Featured Book – Mecca The Blessed Medina The Radiant The Holiest Cities of Islam

Mecca The Blessed Medina The Radiant The Holiest Cities of Islam Photographs by Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi Essay by Seyyed Hossein Nasr Tuttle Publishing Published in 2003 I collect a lot of books on photography, both instructional as well as collections of photos and this is one of my favourite. There is just something that is …

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Featured Photojournalism – Capoeira

I had a chance to take photos of a capoeira roda last night. I didn’t want to take ‘clinical’ shots and preferred to have a lot of blurred motion so I had the camera on a slow 1/25 and the speedlite at rear curtain sync. Flash was on camera and the exposure was set on …

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Portrait – Jaclyn Bain

I’m trying out styles and presentation for portraits. This one was in the same set of shots I took of Jaclyn that I took earlier. Main light with beauty dish was on camera right way above head height. Fill light was on camera left. Though you can’t see it in this image, there was a …

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Photo Essay from Paul Fusco of Magnum – Chernobyl

I am slowly going though the Magnum Photographers Magnum In Motion Series of photo essays. Tonight I selected Paul Fusco’s essay entitled Chernobyl and I sat silently watching it tonight. I have never never been so moved by such a collection of images and thoughts. The images are very vivid and may upset people- in …

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Featured Wedding Photography – Father and Daughter in Prayer

I captured this wonderful moment during the akad nikah (affirmation of vows) ceremony held at the Masjid Wilayah Kuala Lumpur. It is usual during this ceremony for people to put their palms together in prayer for the newly weds. This one just jumped at me and I only had time for 1 shot. My speedlite …

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Broom award

It’s not often in Malaysia’s day-to-day that something extra-ordinary happens. When I say extra-ordinary, I actually mean something different, maybe a change. And I am pathologically critical of behaviours and attitudes of our public figures and leaders. But when I read about the ‘Broom Award’ I find myself actually applauding the MB. 2 local councils, …

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