I love photography! I love photography since I was a kid, however I rarely took photograph, since our family rarely owns camera (due to my daily unprofessional abuse, they always broken in the first year), and film camera requires lots of money to use! Then in 2002 I got my first digital camera point and shot Prolink in 2002. I bought that for about US$ 150, however it dies in 2004. Since then I only use mobile phone camera for everyday shooting.
Then in 2007, I started to borrow compact cameras from my friends and sisters. Until at night on 23rd January 2008, my mom told me that it was embarrassing to borrow camera from others, then I get the Canon EOS 400D.
Believe me, camera has little to nothing to do with picture qualities! It is the photographer that matters! Some of my shots from borrowed compact P/S camera are better than the ones from the 400D!
Most of the picture in my gallery were taken on Magelang and its surrounding, including mt Sumbing, Ketep, mt Merapi, kali Progo, Bandongan (mbandongan). Some are taken on relatively far places such as Cirebon's fisherman dock, forrest in Tuban, Parangtritis beach. I hope I can go overseas to take picture there to complete my gallery, not only Indonesian scenery, but also overseas sceneries.
They are available in different resolution choice such as 1280 x 800, 1024 x 768, 600 x 800 and more, and an image is not always available at selected resolution (due to the cropping). You can use those images freely as computer and mobile phone wallpaper and use it in non-profit use such as schoolwork, university assignment, churches and religious events (yes, they are real free wallpaper!). Just remember, not to remove the copyright notice since it would breach the law!
So, enjoy the gallery here!
Disclaimer: I have no photography degree nor taken photography classes or whatsoever. I learn taking pictures from websites and books I've read. I have no guarantee that my home grown articles are correct!
Photography, is one of the fastest art to made, just point your camera anywhere you want, click the shutter, and see the result.
I have no photography degree and never take any formal photography class. Don't take my words here too seriously. I can't guarantee that they are correct!
Photography needs patience
Photography needs difference aspect of patience compared to the other types of art. Photographer need to wait for the correct lightning, correct expression and many other things to get things exactly they wanted, especially for landscape and wildlife photography. This is different to painting or sculpting, where the artists can make buy or mix the needed colour to express their imagination. Photography teaches us to be patient.
Photography needs skill
Paints are results from painter's imagination, sculptures are from artist's imaginations. The imagination exists on their mind, it will wait there. E.g. the artist's will remember the model's smile and posture and make something better with it. In photography you need skill to learn to make most of available things, e.g. light and models don't wait! You need skills to capture them in the best conditions, e.g. when the model smiles the prettiest or the light shines the best.
Photography teach us to be swift and skilful.
Photography needs creativity
Artists needs to pull out all their imagination and idea to be creative. They will always trying to create something new and they are happy when hearing what others are complementing their masterpiece!
Photography is one of the quickest form of art allows you to see your creative side in an instant! It teach us to dare in experimenting.
Photography needs believe and confidence
And all other arts needs the artists to believe that they can make great art, than they will get them~
Artists also needs to be confident that of their works. Then they will make better ones! With creativity and believe you will be confident!
Some less skilful photographer, like me, needs to shot about 100 times to get 1 OK picture. Photography teaches us to be confident, not trying to duplicate other's work of art, but creating something entirely new.
Photography needs imagination
Your imagination is all photography needs. I have made a technically perfect picture in a nice whether, but it lacks of imagination. So boring! Don't do something like that! Photography teach us dare to imagine!
Photography needs sacrifice
You have to sacrifice your time to get a good pictures, to going out one or two hours a week. It is enough to make good pictures. It teach us to know life better, everything come from a price.
Photography does not need lots of money!
You can get the cheapest camera to make excellent works! When you feel that you really enjoying it, get a better one! So you can print your favourite picture big. Photography teach us to learn the most important thing is the man behind the gun, not the gun itself.
Photography does not need good whether!
You can make good pictures in dark and cloudy sky, just expand your imagination! It teach us that ones can always make something good out of bad situation.
I rarely bring more than one camera its lens. This is my gear that I usually use when taking pictures. This are my gears:
Additional gears that I bring when taking picture on dusk in location that I consider as unsafe:
Method: always wear the stab proof jacket, with stun teaser ready (armed position) on your pocket. Then lock the car's door, and hide inside the car waiting for the right moment. Open the window a little bit to allow the lens to pop out without car's window glass's obstruction.
Then look around to make sure that you are safe. Go out quickly, take pictures, and go back to your car.