Featured Nikon Club Photographer - Nadly Aizat

Date Published: 9/11/2012
Category: Behind the Nikon Cameras

1. How did you get started in Photography?
In fact, I am still considered as novice since I started taking up photography as hobby last two years during my first year engineering studies in New Zealand. I took up photography seriously since last year where I bought books and magazines related to photography and particularly, on art of seeing. Currently I am taking a short, distant learning course to enhance my skills.
2. What range and models of equipment do you use?
Nikon D700.
Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Nikkor 50mm f/4D
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Panasonic Lumix GF2 + 14mm f/2.5
A series of creative filters.
3.  What is your favorite subject(s)?
I shoot mainly landscapes, especially waterscapes and sometimes astrophotography. Other than that, I loved to shoot street and architecture. I tend to shoot in black and white unless I found that the colored version of the images I shot are way much attractive.
4. How did you know about Nikon Club Malaysia?
It was in early 2010 where I visited Nikon Centre at Times Square. It was just for fun, looking around the centre and searching information on Nikon equipments that I was interested with. It ended up with me signing up for the club.
5. Can you describe briefly of your images.

Image_1_Lake Brunner
I was on my 170km solo cycling trip around West Coast, New Zealand and one of the destinations was this famous Lake Brunner. I reached this pier in one foggy morning and I found this moment was “like no other”.

Image_2_Coal Creek Falls
One of the famous waterfalls around West Coast, New Zealand.

Image_3_Motukikie Rocks
This rock formation is located 15km north to Greymouth, New Zealand. Dubbed as “World’s Top 10 Scenic Drive” by Lonely Planet, this place is real great stopover for seascape photographers. Beware though, the waves are monstrous and could claim lives.

I was waiting for bus to Wellington from my hometown when I took this image. It was actually a picture of people lining up to get on board. I called this moment, a “decisive moment”.

Image_5_Masjid Putra
The picture of Masjid Putra, Putrajaya during sunrise. It was a tonemapped image from five different exposures.

Image_6_Bukit Larut
I was waiting for a jeep to bring me uphill when I met this moment of sunrays bursting out from the forest.

Image_7_Nasi Ganja
The iconic restaurant of Ipoh ; Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah Jalan Yang Kalsom. People were lining up just to have lunch here. A typical midday scene, everyday.

I was shooting for the Milky Way. In order to add impact, I put my camera on self-timer mode and quickly ran into the frame to give a pose.

Image_9_The Street Preacher
This was taken at Napier, New Zealand. I was walking around when I found this man. Although not many people who stopped by and listening, he was energetic and zealous in giving his speech.

Image_10_Beach Domain
It was taken during midday at Napier, New Zealand. I stood by and set up this composition before waited for this girl to go into the frame.

6. Do you have a favourite place for your photography?
Thanks God, I am currently living in New Zealand for my studies and it is a heaven on earth. I wished to spend more time exploring the sceneries around here, capturing its beauties.
7. What do you like most about photography?
Thing I like most about photography? Simple ; It tells story.