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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Photowalk



Looking at the size of their cameras and the branded models,I quickly hid my camera inside my bag.This is the first time I attended Scott Kelby Photowalk led by Raja Indera Putra(Ripi).I kept quiet and just went with the flow..

Before we start walking, Ripi briefed us about our route and where to go snooping/snapping photos.He also cautioned us to be careful while walking in certain areas of Chow Kit Road and when/where to meet at the end of the photowalk.Being a newbie,I followed experienced fellow photographers to stay safe and get good street photos as we walked to our destinations.

Ripi is a good Manager in hosting a photowalk.I leant a lot from him.Later,I hosted a few photowalks in Putrajaya where I guided my photog friends to take photos of beautiful locations in the Garden City of Putrajaya.Now, most of us do our own photowalks and share our photos at Putrajaya Photowalk Group.



After attending three big photowalks,I decided to join only a group of less than 10 persons.It is more personal and ordinary folks will not feel intimidated when they see hundreds of photographers around them.Previously,I will roam around the targetted areas and looks for something interesting to shoot.Nowadays,I select a location and wait for something to happen there.So far,it worked fine like the photo above.It was at KL Sentral Railway Station.

Photowalk is not limited only to taking photos.It is also about walking together and the conversations we have along the route and finally at the cafe at the end of the walk.By the way,the conversation and camaraderie extend to chats at our facebook messengers and  whatsapp groups.

Good luck is important in order to capture something unique like the one above.The family went to a Petition Writer for him to fill the form and write letter of application to government departments.Nowadays ,it is once in a  blue moon  if you can see scene like this.

The more we walk,the more we can see and the more we can snap photos..

If you don't have a camera,use your mobile phone and join me at Mobile Photography Facebook Group.If we travel by plane,we can see the landscape from above;if we travel by car/train we can see the forest;if we travel by bicycle we can see the trees but if we walk we can stop and smell the flowers..The slower the speed we pass through a place,the more we see.Mathematically speaking,the quantity of what we see is inversely proportional to our speed.

This is another example from what I learnt from my photowalk.When we encounter something of interest to us,take time to explore and examine their beauty and don't be too eager to take out our camera to snap a shot.No matter how good is your camera or your photography,nothing beats the real things-be it sunset,flower,people etc.



What caught my attention from these buskers are their white hats.They were performing at Alamanda Restaurant area.IMHO,these musicians are great entertainers.They should be paid by the Shopping Complex Management to entertain us customers.How did I get the top views of the group performing with clean background?I looked around and saw a mezzanine floor nearby.So,I climbed the stairs and got this shot!

Whenever I am with my camera and walking on the road,I am photowalking on my own.If you wish to see more  of my photography,please click here.


4 comments:

  1. Seems like a great way of appreciating nature but won't big groups 'disturb' some natural settings? (not to mention the commotion! lol!) But you've certainly got good shots there!

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  2. Yes,big group of people frighten not birds bu ordinary folks as well...That is why I mentioned in my blog,I prefer to go out with smaller group.

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