LAMA RASENYER X UPDATE BLOG..EH3
DIKESEMPATAN INI SAYE NK UCAPKAN SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILADHA TUK SMUA UMAT ISLAM YG MENYAMBUTNYER...
MAAF KALU ADA TERSALAH SILAP..TERKASAR BAHASA SPANJANG SAYE BERBLOGGING..EK3
pg nie aku akn gerak blk PERAK..hu3..very2 excited sbb almost 3 / 4 tahun aku x smbut raya haji..can u imagin..???
so raye kali ni aku nk celebrate dgn fmly kat kg...nk wat meriah mcm raye pose..cume xde duit raye ajo la ek.menu almost same dgn menu raye pose cume xde kuih raye byk mcm raye pose...baju raye thun nie aku pkai baju raye pose jer..no time to buy the kain & ask k.yang tu jahit..ek3
SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILADHA TO ALL MUSLIM..
Td aku call mak kat kg..mak said die sakit lutut..actually dh lama die sakit..dh byk ubat yg kiteorg adik bradik bg..ade jgk la kurangnyer...so aku pon search kat tenet camne nk kurangkn sakit mak tu..so PETUA nyer...
Sebab : Bendi mengandungi byk bendalir yg dpt cover bendalir yg ade pada tubuh manusia..
So..sesiapa yg ade penyakit nie bleh la try...mudah-mudahan menjadi..amin...
Arini aku nk update pic time kat MELAKA..biarla mende dh smggu berlalu...tp aku tetap nk update sbb dh janji..hik3..So slmt menonton out moment ek..hu3
Suasana Apartment kami..aku&uppa..k.bai&yswan..Lydia&Diana...
@ Menara Taming Sari 1st day...(15/11/09)
@ Mahkota Parade..dieorg nie mcm la kat KL xde dytonna nie..btol ke aku eja??ek3
Mkn mlm di Umbai - rm25/pax
Ho3..Jadi Model jab..ek3
Racer makan - Wan J & Yus yg sgt gile mkn kupang...ek3
Balance pas mkn..ek3...sgt berbaloi2 smp uppa kene food poisoning...ek3
Mlm smlm(20/11/09) adlh mlm yg sgt sengal tuk ex-SAL stdnt..mmg x brubah perangai sejak 9 tahun yg lepas...Hu3..Smlm JayJay Inf yg tmpt dh brtukar ke Alamanda...So pas je keje dgn baju dept-nyer...aku &uppa trus grk ke Alamanda Putrajaya..Ditipu as emak tu JayJay by Zue..Sgt Kentut Berapi..ek3..Kol 9.30pm grk ke Restaurant Warisan Di Putrajaya..Tinagaran bisnesmen yg blanja kiteorg..dr kol 10pm smp kol 11lbih kiteorg kat sane..then Shah&Lyna ajak g Downtown Cheras kdai Wan Bulat berniaga sticker kete..kwn aku sorg tu dh jd bisnesman yg berjaya..siap ade pekrja dh..hu31.30am baru kami bersurai..rase mcm nk bersama lebih lama..tp 2day den kijo..ek3..So enjoy our moment ya.!!!
Duduk dr kiri : Rafee & Shah Berdiri dr kiri : Wan bulat, Mahzir, Zainurol Fazli, Lyna,Jayjay, Me, Jas & yg ketot sket tu Zue..hu3
Me & Lyna..Bakal Pengantin on this coming Dec 2009..hu3
Me & Jas yg sgt bersemangat bercerita ttg Besah aka Habsah...bkn habsah hassan tau..wakakak
Bile tringt semula zaman2 study dolu2..kiteorg nie udah mcm xde mase depan jer..skali jumpe sume dh berjaya..ade yg keje kat jbtn penerangan..perangkaan..systm analyst..programmer..vendor..lecturer..ho3..Btol kate org..pengalaman buat seseorg lebih matang..itu yg membezakan stiap msia kat muka bumi nie..ho3..
Hrp2 on Lyna &Shah wedding day on this 12&13 Dec 2009 dpt jmp lbih rmai lg ex-SAL yg lain..Amin...
Haah..!! Lg 1..aku dh brjaya edit gmbr & upload dlm facebook..so my grup enjoy our moment time kat sane yer...ek3
Nnt free aku edit lg & update kat sini plk.. =)
Arini aku akan berusaha tuk edit lagi pic time outing ke Melaka arituh...Total Pic ade 400++ dgn saiz around 2mb/pic..so nk upload dlm facebook kene la resize dulu..kalu dok lame gilos nk tggu..nie baru resize dlm 50 pics kot..dak opis & Wan J dh tny dh..wa!!!!..tp x re\ase tertekan sgt ponn..ek3
Tp mlm td aku mate nie dh xleh nk bukak dh..Pas mkn kat FRIM blk umah...Time kat FRIM my old College fren JayJay send msg...
Jay2 : "Slm..Aku..shah,lyna,fani,rafi.syu & acik akn jmp kat putrajaya..jom bdk2 SAL join ade org nk blanje.."
Aku : W'slm..jay kol brp? bleh bg exactly tmpt & time sbb esk aku abih keje kol 8.30pm"--send
Jay2 : "Kol 9..Jab aku bncng dgn organizer smule"
Jay2 : "Dh tukar kat Sate Haji Samuri Kajang kol 9pm esk..."
Aku : "okies..esk mlm kalu xde aral melintang aku smp..tp dlm kol 9.30pm la..lmbt sket xpe ker?"..--send
Jay2 : "Okes..xpe.."
Tu menunjukkan yg arini pas keje kalu x sesat smp la aku & uppa kat tmpt yg dbtau..ek3
Pastu...Elok je uppa g Abdullah Hukum jmp Yazid aku pon...ZzzZZzzZzz...pdhal jam baru kol 11pm...aku pon xtau knp sangap sgt mlm td..mengantuk tahap gaban..ek3
Smlm, xde cite yg menarik sgt..cume nk cite bdak Outbound dh slmt dtransfer ke lvl 10/11 & bdak BBD..CPS..ECH & ape tah lg 1 dept akn penuhkn ruang yg outbound tgglkn..at this moment aku masih berusaha tuk sesuaikn diri dgn mereka2 yg baru turun nieh...even mmg ade staff yg aku kenal tp masih perlukn mase tuk sesuaikn diri dgn enviroment baru..ek3
Nk pkai bj ape ek..????
Arini aku just nk cite abt my new niece...
time kat Melaka k.nyah send MMS pic bby k.cik
named : Muhd.Zulfikar..jadi nk share dgn sumer...hu3..
born on : 7th Nov 2009 weight : 3.55kg
x sempat nk trf pic dr hp ke laptop..nie pon captured from my DSLR...nnt dh trf aku edit smule k..hu3Miss my new niece..very2 excited to c him...hu3
Kate penat..tp smpt plk wat entry nie..ekekeke...
bkn ape..td ttibe plk tringt yg aku DAH SALAH eja ESPRIT brand...ekekeke
Yg aku salah >> ESPRITE....eja udah mcm air sprite..ekeke
Yg betolnyer ESPRIT..ekekek....
udah..aku nk tido..sok keje kol 7.30am..bleh sangap esk pg if x cukup tido..ho3
Sume brg dh siap kemas...Hrp2 xde ape yg tertinggal / tercicir esk..huk3
Doakan perjalanan kami slmt pegi...slmt smp..& slmt balik ye.. =D
So mgkn within this vacation period x dpt nk update blog..
Wait my news from MELAKA @ Story Of Me soonnnn ya...hu3
- Distance – the space between photographer and animal
- Moving Subjects – animals rarely stay in the one place for long
- Tricky Lighting – foliage and indoor/outdoor shooting can prove to be challenging
- Cages and Glass – while many zoos are improving in how they contain their animals and are giving them more natural surroundings the challenge of photographing them without the distractions of reflections off glass or grim looking bars both in the foreground and background add to the ‘fun’ of zoo photography
Zoo Photography Gear :
What camera and gear will you need to get good photos at a zoo?
The answer to this question will vary a little from photographer to photographer depending upon their style, the type of shots that they want to take and the type of zoo that they’re visiting – however, a long zoom lens will almost always be handy to have attached to your camera.
Camera/Lenses – This means you’ll either need a DSLR with an attachable longer focal length prime lens or telephoto lens (something with an upper length of 200-300mm would probably be handy) or a point and shoot camera with a super zoom lens (probably a 10-12x Optical Zoom).
Also consider taking a macro lens if you’re lucky enough to have one. At our zoo we have a number of enclosures where they are handy (a butterfly enclosure for example).
Tripod – Also consider a tripod or monopod (depending upon the weather and how light it is, you’ll probably find that in some animal enclosures you’ll need to use slower shutter speeds which mean you’ll need the extra stability).
Lens Hood – the combination of shooting outdoors, having limited angles to shoot from (which means sometimes you’ll need to shoot into the sun) and that at times you’ll be shooting through glass means that a lens hood might be handy to have. I actually left mine in the car and as it was a bright day my images suffered considerably as a result.
Zoo Photography Tips:
1. Points of Interest – Before you start photographing an animal ask yourself ‘what is it about this animal that interests me?’ What has drawn you to photograph it above other animals around you? Does it have great colour, is it in a humorous pose, is it about it’s expression, is it something about it’s surroundings? The reason to ask these questions is that they help you to identify potential points of interest for your image (something that will take your shot to the next level) and will help you to determine how to approach the shot.
2. Get in Close – as with many styles of photography, if you’re able to get close to your subject you create a feeling of intimacy with it and are able to capture details that you’d not otherwise have been able to see. Of course with animals in cages this is a challenge and getting close will almost always need to be done using a longer focal length (you can of course help a little by shooting for as close as you can get – without breaking any zoo rules). Tightly cropping the animal’s face or body helps you get shot with a real impact but also helps eliminate any distracting elements in the photo.
4. Get down Low - photographing an animal down at their level is another way of creating a sense of closeness and intimacy with your subject. This might mean you need to get down on your knees (and get a little dirty or look a little silly) but it will give your shots punch.
5. Eliminating Reflections – shooting through glass is a real challenge and something to avoid if you can. If you can’t get around it get in close to the glass, give it a wipe with a cloth (or your sleeve) to get rid of finger prints, find a spot that is less scratched than other parts, use a lens hood and/or your hand to try to eliminate any reflections and attempt to shoot at right angles to the glass. If you can’t eliminate reflections you might also like to try to work with them. Take a few steps back and incorporate the reflections of those watching the animals into the shot (hard – but if you get it right it could make for a great shot).
6. Shooting through Cages – there’s nothing worse than trying to shoot through the wire or bars of a cage. On occasions you’ll be able to find a wider opening (look for the bigger gaps around gates) but when you have to shoot through cages get up as close as you can to them, use a longer focal length, choose a wider aperture and wait for the animal to move back from the cage. In many instances when you do this you’ll not even notice the distraction of the cage at all. But what if you are using a point and shoot with no control over aperture? Try switching to portrait mode which is a mode that uses a wide aperture and should narrow your depth of field.
7. Shoot People – speaking of people – they also make a great subject when at the zoo. Don’t just focus on the animals but look for the wonderful reactions of those around you as they react to the animals (they can sometimes be more animated than the animals as they mimic them).
8. Look for Humorous Situations - animals do the funniest things. Keep your camera up to your eye for that moment when the monkey points at you, the giraffe picks it’s nose with it’s tongue (sorry – they do do it) or when the Emu pokes its head through the cage to steal something out of someone’s bag.
9. Treat Animals as Moving Subjects – to overcome the problem of your subjects always being on the move consider shooting with a fast shutter speed. You might like to switch to shutter priority mode at a fast shutter speed or let your camera do the work by shooting in ‘Sports’ mode. You can also help with this by shooting in continuous shooting mode so that when your subject is on the move you capture a burst of shots quickly one after the other.
10. Plan your day - I’m a fairly spontaneous kind of person but when it comes to photography have learned that it’s worth thinking ahead. When you get to the zoo get yourself a map and work out which animals will be on your hit list. Also note any feeding times that are publicised (these can make for some action shots). You might also like to find a zoo keeper to ask them what times certain animals are more active. Another good strategy is to head to the gift shop of the zoo and take a quick look at their postcards and picture books that might give you a little inspiration and a few ideas on good shooting angles for different animals.
11. Patience – occasionally you’ll stumble upon an animal in the perfect pose for a shot when you first see it – but in many cases you’ll need to wait for it. Once you’ve picked the animals you want to capture give yourself extended periods of time to camp out at their enclosures. This way you’ll hopefully see them in a variety of positions and with different expressions. This is what often takes your zoo shots to the next level.
12. Think About Context – the beauty of zoo photography is that you get relatively close to animals (something that is obviously difficult in the wild). The challenge is that the environment is not a natural one and that on many occasions there will be distracting elements in the background or foreground. Where possible try to shoot from angles where ‘natural’ looking elements are included (vegetation etc) – but where there are distractions you might like to try using wide apertures (small numbers) which narrow depth of field and throw foreground and backgrounds out of focus. Also try cropping with focal length (or later at home with photoshop).
Getting your gear together and in working order, choosing the right lens, having a tripod set up and then preparing to take the image. Pause and examine your subject before pressing the shutter. Some questions to ask:
- how to crop it – get in close or take a wider angle shot?
- what is the focal point/point of interest? Insect, stem, colour, texture, shape etc?
- what angle will you shoot from to get the best perspective?
- how much depth of field do you want?
- how is the subject lit?
- which flower is the best specimen for your photo?
- what distractions are there in the background and foreground?
- which is the best format to shoot in? (horizontal or vertical)
One of the questions above is worth a little extra consideration – ‘what distractions are there in the background and foreground?’
Gardens are filled with all kinds of potential distractions. They might be the tool shed, a fence, other flowers, the clothes line etc. A decision needs to be made whether you want to include these elements or remove them from your shot. Either option is legitimate but in most cases you’ll probably want to remove them unless they in some way enhance your shot. There are a number of options open to you if you want to remove distractive elements:
- move them – some distractions can be moved pretty easily so that they’re not in your frame
- move yourself – find a new angle to shoot from that has a less distracting background
- crop them out - go for a tighter framing of the flower either by using a zoom or moving physically closer to it
- use aperture to narrow depth of field – as we highlighted in our introduction to aperture, if you choose a wider aperture (small numbers) you’ll decrease the depth of field. As you do this you make elements in the foreground and background more and more out of focus.
- move your subject - I’m not a big fan of intervening in a scene too much but some photographers will move the flower to a new location for the shot. This might include getting someone to hold the stem on a different angle or could even mean picking the flower and taking it elsewhere. If you’re going to do this make sure you are aware of the environmental impact of your photography.
Don’t ignore the dead, marked or dying flower
Sometimes carcasses of flowers can present you with wonderful subject matter. While the perfect flower is the one you’ll probably be drawn to first sometimes the more interesting shot is the ‘ugly duckling’ beside it.
Identify a focal point
As in all types of photography you need to think about where you want your viewers eye to be drawn. Consider setting it off centre using the rule of thirds – but do find something in your frame that will grab your viewer’s eye and carefully think about how to position it.
Sometimes going in extra close and focussing in on a part of the flower can create wonderful and unusual images that take on an abstract quality. Look for contrasting colors, patterns and textures.
Focus is Key
Sharp focus is important in all forms of photography but in flower Macro photography it is crucial and even a tiny adjustment can have massive implications for your shot as the depth of field is so small. In macro photography your depth of field is a game of millimetres so attention to detail in focussing is something to be worked upon.
Identify the point of interest that you want to be in focus and then work hard to ensure that it’s as sharp as possible. This can be a real challenge, especially outdoors on breezy days where you’ll probably end up taking a lot of images and relying on luck to some degree! You can improve your ‘luck’ a little by photographing in a more controlled environment (taking flowers inside for studio shots, shielding them from wind or just choosing to do your photography on a still day).
Ideally your subject will be wonderfully lit without you needing to offer any assistance, however the world of outdoor macro photography is often far from ideal and there might be a need to intervene with either artificial light or some kind of reflector.
Using a flash is something to experiment with. Generally you’ll find that direct flash on automatic mode might wash photos out a little so consider using a flash diffuser and/or bouncing your flash off another object. I find that the more subtle and indirect the flash is the more natural your shots will look.
Reflectors can also be handy in shooting flowers as they give a nice, natural, diffused light into areas of your subject that might not be getting natural sunlight. Experiment with different colored reflectors as they can really impact the colors in your shot.
Point and Shoot Cameras – if you’re shooting with a point and shoot camera with no interchangeable lenses you’ll obviously have less options here. You will probably have the ability to switch your camera into macro mode (which will allow you to focus a little closer and will tell the camera to use a large aperture giving you a shallow depth of field). Some point and shoot cameras do have the option of a macro lens attachment also to allow closer focussing (see your owners manual).
DSLRs – if you have a camera that allows interchangeable lenses (DSLR and some prosumer cameras) you might like to consider buying a purpose built macro lens. Most of the major camera manufacturers offer a range of them. For example offers a number including ones at focal lengths of 50mm, 60mm, 100mm (the one I own), 180mm etc. Each will have it’s own specifications and strengths (do some careful research before buying). Obviously a shorter focal length means you need to get physically closer to your subject to really hone in on your subject while longer ones allow you to shoot from further back (helpful when photographing insects).
Td pas keje trus grk g alamanda..alamak!!!!!!..trsgt la jemnyer jln..smp2 je Alamanda trus g tmpt yg jd main point kami :> ESPRITE..ho3..the SAL yg bli min RM150 & gt RM30 rebate tu dh xpired. So AKHIRNYER aku bli handbag ajo la..ekeke..pastu survey kasut uppa..ade yg berkenan..tp xde saiz plk..then kami mkn kat food court pastu blk...the nsinggah jusco wangsa maju..carik kasut uppa xde jgk..so esk la jwb nyer carik lagi...
nnt lapang sket aku upload cite Taman Metropolitan Kepong..Selendang..& handbag..ho3
2day last meeting ttg outing kami ke MELAKA..hope sume dpt skali dlm meeting tu nanti...2day my lunch menu sizzling mee..ho3...uppa said kain dh pos kat kg tuk k.yang jahitkn...raye haji nnt aku amik..(if dpt cuti raye..isk3)..Uppa said 2day kalu jd pas keje trus g Alamanda as per promised..ek3..igt nk g esk..tp memandangkn esk uppa nk amik cemin mate kat KL so mcm x cukup mase plk..If g arini esk pas keje bleh g pasar mlm msjd india &amik cemin mate uppa..ho3
TEST CALL from OM..
betis ku masih terase sengal2...
Rindu nk update blog..pg kalu time shift pg mase rase very2 trhad nk mngadap laptop ku syng..entry kali nie berjela & "berjembik2" dgn gmbr..layankn ajo ek..ek3
Pergh!!!!...Smngat jogging smp sakit2 kaki den..ekekeke...
Okies..nk cite ttg our planning yg berjalan agak lancar la..ek3
>> alarm jam 6am ---- > bgun jam 7am & grk g Tmn Metropolitan Kepong jam 7.30am.. >> smp2 kat sane org x rmai sgt sbb weekday kan...jd bleh la park kete kat dlm kaw. tmn tu... >> Hu3..ade la dlm 10mints ot yg kiteorg btol2 "brjogging"...yg lain berlenggang kangkung ajo sbb x cukup stamina...around 1 jam jgk kami kat tmn tu..smp la gune fasilitis yg ade..ekekeke
At last..trcapai jgk hasrat nk naik tower as per note at previous entry...ek3..tp aku x naik smp tgkt ats sbb ttibe aku rase sgt gayat..nk jln kene pegang..lutut rase geli..ek3..skrg bleh la cuci mate ape yg ade & ape yg kami buat kat taman tu..ek3...enjoy ya...
Penat berjoging & "berjalan" kami lepak kat buaian..ho3..trigt time dolu2...
Alat2 senaman yg ade kat sinun :
Me from the tower..very2 gayat..!!! tp rase sejuk je...ek3
Amik smngt pas turun dr TOWER...
Uppa pon join lepak..ekekek..Cam nk g jungle tracking jer..hok3..
Buang masa Melompat ekekek :
Jogging tau..ekekeke :
>> around kol 9am kami grk blk g & singgah kt mcD kat highway MRR2..siap dpr free Corn Flakes 20grm lg..ho3
>> blk umah..uppa g bank-in duit kete & amik bisnes card abe...
>> kol 12 kami grk g monorel titwangsa tuk g imbi..(maleh nk g naik kete..wekday2 & lunch time nieh jem..ek3).. Smp kat Imbi trus grk g all IT tuk tgk mouse..dlm tu ade plk SALE..ekekek..Lekat la Notebook Coller..Mouse..Keyboard protector & MP3 kete..ho3..Pas settle membeli..g survey HTC plk..ho3..then g lunch kat food court & blk..ekekek..
"Uppa said x yah la masak asam pedas..i'm not in asam pedas mood"..la plk???
Mlm dh rase kejang sket sbb jogging mcm x jogging pg td..ho3..uppa la jd tukang urut akuh..ek3