October In A Flash

It’s the end of October, and it’s Stock Clearance time! Random unrelated pictures with some helpful technical details follow.


Paris Hilton’s album launch at Zouk, with emcees Joey G and Paris Hilton Daphne Iking.


This was in Manual Exposure mode; when flashing, there are a few variables that control the exposure of the flashed subjects and the unflashed subjects, namely:

ISO – increasing the sensitivity makes the flash appear to reach further. It also increases the brightness of the unflashed subjects.
Aperture – same effect as ISO; brighter apertures (e.g. F2.8) make the flash appear to reach further, and brighten the unflashed subjects.
Shutter Speed – choosing a slower shutter speed brightens the unflashed subjects. Faster shutter speeds can kill off the light that is present, so choose 1/500th of a second to make it seem like the only light is the flash. A slow shutter speed can leave motion trails on a moving flashed subject, or leave some colored lighting on the flashed subject.
Flash intensity/power – a more powerful flash reaches further. In this case, the flash power is at 2/3rds (so it only hits the front dancers and not the back dancers.)


Cindy! These are the same ol’ dancers I see everywhere!


Flash the smoke!


I say to Cheryl: I’ve got a tent. 😉


Ooo. Smoke.


What’s up dog?


And now, for more pussy!


Stalker.


Stalked.


Laundry Bar’s furniture doesn’t look so cool in daylight.


There it is, for everybody who doesn’t know where to find Laundry Bar in The Curve; it’s under that pointy dome, near Cineleisure.


I like how the wheelchair dude gets mall wall space.


Ciplak plays dress up every appearance.


A normal macro shot of a not-found-in-Malaysia Nokia phone.


If only I had second-curtain flash.


The difference between a bright and dark aperture; left: F2.8 is a bright aperture; right: F8.0 is a dark aperture, needing slower shutter speeds, but lets more objects appear to be in focus.


We now proceed to the National Science Center. When I was a kid I always wanted to be an inventor!


Wow, a wau.


Now that’s fun.


Corny heart.


More flash balancing, featuring smashpOp and Kingsley.


Left side, top to bottom: A 52-67mm step up ring and a 67-72 step up ring; my Fujifilm Digital Q1 manual-focus infrared-modded camera with an empty 52mm ring superglued to it; so I can screw filters in front of it, (though I have to remove filters to focus) ending with the 52-67 reverse macro adapter, which makes it kinda cute.
Right side, top to bottom: The two rings were superglued, so they are male on both sides, at 52mm and 67mm, to make a reverse macro adapter to mount Paul‘s Nikkor 50mm F1.8D lens in front of his Nikkor 18-135mm F3.5-5.6G lens to make supermacro like this hole; me behind the adapter behind my Canon Powershot A520.

Speaking of supermacro, check out this guy’s setup on a Canon Powershot A70; he did it way back in 2004 with a flash, even! (However, gluing two equal-sized threads may not give as much surface area.)

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