BTN Course, Kem KIWA, Sepang

Last week, I am attend the BTN Course at Sepang, Selangor. It was fun and very interesting. The modules was very good and it make us love our Malaysia!!! Here is some of our photos during the kembara and also during our way going back to Sabah.



























Photo Catcher Group & Street Photography

As I mention before, last saturday morning was our very 1st time ever organize and join this kind of activity. The Photo Catcher Group & Street Photography was successful. Here is some of photos that I've taken for the event.



























Rodley & Jenifer










Street Photography Tips


On Dec 12, 2009, there is a simple gathering between photographers around KK at Starbucks, Warisan Square for Street Photography - Photo Catcher Program. This event was fully organize by Rahim Matnin's PHOTO/GRAPHIC@GALLERY. The main focus of this event is to gather all the amateur photographer and to get in touch. This is also to make a better relationship and off course to improve their individual skills in photography. :) Thanks to Rahim for his commitment into this. This is fun and enjoy. Well, I hope too that all of the participant will be happy during that day. The place to cover during that day is Pasar Kraftangan [Filipino's Market], Sinsuran, SAFMA, Pasar Kota Kinabalu, Segama Complex, and Waterfront [in front of Cocoon]. Here is some Street Photography Tips that you all can use or maybe study before start to shot on that day. :)
  1. Less is More – don’t take too much equipment and travel light. It’ll make you less obtrusive and you will be able to move around for the best shot quickly.
  2. Off the Beaten Track – don’t just go to all the touristy shots – try to get ‘behind the scenes’ and ‘real life’ scenes.
  3. Stolen Moments – anticipate moments between people before they happen.
  4. True Colours – black and white is often where it’s at with street photography but at times colourful situations arise and can really make a shot – be on the look out for these.
  5. In the Background – what’s goign on behind your subject can actually ‘make’ the shot. Billboards, signs, graffiti and other visual elements can really make a statement in a shot.
  6. Dare to Go Diagonal – don’t just hold your camera horizontally – experiment with angles. Street photography is a less formal medium – make the most of it.
  7. Opposites Attract – shots which challenge the ‘norm’ in terms of composition and story/subject matter can be powerful. Look out for ’surprising’ subject matter and composition.
  8. What a Performance – street performers, parades and other street entertainment can be great subject matter on the street.
  9. Off the Streets – other places where people gather in number can lead to great shots in this genre – zoos, fairs, shows, parks, sporting events etc all can be worth trying.
  10. New Angle – find ways to get up high or down low – these new perspectives on subjects that are familiar can lead to eye catching shots.
  11. Practice makes Perfect – over time and with practice your photography will improve. You’ll not only get better at technique but also spotting the things to focus upon on the street.
  12. Fortune Favors the Brave – sometimes the best thing you can do is to get close to your subject – this can be a little confronting but will produce powerful images
  13. Fun in the Sun – often we try to avoid shooting into the sun and the shadows that direct sunlight can produce – in street photography breaking these ‘rules’ can lead to great shots.
  14. Ready to Pounce – have your camera out and ready to shoot at all times. Things can move quickly on the street so if you’re not ready you’ll miss lots of opportunities.
  15. Revise the Revisit – street photography is not all about spontaneity – if you see a scene with potential don’t be afraid to keep coming back to it until you get the shot.
  16. Frozen Motion – the street is a place of movement – to capture it and still get sharp shots make sure your shutter speed is fast enough. 1/125 or more with an ISO of 400 is what this article recommended as a base. I also think it can be fun to experiment with slower shutter speeds on the street – capture the movement as blur.
  17. Street Wallpaper – blend in with the scene – shoot unobtrusively and unnoticed.
  18. Life Through a Lens – ‘exaggerating perspective will help set your subject in context and provide a more forgiving depth of field’ – use a wide angle lens (or even a fisheye).
  19. Expect the Expected – people can be suspicious of street photographers so shoot in places where people expect to see people doing photography. Smile, be polite and be willing to delete images if people protest.
  20. Location, Location, Location – really this is what it is all about. Choose places where people interact with one another and times when they are present.
All of this tips was copy and paste from Digital Photography School which I subscribe it since from the beginning of my carrier as a freelance photographer. All of the content is easy to understand and their writing was good. Thats why I always use them to find any tips for every mission of mine. :)
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70-200mm, F2.8 : Test

Last sunday, I was with bunches of friend around KK attending the Tamron Workshop.. It was great! During the workshop, their team also bring some of their popular lens. One of them is 70-200mm with aperture F2.8. As known, this lens was superb!! Phew.. weiii, ada orang kah mau derma sa ni lens!!! haha.. Look down here.. This is some of photos that I've taken with this lens. It was great!










And, Here is The Participant of The Day!

Fun Fair at Tamu Besar, Kota Belud : 24 Oct '09










Christophers Blog Posting

This post is related to my older post. You can click here for it.. Well, I am a little bit touched of what Christopher has wrote in him blog recently. We were a friend since primary school until now and at the same time, we are good cousin as well.. Don't forget that we also have Cooney was our another best-best friend.. :) This coming December, his (Christopher) marriage will be solemnize at St.John, Tuaran and the Special One will be him colleague. The wedding solemnization will be held on December 28th, 2009 [10.00am] at St.John. While after that, their First wedding reception will be at Dewan Tun Hamdan, Tamparuli [11.00am]. Their Second wedding reception will be at Kg.Luanti Baru, Keningau on December 30, 2009 [1.00pm].


I am glad that he choose me as an official photographer for their wedding. It was a Honorable for me eventhough the number of the prices is small but this is my Gift to him. He is my Bestfriend! :) Ladies & Gentlemen, come and meet us there! Enjoy their engagement photo here.. :)


My Daughters Baptism

Last sunday, there is a baptism ceremony held at St.Edmund, Kota Belud. All of my daughter was baptize at that day and I was so happy with that. Two weeks before, me and my beloved wife joined the others to the one day seminar, the infant baptism seminar. We were asked to prepare all the things like their white clothes, white towel, everything is white la... Well, here is some of our photos during the important day.
Alstenety Shane

Alsmelytha Shanty

Alcy Shanice

Cen - Cen

Kucey with her Mum.. :)

Toyen

Kucey, Me, Untie Goto, Cen - Cen, Fr.Frederick B.R, Mummy & Kucey

The babies with their parent. :) Ramai kan? I heard that it was around 30 baby baptize on that day..

Here is my family.. :) Peluh menitis ke lantai kerana tempat tu panas, tia sempat pun lap mahupun mau diedit di sini.. hehe..



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