Posts Tagged ‘East Malay’

Photographic Expedition | Belum – Temengggor

October 28, 2009

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 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.

My Photoshop | The Tone | eBook

October 22, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

Portraiture @ Pulau Ketam

© 2009 Wazari Wazir | The Tone

Please READ This before buying my e-Book…

  1. This e-Book is all about TONING, color tone, how to tone those image to get warm kind of feeling. A colors that can add mood to your image, something like Old School or Retro looking colors, vintage, classic.
  2. You must have some basic Photoshop editing skills, this is not for total beginner, but I cannot stop beginners from buying it, I’m just afraid that a new person with limited photoshop skills will find it a bit difficult to understand.
  3. About the editing on my e-Book, first you all must do your own basic editing like adjusting some brightness and contrast before proceed with the editing or toning. I will not show you how to do the basic editing.
  4. This e-Book will not teach you about Texture, I mean this e-Book won’t show you how to do texturing editing. This is all about toning. This e-book will not teach you about Eye Sharpening or “Catchlight Enhancement”, that will be on my next e-book, insyaAllah.
  5. About the figure that was given on my e-Book, it is just as a starting point to guide you through. Different camera manufacture or different picture file size will have an effect on your figure, so with the starting point figure that I  give to you, feel free to adjust it accordingly to your liking.
  6. There are four ways that I will share with you in my e-book about getting your pictures tone, you are free to mix and match like I always do. I mean with mix and match is this, you can do one style of editing and finish with it or you can continue editing with your edited photos with a different style. That’s how you get different tone, mix and match, be creative, I can’t teach you to be creative, I can only show you the way.
  7. My style of editing will not bring a good result for every kind of a picture, some pictures will look great and some pictures will not. So try to experiment yourself, what I can share with you is this, this kind of editing will produce good result with natural light, especially pictures taken during early morning or late afternoon where the lighting is a bit warm. It will also work great for a portraiture on an overcast day. The colors on your subject, like for an example a cloth will also effect the output of your tone.
  8. This editing is only for an enhancement, so please get your pictures right on the camera, I mean you must start with a good picture to  begin with.
  9. My e-Book is written in Plain ENGLISH.
  10. This e-Book is 27 pages only in PDF format.
  11. My e-Book file size will be 8.7 MB, so it will take times to upload and download.
  12. If you need more information just Flickr Mail me or eMail me at wwalchemist@yahoo.com

My e-Book will be priced at Ringgit Malaysia RM50.00 or USD20 only. It will be in PDF format.

PAYMENT :

  1. At the moment I will only accept payment through Maybank, you can bank in to my Wife Maybank Account Rujiah Binti Muhin.
  2. Maybank Account :  1 6 4 0 1 7 0 9 4 7 6 4 Rujiah Binti Muhin ( My Wife ).
  3. You can also pay with PAYPAL.
  4. After you have made the payment please alert me with SMS through my Hp No: – +(6) 012  2 8 1 2 7 5 3
  5. Please also email me with your detail transaction about your payment. My email wazariwazir@yahoo.com or you can Flickr Mail me.
  6. Since I’m not available all the time online, I will try my very best to send you the files in PDF format within 24 hours of payment.
  7. If you have any doubt, feel free to ask, here on my Blog…


In The Name of Love

October 11, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

HaiQal | Backlighting

September 28, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 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.

Colors Of My Life

April 8, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

HaiQal | Treasure of My Life

April 5, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

Heritage Trail Photography Workshops | POSTPONED

February 13, 2009
Heritage Trail Photography Workshops

Heritage Trail Photography Workshops

HERITAGE TRAIL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS : POSTPONED

7th March | Alor Star Kedah

Konsep Workshops Photography kali ini lebih menjurus kepada “Travel Photography”, bagaimana bermain dengan komposisi, sudut kreatif dan sebagainya, kita juga akan mempunyai model untuk sesi ini nanti, bukan model wanita tapi dari Pemilk Basikal Tua, rasanya lebih mencabar daripada kita mengambil gambar model wanita yang dah sememangnya cantik.

Target untuk photography workshops kali ini lebih kepada beginner, bukan juga untuk mereka yang baru sehari dua membeli kamera, tetapi untuk sesiapa sahaja yang merasakan diri mereka masih lagi ditahap beginner, kalau dah advance pun nak join, silakan, saya tiada sebab untuk menghalang sekiranya bayaran telah dibuat, tetapi jangan harapkan sesuatu yang “Advance” untuk workshop kali ini.

Editing pula, kita akan menyentuh atau memberi penekanan kepada sudut “Portrait”, sebenarnya kalau kita tahu teknik editing yang betul serta yang tak betul maksud saya “Creative Editing”, gambar apa pun kita boleh edit, cuma penekanan lebih kepada “Portraiture” kerana sebahagian besar gambar yang kita ambil adalah melibatkan gambar orang, jarang sekali kita mengambil gambar pemandangan yang kosong tanpa unsur kemanusiaan semata.

Kita akan belajar bagaimana untuk menaikkan “Seri” gambar, contrast, cropping yang bersesuaian, sedikit tentang “Black and White” dan lebih penekana kepada penggunaan “Layer Mask”. Saya banyak bermain dengan “Layer Mask” untuk setiap editing saya, dengan secara mudahnya, saya akan dedahkan cara saya mengedit gambar sebagaimana yang saudara dan saudari lihat di Flickr saya. Saya hanya memberi saudara Idea, selebihnya terpulang kepada saudarta dan saudari kerana sentuhan editing masing-masing tidak akan sama walaupun kita belajar dari guru yang sama.

Apa yang saya harapkan kepada bakal-bakal peserta bengkel saya kali ini, “Learn to Explore”, Berfikirlah di Luar Kotak, jangan terlalu terikat dengan apa yang saya ajar, ianya hanyalah sekadar panduan semata, selebihnya kena “Explore” sendiri, saya tidak menggunakan “Action”, “Preset” dan juga “Plug In” untuk semua editing saya. Kita akan belajar menggunakan Photoshop sepenuhnya…

Bengkel ini saya adakan dengan kerjasama saudara  MZAIDI

Saya akan berada di Kota Kinabalu Sabah dari 16hb Feb hingga 23hb Feb, kemungkinan besar saya tidak dapat membuat sebarang update tentang workshops ini, untuk sebarang pertanyaan dan maklumat lanjut sila hubungi saudara Mzaidi : 019 5112662

Tentative Program :

  1. 9:00am-12:00pm –  Photography Shooting ( Travel Theme ) di perkarangan Rumah Tok Su, berhadapan dengan Wisma Darul Aman, bersama dengan lima orang pemilik basikal tua.
  2. 12:00pm-1:00pm –  Rehat dan makan tengahari, basic lunch disediakan.
  3. 2:00-pm-4:30pm –  Sesi Editing ( Portraiture & Travel ) di Hotel Seri Malaysia Alor Star Kedah.
  4. 4:30pm-5:00pm –    Rehat
  5. 5:00pm-7:00pm –   Sesi bersambung dengan diakhiri dengan sesi soal jawab (Q & A)


    Face of Wisdom

    February 4, 2009

    © 2009 Wazari Wazir

    © 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.

    My Love in Light and Shadows…

    January 8, 2009
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    © 2009 Wazari Wazir

    © 2009 Wazari Wazir

    © 2009 Wazari Wazir

     This is a photo shoot taken just next to Masjid jamek LRT Station, the building is OCBC Bank. I like the lighting here and beautiful perspective. On the left side of My Wife and My Son is a busy road main road, so it is not a very good idea to let my son running freely here, let it be in My Wife comfort zone, the weather was not so good either, rain most of the time. Usually people take a portrait of their family at the park or garden but it is too common and I don’t really like the idea, I did a couple of shot in the garden or local park but I was more interested to take a picture of my son and wife in the crowded area or where I can find a beautiful background and lighting.

    Portraiture @ Kuala Lumpur

    January 4, 2009
    © 2009 Wazari Wazir

    © 2009 Wazari Wazir

    I really enjoy any type of photography especially when it involve human, I like doing a portraiture shot, a pretty lady, baby or even an older person. This photo session actually was organize by friend of mine, he like to be called just CHOT, thanks a lot my friend for the invitation, even thought the light and weather was not very good for a photo shoot we did go through and make the best that we can do. It is a challenge when doing a photo shoot in the outdoor simply because we can’t predict the weather.

    Most of people that I’ve photograph is not a professional model, they just a friends of another friends and get recommendation  from other friends as well. We just wan’t to have fun along the way, sharing our passion and also our knowledge with a newbie. I think we learn a lot by practicing on the field rather than just read a book or some online tutorial, it is not the same, reading and doing it practically. We are not taking picture of a building but a human who have an emotion to be taken into consideration and not to mention people along the way or along the road that just watch what we are doing, we must have a thick skin to do it in a very crowded area, we must be prepared to get on the ground, to get our hand, camera and our cloth collect dirt in order for us to get a great picture. Don’t bother with what other people are thinking, they just don’t know what we have captured with our awkward angle and positioning. Only the photographers know…