Fadzly's blog on his photography


All images in this photostream are ©Fadzly Mubin. These images are not free stock, please contact me directly if you would like to use a photograph from my stream. Tel: 019-9210027 Email: fadzlymubin@gmail.com

Taken during the Monsoon Cup 2007, Yatch Race

You know what, shooting with film to me is a bit like fishing actually. Sometimes its more satisfying to just sit on the shore and think about where the fish are and catch one or two than to go all out on a commercial trawler and catch tons of tuna.

The art of photography is more than technique and equipment. It is a dynamic form of communication. So go the extra mile with your work: research your subjects, explore the issues, and focus on educational purpose and politics. Put yourself, and your work, out there on a limb and take a stand. Put it where people can see it and learn from it. Take it to the web, to schools, to the media, to the local governments and institutions in your own back yard. But do SOMETHING other than just accumulate images!

Hi, my name is Fadzly Mubin and I’m from Terengganu, Malaysia a state well known for its beaches. I run a computer and security company and photography is a hobby of mine which I have started about a year ago.

I have a wife, Ayu and I’m a father to a boy Hakim (10 yrs old) and a girl, Syuhada (9 yrs old).

My cameras: Nikon D50, Leica R6, Nikon FM2

You can also view some of my works elsewhere on PhotoSiG, on photo.net/photos/shutterhack and also on Leica User Group Gallery


10 responses

  1. I came across your blog randomly, but I have to say thank you. Your pictures are insanely amazing to look at. I’m currently trying to learn more about photography and trying to get a good grasp at it, and your blogs themselves have already been teaching me so much from the few that I’ve read. They are also really easy to understand compared to some books that I’ve checked out from libraries and so on. I would post this under one of your entries, but I can’t figure out how. Sorry.

    I do have a question though. When taking an inside picture is it better to have the camera set on Auto or Program? I’ve noticed that when in one, the picture will come out kind of blotchy, and in the other it won’t. I’m just curious as to why this happens, and if there is a way to counter that but still be using either of the two settings.


    February 21, 2008 at 6:41 pm

  2. The blotchy spots that appear when you use the Auto mode which is not visible is actually from the noise that occur when the camera increases its ISO setting i.e. the light sensitivity of the sensor inside the camera.

    Auto Mode: The camera automatically increases the ISO which causes more grain (which you called blotch) in the photo. This is more apparent in darker areas.

    Program Mode: The camera sticks to your preset ISO setting which usually the lowest ISO200 or ISO100 depends on camera models.

    In other words more ISO more noise, grain or blotch as yo called it and less ISO gives less noise. I hope my explanation helps you and nor confuse you more.

    Please refer to my posting here for more details:

    February 26, 2008 at 4:35 am

  3. Ohhh ok. Thank you so much! That did help me out. 🙂 I usually take pictures on my digital camera that I have, but tonight my dad was showing me some stuff on a film camera: teaching me about aperatures, focal length, etc. It helped put your ISO/Auto explanation in better perspective.

    March 6, 2008 at 4:34 am

  4. alphanatics

    What a nice blog you have here. Your writings really bring me to deeper thoughts of photography, especially what is a photographer style? What is our identiry? Thanks for inspiring me (and us).

    September 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm

  5. Sorry for the late reply, you can read mjore about me on my flickr profile below

    September 16, 2008 at 6:40 am

  6. Hi,
    i too just stumbled accross your blog but i can’t leave without complimenting you on your pictures. its lovely to see different peoples views on the same subject.
    keep up the good work.

    September 20, 2008 at 8:28 am

  7. Thank you Sandy, it’s an honour and hope to see you around. Take care.

    September 20, 2008 at 8:30 am

  8. Sandy

    thanks for the comment, wasn’t expecting that. i did a variety of blogs on news, maxillofacialsurgery, horses etc etc but i didn’t keep them becuase there wasn’t enough interaction. I love my current blog because i love people looking at my pictures, so with one or no comments i’m going to keep it going – for me 🙂

    thanks for the post.

    September 20, 2008 at 9:07 am

  9. Nice pix. Great blog. Keep taking photographs.


    October 4, 2010 at 5:57 pm

  10. eremophila

    The images and words convey a person with integrity and insight – very refreshing in these jaded times.

    November 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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