Dreamer's Editorial..

Moslems around the world are definitely in a festive mood now.. 'Tis the month to be holy, jolly, and good.. People who are moslems shall undergo the ritual of fasting during daylight, in which they have to also control their emotion and behaviour..

If you live in countries where Islam is an influencing accent of social construction the I'd guess you would notice that by Ramadhan, practically the whole country goes into slow mode, since people are taking things a little easier to cope with the fasting they go thru..

Anyhoo, my photography will go on even during Ramadhan, no reason not to.. To save time and bandwidth on the blog you can see my albums online in facebook, flickr, and fotografer.net

Make sure you check them out!

I hope i'll be able to write articles related to the theme of Ramadhan..

Have a festive and blessful month!

Happy reading, everyone! :)

22 August 2009

Saturday, 18 April 2009

The lens assasins - world of photography

When playing games that's themed and tied upon the arc story of an assasin, the stereotype of person you see is that calm, careful, observant, eagled eyed person that in a blink of an eye analyzes his situation and makes split-second decisions with
 satisfying results.

I see that people who's really into photography share this trait; hence the title of this article..

I've come to realize that in this matter i do not differ to much from my Dad, in his years in college, he used to go out a lot into the nature as a mountain climber (this is not the part in which i say me and Dad are alike). Since those days he was fascinated with nature, with the beautiful painting that God created on the canvas normal people like you and me call earth. This is one of the fueling factors of why he loves ph
otography. Now, what you must know is that he doesn't come from a richie rich family, so there were limited restrictions in which he can channel this hobby. Nonethelesss the passion runs in his veins, which apparently thru the wonders of genetics is bequathed down to me.

It took me a long time to realize that i love photography. And i must impose here that me loving something does not mean i'm good at it. It just means that everytime there's something that correlates to it, i get that sparkling tingle in me that just sky-rockets my sense of curiosity.

As you probably know from my Madurodam and King Tiger scale model that i love model kits, things in miniature has always had an interest in me; back then in Australia it was model trains, now it's model tanks from the German World War 2 campaign.

Anyhoo, if you see Agung's Junk Yard page
 he wrote something about how the hobby of a modeller does not stray far from photography, and if you see the thousands of modeller forums in the web you'd realize that photography is a vital element in modelling; the right lighting, focus, apperture, lens adjustment, background, 
can really do a difference in escalating tha value of your work..

I'm not sure whether you're going to believe me or not but the pic i post in your left is actually a miniature scale, not a shot of some random dude's house. You can see how the use of focus on a single object and given the right lighting, this modeller is able to capture a moment in which his work seems very lifelike; this is probably the zen of scale modelling, when people see your work thru photography and inside them rages a battle of that question we always want to hear' is it real or is it a scale model?

This is the time when i admire the sense of the pro photographer. Like movie directors, they already have an imagination of what the picture or motion picture looks like in their heads, and the objects, camera and pther paraphenelia is simply his brush, oil paint, and canvas. Belissimo!

Photography i think is a specialized hobby, meaning that you either know everything or nothing at all about it. I hope that someday i become the former. A real pro. I kinda feel that i have the senses on what to shoot, how to do it. I just need flight hours to sharpen the blades of my senses hahahaha..

Photography rules. Period.

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