at December 9th, 2012, i attended a photo competition. that was my 1st photo competition in my life. i love to taking pictures since i was 7 years old. i remember that i took pictures with my pocket camera back then. maybe i have spent hundreds of film for taking pictures. most of it was “unimportant” and “wasting so much film”, that’s what my father said. even though he was kinda forbid me to continue my activity in photography, he still supported me to train. he trusted me to took pictures when we had a family trip.
at high school, i join photography club, so at college. at college i met wonderful photography lecture. his name is Dewanto Nusantoro. he knows that i love photography, so he trained me hard. with some of his pupils, i often went to National Park to catch beauty of nature and sharpen my instinct. he also the one who introduce me to journalism world through photography.
he and some of his pupils, later i called them brothers, encouraged me to join photo competition. but i never want to join. simple reason. i don’t have SLR camera. but maybe that’s my reason to avoid the competition. why? because i don’t have enough confidence to face another photographer, to face another competitor.
and then last week, my friend fahmi asked me to join a competition. he said that it’s to sharpen my skill. so why should i avoid it? even though i don’t have DSLR camera, i have friends that have DSLR camera to borrow for a while 😛 and here’s my pictures that i submitted on the competition..
but i use to take pictures like this 😛
product, candid, people’s activity, something unusual and nature.. that’s what i love most in photography.. but having a certain subject of photo such a model? i don’t know what should i do 😄
well, no problem i guess. if i never join a competition, how will i know about photography competitions? beside that, before it started, the juror usually gave some tips about photography. even though i’m not win -who am i anyway that could win on the first competition?- but now i know the situations when competition held.
maybe one day, i could find my real “call” on photography..