Camera equipment

I’ve never really entertained any discussions on whether Canon or Nikon is better and whenever anyone asked me I would always reply that each manufacturer has its strengths and weaknesses. Canon’s strength has always been the wide selection of lenses (the EF 85mm f/1.2 L comes to mind as a stellar lens) Nikon has of late come back with a vengeance on lens selection bringing a with lot of new lenses to the market (though I notice no f/1.2 equivalent to the 85mm). I had always held Nikon has an edge (a big one) in is Creative Lighting System (CLS). Canon’s speedlite system and wireless capabilities had always fallen a bit short for me. If there was any reason for me to switch from Canon to Nikon it would be because of the CLS.

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Reza Ali Photography – Portrait Portfolio

These are a selection of portraits I have taken. I have chosen portraits to show a variety of styles that I have pursued. Taking a picture is really easy but taking a portrait that shows the essence of a person requires more than technical knowled

Portrait – Girl In Kebaya

I was asked to take portraits at an event recently. 45 Portraits and I had to do it in 2 hours. Man. What a rush. I spent the whole day experimenting on lights to see which is th emost versatile and easy to set up. I literally had about 3 minutes for each portrait so …

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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 Photo – Cuppa?

I was asked to take pictures of a Tea Shop. What a daunting assignment. The Tea Shop is a quaint one and is full of little suprises in every nook and cranny. I have done my test shots and will go back tommorow for the proper shoot. This picture is a relatively simple one. It …

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Portrait – Jana

I took this portrait of Jana at the same time as Jaclyn’s. This one was actually a test shot while I was setting up the lights. But this is the one I like of Jana most. Again, I’m experimenting with Photoshop here. Check out Jana’s Dad, Johnny, here….. Canon 1D Mark III EF 85mm f/1.2 …

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Featured Portrait – Girl At Wedding

I have never seen such compelling eyes in such a young child. Very deep and very strong. I took this picture during a wedding. This one has the strongest impact (but it sure was tough choosing it). I decided not to use flash to keep the mood and I think it worked out very well. …

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Featured Flower Photography – We Are Family

I bought my beloved EF 85mm f/1.2 L just under a year ago and its my favourite lens. Take away all my other lenses but leave me this one. Canon calls it the definitive portrait lens not only because of the very large aperture but because of the colour saturation, contrast. sharpness even when wide …

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Featured Portraits – Reza Ali by The Right Eye

I think self portraits are incredibly difficult and easy at the same time. Difficult because you become self-conscious of how you look. Easy because you can take your time and of course both the photographer and the subject is the same person and therefore you’re in charge. I took this as an experiment with lighting. …

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Featured Portrait – Zach

Zach is a buddy of mine and I had a coffee with him and his wife, Annie, who is interested in taking up photography. I took this picture of Zach as an illustration for Annie (hope you’re seeing this) for compositional guides. It doesn’t really matter how you composed it as long as you make …

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