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….of personal growth and mental well being… (a.k.a. wanna join me on my next Sunday outing in Kuala Lumpur City? I guarantee you, you will see Kathmandu!)
…work makes you down? Looking forward to the weekends where you can be someone else?
Go on, get a new hobby! Collect stamps (been there, done that). Go for 10k runs (been there, done that!) Take a guitar lesson! Learn to swim. Learn yoga, go read up on Susan Sontag work. Go read Hamka’s work. Read the Qur’an. Read the Qur’am translation by Yusuf Ali. Go watch an Ahmad Deedat video. Go watch ALL of Ahmad Deedat videos. Go on a hike! Go ride a bicycle. Go for a walk in the park. Go for a short get away trip via Airasia (if you managed to check yourself in on time, you know lah kan sometimes the system breaksdown and you gotta queu long, long time at the hot and stuffy counter area? aiseh men, what a downer, let’s scratch that bit now shall we?) el-cheapos “anyone can fly” fare.
You can do pretty much anything you want, as long as it’s not illegal nor it’s something that’s harmful to your health, like futsal.
Or if you like me, if you’re a Visual Artist who is doing commercial photography, go shoot for yourself.
Personal project always makes you feel good…
…so go on, go shoot for yourself sometimes. You never know what you gonna see, who you gonna meet, what experience you gonna encounter. Just bring minimal gear, a camera body, a 50mm lens and Ted Adnan bilang, with direct flash, you oso can yo!
The Justin dewd & Lady Kikyo, both met each other at Noon
They fell in love with each other, and were both over the Moon
They’re getting hitch together, and it’ll be very soon
So we all went out for a photoshoot, in the month of June…
We wishes you both Happiness, Live Long and Prosper and Boon
I think I should stop typing right now, for I’ll be out of rhymes pretty soon
(Editor : Ted, you should stick with “photography” and let the rhyming be, coz you’re no Joe Flizzow, nor you’re Yogi B)
..at the Tioman Lighting Workshop last weekend… (Visualize your final result, then baru lah petik shutter tangkap gambar yo!)
At the Tioman lighting workshop (organised by Mr Kas Mara of Picture House Studio) last weekend, while sharing my lighting technique (and tricks), I also share some views about lighting in general.
When a photographer talk about lighting, the 1st thing that comes to people mind (especially you PhotoGeargrapher, you know who you are laarr..) is lighting EQUIPMENT such as a portable flash or a bevy of professional studio lighting gear. Yup, all man made artificial lighting.
They always forgets about the one light that is made available AND free, The Sun. When it’s not cloudy or raining that is.
What if the Sun sets, or as it happens when you’re waiting for _A_ (note the emphasise itu laarrr) sunset , storm clouds conveniently rolls over the horizon and it’s become a cloudy, what were you to do?
There’s the flash option: you can always use direct flash. Gonna be ugly tho, the direct flash thingies, if one does not know how to control the light output. For a beginner it will be bewildering to choose what setting, should one go TTL at minus 2 third EV and compensate by increasing 1/3 EV on the flash at slow shutter to get a nice mix of ambient light or go manual on the flash at 1/128 at f2.8 while using a _very slow_ shutter speed at 1/8th and let the model stands very still and praying that you’re hand held technique is solid enuff so that no camera shake is present.
…by using video light, or LED, What You See Is What You Get. Since I’ve yet to use an LED light for my commercial work (to low powered), nor hot tungsten video light (battery dont last long and the red orange colour cast is such a hassle to correct during post. Nic elaaar for one or two shots but if you shoot a campaign where you shoot hundreds / thousands of shots you gonna wished you rather sleep at night than diong Photoshop work yo!) I just use a candle.
Photo Exif (for you PhotoGeargrapher out there): Canon 5D MK2, 1/60th @ f/2 at ISO 2500. Convert to B&W and added grain during post.
In a nutshell: start with available light photography dulu to “see” the light, then slowly slowly lah added light into your photography journey.