Digital dan Analog

Saya memulai pertualangan dengan kamera di saat papa menyuruh saya memotret dirinya. Saya diajarkan untuk melihat melalui viewfinder dan diminta untuk menempatkan objek yang akan dipotret pada lingkaran kecil di tengah. Kemudian setelah objek dibidik, saya harus memutar lensa agar sebelah kanan lingkaran bisa cocok dengan sebelah kiri lingkaran, lalu jepret ketika semuanya telah menjadi jelas. Kamera tersebut lumayan berat untuk saya yang masih duduk di bangku SD saat itu, yaitu Canon_AE-1.

Image from Wikipedia

Sepeninggalan papa, kamera tersebut masih sempat saya pakai ketika sudah SMP. Tapi karena berat, maka makin jarang digunakan. Selain itu, takut kameranya rusak atau jatuh, sih. Masuk SMU, saya dihadiahi Fuji DL-60, yang mempunyai fitur autofocus, dan drop-in film loading . Tentu saja senang luar biasa, dan mulai lebih banyak jepret sana-sini. Oh iya yang saya sebutkan semua di atas tadi adalah kamera analog ya, yang masih pakai film hehe :D

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Photos can showcase your Events to the world. Whether you’re a third-party planner showing clients the magnificent programs you bring to life, an exhibition manager promoting upcoming events, or an incentive planner motivating attendees toward future goals, nothing works quite like high-quality photography.

But it’s important to get photography into the budget from the start, because costs can add up. Pricing for an event photographer can range from $150 to $300 per hour (typically with a two- to four- consecutive-hour minimum), and this could easily vary by 20 percent based on the photographer’s location and, most significantly, his or her level of experience. You could also see additional costs depending on how you receive the photos, for example via Custom Branded Websites, Secure Download Links, or USB.

A photographer with extensive experience and a solid client base is going to cost more, but what experience buys you is a thorough understanding of most photographic situations and an understanding of the challenges inherent in a meeting and trade show environment. The meetings business serves up challenges that require not only photographic skills, but also insight and flexibility, scheduling know-how, and a certain level of sophistication—your photographer may be working face to face with your C-level execs and VIPs.

15 Key Questions To Ask When Hiring A Corporate Event Photographer:

What percentage of your business is shooting meetings and trade shows?
How long have been in the meeting business?
Do you have a Web site with samples of your work?
Do you include unlimited usage rights in your pricing?
How and when will I receive my photo images and is that included in the price?
Do you have recent references?
Do you know the venue, and are there areas that are convenient for group photos or environmental portraits? Is there a backup location for bad weather?
Are you insured for at least $1 million?
What is your attire on site?
Do you arrive 15 to 30 minutes before you need to begin shooting?
Are you available 24/7 to respond to last-minute changes to the schedule?
Do you bring backup equipment on site?
Can you provide an on-site studio for updating attendee or board member headshots? Is there an additional cost?
Do you offer Web sites for viewing/downloading photographs for attendees or internal company use?
Do you offer photo-sharing technologies that are sustainable and interactive for your guests
Equally important as the questions you’ll ask the photographer is the question that he or she should be asking you: What are your goals and objectives for the photos? An experienced photographer should be able to shoot with the style and content that will achieve your goals, whether that be creating an annual report, amusing your guests, or highlighting your educational content.

PHOTO TECHNOLOGY

A number of new technologies are available to make meeting photography more interactive, green, and innovative.

iLite Mobile Photo Booth – A tablet based camera system designed to be a great photo entertainment for your attendees. Our photographer can roam your evenT to interact with your guests and capture a branded photo that can be share instantly via e-mail.
Instant Wireless Slideshows – The photographer can instantly send images to screens creating an interactive entertainment and teambuilding experience.

Photo Kiosks – On-site kiosks allow attendees access to all photos for printing, downloads, or social-media sharing.
Remember that photography is not just photography. It can serve as entertainment, marketing materials, and memorable gifts. There is a fabulous emotional component attached to images that’s hard to duplicate in any other way. Shooting wisely and making the most of your event photos spreads out the cost—and positive impact—of a photographer’s services.

Weekly Photo Challenge : My Neighborhood

It’s a phoneography challenge from The Daily Post!

Every week Daily Post giving us photo challenge that we can post any kind of photos or pictures depends on the theme of the week. Since this week, Daily Post start to give challenge on phoneography. Phoneography means took a photo with your phone ^_^

Here’s the challenge :

To kick this off, grab your phone and head out the door. That’s right — get on your feet and go outside to explore — and document — where you live. I want to see your neighborhood: The path you take for your daily morning run. Your local coffee shop or dive bar. The nearby alley of street and community art. A shot of the intersection that perfectly captures the bustle of your own corner of town.

So?

Welcome to my neighborhood. I didn’t live in a town that full of green green grass of home. I live in a very busy city : Jakarta – Indonesia.
I also didn’t live in a house that surrounded by green park. I live in a simple apartment in the middle of the busy city.

What I like is… the morning scene from my 10th level window. Captured last year.

Sunrise from my window room
Sunrise from my window room, taken with Samsung Galaxy Note N7000.

Not every morning I found this scene, since I am not a morning person :D

Side by Side

Taken with Blackberry 9790, added vignette with Lightroom 3.
Location : Patong beach, Phuket – Thailand

Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be mine.

:)

See You on the Other Side

See you on the other side :)

Taken with Samsung Galaxy Note, with B/W filter.
Location : Sudimara Station – Tangerang Selatan

Captured this picture while waiting my train yesterday :)

Two Canoes in Andaman Sea

A glimpse of my #PhuketTrip on last March. Amazing beaches, relaxing atmospheres, great foods!
Ah, by the way, I use only one of the android smartphones to took this photo. And I amazed with the result, as u can see here. Hehehe :)

End of February

It is the end of February, and I didn’t write anything yet :D

Sebenarnya bulan ini merupakan bulan yang lumayan sibuk (baca: sok sibuk). Banyak kerjaan di tempat baru, banyak kopdar dan hal-hal yang tercerahkan pada 3/4 malam haha *summon peserta kopdar*. Anyway, I kinda enjoyed my February :P

Danbo
Di awal bulan ini saya kenalan dengan Danbo. This little guy is very cute, dan paling oke buat jadi objek foto :D
Danbo berasal dari kata “dan-board”, merupakan salah satu karakter komik di Yotsuba, kemudian menjadi icon Amazon jepang.

Danbo said, Don't be sad, Snoopy..
Danbo berbelanja di Floating Market :D

Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa dan Ancol
Kemudian saya menyempatkan diri untuk berjalan-jalan ke Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa. Saya bersama teman-teman pencinta foto-foto lainnya menyusuri Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa ini. Pertama kali ke sini, ke pelabuhan yang terkenal sebagai pintu masuk perdagangan di Indonesia pada jaman Belanda dulu. Kesan saya, suasana di sini sangat persis dengan pelabuhan Paotere di Makassar.

Kami pun menyewa sebuah sampan yang dapat mengantarkan kami berkeliling di antara kapal-kapal yang sedang “parkir” di dermaga. Dengan Rp 30.000,-, cukuplah sekitar 30 menit menyusuri laut di sekitar Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa, dengan sedikit deg-degan karena sampan kami berisi 8 orang :D Selain itu, pada takut kalau-kalau tercebur, yang mau diselamatkan, kamera atau diri sendiri? Hahaha :D

Memotret kapal-kapal yang sedang parkir.
Late afternoon at Sunda Kelapa Harbour

Karena mendung, gagal memotret sunset di Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa. Akhirnya kami bergerak ke Ancol untuk memotret suasana menjelang malam di Ancol. Untungnya saya bawa tripod.

suasana di pantai ancol menjelang malam
salah satu perahu yang parkir di dermaga yang di Ancol

Kopdar
Bulan ini saya sangat sering bertemu dengan teman-teman dari Angingmammiri chapter Jakarta. Entah hanya membahas soal Nawala *lirik Piwing*, atau hanya sekedar menarik suara bersama-sama, atau menghabiskan malam bersama-sama dan pulang ke rumah setelah matahari bangun.

Yang pasti, ada suatu kebersamaan dan canda tawa di dalamnya, dan jujur.. hal-hal ini yang saya rindukan setelah saya setahun di Jakarta. Canda tawa yang didulang di kopdar-kopdar AM di Jakarta ini dapat menghibur di sela-sela kesibukan bekerja di ibukota. Hehehe.. Dan mengingatkanku kembali pada kegilaan-kegilaan ngurusin Angingmammiri di Makassar dulu. Uffftt,, miss you guys!! :(

Catatan untuk kopdar-kopdar yang sering terjadi akhir-akhir ini: “pencerahan dan kecerdasan sering muncul pada saat tiga perempat malam.” Hahahaha.. *lirik sana-sini*

Jadi, apa yang kamu lakukan di bulan Februari ini? Menyenangkan kah? Suram kah? :)

Sunset in Jakarta

Biasanya foto sunset itu dilengkapi dengan nuansa alam, misalnya pantai, rerumputan, alang-alang, dll dsb. Tetapi di kota Jakarta yang tanahnya hampir tidak terlihat lagi, sejauh mata memandang hanya gedung-gedung pencakar langit yang terlihat.

Di suatu sore yang melelahkan, setelah mengikuti sebuah kursus fotografi di salah satu gedung di Jakarta, tampak suasana sunset yang indah. Saya segera mengambil kamera jadul, si Nikon D40 saya, dan mengabadikan sunset dengan nuansa gedung-gedung tinggi ini.

Dan ini lah hasilnya:

sunset in jakarta

sunset in jakarta

sunset in jakarta

sunset in jakarta

sunset in jakarta

sunset in jakarta