So I went to Fort Santiago yesterday, and asked about the advanced photography workshop I’ve been hyping myself over with for the past couple of weeks, and they asked where I too basic lessons. Told them I haven’t, and said that my brother -who took their basic photography workshop years ago- and his company’s official photographer -upon seeing my photos online- said I could have a crack at the advanced workshop, instead of the basic one. So, I was asked, and this is me roughly quoting the question:
How long can you hand-hold a camera without blurring the image?
I’ve read about the rule, but never took it by heart. I said, I depend on a tripod. Wrong retort, of course. The rule is: to hand-hold a camera, your shutter speed is at least equal to your focal length. Drats. I was so keen on taking the basic workshop anyway, but I just had to listen to other people’s advise.
I can’t register for this month’s basic photography workshop as my consolation, since their slots are already filled up for this month, and the next one I believe would be middle of August. Double drats.
During the trek home from Manila, I had thoughts of buying another film SLR camera. This time, a more recent one, semi-pro grade. However, I am well aware that I’d be spending around 5 digits for that. So its mope-mode until now.