Monday, November 8, 2010
Last week end ,I can't stand the heat.The weather is so hot.I was at my friend apartment, invited him to join me but he have reason for not going out outing due to the weather and further more he got fever..
If I want to go to the street again,I just play the tourist style,camera around my neck,photograph everything around me,being ignorant but again the weather is so hot and I can't stand the heat..well, just forget about the whole thing.
Does street photography have to be taken on the street? what if I'm seating on a bench of bus stop. does that count ? I purposely make my self comfortably seating on a bus stop bench looking for subject and try to shot the moment happening.
So here I'm seating on a bench of bus stop with my camera pretend to set a camera setting ,trying to look normal totally not like photographer try to snap but I'm being watch by the lady & the three gentleman.
Wait,are they looking at me ? I don't want them to hear the shutter click.I guess all the kind people in my pictures are foreign workers from Indonesia and Bangladesh.That's the beauty I see on the street,urban street fashion wear by this young peoples.
He is not doing a catwalk fashion modelling .He happen to see me holding a camera & I thought maybe he wanted to be photograph .
But it's already too late as I press the shutter button without being notice by this young man.So back home,let's take a look at the shots.
Gear : Olympus E-620 & Zuiko lens 14-54mm f2.8-f3.5.
The wise words from the PRO....."There are different way of looking.I have my own way.For me .photographing a street scene or a foggy landscape is a little like listening to a music.It give me strength ".
Friday, October 22, 2010
To-day I have decided to post a photo that I took on one of the celebration in Kuching. I took this while at a padang merdeka with some friends. I shot with Olympus E-620 and happened to have the camera out at the right moment as I passed this people wearing Sarawak native traditional dress.
Beautiful traditional dress.........
Beautiful maiden with colourful traditional dress.
Melanau of Sarawak with their traditional dress.
Student wearing traditional dress during the performance in Kuching.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Flowers are so cliche when it comes to photography… but that doesn’t stop me from shooting them! Heck, some photographers even specialize in flower photography and they do a darn good job of it. If you’re getting bored(like my shoot below) with your current bag-o-tricks for photographing flowers, go and look for some amazing tips from the WEBsite.
All above flowers are from my own small garden and shot with my Olympus E-620 .
When come to flower shooting I get out early and late when the light is softer and nicer.Sometime you will see a wonderful flower image midday but I like early morning .Another great time for flower hunt is right after rainstorm ! There's nothing like mist and water droplets to bring some of the image alive.
Mist and water droplets to bring some of the image alive.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Framing is one of the ten basic tips to take better picture. And the most interesting part the method is adopted by amateurs and professionals alike and it never looks boring if it is done effectively. I am still in learning process & below is the list that I read from one of my secret mentor and idol , you can visit his blog ZAIN's PIX & TEXT
Framing serves a couple of purposes in composition that can make your picture stand out from the rest. Among the purposes of framing, are:
* It directs the viewer’s vision straight to the subject
* It gives a sense of depth and a perception of three-dimensionality to the two-dimensional picture
* If the frame has some similarities to the subject it creates a harmonious combination
* It adds more interest the picture and diversifies the viewpoint
* Framing can also act as foreground interest for the subject at the background
Normally wide angle lens is used when framing in order to get the maximum depth-of-field by rendering both foreground and background sharp. But there is no hard and fast rules. Sometimes out-of-focus framing succeeds in bringing out the subject without the framing competing for attention especially if the framing has little relevance to the main subject.
Landscape and architecture photography almost always adopts framing in composition with proven success although it is not limited to only the two genre of photography above.
This is my trial on framing and you can see here the similarities in shape between the frame and the subject maybe create harmony in picture beside acting as frame.
I don't know if this fence frames that I try on both picture above can present different viewpoint to viewer instead just common postcard style snap shot.Perhaps most photographers out there can do better then me.
The flyover ahead can acts as a composition frame to the subject that is the Satok building.
The fence again used as frame.
The plant framing the building.
Anyway I did not stop here as I'm keep on practice & practice.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Here are some shot taken this afternoon in the city.I wanted to practice food shots but most of the food shop already at rest after lunch.
This Kuching City high rises has pretty interesting architecture if you get a chance to shoot along the streets.I tried using monotone,sepia direct from my camera.
Some people may argue that you can mimic those effects(Monotone/Sepia B&W) on some photo editing software.
That is true but the advantage of doing this in camera is that it applies the effects in relation to the current exposure,making it more real and natural.
This is the effect from the art filter (Grainy film B&W filter) direct from my camera.
All the above photos are snap using my Olympus E-620 with Zuiko ED lens 14-54 f2.8-f3.5.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Two or three women will be beating the drums and at the same time they berpantun.They are called tukang pantun or SEH gendang.
A man who plays the violin or accordian will play with the Seh gendang during berpantun or bermukun.
They are so excited with the beat of the drum(gendang) and rhythm of violin.
Free for all Joget...young and old are welcome.So you think you can't dance.
Oh yes....the two pictures above is the training session for paddlers of coming event in Kuching Sarawak.End of July or begining of August is the best time to visit Kuching.The coming annual Sarawak Regatta 2008,Kuching festival and 45th annivesary of Sarawak forming Malaysia will be held on 1-3 of August 2008.