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Sunset at the North Pole.




















Photographed during the week of May 11, 2009

This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.

A scene you will probably never get to see in person, so take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.

And, you also see the
sun below the moon .

An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated. You may want To pass it on to others so they can enjoy it.

The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:

'When someone shares with you something of value, you have an obligation to share it with others!'

Hence, I blog (:


Think creative, be creative!

Hey everyone. Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur will be having a design conference organized by MSC Malaysia from 7th untill 9th December 2009. Those interested joining the conference, log on to http://www.mscmalaysia.my/topic/Kre8tif to secure your seat. See you there. =)

2,500 USD for grab, anyone?

Hi everyone. Here i am again. Its time for photography competition! KL Photoawards comeptition is calling for entries with 2,500 USD as 1st prize. Closing date is on 31st March 2010. The theme - portraits. Interested? For more info log on to :

http://www.klphotoawards.com/index2.html

Top 10 Lies told to Naive Artists and Designers

Hey guys. I got this from infested_ysy, a lowyat forumer and i thought it might be usefull to share this with all of you. Happy reading. =)





Top 10 Lies told to Naive Artists and Designers
- by Mark W. Lewis

1 "Do this one cheap (or free) and we'll make it up on the next one."
No reputable business person would first give away their work and time or merchandise on the hope of making it up later. Can you imagine what a plumber would say if you said "come in, provide and install the sink for free and next time we'll make it up when we need a sink." You would be laughed at! Also the likelyhood is that if something important came along, they wouldn't use you.

2 "We never pay a cent until we see the final product."
This is a croc, unless the person is leaving the door open to cheat you out of your pay. Virtually every profession requres a deposit or incremental payment during anything but the smallest project. Once you have a working relationship, you may work out another arrangement with a client. But a new client should not ask you to go beyond an initial meeting and, perhaps some preliminary sketches without pay on the job!

3 "Do this for us and you'll get great exposure! The jobs will just pour in!"
Baloney. Tell a plumber "Install this sink and my friend will see and you'll get lots of business!" Our plumber friend would say "You mean even if I do a good job I have to give my work away to get noticed? Then it isn't worth the notice." Also the guy would likely brag to everyone he knows about how this would normally cost (X) dollars, but brilliant businessman that he is he got if for free! If anyone calls, they'll expect the same or better deal.

4 On looking at sketches or concepts: "Well, we aren't sure if we want to use you yet, but leave your material here so I can talk to my partner/investor/wife/clergy."You can be sure that 15 minutes after you leave he will be on the phone to other designers, now with concepts in hand, asking for price quotes. When you call back you will be informed that your prices were too high and Joe Blow Design/Illustration will be doing the job. Why shouldn't they be cheaper? You just gave them hours of free consulting work! Until you have a deal, LEAVE NOTHING CREATIVE at the clients office.

5 "Well, the job isn't CANCELLED, just delayed. Keep the account open and we'll continue in a month or two."
Ummm, probably not. If something is hot, then not, it could be dead. It would be a mistake to *not* bill for work performed at this point and then let the chips fall where they may! Call in two months and someone else may be in that job. And guess what? They don't know you at all.....

6 "Contract? We don't need no stinking contact! Aren't we friends?"Yes, we are, until something goes wrong or is misunderstood, then you are the jerk in the suit and I am that idiot designer, then the contract is essential. That is, unless one doesn't care about being paid. Any reputable business uses paperwork to define relationships and you should too.

7 "Send me a bill after the work goes to press."
Why wait for an irrelevant deadline to send an invoice? You stand behind your work, right? You are honest, right? Why would you feel bound to this deadline? Once you deliver the work and it is accepted, BILL IT. This point may just be a delaying tactic so the job goes through the printer prior to any question of your being paid. If the guy waits for the job to be printed, and you do changes as necessary, then he can stiff you and not take a chance that he'll have to pay someone else for changes.

8 "The last guy did it for XXX dollars."
That is irrelevant. If the last guy was so good they wouldn't be talking to you, now would they? And what that guy charged means nothing to you, really. People who charge too little for their time go out of business (or self-destruct financially, or change occupations) and then someone else has to step in. Set a fair price and stick to it.

9 "Our budget is XXX dollars, firm."
Amazing, isn't it? This guy goes out to buy a car, and what, knows exactly what he is going to spend before even looking or researching? Not likely. A certain amount of work costs a certain amount of money. If they have less money (and you *can*) do less work and still take the job. But make sure they understand that you are doing less work if you take less money that you originally estimated. Give fewer comps, simplify, let them go elsewhere for services (like films) etc.

10 "We are having financial problems. Give us the work, we'll make some money and we'll pay you. Simple."
Yeah, except when the money comes, you can expect that you will be pretty low on the list to be paid. If someone reaches the point where they admit that the company is in trouble, then they are probably much worse off than they are admitting to. Even then, are you a bank? Are you qualified to check out their financials? If the company is strapped to the point where credit is a problem through credit agencies, banks etc. what business would you have extending credit to them. You have exactly ZERO pull once they have the work. Noble intentions or not, this is probably a losing bet. But if you are going to roll the dice, AT LEAST you should be getting additional money for waiting. The bank gets interest and so should you. That is probably why the person is approaching you; to get six months worth of free interest instead of paying bank rates for credit and then paying you with that money. Don't give away money.


Now, this list wasn't meant to make anyone crazy or paranoid, but is designed to inject some reality into the fantasy.

You are GOING to be dealing with people who are unlike yourself. Their motivations are their own and their attitudes are probably different than yours. There are going to be demands, problems, issues and all the hassles that go with practically ANY work/job/money situation. Too many times I see the sad example of someone walking in to a situation with noble intentions and then getting royally screwed, because what they see as an opportunity and a labor of love, the other party sees as something else entirely, not at all romantic or idealized, but raw and simple.

How can you deal with this stuff and still do good creative work? Good question. THIS is why an education is important. You learn, out of the line of fire, how to deal with the art at it's own level and also how to deal with the crap that surrounds it. You may have tough teachers and think that it can't be worse, but wait until a business person has a hundred grand riding on your art! Then you will know what "demanding" means. You will then thank all those tough teachers for building up the calluses that enable you to enjoy the job rather than just feeling like it is all a big waste of time!

In the end, working commercially, being a terrific artist is about 25% of the task. If that is the only part of the task that you are interested in, do yourself a favor. Don't turn "pro."

Used camera gears, anyone interested?

Sorry la bout the chatbox, i'm not sure myself how to do it. Thats why we have our own webmaster, which is Andy, & Samantha to help him out ( the way it suppost to be ). Maybe i'll try look around on how to do it later.

Anyways, we already in new semester. Hooray!! Have everyone checked your results? Wish you guys all the best. Since this new semester is all about photography, having your own gear is quite essential. Well normally, photographers dont like to share their stuff with others. Also, when you have your own gear, you can easily adjust your settings without having trouble look around in the menu for the thing you wanted to change. Nobody wants to miss a shot during a football game right? As minimum as entry level body & kit lens will do wonders for you once you know how to tackle it. Yeap, things doesnt come cheap in photography field but doesnt mean you always have to buy new sets of equipments. A used ones in good condition is another option you can look for.

I'm sure everyone knows about e-bay & lelong.com online site, where buying made easy through online deals. Plus, online deals normally, can say almost all the time, is cheaper than shops. There are a lot conman out there, and i'm aware of that. Thats why i prefer to use cash on delivery (COD) method for online purchase. Reason why? At least i get the chance to examine the stuff first before pay with my hard earn cash. It can be a new or used items. Those items warranty is based on original buyer's date of purchase. Just make sure they give their receipt together with you. If the items warranty period is over for the item you wanted to purchase, normally the seller will give certain amount of period as seller's personal warranty. If anything goes wrong, you can always return to seller & get your cash back. Just make sure the seller have a good rating before you purchase from them!

Here some links for you guys to check out the stuff you need,

- Lowyat
- Shutterasia
- Shashinki
- Yamiya


Happy shopping!

Chat Box??????

Zaidi, chat box kat mane haaaa????
Damn... Sorry.. Wasn't aware of the chat box... ekeke...
Can you help with that? Or tell me where to find it... Let me pandai a little bit...
Hahahaha...

Anyway, i want to share something that is very important... A reminder to me and everyone...

Please respect our lecturers ya... When they are talking,
please listen, please don't be selfish, or worse, ignorant...
They are trying and giving their best to deliver and educate us...
Be appreciative... Learn to listen...
Believe me... You missed one point, you will blend the information wrong...
Then you will always question some questions that had been answered...

If you like talking, there's always moment to talk...
A little bit of chit chat here and there is normal, we are human...

But when those who's listening is trying so hard to listen...
And they could not concentrate...
That is disturbance...
Again, when you have something to say, pick the right moment...
Even to joke around, not all the time...
This has been going on since first semester...
and I personally feel disappointed and disturbed...
because we should be crazy...
we should be creative..
we should let our mind free...
but we should never ignore professionalism in learning process....

So please... respect your lecturers and colleagues, they are not just your teachers and friends... without them, you can never have experience you are having now... so...

Grow Up... Think Wise... Make Good Decision.

Again, this is just something i would like to share so that, we could all enjoy the learning experience effectively.... don't you want to be fast knowledge absorber? I want...

p/s: guys, lets start new blog... for new semester... this one is longgggggggggggg!!!!

Everyone Connects ! !

Hoho.. New layout i see. Nice. But i couldnt find the chatbox anywhere. Did you deleted it by accident?

Back to title, i'm sure everyone knows about it right? Remember the advertisement where the paper guy try to cross to another building from window & stuck in the middle of the string between 2 building? And everyone use every method they could came out with to blow him to the other side of the building? Personally, i think the advertisement is very interesting & creative plus, their theme song is nice too. The big event was held on 21 November at Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL. Over 5,000 people gathered at the event, which also streamed live from their website and viewed by almost 780,000 web users across the nation!

Sadly, things didnt go out as planned for me. I intended to visit the exhibition at Jalan Duta, the one Sri mention in her post on 21st morning, then go to the everyone connects event after lunch time or maybe in the evening. And as usual, something came up & responsibility calls for duty. Oh well... maybe luck is just not on my side - for the time being.



Anyways, the link to the website,

Everyone Connects !!



Also to those who have not watch the ads, watch it. I'm sure you guys will learn something from it.


video

ENJOY !



I know. Thx! xD

New looks! Hope You Don't Mind....

Guys, hehehe... Sorry i changed the look without consulting anyone...

I hope you guys like it. If not, don't afraid to say so. I will change it to the original one.

Hehee.. Thank you!

Art Expo Malaysia 09

Guys, try to get your ass's to this place for this Expo. Free admission!
This would be a good exposure for us. Don't miss out!!

Venue :MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre
Jalan Khidmat Usaha, Off Jalan Duta
Kuala Lumpur

Date & Time :19 - 22 Nov 2009, 10.30am - 7.30pm
23 Nov 2009, 10.30am - 5.00pm

Contact :(03)7728-3677 / (012)206-1345
Fax :03-77285677
URL :www.artexpomalaysia.com

THE International Art Expo Malaysia is where Art's at. Old and New, East and West. Whatever forms, whatever styles, whatever media. Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, Assemblages, Installations, New Media (Digital Art). Astonishing artworks from all over the world - Asia, Europe - Eastern and Western, the United States, Central America. A true United Nations of the Art People from all over the world every November since 2007. A unique feature is its Tribute Pavilion to Living Legend Artists honouring Malaysians and fellow Asian titans of art. It's a place not only to SEE Art but be a part of the whole ART experience. Buying, selling, networking, building bridges, sharing expertise and ideas and most of all, having FUN. It's Malaysia's best known INTERNATIONAL art event.

Fun Facts About Fish

Hello guys...and Happy Holidays....!!!

Eventhough its holiday, we should never stop thinking and learning... hmm, so skema ee?? Wakaka... Sorry... Didn't mean to be soooo..... like this... hahaha.... so, the reason why I am writing this is because I want to share something with everyone. Hehe, why fish? I think fish are very interesting creature. They live in water, which is very opposite with us, so imagine if we are fish. How does it feel to be a fish or water creatures? How does it feel to have very complicated design and colors on our body? Note that one okay....

I was playing this game called Feeding Frenzy, and at the end of each game, this fun fact will pop out and here we go...... (please download the game, its kind of kiddish and funny but it help me build up my knowledge about fish, its quite cool i can say, hehe)

Jelly fish, have you ever wonder or have questions about how jelly fish swims, or move? Well, I never thought of that, I just know they sort of like pushing in and out upwards.... Haha... If you know what I mean, hihi... well, I just found out, many jellyfish are vertical commuters, they sink to deep water during the sunniest part of the day and move back to the surface to feed ot other times.... mmm..



Despite their delicate appearance, puffer fish have bony mouthplates that help them crunch up shellfish, crabs or any other creatures that end up in their mouth. So how to they expand their body? The stomach of a puffer fish is pleated, like a scottish kilt. Hehe, amazing huh??


Down here is a Marlin. Do you know how a Marlin feed himself? He will whack his bills around to stun prey that is swimming in a school (a group of fish).



I think everyone knows this one, this is Lion Fish. What is interesting about them? Hmm, i don't know if this is interesting enough, but they do most of their hunting at night. Why? Google la...

And this one is pretty interesting, this fish is called the Tiny Goby. This is the smallest fish in the world. It doesn't say in the world but i assumed it is. If anyone knows is not, please correct me. This fish only grows about 1/2 inch long. Hurm... tiny yea...
Haha, Finding Nemo group? You guys loveeeeee fish don't chaa???? Ngeheee......

Bad logos.


For viewers 18 and above only too.
(We need to set some rules around here)
















































MEGAFLICKS.


































KIDS EXCHANGE





Nah, Just kidding.
Enjoy your one week hols' people! (:

Photography 101 - HDR

Another babbling about photography (yeah i know). This time is about HDR. HDR is a technique requires editing the image using multiple exposure & combine them into one to create a painting-like image (or sometimes is used to solve hard lighting situation - example shooting in a tunnel towards the tunnel exit without overexposed outside of the tunnel & at same time preserve sufficient details of inside the tunnel). I'll save the rest of the explanation to this great website thanks to my best pal who gave me this link.

http://www.stuckincustoms.com/

Enjoy =)


p/s : Mr Charles, this is for you.

Photo Manipulation

Well, here i am again. This time its about photo manipulation. As you may already know, digital photography is no longer is from what you see. Now days, its normal for photos to be edited, normally to enhance the image, recover bad photos or to give more impact. Depends on individual creativity, people bring it to another level of editing photos by manipulate those images to create new type of photography. To an extend, fine art & design principle were added in to bring originality for their portfolio. As a result, a blend of multiple art line is mixed into one. Where the sky is the only limit, here some links i can share.

http://www.freshbump.com/category/photo-manipulation/
http://www.crazyleafdesign.com/blog/milk-photography/

For the sake of art learning, WARNING!! 18 & ABOVE ONLY!! - Andy, Sok Pen, Dhista stay away ok? =P

Inspiration #3



Originally uploaded by Samantha.

Buying a DSLR

I know i gave my suggestion which camera to buy but i never explain anything about the difference between each brand. Each brand has its pros & cons. As all of u may already know, Nikon & Canon is the leading brand for SLR's currently.

Nikon is well known for portrait as it gives natural skin tone. But Nikon's entry level camera body dont support all type of lens. Also, to reduce shake during photoshoot, Vibration Reduction function (VR) is used. To use the function, u have to buy the expensive VR lens.

Canon in the other hand, excel in sports, or in other words capturing moving objects. Another good thing about Canon is, all canon DSLR using CMOS sensor, producing nice photo image. The downside is on its shake reduction system. Same as Nikon, Canon's system of shake reduction is with its lens. The Image Stabiliser (IS) lens price range is just about the same as Nikon's VR lens.

Beside those 2, there are other brands which you can consider to buy. For example, Olympus is good in landscaping while Sony is more to portraiture as well. Both brand has camera body built in shake reduction, which will save you a lot from buying shake reduction lens. In other words, even the normal lens without shake reduction also can become shake reduction lens. The difference between these 2 brand is in its system. Olympus uses the four-third system while Sony use the same system as Nikon & Canon.

I've been using Sony DSLR for almost 2 years now & looking forward upgrading my gear before next semester starts. Sony offer low price & good function compare to others in entry & intermediate level. Its true Sony is new in DSLR field, but the technology they have in DSLR now is improvement of Konica-Minolta, which they bought over the company years ago. Despite the great specifications they have, such as fast autofocus (AF) in live view mode (LV) & tilt lcd screen, they lack built quality in their kit lens. Slow focusing & chromatic aberration is the thing you might get in the older kit lens (like mine).

Conclusion is, there is no such thing as the perfect brand. Its you who make the difference, not the camera. Go to camera shop & try it all before choosing the one that suit you best. Get the feel & choose the ones with best specs with great value for money. Happy camera hunting =)

For those who trying to figure out the price, here some links as your guide.


http://yamiya.com.my/store/

http://shashinki.com/shop/


If you dont mind buying used stuff, you can check out this link,


http://www.shutterasia.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41

Revenge Of The Broken Heart

My animation. Enjoy =)


video

- Muhammad Norzaidi -
- 0907Z6767 -

Everything Changes On Earth 12-21-2012

I dont know if u guys had watch this or not...
If haven't plz watch..

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HbCaBknB-o

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkneEtPZOqs&feature=related

part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QrScbRNiEk&feature=fvw

Feeling thirsty? Free water for u guys...






Found this image from one website which i forgot its url. Was searching for Elly Tran Ha's pictures but this images came out instead. =.=!

Smart Doraemon !!!!! cool !!

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XXL Restaurant.