Hello Bird


I caught this image when I was traveling in India earlier this year. One of the places I visited was Fatehpur Sikre, 1 hour out of Agra which is the home of the famous Taj Mahal. I can’t wait to travel again as I think I have made some progress in the last 9 months with my photography. Certainly if I were to visit India again (and to the same places) I htink my images will be very different now. Definately the equipment will also be different.

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Featured Portrait – Man from Bus

When I remember my experiences in Cambodia and India and compare the feeling I get when I take pictures of people, I can say that it’s actually quite tougher in KL than anywhere else. Of course, a lot of it is made up in my mind as I feel so self conscious when I go around with my camera in my home city. That’s probably why I have been obsessed with finding a small and discreet camera like the Leica M8. Going around with a pro body and a big lens just doesn’t cut it for me at the moment. But sometimes it does…..

Portrait - Man from bus

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Featured Portrait – Hayda

This image was taken last year when I still had my 5D. I wanted to create a classic look with the lighting. This one was taken with just the modeling lights of 2 strobes, one on each side of her.. But the interesting thing about this image is the post-processing. This one was first converted …

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Portraits – BK in the studio

Sometimes its good to do something different. I don’t generally like to take studio type pictures and portraits. Partly because its such a hassle and a pain to set the lights, arrange stuff, wait for the make up and so on. Having said that though, I love the idea of being able to switch from …

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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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Portraits Of Cambodia

I love this image. The colours have popped out very nicely and the background is very ‘rusty’. This was part of a series of shots I took of the kids in Cambodia. They were lining up one after another and I told them to just squat down and look at the camera. It was mid …

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Cambodia Portraits

After over a month of coming back from Cambodia, I have had a chance to reflect on the photography and the images I took. Well over 5000 pictures were taken and I believe I have a few real keepers that stands out. This is one of them. Taken with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS …

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Featured Wedding Photography – Henna On The Wedding Day

Malay custom, though based on Islamic principles of marriage, are heavily influenced by the neighbouring areas like Jawa, Sumatra, the Indian sub-continent, China, the Middle East and the West. This is probably due to the strategic position for trade between the China and India and the heavy influx of immigrants from these countries in the …

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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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