Random Clicks

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Near Udawalawa National Park. Surreal sunset. We were cruising around Elakanda, Hendala, Wattala area hoping to take few more photos. I took this one when we were about to go back. Those 3 birds were a pleasant surprise. Unfortunat

Some Random Tips

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A noisy picture is always (almost) better than a blurred one. I almost always shoot in ISO-400 when I have my Sigma 70-300mm attached. The lens is rather slow with an f/4.0-5.6. But lately I’ve been boosting the ISO up to 800 or 1600 and I noticed a significant improvement in sharpness especially when handholding the camera. Almost every modern ...

Same Place, Same Gear – Different Day, Different Story

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With the beginning of 2011, my interest for photography started growing stronger. Since then, I have been going to my own backyard with my camera every day, every chance I get and it did prove very useful so far. Yes, there were days I came back empty handed but I couldn’t help but notice that I learn something new every ...

Weekend Escapade

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Last Friday I was invited to take some photos by the director of Leonine Motion Pictures – Kasun Kuruppu. They were shooting a new music video and they offered me the chance to join in. You know I never turn down a chance like this. So here are some shots I took. See the complete set here.

PSSL Feild Trip – Spontaneous Portraits

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All this time, I wanted to try taking some portraits but I never had a chance. I bought the 50mm solely for portraits but I’ve been using it for everything but for the purpose I bought it for. When I took these, I had my Sigma 70-300mm attached to my camera. These are the first few portraits I’ve taken so ...

Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro-Sample Images

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I forgot to tell you about the lens construction in the last post. The lens is built pretty decently. It won’t feel “cheap” in your hands. The zoom ring is a bit stiff. However the focus ring is really really smooth. It’s so smooth that when you change it to MF and point the camera upwards or downwards, the focus ...

Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro Review

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I got this lens yesterday and I was really excited to try this one out. Today I took few shots with it but didn’t have much time to play with it, though I should say that I’m really impressed by its performance. When I was looking for a budget zoom lens, I had 5 lenses in my mind. Canon EF-S ...

Don’t Throw Your Kit Lens Away!

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I’ve been telling you that your 18-55mm kit lens performs far better than its reputation. All of the photos appear here are taken with the kit lens. I think it did a good great job considering its price. I even took some of these photos while moving in a vehicle. With some effort, you can even do some “macro” shots. ...