TBT#003: Cat in the Shades

Cat in the Shades taken on September 13, 2013 at 12:07

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ1 edited with Analog Efex Pro 2

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I posted this photo unedited months ago I can’t find the exact post though.

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Connected Through Perception

I like it when I go browsing my old photos and I find decent shots. this one was taken September 13, 2013 at exactly 17:32.

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ1 edited on Analog Efex Pro 2

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TBT#002

Throwback Thursday#002: May 29, 2014 | 16:44

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 edited by Analog efex Pro 2

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I wish there were more megapixels on that camera (more than 2MP). Despite being a fully-automatic compact, its Leica lens is too damn good! I wouldn’t really care that it’s fully automatic if it produced size larger than 1600 x 1200. I’d still be using it now.

I forgot to mention its vivid colors!

 

 

Jan. 19th, Three Years Ago

While organizing my photography archive (I do that every now and then), I got curious and looked for photos taken last year on today’s date but I couldn’t find any, not even the year before. I did however find a few from January 19th, 2014.

Just some casual shots I usually take when I’m bored.

I can’t remember but I can tell you it was really cold. I don’t eat in bed if it’s not cold. And that crépe is on top of my comforter.

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The curtain is in my sister’s house. I guess I stayed at my sister that night.

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And I have no idea why I shot the orange!

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Taken with a point-and-shoot Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1.

New Camera: Finally, M Mode!

I haven’t posted pictures in a while. I haven’t taken pictures worth sharing anyways. I got a new camera though. I’ll be taking it out to a test on the mountain road later. I’ll most likely be shooting the same landscapes I shared in my first Daily Picks posts but for me they’ll be different because I’ll be in control this time.

My first camera is mostly automatic; I couldn’t do much using it. With this new piece that features a Manual Exposure mode, I can finally get down the basics and try different things.

I’m grateful to my amazing Panasonic DMC-FZ1 even if it lacks manual controls. Actually, BECAUSE it is automatic that I was able to learn to see and notice potential subjects that others may miss and also frame well. Holding a point and shoot camera isn’t bad; your mind won’t be occupied by figuring out the right exposure and stuff. Alternatively, you’ll be studying your surroundings looking for an interesting subject and trying to frame it nicely to compensate for the other work done by the camera for you. in that respect, I think my time with it wasn’t wasted at all.

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Now that I’m good enough at framing and composing, the new camera came to me in time so I can truly take a photograph and say I worked for it. I don’t know if that makes sense but I’m kinda too happy now that I’m saying stuff like that! :p

It’s not even new, as in recently released or something. It’s a Sony cyber-shot DSC H7 (2007 i think). I’m totally fine with it. If I got one of the newest models, I wouldn’t know what to do with it. So this is fine.

I still haven’t shot a picture that I’m satisfied with using manual settings yet (still learning >_< ) but here’s a few practice picks.

I hope you liked the pictures. I’m at the starting line here so I appreciate tips and advice; please feel free to drop a comment and don’t hold back. ^_^

Taking Pictures N°001

I gotta tell you! I’m no photographer! I just like taking pictures, that’s all. 🙂

I do have a lot of ideas though. The problem is, so many things get in the way, figuratively and literally. So I end up taking nature pictures and occasionally some objects.

I use a hand-me-down Panasonic DMC FZ1 (busted flash – no good indoor or night pictures) from my brother. You probably think this is a joke. smartphones have better quality!

Well, I love my camera and I wouldn’t change it no matter what! It’s perfect for outdoor captures. Besides,  that camera is like a friend! Call me sentimental, I don’t care. >_<

To be honest, I’m not knowledgeable about photography techniques or anything technical so I always disregard that and go straight to the idea. I believe if you have good ideas, you can take great pictures even with a handicapped camera. I know, with techniques, one can take even greater pics! but like I said, I’m not a photographer so I’m content with the pictures I take. 🙂

I do struggle with quality (for some pics I had to edit them a bit) but I enjoy taking pictures regardless. Here’s a batch of various shots and I hope you enjoy them as well.