In love with the Sigma

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A friend asked me to tag along and help out with taking pictures at an introduction ceremony last weekend. Initially, I thought I was going to use the Nikon but when I got there, they (Jim and Kobel) had hired more fancy tools to play with!

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The one toy that sucked me in and made my day was the 24-104mm Sigma lens that was mounted onto a Canon 6D! Mehn, that piece of tech made me finally appreciate the value of using and choosing a great lens and how a simple change of lens (preferably to a prime) can increase production value.

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The sigma works perfect in low light conditions. It was my first time to shoot for that long at night. We shot till 10pm and the quality we got was amazing. We had a huge portable light which helped a lot too. The colorful decorations and various outfits at the ceremony added a dynamic and rich feel to most of the shots we got.

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I was so so taken up by the Sigma lens i totally forgot all about the Nikon which I had gladly handed to Moses who had been using the Canon before. Using that Sigma lens has made me start thinking about different ways I can get me a similar lens for my photo kit.

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I would like to congratulate both Emma and Jacky on having such an awesome introduction ceremony! Special shout out to Kobel Chris who recommend us to the family and we shout out to Jim too for providing us the opportunity to showcase what we can do with a camera. We appreciate you all!

Disable the auto-pilot

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The point is to stop living on autopilot. To stop letting other people think for you—your government, your political parties, your parents, your teachers, anyone. The point is to save yourself. The point is to uncover who you are so you don’t wake up one day 10, 20, 30 years from now and wonder where it all went. The point is to unlearn and uncover. And to rescue yourself from who you became when you didn’t know any better.

~Jamie Varon

The human eye trick

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The human eye trick

The human eye has to be one of the cruelest tricks nature ever pulled. We can see a tiny, cone-shaped area of light right in front of our faces, restricted to a very narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum. We can’t see around walls, we can’t see heat or cold, we can’t see electricity or radio signals, we can’t see at a distance. It is a sense so limited that we might as well not have it, yet we have evolved to depend so heavily on it as a species that all other perception has atrophied. We have wound up with the utterly mad and often fatal delusion that if we can’t see something, it doesn’t exist. Virtually all of civilization’s failures can be traced back to that one ominous sentence: ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’ We can’t even convince the public that global warming is dangerous. Why? Because carbon dioxide happens to be invisible

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~David Wong

Picture of the day: 256faces

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Picture of the day: 256faces

Always, the eye sees more than the mind can comprehend, and we go through life self-blinded to much that lies before us. We want a simple world, but we live in a magnificently complex one, and rather than open ourselves to it, we perceive the world through filters that make it less daunting

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~Dean Koontz
~256faces
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