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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
On my recent educational trip to Vietnam, I happen to chance upon a girl who was part of a group of artisans and craftsmen who was peddling their wares by the roadside. She made for an interesting subject matter for a photo. But the sad part was that I couldn't strike a conversation with her, as she seemed oblivious, and was not able to communicate with the entourage that came along. Nonetheless, I hope she is still doing okay.
Here are some stills of her.
Here are some stills of her.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I had some time to myself to do some updating to my photographs when I perchance upon some, which I took when I was doing some initial tests of the Olympus OMD EM-5. Here's some sampler, without any edits, and straight off the camera.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Well I've been thinking about this for a while now, and although I don't consider myself a professional just yet, but somehow I would like to subscribe to these 3 tenets whenever I am doing my photograhy jaunts.
1) Show what needs and appropriate to be shown: These applies especially when one talks about what should be shown, or not. With the preponderence of social media, I think this idea should be something that every moral and ethical (casual/professional) photographer here should abide, that no matter what you have captured, the more important thing is to ensure that the photos that you are going to publish or show to the world are photos that would not cause unnnecessary public embarrassment.
2) Set the context: the problem with photography is that with a single visual, and without an accompanying story or texts to follow, there are bound to be times when the visuals could be taken out of context, and worst still, be misinterpreted to mean something totally irrelevant! I think the only fair thing for photographers would be, as far as possible, to caption or put in a story to complement their pictures, unless they are of the sort that falls in point #3 below
3) Tell the story in its entirety: The worst mistake for any ethical journalist is to tell their story from only one angle, and in a similar vein, photographers should strive to find a balance and tell their stories through a set of visuals too, rather than a singular one that may not tell the true picture in its entirety. Much like how any debate should be heard from 2 or more angles, visuals should be able, or should show their 'stories' from more than just one perspective, or one linear line of reasoning.
Well, there you go, 3 principles that I thought I'd like to share when it comes to being a more ethical photographer. No, I don't think all would agree to them, and neither should you accept them as they are. But what I choose to put in here are the very things that have worked for me, and I do hope that they would do the same for you too.
idgraphy aka irfan darian
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Capri is a very beautiful island located on the mid-western coast of Italy. Known more for her sunny weather and beautiful food, people and view, not in any order of course, I went to visit the island in December a few years ago. One of the local elders that we met mentioned that on the night before my visit there, Capri experienced her first snow, the last of which he said, was when he was just a few weeks old, over 40 years ago!