Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A photographer in the making..

It's now 2.48am, and Im still wide awake. I suppose its the 2 cups of caffeine that's working my hot bod now...*grins* Anyways, back to the topic. I got myself a 2nd hand Canon 40D as an upgrade together with a 17-85mm and 18-200mm lenses. I was contemplating whether to sell my existing 1000D for a loss of RM600. Decided to go against it and to keep as a spare. These past 4 months, Rachel has been very attentive towards my addiction in photography. She has been all ears to what I have been blabbering about and I started to have an impression that she too wanted to know more. So, the past few weeks I handed the faithful 1000D to her to toy about.....and mind you, she has the eye of a photographer. I was actually amazed at her skills. These are some of her shots


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I did some minor photoshop editing on the saturation and contrast btw. These flowers were all in my mum's garden. Having going through her shots, I could fairly say that my darling has got what it takes to be a photographer. She might even pose as a threat to me...hehehe. No offense, but I really have to buck up. So, it was decided that I gave my 1000D to her as an additional Christmas present.....er, no. Not Christmas. A New Year present should be precise. Since she has the interest on shooting plants and flower, I'm now thinking of investing a good macro lens for her.....should cost me at least RM2K *biting fingernails*

25 comments:

Roses said...

she is good. i like the first picture.
careful. you have a challenger chasing right behind u...lol

GregChai said...

nice shot, :), love what you did to the first photo

congratulations on the 40D

suituapui said...

Blogging at 2.48 a.m.??? Haiyor....

Calvin Soo KJ said...

roses, i loved all the photos, wife mah....hehehe. she IS catching up. once she's better than me, i gotto take up my shoes and hang em...lol

greg, i only did the editing. rachel shot it....congrats to her. and 40d is much, much better.

stp, caffeine working lar....hehehehe

suituapui said...

So shouldn't you be doing something else? Haiz...how to have baby lembu like dat? LOL!!!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

stp, rachel's already asleep wor. cannot disturb her tidur, else i'll have two black eyes in the morning...heheehe

anne marie isabelle said...

oh the first picture is B.E.A.UTIFUL!!!

cleffairy said...

That's why la, cikgu... this feller... how to have lembu baby... 2am++ still blogging... haihhhh...Calvin, faster get lembu baby, den can snap babies piccies!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

anne, thanks for your visit. all the pictures are beautiful.....hor, darling hor *winks to Rachel*

clef, aiya...every night overtime, i'll die of dehydration...:P

Malaysian Joe said...

nice shots bro!

u have great eye for picture.. keep it up.. am back but pretty busy till feb.. so pardon my "disappearance"

chrisau said...

Nice pics from Rachel!! I also love photography but too bad, I can't get myself to buy a expensive SLR. So, have to toyed with my Canon Powershot, which is sorta semi DSLR. :(

Calvin Soo KJ said...

mjoe, i was wondering where were you. busy, busy....hehehehe. btw, the shots were taken by my wife... :)

chrisau, i think most point and shoot camera do take great shots as well....just have to toy around with its iso, aperture and such...never mind, i strike toto, i buy you one...heheheh :)

chrisau said...

yup calvin...anyway, i love your pics on the food... can pick up some tips from you!

Calvin Soo KJ said...

chrisau, we learn learn together, gether lah.... :)

cleffairy said...

*choke* dehydration pulak... excuse nia... lmao. =P

lcfu said...

wow... awesome skill!!! i am still learning too, just bought Canon 450D =)

eunice said...

Hi Calvin!

Happy New Year!

I don't know what happened to my blog, I guess it could be due to the slowing effect which I just removed. Hope it's working fine now... Do let me know if otherwise.

Do you use photoshop for these pics, especially with background black and white? Cos I only know photoshop can do that effect heheh.

Kellaw said...

wei. later valentine i go your house get flower ok? I want booking the roses first. lol

Shinky said...

Fuwah! Such a lovely and caring guy you are Calvin! ^.^

Great shots there.
I don't think it's a threat to you, but another reason for you to share your life with her... ^.^

Chris said...

wow! good camera, pic also nice..

amoker said...

If u can't beat them, get a cameara and encourage 'shutterbug'ism".

Very nice pics.

Ai-Ling said...

i love the first photo. keep it up :)

Anonymous said...

rachel here :thanks for all the compliment...i will do better next time...

Malaysian Joe said...

isay Rachel, ask Calvin to buy you a top of the line DSLR...

Calvin Soo KJ said...

clef, drink air liur...hehehehe

lcfu, see who's her sifu lar...*grins* great, you got a dslr too. 450d is a good camera, at least better than 1000d. waiting for some awesome photos from you as well.... :)

eunice, im not too familiar with photoshop coz got tonnes of jargons and items to use. i usually use either canon's software or picasa 3 which you can download from the net for free. i dont really adjust the b&w, only some slight saturation and brightness. cheers.... :)

kellaw, mu mum will kill me if i pluck her flowers for your valentine.... *grins*

shinky, ya. im not thinking to do this as a job. just for fun and as a hobby. summore can have my wife to teman me. can talk and brag about photography all day long... :)

chris...thanks. we're always trying to get better shots all the time....

amoker.... :) i'm planning to form my own club in small kuantan. shutterbugs should be a good name....."shutterbugs photography enthusiasts club - SPEC"

ailing, one of my fav as well... :)

mjoe, *whispering* wei....dont teach her to ask more lar....i broke already... :P