Featured Portraits – Danic

Portraits - Danic

Sometimes the best portraits I have taken are the ones which had the least preparation, the least amount of thought and the least amount of expectations.

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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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Portraits – Wirdalina


Canon EOS 1D Mark III
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L at 46mm
1/300 f/4 ISO 100

Learning to utilise off camera flash has given my portrait work a new dimension. The easiest and quickest setup for me is to use 2 speedlites, 1 master mounted on camera as fill and the other as a slave acting as the main light. The master defaults to group A and set the slave as group B, set the speedlites on eTTL-II and control the ratio between the groups, make sure the main is placed to give a nice shadow effect relative to the fill on camera flash and there you have it.

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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 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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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 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 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 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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