Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Critique: Datuk Khalid and Siti Nurhaliza's Wedding

Ok, I’m not blogging about the good, bad and ugly over Siti’s relationship with his hubby. It's boring...

I want to point out my thought over her photo and the dress she wore on the wedding day. First it is about the photo. I realized that all her photo was copyrighted to some company called Ace Management Sdn Bhd and Siti Nurhaliza Production and choose not to publish in my blog. I manage to have a look over some photos that was taken and posted in Sun2Surf and mStar online website.

Frankly, I don't know if the photo was taken by wedding photographer or not. Never the less I found out via Photo Malaysia website, there are two photographer hired for this occasion. One is for Datuk Khalid and one is for Siti Nurhaliza. According to engku (PhotoMalaysia member), the photographers is Ikram Ismail and Bustaman. There was little information from these two photographers in the internet but I can see from the result of the Google search engine, both of them are a journalist photographer.

Taking wedding photo is simple, but the responsible is high. Siti wedding is different because she is a famous. If the two photographers are merely journalist photographer, it is quite shocking. Siti's wedding is a difficult task for any wedding photographer, but it can be a good opportunity for a photographer to shoot up his portfolio if he/she do it right. The photos which published in web are quite disappointing. The task in giving the responsibility should be in professional hand. I don't mind if Kid Chan gets the job or whoever in the WPJA Association get it, it just quite sad to see a bad photo of this pretty lady. I just cannot accept it. Siti can afford to take them all if she wants.

WPJA Malaysia Photographer List

Refer to the photo published in the mStar and Sun2Surf website. It looks disappointing I say it for second time. I don't know how and where to start. It is hard to comment over it as it is too many of them. Obviously, the lighting and the angle is wrong and there is no proper lighting on that time. I think the photographers were not prepared for this important task. If I was chosen to be one of the photographers, I will take this job seriously and go out with full force. I'm not mind to hire extra helper to hold the flash or lighting as it well worth it.

Even the video shot from TV3 look so bad. Siti should not leave everything to that TV station. She should also bring her own professionals production team at her wedding. Leaving it to the media is just like leaving a Mona Lisa painting to bunch of monkeys. I'm not saying that the media is not eligible to take the photo, but it just not ideal to leave everything to people who take a different medium scope of photography.

The second thing is the wedding dress. Indeed, it is an expensive wedding dress, but it also looks bad. The problem with her wedding dress is that (if I’m not wrong) the designers try to mix a Malay wedding dress with a western wedding gown. A bold and brave move but it makes it look so messy. I don't know how much the cost is; just want to say that it not worth it. The choice of white as the wedding dress color is wrong as there is nothing special about it. Why not use pink or light blue or something else but not white. So, it is also a bad choice.

Another thing is the 'tudung' (I don't know how to call it in English). The cover of the 'tudung' shades Siti's face a bit. I don't understand why the designer chooses a shades type of tudung instead of a cover one. There are some shades on top of Siti's face that was cause by the light and flashes in all her photos. The crown look so big and it is a problem. It will look nice if Siti is getting married with a sultan or king, but she is not. She should pick a smaller version of crown to wear. The big crown is expensive and not matches Siti’s head size. Datuk Khalid is not a king and Siti neither a queen. That basically covers it.

Siti's Shades Tudung
Cover Type Tudung

Tons of thought that I want to write in this post. I am disappointed not her relationship with Datuk Khalid but merely on the dress that she choose on her wedding day, the photo that was taken and video that was shot for her wedding. Only if she has the right people to do the wedding, it could be a wedding of the year. Remember the Prince Charles and Diana's wedding?

Everything that was written in this blog is merely my personal thought. I'm not purposely trying to attack anyone who involve in her wedding. If any of them read this post and feel insulted, I would like to apologize for it and hope you can take it as an ordinary critique.



catz said...

I believe Adan.biz is one of the photographer involved. Check this out http://adanphoto.fotopages.com

Zi said...

I disapointed not her relationship with Datuk Khalid ---> i am not disapointed.
I think SITI know what she want... Who are we to know what she want the most ? O_o"

Siti is very pretty.....

Such a long time no read ur post .. i am so busy :P


Hello Jefferi,

I totally agree with what you mentioned here, just found it as i scroll through some of your worthy sights here. But i think the Journalist as you say are merely journalist, they just cover the event for their Media crew task, i believe there are other professional Wedding Photographers involved in the whole scene, indeed they might be a few, its only that in my humble oppinion is that their works is not published since its only the media's work to report the event, not theirs. If the media is to use their picture, surely they will charge for royalty and acknowledgement....

another thing i agree, dont hire a mere journalist/photographer since they don't get trained in wedding photography business...

Bravo for the writings although i know its all late 2006 publishing.. but its real...


Jefferi said...

yeah.. good pretty face wasted to bunch of unexperience ppl... :(

Asnia said...
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Asnia said...

to the one who created this blog, watch your grammar pls.. everybody can read ur blogs, dont use english if u are not really sure of the correct usage of english, it's annoying to read.. my goodness.. this is not to hurt ur ego or anything, this is just to help u make aware of urself that ur english is poor.. sorry .

Jefferi said...

hello asnia, thank you for you advice. just one passage for you to ponder.

Better to die trying, than never try at all.

nais said...

jefferi, i wanna say hello..
just keep on writing, love your ideas.. may God bless you..


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