Posts by MinMohd
Posts by MinMohd:
Go on and take a walk. Feel the morning sun, feel the wind blows, hear the birds sings, hear the crickets chirping. And listen to your heart.
I have created a new category under PL365 where I will share my favourite photos from ProjectLife 365 that I am currently doing. From time to time, I will also share my thoughts/findings/news about the project here. Talking about news, I was surprised and delighted at the same time when I got to know that I am chosen as one of the artist in the “We Love our Artist” category. That is really good news to me. You can check it out here. It is such an honour to be included. And also one of my image (top left) was chosen to be featured by the good people at “Over” recently. Double joy!!!
So Inspired – Week 8/52 M4HP
I live in the city. I work an 8 hour job at the office. During weekdays, usually there’s nothing for me to photograph except city life which is completely a disaster, at least for me. Everyone is either running/walking so fast while texting on their mobile. Life is fast and furious here. Anisah, my youngest is usually with her dad during the weekends. My oldest is busy with her university life (no, I’m not that old). My second has extra activity at the school on weekends. No children to photograph. So I am always stuck with ideas when it comes to my photography project, and in this case my 52 project, a photo a week with My Four Hens Photography. Have you been to the flickr group? You should. I tell ya!!!! I am completely in awe. Full of talented artist and photographers!!!! Some of the works shown are amazingly beautiful and I am glad that I am part of the community! and it’s not too late if you want to join, it’ll be fun!
So back to my main subject here, I don’t have kids to photograph, what should I do? I can complain but work still needs to be done. I told Azlan, we need to move somewhere near the mountains. Azlan just smiled. He always smiles whenever I complain. You just need to work with whatever it is that you have. See things differently. Let your mind wander. That’s what he said to me.
It was raining all day long today. I wanted to take some outdoor photos but had to cancelled my plan since it was raining heavily. So in the end, I made tea and took out two slices of scrumptious butter cake (given by mum) and ended taking pictures in our ‘blue room”. I use only a small space of that room, believe me, you would not want to see the whole room!!
I am happy with the result, what more can I say, and the butter cake was really delicious too!
Life have been pretty slow lately. Another 2 more days and my parents will be back from their umrah. Can’t wait!! I have been cooking since my mum is not around. Some days when I’m in the mood, I’ll cook something special but on the other day when I am not up to it, just clear tomyam soup will do. Anisah, my youngest can eat at least 3 plates of rice whenever I cooked tomyam, her favourite dish. Just the soup and she is happy! She is really a simple girl.
It’s a long weekend here, I’ll be catching up on reading some of the new books that I’ve bought from Kinokuniya, particularly the book in the image above. The theme for My Four Hens Photography Project 52 in 2013 is Light. The image is taken beside my bedroom window. I like it to be simple to show that with just a little hint of light your image can turn into something so beautiful. Oh yeahh and I did used my bed sheet to add some texture to it. And to those who is curious to what is happening to my Project Life 365 (yeaah I am doing 2 projects this year), you can see it here.
And to the Chinese friends, Happy Chinese New Year from us at MinMohdPhotography!
And I am officially addicted to this KOPI from WonderMilk….
You know that one place where you keep returning to. The buildings, the food and the people, everything about it just brings back fond memories when you were a kid. As for me, I always find myself wanting to go back to Melaka, my mum’s hometown. The scenery and landscape has changed a lot since, a lot of new shophouses being built at the place where I once played with my friends. It makes me sad but that’s how life is. My late grandma and grandpa, I do miss them a lot. I remembered spending time with them at the beach eating mee goreng mamak which at that time costs only around RM1.50-RM2.50. I remember at that time everyone remembers the name of every person living in that village. Life was pretty simple.
This is now. Pictures taken in Melaka, some in the town itself and some in front of Klebang Besar Beach, my puddle of mud.
Selamat Hari Wilayah! 1st February, we went to KLIA to send our parents, sisters and niece for their Umrah trip. We had a lot of spare time since we reached the airport much-much earlier than the departure time. It wasn’t until 2 in the morning that they took their flight (we reached KLIA at 7pm). Most of us were there to send them. It was a mixed feeling of both joy and sad. We are happy for them that they are going to Mekah for Umrah but at the same time it was quite sad seeing them leave for 12 days. And it meant much more to Abid, our nephew (boy in the green and orange shirt), a seven year old boy have to bid farewell to his mother and sister. It will be a long wait for him.
To them we wish, Selamat Pergi dan Selamat Pulang. Insha’Allah. God willing.
All photos shot with 50mm.
Engagement of Ain & Aizuddin at Cheras, Kuala Lumpur on 27 January 2013.
I complained a lot. I complained when the weather is too hot. I complained when the weather is too cold. I complained about the traffic jam while driving to work (Azlan is such a good listener). I complained when people drives too fast. I complained that I am too fat. When I’m too skinny, I get complains from everybody else. So, what’s the deal? When will we ever stop complaining about everything. I know girls complain (it’s their nature) but lately I’ve seen that men complain a lot too!! Why don’t we all stop complaining for a week? Let’s make it a goal for one week. Try not to complain about anything. Try to keep your mouth (or my mouth shut). Let’s do this. Don’t complain about anything in a week. Share with me the result after a week, if you like to here.
And yes, I am not complaining when my image is again chosen as the eye candy for week 3/52. You can read and see all the eye candy HERE.
Good things happened when you least expected it. I received a “SHOUT OUT” from the kind people at the Project Life 365. I am really grateful and excited to be part of a GLOBAL community full of creative people. The best is yet to come!
#resolution #you_today #optimistic #graceful #view – Week 1 of PL365
#resolution #you_today #optimistic #graceful #view – Week 1 of PL365
We both have a full time job and most of our time is spent in the office. It’s not that interesting but we promised ourselves that we’ll do whatever it takes to take one photo a day with our iPhone/dslr. And with PL365 daily challenges, things get really interesting. We get to notice things that we would have never noticed before we started the project. We became aware of our surroundings. The best thing is we get to do it together and that’s when things start to get fun. Together we try to capture the moments that best fits the daily challenges. The weekends is always the best part, because we get to go out a little farther and have a mini adventure of our own.
Once again, I will be joining My Four Hens Photography for the Project 52 Week in 2013. Last year I was so caught up with work and family and only managed to stay until week 28!! I really hope that I can finish the project this time!!
The theme for week 1 would be “Time”.
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” – Lao Tzu
I want to have time to do all the things that I like. I will create time for this.
It’s the first day of the year for 2013.
A whole new chapter for you to rewrite.
A whole new adventure worth seeking.
A whole new path worth taking.
This is the first entry for 2013.
I want to do something different for a change.
Change is good.
A 365 Days, 52 weeks photo project is also good.
A Project Life 365 with iPhone and 52 weeks with my D700.
A Project Life 365 is a photo a day challenge that helps you to develop your visual literacy. This is going to be very exciting and I look forward to it!! You may check out projectlife365 to find out more.
As for my 52 weeks, it will also be very challenging. I’ve failed with my 52 week photo in 2012. OK, failed is a very big word. Let’s just say between juggling work in the office and being a mom and a wife, and throw in “lack of ideas” sometimes, sadly I had to stop the project. But, it’s 2013, let’s start fresh. I challenge myself to finish these two projects. Let the game begins!!! And for that I have downloaded a few iPhone apps to help remind me of the task that I need to finish on that day. (I am not sure if they have it for Android user).
The first one is Photo365. It’s like having your own personal trainer but the difference is this one remind you to take photo a day. Not 200 seat ups but just a photo a day. Seems very easy, right? You can read about it more on the website.
The second I found to be a little bit more interesting, at least to me. It’s called Streaks. Streaks tracks the consecutive days it takes to reach a certain goal. For each day that you accomplish your task, you mark it on the Streaks calendar, motivating yourself to keep the streak going! Miss a single day, and the streak starts over. You can almost do anything to motivate yourself. You want to quit smoking, use streaks. You want to learn how to cook, use streaks. There’s no limit to what you can do with this little motivator.
But you know what Mr. Henry Ford say, whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right!! No amount of apps in the world can help you achieve your goals if you, yourself are not willing to do it in the first place.
With that, I bid you goodbye and do remember, it’s the journey that matters in the end.
p/s SHARING is caring and I am so happy to share my ongoing projects with you. Please follow any of the links below if you want to stalk me. I welcome you all!!!
INSTAGRAM #projectlife365 at @minmohd
FLICKR 52 week project at fotomin.
TWITTER at minmohdphotog
TUMBLR at helloiammin
FACEBOOK at minmohdphotography
While you’re there, why not say HI to me. I love it when people comment and say kind and nice things, it really makes my day!! I will also return the same, no problem.
Good times with my daughter. I love every moment spent with her. Time flies really fast, before you know it, she’ll be all grown up. At least I have these photographs to cherish forever.
1. Everything is possible.
2. Life is very short. Go do what it is that you have been yearning to do. Forget about those little voices that say you cannot do it. If you fail, at least you’ve learned something. For example, I am not good at keeping up with personal photography projects. I started out to do a 52 weeks photography project but than was unable to keep up because of family commitment and whatnot. Maybe I’ll try again in 2013. No fret!
3. Repeat after me, if I don’t go out and shoot stuff, I will never get better.
4. Read more books. Not only books on photography but on all subjects. As a photographer you really need an open mind and an open heart. Learn to see things differently. Gather inspiration from all the books you’ve read. Grow great minds!!
5. Always stay positive no matter what circumstances you’re in. You can plan but know in your heart that Allah is the best planner. Have faith and never stop to doa.
6. Technical perfection is not the goal of photography; seeing life is. – Ellis Vener.
7. That it’s OK to say no to photography work that don’t interest me much, so far I have politely declined few offers that does not suit me.
These are some of the lessons I’ve learned throughout the year 2012. Some are photography related and some are not. What are the best lesson that you’ve learned this year? I would love to hear some…
p/s You may download the image above to use as desktop image on your computer. If you want to use it via your personal blog, please link it back to the original post or the original link at minmohd.com and yes, I love to receive credits for my work. As always, the images are for your personal use only and I shall retain the copyright,….hope you like it (:
…..are the things that you can photograph the best and unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art. It’s always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary…it never occurred to me to leave home to make art.- Sally Mann.
These are photos of my youngest daughter, Anisah, taken during last weekend. We were at Port Dickson for a family day and stayed at the Avillion Beach Resort. The weather that evening was lovely and Anisah was in a very good mood. Having Sally Mann’s philosophy in my head since the day I laid my eyes on her work had been my goal for that evening. Everyday and ordinary is what I am aiming for in my work these days. Nothing make my heart sings other than to capture my sweet Anisah the way I see her that day. Just like Anisah…
If something goes wrong, it will go wrong. Who cares? And more important, what if something goes right? You just as well might succeed as well as you might fail. – Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity, set your own rules, live the life you want and change the world.
Sometimes all you need to do is to believe in yourself and trust that everything is going to work out fine in the end. A lot of people out there are just waiting for you to fail and stop doing whatever it is that you are doing. They are always there to give you ‘free’ advises that can dampened your spirit.
Allah made you unique. You are you. No one can be you. Your work is unique because only you can produced the work you do. No one else. No one else. Do not try to be like the rest. Do not follow the rest of the group. Only you know yourself best. Only you know which ‘medicine’ is good for you. Do not live the life of others. Be yourself. Be genuine. Don’t be a second cover version of somebody else.
Stop comparing yourself with others. Your journey is different. Your life experience, the books you read, the songs you listened to is different than mine, the choices you made in the end makes you who you are now. So celebrate that.
Don’t confuse popularity with quality…….everything that shines ain’t gold.