Sharing some of the photos I took over a year ago. I was using compact camera, Ricoh GX200 borrowed from friend as my own Nikon DSLR was sent for service. At first, I felt rather insecure and skeptical on the performance of not so well known Ricoh brand (it is popular in Japan & US). I started to miss my dslr after first few click with Ricoh, however I kinda like it more after I get the grasp of its function. Since compact camera doesn’t have ‘machine gun’ mode, I have to fine tune my timing skill in order to capture flying pineapple. I stood firmly infront of all the big guns and happily clicked away with this amazing lil camera…
Some of Ricoh’s black and white setting;
After pineapple farm, we drove by Machap and visited Aw Pottery factory;
I’m quite impress with Ricoh’s macro mode. It can produce very nice and sharp macro photo with decent magnification and close shooting distance. I took roughly 400 photos with Ricoh GX200 using LCD viewer and the battery level still showing 70% level, which is quite long lasting. At the end of the trip, I felt I don’t really miss my DSLR after all.
I was given the opportunity by “I Love Kluang” to have a part in for their Calendar 2011 Project.
The calendar consist of 12 photographs taken in Kluang showing images from 7am to 8pm. Each pages can be detached easily to be recycled as postcard and bookmark. (Thanks to the brilliant design by Konghwee & Ying)
Profit made from this calendar will be donated to poor families to support their children’s education needs.
These calendars are available at Kluang Rail Coffee Station for RM10 each.
Hello everyone. This is the first time I’m using WordPress version 2.7! It’s amazing, I would say the layout and functionlity are much better and user friendly than the previous version. Thanks a lot to my brother James Pang, who upgraded the WordPress for me.
This is also the first time I’m posting a photo in black and white. I’m always amazed by a lot of impressive black and white photos that I came across all these years. The only regret is, I’m not belong to the B&W film era and don’t know a thing about dark room processing, all the techniques, chemicals and papers… So I never know how it feels to shoot in film and the process in the dark room, the feeling of anticipation by looking at the image revealing itself on the photo paper. It might be time consuming, yet the satisfaction feeling you get will make a good compensation for that.
In the current digital era, less and lesser people know how to appreciate the beauty of black and white nor to understand it. Why black and white? What’s the different between shooting in black and white compare to colour photo? Well, black and white photo doesn’t attract your attention with its play of colour. It solely depends on its ability to communicate rather than on its appealing visual presentation like colourful photographs. Therefore, it requires more attention in composition, lighting, perspective and the context that the photographer try to present.
Here is my first attempt of black and white. I came across this simple bicycle in front of foreign worker quarters of a pineapple farm in Simpang Renggam. Of course, I shoot it in colour digital format using my trusty Nikon D80 camera. B&W conversion was later carried out in Photoshop CS2. I also attach an original photo in colour format. Do let me know, which one you prefer. Before that, I must admit that I shoot this photo because of the attraction of mixed colours of all the hanging cloth. Bear with me, as I’m yet to see the world in black and white : )
Remember, black and white photo can be powerful as well. It tells a story in both emotional and beautiful way… Hope those who interested in black and white photography can try it out often. Cheers!
If you need extra dose of B&W poison, please visit PhotoMalaysia forum. There are plenty of veteran/expert/master that will be glad to answer all your questions.