Tuesday, January 4, 2011

edit photo battle




perghh...dengar sahaja sudah membuatkn org berbulu....
k..
gua join contest ini...agak gempak kerana sume menggunakan photomanipulation...

k...contest ini dikelolakan oleh mirul...
nama penuh ak xtaw..amirul kot...

neh link beliau...

http://empayarbintangtiga.blogspot.com/2010/12/contest-edit-photo-battle.html

ney gmbr yg gua pertaruhkan...
                                               gambr sebelum....

                                               gambar selepas...

bahan2 yg diperlukan
-muke lain
-collar t shirt lain
-another backgroung

temph durasi
30 mnt

sebab2 gua pilih pict ney kerana neyh pict gua yg terbaru dan paling detail kot...
hahahah...

kena tag ea...
jap2...


gua menang....

hahahha,,,xsangka2...
aq tlh menangi photo editing contest anjuran cik qaseh...
haahhaha....

http://www.qasehdalia.com/2010/11/my-first-contest-edit-foto-contest.html
ni limk ngi contest tuh...

dan
ney plak...
http://www.qasehdalia.com/2010/11/my-first-contest-edit-foto-contest.html
bukti gua menang menang,,,
gagagagag

hadiah pe...
topup kot.......

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Isu dan hak street candid..

adakah slh apabila anda tngkap gmbr secara candid,.....?
adakah anda seorang photographer yg beretika??

Bersama sy dlm mengupas isu ini adalah khairul faizi jamian............


glamboys!

Sorry aaa mamat-mamat kendid-street ke jadah apa yg tak berapa reti nak membaca, aku tulis dalam English, tak faham kalu, belajar lagi Bahasa Inggeris (bukan Bahasa ENGLISH AAA!!).
Tak mahu faham kalu, aku tak rugi apa, korang pun tak rugi apa, sebab apa2 pun korang kan lagi terer dari semua orang lain, kan?


1.
The reason why I wrote this one was because I could not close my eyes at all and it has been almost 23 hours since I woke up....and simply because my buddy - Ian Ahmad of NSTP became quite upset with an article on a street photographer glamboy.

2.
So, street photography suddenly became a hot topic (again) due to that article. This is really going out of control but anyway who cares....arts is freedom of expression - oh yeah dumbboy, the thing that is not free would be the legal fee you may have to bear due to your artsy-fartsy mentallity. The big bang of the whole fiasco was a couple of years back, when a dumbass openly claimed he was the founder of street photography in Malaysia. Yowzer!!! How bold!! (...and utterly stupid!!). As like many other professional shooters and some well established lecturers on photography and related arts, I don't even care how "suck-cess-fool" or how much that "MisterFounder" has already bagged in because as far as reality is concerned, stupid is what a stupid does!! ...and the follower of this dumbass is nothing less than the dumbass but even worse!!!

3.
What is street photography? I am not going to write it all here, you can Google it and do your own research. What more important apart from knowing what it is all about, is to understand the boundaries and legalities, to respect the community, the subject you are capturing. To be a responsible photographer. In some outings (and forums) I have even shared about the subject, the key aspects and approach to make it easy and comprehensive for starters to try it out. Those who can still recall the outing with Che' Ahmad Azhar - one of the actual street outing done with many professionals including those from Reuters, EPA, AFP, NST, BH etc etc...CHAP AYAM (hahaa!!!) and of course yours truly's CHAPTERSimages - participants were informed on the do's and don'ts, the boundaries, how to plan the shooting path and sketch, "offensive vs defensive" approach....and many more....and it was all for the love of sharing knowledge - nobody made huge moolahs from it and everybody learned new "valid" stuff.

4.
...but couple of months later, these bunch of dumbass were born, hooked a DSLR on their neck, went out to the streets, thought that they are doing something great that nobody has done before and started to became bigheaded to arrogantly declare - HEYYY!! WE ARE IT.
...much to the amusement of those who has been doing street photography for a couple of decades, of course!!
Mark this and never forget this at all - it is not at all about "busuk hati" or "dengki" on the "suck-cess-fool-ness" of that dumbass founder - that is his rezeki, berkat, halal or not, it is not for us to comment, just be it - what the real players are really concerned about is the sense of responsibilities, the ethics...and the teaching, outings and sales of some photo editing stuff that are quite ridiculously priced which actually only translated to a daylight robbery for those clueless many who decided to join the glam-wagon....(well since they are clueless, so probably they don't know what's the value of their moolahs anyway!)

5.
You can do your own search to read the article and a learned reader would easily detect the inconsistency of statement and the vagueness of knowledge of this (*cough)street (*cough) shooter. For instance:
+ In a composition, the key ingredients are - the main subject, the background/foreground, the supporting elements. Of course it has to be connected. If it doesn't you went to the wrong "sifu" lah!!! How do you shoot "kata-kata"? You might be able to shoot "verbs" if you are trained as a photojournalist. Anyway, I don't think the braincell is enough for them to understand what is a "verb"...so, let's not waste time shall we? :o)

+ If you were not trained to anticipate the moment.....you had a stupid sifu. It's like you reading a whole novel but what you understood is just the picture on the front page.....

+ You cannot anticipate and also don't anticipate? Owh come on....somebody got high before the interview or what??

+ Take care of ethics by smiling only? Ethics your foot, dude!!! Wait till one day a guy slaps your forehead for doing your streetfarting-arts stuff...then you try smiling at him, see how it goes.

Daymm....I can really understand how tragic it was for Ian Ahmad (NSTP) and some other photojournalists and lecturers to read this!!!

6.
I would encourage the newbies, starters, beginners to really do a thorough search on the subject that you want to learn and try. Find the person who has the real experience and knowledge, a qualified professional is a human being, it would not cost you RM300 per session of teh tarik or YM chat!!!

7.
Acid test - so, you are a street photographer...pop quiz!!!
What is iN-PUBLiC?
Who is Henri Cartier-Bresson?
Name one of the widely exhibited work series by Trent Parke?

8.
If you cannot answer those, you should realize that you are just wasting your time, dude.

9.
Be a responsible photographer. Stop making a fool of yourself.
Slogans on those shirts that go like:
"Photography is not a crime"
"I am a photographer, not a terrorist"
"Shoot without fear"
- you wanna know what these words really mean?

To a burglar:
"HEY LOOK I HAVE A BIGS-ARSE CAMERA, COME AND ROB ME PLEASE!"

To any educated human:
"I AM HERE TO ANNOY YOU AND TRY HARD TO LOOK COOL LIKE A REAL PRO AS I DO IT. DON'T BOTHER TO TELL ME OFF BECAUSE I AM TOO STUPID TO KNOW THE LAW"

Get it?

Real street shooters around the world don't go out on the street like a porn-star dickhead. What more in a mob sporting glamor t-shirts.....and loads of equipments!! Some pro street shooter use single body & lens. Even point & shoot camera, with certain capabilities/functions..because (here's another free lesson for you) the presence of a huge DSLR (and a freaking idiot who's smiling behind it!) would just destroy the natural beings of the subjects.

Street photography is NOT 200% ABOUT YOU!!
IT IS ABOUT YOU BEING RESPONSIBLE AND RETURNING SOMETHING BACK TO THE SUBJECTS AND UNDERSTAND THEIR RIGHTS - and yours!

10.
Be aware of glamor-groupies and the glamor-hogs in FB or anywhere. It is ok to join them if you are just determined on wasting your time, money and all, nothing wrong with that, it's your life.
...but for those who really want to do it serious rather than supporting some dumbass to quick stardom, find a true professional who knows the subject and have years of experience and track record. Real professionals are always willing to share knowledge and open up opportunities for those you dare enough to approach and show your works to them. That's how I started my journey and I still have frequent discussions my mentors.

If one day you found a photo of your wife/fiance/girlfriend/MAK KAU ke...in a certain position that "revealed her assets and whatever"....then you know how damaging it has been all these while.

Hey...have a look around, who knows maybe there's a shot of you squatting and having a fag? Seriously....scout around.

So, next time when you see a bunch of people with DSLRS focusing on you, you should know your rights.


so,sila beretika dalam bergmbr
sekian,time kasih

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