Mobile Data Detoxification?

July 26th, 2013 by kamkuey

Remember the days of old when mobile phones are.. well.. phones. Something you use to make voice calls. And those phones back then have legendary statuses because of their design.

Like this Nokia ‘Banana’.

And this Motorola MT8700. With a single charge, this can last you probably 10 times than any smartphones these days. Of course, there are things like screen size, constant data transfer and all that. But this phone… remains true to itself… being a phone. It serves it purposes.

And one of my all time favourite. The Ericsson. I remember those days, their phones were exactly the same in design. Only the model differs. But they are small, very pocketable and extremely robust. I remember running up a flight of stairs and it popped out of my jeans pocket and tumbled down the stairs. I picked it up, dusted it off and replaced the battery which came off and it worked just fine.

If it was today, I would probably be kneeling next to the shattered, lifeless shell of my smartphone.

Not to mentioned some phones which comes with both front and back made of glass. Like the lastest from Sony, the Xperia Z as well as the infamous iPhone5. Confirm cracked.

But having said all that, I have grown to rely, or rather, think that I rely a lot on mobile data. Relying on the instant access to my emails, social network and instant messaging apps.

Now really do stop and look back a bit. How often do you REALLY need the mobile data connection? Having the urge to check social media updates or wanting to tell a friend about the hot chick you bumped into earlier via instant messaging does not means compulsory need for a mobile data connection.

So can we live without mobile data connection? Can I go back to one of those traditional mobile phones? Hmm.. something to think about. Maybe I can start without mobile data for one week. Let’s see.

 

Fashion Shows and Models

July 21st, 2013 by kamkuey

One of the many reasons why a lot of people get into photography is because they can photograph models. I may be courting bad comments, but you guys know it is true. It’s one of my reasons when first got into photography as well. WIth that out of the way, here’s some photos I took recently.

They were taken at the recent Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 at Pavilion.

And here are some taken ages ago (KLFW 2006)

If you guys are wondering… www.fingeronshutter.com is my other website for my photography business. We do a variety of photography, mainly portraits and weddings. Do check it out as well.

Shooting a fashion show is not to say very easy. Fashion shows are basically about 10 minutes for each label. Then there’s a break in between, mostly 45 minutes break. The issue is getting a good spot on the photographer’s stage. You have to be at the venue early to “book” you place. After that’s it’s basically getting the exposure and color balance correct.

I have not been photographing a lot of fashion shows lately. The previous show I shot, a fellow senior photography commented on  how I have “emerged” back into fashion shows. Or was it just at any photoshoots. Hmm..

Will need to update this blog more often Smile check back for more updates Smile

 

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