INSIDE THE ST PAUL
Kursus Fotografi – When I was in St Paul Ruin, Macau, I took photographs inside the church and so happy with the result. Wide lens such as 16-35mm is the best choice to cover the whole story for this place. The Ruins of St. Paul’s is the most prominent sight in Macau The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church in Macau. It is said the original church was almost certainly designed by an Italian Jesuit in the early 17th century. It reflects great Catholic history of this former Portuguese colony. First built in 1580, St. Paul’s Church caught fires in 1595 and 1601 respectively. Renovation started in 1602 after the church was burnt down and completed in 1637, inopportunely, a violent typhoon hit Macau in 1835 and the church caught fire for the third time.
Kursus Fotografi – I went to the second floor and set the tripod as high as my head with multiple exposures setting. You will have great dynamic range inside the building. Use the lowest ISO as possible and play with small aperture start from f/8 to f/16. If you come here during the holiday season, use long exposure to avoid distraction objects get captured in your frame. Lucky me, I had only 3 minutes to have this photo. Three minutes later, more than 20 people have a tour inside and impossible for me to have a nice photograph. The ambient light is mostly yellow and warm. How to deal with this? Make sure you shoot with a RAW format. Shooting using RAW format allows you to reset the white balance in Adobe Light Room and play with the temperature slider for sweet adjustment. During photo session, leave the white balance to the AWB menu, the post processing will take care all for you. Hope you enjoy this photo