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From photographs, the story will begin

Suria KLCC

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This photograph was taken on Sunday, 21st of Dec, 2014 using a standard Canon EOS 1000D with kit lens 18-55mm.

The KLCC park is a famous place to be in Kuala Lumpur. But, how to get an excellent composition of the twin tower is a little bit tricky. All you have to do is research, look arround. If too many poeple posing and shooting on that area, it can be that the spot is not special as they think. Push yourself, push your eyes to see…

Dramatic moment in IIUM : croping is not a sin, even it is a must -by profesional photographer

Well, hi guys, how are you? It is been a while for us together in this blog. So, i hope you really enjoy to follow this blog.

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Over last two weeks My hometown, Kuantan was in the middle of anxious situation haunted by the flood. The rain was very heavy with 3-4 days directly non stop. Some areas has been closed and people moved to save place. Please search in youtube with the keyword “banjir kuantan 2013”.

Then, this week, we recieved a warning from the goverment that it will happen again on 18-20 of dec 2013. So, poeple start looking for any phenomenon that will lead to the heavy rain. This was one of it happened on tuesday dec, 17th.

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This photo was taken using cameraphone by my friend @zatimansor.

This photo is really good. Really!! Look at it. It brings the dramatic moment. It shows the phenomenon. Nothings wrong with that photo. I mean, it is fresh. You can feel the scary, cant you?

Although, it is a good shoot, you will not only stop in good, right? You want to show something with not only good but excellent or great. So, just take a minute to think of rule of thirds in composition.

Originally, This photo was shot coz the sky has something to be showed off. So, bring the sky a little bit 2/3 of the frame. Leave 1/3 for the land. Beware for the mosque in the left and the building next to the right.

So, i postprocessed using pixlrexpress. I did croping to adjust the composition. Here is the result,

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So, with croping, you can “correct” the composition and add more impact to the photo.

Or if you still have plenty of time, try to work the scene. Here is the photo i took two steps from my friend (first photo) position. Instead of shooting in landscape mode, i used potrait mode to emphasize the sky.

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-Untitle- : composition : more and more impact

Remember the thing that has to be considered the most in handphonography? Yes, it is COMPOSITION.

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This was shot using camera phone of lenovo A390. Then postprocess using afterfocus and pixlr express software. No matter what efect you chose or softwere you are using, the right composition give more and more impact to the picture.

Normaly, poeple will shoot down to the subject, but here, we tried to get down low to the subject. Then, It gives more detail in Ngaku fruit.

However, the tricky part was to capture the price board also and as you noticed, there is empty space between the fruits and the price board. So, i thought back to basic composition by using rule of thirds. 1/3 for fruit, empty space, and price board, respectively.

Telok cempedak : landscape composition

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Photo was taken in telok cempedak, kuantan pahang, Malaysia. 5MP lenovo A390 camera was used then postprocessed using afterfocus software.

BACKGROUND
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This was the original photo taken by 5MP handset camera with B/W set. It was shot around 10am when i was dating with my wife. 🙂
The scene was perfect even lighting is awesome. Unfortunately, my nikky D90 was not there, but i wont miss this moment. Coz, yeah the light is perfect. So, i pulled out my handphone lenovo A390, tried to compose with rule of third, then…shot !!!

Later, only a simple retouched with pixlromatic.

So, never miss anymoment, just grab everything that can shoot. 😉