Posts Tagged ‘Person’

Expression | The UnTitled

August 11, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

I’ve been very busy lately, I’m sorry to keep my Blog idle, just came back from Kota Kinabalu, actually I just have two days in Kuala Lumpur after return from My Photoshop Workshops in Kota Kinabalu on Monday 3rd of August before flying back to Kota Kinabalu again on Thursday  6th for another Photoshop Course organize by my department, it was a compulsory course for the staff in order to expand their knowledge about image editing. About the photo about, it got nothing to do with my new knowledge that I get from “The Government Compulsory Basic Photoshop Course”. I do the editing as usual, with my own style.

What they teach us during the “Photoshop Course” is how to make animation “bouncing ball” with Photoshop, how to make 3D with “Illustrator”, how to make your picture look like a sketch and how to make your “Type” look like a water drops. I don’t need that for my editing, I’m a photographer, all I need is to enhance my picture, to make good picture become great. Animation is not for me, just wasting my time and tax payers money, it was free course for me, that’s why.

My point is this, I hope my department will “Listen Extra Carefully”. Next time if you guys want us to join your “Compulsory Course”, please discuss with us, I’m talking about Photographers here. Only we the Photographers know what we want to learn, what we really need to know in order for us to perform better in doing our jobs, do we the photographers need to spent the whole days learning 3D when we rarely used it. 3D and Animation is not for Photojournalist Photographer, it is only for Animator. What’s is the point of learning the extra knowledge when we barely use it, I guess most of the participant will forget about the 3D by the time we step outside the class returning to our home.

Another thing is about using “Filters” in Photoshop, for me personally it’s a child play, go to filter menu and choose what kind of effect do you want, as simple as that. I’m not blaming the presenter, they have done their job according to what the “Secretariat” want the presenter to teach us and not what we really need to learn. Frankly speaking, the course is really a waste of “tax payers” money. Maybe some people will get benefit from it but I don’t think the course reach their objective.

One last word from me, to teach Photoshop for Photographers, one need a solid background in Photography or better if they are the passionate photographers themselves. If they just know photoshop, what photoshop can do, are very expert in Photoshop but have nothing in mind about the very basic needs of Photographers for Photoshop, then, we are just wasting our time. We are The Photographers in first place, we are not animator, we are not graphic designer, our needs is different. Extra knowledge without any practicality for our job is a waste.


Photographer | The Unsung Hero

July 16, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

His photographs had been and will be published more than a thousand times. Every time we celebrate the Independence Day, the media will publish all these pictures again and again. Business enterprises, large-format picture printers, photo treatment companies will repeatedly claim credits as well as reaping cash of the pictures they use but the original artist remains uncredited. ( Shutter2History )

I was very lucky to have met Malaysia great photographer Wong Swee Lin at his house, not many people here in Malaysia knew or have heard about him but to those who were born after our Independence Day 1957 sure enough have seen historical photograph taken by him, he have cover three Malaysia Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussein Onn. As a Malaysia we truly appreciated what you have done for our country, without people like you we can only here about the story without any pictures to see.

I don’t want to write long story about Wong Swee Lin here because it was too long but if you are interested to know more about him, I suggest you visit HERE

Talking About Blogging

July 14, 2009
© 2009 Wazari Wazir

© 2009 Wazari Wazir

First of all I would like to apologize to all of you who keep coming here but upset with nothing new to read here, actually I was a little bit busy lately and to make the thing worse is that my Apple MacBook Pro crash on 30th June, as usual each time when I woke up in the morning I will turn on my computer to watch the news and browse randomly on the internet but on that day when I hit the power button on my Mac, nothing happen, just a small sound, very short one and that’s it. My MacBook Screen blank, I try few times but nothing happen and I gave up so I bring my Mac to Apple Centre and what a shock, they told me that My MacBook Pro Logic Board need a replacement and to make the matter worse, I don’t have Apple Care, so I need to pay a heavy price for new Logic Board.

I have a lot of stories to tell and to share but sometimes I just don’t have much times to wrote, my works keep me away, for those of you who just get to know me, let me tell you that I was working full time as a photographer for the Government of Malaysia but I don’t quite often post my official assignment picture here, I just don’t want you to get bored. As an official photographer for the Government of Malaysia I cover politic or politician a lot especially our Prime Minister, his deputy and other Minister and we also cover our King function.

But here on my blog I just like to share a lighter side of me, I need a break from too much politics and that’s why from time to time I go out and shoot something else like a beautiful lady. It was just for fun. I like to Blog but I just can’t update it quite often, I wish I can. I hope my picture will be the extension of what I’m trying to say. Picture above was taken by my friend at the Marriott Hotel in Santiago Chile, you can see clearly a reflection of the Andes Mountain on the glass, it is very beautiful indeed. My job sometimes take me away from my family and the only  thing that made me feel just like at home is because of technology called the internet. Almost everyday when I’ve free time, I will Skype with my family back home in Kuala Lumpur, time different between Santiago and Kuala Lumpur is twelve hours, very easy to remember, a  different night and day…