Featured Portrait- Self Portrait


I took a series of self portraits as part of my experimentation in the last few days. This one is quite an interesting one.

See the lighting diagram to know how i did this shot.

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Featured Portrait – Self Portrait

Reza- Self Portrait


Well. Not a bad shot though it was a pain to light myself properly. See how I managed to get this shot and the lighting diagram below.

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The movie ‘300’ banned in Malaysia

Sometimes I despair at how decisions are made in this country. The movie 300 was supposed to be shown on ASTRO which has been advertising the movie for the last 4 weeks. Tonight I saw a crawler saying ‘the movie ‘300’ has been withdrawn in compliance of local regulations. we apologise for any inconvenience cause’. …

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Reza’s new flash diffuser

I have been researching and experimenting with photography concepts the last couple of months. One of the aspects of photography which always leaves me nervous is my usage of flash. I had always thought that bouncing my on-camera flashfrom ceilings and walls would be sufficient for getting great pictures until I realised that off camera …

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Pulau Batu Putih Dispute

The International Court Of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has just delivered judgement on the Pulau Batu Putih (or Pedra Blanca) dispute between Malaysia and Singapore. By a vote of 12 to 4, the ICJ finds that sovereignty over Pulau Batu Putih belongs to Singapore. The ICJ also held that the smaller Middle Rocks belongs …

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Featured Portraits – Lina

After a longgggg break from taking portraits (about 2 months which is a lifetime to me. The images I posted in this period were all re-processed from older shoots) I picked up my camera and decided to go for broke. This image was taken as a result of that. One light (580 EX II) with …

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Canon Rebel XSi tv commercial

The new tv commercial for the Rebel XSi is way, way, way cool. You can view the commercial here. They’ve also released a behind the scenes look at how the commercial was made. They had 10 photographers who shot 70,000 images which was then arranged in a breathtaking collage. Most (if not all) of the …

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Raising funds for Myanmar Cyclone Nargis Disaster

The Star and Mercy Malaysia have set up a relief fund to buy items urgently needed by those affected by the Cyclone Nargis. Article from The Star, 7 May 2008 JOIN The Star in extending a helping hand to the people of Myanmar. We are working together with Mercy Malaysia to collect funds to buy …

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One member, one vote

Not long ago, I was chatting with a close friend of mine and we were discussing (and lamenting) the state of the country’s political landscape. To many people, Barisan Nasional and UMNO (in particular) as well as certain people in positions of power needs to have a serious makeover (I’m downplaying her actual words here). …

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