Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ian Wright Taught Me Something On TV Today

A quote from Ian Wright about modelling

“ You must feel confident that you are good looking and that your looks is worth taking pictures of’

Something like that.  I couldnt agree more.  Perhaps that’s why I am always behind the viewfinder rather than the view to be found.  Because deep down, I dont think I am that good looking, and I dont think that my looks would worth a keeper’s shot.  No, this is not a depressing moment entry, so no need to pujuk me and all that.  Of course I am good looking, but just not thaaaat good looking to be posing like a model lar.

So why am I writing this?  Because, in case I fall in love with ‘shoot leng lui over the weekend’ type of photography, or the higher end ‘fashion shoot that makes money’, I will remember a tip that would bring out the best in the model – to drill in her that her looks is worth every of my shutter count.   

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Packing For Tomorrow

1.  Camera – Checked

2. Main lens – 18-70mm, clean, attached properly to camera – Checked

3. Secondary lens – 55-200mm, clean – Checked

4.  Memory cards available – 4G main and all the rest as spares – Checked

6.  Battery charged –Checked.  Spare battery also charged – Checked

7.  Battery grip attached to camera – Checked.

8.  SB600 – batteries and spares charged – Checked

9.  Diffusers – Phottix omnibounce and DIY bouncecard – Checked

10.  Cleaning kit – Checked

11.  Spare cameras – Panasonic Lumix and Olympus – Checked.

12.  Road direction to CK’s house – Checked

That’s all?  I hope.  Now, I need to pray that the photos will turn out fine tomorrow for CK’s wedding.  And yes, I’m the unofficial official photographer for the day.  I’m no pro, just doing a favor for a friend.  Cross fingers and hope for the best!

Nite.  I need to sleep.  Gonna be a long day tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

So Much Happened

..but so little to say.

Been a little pensive lately, and in a great dilemma too.  While I really, really do appreciate the open door, and to a certain degree, would love to jump into the bandwagon, I find that I almost can’t leave behind all I have here.  The comfort zone.  Maybe I don’t trust God enough, which I shouldn’t because He had given me more signs than enough to tell me that the clouds have moved and it is time to pack the tent.  And in retrospect, I cannot find a time when God left me to wade through the rain all by myself.  Thank you, dear Lord, for taking care of me.  To leave or not, its Your will, not mine.