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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

let us help each other

Some of you may be aware that i’m currently in full throttle developing my photography skills. I’m doing it because it is my passion and i love capturing every moment in every image. I’m not turning myself into a photographer because i’m afraid that i will lose my conscious and my passion towards capturing every images.

In order for me to develop and strengthen my skills, i need to learn. In learning, and i’m very aware of it, it will not fall freely under the sky. I need some reference, guidance, lecturing and classes. I’m very much concern about the technical issues on how to capture different image in different condition. I can ask few of my photographer friends for some tips and technique but i can’t do that forever because they have developed their skill through classes etc, and it’s unfair to them for me to get from them for free unless they insist. I also need few lenses and gadgets and these things cost money!

So, i seek all of you, yes!-all friends of mine to help me in this matter. What you guys can do is, let me take your photos. But good things don’t come for free these days. If you are not my friend, you can help me too.

How will it work?

I have to charge and please take this into consideration; this fee is to help me. To be honest, i can’t work for free. For the price, we can negotiate for the best of both parties. And please do understand that i am no photographer (professional or amateur). I just an ordinary people who is very passionate in photography and i have no means (honestly) to become a photographer. I just want to develop those skills in perfecting every image that i’m capturing. When i’m fluent in every aspects of photography, of course you may ask for my service and from that point, i will charge you a minimal fee as a token of appreciation. Now, everyone can fly and my dream is ‘everyone can have a good photo’.

Some of you have seen my photos inside my facebook. So you can expect or figure out about my skills. If any of you may be satisfied with my work, than; we definitely can help each other. If you need a very professional photo to be captured by me, i’m sorry i can’t help you but i will introduce you to my professional photographer which is my friend(s).

If the location is nearby, it will be good or maybe i can suggest few locations. If you have specific location maybe you should consider the transportation cost or to save your budget, you can pick me up and take me with you. It will be much easier rite!

Before i give you the final product, i will present you with the draft copy. Once you agreed and approved my work, i will present the fully finished final product to you. If you disappointed with it (the draft copy), i will destroyed all the images that i took. If you have any doubt about me and my capabilities, well, it’s no use to have a session as we might wasting each other’s valuable time.

To those who haven’t seen my photos, i attached few pics here for you to evaluate. please do not hesitate to contact me via email: abg_bani@yahoo.com or you can message me through my facebook. I will able to help you help me, starting next week as this weekend, Alhamdulillah, god willing few of my friends and relatives want me to take their images and syukur, god bless them, it’s not a ‘charity’ work for them. I see this as a good sign for the almighty.

I would like to thank you in advance if you decided to help me. And also i would like to thank all of my friends who has given me their fully support and also has required me to take their images long before i owned my camera.

Thank you.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Not your average garage

I’m so glad that my colleague kak ani shares the same quality with me when it comes to perfection. When i’m looking into stuffs such as clothes and gifts, no matter what the cost are, it’s the quality, design and its looks count the most. And of course, kak ani have excellent decision making in choosing stuffs that going to be appreciated.

She’s one of the fine lady who talk the talk and walk the walk. In conclusion for example, if you have fashion disaster or don’t know what to do with the item you buy as a gift, kak ani is there to save the day (trust me). And referring to this statement, It’s good to know, kak ani and her partner have opened a boutique which offers her talents. she’s so lucky her partner kak aiza posses equal quality as kak ani.

Recently, I wanted to give baby clothes to my friend and of course i bought it from kak ani and i even trust her to pick one pretty dress for me. She done it so well and she even throw me one idea which was to pack the dress as a gift which i never would think of how to do it. I agreed with her and as a token of appreciation, she sponsored me the packaging which i think it’s simple and brilliant!

The gratitude and happy expression from my friend when she received my gift was a Kodak moment. It shows that my gift is perfect. Once again thanks to kak ani and i hope she will excel in her business together with her partner.

Image Catcher

I always have passion towards taking beautiful photos and i appreciate and admire beautiful photos taken by others. I have been developing my skills and i'm proud of myself and some of my photos taken are appreciated by my friends and it really means the world to me. I am now trying to perfecting my skills and savings all cents and ringgits just to get me a decent camera.

few of my friends advised me to go for any classes available but i don't think there is a need. why? because i don't want to be influenced by others. i want all photos taken by me portrays the most natural condition and it tell stories. I will edit all my photos using normal editing process such as brightness, contrast, blur etc but totally no fancy photoshop editing. why? because i want it to be natural and not kind of fake beauty in my photos. Few photographers that i know feeling the same way too because they are afraid that i lost my ‘touch’ in every photos. That's why i dont want to go to any photography classes. the one class that i wanna go is the want that teach me how to use the camera setting efficiently in order to capture every images in its natural condition and environment.

frankly, i dont want to be called a photographer because a photographer is a professional and amateur people who dedicated fully themselves on photography as a profession or hobby, while i just love to capture every images which have wonderful aspects in it. I would rather like to be called ‘Image Catcher’. Here are some photos which i’m very proud of.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

not kuih raya and not even duit raya (to me)

Before you read any further, please do not judge me based on this post.

Today, I received a nice thick mail consist of beautiful raya’s card from the Foot and Mouth Painting Artist Sdn. Bhd. I was so impressed with their beautiful paintings just using only their foot and mouth of course. And I did think what a great way to showcase and promote their talents.

As I read through the letter attached with the card, my mood was totally gone and I kind of shock. I was shocked with these sentences “Saya telah membuat keputusan akan membayar harga kad-kad yang diterima =rm33.00” and in another attached letter “anda juga tidak diwajibkan untuk membeli tetapi pembelian anda dapat menyara hidup kami”.

Aren’t this supposed to be the way of helping those really talented special people nowadays? Aren’t this is some sort like dirty marketing scheme toying with our sincere and kind heart? How about if this mail arrived to someone who really have a soft heart or a cruel and rude people.

To me, this latest marketing strategy is simply about persuasive and playing with our sympathy. If this company really genuinely wants to help its member, I think, what should they do is to advertise their work, send out pamphlets/brochure etc, put on a website or open a small stalls in any major supermarket. Not with this kind of trick.

I never purchased any raya’s card not because I am stingy or what so ever, it’s because since I’m working, my company always supplies me with enough free raya’s card. So why I should waste some money buying raya’s card. It’s part of me trying to save every single cents I could.

And if I do decided to take or not this special card, imagine the trouble I have to take. Have to go to the post office and as if like all of us going to the post office same as we are going to the shopping mall and god knows how I hate going to the post office because of their service and the long queue. At least, nowadays with internet banking, they should register with any online banking for easier payment.

I wonder who their marketing and promotion people. Don’t they suppose to have brilliant ideas if they do sincerely want to help this company? And should they think about the price. It’s RM4 for normal card size? It’s expensive. It’s printed for god sake and it’s not handmade.

So, if any of you guys want to purchase these cards, please do let me know. And if no one interested within a week, then sadly I have to return them back. Not because I don’t want to help them or any people who indeed need helps, it’s simply because I don’t need these cards. I know my part and I have done my part.

I wonder from where they get my full name and full address. To me, it’s kind of invading my privacy because I never signed up on any promotional mail that I don’t want to.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

please forgive me

i have been abandoned my own blog since i have been actively online in facebook. i do rindu rinduan to my blog and my so called lovely readers but what to do, all my updates and my stories has been featured in my blog.

so today, since no more facebook in da office, i will berkampung again in here and hoping that you guys still willing to haunt my blog.

Monday, June 29, 2009

moga tuhan membalas

last sunday, i was up at 12noon and my raging tummy urgently need to be fed. i have eaten all kind of wonder foods for the past week so i kinda in puzzle on what i'm going to have that afternoon. resulting from my laziness to venture out more than 500m from my home, i decided to have pasembur from the nearby mamak which is literally at the back of my apartment.

so, i walk there with full grace like james bond did when he walk to the bar asking for his martini, i asked one mamak that i would like to have a PASEMBUR. the mamak ask me again what i want, and probably he didnt hear me clearly because whenever i woke up late, my voice automatically turn to bryan adam's voice u see, so i clear my throat and repeat my menu which is PASEMBUR.

like i have said something illegally to this mamak or perhaps i have insulted him, he gathered few of his co-worker and one of his co-worker asking me the same question and i replied with the same answer which is PASEMBUR.

the three mamaks now discussing to each other while staring at me like i'm a reincarnation of micheal jackson finally they all agreed to this one answer "NO, WE DON'T HAVE PASEMBUR HERE -ADEK HENSEM PERSIS JAMES BOND, TADDA LA PASEMBUR SINI" .

i'm about to turn into the horrifying magical creature from hutan kuala kangsar which is Diyana, but quickly came into my great sense of politeness and humble, i try to tell them that they have the menu because i can see it right there they have all the cucurs, taugeh, sengkuang and even the gravy from the pot.

they look at me again like i'm the obama's twin, and proudly said to me outloud "THAT'S ROJAK!"

for god sake, who's the real mamak here. me or them? don't they know that most of the mamak called the rojak-PASEMBUR!

moga tuhan membalas!

Monday, June 08, 2009

where am i?

to those who ever wondering where have i been gone for quite a long time: please do add me at facebook. most of the time i will be there. i will only update few posting here once in a blue moon and if the story need to be elaborated with full dramatic effects.

see u there!