flights of fancy

By: kichi kenterong

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Sunday, 1-Jan-2006 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

last minute check
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see you in 40 days.

Wednesday, 28-Dec-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
the mother cat

she reigns supreme.

but her tummy is sagging.

Sunday, 25-Dec-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
assignment one

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you can say that procrastination is definitely one of my stronger points. it's not something to be proud of, though. nevertheless, it didn't take too long to get these shots, considering the very cooperative subject(s) that i had.

assignment one: photograph the subject in as many interesting and whacky ways as possible. having a sentimental value for the subject helps a lot.

or something like that. the basic idea, i think, was to work the subject out. what i mean here is to try to work out the different angles and approaches, with no rights or wrongs. just snap away. don't like it? deal with it later. it's akin to brainstorming for ideas, actually. surprisingly enough, it was quite easy. i mean, just let yourself loose, and take as many pictures as you like.

hmm, maybe i should be putting more effort into this la. macam tak serious je, kan?

but really, i guess it's up to my kind visitors to tell me if i got it right. two (or more) heads are better than one. hope i got a gem or two in these shots.

Thursday, 22-Dec-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
the last call

sometimes, it's hard to say goodbye. goodbye basically means leaving all the familiar things behind. goodbye means going out of your comfort zone, however small it may be. i like to believe that humans are creatures of comfort. in one way or another, we will always try to find those familiar things in our new environments. at the very least, we would try to make a link from these new objects and surroundings to our old, familiar ones. i guess you can also imply that we are creatures of habit, if what i say holds water.

to be pedantic (and pedagogic) about this, we are creatures of habit because habits are automated. one doesn't really think too much about doing something habitual, right? in fact, most times, it just happens. there's a psychological rationale behind this: when something we do is automated, it puts less burden on the brain. you don't have to expend a lot of mental energy on the action. your brain can afford to relax a bit.

anyways, zick's off to new adventures. he's more needed elsewhere.

fare thee well, my friend.

ps - i haven't started on any of the book assignments just yet. tsk tsk. slap on the wrist for me.

Sunday, 18-Dec-2005 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark

i'm starting anew.

with many things in life, there are the misses and there are the hits. unfortunately, for me, i've been having too many of those misses, more than i'd like to experience. so, i decided that i needed to do something about it, getting a dslr notwithstanding. you see, taking pictures means a lot to me. there are many times when i wish i could convey the same emotion that ran through me, as i take a picture. but, due to poor execution, and (most probably) lack of knowledge, this wish remains a wish.

misses 36, hits 1.


this isn't doing my self-esteem any good. you see, just like any other human being, i always wish to be good at whatever i'm doing. can't really help it; it's fundamental to my mental well-being (pun intended?).

so, to assist me on this endeavor, i got myself a photography instruction manual. it would be really nice to have a mentor who can impart to me the finer details of photography, but i guess the book is as good as it gets for me. i think i'll be putting up some of the assignments that are in the book here, so that the few visitors who are kind enough to drop by can tell me if i got it right.

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