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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, November 28, 2014

KL Street NightWalk.03

My KL Street Nightwalk series continued with my lastest night walk on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 and this time, my brother Wak Li companied me for the walk. I reached Pasar Seni LRT Station at around 5.57PM and went straight to our agreed meeting place which is Yusoof Restaurant, next to Central Market.

Wak Li is half way having his Teh Tarik and Roti Canai when I meet him. After a short rest, we headed for Petaling Street and the shooting started.

These are the images that I have taken during our walk until 8.30PM on that night.

All images taken with Olympus OM D E-M1 with lens Olympus Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO and Olympus Flash FL-600R. (Need to practice more with RC and off-camera flash.)

My favourite Patterns and Lines

Brother Wak Li having his meal before the walk.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

KL Street NightWalk.02

After my first KL Street Nightwalk.01 on November 11th, 2014, I felt within me arose the interest of shooting at night which prompted me to go for another KL Street NightWalk.02 on November 20th, 2014. This time around I added the flash namely Olympus FL-600R Wireless Electronic Flash into my shooting when the sunlight goes off.
Another bonus for this time were the gathering of my fellow street photographers from our Street to Street Malaysia group namely Agoes Alwie, Wan Zuharuddin, Dr. Yamin Ismail and Wak Li. While the other two members (Syed Omar Al-Ghamidy and Mambo Jumbo) were not coming for the NightWalk.

Let me share with you the images which I have taken during the KL Street NightWalk.02

All images taken with Olympus OM D E-M1, lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO and using the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Electronic Flash when it's dark.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

KL Street NightWalk.01

I have purchased a new Olympus OM D E-M1 on Sunday, November 9th and I will be using this camera for the upcoming important Church event namely the Unveiling and Blessing of Welcoming Christ Statue on November 16th, 2014. This means I have a few days to practice on the camera function and the first thing come to my mind was Street Photography. But the problem is I am working during the week days. Thus I make a decision to practice in the dark street of Kuala Lumpur after office hours.

From this first KL Street Nightwalk, I learn several good lesson especially about metering, focus, mode and shutter (in low light and different light quality) beside the buttons on my camera which will help me in the future Nightwalk and night official event.

This is my first KL Street Nightwalk which is a tough way to practice but I like the challenge. Challenges make the learning stick.

These are the images taken during the KL Street NightWalk.

All images taken with Olympus OM D E-M1 and lens M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO


New Photography Gear: Olympus OM D E-M1 (Silver version)

When I took up Olympus OM D E-M5 as my backup camera in April 2011 to my Nikon D7000, I dream that one day I will have enough money to purchase the bigger brother of OM D E-M5 namely OM D E-M1. My Olympus OM D E-M5 is a silver version as I love the classic looks.
The initial launch of OM D E-M1 was black which looks elegant and sexy. I love it. But on October 2014, OM D E-M1 silver version hit the Malaysian market. Maybe this is the one that I have been waiting for.

On one good Sunday, November 9th, 2014, we purchased the silver version of Olympus OM D E-M1 at DY Divine, Digital Mall, Section 14, Petaling Jaya.

Why Silver version?
The silver makes it not that obvious I have changed my photography gear amongst my photog friends.

Did I ever thought of other camera before I make the final purchase?
I have FOUR awesome cameras in mind namely Olympus OM D E-M1, Fujifilm X-T1, Sony A7r and Nikon D750 (earlier was D610). Sony and Nikon pinch my pocket and if given a choice I will pick Nikon D750 as I grow up my photography with Nikon. I valued that precious moment of learning and growing with Nikon camera. Nikon D7000 era is where I learned photography seriously and practice and practice until I can get the picture I want.

The tough choice is between E-M1 and X-T1 as I love both but when I started getting serious with photography, I used to screw up my Olympus UTough 810 which I always treat as a DSLR. By the way, Olympus UTough 810 is a waterproof compact camera which I also infuence my wife and I to get a weather-sealed camera. Sound crazy and childish, right? When you don't have the money to get the real one, sometime you dream on and treat the one you have as the real one. That little camera teaches me alot on Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO, EV and their usage in photography. During this time also I learn how to properly hold a camera. That's why when I got my Nikon D7000, I shoot like crazy with the knowledge I gained.

The thought of puchasing a Fuijifilm X-T1 ended when I reach the counter and my wife ask me, "Have you make up your mind?" Deep inside I have this thought, "Should I have a deeper pocket, I may get both."

The dream become a poison for OM D E-M1.

Olympus OM D E-M1 on Display

OM D E-M1 having shower

OM D E-M1 - Skeleton
As Olympus gives me choices, I go for Olympus OM D E-M1 Silver version.


Thus my Nikon D7000 has a competitor for event photography.

And my lens looks more sexy and smaller.

Tamron SP 17-50mm f2.8 VC and M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
(25.5mm-75mm and 24-80mm)

Next is the test run of this new camera as I need to familiarise myself with it's function real fast. The venue will be the KL Street. See you there.


Friday, November 7, 2014

New Opening: dal.Komm Coffee

As I walk from Maybank to HSBC Bank in UPTOWN, Damansara this afternoon, I can not help but eager to know more of one new coffee drinking outlet opening which I later known the outlet as dal.komm Coffee. The unique name and beautiful bouquet of congratulating flowers at the side and entrance of the outlet drive my wife to push me to press the auto-door.

Reluctantly I pressed the auto-door and a soothing music with friendly smiles of the staffs greet us. Not bad for first impression.

I am not a heavy coffee drinker but I love roasted coffee once awhile and not to forget Alicafe Tongkat Ali and Old Town White Coffee original, two of my favourite.

Superb interior design with soothing music and well trained staffs with friendly gesture and fast helping hands with alert eyes for the guests in need for their help.

Location wise, it's very strategic as at it's back is Maybank and at the side is HSBC. A Good place to catch-up with friends after office hours or cut a deal with customers.

The offering: Customers seemed satisfactory and my wife seems happy with her take-away drink.

Here is the images taken during our visit to the outlet taken with Olympus OMD E-M5 and lens 45mm f1.8