Photographer's Note

A familial scene, in a section of a communal veranda of a Rungus longhouse in Kudat. A longhouse in Sabah usually sits between 10 to 20 families with each family in its apartment. In front of the apartments is the walkway and the raised bamboo strips platform, where the Rungus takes their siesta, or hold neighbourly activities.

In the photo, while a mother on her hammock is distracted, her milkbottled daughter is about to piggy mount her baby brother.

In many ways, photography is a lot like hunting. You either need to wait for something to happen or go looking for it. Either way, you need to know the habitat of your subject. It is always a good thing to profile your subject or location before going in, with your gear.

Photography is 99% about your subject and a lot less about you or your gears. Evidently, a good gear helps but juts like any other servant, it is your call to decide what subject, when or where to take it. Because in the end,nothing else matters but the subject you see through your viewfinder.

Composition is your personal way, which is the 1%,of disregarding everything else distracting or non complimentary, from getting in the way of expressing your subject.

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