Portraits of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

MPYO Portraits

MPYO Portraits

MPYO Portraits

All portraits were taken with the EF 85mm f/1.2 L mounted on a 40D body. Natural light only.

Post was done in Adobe Lightroom 2

I was commissioned to take photos of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) during their camp in August. I am not able to show all the pictures yet as we are planning a big photo exhibition at the end of the year in collaboration with the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP). I did however take some impromptu portraits of some of the young musicians in my make shift street studio which basically consist of a table, a stool and a BIG light source (i.e. the sun) which was streaming in beautifully into the hall.

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Street Performers – Motionless in Bukit Bintang

Street Performers

I love walking around in Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur. There’s always something interesting to see and to photograph. I went there last week armed with my camera and came across this street performer. He was covered in silver paint and sat there motionless for more than an hour at a time. People would stand (or sit) next to him, put their hands on his shoulder in all manners of poses but he just sits there.

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Portraits

This is my 82 year old uncle from Singapore. The one thing I remember about him is that he always had a camera with him. Ever since I can remember he would be taking pictures. I see him on family occasions nowadays and as always never without a camera, an old Minolta. We had a …

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Study of bokeh

Study of Bokeh

I am experimenting a lot these days in an effort to discover new way of expressions through photography. One of the projects I’m doing is a study of bokeh or background blur. Its a simple project to conceptualise but very difficult to execute in my opinion. Here’s how…

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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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Featured Wedding Portrait – Aimi

I love taking pictures at weddings (though I don’t like being hired to do so). Haven’t taken any wedding photos for a long time so it was nice to be able to do so at my cousin’s wedding. This one was a quick one as I was not the official wedding photographer. I just brought …

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Featured Photos – U Turn

I took the 1D Mark III with the EF 85mm f/1.2 L out for a spin yesterday. The lens was fitted with an ND8 filter as I wanted to experience of shooting outside in the bright sun with the 85mm at f/1.2. I wanted more DOF for this image and set the aperture at f/4. …

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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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