14 August, 2012

“ You don’t take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams


Hello people! How’s life? Mine pretty went well, so I hope yours too.  Is it just me or July really went by so fast?  and August too! We already in the middle of the month! Crazy time is crazy. Huff so I’ve been busy the whole week, there’s some project who need my full attention and of course school too. Oh how I miss holiday!
Ohh talking about holiday, my last holiday is superb! No, I’m not going anywhere, just stay home, but I manage to practiced some of my skills ( and yes singing definitely not one of it, hahaha I fully accept my fate that singing isn’t for me hahaha ) so in that long free time,  one of the skills I’ve been brushing is my photography skill. It’s been dusty the whole time, it’s quite sad because I have so much fun when I’m taking pictures, because photos are like magic! It kept one moment and freezes it, with one snap, just like that! *snapping my fingers and you can memorize it forever. Magical! That’s why I love taking good pictures, so one day when I become a grandma I can show all photos I took to my grandchild (Showing it off actually.. hehehe) and show them all those priceless moment back days.
I’ve been reading some books about photography too, and trust me the more you read the more you realize that you know nothing, it’s frustrating but in some way it pumps you adrenaline to learn more and more. Ah my hands itchy already to grab my camera and start clicking.
I’m so lucky, everyone in my family loves photography and they pretty good at it so I got my sisters and my dad to asked, because trust me whoever think that photography is all about fancy camera and no need for skill is fully wrong and bullshit, oh yes I’m not saying it’s not affected the photos, it does, but no matter how expensive your camera is and how great your lenses are if you know nothing about it, it will be flat pictures, no emotion, no nothing. Not to mention about technics, aperture, shutter speed and all those crazy things cannot be learned overnight.

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams

Another things that make me think that I’m crazy lucky is that as a very newbie I often got the chance to be assistant photographers, imagine that!  Get pay, got more knowledge and more practices, what can be more awesome than that right? However until now I do not dare call myself a photographer… well not yet maybe… because well I’m amateur, a very green one, so now I just thinking myself as a person who loves and crazy in love with photography and that was it.

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
Susan Sontag

And oh as a assistant photographer it’s been several times my client recognize me as fashion blogger, hehehe that is so sweet and funny, they keep asking me to teach them how to pose ( which I’m really crappy at….) Well because of that as a  dedicated fashion blogger I think I got reputation to keep hahaha, so I always taking pictures with style hehehe. So here’s some of my style. Like I said, I have reputation to keep.
By the way I’ve been obsessed with this two outer from PICNIC SHOP, it really goes well with everything! Well I’ve been obsessed with their whole collection, I just went to their new store in Gandaria city last weekend and I spent like hours there, I truly madly deeply want it all! Seriously I’m in my candy land there. All the cool pattern, blazer! All cool blazers! Androgyny, edgy, girly, they got it all in one store! Super new love! And the best part is, they got webstore! So there’s no need to fuzz about traffic jam and everything, well with my crazy schedule I can barely going anywhere, so their picnic webstore is heaven for me! You can check their online store in this link, but trust me you will want all the stuff! Don’t tell me I don’t warn you. hahahaa











like I told you this outerwear can go well with anything, so when my job is done and I need to go somewhere else all I need to do is change with simple dress an put my picnic outer wear and I'm set to go. 


turquoise long outerwear, brown shirt, two tone jacket all PICNIC SHOP

So here's some of my pictures, back then I always got to be model for my sister when she's practicing, now its time to flip the table around, hehehe, here's some pictures of my sister that I took. As you can see I'm really inspired by game of thrones tv show. My sister said I act more look like a film director rather than a photographer because I keep telling her  about a character that I'm trying to make, and I keep asking her to think and pose as the character I want her to be. Crazy photo shoot I keep telling her innocent...innocenntt think innocent... sadd imagine all your family is gone you are mad and sad! don't smile.... hahahaha yes it was intense, but I like the result! I hope she does too, but for now she's kindda give up on become my model hahahaha. So here's the result, I'm trying a different story and character, and I think she nailed it....

“ I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good".
 – Anonymous











Ernest Hemingway: "You take great photos, what camera do you use?"
Irving Penn: "You write great books, what typewriter do you use?"

adios amigos! see you on my next post! kisses!


 
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