Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Photography 101: embracing the windy weather on photography

As I have mentioned last week, I am not a professional photographer to give you some expert tips on photography. I am here to share my trial and error experiences. This time, I want to share this photo that I snapped  last  Monday afternoon at Al Jahili Park located at Al Jahili District. It was quite windy last Monday. The gust of wind  made it difficult to take some decent snaps.

Looking at the image above, you might think that it was taken with sturdy tripod and on a fine-conducive outdoor setting but it wasn't. Here's the camera setting: manual mode, 1/200 sec, f/5, IS0 200, 51 mm, pattern, handheld, lens with polarizing filter.

And here are some of my tips so that you won't experience the way I struggled in shooting this photo:
1. Use your tripod, take a plastic bag along with you and fill it with rocks and hang it on the hook underneath the base of the tripod to keep it on the ground or steady.
2. Always use a polarizer or ND filter to minimize the glare if you're shooting in a broad daylight.
3. Always turn on the optical stabilizer of your lens.
4. Last but not the least, be sure not to skip your breakfast or else you will end up shaking because of hypoglycemia. :)))

By the way, photo shown above was originally shoot in full color but I have converted it to sepia just to add some perspective. ACDSee Photomanager 2009 helped me with the borders and water mark (since I know nothing about Photoshop, except for color splash).

Word of the day: hawa'a is the Arabic word for air or wind. Salaam!


  1. so beautiful...I love the softness of this image, the pure elegance and grace.

  2. YES, Teacher. You show your wisdom

    Aloha from Waikiki

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  3. It's beautiful. Once I get a dslr, I'd turn to you for valuable help :)

  4. great composition, sis! i'm a fan! :)


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