The New Photographer

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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Greeting the Christmas and welcoming the New Year has never been this fun.

2007 Christmas day, I took this photo of the children around our compound somewhere in Angeles City. It’s really exciting to see these kids enjoy the day! Tradition would let these children visit every house and express homage to every elder, ninong and ninang (god parents) expecting an aguinaldo as a gift for Christmas.

It was my first Christmas with my Nikon D40.

Below is a recent version, but some of the kids in the first photo were not around. I just realize how astonished I am with the outcome and how speedy these children grow up.

See the differences? Several kids were out of the picture because they’ve gone elsewhere while the picture was taken. Although, some new and young faces have emerged, the 2 – one year olds. But the main difference I’d love for you to see is the variance of exposure and white balance. The first was obviously over-exposed and white balance just set to automatic. I’ve come to understand the two terms and the result is properly exposed image and a warmer look.

And what a better way to greet the new year with a first ever family picture!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

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Written by Jervis

January 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

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  1. Juan,

    Happy New Year!

    2009 may have its moments of surprises, challenges, triumphs, tribulations, highs and lows but through our combined efforts we can leave our marks on it.

    We can all make our small contributions to make this year a better year. Let the cumulative effect works its wonder, we just have to come together.

    http://novice101.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/a-brand-new-year-start-of-fresh-new-hopes/

    Have a Great Year! Make a Great Year!

    novice101

    January 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm


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