About Me

Hello there!

Welcome to this little corner that is mine. The name is Shelvia and I am an avid photographer. Originally born and raised in Indonesia; I moved to the lovely city that is now my home, Melbourne, Australia in 2000.

My interest in camera developed since I was a child (couldn’t help it with my dad’s exemplary love of photography!). Admittedly, it started with the excitement of having my photos taken; but then I ran out of poses and got bored of smiling to the camera. One day, I turned the camera around to try being on the other side and it was love instantly.

With regards to equipments in the world of d-SLRs; I started with a Nikon D60 (a shiny upgrade from my compact Canon IXUS 7.0) armed with the 18-55mm Kit Lens. My loved ones then generously present me with “THE” lens, Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f1.8G, for my 26th birthday. Since then, I added Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED to my lens collection. Later, the temptation to upgrade my camera body to a Nikon D90 became too much to resist. Absolutely no regrets!

For post processing, I mainly used Lightroom. Because I am far from an expert on that, I often visit Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips or Victoria Bampton – Lightroom Queen for tips and tricks. If an image needed further enhancements, I revert to Photoshop. For collating or simple fun touch-ups, I recommend PhotoScape (Freeware!). For general photography tips and talk, I like The Photo Argus – A Photographer’s Resource and Digital Photography Tips: Digital Photography School.

The versatility of photography never ceased to amaze me. Combined with my love of food – it results in drool-worthy food images. Combined with my love of travelling – it results in beautiful landscape, street images. Combined with my love of people – it results in intimate engaging images. The fact that it shows me the same world in a different light again and again is simply cherry on top.

Anyways – thank you for visiting this humble corner of mine & please do say hi below or drop me an email. Your thoughts, suggestions, comments are much appreciated. 🙂

Last updated: May 19, 2012

9 Replies to “About Me”

  1. tedi: it is superb… though every now and then i have my doubts n start wondering about whether i should have gotten 50mm f1.4 😛

  2. You got your self a great lens there. You chose the right lens. 50mm 1.4 on a dx camera is a little to long. 35mm 1.8 is fine on your camera and you will love it.

  3. Thanks Nathan 😉 It probably is the right one.. but would be interested to know what is 1.4 like.. I do love my 35mm 1.8 though 😉 it’s a gun! 😛

  4. Hey Shelvia,

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. It’s great to meet a fellow Indonesian who is also interested in photography (I was born in Bandung myself) though you’re way better than I am hahaha.

    Thanks for those links – I’m always looking to improve my food (as well as other) photography so I’m sure these will come in handy 🙂

  5. Hi Shelvia! Thank you for visiting my blogs. It’s really encouraging to see people trying out the recipes I love and loving them too! 🙂

    I adore your landscape photos, by the way!

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