Sunday, March 23, 2008
As I do have an interest in photojournalistic and documentary type of photography, I have subscribed a 12-month issues of NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER magazine since November 2007. The magazine is the official publication of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Inc, USA (website: http://www.nppa.org/) since 1946.
First, the Nikon D3 adverts do attract my attention. Nikon D3 is a superb camera that allow you to take picture at ISO 6400 with significantly low noise. Most of the time I take photo without using a flash as it looks more natural and nice.I do admit Nikon D3 specs do fulfill my criteria of tools of trade (and hobby).I think Nikon D3 is superior than the Canon EOS 1D Mark III. However, I hope Canon will do something with their EOS 1D series, as I am a Canon fan.
Secondly, I believe that a photojournalist (PJ) does not only take photos of local/national events and breaking news but also bring the attention to the public and policy-maker of certain issue(s) (and of course, this is done within the context of our country). This is what I can understand from the article by Donald R. Winslow in the News Photographer magazine, February 2008 issue ("Poverty and Homelessness: Will the Poor always be with Us?", page 34-49).
Lastly, for more details about NPPA and News Photographer magazine, do visit their website at http://www.nppa.org/.
The interesting point about the Monocle magazine is that it is "a briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design" (the magazine tagline). It has very nice photos to look at (as I do like photojournalistic type of photography).
Saturday, March 22, 2008
My first time eating at Rasa Mas was at their Alamanda Putrajaya branch a few years ago. I did write in their 'suggestion box' to come to Brunei.
Giant Hypermarket Tasik Rimba, the first Giant hypermarket in Brunei, is officially opened by Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Ahmad bin Haji Jumat, Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, on 22 March 2008, Saturday (today).