Before jumping into photographs of my usual, weekly, now getting more and more predictable shutter therapy sessions, I shall divert your attention to Rizki Skema Maulana, an awesome, young and talented photographer who has just self-published a mini magazine, .IMG. The .IMG project is a collective of photographs from a group of KL street photographers, many of whom I have shot alongside with frequently for the past few years!
And of course, the man behind the project himself, Rizki Skema Maulana
The man himself, Rizki and his beautiful street photographs in PRINT!
The mini magazine showcases some of the best photos from the above-mentioned photographers, and you the coolest part about being friends with these guys? I was standing next to some of them while the photos were being taken! Yeap, I knew exactly where, when and how some of the images came to be, and it was such a surreal thing to see these cool images made into prints! If you want to get your hands on the .IMG magazine, kindly contact Rizki at rizkimaulana93 [at] gmail [dot] com
Now, back to my weekly, report of shutter therapy sessions.
My weapon of choice for today's street shooting was the Olympus PEN E-P5, and the humble kit lens, 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Pancake Zoom lens. I just thought, screw all the technicalities and just not think too much, but focus on the street moments, and capturing beautiful scenes. Sharpness, technical perfection are not the main agenda of the day.
Many of you may have known from my previous few blog entries that I have been away from KL, working outstation at various locations, such as Malacca, Johor and Penang for the past few weekends. I have not been shooting on KL streets for more than a month now! I know I have been shooting at KL for so many years already, but not being around for so many weeks, I started to miss the KL streets badly. I was so glad I was able to roam the KL streets this morning, and oh boy, my finger went trigger happy. I think I have gotten quite a few shots that I actually liked.
All images were taken with Olympus PEN E-P5 and kit lens 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
The Lady in Yellow
Baby Passing By
They Kept The Streets Clean
A Cat Lover
Portrait of a Stranger
The Walking Stick
Shop Not Opened Yet
Colors at Random
The Man in the Yellow Suit (Ok, bad Reverse Flash reference, but yeah!)
It was quite a dull, cloudy morning, and lighting was not very encouraging, but there was an upside to that too, it was quite comfortable walking around, and as I tracked my route with my GPS enabled phone, I found that I have walked a total of more than 10KM! Imagine, one street shooting session and I have walked that much, that is one good way to stay fit, if you ask me. More reasons for you to pick up that camera, and start to head out for a shutter therapy session.
Next to a Leica
Loving my NEW BAG!!!
My weekend is NOT over yet. Tomorrow, I am joining the huge photography group, PSPJ (Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya) to a full day photography shooting outing! My hands are still itchy to shoot more photos, and I just can't wait to continue the shutter therapy.
To those who say only prime lenses are suitable for street shooting, think again. I think the kit lens does just fine, and I am perfectly happy with the results I have obtained!
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