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Photography is a very powerful medium. IMAGINE a WORLD without Pictures !
Excellent photos don’t only display some facts — they tell stories, awake feelings and manage to share with the audience the emotions a photographer experienced when clicking the shot button. That’s should be our goal & pursue !
To attain result , you need to find a perfect perspective and consider the perfect timing. Achieving brilliant photography needs practice and patience. However, it is worth it : the results can be truly stunning.Today ! If Black & White photographs are brought before you , you will most probably be tempted to ask ” Why Black & White when I can get colour ? “Beautiful black and white photography doesn’t attract with its play of colors. Here close attention to composition, lighting, perspective and the context it is shot in are important.  So, let’s CHANGE our perspective of view, & explore the beautiful world in Black & White !

In this Hari Raya Holiday Season, the family requested to eat out for lunch @ Gurney Plaza.  Set a simple goal to explore photography in B&W.  Enjoy my favourite shots of the day !

 

 

 

Gurney Plaza, Penang.

 

After a good lunch @ Foodloft, time for window shopping !
Met some friends @ Gurney Plaza.
Visit to the Musical Instrument Shops @ Level 3 GURNEY PLAZA
Visited an Electrical Appliance Shop @ Level 3 Gurney Plaza.
Visited Cold Storage for flour to make waffle tonight !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Candid photography is best described by WIKIPEDIA as un-posed and unplanned, immediate and unobtrusive. This is in contrast to classic photography, which includes aspects such as carefully staged portrait photography, landscape photography or object photography. Candid photography catches moments of life from immersion in it.

Some photographers develop candid photography into an art form. Almost all successful photographers in the field of candid photography master the art of making people relax and feel at ease around the camera, they master the art of blending in at parties, of finding acceptance despite an obvious intrusive element – the camera.

It could be argued that candid photography is the purest form of photojournalism. There is a fine line between photojournalism and candid photography, a line that was blurred by photographers.

Photojournalism often sets out to tell a story in images, whereas candid photography simply captures people living an event.

What say you ? More importantly, ENJOY Capturing MOMENTS ! life is precious & great ! Live it !

Be anticipative ; Be fast ; Be emotional & of course, shoot with the RIGHT Tool !

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Kudos to BOB Kahn for sharing enlightening video tips on Posing ! A PPA Master Wedding & Portrait Photographer.

Learn the most flattering angles of the face and body (poses) before you can really apply correct lighting techniques.

More info of his work, log unto : http://www.bobkahn.com/

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Shooting children is one of the toughest shooting sessions possible. Whether you are a professional photographer, an amateur or just a father with a point and shoot, kids raise some of the more challenging aspect of photography.

They move fast, they don’t take modeling instructions, they touch your gear and create mayhem all around them. Hey even if you are not trying to photograph you sometimes just want to shoot them 😉 So, what can you do to take better pictures of children?

Compliments to DIY Photograph.net for sharing GREAT PRACTICAL TIPS on Children Photography !

DIY Photography.net also offers great tips & enlightening info on studio setups & photography !

Explore & enjoy ! Knowledge is Power !

Here are some photo collections of the growing stages of my children ( Blessed with 2 boys ; 2 girls )

Imagine a world without photos !

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An enlightening Video Tutorial by SNAP FACTORY ( Host Mark Wallace )

SnapFactory is a full service photography studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mark Wallace is an Associate of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). He shoots corporate portraits, model portfolios, product, editorial, travel, and stock photography.

… Enjoy…

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You can find two approaches to wedding photography that are recognized today:

Traditional and Photojournalistic.

Traditional wedding photography provides for more classically posed images.

Photojournalistic wedding photography takes its cue from editorial reporting styles and focuses more on candid and unposed images.

A third style that is becoming more and more in demand is a fashion-based approach. In contemporary/fashion-based wedding photography, photojournalistic images of the events of the day are combined with posed images that are inspired by editorial fashion photography as would be found in magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and so forth.

Ultimately the true expert in our business is not ourselves, or our peers. The real expert is the client.

They open up their hearts and wallets and fork over hard earned cash for the memories we create for them.

Do they care if we use the biggest, best, strongest, fastest computers and software? OR care if it is shot on a JPEG or RAw Mode ? Of course not. When you get into your clients head and listen to the conversation that goes on these things are totally irrelevant.

Far more important to her, and to us, is the fundamentals of good photography. In a whirlwind of technological advances nothing seems to ever stay the same. Truth is, the fundamentals of good photography will never change.

That’s where is all starts. Master that and you have 99% of your digital photography challenges mastered.

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(01) Use a Tripod, if at all possible.

Tripods are by far the best method of ensuring image sharpness right in the camera. Ensure the platform created by your tripod stabilizes the camera such that camera shake due to human interference is not an issue, regardless of the level of light available to you, and thus the length of your exposure.

2) Use a Proper Handholding Posture when a tripod is not practical.

When tripods are not practical or if you don’t have access to one, you should assume the proper handholding posture to minimize camera shake:

Hold the camera with both hands such that your right hand has a finger on the shutter release button, and your left hand cradles the camera body (not the lens – it’s ok to rest your fingers against the lens, but be sure you don’t interfere with auto focus).

Press your elbows tightly against your torso and raise the camera to eye level (for SLR) or so that you can see the LCD (digital P&S), but never hold the camera with extended arms as this increases shake.

Stabilize your body against a solid object if you can – a wall or lamp post will do. Use the focus lock feature by depressing the shutter release button half way; once the focus is locked, take a deep breath, and depress the button fully & gently to take your shot while exhaling.

3) Use Image Stabilization (IS) or Vibration Reduction (VR) Lenses.

Some lenses for SLR cameras include built-in methods of reducing camera shake. If you have such a lens, make sure you enable IS or VR when shooting hand-held. This technology reduces the effects of camera motion on image sharpness by countering the slight lens movements that result in a blurry image. In general, these lenses allow you to hand-hold a camera at a full stop increase over non-IS or non-VR lenses.

4) Adopt a Faster Shutter Speed.

5) Use appropriate Aperture.

The rule here is that your lens does its best focusing when set to two stops smaller than its widest aperture. For example, if your lens’ widest aperture is f/2.8, then it will produce the sharpest images (not at f/4) at f/5.6. Even high quality lenses with aspheric and low-dispersion glass elements may not produce their sharpest images at their widest apertures.

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