Tuesday, March 31, 2009

kids chore

this photo was taken on a tuesday morning. as you might notice, the kids height is nearly the same as the water container he is carrying on his shoulder. from the looks of it, i can say that the container doesn't have anything on it. so thats not much to worry about. where the rest of the kids his age is at school, he was doing his daily chore. and thats  what caught my attention the fact that at a very young age kids are tasked to do chores early in the morning when they should be in school instead.
this are some of the everyday scenario you see on a third world country. not every kid can get a decent education. it is not because the kids don’t want to, its just that sometimes, out of obligation, they need to skip school. and sometimes, because of poverty too.
i took a snap shoot of the kid along with his other friends with my canon rebel xs and they look happy to me. either they don't understand the responsibility they're already into at a very young age, or they already know that this is pretty much the kind of life they have and are already contented about it.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

the gadget

i finally got my hands on a dslr. i was torn between the Nikon D40x or this baby, Canon 1000D or Rebel XS as what it is known in the US.
if not all, some of my friends who use nikon always bring around with them the well known phrase for fellow nikonians, “nikon takes better picture”. and in fairness to the photos i have seen in flickr taken by a nikon camera, the pictures are indeed sharp and colorful. canon on the other hand, well, it does take good quality pictures too. plus, it has a local service center available in my area.
so i started to do some more research. that is when i realized, that for a newbie like me who is just starting out in photography, it is not the gear that makes the difference, but the eyes behind the gear. you might have the most complicated, most advance camera with you and match it up with high end lenses, you still would not be able to create a good picture if you do not know the logic behind taking good photos. even an entry level camera can compete with the high end cameras as long as you know how to maximize and master the capabilities of your camera. and once you have exerted all possible functionalities of your camera, that is when you decide whether or not to get a higher end camera.
so after doing much more reading, i finally decided to get the 1000D. personal preference, i guess. i have not tested this baby out in the field yet, but i am already starting to love it. for my latest gadget, a toss a long lasting relationship.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

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