Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mobile posting

So I bought myself an even smarter phone than I previously owned. This has a much bigger screen, so I can type easier now. This is my first mobile post, from a nearby Starbucks coffee shop. I'm not sure yet how or if I can take and upload photos automatically. My intent is to do a series of posts regarding phone photography - how to take beautiful pictures whith your phone at hand.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cars, with my Lumix LX7

Car photo selection - all made with Panasonic Lumix LX7 - small in camera and Lightroom retouch (exposure fine tuning, cropping, rotation, contrast adjustment).

Whenever possible, I shoot in RAW (yes the small LX7 shoots in raw as well) in order to fine tune the exposure in Lightroom instead of setting on location the White Balance, Color profile, contrast etc.

Instead I concentrate on framing, getting the right exposure using aperture, shutter speed, ISO setting and in combination with exposure compensation.
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Enjoy, get inspired and shoot it yourself!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Flowers, with my Lumix LX7

There has been a long time since my last post. I have even changed my camera recently, sold my fancy DSLR and bought a small, compact and highly capable compact camera. The Panasonic Lumix LX7. This camera has a fantastic macro mode, which is suitable for photographing flowers. Therefore I list a few pictures as examples.
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Enjoy ;)

Friday, June 1, 2012

My New Month's Resolutions



Each year-end we think about our accomplishments and what we would like to accomplish in the future, and then packed with energy and optimism we set our new year's resolution. Most of the times, and most of us, we soon forget about these commitments. This is normal, as we do not concentrate on these goals on a daily basis, and we also do not disclose our resolutions to others.

I have also set 10 goals for 2012, and I like to think that I'm on track with them - but with some, I am am behind - for example one of my goals was to write an article on my blog on a weekly basis - but in reality I have hardly wrote anything this year. I have started a few posts, but those are saved as drafts for the moment.

So, something needs to change, and, as a new month has begun, I though of setting monthly goals for June. These goals, if accomplished, would help me in accomplishing my new year resolutions.

So, here are my New Year's Month's Resolutions for June:
-NO TV
-NO FACEBOOK
-NO time wasted in shopping centers

All these should allow me time to read more, to write more and to concentrate more on my career development.

What would you like to accomplish in June?
How much time can you resist not to open facebook?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Garage Sale...

Each of use have plenty of stuff we no longer use, and we wish to get rid of them somehow, preferably sell it or simply give it for free - we can't just throw them out.

In this post I will constantly add things that I no longer need and it's out for sale. If you would like to buy any of the below, then simply add a short comment below, and I'll take care of the rest.

Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor, like new, still under warranty, comes in original box, caps, lens hood, Nikon pouch

PRICE: 399 RON SOLD


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Nikon 50mm 1.8D lens - like new, 2 year warranty still left, comes in original box, caps and UV filter.
PRICE: 400 RON SOLD


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Acer Aspire One ZG5, Intel Atom 1.6 GHz, HDD 160GB, 1GB RAM, 8.9" screen, wireless, battery OK.

PRICE: 499 RON SOLD
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Trust FF380 Force Feedback Race Master - USB Game Controller
PRICE: 59 RON SOLD
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

1 year blogging

On 5th of April 2011 I have started this blog, it marked my first post and the start of the "30 days /30 shots" project. To mark this anniversary I am creating this post and include a short selection of photos taken in the past year.


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Day 05

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Colorful Winter

It's already the 15th of January, and in Bucharest still didn't snowed this winter. Judging by the outside temperatures and the bright sunshine, it looks more like it's early March. I haven't used my camera since a while now, so I decided to go out for a short photo session. Hopefully it will start snowing soon, so I can try something completely different than till now.
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