Sunday, May 15, 2011

Are you a photographer or cameramen?

To me...I never wanted to be either one of them. Just want photography as a hobby, or therapy and something to calm me down or stressing me down. That's all...but still I do need to learn all the basics of photography. Not just point and shoot as the most common Malaysian do in anything they do. For instance football...Everyone thinks they know how to play football but the fundamental, the basic, the technique are the most we are lacking of. Only few years then after much losing and embarrassment then they start with the basics...Enough said just read and understand it....


What’s the difference between a Photographer and a Cameraman?

Let me give you some history. Many years ago, when photography was kicking off in Malaysia, most people who became photographers were people who didn’t have a high level of education, and didn’t have a good command of English. They figured it’s easy to become a photographer. “Just point and shoot only mah,” was the motto. Learn the techniques to expose a picture, learn developing negatives and printing. You didn’t need a lot of education to do that.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

I'm not a photograher: Because I don't have a DSLR

He said that, “people nowadays are buying DSLR just to show off” “Owning a DSLR doesn’t mean you are a pro”. Wow, that is a rather bold and offensive statement for some people. I’m not offended at all. Why? Here’s why.
1) I don’t own a DSLR. I’m still not good enough to handle one.
2) I don’t have money to buy one (the main reason :p).
3) I had photography as my hobby since 2006, not just recently.
4) I’m not a photographer because I don’t make any money out of it. Nor do I self claimed as one.


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Pekan Rabu, which literally means "Wednesday Market", is a shopping centre located in the middle of Alor Star, the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. The complex is popular among the local population and tourists from outside Kedah. The fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, was once a trader in Pekan Rabu.

Prior to the construction of this complex, the traders carried on their business in an open building without walls. The complex cost RM 3.2 million when it was built in 1975. Situated in Jalan Tunku Ibrahim, it was officially opened on 25 February 1978. It was renovated in 1995 at a cost of RM 6.5 million, and Phase 2 was built in 1990 at a cost of RM 2 million. Pekan Rabu has 347 stalls with a variety of business. Rental rates for a stall in Pekan Rabu range from RM 90 and RM 300 monthly.

The business complex is not only the pride of Malay entrepreneurs in Kedah but also the pride of all Malay's in Kedah. Moreover the fourth Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir, once was a trader in Pekan Rabu. Most tourists visiting Alor Setar make it a point to shop around at the Pekan Rabu Complex.

More about Pekan Rabu and also here...