Shooting experience with Canon S3is

Posted by raredog in Geri Barcelona Photo... | 11.30.2006 - 9:15 pm

Got a great time with my very first photography assignment, actually it was not a professional one, it’s more of a sudden twist of fate as I was assigned by my superiors at the office to do the photo shoot at an upcoming big event. Perhaps because they always see me shoots with my Samsung Digimax.

I was also the one who suggest on what camera to buy, and that would definitely be Canon S3IS. Because it is where our budget fits in, and also I’ve read great reviews on the net.

My boss told me to read first the basic and advance manual, before giving me the camera. πŸ˜€
After two days of reading the manual, they finally gave the camera to me, it is then I practiced what I’ve read, although it was really difficult to memorize all of it, especially the settings, I managed to shoot nice pictures at our office that day. Hey, I only got four more days to practice before the event. Wahhhh!!!

Event Day -  At around 4:00 am I was already awaked, checking my gears, even though the program actually starts at 6 pm, Whew! I was at the venue at around 2:30 pm, and guests starts to poured in at around 3 pm. A bit nervous then,  I started to approached them, and I started clicking….click…

Tried almost all the shooting modes P, Av, Tv, P, M, SCN, Movie, Landscape, Night Scene, even the  Stitch-Assist (nice for a large venue), tried also different ISO and compression setting, I also love the shots i made with the widescreen options.

Including me there are around more or less 15 photographers. That night I was fortunate enough to work side by side with a veteran photographer “Mr. Larry Valencia” of Looking Glass Studio, he was using a Canon 20D with an external battery pack  (ready for war)  he gave me lots of tips in between our shoots. I was impressed by his stamina, coz I barely seen him rest or sit down. I think I’ve only seen him sat once, and that was already past 1am. By the way the program ends at 2:00 in the morning.  As for me, I stopped shooting at around 11:30 pm, as the Red Bull I’ve drank before I went there expires already, and I also had an aching legs bcoz of standing up for a very longgggggggggggg time.


from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm

307 photos
5 videos
70 mb remaining capacity on my 1G Toshiba SD Card
4 pcs Sanyo 2500 mah – drain
Me – fatigued, exhausted, sleepy and unquestionably very happy!!!

some of my photos that night!

Usec. Ramon C. Bacani

Junjun Ynares with his lovely wife Andrea

5 responses on "Shooting experience with Canon S3is" »

lennox (TPC)
Posted on December 6, 2006

first of all bro, i enjoyed reading your story… πŸ˜€

i’m just too happy for you bro!!! it seemed like you really are enjoying photography!!! that’s simply great!!! πŸ˜€

now, with the 3 photos you’ve posted…

the first one was simply awesome!!! it even seemed like i was physically infront of your subject… superb!!! πŸ™‚

the second one was a bit noisy and showed some red eye… on the other hand, the framing was great!!! πŸ™‚

the third pic, i simply felt indifferent about it… so no comment bro… πŸ™‚

* i would love to see some of the pics that night pa sana bro… pero ang hirap din humanap ng mga magagandang anggulo ano bro?… hehehe pero buti nga at na-e-expose ka na sa mga events na ganyan… keep it up bro!!! i’m dang proud of you my fellow TPCer… πŸ˜‰


Posted on December 7, 2006

salamat po ng marami sa inyong komentaryo sir lennox. Idol ko po kayo sa macro shot ninyo. totoo po, I enjoyed every minute of it, pagod na yung katawan ko pero inside my mind I still want to shoot some more.

In fact i want to shoot everybody (massacre bwahaha) πŸ˜€

The first photo nga pala yung favorite ko, pati mga officemate ko. Which is nagtugma rin pala sa panlasa nyo. πŸ˜€

Hmm, i can see a bright beginning πŸ™‚ keep it up ride buddy. And by the way, since i have been seeing your flicker photos for quiet a while, i decided to create my own account and posted my photos too. Come by and take a look sometime πŸ™‚

Cheers and more excellent shots!!!

Posted on December 9, 2006

hey bro..its really an awesome obra maestra..he..he..di lang talaga ako sing patient mo and artistic..but i’d love to learn more from YOU..keep it up..!! Godbless

Posted on December 13, 2006

nice shots post more pics as you delve into your s3is πŸ™‚

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