My Bio


"I share what I know and I only know what I share"

Banhup

 

A self portrait in Istanbul


I can't exactly pinpoint when I started using a camera but I must admit that I was an 'expert' at Program-mode during the film and my Point-and-Shoot digital photography days (I didn't know how to use any other modes then). It had always been just shoot and let the lab do the rest. I must admit shamelessly that there were days when I actually shoot without the film properly inserted and only found that out when the lab told me so! OK, sometimes even without the film! 

 

My first and only digital P&S camera was a Fuji 4700 that cost me just below RM3000. When my eldest daughter "hijacked" it I thought I would get a replacement at the same price bracket to continue my occasional shoots of my family. To my pleasant surprise I could actually get a Nikon D50 which I did. I subsequently joined a local forum to learn what I could on this new-found hobby. It was then that I was introduced to the world of post-processing. Not one to be easily satisfied with basic knowledge and thankfully being one who can absorb good pointers like a sponge I began to explore further which included attending workshops both locally and overseas. One of the workshops I attended was by my good friend Manuel Librodo of Bangkok who opened up the world of post-processing for me. I have since moved on to develop my own style and the way I like to see my images being processed. 

 

Gear-wise, one month after purchasing the D50 I traded it in to get the D200. It was then purchase after purchase until now with me presently having a Nikon D800E and the following: Nikon 24mm/1.4, 85mm/1.4, 17-35mm/2.8, 24-70mm/2.8, 70-200mm/2.8 VRII, SB 800, Epson P4500 Photoviewer/Storage etc. (More of my gears here). I don't know when I will stop and whoever has a cure for NAS (Nikon Acquisition Syndrome) please do share your remedy.

 

So what do I shoot mainly? Available light portraiture is the mainstay of my photography, and travel photography. Even though I have a flash I hardly use  it nowadays. I find available light photography not to cramp my style especially the fact that I can shoot almost anywhere at almost anytime with minimal setting up. Moreover I tend to get better end results. Gone were the days of me carrying my umbrellas and lightstands. Now with the mind-boggling high ISO performance of digital cameras, failing light is less of an issue.

 

I see the world in different shades of colours and light. What you see in my photos is how I see the world. If there is any inconsistencies in the photos I put the blame on my mood swings. Some people may not like it but it doesn't matter...I am here to share.

 

Do I teach? I do on request. If anyone else wants to learn my style of post-processing you may look at my ebook on Post-Processing for Beginners and ebook for the Advanced available here, and occasional pointers that I may add at my Learning Corner. If you have any questions I will be very happy to answer them the best way I can. Sharing of knowledge is what I like and it is through sharing that I can continue to learn and enjoy photography.

 

Finally thanks for coming to my site. If you have any comments or queries feel free to drop me an email and I will reply you at the earliest possible opportunity. Meanwhile have fun with photography!

 

                                                                                                      

 Banhup Teh


Also see interviews of me here.


Others:

Photographer of the month of October 2011 at photomalaysia.com

Speaker at Nikon Malaysia 10th Anniversary Celebration at Mid-Valley, Kuala Lumpur (2011)

Speaker at Nikon Malaysia's NPS 1st Gathering at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (June 2012)

Speaker at KFP 1st Anniversary Celebration, Ipoh (June 2012)

Speaker at Nikon Malaysia NPS function at Bankers Club, Kuala Lumpur - Launch of the new Nikon DF (Jan 2014)

Speaker at Fuji Malaysia new Fuji XT1 launch (Feb 2014)

Panel Speaker at Behind the Lens on Travel Photography (March 2014)

Speaker at Fuji Malaysia new Fuji XT2 launch (Feb 2016)



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