Thursday, September 11, 2014

Framing the birds

As a person who just learned photography... (at the moment, I do kind of self training)... I try to capture as much as possible objects. Sometimes my objects are human, landscape, flower, animal, or just the object (anything that caught my attention). This time my object is BIRD.

These are some of my Bird Picture collections that were took in some places. Taman Safari Cisarua Bogor, Blanco Museum Ubud - Bali and Bali Bird Park. 

As the beginner in photography.. I have some interesting experiences in framing the bird. When I noticed a nice pose of the bird, immediately I prepared my camera... well actually I tried to do it as fast as I can, but well, even I was not ready yet, the beautiful creature changed its pose.... Damn.. I missed a nice one.
But may be that is the art of taking animal shots. They move unpredictably, so the photographer should be ready all the time... he he he .... I'm not that kind of person.

here are some of my bird shots.... Enjoy

Location: Bali Bird Park

Arrogant Peacock - Location : Taman Safari Cisarua Bogor

Location: Taman Safari Cisarua Bogor

Location: Blanco Museum, Ubud - Bali

Location: Bali Bird Park

Location: Bali Bird Park

White Peacock - Location: Bali Bird Park

Family Picture

Few months ago, a friend of my friend ... (confusing huh... :)  ) were willing to be model for our project in family pictures. She is Putri, Ronny's friend.
As the title, these are some of our shots in this project that took location in Sanur beach, Bali.
We did the shots in the morning, not so early but the light was still very good. the weather was so friendly.
There were not so many people around, so it gave us little bit freedom to explore the location.

But most difficult  thing for me in taking family pictures was the children. They got bored so quick and their mood also changed up and down so fast. Once their feel bored, then would be very difficult to frame the family. They made kind of funny face of expression that absolutely 180 degrees different from the expression that the parent would like to be framed.

But well, during that unpredictable mood, I still could press my shutter. These are some result.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pre wedding project 2

Another pre wed project was for Sudirta and his wife Indah.
Actually I came to Sudirta and asked him whether he would like to have pre wedding photos. Firstly he rejected me, but I told him that would be great if he has something special for his wedding.... For free, and for me I can practice my photography experiences with models and also for free.... :)

As we agreed, we made some preparation. Sudirta would like to have a theme about Balinese farmer. So Sudirta and I came to the location for survey. As I saw his parent's rise field,  I knew what kind of photos I want to have.

And here came the moment.

There were 2 photographers, me myself and Yudha. He is Evi's husband, the girl from the office. Yudha is basically a "Product" photographer. I learnt a lot from him about technics and also other equipments. At that time, I used reflector for the first time. And it was really fun.

We took the photos in the rise field. 
There were some accident during the session. 
We planned to use cow as our back ground. In the beginning seemed like OK, but when we used reflector, the cow was panic and tried to run away. Finally we decided not to use cow at all.

Secondly, while doing the shots, Indah suddenly slipped and fell. Oh my God. I really hoped that she will be fine. We stopped for a while until Indah felt ready to continue the shots.

Here are some shots.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pre wedding project 1

It has been almost a year since my last post. There were a lot of things happened in my life. One of them, I lost my beautiful cat Trudy due to pancreas cancer.
Well, it's my time to come back and share my photography experiences with my readers.

Last year I did pre wed shots for the boys in the office.
This is Ketut Sutarya and his wife Metry. 

There were 4 of us who involved in this moment. Me myself, Ronny Patria, Ayat and Handoko. All of us were beginner in photography. We took this moment to explore ourselves and to learn whatever we can learn while playing with our cameras. And just hoped that we can give something memorable for the couple.

Sutarya and Metry had the concept about traditional balinese. Some shots were taken in a traditional Balinese village with a beautiful balinese house in Sukawati area. We presented the daily life of a new couple, starting from their morning activities until afternoon. Even though all the shots were taken in the afternoon :)

Next to the house, there were a small beautiful forest where we also captured some moments of Sutarya who hunted the bird. His beautiful bride Metry followed his activities with love.

The last place of our photo shots moment was Tegenungan Waterfall. My favorite place. It was only about 10 minutes from Sukawati. In this location we talked about afternoon activities of the couple.

Here are some shots.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Suluban Beach

Mid of May, I and two friends went to Suluban beach which located in Pecatu village, Bali and pretty close to Uluwatu beach and Padang-padang beach. I've never been there before. It was my first time.
I myself as usual would like to capture some interesting moments during the sunset, while my friend preferred to swim. But well, we were not lucky enough. It was cloudy since noon and getting darker as we were there. Of course this unwanted condition did not stop my newbie photographer passion (if I may say) to look around and take some shots. And so did my friend Agung. He continued his passion to swim in a high tide. But it was only for about 10 minutes. He was back to the beach as his stomach got cramp... Pity Agung.

Just like another beaches around Pecatu village, the beach is under the the rock cliff. We need to climb down the cliff to get the Suluban beach. But don't worry, there are stairs provided. We stopped here and there during our way to the beach to frame some shots. Beautiful rock cliff adorn our way. As we were down, I was amazed with what I saw. Colorful rock.. It was soooo beautiful. 

Here are some of my shots. Enjoy the Suluban Beach.