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Saturday, October 2, 2010

basic digital photography with sir nicolay......

Been a Nikon dslr user for more or less four months now but the trade is too complicated than I previously thought. And so with Alek and Mel of YOPHO, I decided to take up formal  lessons on basic digital photography last month.

There are many photography masters who offer lessons. For many reasons, we chose Sir Nicolay.


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sir Nicolay on the left, Mel and Alek pointing their cameras on me....

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Mel and Alek, now trying to pretend they are taking notes.lol

Why basic digital photography? Because it pays to have a strong foundation on the trade. Just like learning abc and the basics of Math, your capacity to go deeper into it all depends on a good rundown of the fundamentals. Of coarse we learn differently, you can do it through application---trial and error shoot----but it usually takes longer. And since I'm the one who easily gets frustrated , I stepped up before the bad side of me take away my interest in photography altogether.

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and pretending they are paying attention and are actually learning.lol

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now they are really into it!!!!

It's strange but some photographers pretend that they already know everything. Sometimes, it  is a big advantage if you try to think you know nothing and just listen to the masters of the craft. Sir Nicolay is very knowledgeable about digital photography, more than that, he is a teacher by profession so he can really communicate to you in terms you can easily understand. That's the advantage.

Until now though, I still don't know my forte. I love landscapes but I am also seriously thinking about portraiture. This was supposed to be the next lesson that we will be taking, but since Alek went to Dubai for a month long vacation, we had it moved. Now that he is back, we are poised to take another photography lesson with sir Nicolay. yihhhh!!!

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for everything that you need to know, you can find it in his website:
http://sirnicolay.com/

48 comments:

  1. Kainggit... magaling talaga yang si Sir Nicolai, napuntahan ko na yung website nya. Sayang at wala akong time para mag-enroll sa mga sessions nya.

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  2. yes namaann.. mag baong matruturo sakin si sir anton nyan.lol

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  3. KUMAGCOW--tagal na to. ngyon ko lang napost. aral pa muna dapat kasi ng portraiture.kaso tagal.hahaha

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  4. Mokong™--- every Sat lang naman e. meron yan.

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  5. Drei---sige ba---bili ka muna ng dslr.lol

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  6. Naks! mayaman! may dlsr na may pang aral pa sa photography! heheheheheh... kayo na! hehehehhe

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  7. i suck at portraits kaya sa landscape na lang ako. di pa umaangal ang subject :)

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  8. I am Xprosaic--per session naman e kaya okay lang. diko kaya ang package.hahaha

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  9. Lawstude ---parehong pareho tayo ng perception dyan.hahaha. wala nga talagang angal. di mo pa hinahabol.lol

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  10. naks! share-an mo naman kami ng tips dyan. :D

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  11. Siguro, if I would try photography Landscape din siguro ang gusto kong forte. I love nature XD

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  12. Nimmy ---san ba tayo magsisimula? lol

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  13. fiel-kun---uo at saka sabi nga ni lawstude. wlang reklamo ang subjoect at andyan lang sya. hahaha

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  14. nakakainspire naman to, gusto ko din magphotography lessons.. Problem is wala pa akong camera. Speaking of, anong mas maganda, D3100 or D90?

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  15. Rah--I would say---d90 parin!!!! go d90.

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  16. Advice to photographers: learn technique, then forget it. - John R. Whiting-

    @Rah. Wait for the D7000 !

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  17. WOW!! lupit... sana ako din next time makasama.. kakainggit naman huhuu..

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  18. Sidney--hahaha. natakot ako. buti nalang beginner palang ako.lol


    and about d7000. OMG. yihhh. dying for it!!!!

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  19. Axl ---pwede naman. learn the ropes muna nung point and shoot. the fundamentals of lighting for example is universal naman e.

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  20. That's true... You may have a talent but you still have to pretend that you know nothing in order to mold your gift. :) Good on you for takin up lessons! I hope u get to realize your forte soon! :)

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  21. oh i am so envious with you and those who joined this basic digital photo session. i swear i'll try my best to save from my little salary to buy myself a dslr sometime next year and hopefully participate in this cool sessions.

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  22. wow naman! kinarir talaga ang photography... very nice hobby.. More power!!! =D

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  23. When I joined our company's photography club, basic lang din ang ginawa naming workshop, tapos ang mga sumunod ay konting lectures on lighting and post processing. After that, shoot na ng shoot. Tama, best na dapat matibay ang foundation.

    Goodluck sa workshop, Kababayan. :)

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  24. Traveliztera ---always have the curiousity of a child ika nga. you can never know everything.

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  25. docgelo---si Doc talaga. why wait next year? lol

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  26. Mervin---oi me tatanungin ako about yung last post mo sa back pains. text kita ha.lol

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  27. Rizalenio---uo. foundations lang talaga. tehn syempre pasunuran ng praktis. yown, another Rizal blogger. and another photographer. another inspiration!!!

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  28. Hoy gusto ko rin umattend ng ganyan yung may magtuturo! Magkano?

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  29. antoniooow! kalurkey ang dami ko pang posts mo na babasahin. sensha namen busy lang ahihihi :P

    yay, kay sir nicolay ka din pala! sa kanya din ako pero ewan ko ba kung bat wala ata na retain sakin, info overload ata. na deads mga brain cells ko hahahah!! :))

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  30. i want the cookies!!! i will definitely have all while they paying attention!!

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  31. wow! surprise to see a different style of post that's into photography lesson! haha Good luck to u man!

    Is it expensive? I've not joined any class yet, just afraid of commitment eg. classes, practical sessions lol lazy me

    Good to learn portrait! I think it's hard to take portrait!

    All the best!!

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  32. ya like fufu, I was attracted to that tin of cookies! lol

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  33. @Anton - cge po... txt me lang... =D

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  34. bago ako makapagworkshop ng ganito.pabili ng d90 nyaha T_T

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  35. glentot---seriously? 850 kung per session---pero malaki matitipid mo pag package. lalo kung me kasama ka---group for example.

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  36. princess_dyanie--to naman--ma pressure ba na mag-backread. wag naman. happy nako na nadalaw ka no!!!at mag blog kana uli. dali na!!!!

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  37. fufu---hahaha. i donno that you love cookies---you are really such a sweet person I guess.lol

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  38. eunice---yeah--I bet portraiture is really hard to do. coz the subjects are always moving ----and you need to get the correct angle and achieve proper lighting as well. hard hard.

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  39. Mervin--ah. okay. sige. nakalimutan ko

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  40. Sendo ---yeah--kung magsisimula ka sa photography. suggestion ko rin ang d90. panalo!!!

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  41. Nice shots!!!!

    Thanks for dropping by my site (http://damicaye.blogspot.com)...Yes, I met thepinaysolobackpacker...KAKA-inggit nga si Gael eh,,dame napupuntahan...SAn yung next bloggers tour?SAMA ako!!!hehehe..Hope to meet you soon...

    Thanks

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  42. Damicaye--yep. sa next bloggers tour sana magkasama na tayo.hehehe

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  43. kapag nakaipon na ako at nakabili ng camera, ikaw na lang magturo sakin, haha. tapos for free ha! =p

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  44. Oliver--sure. will teach you all that i know.

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  45. I just found out about this post. Thanks for recommending my photography lessons! :D

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  47. Thank you for sharing the great pictures for us. One can be more informative as this. There are many things i can know only after reading, your wonderful article.

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