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Event and Street Photographer who leads by the Spirit of God and loves to capture the moment in life either in door or on the street.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Street Life at KIP Night Market

It's almost back to normal life for me as for the last two two weeks, life has been a bit hectic.

I have been involved in a lot of activities during these two weeks with includes attending Julianne-ang-son-full-moon-at-Bubba Gump, Ngieng-and-Low-meeting-of-two-parents, Samanthas-Birthday, DKSH's 10th Years Anniversary and DKSH Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2012.

The last two events were our company official events where I acted as the company official photographer for the events. There may not be any blog post of these two event as I need prior approval for posting of those two event. Should the DKSH's communication Manager gives me a green light, I will post it here.

My DKSH Team, you may check in our official MY DKSH's Blog on those event as once they complete the drafting of the blog, it should be posted there.

To keep my fingers some extra exercise even without going down to the Street of Kuala Lumpur, I headed for KIP Night Market.

Armed with my Nikon D7000 attached with Nikkor 50mm F/1.8G lens, I am ready for the game.
My Timex shows 05:42PM which gives me a great colours and lighting.
Actually I really like to capture images during these time of the day. I love the lighting that it gives.

The images will be retained in color to give it's real flavour.


Light and Shade

Burger Man


Waiting in the shadow

Evening Joy and Smile

Coming Home

Satu snap, Bang!
 Some people just love to have their picture taken.


Concentration
 
Frozen in Time

Sugar Cane Vendor


Fish: Cut and Slice


Give a try

Focus: Char Koi Maker

Too Many Scale

Communication

Pour it Out

Evening Fashion

Chop and Cut

Hair Style


Joy and Laughter


Let me pose for you
(This guy don't want me to take his candid shot instead he wants to pose for me. Street are full of unique people.)

Children and Sun
Street life continues as the sun hide behind the cloud and the night takes over.  May you have a great day. Happy Shooting. Hope to see you again in my morning walk.





Along the Way - Change of Plan

Saturday is the day that I am always waiting for. Why?
It's a day of passion and love. It's a day of releasing my desire and passion for the one I love to do that is roaming the Kuala Lumpur Street and capture the life in the street. My initial plan this morning was roaming the street but my wife has another plan which is to accompany his brother to look for a Basic DSLR.

As he is a Canon 60D user, I presumed that he is going for a Canon. Yet I am trying my best to promote Nikon D3200 as the price is within his budget. Lens wise, it's better for him to get a Canon.
Let he decide and I will be his bodyguard.
(Latest update: My wife's brother can not make it as he is not well.)

How about me and my itchy fingres?
I have to release this urge and itchy fingers some how. Thus I have a change in plan.
All these while I have been shooting from a moving car as my wife is driving either day or night, morning or evening. I shoot anything from road accident to nomal vendors by the roadside and I am getting better at it as I have being shooting thousand of images from the car since I was using my Olympus UTough 8010 then Nikon D7000.
The only different the way of how I handle the two system are Olympus UTough 8010 using P Mode while Nikon D7000 using M mode. In Olympus UTough 8010, I normally ramp up the ISO to increase the shutter speed. That's one of the reason, I get a DSLR in the first place. I want more control on my camera setting. While my setting in Nikon D7000 with a good morning sun lighting as of today was Manual Mode, ISO 100, F/4, Shutter Speed: 500s, W/B: Sunny or you may set as Auto, EV-7 and capture in RAW. I capture in RAW because I want to process directly in camera and by the time we reach the office my shots are ready.

How I handle camera in the car?
Normally I hold the camera firm in my right hand and the left hand supporting. Do not support on the window as that will increase your camera shake. Back of my body of the off the car seat to compensate the movement of the car. You become the human camera stabilizer. Relax my body and keep my eyes for the relevant SUBJECT MATTER far before hand as the car is normally moving in the range of 50KM to 100KM per hour. As my wife is a very good driver and the Malaysian Roads are good, so I normally get a smooth ride.

When to squeeze the shutter?
Normally when I see a SUBJECT MATTER in view, I plan, estimate the distance of attack, camera ready. When the subject matter reach the distance of attack, follow through the subject, compose, frame and squeeze shutter. You will be surprise at your composition after alot of practice.

How about Focus and metering Mode?
Ops almost forget the most important issue, if you use the wrong AF the camera can not focus and you can't shoot. I normally use AF-C (Auto Focus - Continuous) with metering mode either matrix, point or weighted, depend on what you want to capture. In AF-A, the camera can not focus and you can not shoot.

These are the images taken with Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G attached that I captured since my breakfast this morning.
All images are not crop unless stated


Breakfast: Nasi Dagang


Choice: Left or Right
 As the car moved at 50km/h, a fruit vendor in view.

Roadside Fruits Vendor
 
The Pole

 As the car moved at 60km/h, a cyclist in view.
Exercise: Cycling


Missing Driver
 The car slow down to 40km/h after the traffic light.
Half Open


Crowded and Dying
 THe car is accelerating to 95km/h. Here I need a burst shot.

Swamp as in the movie 'Platoon' (Crop bottom-to clear orange road block)
Mist and Sunshine - this shot was taken on a misty day at this same location from a moving car. This image is one my TOP 50 according to Flickr's Interestingness.

Construction area and the car slow down to 50km/h
Late for work

 The car is moving down hill at 60km/h.


The car stopped at traffic light.
Advertisment: Commercial Land for SALE
 The car move again and it's getting faster.
Discussion on the Project
 The car is going up hill at 70km/h

Ready to work
The car is going down hill and almost reach the traffic light which is the end of Puncak Alam Expressway.
The cars give way to a group of training cyclists.

Give Way
 I turn and squeeze the shutter as one of cyclist passed our car next to my window.
Out of Focus
After the traffic light, this cyclist seems to be racing with this man in the Blue uniform.

Lets Race
 At the traffic light next to JAYA ONE or next to UIA.

ALL MUST BE SOLD
 When this sign comes in view, we are near to our office at Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya.


ONE MIC STAND
A familiar figure.

DON'T SHOOT ME!

Did I capture her picture?
Yes I did but no one recognise her in this image.
My dear sister, don't worry. A photographer always have a way to hide your identity and still can share the image as an art.
May you have a great day.
Happy Weekend and Happy Shooting.





Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Samantha's Birthday 2012

Today, June 26th is a special day for Samantha. It's her birthday. 

The serenity of the Kuala Lumpur night skyline is perfect view to celebrate her birthday.

View from 22nd floor Endah Promenade.
Camera Setting: 17mm(25mm), f/8, 15s, ISO100

Seng Ping ready a cake for Samantha








Seng Ping lighted the candle.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SAMANTHA.








Samantha feeds Seng Ping








Birthday Cake

Memory picture with Seng Ping's Father
 
Memory shots with Agnes and Father



And final discussion between Agnes and her father on Seng Ping and Samantha marriage arrangement.



 I think they have to continue some other time as it's a bit late now.


View 22nd Floor Endah Promenade.
Camera Setting: 50mm(75mm),f/2.8, 3s, ISO:100
Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC
Good night May you have a great and peaceful evening.