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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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

KL Photowalk: Petaling Street-March 8th, 2014

It's a hot clear day on the Saturday, March 8th and we continued our shooting spree to Petaling Street in the hope that we will meet some of the Fotografi Jalanan Malaysia's (FJM) member whom were having their Photowalk Event on this same day. We parked our car at a Methodist Church compound and walked toward Petaling Street to continue our shooting adventure.
We could not see any of FJM members at Petaling Street or we could not recognise them. Maybe next round we will meet them.

Earlier on at Pudu Street, Joey Tai lended me his precious M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 which I felt it's very good for documentary shooting or environmental portrait. Based on my previous shooting with 12-50mm f3.5-6.3, most of my focal length were at 19mm to 25mm (38mm - 50mm on 35).
17mm f/1.8 good for shooting from the hip though.

Here are the images that I captured during our walk at Petaling Street.

All images taken with OM-D E-M5 and lens 12-50mm f3.5-6.3

Dancing in the street

KL Photowalk: Pudu Street - March 8th, 2014

I thought it's over with Pudu Wet Market but later I realised that we have to walked all the way back to our car. Along the way back we come across these characters which attracted me.

Here are the 2nd part of Pudu Photowalk.

All images taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and lens 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and 17mm f/1.8 which belong to Joey Tai

Joey Tai ready to capture me in action.

Monday, March 10, 2014

KL Photowalk: Pudu Wet Market - March 8th, 2014

As I turned around searching for my friend, Joey Tai's car, I saw as a man waving from inside a car parked at the arrival portion of KL Central. My heart cried with joy and thought, "That must be Joey Tai!" whom I never meet physically. Sure enough and as I approached the car, the man in car beaming with friendly smile wave with his hand invite me to come into his car.

At that moment, I lost my surrounding including the car, I only concentrated on this man like a detective in a movie. Friendly smiles and apprearance, soft tone and commanding voice, his words were straight and selective with no bad words which indicate that he must be a very good example father to his children. Ah! I thought, I have a good new friend here! Further on as we drive towards Pudu, he drives with confident which indicate that he knows this city road like the back of his hands and his driving is skill is superb.
That is abit of my new shooting buddy, Mr. Joey Tai.

How about his shooting? Go to Joey Tai's Facebook and see for yourselves as photograph speaks louder than words.

This is my second time, shooting at Pudu Wet Market and the first was during Olympus Malaysia Photowalk back in December 2013. which was organised by Olympus malaysia and led by Robin Wong and his team. My first outing was more of an event coverage which I loved to do and getting close to subject for portrait shots.

This time around, I will concentrate on capturing the moment in the subject's daily life at the wet market without any posed shot. I may stage some of the shot (the last shot with birds) and let the characters enter into the scene but without stop and pose for me. Lights and perspective will play the major role in my shooting which I believe with give something extra to the photograph but not to ignore the facial expression and the mood of the moment.

Here are some of the images that I took during the photowalk last Saturday, March 8th.

All images taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and lens 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and Joey Tai's lens 17mm f/1.8.

Car Park Ticket Machine

Sunday, March 9, 2014

KL Photowalk: March 8th 2014 - KL Central

I have planned this photowalk specially for my fellow St. Ignatius Church's photographers who wish to have a feel of street photography and have fun along the way. I can explain to them the theory but I believe in the street itself gives them a better understanding.

I knew about the Photowalk organised by Fotografi Jalanan Malaysia which I longed to join but my own plan has to go on. Beside my time at 9.30AM and their time 7.30AM is a bit out. My transport depend on my wife and I can not force her to come earlier that the time she had decided.
Maybe one I will join their walk.

My initial tavelling plan was from Kelana Jaya LRT Station with a stop at KL Central for a few shots of street images and then head for Brickfield Monorail Station with some more shots. Then from Brickfield Monorail Station take a train to Berjaya Times Square.
Follow by a walk on foot while shooting any intersting characters or activities on the street from Berjaya Times Square to Pudu Wet Market. Pudu Wet Market will be our main shooting area.

At the eleven hour, they decided not to go as that same Saturday night, there will be a Church Event namely RCIA 2013/2014 Rite of Election. By the way, I am also one of the photographer that will shoot that night. Well, passion is a very strong motivation.

I kept my mind on going and on the same late Friday night a fellow street photographers from KL Street Photographers group whom I knew as Joey Tai who is also an Olympus OM-D shooter but never meet him before, called me on another event called 'Holi - Festival of Colours'. He ask me whether I am interested and told him that I am not free for the shooting and ended with "I am going to Pudu Wet Market this Saturday."

The next thing I know, I have a new shooting buddie. The plan changed and he will pick me up at KL Central instead. KL Central is not my area and one area with another is almost the same at KL Central.

While waiting and looking for Joey's car, here's my shots to cool the day.

All images taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 and 12-50mm f3.5-6.3