Posts Tagged ‘Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G’

Honestly, I did not have any intentions of bringing my gear to the  Dream Theater show last May 02, 2012. Why? It was Dream Theater for Christ’s sakes! Every second you detach your attention from them is like wasting every dollar of your hard-earned ticket. But the photographer in me kept poking my frontal lobe to bring the cam with one glass. It shouldn’t hurt a bit, I say, so I brought along my “dammit just shoot that damned thing” lens, the Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR. Not equipped for low lighting? I didn’t care. I came to enjoy the show more than just drooling on these guys on video. I got hold of my ticket when my lovely wife surprised me one evening showing a print screen of the online receipt. How cool is that? (more…)

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There are two kinds of people who haven’t heard of Andy McKee, those who do not play acoustic guitar & those who do not have access to internet. Andy McKee rose to fame when he conquered YouTube with his one of a kind acoustic solo guitar slapping & harmonics, which was dubbed as drifting. He started off by doing jaw dropping improvisations of famous songs such as Toto’s Africa on acoustic guitar. He eventually wrote his own songs with similar, but more technical, approach & started breaking new grounds outside the realms of YouTube. (more…)

Charice was set to perform at the first day of the 2011 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix. After exhausting all my efforts capturing the cars in motion, I headed down to the Padang Stage where the Filipina prodigy & Glee star sensation was set to unleash her vocal prowess. As I arrived, I was stuck right beside the control booth at about 100 meters away from the stage. Beyond that was a controlled fence which only allows ticket holders with privilege wrist bands. How did they get that? I have no idea. As I was miles away from the stage, I didnt have a choice but to use my Nikon AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR. The longest prime I had was the Nikon 135mm f2 DC & it didnt have enough reach to capture the tiny performer. (more…)

The Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix was at its 4th year of its 5-year contract when I was finally able to snag a ticket. As cheapskate as I can be, I spent a few bucks for a 1 day walk-about, which, in return gave me an opportunity to witness the event at the worst view anyone could  ever imagine. I was carrying an ID that hinders me from enjoying at an elevated platform without the fences glued in front like Britney Spears’ bodyguards. (more…)

Last month, I got a tip from a co-photographer about an auto trade show here in Singapore called Asia AutoSalon 2011.  Normally, I tend to ignore trade shows unless there is something worth snapping involved. Fortunately, this event will be showcasing a drifting exhibition so it might be something to look forward to.  You can find more info of the event here. (more…)

Do you remember that 1984 film called “The Karate Kid”? I’m sure you do ’cause the guys at Hollywood just made a remake with the same title, same plot, but different people last year. If you do remember the film, I’m sure you can recall the scene where Mr. Miyagi, played by the late Pat Morita, caught flies using chopsticks. Classic ‘ey? Now what does this fly-catching scene got to do with this blog? Read on…

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When I was young, like every other teenage rebel, I drenched myself in heavy music. Yes, I owned a metal guitar, played in a band, & collected dozens of metal magazines. Before my love for photography era, the rock concerts that I went to were just faint memories. All that’s vivid were the elbow that knocked my chin & the spit that sprayed my neck inside the moshpit. Until now, when I’m too old to be prancing the Indian dance when that first song rips, I decided to relive the mosh days the photojournalist way. Here came Lamb of God.

It was April 15, 2010 when they were set to play in Singapore at the D’Marquee Downtown East. Luckily, they passed this little island for their Wrath World Tour. I was excited & naive. I had been using my first camera for 5 months at that time. I never knew what to expect so I brought my Nikon D90 & my newly acquired 70-300. Little did I know that I was going on a battle armed with lollipop sticks. Did I have a good time? Yes! It was Lamb of God for Christ’s sakes! Did my shots came out nice? I myself was too ashamed to admit… they were horrible! Lucky for me one situation called for what i had, & I captured this:

As for the rest of the shots, they came out pretty horrid.

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