Gili Trawangan Photoshoot – A Short Photographic Escape

At one of a lifestyle photo session lunch break, my client had a spontaneous idea about doing a getaway photoshoot at lombok island. I thought it was just joke, so I didn’t take it seriously at first. But two weeks later, she called me to confirm the photoshoot and asked …

Nikkor AF-S 40mm f/2.8 DX Macro – Small Wonder

Got this neat little baby from a friend who’s migrating to ‘F’ brand the other day. All of her other gears were already sold, except this one. When she gave an offer with a very difficult to resist price (and maybe because she was just so pretty that day), my …

Keputih Bamboo Forest & Harmony Garden – The City’s Hidden Gem

I’ve heard about this place quite some time ago, but it’s only recently i actually had the chance to come in person and even did some photo session there, with awesome results 😀  ‘Hutan Bambu Keputih’ & ‘Taman Harmoni Keputih’ (Keputih Bamboo Forest & Harmony Garden), is somewhat hidden gem to the city. …

The Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G – I’m Impressed!

It’s been a while since my last post…well, let’s catch up! 😀  A couple months ago, i was thinking about getting a telephoto lens for portraiture use, and was torn between a 70/80-200 zoom and 85mm prime lens. Since my budget was rather limited, for now only one can be prioritised. After a ‘long and …

The PC-Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 – An Old New Favourite

I’ve been looking for this lens for quite some time, but got the chance to own one only recently. As you might know, my educational background was architecture. Naturally, architectural photography is one of my favourite genre.  Involving larger-than-human scale subjects, it requires a wide or ultrawide angle lenses.  I already have the ultrawide, …

Capturing the Competition – WNBL Surabaya Edition 2015

A fellow photographer called, asking whether I’m available at 22 & 24 January 2015. He said that he’s supposed to come to Surabaya with a female basketball team from Jakarta to take pictures of their competition at DBL arena. Due to circumstances, he couldn’t make it and offered me to replace him as …

A New Partner in Crime : Nikon D750

Recently i’ve been thinking about upgrading my current gear into a technically better one.  Moving to an FX (Full-Frame sized sensor) camera body is one of my consideration. I’ve been a DX user for years, and while it’s already good enough for most of my photography,  I think it’s about …

Judging Women Expo 2013’s Photo Competition

During one of my photo assignments, my old colleague friend, Mrs. Reny Widya called and asked me to be one of the judge of  Women Expo 2013 Photo Competition, held by IWAPI Jatim (an organization of east java’s female entrepreneurs) at Jatim Expo on October 6th, 2013.  The theme of …

Guinness Arthur’s Day 2013 Surabaya – SteelHeart & FireHouse

Yeah, they’re coming again!! “Guinness Arthur’s Day” was visiting Surabaya for the third time on 17 October 2013. After previously featuring Mr. BIG & CREED, this year they brought two pop-rock bands, STEELHEART & FIREHOUSE, to the table. These two was really popular in early 90’s (that’s my younger days …