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Showing posts with label streetphotography. Show all posts
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Street Photography Still Life.

Life is filled rich with interesting and diverse activities on the street and that makes for incredible photographic opportunities. It’s no wonder why street photography is one of the most popular photographic genres around.
But wondering around in public taking pictures of people can feel a little uncomfortable at first, so shooting street photography still life as a first step is the perfect way to ease into the whole genere.
Have you ever shot street photography still life ? to know more visit STREET PHOTOGRAPHY STILL LIFE .

The street photography still life is an important opportunity for many photographers who want to break the ice in a genre that’s not always simple to perform. Because interaction with people isn’t required you’re not likely to disturb anyone or seem overly inappropriate.
 Examples Of My  Street Photography Still Life.

Road Sign..
Overhead bridge sign..
The advertisement ..
Road side market..

The more we shoot still life on the street, the better we get at it and the more opportunities we have to see the street in new ways. When we can start to see the environment around us in new ways, that’s when we’ll see a deeper relationship between the environment and the people within it.
Then when you take the next step to take images of people in your street photography – you’ll have a depth and dimension in your work no one else will..

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Attend Local Events and Practice Your Street Photography.

Local events such as festivals, parades, rally, demonstrations are some of the best way to practice and hone our skills as photographers, whether you are a an amateur, hobbyist, or a professional. Events are fun, exciting and can provide wonderful picture-taking opportunities.
Photograph by Awang "The Political Party Rally in Sarawak"
Photograph by Awang "Political Rally".
Photograph by Awang "Political Party Rally".
 Here are some helpful tips in photographing local events :
Do a Research : Find some of the events that are scheduled for that day. Second is of course local newspapers, magazines, local tv news.
Prepare your gear :  Making sure your gear is ready is a priority. In events I usually bring two camera bodies and two lenses, a wide angle lens and a telephoto lens. Check your batteries and make sure they are fully charged, make sure your memory cards are all formatted and in proper working condition.
DDay : Once you get to the event, just blend in, let everyone know that you are taking photograph. Now, to tell the story, you need to be observant, focus on participants, look for facial expressions, details, colors. You also need to learn to relax and not be overwhelm of the crowd and actions that are happening around you.
I hope you found this little tip helpful.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Architecture Pictures in Black & White.

Architecture is a favorite photography subject for many photographers. With as much symmetry, lines, and design variety structures offer, it's no wonder there are those out there who are very passionate about it.
Malay Kampong architecture.

City building architecture.
 More pictures in Black & White kindly visit my MY STREETTOGS.COM

Thursday, November 25, 2010

OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya) or Disabled Person in Malaysia.

It’s getting harder and harder to be a disabled person in Malaysia these days when employers don’t want to hire you because you are handicapped or you just can’t get out of the house because of the lack of public transport and accessibility.But not to Awang (Picture below),he is a registered disabled person in Malaysia.He registered him self at Jabatan Kebajikan (ministry of welfare) and was given a OKU card.


This afternoon I bought a few packets of dried sweet fish crackers from Awang  and when he saw with camera he ask me to photograph him.He also talk to me and say I cannot see any reason why my disability cannot do business here and I'm not a beggar .He ask me to speak to the local authority (City Council) not to chase him away for doing business at footway.


ID card from Malaysian Government  for disable person.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

World Walking Day 2010@ Kuching Waterfront.


Kuching celebrates World Walking Day.
Thousands of peoples join the first celebration of world walking Day in Kuching .

Kuching beautiful people come as early as 5:30 am to register them self to participate in the event , as promise they give away free green colour t-shirt .

This morning I participate in the event Nestle World Walking Day.I carry my camera with me & photographing the event.


The weather is beautiful & every one is wearing green T-shirt .


The young one ........

All of us have heard  the phrase "Let us go for walk" it can do wonders for our bodies and  our relationships with people we love.Sometime event like this we meet new friends.


Our beautiful auntie and uncle....


The twin with their parent join the walk......

Everywhere is green...Do you know that each of the colours has the power to evoke certain psychological and emotional temperaments within you.


Starting point....all the green are ready :)



Beautiful people....The green special vibration and characteristic is relaxes and energises the heart centre.


Beautiful city of Kuching and beautiful people of Kuching.......

They say green is excellent for cooling heated emotion and fever.


Kuching peoples are very discipline people...line up "Q" for free breakfast and free goodies by Nestle.They give me free coffee & chocalate drink.


Every one & some with family members are having great fun at the events.


Perhaps next year 'World Walking Day' is wearing white T-shirt.



There is nothing better to look forward to at the end of walking then the lovely green milo van.

The van serving its popular chocalate drink at the World walking day.

They say the event will be held annually starting this year 2010 till we meet again next year ,INSYALLAH.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Malaysia-Muslims to celebrate Eid-al-Adha on November 17th.


Today, the ketupat casings can be bought in wet markets. Some stalls even sell cooked ketupat a day before the celebrations.

JANUR (Young Palm leave).


Preparing the ketupat started with the anyaman process when the janur were woven into casings. The casings were then filled with rice and boiled for a few hours.The brother & sister helping their parents process the janur to woven into ketupat casing.


Men, women, and children of the Muslim community are required to dress in their finest clothing to perform the Eid prayer.

All the above photos are from my 2009 collection.

Muslims all over the world are all set for the celebrations of the upcoming religious holiday of Eid-al-Adha and in Malaysia is on Wednesday November 17, 2010, which is also known as ‘The Celebration of SacrificeSacrifice'. The Greater Eid of Muslims, Eid-ul-Adha, marks the end of the Hajj, which the fifth pillar of Islam and the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
The festivities of Eid-al-Adha take place on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar. The date of celebrating Eid-al-Adha is approximately after 2 Months and 10 Days of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The essence of celebrating Eid-ul-Adha is to commemorating the trials of Prophet Ibrahim, his wife Hajra and his son Ismael. After the sacrificing act of Prophet Ibrahim, it has become a tradition to slaughter livestock and feed the poor to mark the occasion.
However, the sacrificed animals on Eid-ul-Adha have to meet certain age and quality standards or else the animal is considered an unacceptable sacrifice. It is the tradition of Eid-al-Adha to distribute meat among the needy and poor people.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Just another photograph practice.....

With your camera pre-set, pick a spot on the street and proceed with calmness, sensitivity and poise. With practice, you’ll make great street photographs.I'm ready ...I'm following the above tip from the expert.
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 ".
Thank You.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Moments of street life.


I love the idea of photographing people on the street for their can be funny & inspiring .


It's just a street scene of people.



The street life,it can be funny and sometime even scary or desperate but always dynamic,vivid and live.

My photograph above are nothing but portrays of the street life captured.

Gear: Olympus E-620 & prime lens Zuiko 14-54 f2.8.

PP: LR3.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beware of alternative medicine .........


But just why do most people opt for alternative treatment knowing well they still have to fork out considerable sum of money and the outcome is uncertain?


ALTERNATIVE treatment, including Traditional and Complementary Medicine, is a popular option among Malaysians and other part of the region in treating various ailments.

I stumble upon this street medicine vendor and ask permission to read the medicine ingredient just to make sure the product did not contain any known ingredient that may be harmful if taken without strict supervision.As far as I'm concern such products, should not be sold unless there is proof of its efficacy and registered with the authorities.Hence, in dealing with health, seeking professional help should be the primary concern and not simply finding remedies from unreliable sources including the street medicine peddlers.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Food Stall.


Indonesian food stall Serikin Border Market in Bau,Sarawak.The menu is Bakso  etc.etc..


They sell Bakso Sapi and Ayam Panggang.

This food stall in Serikin Town and talking about street food, eat it but don't be surprised if you get sick... just take a look at their facilities and I suggest you go to local coffee shop for foods and drinks.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shooting in the Streets.


Caught in action.....

One of the questions that I often get from aspiring street photographers is, “How do I not look like a ‘creep’ when shooting in public?” I believe that this is one of the main factors which bars many photographers from getting their feet wet with street photography. In many societies, taking photos of strangers on the street is definitely not the “norm,” and can be interpreted as offensive to many. However although a photographer may feel like a “creep” when shooting in public, he most likely isn’t


Street photographers try to capture the beauty in everyday-life, and attempt to journal their life through their lens. The term “creep” implies that the person is shooting strangers for some ill or mischievous reason.


In order not to look like a “creep” in the streets, you must first change your mindset that you are not a creep. In thinking that you are being “creepy” by shooting random strangers in the street, your body language will show it as well. Your movement in the streets will be erratic, your eyes will be shifty, and you will make other people feel uncomfortable. It is sort of like a self-fulfilling prophecy in this way, therefore it is important for you to shift your frame of mind.


If you constantly tell yourself, “I am a street photographer there to capture the beauty in the mundane and I mean nobody ill will,” thoughts of being a creeper will disappear over time. Granted that every street photographer will have a difficult time doing so, the more you do it, the less awkward it will be.

Happy Shooting,all the above words I read from Eric Kim(street photographer from Los Angeles) & photos from my own collection.

Thank You Eric...I liked it.

Gear: Olympus E-620 with Zuiko ED 14-54mm f2.8-f3.5.

Edited from LightRoom3.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Keripik Bandung,Pisang & Keladi.


This Keripik Ubi,Pisang & Keladi is just like sweet potatoes ........


If you want to make your own Keripik Ubi,Pisang and Keladi  it's very easy ;)

First you need to peel off the  skin then rinse the Ubi,Pisang and Keladi with clean water, cut it into thin slices, deep fry it in to hot oil until it becomes golden, drain it then sprinkle with salt.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Merdeka Day in Kuching.


The beautiful sun was shining and I have to put on sun glasses to protect my eyes 'Welcome to Kuching,Sir".

Yesterday 31 of August 2010 is Merdeka Day in Malaysia and its public holiday.

I started my day by walking from Padang Merdeka .Padang merdeka in Kuching,formerly known as padang central,is rather 'QUIET' this time around as this year's Malaysia Day is not held in Kuching.It was 09:00AM ,the beautiful sun was shining so beautifully that I couldn't resist capturing some photos of Merdeka fever in some parts of Kuching City.


The admin of this building 'Medan Pelita' is in a spirit of patriotic.


Street fruits vendor trying to be a patriotism ,using the flag (Jalur Gamilang) to protect him from sunshine........


Spirit of Patriotism '1Malaysia'  creativity of St.Joseph School students...


Bapak Malaysia image should be highlighted instead of our present PM.Another creativity of St.Jo School. (Jo is for Joseph not Abg Jo our state minister).


On my way to my home 'Desa Ilmu' this is Jalan Dato Mohd Musa of Kota Samarahan.This place is 30 mins drive or about 26KM from Kuching City.See the Jalur Gamilang on a street lamp pole and it's public holiday so not many road user to-day.

All above image captured using Olympus DSLR the official camera for Kuching Daily photo .