Have you?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Go wideeee!

From The lens that WALKS
Perhentian Seremban.


One of the reason why I wanted a wide-angle lens. Period. Click for full resolution :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

SAY YES!

From The lens that WALKS



Yes? I don't know how good is the service is but i believe the advertisement kinda work. Just like in the picture. Quite an eye catching eh?

On the side note, my flickr account!!! I can freaking upload teh picta! I don't know why exactly, maybe it's because of UTP LAN connection? probably. I guess.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2010

Yes, finally. After a decade of non-self-artwork post, finally it's here. And it's involve vehicles and of course stuff that come along with it.

Since I lost the newer version of Adobe Photoshop CS5, i'm left with the CS3 which to be honest felt very different. Well, I guess I have to wait till the new semester is on to get my hands on the latest version. Not to mention this version does not support Camera RAW. Darn. I've even tried installing stuff on the net but still did not work. Oh well. Better luck soon.

Anyway enjoys!

From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS
From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


Wait, whattt? Where's the hot and cool babes go? Don't tell me you did not take any photo of them? Chillax. I have photo's of them but not going to give all lar. haha. Yes, i get greedy sometimes. lol.

From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS


From The lens that WALKS



Mostly done with :-

Canon 450D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Nissin Di622 flasgun



Whatccha waiting? Do comment!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

light after the darkest night

putting all the bad lucks and signs that surrounds me few days back, i think this is a good opportunity to set things right.

-no more other than f/2.8 lens. fixed all through the range. of course, bigger also allowed.
-shoot RAW on works.
-working on my what-to-buy-first list.
-f/2.8 lens only. already? darn.
-less on the auto/ priority settings, more to manual, under certain circumstances of course.

that's all? wow. I though I a lot to change. nevermind. Hope i can get a gear soon enough.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

back to square zero

if you still doesn't know, my camera gear, yes all of them along with my workstation a.k.a notebook have been missing starting Thursday, 2 December. Some bloody bastard just get into my house and took it all likes it worth nothing of my energy, money and pride. So here i am, back to square zero.

It's quite a hard feeling to express you know, all those stuff you love been taken just like that. and the worst part is, i can't do anything about it. I know, this is all god will and i already accept that.So guys, for the being time, i probably won't deliver some good quality photos since well, urm, the only photographic item i had now is the unstolen Sony Ericcson W810i phone with superb 2.0 megapixel camera. sigh.

rest assure that my spirit of photography won't die that easily compared to some of so called 'enthusiast' out there. Please stay tuned to this blog as I will still be updating anything photographic such as articles, news, new-camera show off and insight soon.

See ya!



In memories :(



my Canon 1000D. yeah yeah that kind of photo, i get it. sht fk up.




both the Sigma 70-300mm F/4-5.6 apo dg macro and Nissin di622.



lowepro Slingshot



Asus A42JV



Meike Battery gripper.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

missing

im totally lifeless now. missing almost all of my photography gear and also my workstation. O God help me, help my family.

in memory-
Canon 1000D + Meike battery grip
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Nissin Di622
ASUS A42JV notebook

Monday, November 8, 2010

i haz cool DSLR peoplez!! (sarcastic)



Well if you have been well aware of your surrounding, and if you happen to live among teenagers, then you must have notice the ever increasing amount of people with DSLR. I look at it as a trend now. Really. and not so pleasing one. So why is this happening? Be aware this is not an report of any kind. hehe.



Necessity

As far as I can see, most of people, they don't have a single clue on why they wanted to buy a DSLR. If you want or plan to buy one, ask this question first. Do i need it? and for what? If you does not really have deep pocket sure you will lurk on the internet to see, which DLSR model suits your budget and from there most of you will realize on how to actually buy a DSLR. It is best to look out for tutorial or review on how to buy a DSLR rather than look out for the cheapest one and straight away buy it. Its all about the use of it, not the price although price could be an issue too.

Let me be honest, if you are going to take mostly your own photo and does not give a care on how the settings and you wanted to take video for fun, then feel free to just hit the store and get yourself a point and shoot camera. What is that? The digital camera la. that square thinggie.


better to stick with a digital camera for maximum camwhoring fun ^^

If you did care of how your photo looks, and you like to get creative with photo or video then probably it is best for you to get a DSLR as it gives more control of, almost everything. Oh since now most of new DSLR also offer Video recording it give the video people an opportunity to be more creative because unlike a normal camcoder, it is quite difficult to play with the focusing. But with DSLR, focusing and zooming could be a lot more easier.




Showing off?

Honestly this might hurt some people but i just need to say this. Do you think having DLSR make you looks cool? or even high standard? Lul. BS. From what i observe some people buy a DSLR just to show off. They don't have the necessity for it so why buy it? Don't BS me by saying you want to take full control of the settings because you just don't. Only when the light is out then you struggle to change the settings to some mode you can even spell right so that you can take a good picture. but oh wait, you pop the pop-up flash straight away do ya? Bad idea. (unless if you know to set the intensity then its okay.)



POP UP FLASH? D'OH






(Facebook profile pic). normal. (Facebook profile pic WITH DSLR). OMAIGOD COOLNESS.


I've seen those many times already. Yeah yeah I even did it myself, well many of the photographers also do the same thing. Why? Because photographer, unlike normal people they tend to have the least, sometimes none photo of them self under normal condition. Get me? That why most of the photographer take their own photo, well sometimes they ask help from another. and in the photography world, there are some that like to show off thier gears. And some like to poison them self by looking at other people gear and get jealous. Sometimes its good sometimes it does not. So showing off? Are you?


affordable?

If you look back in the old day, DSLR, (occay, there are no letter D in the term) SLR are only owns by the serious enthusiast such as journalist, reporter, and etc. There not quite many average people own it for its such price and it is not actually small. But nowadays, as the world is advancing, DSLR are a more affordable. With only RM1.7 K you can get a basic level DSLR, not like the old day when you need atleast 2 or 3 K to get one. and to normal people that is not really worth it. and before people hate the bulky size of it. Like my friend Amanina who mind you like to take picture of herself, she pretty much hate DSLR and she does not even understand why people shell out plenty sum of money for it. in the end of the day it the same photo. Well, i already try to explain to her, but i don't know if she buy it. And i don't think I should do a post on why DSLR are million times better than a p&s.

So cheaper DSLR so more people buying it?


or just PURE ARTS?

DSLR let you take full control of the lens aperture, the sensitivity of the sensor, the exposure and lots of other technical stuff. and by utilizing all this setting, people can expand their creativity. and for that reason why many serious enthusiast prefer to get hand on these big bulky monster to get their jobs done, easier and better. If you want to get creative, buying a DSLR is you best move.


Conclusion

I'm confused. really am confused. Someone that never into arts then suddenly interested on buying a DSLR. for what reason really? These what triggers me to make this post. Was it for fame? for name? or for fun? I don't know, people have their reason but no matter what the reason are, make sure it is a good choice. A choice that you will not regret. because if you do, you are just wasting your precious money. As for the future I hope only serious people own DSLR while the non-serious just play with your P&s camera will ya!?

If you know me well , when people ask question such as what DSLR he or she need to buy, i will always ask the purpose first, then the whole process of choosing going to be easier. I do encourage those who love to learn it. you don't need DSLR to learn, to me it is best to learn first the basic, get a camera and practice what you have learn. that is the best learning method :)

All and all, if you into photography, do continue! don't look at this post as a distraction. If you have interest then let it be. Explore, find opporutnities, who knows, there are great future in photography? Who knew? National Geographic someday? :)

and one more thing. Great camera makes a quality photo, great photographer makes a great photo. normal P&s also can shoot nice photo you know.

p/s: study week people. turn on the study mode. :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

in love



"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love"- Albert Einstien


Again I fall in love. It has been a while since I fall in love so deep. I can't remember the last time I fall in love. But in my world, I was the only one that was in love. Never I thought all the attention and time I've spent for her would make the tiny heart of her to change its thought. In the end, I was the only actor in the movie.

I accidentally know her few days back. We only have clashes our sight few times, ok that was a lie. We haven't met actually but from far i look at her, i knew she would be mine. Her sparkling round eyes, her soft body, and her low profile appearance. All in a good package. How I wish I can tell her the truth, how I wish i can expose my inner though, of course the good ones to her without blushing. How i wish we can share time together. How I wish I can say "i love you" dead on without sending lovish messages.

Im in love.




Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Manual focus

Yeah, it's another typical DSLR/ lens love story. Sorry to disappoint you guys. Or you relieved? hehe. The new lens that caught my attention. It fast(optically), it's good quality and the best thing it is affordable!






As for now, sorry guys I'm not falling in love with someone. but since you did drop by, i can say this, i like someone buttttt just a like-like things only :)

Thoughtful



Prayers. What differentiate you from the non-believers.


Let's hope that with this little short time I had for my holiday, I return to my beloved universiti of toronto Teknologi Petronas with courage, strong will and guidance, to try my best and InsyaAllah succeed in my final exam. Amin.

Monday, October 25, 2010

apology

So sorry that I failed to update on the 7d7i project here. If you happen to have me as a friend on facebook, lurk around the photo segment. There is a folder for the project. Final is around the corner so I'm quite busy with everything. Another apology to you all and stay tuned will ya? ;)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

hurt

Sometimes it is rather difficult to be a good friend let alone best bud.

I was a little disappointed of this friend of mine. I think I had known her, (yes it's a girl) for quite some time already, to be exact in my 1st semester of foundation. We did talk alot, in fb or text before but now I just realize that, despite our good relationship as a friend, i don't think she though of the same of me. Just because I'm from a different course, does not mean we can't be good friend.

To be honest I don't know why did I become such an emo clown because of this matter. I normally don't like to post something that might hurt my friends feeling but this time, i have to. Not just her but I can think of some of my friends from my foundation year. While some still take the effort to ask how i'm doing, reading my updates on my blog and anything that makes them looks like they still care, I can pinpoint a few that recognize me only when I'm attending an event, no, when I held my photography kit. That is something I don't like.

I have a workshop and an event to catch so this post ends here. Do stick around if you happen to be my dear friends will ya?


*****

to be honest, fak you. Sorry but I don't think I can help myself anymore from hating you.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

future project

I had this feeling, familiar one indeed, each time I look on people photo's in flickr.

"Hey I can do that!"

"That looks nice."

"I can try that sometimes."


Sometimes my eagerness to take a photo reach sky high, I will quickly open up the wooden closet, take out my slingshot bag which contain most of my commonly used gear and start playing around with the camera. Sometimes I linger around the room, looking for something unusual, something that I can take photograph of.

and often the result looks rather normal to me. So as many of the great photographer out there suggested that always practice photography everyday, therefore, I came up with the project, I guess most of the people already practice.

7 photograph in a week. I'll compose it in an album for each weak. Since my flickr account, which is only free btw, have only 50 or so photo left before the 200 mark, therefore I decided that the 7 day 7 photo album will be mainly uploaded to facebook. Nevertheless the poor photo resolution, it is free and if I fill up all 200 mark for an album, I can always make another one.

So there you go. My future project slash plan. I hope with this method I can improve every little piece of my photography skills. Good day!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

photography: work, hobby or just plain fun?

Sometimes I ask myself, why did I take photography as one of my major interest in life? Sometimes I wonder the reason behind me buying all sort of gadget for my camera. Sometimes I stunned when asked why I like photography so much, i spent a lot of my saving money on camera equipment. These question sometimes does not end.

So that is the reason why I make this post. Photograph. Work. hobby or just plain fun??

Work

I started enjoy photography on my first task of taking event photo, which is for the Islamic Studies programme, Down to Earth. That time I discover the excitement, the joy, the fun in taking pictures. The moment where i instruct some of my clique to line up or to pose with certain someone, I love the thrill when I push the trigger and view the LCD screen few moments later. I love it when people rush, well kids basically rush onto me and ask to view the photo of them. That is work. I was assigned to do so by the committee. Despite that, it was fun. I was literally smiling up to my ears(that's sound oddly terrible?)


See me there in white shirt :)


When I'm done with DTE, I continuously look up for availability, chances, opportunities, what ever you may call them, to work as an event photographer. Yes I have done quite a few namely for Dean list award, Trisem carnival and other I can not really remember. It was fun. The attention I get. It's all part of the job.

Hobby

If you are doing something not for other people sake or do it for your own pleasure, its called a hobby. and yeah, taking something as a hobby sometimes does not make you earn some extra cash. Nevertheless, I do photography a lot when I'm at home. Mind you, I did not have any studio, not any kind of studio so indoor photography is something that I rarely do. That is why I like to get out, be on the street and look through my viewfinder. They called it street photography. I called it simply something-better-to-do. If you are photo-geek also, I'm sure you will stumble across the word poison, a term normally used when you look up on reviews, camera related reviews that makes your sense of desire tingling so much you keep on look for other review of the same thing until, well, you are damn jealous of those who own those thing. Like a poison you see.



you never knew what you will encounter on the street.


Ah, I'm going out of the topic. Sorry about that.

Plain fun?


daddy he was having fun :)


How do you define fun? Fun where you are smiling like clown in a party or you just feel a deep feeling of soothing and satisfaction in the inside? Fun can be relative. Even so, I can say doing photography be it for work, hobby or anything else does make myself a little carried away until sometimes, I shed my shy and introvert skin and wear a new outgoing and interactive skin that was kept safely deep inside of me. Anyhow, to me photography is fun. Remember the first time playing your first self installed PC game? Yeah, it's that fun.



So, work, hobby or fun?

To me I would say, all of them. To me I love photography for the work, the hobby and the fun. Its these three factor that makes me still in a deep love with photography despite having more time on Physics concept and question or the upcoming Robocon 2011 competition or the problem in my pathetic love life.


flower?


I hope you can find the true reason why you take photography at the first place. Is it because you wanted to show off your equipment. Or you just wanted to be an important person? Maybe you have other reasons. Nevertheless you reason is, always be mindful that photography is an art. You can call any kids drawing as art, it's just a matter of how meaningful the art is or not. So if photography is meaningful to you, don't stop. Like my Thinking skills lecturer always say "Do what You like, Like what you do. It's the key of happiness."



p/s: joining the UTP Medtech creative department? hmmm.

Friday, September 24, 2010

untitled.

As I was enjoying watching few last episode of Take Care of My Lady, I snapped. Probably because of the message that I received a little while ago. Or maybe because of the story I was watching itself. I just can't think why did I remain attached to her, despite the one sided relationship? While I continue watching the drama, I kept thinking of any particular reason, why? Why I still can't let go of her.

Maybe I was not that brave enough. But now. No more. I guess I can forget about her, no matter how long I have been clapping my hand, clapping one hand of mine. I think I can be better on my own. I can stand on my own. I am capable of taking more challenges.

As for that, Goodbye.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Skin Tights Legging and Odd Colour Sneakers!








HAPPY MALAYSIA DAY.


honestly i'm proud of him.



Since it is still holiday, in fact probably the last day other than tomorrow that I can actually have plan to buy anything desired before actually going back to the deserted, uncivilized, hot world of Tronoh.

I woke rather early today, earlier than usual and because I scared I might overslept if I continue back sleeping I decide to stay awake and watch some KARA - Honey video, I mean SNSD - boyfriend video, I mean Prosecutor Princess. A Korean drama I just started to download due to total boredom. (Summary here http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Prosecutor_Princess)

Anyhow, if in the last post I was spending 200 plus buck on Meike battery gripper for my beloved Canon 1000D and also rechargeable batteries, today I get something for my another hobby. No I don't buy another frigging new laptop.

Well guess what I bought a pair of SHQ 30000 Jogging Earclip by Philips and also, and also a jogging case. I don't know why but my jogging gland was very much tingling when Puasa is off probably because there is nothing that I can do better than sleeping if my belly is empty in the evening. huh.

I do have a pair of earclip earphone that was previously used when I jog but thanks to some anonymous little devil that break the clipping part of one side of the earphone, it was very much useless in my view. Sure the earphone still works flawlessly but then it is rather annoying having one non-functional side bouncing up and down while youre jogging.


new jogging best friend.


For your info the Earphone alone cost me RM 78 and the Arm wallet(such a weird name) cost RM 32. So that goes all my duit Raya for this year T_____T It seems that the dream of getting a new lens have to be postponed back for quite some time then. huh.



my new jogging kit. exclude the shoes. new pair of shoes later ah when i'm richer. haha.


Performance wise I still can judge it since well, I haven't have my jogging yet. Probably when I get back to UTP perhaps.

Anyway it's Malaysia day today. I manage to go to Pavillion KL to see for myself the so called MASiF 2010 (check out here http://www.masifestival.com/home/) that would be an explosive event but as far as I can see, there is nothing much other than indie wannabe kids, skin tights legging, fuck-up kids that can't differentiate between good things and bad things, and all sort of wannabe. Shit.




Honey honey honey. ( please someone get this cuteness out of my head.)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy birthday

Happy birthday cakes, happy birthday song, happy birthday what else? 6th September. Lucky date for me huh? Don't be mistaken. Today is not my birthday. Yesterday is.

5 September

Unlike last year, my birthday this year is rather peaceful, Alhamdullilah. Even more blessing in the currently near it's end, the Ramadhan month. Peaceful in meaning that I did not get wet by soapy substance or getting flour or egg all around me :P Thank god we all ended up at home 2 days before my birthday. Hehehe. Lucky bastard i'm am. Not so lucky you guys out there :p

Many thanks to my friends that wishes me all night, yeah all 150++ of you guys. You are wonderful! While I did not yet to receive any gift, it's not like I asking but hey, once a year wouldn't hurt right? haha.

Anyway, since it's my birthday I though, giving myself a birthday present won't hurt. So I get these:



4x ReCyko+ batteries for my flashgun.



bg-e5 gripper by Meike for my 1000D



and a Lowepro Slingshot.



It cost me sum money but hey, it was needed. And yeah, the bag belong to my father actually but then he just gave it to me since he did not used it. Hah.

And there is some of my dear friend that asked me what I wanted on my birthday, so I answer them (see below) hopefully they are kind enough to give me.


Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC

give this and I'm yours. haha. kidding.



That cost Rm1800+. I know2, that is too much but hey, friend want their friend to be happy right? haha.



but this won't hurt much. on left. the canon mug :)




HAPPY 19 MYSELF. HAVE A GREAT JOURNEY AHEAD!



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Evening



Happy evening people of the sleepless Internet world.


Evening. To me, the most relaxing moment throughout a day. Well, that too depends on what kind of day that day is. But for most of the day, weekdays, I find that evening is the best time for me to slack of a little before the earth is covered with plain darkness.

And most of the time, I'll be hanging out in my room if not, out on the field for a walk or jogging. I do to walk around the lake of UTP with my gear, capturing moments, probably a relaxing moment of the UTP students might as well others that find UTP lake is one of the favorite spot to chill, late in the evening.

But staying for a mere a year and few month here in UTP, shooting at one same spot could be boring sometimes. Thus reflects on my lack of enthusiasm in going to the lake to take shot, despite the nice weather. By the way, some picture taken along the lake compound.










p/s: there are actually more, but then I have to kept them for competition purpose. Later when the competition is over, I'll post in on m flickr accout. So, do drop by my Flickr once in a while :)

p/s: a week before holiday. All the best for test and quizzes
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