Ledesma Photography

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New Year Roundup 2014

Posted on December 31, 2014

Another year has come and gone in a blink of an eye. So many things happened this year that its hard for me to even begin to recall all of them. Photographyically speaking, it was a rather slow year for me. I looked back at some of the post from this year and selected my favorite. Again, I must say that the Fujifilm X-series never cease to amaze me. I had the opportunity to shoot some projects full frame (un posted here though) and I can say the differences between Fujifilm X-series and full sensor camera are definitely reducing more and more.

Pentax K5 IIs: 100mm 2.8 WR Macro Sample

Posted on July 30, 2013

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered ― Nelson Mandela Isn’t that something huh, often times we photograph the same places, the same faces, and although those themes may be unchanged or appear not to have changed, only then do we realize that our vision has changed over time. Its an evolution folks, so take it slow, breath, slow down that shutter and enjoy those frames for what they are ― glimpses of our past. With that said, I’ll be going on a brief sabbatical. I’ll catch up with the various comments that have been left already and continue to curate the site behind the scenes (the power of mobile).…

Perspectives: a new weekly project for 2013

Posted on January 26, 2013

Thinking and thinking more about last year I can’t help but that there is so much more to explore, tweak, express, and then some. January is almost over but we still have another 11 months so mine will start in February hoping to rekindle that enthusiasm and expressiveness I think I was able to capture in some posts in 2012. The overall theme will be about new perspectives in my photography, learning to see(which is something that never ends), and honing of what I know and hope to learn this 2013. Its difficult to truck on, shoot, develop, share, but I’m setting aside some specific times to do just that. Also, I hope to finish my long, long, overdue Ricoh GRD 3 review which…

Merry Christmas folks

Posted on December 24, 2012

Off camera strobe setup: Nikon SB-600 on a power pack from Al Jacobs, the Tuxedo Translucent Wescott 43″ umbrella ― shoot through at 40-45 degrees or so to the left. 1/2 cut CTO WB adjusted in Kelvins to about 5200K or so, in that range. I like it, the hardest part was getting the exposure correct true to the color of the scene and after a few test shots voila.

Learning to Light

Posted on December 23, 2012

Blog Update I’ve been off the grid lately, not gone, but off to the sidelines learning new tricks. Yes, an old dog can still learn a few new tricks with patient and practice. I got the lighting bug, its more like an addiction now I tell you. Before this new genre, I was mainly a quotidian photographer in natural light, seeing frames, framing frames, and shooting them all around. It was a blast and I still enjoy it but frankly, not as much. I’ve been getting immersed in the world of light which is all around us and now, finally, my neurons are wrapping themselves around this topic and pardon the pun ― seeing the light all around. Once you get it, its truly magical…