Black & White Photos

November 2nd, 2014 by kamkuey

Recently, there’s a new challenge going about Facebook. Basically, a simple challenge of posting up a black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominating one other person to take up the challenge.

Most of the photos were dug out from the deep recesses of my backup hard drive. This one in particular was probably taken a long time ago, when I first got my ultra wide angle lens and decided to take a photo of the sun peeking from behind the cloud, casting a spray of light beams.

This one I like to entitle ‘Pray’. But I am thinking Hope would better. No?

Taken somewhere between Albany and Perth. I was trying to capture the setting sun, but my brother was in the frame. I asked him to move aside for a bit but he gave me this pose before walking out of frame. Somehow it adds a bit more character to the photo.

Another photo taken in Australia, this time I remember this place, Busselton.

Somehow, sometimes, black and white photos leaves a bit more to the imagination. I find that black and white photos have a bit more character, a bit more edge to it. But that’s just me.

Abstract Styles

July 23rd, 2014 by kamkuey

The prices of cameras are getting more and more affordable. My first excursion into the digital SLR camera saw the cheapest one to be RM 15k. Right now you probably can get one entry DSLR for 1/10th of the price.

And with the lower cost of ownership, big bulky DSLR are replacing point and shoot cameras. You see many people lugging around a DSLR in a shopping centre or for a simple meal or coffee. And with that, the number of DSLR owners have increased substantially, same goes to ‘critics’.

So here’s my view on photos.

Your photos are yours. When you release that shutter, you have in your mind how and what that particular shot should look like.

You need not explain your photograph. A good photo should not need an explanation. Neither should your photo. If it does not make sense to others, who cares. What’s more important is that it makes sense to you.

Sometimes a flaw in a photograph is what you like about it. Maybe that particular mole on the model’s collar bone reminds you of a certain memory. It could be the fringes of her hair that falls over her eyes which makes your photo click with you. Maybe that over exposed part of the photograph works for you.

So, photography is a mix of science and art. A bit difficult to put a finger on it. Photography makes use of science to capture the image, but you use art to determine what appears in the image, and how it appears in it.

So bring out that camera, any camera and start taking photos. And share them with your friends, or on social media, or on photo sharing sites. Let the critics flow in. Take criticisms, learn from them if they make sense. You have to remember that there are many ‘critics’ out there who do not know what the hell they are talking about.

But on the other hand, if you are a professional photographer, or if you are taking photos for money, then take good care that your photos makes sense to your clients. Throw in some of your ‘artistic’ shots, but only to compliment they ‘safe’ shots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Little About Bangkok 2014

April 29th, 2014 by kamkuey

Some of you know that some friends and myself would try to visit Bangkok during one of the motorshows. In 2012, we visited Bangkok International Motorshow, while in the following year, we skipped the motorshow and went for Bangkok Autosalon 2013.

While it’s still about cars, it’s more about after market cars and their modifications. It’s not as big as the motorshow, but it’s still packs quite a punch with lots of interesting modified cars and tonnes of vehicle accessory booths.

 

This year we went for the motorshow. And of course, it’s not just the motorshow.

The choice of food was incredible! Mostly also because it’s much cheaper, especially like the Japanese BBQ buffet above. All you can eat meat!! Everything on the menu is up for grabs! and only for 490Baht!

And we stayed at the same hostel, Lubd in Siam Square. Why? Because it’s within walking distance from all the major places we frequently visit. Simple. It’s not the most cost efficient accommodation around, but it’s most strategically located, and most fun.

So stay tuned for updates!

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Nothing much to know about myself. In a nutshell, I manage a little call centre, but I was trained in IT. Now more like I am in the service industry cum IT support. Anyways, on the side, I like motoring, photography and sometimes fishing. Anything else you can ask me direct la.

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