A Story To Tell – by Carmel Valencia

The idea that one photo can – or should, as the case allows – tell a person’s story has been the underlying theme in many of my photographs.  In the streets of India, I’ve captured women in gorgeous sarees with browned skin and locks that go on forever.  And while Japan will tell you a story of discipline on quiet faces of order and peacefulness, the Filipinos will forever grace your photos with smiles that go from ear to ear.  There a thousand stories, and a thousand photos with which to tell them with. (more…)

by Brix Tan on December 10th, 2011 | Guest Blogger | No Comments » |

Guest Blogger Day

The inspiration of my website is to give everyone a place where they can share, learn, and be inspired about photography.

And today is truly special as it is the first time that someone else is contributing to help achieve my vision.  It is with great pleasure to introduce to you a good friend and fellow photographer, Carmel Valencia!

I am an admirer of her work, especially her travel pictures and portraits.  Her pictures work because of its simplicity and composition.  These are the most basic elements you need to have in a good photograph.  For me, it always has a photojournalism style/effect, which i like very much.

After all, it is the essence of photography: story-telling.  And Carmel does it very well.  Through her article and pictures, she will share with you her inspiration and passion.

Please enjoy her blog, “A Story To Tell.”  Hope it will also inspire you to be story tellers through photography.

~ Brix






by Brix Tan on December 10th, 2011 | News | No Comments » |

News Flash!!!

As the headline suggests, Nikon recently announced its newest flash unit, the SB-910.













On paper, it is practically the same as its predecessor, the SB-900. However, SB-910 promised a better heat management system that slows down the recycling time; instead of shutting down the unit completely to avoid overheating. (more…)

by Brix Tan on December 8th, 2011 | Photography Gear | No Comments » |

Sketching Light: A New Book by Joe McNally



















From the master of speedlights, comes a new book about lighting possibilities. (more…)

by Brix Tan on December 7th, 2011 | Books | No Comments » |