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Photo 101
Day Nine: Warmth & the Quality of Light

Worker of the Charcoal Kiln

The caption alone suggests a hot and dusty place. The charcoal kilns are extremely warm but still bearable but it was equally dark.
The sunlight was coming from the side door and from the back portion of the kiln. Using flash will destroy the ambience and give unusual shadows that shall be unartistic. So I made do with higher ISO and tried to hold still a few seconds longer without the use of tripod. The charcoal worker was sieving for bigger pieces of the charcoal from the ashes. These small pieces of charcoal are very useful for grilling of satay and making cakes or biscuits.

SP Lim

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Photo 101
Day Nine: Warmth & the Quality of Light
Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image.

When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

The Hagia Sophia is an impressive mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. If you ever find yourself wandering inside, here’s what you’ll see, when you look up:

Photo: not included

We can also use alternate and artificial sources, like candles and lamps, to create certain effects and manipulate an image’s overall mood (which we’ll talk more about tomorrow).

The numerous spotlights on the chandeliers — combined with lots of ambient and natural light filtering in from outside — create a warm, rich, and even scene of yellows and golds.

Today, capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source. And if the sun is nowhere to be found, don’t worry! You can interpret warmth in a different way.

Today’s Tip: If you’d like to experiment more, consider the direction and quality of light. First, let’s talk about front light and side light.

Front light is great for outdoor landscapes and group portraits, and can certainly capture warmth. Side light is fun to experiment with, especially for portraiture, fine art, and architecture.

A front-lit subject faces the light source and is even-lit and flat, primarily without shadows. Front light is the most straightforward to work with, but isn’t as dramatic.

When you light a subject from the side, the mix of light and shadow shows more depth and reveals textures, patterns, and complexities (even flaws) in the shot. It can create unexpected results, and be more dramatic.

Josh R. and the Team

Our trip to Pulau Aman   Leave a comment

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Finally, the trip was made this afternoon after the false start due to rain last Thursday. After work today, we made a bee-line for Batu Kawan after a seafood luch at the traffic junction to Batu Kawan and Bukit Tambun. The boat fares were RM6.00 per person, for a return ticket to Pulau Aman and back to the Batu Kawan Jetty from Pulau Aman. The day was extremely hot and sunny, thus making photography a tough task to shoot great photos. Anyway, I brought along some aid – Lee ND filter. Hopefully, this can assist in getting blue skies and everything nice as Patrick Teoh used to say.
We hiked around a bit until the Golden Well or Telaga Emas and back to the Floating Restaurant with the famous Mee Udang or Prawn Noodles but we already had lunch so no test-taste of the Mee Udang selling at RM6.00 for regular and RM10.00 for special plate with extra prawns. Roughly at 4.00 pm we were heading back to the mainland to avoid the traffic jam after 5.00 pm.

SP Lim

Address and contact mobile numbers of the Floating Restaurant Pulau Aman for your use:-
Restoran Terapung Pulau Aman,
No: 120, Pulau Aman,
14100 Simpang Ampat,
Seberang Perai Selatan.
H/P: 016-4955125, 019-4766125

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Preview Night of Canon EOS 5D Mark III in Penang   Leave a comment

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The CANON EOS 5D MarK III Preview Night in PENANG was held as stated below.
Venue: EOS Boutique Penang
Date: 23 Mar 2012 (Friday)
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Light refreshments and snacks were served.

SP Lim

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