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Less is more : get creative

It is minimalist photography. Try to simplify your pics. Keeping simple picture doesn’t mean to make it dull and boring. By emphasizing with strong shadows, contrasting colors, line, geometric pattern, lone subject, etc to create stronger image.

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Creativity is a must in here. By understanding the concept of composition, such as rule of thirds, framing, filling the frame, leading line, etc will help to create something unique which only can be determined subjectively. Simon Bray said that the subject has to be the strongest element of the shot, even though it may not take up the majority of frame. “Rules are meant to be broken, aren’t they?”

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Viewpoint.  Sometimes common subject in common place but different way of looking at it, will give the “ouch” impact.

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So, keep your eyes open and work the subject

References
1. Photography.tutsplus.com -by simon bray
2. Digital-photography-school.com

Bonus
#killerminimal @adinaphotographs

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Photo editing : it’s sucks !!!

Hi guys, still awake? This post come up just before i closed my eyes. It is late at night.

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This photo was not taken by myself. I got from my professor. He took it from the roof of his house. This is a great pic, isn’t it?

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Then,
I did the postprocessing only using pixlr express. It is a free software that can be downloaded from play store. I played with croping, some sharpness, effect, layers, and borders.

Yes, i prefer with word postprocessing rather than editing. It is because, with postprocessing, we keep the original image. But, what we do, are basicly with composition (croping is absolutely not a sin), light (by adding/reducing some score in brightness), contrass (to bring the detail), sharpness, color (try the slider of hue, saturation, and vibration). Or even in software like pixlrexpress or pixlr-o-matic, we can directly set the effect, layer, borders provided. So, this is postprocessing, like what photographers did in many years ago in darkroom.

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It is cool image, original and fresh. Look at the expression of them. But, then.. booooom!!

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Or this
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But then after postprocessed
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Or, take alook at this image

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Only take a few minutes to be like this…

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Or, even when the original image get a little chance to be presented,
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Continue to postprocessing. Here, we get better image.

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So, never stop only after the shutter button is released, but then do the postprocessing. ^^ by adinaphotographs

Finding pictures

Sometimes, you are so frustated to get pictures outside when its rain or snow. Dont worry my friend. They are playing hide and seek with you. They are covered by surroundings.

So, FIND THEM. You need to work on the scene. Try to look at from different angle.

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All these pictures were taken using camera phone when i am working in my lab

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.

BACKGROUND
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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