Tuesday, December 15, 2009

underwater photography


Fishy, originally uploaded by SakbaBoy.

So i have been on vacation for the last two weeks in Phuket, Thailand, i have prepared for this vacation photograph-wise by ordering some photography accessory from amazon.com and i have written an post about it earlier you can check it out.

but today i wanted to give an review about this great underwater Case for DSLR Cameras i got from amazon that i took with some great underwater photos.*link*



it can fit mostly any DSLR cameras in it and it can handle pretty much long lens such as Canon EF 55mm-250mm easily which is impressive, the cost well i find it very nice and just right.

And its sold sealed no water have came in, it may see some bubbles when you dive-in but no worries its not going inside its great.

there is only one problem i found and i don't think anyone can do anything about it, it is when you try to focus it may/has screeched the lens from in inside not the camera lens the case lens.

but overall i like and i'll use it every time i go for snorkeling :D
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P.S: you can see the photo i toke on my Flickr page under underwater set *link*

Monday, November 23, 2009

My Guitar Photos Set



IMG_5158


just wanted to show you how i did my Guitar photo shooting set.




i have used the following tools:

1.Soft Pop-Up DSLR Flash Diffuser for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus, & Pentax On-Camera Flashes with White, Blue (Cooling), & Yellow (Warming) Screens. *link*


 
2. Panavise 809 Camera Window Suction Cup Mount. *link*

Panavise 809 Camera Window Suction Cup Mount

IMG_5162IMG_5162My Dreams Are Musical...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Be Smart And Learn The Cheap Way


As i see it there is two way to learn photography:
  1. the expansive way:
    1. taking classes.
    2. buying books.
  2. the cheap way:
    1. self-experimenting.
    2. the internet.
 personally i chose the cheap way i rather save my money and buy lenses and photography tools than paying to learn photography in a class room and reading books.

 So i decided to share with you and become a part of the cheap learning method of photography, one of the best methods is the self-experimenting go out there and start shooting and play with the camera setting try everything day night don't stop, but in the same time you need to know the fundamentals the basics so you can understand how everything work and can serve your shooting and give you better results, so what better way to do it then the internet.

youtube:

blogs & websits:
1. http://gavtrain.blogspot.com
2. http://www.cameralabs.com
3. http://www.instructables.com

and there is much much more if you have anything to share please add the in the comments, and i also recommended to be a member in flickr and get benefit of viewing the EXIF data.

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P.S: taking classes and reading books could be more effective but why not be our own teachers and learn and experiment, why do we need someone to teach us and to tell us what to do.

P.S 2: I SUPPORT "SELF-EXPERIMENTING"

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Its here its here... Yaay


So after waiting 12 days my amazon shipment has arrived and its 1 item less so hopefully the last item will arrived soon.

First i want to thank you for waiting with me and now its the time to reveal for you the shipment that  i have order, it consist of 6 items:

1. Opteka OP-4C 4 Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger & Receiver Set for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus & Pentax Flashes. *link*



2. Opteka Wireless Radio Remote Release for Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, XTi, XS, XSi, T1i, & G10 Digital SLR Cameras. *link*



3. Soft Pop-Up SLR Flash Diffuser for Canon EOS, Nikon, Olympus, & Pentax On-Camera Flashes with White, Blue (Cooling), & Yellow (Warming) Screens. *link*



4. Canon E58 Snap-on Lens Cap.
Canon E58 Snap-on Lens Cap
 P.S: i have lost my Canon EF 18-55mm lens cap.

 5.Underwater Case for the Following Canon EOS Rebel Digital SLR Cameras: Digital Rebel *link*


 6. Panavise 809 Camera Window Suction Cup Mount. *link*


Panavise 809 Camera Window Suction Cup Mount

1. P.S: thank you my friend *Pinot*

2. P.S: i haven't get this item yet hopefully soon. 
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update: i got the last item its great, thank you  *Pinot*




Saturday, October 31, 2009

BA149: The Last Flight to Kuwait



This is the chilling and untold true story of the British, French, German and North American victims of an alleged MI6/Special Forces mission that used a British Airways civilian flight, as a Trojan Horse on the eve of the first Gulf War on August 1st 1990. The covert mission was an extraordinary gamble that went badly wrong, delivering 367 passengers into the hands of Saddam's Republican Guard. When the passengers and crew of British Airways flight 149 touched down in Kuwait City en route from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of August 2nd 1990, their lives would never be the same again. Within hours they became hostages of Saddam Hussein's invading Iraqi army and were detained for months in horrific conditions as part of Saddam's "human shield" programme. Some were released and reunited with their families, through the humanitarian missions of Jesse Jackson and former Prime Minister Edward Heath, but others remained captive for nearly five months. Many of the passengers have never overcome the trauma of their experience. Several have committed suicide; many have split from their partners and, a decade and a half later, all still live in the shadow of their ordeal. This is their story.

*click to see other parts*

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New stuff to be add to my photography tools...


As i surf through amazon.com i decided to enrich my photography tools with some of the latest technology there is in the photography world which can make photography easy and fun so i have order somethings that i  won't tell you guy & gals yet you have to wait with me until i get my shipment :D

to be continued...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Where can you get all your photography needs in Kuwait


this photo have been taken from:

So i have been asking around for specialize photography stores in Kuwait and i got the answer from "Kuwait Science club" group desiccation by group member "Jamal Alayoubi" so he's answer was:
I know 4 Companies in Kuwait:
  1. Nikon Ashraf
  2. Canon dealership Al-Sayer
  3. photography world
  4. Ajeel

Ashraf
is located in sooq sharq and beside Caesar restraint in Fahad Al-Salem street and in Al-Dar Al-Awadi the complex and the complex Muhallab and in Yarmouk and with the knowledge that Ashraf sells a variety of equipment for photography, not only for Nikon.

Canon Sayer
Is in Fahed Al Salem Street and sells Canon equipment and tripods and filters and various equipmen.

photography world
Has most of photography equipment required but flawed by the lack of quality equipment and all equipment are made in China and is known by cheap prices and you can find it behind the agency of Harley Davidson and at the Muthanna complex.

Ajeel
Has a variety of equipment for photography, high-quality and relatively high price and its placed only at the Muthanna complex.
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كنت أبحث عن بعض محلات المختصة بالتصوير في الكويت , وكنت أسئل في مجموعة النادي العلمي الكويتي في موقع فلكر وقد تمت إجابة سؤالي من قبل العضو المميز الأخ جمال الأيوبي كالأتي
 
الشركات في الكويت الي اعرفهم ٤
نيكون اشرف
كانون الساير
عالم التصوير
العجيل

اشرف موجود بسوق شرق و يم قيصر شارع فهد السالم و مجمع دار العوضي و مجمع المهلب و في اليرموك مع العلم بان اشرف يبيع معدات مختلفه للتصوير و ليس للنيكون فقط

كانون الساير
موجود بشارع فهد السالم و يبيع معدات الكانون و ترايبودين و فلترين
و ماعنده معدات مختلفه

عالم التصوير
لديه اغلب معدات التصوير المطلوبه لكن يعيبه عدم توفر معدات ذات جوده عاليه و جميع المعدات الي عنده صناعه صينيه و يتميز برخص الأسعار و موجود بالشويخ خلف وكالة هارلي دفدسون و عندهم محل في المثنى

العجيل
عنده معدات مختلفه للتصوير و ذات جوده عاليه و سعر مرتفع نسبيا و محلهم الوحيد موجود في مجمع المثنى

Monday, October 19, 2009

PROJECT10-50

Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II

P.S: THIS POST HAVE BEEN COPIED FROM IT ORIGINAL WEB PAGE... WWW.PROJECT10-50.COM

WELCOME TO PROJECT10-50

The project dedicated to one year of photography with 50mm prime lenses only.
Photograph the year 2010 the way you see it, the way you feel it, the way you want to share it. Photograph anything in the year 2010, as long as you use a 50mm prime lens only.

CAMERAS AND LENSES

Canon, Nikon, Nikkor, Olympus, Sony, Tamron, Sigma, Panasonic, Pentax, Tokina or whatever you own. Any brand will do - as long as you use a 50mm prime only. It's that easy!

SUBJECTS

Go wild and be creative as you can be with your 50mm prime lens.
Photograph your daily life, your town and neighbourhood, events, memorable moments …
Don’t restrain yourself by ‘just’ taking photographs – go wild with post-editing or combine your photographs to a stunning video.
Be creative … the sky is the limit – your own imagination is the limit!

SHOOT, SHARE AND LEARN

Project10-50 is not only about shooting and being creative. It’s also about sharing and learning.
By telling where and how you shot your photograph or how you post-edited it, and by giving feedback to others. Do not only upload your photographs but be generous with feedback to others also.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

First take good notice of our rules and frequently asked questions. Then, become a member of our Flickr group and start sharing and learning. It's that easy!
The Flickr group is destined for receiving your uploads and comments.
The Project10-50.com website is destined as a showcase of only the best contributions.
So add both to your favorites and visit them as often as you can.

MONTHLY HALL OF FAME

Each month the editors of project10-50 will make their picks.
Each ‘Editor’s Pick’ will enter the Hall of Fame, right here on this website.
It will shine in the 50mm Prime Shrine for everyone to see and admire.

BEST 50mm PRIME SHOT OF 2010

And at the end of 2010 one ‘Editor’s Pick’ will be crowned ‘Best 50mm Prime Shot of 2010′.
It will be rewarded not only with every member’s eternal admiration, adoration and humble gratitude for sharing such an exquisite photograph, but with a superdooper pack of photography and Photoshop books as well!
So – whatta ya still waitin’ for!?

JOIN IN!

Come on up and join in!
We're waiting for you as a member of our Flickr-group.

Join Now and Contribute >>

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update1: follow the project on twitter http://twitter.com/project1050

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Photo Of The Day "orange sky" setting, issues and result


Orange Sky


So i always want to try and take this kind of photos "The Inside Car Shoot While Driving", so i decided to go and give it a try last night at 02:30 AM on the gulf road, the first issues i had to think about was:

-how to install the camera in the right way and position?
-which kinda of lens should be used?
-what focal length it should be used?
-which is the best time value "TV" ?
-should i use flash?

so the answers i came up with were:

 -this is how i install my cam and my tripod.



-my chose of lens was 18-55mm since it's my only wide angle lens i have.

-focal length i was aiming to use 18mm but it showed the tripod so with look with the viewfinder the best focal length was 27mm.

-best Time value after taking some shoots i guess between 3-6 sec with a 5.6 Av "Aperture value".

-Flash: using the flash i kinda liked the result but the problem i don't have a good kind of flash i use the pop up one which is good but powerful and hard to control, the second reason i don't like to use flash in the car is because people will be afraid to pass your car because they think it's a cam-radar car, i have stopped in a red light and people started to look at me really really scary way i can see there eye says "we hate you" just because i have the camera mounted in the backseat, so in result i did use flash but when the street really get empty which is hared even at 02:30 to 04:15 AM.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Unlimited Project




So yesterday evening i decided to go out in Kuwait city and just keep driving around the streets looking around for something to photograph and luckily i got some great photos, so after the long raid i was thinking that i'm going to start a new set at flickr that i'll upload each day one photo for unannounced period of time.

*link*

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Layout On-bored



New layout hope you like it don't forget to comment :D
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Update: just change the header photo of the latest layout after one of my good friend " Mo3ath " to replace the small photos inte header to some of y own photos well i did hope you'll like it :D


Update #2:  just lost the background and switch to the old one :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Beautiful Escape...



So Thursday evening i was so bored i didn't know what to do so as i was going through the web i got this interesting e-mail from virgin mega-store Dubai branch news flash:
 


I thought about it so hard and decided to go and check it out but the problem is it like a last minute decision, need to find plane ticket, find hotel and transportation.

the event "full moon party" Nasimi Beach Atlantis hotel

Airplane ticket:
since i'm flight from Kuwait there are three main airways that fly from Kuwait:
-Kuwait airways. *click*
-Jazeera airways. *click*
-Wataniya airways. *click*

As i was looking my options i went with the cheapest surprisingly it was "Kuwait airways" for 31.95KD but the timing was kinda tight, jazeera is way better with timing but kinda a lil bit expansive not much for 53KD and wataniya is kinda in the middle not not cheap and not expansive and the timing was to that convincing for 49KD.

so Kuwait airways it was :)

Hotel:
since  i'm planing to go to this event i needed a near by hotel and since the event is taking place in Atlantis hotel which is kinda out of my budget so the best way is to check out www.booking.com
i chose ibis near the mall of Emirates for 299AED = 23KD which is great price and 5 min walk to the mall and next to the Dubai new transportation method metro so it was like win win situation.

so everything seems to match up nicely airplane ticket, hotel and even the transportation so the plan was i arrive to Dubai get on the metro from terminal 1 and head to mall of Emirates metro station and get to my hotel, but what really happen... i arrived safely to dubai at 12:00 at the afternoon and i was looking for the station and i saw a sign that said that the metro station of terminal 1 is still under construction so i needed to switch terminal from 1 to 3 so i went out and get on the bus.

i arrived to the terminal 3 metro station and they told me that the metro is closed until 14:00 so i gave up and took the taxi... not fun at all... well i got to the hotel and it was one of kinda of hotel me likey me likey :D

so i took a short nap than went to mall of emirates just get all around the place just passing some time till the party time comes :D

for reading more about the party and see photos get to register to this amazing website:
http://www.infusion.ae/
 
see this youtube :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2h9PrIUxs

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

NOW you can...



So as my next step in my blog now you can put your advertise in my blog, in the side there are two spaces of 150x100 pixel and in the bottom their is a space of 150x300 pixel for more information *click here* contact me on my e-mail : sakba@sakbaboy.com

Friday, September 11, 2009

let me in your heart


let me in your heart, originally uploaded by waleed alhusseinan.

let me in your heart

Let me in
by Mohammed Khamis AlBalushi
(5/2/1973 / Muscat- Oman)

Let me in- in your heart
Let me in- in your arms
Let me feel your love
Let me feel your kindness
Let me swim in your eyes
Let me drink your saliva
Let me lick your lips
Let me test your tongue
Let me crawl on your body
Let me feel deep-deep inside
Let me hold your hands
Let me reticulate your fingers
Let me hold u tight
Let me merge in u
Let me with u to end

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

back from Lebanon ... short but effective :)

long road
So i just get back from Lebanon it was great kinda long ride, it was a 16 hours long and we took it in two days from Lebanon through Syria through Jordan and stopped in KSA, Arar it took about 8 hours for the first day and for the second day we continue through KSA to kuwait for 8 hours.

P.S: my BlackBerry GPS since i bought it from Zain and they had provide it with only GCC maps.

so little time


so little time, originally uploaded by waleed alhusseinan.

Arkarna - So Little Time

Took a while to drag me out of bed,
Aim some coffee at my head,
Saw the clock I’m running late,
It’s an ordinary day.

And I’m like a dog on head,
Knock one out and then fall asleep,
It’s sad but true,
I’d rather be with you.
Don’t you forget about me,
When you’re a celebrity,
It will be only you and me before too long.

So little time so much to do,
**I’d rather spend my days with you.
So little time so much to do,
I’d like to spend one day with you.
And if that day is not enough,
Maybe we can stay in touch,
But I’m not making plans for tomorrow,
For tomorrow nevre comes.
**said I’ve been celibate for years,
Not out of chance there’s no-one here,
See I can’t get my end away,
Another ordinary day,
And I’d love to see a little more of you,
Your clothes would look better on my bedroom floor...bedroom floor.

Don’t you forget about me,
When you’re a celebrity,
I know you’re busy,
But we all need somebody - before too long.

It’s in your eyes, oooooh...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiY80L7EaHM

Friday, August 21, 2009

my next trip... to lebanon

IMG_2792

I am going to Lebanon next week-end on Thursday 27th of august on board of the newest airlines in Kuwait wataniya Airways i have heard great stuff so far they have their own terminal called "saad alabdullah airport located *here*

the reason that makes me go to Lebanon in Ramadan is that i have to fly there so i get to come back with dad in a road trip from Lebanon to back home in Kuwait so hopefully we're going to move on the 30th of august so wish us luck :)

now the real question is and i really need the answer i have zain as a phone provider and since the road trip will take 2days in totaly i'll be 5days out side of Kuwait, should i upgrade my BlackBerry package from local to international package?? and if i switch to international can i switch back to local again and will i pay anything while this process ?? please someone help :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

a blast from the past

so my dad gave me his classic film SLR camera made by Miranda it come with a standard lens 50mm f/1.9 Φ49mm, plus he gave me a flash made by kosako.
this is the company website for the camera www.mirandacamera.com
still i don't now how to use yet but hopefully one day :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fell in love with Canon 50mm 1:1.8f

lighthouse

So today i went to Canon dealership store in Kuwait city located here, so here are the stuff i got :
Product Details
1. Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 10KD and at amazon it cost for $24.36 " 7KD "
Product Details
2. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens for 40KD and at amazon it cost for " $93.13 " 26.780KD
Product Details
3.Canon UV-1 52mm Haze Filter fro 8KD and at amazon it cost for "$12.66 " 3.650KD

see the photos i took with the new lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II *click*