Bird of Paradise

5 10 2012


HRH Sultan Abdul Hamid, Sultan of Kedah.

Capture this photos inside Istana Anak Bukit on Thursday.

This Potraits very famous around Malaysia ‘Kedai Mamak’ due to the feather of bird of paradise, what a khurafat believing.

I’m Maybe Not A Photographer

23 02 2011

Am I a photographer??

Photographers carry around big cameras, big lights, big flash contraptions and little meters, they talk about film stock, ISO’s, F stops and capturing the perfect light right before dusk.

Photographers creep through neighborhoods of poor people looking for interesting poverty related things to “capture” in black and white or muted color.

Photographers spend lots of time in cramped dark rooms with red lights and chemicals that smell like egg farts.

Photographers get in heated exchanges about the direction Leica is headed or that one camera maker that sounds all german, hasselhoff?

Photographers have lots of lenses that they will tell you about whether you ask them or not, like the one that can see an ass hair on a mosquito or the remarkably “bright” one that can photograph the girl’s underwear tag from a tower in hell.

Photographers say “glass” a lot, “Thats a nice piece of glass you got there Carlos.” which would be funny if it was a joke. No it wouldn’t.

Photographers show you shoes hanging on wires, pink boxes in the green weeds, little black girls with blue eyes and nuns sitting under billboards of naked men.

Photographers have all kinds of cameras, most of them are rare and vintage but they love to remind you that their absolute favorite cameras are crappy plastic cameras they found at the thrift store for 25 cents.

Photographers LOVE Polaroid because you can take a picture of absolutely ANYTHING with a Polaroid and it will look like you got your BFA.

Photographers know the names of every other photographer who ever lived and they can tell you exactly who took the first picture of an old barn door or a naked girl on a sofa.

Photographers talk about how little they use photoshop IF AT ALL, and even then it’s only to “adjust some curves” or “make the blacks a little more black.”

Photographers make use of make up artists, hairdressers, location scouts and stylists which is way way WAY different than photoshopping out zits and wrinkles.

Photographers freeze moments to show the REALITY. They love that word, “reality” also they like to say “RAW” a lot.

Photographers have websites with big black or red sans serif fonts on white backgrounds.

Photographers put their client list at the bottom of the side bar where it looks like they don’t really care about it but just in case you didn’t like their photographs you can see who did.

Photographers list their accomplishments in a timeline so just in case you didn’t like their photographs you can see who did. Wait, did I just say that?

Photographers have strong opinions about Terry Richardson.

Photographers get upset about cropping.

Photographers like the anticipation, surprise, expense, delay, grain, smell, challenge, discipline, texture, and overall unpredictable “magic” of analog, soo opposite of effing digital.

Photographers use the word amateur to describe most other photographers.

Photographers miss the good old days when photography was expensive and out of reach to amateurs.

Photographers blame the lab a lot.

Photographers go to school to study photography because you can’t tell if a photo is good just by looking at it.

Photographers whisper cutting edge poetic gems like “digital has no soul.”

Photographers only really like 2 or 3 other photographers, the one’s whose photographs most resemble their own and they like to keep those books right out on the coffee table where everyone can see them.

Photographers think all commentary about photography and photographers is likely directed at them.

So yeah, I don’t give a stumbling poop about any of that stuff.

If considering all of above, I’m not a photographer, just a overprice digital camera owner which love to photograph my little kiddo….haha

Golden Sun-goes down….

3 02 2011

Golden Sun-Down....

Photography is all about light…..
This photos are direct from camera..shoot in jpeg! Why shoot in RAW when you have all good control in your hand? I don’t want waste my time with all those software (actually i’ll try to minimize the use of photoshop as I can)that is my opinion.
When come to landscape photography, I’d love sunset. When The Sun goes down apprx 45 degrees to the west, everything shoot at this time are very good!!! What do you think?
Shoot this photos at ‘Pantai Leman’ Kuala Kedah, Kedah Malaysia during family outing last weekend
Some technicality: ISO100, 18-135 at apprx 50mm, f8.0, 1/125sec ..manual!!

into the sea

30 06 2010

into the sea, originally uploaded by dinbrasco.

Everybody talking about the the rules…composition rules, but what is that for???  To make photo look good or just a guidance? Once you master it..its the right time for you to break them!!

I’m already get a copy of “The Tone ” E-book from Mr. Wazari but there’s no luxury time for me to give a try….what a pity me.

Actually i’m been busy with my jobs in Alor Setar plus wasting my time with Facebook (hahahahaha)….. concentrate later in photography.

Dance to the dawn…

21 03 2010

Dance to the dawn…, originally uploaded by dinbrasco.

Shot this picture 07.07am just before the Sunrise. This is actually my first sunrise photoshot with my “shooter” partner Mr. RealVista. We doing very last minute planning but luckily weather are good not like the other days back


On My List for Month-End Shopping
Cokin Filter

Nikkor 35mm f/2
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

I do love prime lens very much

"Bokeh" Spora….

27 02 2010

"Bokeh" Spora…., originally uploaded by dinbrasco.

Nearly 6 years i never visit Terengganu, last balik kampung trip bring me there and feels the “pantai timur” scene, peacefull…very different with “fast” living in Penang especially.

Prai Penang Port

24 02 2010

Prai penang Port, originally uploaded by dinbrasco.

Penang Port ‘s conventional cargo facilities are spearheaded by the Prai Bulk Cargo Terminal (PBCT) that handles a multitude of dry bulk cargo such as grains, soybeans and raw sugar as well as non-edible liquid bulk cargo.

In addition, PBCT is thoroughly equipped to handle dangerous cargo that includes liquid-based products such as Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM). This type of bulk cargo handling must adhere to international standard safety measures and provide services such as security and fire protection.

Conventional cargo handling efficiency has been improved with the application of a computerised cargo and marine system (PELPIN) catering for berth planning, equipment scheduling, go down management, and billing functions. These drives have been instrumental in the ISO9001:2000 certification awarded to Penang Port ‘s conventional cargo operations.