For the past 18 years, my hometown Kelantan has been ruled by PAS (the opposition Islamic party), and once again, they won the state during the 12th Malaysian general election held recently.
Here are some photos I took before the election:
So what is the feeling living in a city of PAS?
Well, it isn't bad actually, in fact, I think it is a peaceful place to live in compared to many other states. Except that there are several rules that we like to bring up the topic as a joke, something like, man and woman are not allowed to sit together in the cinema. Anyway that was the old days because now there has no cinema anymore. Also used to be said that girls, even Chinese are not allow to wear short or skirt in the city but the fact I don't really see it happened...
Here's something I like to share, something I had discovered during the last shopping with my parents to a new open hyper market- Tesco not long ago. I have no idea why and how is that works, but it surely something you won't be seeing at any other places I guess. It's just ridiculous!
*Photos taken with LC-A+ What!? So you can see, even buy chicken also need to be separated for mens and ladies... Isn't it cute? :D
First of all, I like to apologize for not updating my blog recently. Some of you had been rushing me these days, sorry and thanks, I'm really glad you did that! :)
I believed most of you have heard that I am into a new full time job recently, working as a 3D Animator I really need to spend more time to catch up things since I have stopped 3D for like, almost 3 years.
Anyway, the new job is great. Nice people around, boss is good, everything is going well.
Some of you might be curious why do I switched back to 3D? Well, first reason of all, is that I really think that I need a "more stable" income, which also, that will grows in the times being. Secondly, I found this company is great as in more systematic management. What I mean is rather than you need to do everything as a 3D artist (which most of the small companies do), we are in there separated into different departments depend on our professions. What I do? Camera & character animation. Which I found it is good, because now, I can have my both professions, or should I say the 2 majors that I studied, they are now connected and is able to combine at most of the ways.
Other than that, the office also quite near to my place, base in the familiar Sunway, where I lived for years. And the most importantly, the boss, he was my lecturer in college and also a friend, very nice guy, very understanding, very ambitious... after all, what's better than a boss who knows to appreciate!
I'm having fun with what I do so far. Making an action movie is always my dream. Now by having the chance to operate the cameras and direct the characters for a short action movie, I feel very happy, even though they are not live actions. :)
I hope I will do good. Because only by loving your job, then only you will love your life.
Didn't really have much time to update my blog yet since I joined a new company and working full time now. So far the company hasn't had an internet connection on each of our station yet but heard that soon they will install for us, hopefully I can have my blog updated more frequently after that.
Here are some black & white shots from my Holga. I love so much using B&W films with Holga because it really gives the retro feel to the pictures. Besides, I also had the films exposed abit to the light after took out from the camera, to enhance the leak effects. I love the results, but the only problem is the photolab did a really poor scanning for me, as in most of the shots, the right parts have been cropped away due to the unaligned scans.
Anyway, the pictures still look good to me. Hope you like them too.
Okay, I know it's been "a while" since I last posted my lomographs. In fact, there are still a lot that are waiting for me to scan... :P
Here are shots from a roll taken with the Diana+, at my home town Kota Bharu. I thought I wasn't familiar with the camera yet or maybe the viewfinder just doesn't love me so mostly the pictures taken, you can see the head rooms were cropped off. But when I looked closely into the films, NO! It wasn't my problem, it was the photo lab's scanner who chopped their heads! T_T
Lomography is all about surprise, I know... But sometimes you get bad surprises...
Went to the skate park with Hooi during the last weekend. Had a little bit of shooting there and here are some photos to share. Even though my focus was more on Hooi alone that day but I can already feel the challenges shooting an extreme sport like this. As a non-experienced shooter I would love to share the difficulties I faced and my way doing it:
1. These people are fast, and they keep moving around. It ain't a competition which they have a fix routine repeatedly and you get to practice until you found the best position. So you gotta know your needs, understand your camera, be fast and keep firing.
2. Technical wise, facing a bright white sky is a pain-in-the-ass. Because if you use the shutter/aperture (AV, TV) priority mode, you would definitely get the picture of a dark subject with bright sky behind. My way is switch back and forth with my desire shutter speed or aperture to get the right exposure, then switch back to manual mode and lock it.
3. Do not rely much onto the auto focus. Make good use of your selective focus, and most of the time, I looked for a subject/landscape (even ground) that has the closest range where you going to freeze your subject, then lock it. Choose a higher aperture to give more focus room.
4. Composition, the easy way might be shoot them wide all the time and later crop it in photoshop. But I would prefer to stay with "Get the best shot in your camera, perfect it in post", so I would try as best as possible to frame my shots on the spot.
Here goes the pictures. They aren't any great photographs but I believed it was a good learning experience and I surely will do better next time. Enjoy~