Thursday, October 28, 2010


In English, the term refers specifically to photonovels/photographic comic, a genre of comic illustrated with photographs rather than drawing.Clip art or photo comics (also known as fumetti ) are types of webcomics that do not use traditional artwork. - Wikipedia

1. Series - combining more then 1 pages with story line.

2.Single Page - one single page that contain simple dialogue or information

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Outdoor Portraiture

A busy day..... a busy month.....a busy semester.......but in great holy month of Ramadhan, a very blessed month in entire I just want to share a couple of photography session since my last post...I hope you'll enjoyed it.. Selamat Hari Raya to all my students, blog readers and my muslim brothers & sisters...Maaf Zahir Dan Batin

Outdoor Portrait Photography With Single Off Camera Flash

Behind The Scene - Nikon D80 + 50mm f/1.8 + Nikon SB600

Thanks to model of the day, Syafinaz & Nazri a.k.a Songkok as my assistant( maybe a light stand).

Outdoor Group Portrait Photography With Dual Off Camera Flash

School Of Art & Design Aidilfitri Photo Session

Nikon D80 + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 + Nikon SB900 & Nikon SB600

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tanjung Lumpur : Kuantan’s Panoroma

Kuantan is the state capital of Pahang, on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. As a east coast state, fishing is one of the main activities here.Last Sunday (30th May 2010) me and my boss, Mr. If (Nikonman) shooting around Tanjung Lumpur .For me, it just another great experience even for just a couple of hours……ciaoww…….lastly...the key ingredient for low-light photography is a sturdy tripod that help me a lot for this kind of situation.

What I used for this trip :-

Nikon D80 + Nikkor 18-55 F/3.5-5.6 VR + TR300 Tripod & Circular PL Filter

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Infrared Photography

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Usually an "infrared filter" is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter thus looks black or deep red). - Wikipedia

And so...bla..bla..bla.....for me,Infrared Photography give a sudden impact to our visualization and a dreamy effect ( or I can say..more to surreal kind of image).For this post I'm just want to show a couple of my infrared work, I'm using converted Nikon D60 with 18-55 VR lens and post-processing with Adobe Photoshop CS4.........

Unseen Light

Blue Sky Paradise

What's Dream May Come

Lost In Time

Path Of Loneliness

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Creative Self Portrait

Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction), through analog or digital means. Its uses, cultural impact, and ethical concerns have made it a subject of interest beyond the technical process and skills involved. - Wikipedia

There are vice versa over this technique especially the bad side, for today I’m just to share this technique for a very good reason. Based on these technique we will make a creative self portrait just for your profile picture that can be used either in Facebook or MySpace.This tutorial based on Japanese Anime “ Naruto Shippuden’s Kage Bunshin No Jutsu or Shadow Clone Jutsu” to create my clone without any help any ninjutsu but just my trusty Adobe Photoshop CS4.There are 2 steps for this technique :-

Step 1 – Photo session

The most important thing the setting, for your camera just used Aperture Priority setting - A for Nikon or Av for Canon the get the same result for both picture.

Tripod is major tools in this technique because we want an accurate picture for both picture.In this setting I’m using my home sofa as a setting.

Photo 1 – I’m reading a magazine

Photo 2 – I’m peeking on “other me”

Step 2 – Photo manipulation

Copy Photo 1 on to Photo 2.

Select Layer Mask

Select Brush Tool to masking image

Start masking the image

Flatten the image

Then, you got the final image


Monday, May 3, 2010

Tanjung Api - Not Just For A "Nasi Minyak"

Last Saturday evening with my boring meter on highest level, I pick-up my gear and heading to Tanjung Api to shoot a couple of picture.Even the place doesn't have any sunset but I tried to captured the fisherman boat that park along the river bank.....before they gone for fishing...what do I get from a 45 minutes of photo session........

Just a normal vertical photo........

and horizontal...............

a touch of cinematic.................

and lastly.......a miniature photography....a lot of things that can we get from one place, depends on your creativity to shift up your ideas and don't afraid to express yourself ..........happy shooting.........

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cinematic Style Photography.

The are many style in digital photography of them is cinematic photography. It’s quite popular nowadays and many photographer adapted this style on many occasion such as fashion, wedding , portraits and even just for fun. What is important in cinematic photography is the post production setting ( or “photoshopping”) to get the result that we want. The are a couple of step in this technique :-

Desaturate Colours - Reducing the colour intensity makes the photo, “ film-like” effect.

Use lens blur to create shallow depth of field - Using wide open aperture (such as f/1.8 or f/1.4) to get the blurry effect or bokeh to match the film/cinematic lens effect.

Adjust colour balance – the are many type of colour scheme for cinematic effect depends on invidual style but mostly we can use cool toning setting using more bluish in colour balance( different with b&w cinematic style)

Add black bars top and bottom for Cinemascope effect – What can we do more? Just add the bars for immediate effect to finish off the photos.

*The most important thing in this style is how to capture the moment and transform the photos into the “cinematic style”.....the creativity is yours.....happy shooting and Assalamualaikum.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Landscape Photography

Landscape one of the most popular subject in photography, for me I’m enjoying travelling(even though it’s tiring) because it’s good for photography. Even in couple of hours after doing some works, it’s worth it. Last Friday I went to Johor Bahru for marketing program for my college.I just got a couple of hours ( 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm) time for a photo session with my friend, Mr. Hamzah Hambali around Danga Bay area. Even in a tight schedule, I’ve a got a couple of photo that I’m really satisfied. In landscape photography there are couple of rules that we mustn’t forget and this is a couple of tips from me to shared with you.

Choices of lens – for this session, I’m using my humble Nikkor AF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 VR for wide angle view( not as wide as Tokina 11-16 or Tamron 12-24) but enough to get a very good wide angle photo.

Tripod – In this case, I’m forget to bring my tripod, just using my camera bag to get a steady position (almost like a bean bag I think...hah....) to ensure sharpness, especially in low-light conditions.

Shooting in “golden hours” – There are not quite right timing for the golden hours, depending on where you’re for example :- the right timing in Malaysia is around 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm and it’s vary in other continent.

Setting – The normal approach in to ensure a good photo is using smallest aperture setting to get a maximum “depth of field” and set to the lowest ISO as possible.

For a good photo, just wait for interesting lighting and timing to get a memorable photograph. Happy shooting.......peace.

Quotes Of The Day

"We should think of a photographer as a Samurai who makes rituals, moves and gestures in order to develop his techniques and his instinct." - Alex Majoli