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Photographic Expedition | Belum – Temengggor

October 28, 2009

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© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

Photo above taken during Belum – Temenggor Photographic Exspedition on 23rd to 25th October 2009 organize by Emkay and Institute Perak Darul Ridzuan. Thanks a lot to Azrul Affandi from Beritah Harian through Photoskool for inviting me to this event, I really have so much fun there.

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In The Name of Love

October 11, 2009
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HaiQal | Backlighting

September 28, 2009
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© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

When I start as a PRESS photographers among few things that bother photographers is “Backlighting”, whether it came from artificial light source or from natural light, sometimes PRESS photographers will shout or ask politely to their subject to move here and there to block the “backlighting”. Backlighting can cause “flare” that make our subject unclear especially on their face. Sometimes photographers will use flash and most of the times they do use flash to put back light onto their subject face so it does not appear to be dark and it is true that metering is tricky for backlighting.

To cut the story short, I love backlighting but that depend on my subject, as for example on my son pictures above, backlighting really add interest to my son hair, make it glow with rim light, in fact I did position my wife and my son so both of them catch the sunlight. Some of my friends ask me whether I use flash or reflector to fill in the light on my subject face. No I don’t, I don’t use flash and I don’t use reflector, I’m not a fashion photographer and I don’t want my shooting look like a commercial shot.

I took the metering on my subject face, if you are using PROGRAM Mode on your camera without any customization, your subject may appear dark because your camera will try to get some balance between the bright area and dark area of your subject, your camera exposure meter doesn’t know which one is important and which one is not. I rarely use PROGRAM Mode, most of my shooting are on MANUAL, so I took a reading on my subject face and forget the rest. Yes the background will be blown out, sometimes there is no details but in this case, like the picture above, the background is not my focus, so I don’t bother about getting the right exposure for that. There you go very simple and my editing is simple also and you can see I like to get my pictures especially portraiture have warm feeling or tone, during editing I bump up the temperature until my eyes satisfied.

Actually there is a lot of things going on about that picture above, I plan my shots even before I get out of the house, I’m very particular about my subject cloth,  when I see my wife or my son wearing something that I didn’t like, I’ll ask them to change the cloth or there is no photo shooting. For me a great shooting comes from great planning, most peoples doesn’t know what’s get on behind the scene, some people doesn’t bother to look deeply inside a picture and ask themselves why this particular picture work, why this picture grab our attention, why this picture stop us to look at it a little bit longer. that’s is how I view my favorite pictures on the Web, I stop and look and ask my self, why this pictures work and why some others not. That’s how I learn, I learn by looking at a picture, not just looking, but look deeper, thinking and then absorb the knowledge that can be found on each of a great pictures if we care to look at it more intensely rather than just browsing.

HaiQal | Happy Birthday My Son

August 22, 2009
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© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

Syukur Alhamdulillah My Son HaiQal is two years old today August 22nd 2009 and not to forget, today is also first Ramadhan for all Muslim here in Malaysia and some other part in the world, the fasting month for Muslim. To all Muslim friends out there, happy Ramadhan. About the picture above, it was a recent picture of HaiQal taken on his Birthday. We plan to take him out but it was raining few minutes after the picture was taken and few minutes later my son fall asleep.

Colors Of My Life

April 8, 2009
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HaiQal | Treasure of My Life

April 5, 2009
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HaiQal | Big Boy

March 31, 2009
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© 2009 Wazari Wazir

Listen To The Wind

March 11, 2009
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Face of Wisdom

February 4, 2009

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© 2009 Wazari Wazir

I was at Petaling Street or famously known as Malaysia China Town when I spot this guy, I ask him whether I can take a picture of him and also ask about his age, he told me that he was eighty nine years old age. A very lucky guy to be able to reach that age I guess. I don’t have much time talking to that man because I was with a group of photographers there and I don’t want to interrupt that man having a great time there with few of their friends, I guess most of their friends there are about the same age of him, given the choice I would rather take a portrait of a man or a women at that golden age compared to taking picture of a beautiful model. This man have a lot of stories to tell, maybe we can learn few things about life, about his experience, family life and all kind of things that will make us appreciate what life has to offer and hopefully we will not do the same mistake that older people do.

Paskal | Command and Do

February 3, 2009
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© 2009 Wazari Wazir

I love taking picture of man in power, I mean not in political power but man or women who have such a powerful energy and stamina like this guy picture above, just look at his eyes, full of power and fearless. We need this kind of man to protect our country, fearless man, will do anything for our country. He is from PASKAL ( Naval Special Force ) is the elite special operations force of The Royal Malaysian Navy, which conducts unconventional warfare , guerilla warfare, jungle warfare, direct action, counter-terrorism, close protection for VVIP, specific enemy assassination, hostage rescue and special reconnaissance as well as foreign internal defense.

It was officially established on October 1st 1980. I guess you can do your homework more on the internet, but the fact is most of the details are not covered, you won’t be able to see the truly PASKAL, they are very secretive about their operation and also their training. It was for our own good I guess, what I can say is that, not everybody fit to be a PASKAL members, they are only for the tough among the toughest, nobody want a weak man to protect or country. I never get tired of taking this man in action, rarely do we saw this man in action in public, this shot was taken at Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur, during Malaysian Armed Forces Career Exposition in Kuala Lumpur. The expo aim to lure more young Malaysians to opt for careers in the military.