NYIP : What the F in Photography !

“Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!”

-Bill Brandt


I was doing right (that’s what I thought) my photos are alright, I like it! πŸ™‚

Focus! your out of focus mom!

huh? I thought I was making the background blurred , it looks great! my friends like it (well, what are friends for?) support each other! I guess πŸ™‚

So here I am, continuing with my photography studies, Oh! I asked myself, why did I took this on-line course? It seemed it’s not my forte, I love taking photos (automatically) without thinking what aperture I will use, what ISO and What the F? anyway!

NYIP – there’s no such thing as ” good enough”. Β I always thought when I look at the viewfinder , I got a good focus, good enough to upload in Facebook πŸ™‚ get as many “like” as you can imagine lol!

Amateurs are accustomed to “good enough” focusing. Pros will settle for only perfect focusing (talking about my perfectionist son, Edge).

So what is the F again?

F-stop (aperture) the lens opening inside the photographic lens and it is measured by F-stops where N =F/D alright, don’t ask me, I took Dentistry because I can’t concentrate a lot when there are numbers πŸ™‚ joke!

simply put : the greater the opening (aperture) more light comes in

which only complicate : the greater the aperture the smaller the F-stop, the shallower the depth of field

the smaller the aperture the higher the F-stop, the greater the depth of field

2013-10-14 at 13-20-07

ISO 200 85mm F1.4

I like the model, I like the picture, it seemed focus but not so.. this could have been better If I focused on her eyes to make it more sharper, the background was blurred indicating a shallow depth of field.

Well, there’s always room for improvement and another photo shoot:-)

Unit one done! passed the exam..on to the 2nd Unit



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Eye of the Photographer

I love Dentistry, but working 48 hours a week sometimes drained my energy out! I started my cheesecake challenge as a stress reliever and through out the challenge of baking, I discovered I love taking photos of the cheesecake more than baking it πŸ™‚ and my fascination goes on to higher scale.

So, here I am again..challenging oneself!

” A good snapshot stops a moment from running away”

– Eudora Welty 1909-2001


Who follows who? my sons are in Culinary and Photography course, hahaha don’t get me wrong, mine is only a hobby!

I have a full-time job and retirement is still far in my mind πŸ™‚ beautybeyondfifty still feeling young!


First lesson: EYE of the Photographer

1. A good photograph has a clear subject.

2. A good photograph focuses attention on the subject.

3. A good photograph simplifies.

I’ve been trained to diagnose, to listen and look for underlying cause so I can treat dental problem and maintained the oral health. I have learned the skills, the art and science of Dentistry and here is another lesson to dig in..to train my eye, to get the right composition of the subject O la la…good luck jamilamimi..hoping the fascination will continue πŸ™‚


Unit one: 5 books, 7 CDs and photo assignment and exam.


wake me up πŸ™‚



2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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This year 2015, I’m starting a new Challenge for myself, Cheesecakes was a lot of fun but I must admit I enjoyed baking as much as photography, so this year, I am challenging myself to make a better photos and in order to achieve my goal, I enrolled in on line photography class. Yes! you heard it right, I’m taking a photography lesson on line and let’s see if I can make it. πŸ™‚


Actually, I started lesson one but was not able to continue..this challenge will make it through.. Promise!!!