I am shooting photo and video for an international client in a 5-star hotel in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. This assignment involved a lot of planning and pre-production to make sure the setup is right and everything runs smoothly today. The assignment included multi-camera, continuous recording of a live event with 100+ people and several interviews.
Recently I shot a photo story for Oxfam Australia in Lombok, Indonesia. I also edited the images as a multimedia slideshow, including additional video footage and audio recordings.
It is always interesting to work with multimedia and to see how certain photos, that might not be powerful enough to be used individually, take a strong role once they get added to a sequence.
I am the only professional photographer who is a member of these organizations in Indonesia.
While these two organizations are based in the US and their services are mostly oriented to photographers working stateside, I think it is worth it to pay the membership dues to support their work towards protecting copyright and other collective interests.
I set high standards for my work and my service, so being a member of these organizations helps me to continually improve my skills. I also subscribe to both organizations’ codes of ethics (ASMP’s & NPPA’s).
There might be many people out there claiming to be photographers, but how professional are they? They might be unreliable or simply disregard basic ethical standards while working on a story.
You can remove uncertainty out of the equation when you work with a certified professional photographer and video producer. Let’s work together!
Today marks the beginning of the month of Ramadhan, holy to Muslims around the world, including about 200 million Indonesians. For a month, followers of Islam fast from dawn until sunset.
As the bright lights of this Jakarta mall reminded, if you’re feeling hungry (and/or cranky, they usually go together), just keep calm
and carry on.
I’m back to Jakarta. Back to Indonesia!
And just three days later, I’m getting ready to go on an assignment in Lombok (next to Bali). I barely had time to recover from my jet lag (12-hour time difference from Haiti) and here we are, on the run again! Continue reading