Monday, February 25, 2013

Lens Review - Mir 24N 35mm f2

As i'm doing my Project 365, i'm going to consider that this review be part of my P365 as i'm still adding photos :p

So I received my lens in the mail today and I was pretty excited. Didn't know what to expect as there weren't many reviews on this lens. I bought this lens basically to be used exclusively used on my NEX 5n, as I wanted a natural 50mm field of view on my NEX and was getting fed up with the unsharpness from the Fujian 35mm f1.7.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Blues and Roots Festival pt.2. Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm, 1/1600th, 1600iso @f2


Blues and Roots Festival. Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm, 1/250th, f2.0 @400iso

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Haven't had much chance to use my little NEX lately, so unfortunately Instagram will have to do.

iPhone 5, Instagram.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I've been following Ryan Brenizer's  website for a few years now and tried my hand at the Brenizer technique. Essentially getting lots of photos and stitching together to create really dramatic depth of field images. I tried one yesterday with the NEX and 58mm f1.4. Long story short, failed. I think because the APS-C sensor inside the NEX is too small to accentuate the depth of field that can be seen on full frame cameras. Oh well, first try..

Next time i'll move closer to exaggerate the depth of field and do more stitches..

Brenizer attempt #1. 35 image stitch, Sony NEX 5n, Minolta 58mm, 1/250th, 400iso @f1.4

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013


Lost control. iPhone 5, processed with Snapseed, resized in Photoshop. 

Duck Ponds. Sony NEX 5n, SEL1855, 1/1250th, 100iso @f4.0

Saturday, February 16, 2013

7/365 + 8/365

Choir Practice. Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm, 1/160th, 800iso @f1.7.

Burnout. Sony NEX 5n, SEL1855, 1/500th, 100iso @f5.0

Friday, February 15, 2013


Photosynthesise. Sony NEX 5n, Rokkor Minolta 58mm f1.4 with extension tubes, 1/2500th, 1600iso @f11 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Experimental photography for a change.

Moving forest. Sony NEX 5n, SEL18-55mm, 1/13th, 100iso @f5.6 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Red. Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm, 1/500th, 100iso @f1.7 

Monday, February 11, 2013


Green tree frog. Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm, 1/50th, 1600 iso @f2.0 

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Roller Derby. Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm , 1/800 , 1600 iso  @f1.7

Late to the party - again

I'm a photographer - obviously, I get paid to take photos everyday. It's a passion, something I love and I'm fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to fulfil my university degree and be a news photographer.

I take photos everyday. I mean a lot of photos everyday. The problem is that I rarely shoot for myself - if ever. I've been in Central Queensland for nearly 18 months now and the sad thing is, i've only gone to take photos for myself a handful of times, maybe four at most. Why? I'm not sure, that's why i've decided to push myself, set myself a goal and see if I can see it through.

As the title suggests, I'm late to the party. The party i'm late to is the Project 365 party, taking a photo everyday for.. you guessed it, 365 days. Why am I doing this? Because I don't shoot for myself anymore. I shoot photos - good photos for work, but none for me. I need to push myself to be creative, maintain the fire and desire to want to experiment and explore like I used to in the old days. Back then, i'd have a crazy idea in my head and run to the car and drive to a place that i'd have envisioned in my head and just go and take the photo, no matter the time - literally.

I'm hoping that this project will keep me thinking creatively and to keep things simple, the way it used to be. No need to worry about big lenses, fast glass, flash all that jazz, just good old simple creative imagery. I'm not even going to use my DSLR.

Another benefit of this project is at least it will force me to maintain this blog more regularly rather than the sporadic random posts I do now. I hope.

So, we'll start with:

- 1/365

Sony NEX 5n, Fujian 35mm.