Sunday, December 30, 2007

New post!

So sorry for neglecting this dying blog for some time. I can't say the I've been busy, unless I was busy being lazy. Heh.

Anyway I'm just looking for that sudden burst of inspiration, that I get once in a while. It came quite often over the years but for some reason it's just not working out for me right now, come on come one someone say something to me, I know you guys still read but ya'll just lazy to drop a comment or a tag or anything. Say something, anything, a word a phrase anything that has enough logical(or not) meaning to stir my creative flair!

Anyone?

Anything?



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Shaundy, at Lotus. One of the places I spent most of my late teenhood at.

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Taken at Munfye's GoKarting circuit in Shah Alam. I found this intriguing as you can actually tell what kind of a place it is just by looking at the negative space that surrounds the brownish area.

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Half full/empty bottle.





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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Prom 2007


Ah that day again where girls wake up early in the morning to get ready for something that's happening 10 hours later.

It wasn't a "job" whatsoever as there were a few complications whatsoever due to certain complications with the organiser but at least it was one heck of a fun night. Having a a 3rd photographer didn't hurt either, in the petite form of Ms. Safuraa Razak.

Before the visual stuff comes along, sorry for not been posting very often as I've been spending most of my time with friends + family since I came back. Which came to worry me as I just had this feeling I was losing my aesthetical touch towards my photos. I really do hope to hear that I still have not dropped of the bandwagon after you guys have seen these photos, that i took for my sister's prom.

So here you go, ladies and gentleman.. (selected photos of) SMKDJ Prom 2007, in a nutshell:


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A few faces of DJ.
My sis looks quite bapok here.

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I tried to apply what i've been observing from other event photographers like fifoto
have done, they shoot almost everyone (inc staff) to capture the ambience of the night.


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Dancers.
I kinda suck at capturing fast moving people. Haha.

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Candids.

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Footloose.

Perks of my job.
(Jade's makeup was just perfect)
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A pinch of the people that were there.

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Potential Queens.



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Royalty.

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Safuraa.
Super camera lady.
Over a thousand photos and I cant find a pic of the other photographer, Zohann.

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Safuraa's contribution.
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Malas to resize.

Chill mates, this' just part 1. More to come.

Btw, those interested you can contact/sms me at 0126772088 for orders. The photoDVD includes more then 700 carefully selected and edited photos throughout the entire night (including the after party). Enquire for pricing as we are yet to decide how much to charge at time of writing.



Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Superman that ho!

Soulja boy.

Heh.

These were some photos that I took a while back. I tend not to post some photos from time to time just to keep this blog updated for days that I don't go shooting. My excuse this time is that I left my camera in Shaun's hse and he left for China for almost a week the next morning.

Anyhoo, enjoy.

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No rule of thirds, exposure compensation, or whatever technical photographic whatnots in this image. I read somewhere/someone told me that the difference between a photographer and a designer/photographer is that the latter is more daring and not afraid to bend the rules a little. However the former likes to be safe and relies a lot on the camera itself to take photos. Both have their pros and cons (technical photographers make more money) but being a non-earning student who still freeloads of parents, I prefer what I am right now.

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Sometimes crisp/clear images isn't exactly what i'm looking for. Here's a good example.

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Love how she's totally seperated from the background. It was unintended.
The lightings were harsh but there was no shadow behind her.

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Cooling aint it?

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This one does the total opposite. Haha. This was from the Victoria/Swanston St series that I posted some time ago. (the one with the rainbow)

Oh and one more thing, my sister is having this after-prom thing. She hasnt really asked me to do this altho im helping her organise. Probably because I don't reach the target audience she wants (or i just dont have enough hits on my blog). Anyway here it goes :

The After Party

Venue: Mojo, Asian Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur

Located right in the heart of KL City, it would be a near distance frm all our prom venues!

Date: December 13th
It will be right after the DJ, Sri KDU and DU prom! Let's la party party together-gether!

Time : Midnight til late
Please do go back at a reasonable time, the 'late' thing is just to sound cool. We are still kids so please ah after mummy daddy scold.

Attire: Prom attire/Sexy
We like to see people in formal clothing getting it down and dirty. Nothing beats a drunk girl vomitting on another girl's RM1000 tailored dress. Though, if you think you'd rather get it down and dirty in your sexy outfit, we don't mind. We like.
*note: sexy not slutty (sluts will be kicked out and sent to jln chow kit)

Price: RM50 per person

It's a good deal. Will elaborate further. Just read.

Syarat: Form 5 in the year 2007/ prom go-er

I forgot whats syarat in English already. But whatever la you get the point. Non form 5s or non prom go-ers will get kicked out. Wait. They won't even be allowed in. Thank God for bouncers.

Trivia: Vin Diesel was a former bouncer before he got his acting career together.
Something that I know, share with you guys la.



WHY SHOULD I GO TO YOUR AFTER PARTY?

#1 It's an exclusive party by invitation
You pay us, we invite you. When you purchase your ticket, you will have to sign a guest list and fill in your name and details. There will be a serial number on each ticket.

On that night itself, show the bouncer (I would like to call the bouncer Vin Diesel frm now on) your ticket, he will check his guest list and if your name matches your IC and serial number on his guest list, he allows you in. Entrance is very strict. So please I'm trying to help you not to get your ass kicked by Vin Diesel.


#2 Free flow of beer&soft drinks, limited cocktails


For all our underage kaki botols out there, mummy daddy doesn't have to know. Pay us and come, and your secret is safe with us *winkwink.

Please party responsibly, nobody likes to see vomit. Especially after the hotel food. Eeeeee.

Soft drinks are for the non-adventurous ones. Don't laugh at us. We will be driving you home so you shut up.


#3 There will be a dancefloor and a DJ

We love to get down and jiggy with it. I like to pretend I am Shakira. I know you do too.

Besides, we guarantee good music. No lala music. GUARANTEED for sure. And please, no phat pants. Shuffling is so last year. Vin Diesel will kick shufflers to Sg Wang.

#4 SOCIAL reasons
Talk about meeting potential college mates! Catching up with old friends frm other schools! Partying away with current schoolmates! This is the only party where everyone is invited, meeting all diff people from diff schools. Imagine everyone at ONE spot, drinking, dancing and having fun!

Your prom represents your last bond or last meeting with your current schoolmates, but the after party represents a new beginning, socialising with other high school leavers BEYOND your school.

#5 "RM50? You gotta be kidding me!" I know, its a freaking GOOD DEAL!
Think about this. Its a Thursday night. In KL City. Entrance fee for any club will cost you the same and even more WITHOUT any drinks included mind you.

Its a Thursday Night. Uh-oh. Ladies Night. Clubs will be packed with ladies entering clubs for free. Why should I pay? (If Im a lady la)

Listen, listen. Yes you will be entering free. But ever think about drinks? You will have to pay for that. And hello? Partying with like the public is like SO NOT COOL. If you're a drinker, being underage will be tricky!

And for the boys, you have no say. All clubs in KL you will have to pay not only for your entrance but for your drinks as well. AND you will be partying with OLD, WORKING, SMELLY old public people, EEEEEE. Is that how you wanna end your high school prom night? Partying with old people?

Mind you kiddos, its KUALA LUMPUR, nothing comes cheap except this miracle party seriously. SERIOUSLY.

#6 Safety

Some of us, are goody-goodies. We don't drink, and we listen to our parents. So, tell mummy and daddy that there will be many Vin Diesels to make sure that nobody does anything funny.

The public will not be permitted in the club as we have booked the WHOLE ENTIRE CLUB (oh yes, believe it baby) So we are safe from scary outsider people.

As for the scary insider people, please take care of yourselves. Please party responsibly. Mind you, you are NOT ENCOURAGED to drink pass your limit, as we the organizers will not be held responsible for you.

Please don't scare away the non-drinkers, though I gotta say we find drunk people amusing. If you have crossed the line, yes Vin Diesel will kick you out. So please, as this is very important, PLEASE know your limits and party responsibly.

*note: P license holders -- 0 alcohol level

#7 Perfect Ending to High School Life
Though its cliche, we watch in movies, a perfect ending to a prom is always someone getting laid. Just for your info, the party does not provide such services.

I mean, imagine form 5s from DJ, DU, Sri KDU, Sri Aman, BB, Tmn Sea, BU4 and many other Petaling school kids at ONE place? This my friend, is the social event of the year. Prom will not be complete without an after party, if you miss this, trust me you will be walking around with a big L on your forehead.




Message frm the organizers:

We are doing this to create an event not bounded by school rules, no more using LEO IU Nights as an excuse to meet and socialise with people. We will like to create an environment where everybody can have fun, party safely and responsibly.

We the organizers are extremely sentimental, we love high school, and we need something, an event to sum everything up. This party will be the beginning of an end for us.

We went all out on this party and hope you guys can makes this a reality. Help us help you end your high school life the best way possible.

Also, the reason why we are doing this is because we excessively watch E! Entertainment and pretend that we're Hollywood superstars after an award show. Don't deny, we know you are like that too.


SEEEEE YOU GUYS AT THE PARTYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Love,
Fardina 012-373 1009
May Ee 012-603 9890


*please call us to secure a placing for the party. Limited spaces only. Payment are made in person via meetups in One Utama (we love ONE U!!) on 5th Dec til 9th Dec. Please call us to confirm. (Yes we are that FREEEE)

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My opinion : My prom didn't have anything like that, I personally thought it was a big waste as it was a great chance to let loose/drunk after the formalities of prom. A great way to say goodbye to some friends you wont be seeing anymore. I'd say go for it. No doubt about that.

Plus i'm photographing it. If you're reading this blog, i'm sure you wont mind supporting me.

Haha.

Till next time.