My First House Design – Google Sketchapp

And I’m back! It’s been so long, isn’t it?

Today, I’m going to do a presentation of my Term II Project which is designing my dream house using Google Sketchapp, a 3D Modelling app. The result came out pretty great, and I’m quite satisfied with it.

The house is a 3-leveled, large house with several other facilities including a swimming pool, a rooftop, a minibar and a parking space. Yes, it’s actually not just MY house… This house is designed for a whole family, or probably homestaying purposes. Here’s a sneak peek below the post!

That’s all for now, and by here 2nd term has ended! See you on the 3rd Term – if I have time to set those TOs aside, of course…


ICT Exercise – Mug

And we’re back!

Should’ve felt guilty for not posting since I can remember. I’ve been in a lot of health problems lately, which stops me from blogging.

We’re done with photography basics series, and today I’m going to show you my work on my IT lesson. Here’s how it roughly looks.

It does look a bit blurry as I trusted the wrong printing company, but it’s good enough.

Just to describe, the theme’s “Friendship” so I decided to put pictures of mine on it. In case we will ever get separated, this mug will remind me of our golden times.

That’s all for now. I will be inactive for quite some time for my MidTest, so sorry in advance. Stay updated by following my blog, and leave a like and comment below! Adios!

Basics on Photography – (2 0f 2)

Welcome back, future photographers!

A massive apology for the long hiatus I’ve taken in the update of the blog. Recently, I got a quite troublesome cough and a slight migraine along with it. Since I’m getting better, I kept thinking on closing the series, while starting a new one. So, without future storytelling, here we go!

Before, we have covered several basics namely Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. In this update, I’ll continue with White Balance and different kinds of fun experiments relating to photography.

White Balance

White balance may seem complicated and may have been widely neglected when taking photos. But, for those who have mastered it, they will produce photos in a whole different level.It came with a unit “Kelvin(K)” and is usually used to remove unrealistic color casts and make the colors on the picture as close as possible as eyesight.

To easily remembering it, the lower the temperature/Kelvin, the more blueish it would get. The higher the temperature, the more orange-ish. For example, take a look at this two picture taken differently.


We usually took photos looking like the left one but little did we know, our eyes see it how the right one looks. The only thing that differ both photos is the usage of White Balance. The left photo is the “untreated” photo, taken with regular WB, while the right one takes advantage on WB. We can notice that the temperature of the color has been elevated. Looks way more natural, no?

Let’s talk about HOW to actually use it. There are several presets to set a WB. There are Auto WB, Custom, Kelvin, Tungsten(2500K-2500K), Fluorescent(4000K-5000K), Daylight(5000K-6500K), Flash(5000-5500), Cloudy(6500K-8000K) and Shade(9000K-10000K) – Each named based on when they’re most suitable for. In case of Kelvin, we can insert our desired temperature for advanced control. For Custom, we can set the WB by copying the color cast of one picture from the gallery.


Now, that we’re done talking about the basics, here’s some ways you could train your understandings. Personally, I prefer to start with practicing to estimate my Shutter Speed, and one way is by Panning.

Panning is a technique where a quick moving object is photographed with detail but the background is blurred. Here’s an example:


Fun fact is that this can be done with any Aperture level! One tip is to use lower Shutter speed such as 1/60, and to aim the camera following the object. Have fun experimenting!


So relieved that we are done with Basics on Photography. From now on, I’ll be posting more of my photographs and my doodle I made on my weekends. I’ll try to keep updating every weekend. Don’t forget to leave a like, comment and follow my blog to stay updated. See you later!

Basics on Photography – (1 of 2)

Hello, future photographers!

Me myself am a mere novice in this field, so at least I will share the basics on photography. Any camera is well-suited if you’re comfortable with it, but I will be giving basics on DSLR camera, specifically with Canon. For reference, I am using Canon EOS 70D together with a MACRO 24-70 mm ultrasonic lens.

To start, there are several aspects that can affect the image captured based on your liking. Some people like it blurry and some like it detailed. Some prefer it bright and light but some loved it dark and elegant. It all depends on the photographer’s preference – YOUR preference. Those aspects are Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, White Balance and Metering.

Shutter Speed

Recognise that “clack!” or “click!” sound when you snap a photo? That is the sound of the shutter that controls the amount of light that enters the film. Shutter functions like our pupils. Shutter speed (Tv in Canon or S in Nikon) is an option to control the amount of light – or brightness – that is captured. Simply saying, the longer the speed, the brighter the picture, and vice versa.

Fun fact is that this option also allows us to freeze or blur the image. The longer the picture, when there is a moving object, it will be blurred. it ranges from 1/8000 to 30 seconds. Here is a nice example on the usage.

Efffect of shutter speed
Left: 1/400, Center: 1/100, Right: 1/25

Notice that the faster the shutter speed, it is more detailed and is frozen, as if it’s not moving at all; when the right one is blurry making the colors collide. As said, some prefer the left one and some prefer the right one, depending on their preference.


What if you only wanted a certain distance to be blurry, and detailed at another? Aperture is the solution! Aperture (Av in Canon or A in Nikon) controls the focus distance of the image making. Basically, the higher the aperture, the more distance is detailed. Physically, the lower the aperture, the wider the lens opened. That’s why it comes with a consequence that it needs more light for higher aperture. it ranges from 2.8 to 22 for regular camera. Here is a comparison of its usage.

Aperture Difference
Left: High aperture, Right: Low aperture

We can see that in the picture captured with high aperture, the bushes in a distance far from the cute boy is as detailed as he is. On the contrary, in the picture with low aperture, the detail is focused on the boy, while the background is blurred out. The result depends on the demand or purpose of the photographer, which is you.

ISO – International Standard Organisation

What if you want a high aperture yet the shutter speed is still too low to your liking? You can use ISO. ISO is the rate of sensitivity of your camera towards light. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive it gets and the brighter the image. It ranges from 100 to 12,800 on regular cameras. Here is an example of its usage.

ISO Difference

See that the picture of Santa and the wooden wall behind him gets brighter with higher ISO. In fact, the shutter speed and aperture of both pic are equal! There is one consequence, though. The picture goes grainy or a tiny bit blurry as the ISO gets higher, as seen from the pictures.


That’s it for now. White balance, metering and other basics will be posted next Saturday night, or sooner! Stay notified to get updated posts by following my blog, Remember to check out my buds on my homepage, or on the right side of this post for PC users. Snap that like button and leave a comment to improve my postings! Your advice is my upgrade! Until next time!



A Bit About Me

Hello all! My name is Jonathan Davinius Layardi, but people prefer to address me as ‘JDL’, my initial. I am currently 14 years old and I was born at 3rd March 2002. Shall we talk a bit further?

Speaking of hobby, I’ve had this one activity stuck to me for years – Drawing. Drawing and doodling has probably taken over a piece of my holiday to-do list. I have learnt some things through mild and hard times through drawing as it teaches me on how to express my emotions and thought when I need to. In fact, drawing has changed my lifestyle.

Let us talk about dream jobs. Back then, we ALL dreamed on being someone well-known or perhaps superheroes. When I was a little innocent kid, I dreamed to be a brave policeman. Then, I realized I wasn’t brave enough and dreamed to be a painter instead. Several years later, I found out the bitter truth of humanity’s backstory, so I decided to be consistent on being a doctor – Pediatrics, maybe?

Home sweet home. I came from a happy family of 5 consisting Mom, Dad, Big Sis, Lil Sis and myself. We’re pretty much a regular, mainstream happy family. Eating dinner together, a little vacation once in a while, and other stuffs you all do with your own families.

Studies? Ain’t nobody got time to reflect on that? I am currently a 9th grader in a national-plus school. My generation is literally the least consisting students they ever had for years. Most of them are going to have a blog soon. I’ll keep them in touch with you through my blog.

I’ve got other social media aside from this, and here they are!



Snapchat: jonathan_dl

That’s all that I can tell about myself for now before this post gets any longer. Sorry, no pictures for now! You can know how I look through my other social media. You all will learn more about me and what I do in my school. For the first time, welcome to my blog!