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Friday, December 26, 2008

Fun @ Putrajaya

It was Xmas day, and I wanted to plan for the upcoming outdoor wedding location at Putrajaya. What was supposed to be a survey trip, ended up becoming a fun trip. Made a few calls, and a couple friends were up for 'free-run' shoot at Putrajaya. Me+wife, my sister-in-law, Nfariz+wife and Capix decided to have some fun there since I brought my strobist kit along.

Haven't shot my wife's portrait for a while, so here's some portraiture of her @ Putrajaya.

Putrajaya Outing

Putrajaya Outing

Then, the sun sets and we started to set up the lighting. We've hardly do all these strobist thingy, so, we're pretty much 'infants' in this area =)

Putrajaya Outing

Putrajaya Outing

Putrajaya Outing

Putrajaya Outing

Me&Wife @ Putrajaya

I just realized how much fun it was doing these kind of outing. Will be planning for more!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Zoo Negara Part Deux

I've been a frequent visitor of the zoo this past couple months. Shooting animals in the zoo are interesting and requires patience. Most of the time, they'll be asleep. You can't throw your sandals to wake them up, so u gotta wait. This time, me and Joseph hit the zoo again and shoot selected animals, mainly the tiger and lions. Here are some shots of that day.

Next trip, we're hitting the road! We're raiding Zoo Melaka next!

KTM Station Street Shoot

There was a street shoot outing organized by a my good mentor/friend 'Zamrudku' last Sunday. A massive group outing with a combination of both ShutterAsia and PhotoMalaysia members. I was there to support and meet up with my friends and try out my street shooting skills. Street shooting requires your eyes to be observant in order to pick up great shots from something seen everyday. I didn't shoot much, in fact, I shot only 17 frames, but I was very happy with the outcome.

This would be my favourite shot of the day..

And some other shots..

For those who are interested in doing street shooting, gather up a couple friends, and hit the streets of KL. It's better to do street shoots in group for your own security. And yea, no need to cover such a vast area, just select a small area and explore deeper. Keeping the shooting area small would make you look harder.. be it patterns, emotions or a perfect urbanscape shot.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Daniel & Chen Hui's Wedding

Kurt and I have been given the honor by Daniel & Chen Hui to shoot their ROM. Daniel is May Kei's brother, whose wedding we shot recently. In return, we talked them into doing outdoor shoot at the Orchid Park. Outdoors are fun.. 85mm is fun too..

Congratulations to Daniel & Chen Hui, they're such a loving couple..

Daniel & Chen Hui

Daniel & Chen Hui

Daniel & Chen Hui

Daniel & Chen Hui

Daniel & Chen Hui

Daniel & Chen Hui

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

There's always the first time for everything.

It was my first Chinese wedding job.. I (and my team) was given the opportunity by my wife's ex-colleague to shoot her wedding dinner + the traditional tea ceremony. Full of happiness, laughter and love. Such a wonderful couple. Congratulations May Kei & Kok Song. Here are some of my shots..

Hope there will be more opportunities to come in the future :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

My New Toy

I recently purchased the lens I've been dreaming of, Canon's legendary macro lens - MPE65mm f2.8 1-5x. Ever since I started shooting macro, I've been inspired by the shots taken with the MPE65. This lens is capable of shooting up to 5:1 lifesize, which means, it's magnification power is 5x more than the other 1:1 macro lenses in the market. A 'must have' lens, at least for me..

Handling the lens is not as easy as it looks. It's a manual focus lens, so you need to practice to get higher percentage of success rate. The DOF is very thin, and at 4:1 and 5:1, there's an earthquake on your viewfinder even with the slightest vibration.

I pair this lens with my macro ring flash, the MR-14ex. Due to work commitments, I've only managed to take this lens for a walk only twice. At the moment, I'm only concentrating on getting the lighting and settings up to the level i wanted it to be. Composition of subject can come in later ;)

Here are some shots taken with this lens. I know I'm gonna love this lens... just like my other lenses :P