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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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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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 Photo – Tall One

I found this interesting tea pot and I was fascinated by the shape. An image formed in my mind and I set out to bring that image to life. I knew that there could be an interesting play of shadows and light. It was mid afternoon and the sunlight was still harsh so I had …

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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 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 Architecture – Twins of Kuala Lumpur

The PETRONAS Twin Towers is fast becoming the most photographed building in Malaysia and who could blame the thousands of people (tourist and locals alike) who stand in awe of the building everyday. I once worked there on the 69th floor and I remember the feeling I had everytime I drove to the office in …

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Featured Photojournalism – Soldier In Parade

This is another image taken during the 50th Merdeka celebrations. I love the intensity of the eyes. This was a soldier which was part of the Army contingent of the parade. He was just at the right spot to give that delighful f/2.8 bokeh in the background. Timing was critical here. Canon EOS 1D III …

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Featured Photojournalism – In The Spotlight

2 things made a frame for this image. This was taken during the Merdeka (Independence) Parade celebrating Malaysia’s 50th year of independence. It was early morning and the sun was still low on the horizon and the sunlight was blocked by some trees though some light was can be seen peeping through. I saw the …

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Featured Photojournalism – A Different Kind Of Parade

I went to take pictures of the Merdeka celebration parade on 31st August this year. As it was the 50th National Day for Malaysia, mood and emotions ran particularly high. This picture was taken just before the parade started and a group of youths had taken some flag and started ‘parading’. But no one seemed …

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