My Photography: In Jakarta

My Photography: In Jakarta

It’s been a while since I post anything about my photography. But that doesn’t mean I stop. And now I want to tell you about my last photograph in the city of Jakarta. This is my photography: in jakarta.

Alright…last week I went to Jakarta for three days. So what I did there was took photograph of the city and architecture. Even though I was there for three days I only got two days to do my thing. No matter, that two days didn’t go to waste. I travel the city and taking picture of a lot of thing. In fact, I haven’t even processes all the photos yet.

I didn’t really bother about time because I can only got out after 8 am. So I don’t really have a choice. If I have I, probably gonna go at 4 am before sunrise.

For this photography I have my usual gear. Sony A58Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD, Sirui T-2204X tripod, NiSi Nano IR ND32000 filter, and a remote shutter.

Usually I’m using Lowepro Passport Sling III bag. But for this I’m used Kata DL-B-210 BUMBLE BEE
backpack. Because I know I was gonna walk a lot and it won’t be effective if I used a sling bag.

So here a tip: if you a travel photography, you really should using a backpack because you gonna walk a lot.

Truth be told I don’t really have a plan. I just went with the flow. But I think I got it pretty good. So here a few place I went:

Day 1

Fatahillah Museum

Fatahillah museum or officially called Jakarta History Museum is one of Jakarta tourist destination. Located at the north part of Jakarta which usually refer as “old city.” I went there a lot. But I never actually taking a photograph there. So with the flow, I went up there.

Since it was holiday, there’s a lot of people there. And there I was using my 15 stop ND filter to get rid of them. What I photograph was the architecture building of the museum and here what I shot:

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National Monument (Monas)

South from the Fatahillah Museum, you can found the symbol of the city and the nation. National Monument or simply refer as “Monas” is a tower and museum located at the center of Jakarta, right next to the Indonesia President residence. Just like before I shot the Monas and here my shot:

Since my time really limited, that’s the only photographs I can make in the day.

Day 2

Bundaran HI

On my second day, went to Bundaran HI. To the south of Monas, you could go to Bundaran HI. Even though for this day I only went there. But I got more shot here than yesterday. Because this is where you want to go if you really like architecture photography. There you can only found tall building and interesting modern architecture. But I bump into few problem.

I went there at a really bad time, May 1. It’s national labor day. And there’s a huge long march demonstration right at that place. And I didn’t realize it until I was there. Talking about bad timing. It’s just exactly the same as the last time.

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Because of that I have to wait about two hours in Burger King and eat 3 double mushroom swiss and 2 Wooper burger (I haven’t got any breakfast). Went the demonstration was over, it was in the middle of the day. And finally I can do what I want to do.

What interesting here, there’s a lot of architecture you can simply shot. And that’s what I did. Take my camera and shoot.

Usually I’m gonna use my tripod and filter. But not in this case. Because I faced the sky when I was taking a shot, in the middle of the day. Basically your shooting right to the sun. And it doesn’t work for long exposure. Here what I mean:

See the lens flare

So I just use my camera and hand held it. And here some of the best I got at the time:

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My Photography: In Jakarta

I just walked south and find and shot the architecture that I like.

Tips if you want to photograph modern architecture photography in Jakarta, go to the south and west part of Jakarta.


In post processing I’m using Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Google Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. And edited in black and white style. And here the finish result:

This is few of the best photographs that I took. Just like I said, there some more. But I haven’t finish the post-processing yet.



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