This is really for my core module ? Artistic alter ego: I bought my first dslr which also the one I am using now in 2011. It started with pure interest in photography until my working holiday trip in New Zealand. I really like to capture moments and places I go which give me the instant satisfaction like "YES! This photo is good." I aspire to be a National Geographic photographer. Its a long term goal that I am still trying to explore and achieve!
Posted by Su Hwee Lim on Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Artistic alter ego:
I bought my first dslr which also the one I am using now in 2011. It started with pure interest in photography until my working holiday trip in New Zealand. I really like to capture moments and places I go which give me the instant satisfaction like “YES! This photo is good.” The sense of satisfaction drive me further wanting to capture more interesting photos that tells a story or even giving a different perspective about life. The images we took also can be powerful, I came across one of the most iconic images that was taken in the Vietnam War by Eddie Adams who captured a officer execute a prisoner on street. He won a prize for capturing this, however the photo was view differently from the actual story as a result the officer life was ruin because of this image.
Since then I aspire to be a National Geographic photographer. Its a long term goal that I am still trying to explore and achieve! I feel there is a lot of things can be shown through photography that helps the viewer to relate more. Moreover, knowing the background story would deepen the viewer’s understanding and sometimes provoke self-reflection and thinking.
Behind the scene
In the livestream, I wanted to portray that I am in the wild to capturing photograph of the wild animal. Since the steaming is live must as well film it like a National Geographic channel! The small little yellow rectangular was to mimic logo from their youtube videos. I had a hard time thinking how to actually keep it on that corner until I found this wire that I tie it to my selfie stick.
The sound of lion was also played on the background add on to mimic wildlife. It was film at Japanese Garden where there is small hill and I was literally running on the slope! I was quite lucky that I did a trial test before the actual filming. The words that I wrote that appear on Facebook livestream recording was a flip image so the actual props I wrote it on a translucent paper and flip.
Overall, I enjoyed the process even though I was a little lost in the beginning. I face many challenges during the filming like initially the ending of National Geographic logo should be dropping in and I will be within the yellow rectangle taking photos. (ending with a more cool way) However there are many constrain such as the wind was keep blowing and because of that my props are falling apart. Still, I really like the outcome although is not perfect but imperfections makes it more natural. I had some fun too!