Portraits

There’s an interesting story about this image. I had taken some pictures in RAW and was going to process it on the MAC so I took out the CF card from the camera and I thought I had put it in my pocket. But I’ve now been looking for 3 days and I can’t seem …

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Featured Portrait – Man of Jama Masjid, New Delhi

I am learning some new processing techniques and have been experimenting quite a lot. This one went through some new processes, the most significant of which is the blending of several layers of the image. Basically, you have the primary (background) image. Duplicate it twice. Desaturate the first duplicate and put the blending mode for …

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Portrait – Bon

I took a series of shots of my cousin Bon yesterday. This one was a very simple shot. The afternoon sun was streaming from the window on camera right and I had to carefully meter the exposure so that I capture all the details. I added a simple gradient from top frame right to bottom …

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Featured Sports – Nadal V Gasquet

f/5 1/320th ISO 2500 170mm f/5 1/250 ISO 1600 160mm f/5 1/320th ISO 2500 200mm I watched the ‘Clash Of The Titans’ exhibition match between Rafal Nadal and Richard Gasquet last night at Stadium Melawati, Shah Alam, Malaysia. Armed with my EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS, I was hoping to get lots of keeper shots …

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Featured Portrait – Jaclyn

This is another in Jaclyn’s series. Lighting is based on a honeycombed beauty dish on camera right place above head height. 1 softbox on camera left to soften shadows. The white balance was done through colour temperature (7350k) on Canon DPP and I wanted the image to be very warm. This is a heavily cropped …

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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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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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Featured Sports – Rugby Cobra 10s

This is the first time that I took sports pictures and I spent 6 hours out in the sun. I made so many errors its criminal. The focusing of these pictures let me down and I am not sure whether its a technique issue or a camera body issue. The pictures were taken with the …

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