Finally… the Nikon D800!


After 3 and a half years since the launch of D700, now comes the highly anticipated release of the D800.   (more…)

by Brix Tan on February 7th, 2012 | Blog, Photography Gear | No Comments » |

My First Prenuptial Shoot


A few months ago, I took a big step in my photography and did my first ever prenuptial shoot.  It was both exciting and stressful at the same time.  Although knowing that I can research and learn from books and other resources, practical application is a whole different story. (more…)

by Brix Tan on January 29th, 2012 | Blog, Photo Shoots | 1 Comment » |

The Story Behind My Profile Picture

















Believe it or not, this picture was taken at around noon time, under the bright, blazing, hot sun.  One has to wonder what does it take to create this picture.  A lot apparently…  but with some resources, know-how, and creativity, you can also achieve similar results. (more…)

by Brix Tan on January 23rd, 2012 | Miscellaneous | 2 Comments » |

Nikon D4 Unveiled!













What a way to start 2012!  Today, Nikon Corporation announced the release of the Nikon D4, a Nikon FX-format camera that serves as the new flagship model in Nikon’s lineup of digital-SLR cameras.

Those who know me know that I am a Nikon shooter.  So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that I am posting this just to show how ecstatic I was to learn about the D4.   (more…)

by Brix Tan on January 6th, 2012 | Photography Gear | No Comments » |

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 » |

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Today marks the launch of my very own website.  It has been a blast to work on this project:  from conceptualization, preparation, development, and execution.  It took a good number of months but finally, it’s up-and-running.

Today also has a special date, 11.11.11.  And I use this date to represent the many “firsts” for me.  Of course, this site is a first for me.  It is also the first step for me to take my passion to another level.  Having rekindled my passion with photography back in 2007, I have learned a lot over the years.  And for me, photography is a continuous learning.  My approach is to always try something new and experiment when I shoot.  A lot of the pictures shown in my portfolio incorporate something that is new to me, or something that I have never tried before.

Part of learning is also sharing.  It is the main reason why this site exists.  It would be so much more fulfilling for me to share what I learned.  And it is my hope that I can achieve that through the site.  I will be sharing my own tips and techniques; gears and equipment; as well as materials and references that I come across which I would recommend.

I would also like to hear from you.  So, if you have any comments or feedback; questions or topics to share; or simply want to connect, please feel free to drop me a message ( or email me at

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the site!


by Brix Tan on November 11th, 2011 | Blog, News | 3 Comments » |