Greetings !

a winter sunset, captured on a lovely sunset during winter..

“Photography is the art, science and practice of creating images by recording light.” Simply stated, it is “Drawing With Light”

Mankind has been maker of images since the dawn of civilization. With the invention of photography in this modern era, a realistic image that would have taken a skilled artist hours or longer to draw could be recorded in exact detail within a fraction of a second.

Many definitions about photography, but my interpretation about it is.. Photography is a powerful mean of visual communication that touches human life in many ways. It can be used to crystallize the memory (preserve the history), to convey information and idea (documentation and advertisement), and other myriad purposes.

However, camera as a tool, no matter how many features it may have, is just a piece of equipment until a person uses it, then it becomes a uniquely responsive tool — an extension of the photographer’s eye and mind. Therefore like any other form of communications, photography is a combination of craftsmanship (science-knowledge) and art (creativity-feeling). Without craftsmanship, a photographer will not be able to convey his/her vision properly, lost in the midst of technical aspects of photography, and without aesthetic aspect, a created photograph is just a technically good photograph, plain and lifeless.

Photography in its essence is same like other form of arts, a medium to convey consciousness and awareness. A great photograph will have a feeling, that can’t be measured scientifically, but can be felt directly, since it is the universal language to heart. It can make human smile, refreshed, admire, speechless, sad, burst in tears, gain a new perspective and awareness, it evoke emotions and feelings. A life without emotions and feelings is surely hard to be imagined.

Talking about awareness, it is the thing that will propel humanity forward, not science or power. Because without awareness, a civilization will destroy itself, regardless how advance the science is or how high the power it has.

Hi there, welcome to this blog..

In the middle of 2010, I bought my first DSLR camera (Nikon D90) and after 10 months mastering it, I hit the wall and sadly had to upgrade it in the middle of 2011 due to its limitations. Since then my skill and gears have been quite  improved, and of course this will change over time, and I’m excited to see how far I can go.

I’m a nature and feeling lover, such a way that you’ll find my landscape images, macro, traveling, nature, including portrait, and various photos are embedded with passions and feelings. I realized there are many aspects in photography, especially in order to touch its essence, hence I’m constantly pushing myself through self-learning and exploration, to be a better photographer day by day.

I’ll try to write many things about photography in this newly redesigned blog, about things that I had learned, about new things that I will learn, so we can learn together here. It might be quite empty now, but it will be updated slowly, one by one.

And do not hesitate to contact me, for any purpose related to photography, or put any comments / suggestions / appreciations / questions, anything is welcomed, because I really love to communicate and to see the expressed feelings..  you can use English/Indonesian/Japanese (日本語) to communicate with me… =)

Warm Regards,
Handoko Luo

Gears right now..
*. Nikon D7000
*. Sigma 10-20mm f4 – 5.6 AF Lens
*. Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG Macro Lens
*. Nikon 18-200mm f3.5 – 5.6 VR I AF Lens
*. Sigma 28mm f1.8 High Speed Wide AF Lens (58mm version, non-macro)
*. Sigma 50mm f1.4 AF Lens
*. Sigma 90mm f2.8 Macro AF Lens
*. Sigma 300mm f4 APO Telemacro AF Lens (77mm version, non-HSM)
*. Nikon Fisheye Type 20mm f8 Lens
*. Nikon 105mm f2.5 Ai-S MF Lens
*. Tamron SP Adaptall-2 35-80mm f2.8 – 3.8 MF Lens
*. Nikon E Series 75 – 150mm f3.5 MF Lens
–*. Triopo Carbon Fiber GT-3128X8 Tripod + Ballhead B-1
–*. Velbon CX 540 Tripod
–*. Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod + Ballhead BH-1
–*. Velbon RUP-40 Monopod
–*. Canon 250D (+4, 58mm), 500D (+2, 77mm) close up lens
–*. Nikon 5T (+1.5, 62mm), 6T (+2.9, 62mm) close up lens
–*. Mamiya ND16 (77mm), Lightcraft ND500 (77mm) filter
–*. SB 24 speed light, Cokin filters system, various step up – step down rings


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Loh Rabma
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 16:10:05

    Pakai bhs. kita ajah yach, senang aku baca komentar anda di blog. Lalu lihat peralatan yang anda punya, banyak lensa biasa artinya yang bukan tele yach, meskipun tele ada yang 300 yach. Disitu aku lihat specialisasi anda adalah ngambil close up atau widw angle yach. Kebetulan semangat ini saya sendiri juga senang. Sehingga saya merasa ada titik temu atau landasan yang sama dengan saya. Ilmu photography anda jauh diatas saya. Tapi interestnya saya bisa mengerti betul2. Teruskan kebolehan anda yach. Banyak yang bisa belajar dari anda soale. Gambatte kudasai.(bhs indonya enga ada nich)


    • handokoluo
      Jan 23, 2012 @ 16:52:24

      Halo Pak Rabma, selamat datang.. Untuk sementara memang saya lebih kuat di wide angle & close up, seperti foto2 yang selama ini tampak di halaman facebook saya.. peralatan2nya terarah untuk nature photography.. 😉

      Wah syukurlah jika ada titik temunya, dan jika ada semangat nya, mari kita belajar bersama.. Ganbarimashou.. !


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