Sunday, June 26, 2011

Infrared Faces

How to edit an infrared skintone? Thats a million dollar question where there were no absolute and exact answers or formula for it. We can get the basic idea on how to edit skintone of an infrared photo but at the end it all still depends on our eyes. We need to adjust the colour or the skin base on a few factors by using our naked eyes....

1. Where the model were from?
- Western, Asian, Middle-East peoples have their own distinctive skin colours...so we need to colour correct the skintone of where they were from...

2. Light and Shadow -effecting the tone and levelling of light...

3. Mood, Style and Presentation
- This is really subjective issues....it can be high key, low key, pale, tanned, rosy, clean or dirty based on your story...


'Classic Memories of Me'

As you can see, the skintone colour of photo above is different from skintone colour from photo below. It was meant to be like that because each photo have their own mood and style. And from that point of view it is up to us to determine the suitable skintone needed.

'Little Thumbelina Hiding From Heaven'

Talent : Raychell
Pulse Infrared Photography | Nikon D80 | Nikkor 18-105mm
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

'Missing You Once In A While'

This is just a sharing from my own perspective thought and tiny experience in skintone editing. I learned a lot from my infrared sifu, Zahar Harun and Bob Shahrul on skintone editing. Thank you so much...
As some people always said...'Sharing is Caring'....is quite subjective...:))

Talent : Tracy
Pulse Infrared Photography | Nikon D80 | Nikkor 18-105mm
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jakarta Street

At Kota Kinabalu, sometimes we can see entertaining words plastered usually infront or behind a bus as a public transport. Here at Jakarta, more daring but cute words can be seen behind some trucks showed the workart of a creative mind...

Till today I am still confuse with the meaning of this expressions...:))

Doa Ibu semoga dirimu sesabar dan setabah lembu ya....:))

One of the public transport using scooter. The hand image behind his shirt a little bit scary and creepy......:))

I had been watching him from a car just next to this young man for a few minutes in this congested and busy traffic waiting for the green light. Wondered what was he thinking about so deeply and looked so lost in his own thought. His eyes, his expression suggesting something really troubling him. Obviously he was not looking at the traffic but far beyond, as still as a statue and not realised that I had a few shutters on him.

Unique but antique feel atmosphere...

Certainly the passenger cannot see infront and unable to hold anything steady...a usual life and a normal sight for them..

In the middle of the road, In the middle of differences, One world we shared...


No Parking? Really ? One Attitude, We shared.....=))

"Ibukota Lebih Kejam dari Ibu Tiri" / "The City is Cruel than a Stepmother" - and that is Jakarta as ilustrated by Pak Suparjo, our guide here. It means that life in a big city as Jakarta is so dammed hard and unmerciful.


View the Bandung Street story here

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-105mm
Location : Jakarta, Indonesia

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bandung Street

Interesting view of Bandung street which were shot from inside a car. I went for a trip at Bandung and Jakarta for 3 days with my collegues friends. I wish I could walk around the street with my camera but alas, the time for us was so short and compact making the opportunity unavailable. I am not really satisfied with the shot but determined to come here again doing some street photography. Human interest here were awesome with lots and lots of story just by looking around you.

My first impression of Bandung street is - its a busy street with various kind of transportation on the road, carrying so many interesting thing other than people in the thin layer of haze...

A honk is always used not to scold other road users but mainly to inform others that they are going to overtake them.

And they carry the goods as big as they can put on their motorcycle...an interesting sight...

This one looked like some sort of furniture carried on his shoulder....still one of the road users....

Goodies and ready to be eaten chips ready to be sold around the city....

Everything moves on the road.
A signboard show a crossed 'S' symbol means no stopping...thats new thing for me..:)

Horses were also and still used as one of the public transport on the road....as a taxi I guess....

Here you can see a lots of security guards who apart from taking care of the building security, they also take care of the road traffic in front of their employer's premises....Thats why the road traffic keep on moving eventhough congested with road users. A great help for the traffic policeman...

Road sellers selling things from food and drinks to souvenirs and maps, moving from car to car...

Can you guess what is this? At first I was wondering what are they going to do with the compressor on the road side.....then I know it was used to pump a bicycle or car tyre. We can see this portable tyre pump on every 500 metres....

What a long number to remember...:)

Lovely signboard caught my attention : "Terimakasih untuk tidak kencing di pagar ini" in front a gate of a house....
which says "Thank you for not peeing at this gate"...
just awesome...hahahha

Dolls awaiting execution time...
Okay, arrived at our destination...Pasar Besar Bandung....now its shopping time....:)


View Jakarta Street stories here
Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-105mm
Location : Bandung, Indonesia

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Pulserian Day Off

Posing of a Pulserian...its a holiday, its a vacation....a day off as a photographer...just enjoyed being photographed instead....:)

Photographed by Eija...

Photographed by Jehan...

But just for a while however....
still I can't let go a beautiful first time moment of my sis like this...hehehe


Photographed by me

All infrared photos edited by me...
Pulse Infrared at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-105mm

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