light. Antony Crossfield - painter-turned photographer has been featured all over the net lately. He has a very unique perspective through his lens. He describes it as "God's Eye View". He incorporates his talent in illustration, photography, 3D rendering and photoshop retouching skills, to a level none of us would even dare travel.

You can see most of his innovative and provocative stills

The Inversion by Antony Crossfield

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama Effect on photos you ask?

You've seen it and may have asked the same question... how the hell do I get that photoshop effect? Well the style was inspired by Frank Shepard Fairey's Obama mixed-media stenciled portrait.

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It consists of a stylized stencil portrait of Obama in solid red, beige and (pastel and dark) blue, with the word "PROGRESS", "HOPE", or "CHANGE" below. The image became one of the most widely recognized symbols of Obama's campaign message, spawning many variations and imitations, including some commissioned by the Obama campaign. In January 2009, after Obama had won the election, Fairey's mixed-media stenciled portrait version of the image was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution for its National Portrait Gallery.

Credits to Leonard for asking this question. You can find more of his work here

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pops Fernandez at the Grand Theater in LA

So far, this image I took of Pops Fernandez has over 890 views. I had the opportunity to rush down right below the stage pretending to be one of the media. Rubbing shoulders with the paparazzis with my trusty Nikon D50 and a very short & stout looking 50mm lens.

Note to self: tag images properly from now, because people will find you, evidently with this image.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

High Rise Portraiture

Hollyland, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

Real life application of the lighting technique explained below, with upcoming photojournalist Leonard as my subject.

Balancing the ambient

Whats left of St. Nick, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

SB-800 Camera left. This is the most basic flash technique that you'll find the most essential. Balancing the ambient.

STEP 1: Meter for the background scene (Flash turned off). Take a test shot if you are unsure. I included the incandescent lights to symbolize my ambient lighting.

STEP 2: Light your subject (off camera of course). This may require trial and error to get just the right flash power. I used a bounce card to spray some of the light on St. Nicks lovely beard.

Same technique applied on the streets of Hollywood...

Figueroa street HDR

Figueroa_HDR_Panorama, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

A gem in the streets of dowtown LA. Figueroa street.

Hollywood Panorama

Hollywood Panorama, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

5 image panorama. Stunningly perfect weather in January.

Century City

Century City, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

Waiting for the ambient skylight to blend with the building lights, is the only way to capture these images. Whats the secret... patience

Sushi Me

Sushi Me, originally uploaded by photosorcery.

One of my favorite subjects. Because I get to eat it, right after