Semporna, what a lovely place!

Both for relaxation and photography. Situated in the Tawau Division, in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo, the majority of the population are Bajau, many of whom live in sprawling stilt villages over the water on the outskirts of town.

I have always wanted to go to this place after […]

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Colours

It has been a hectic few weeks for me – was in Vietnam followed by Singapore – hence the lack of new posts lately. This doesn't mean that I have been idle. In fact I have been going through my shots taken in Vietnam. Boy am I pleased with the results!

Many of you knew […]

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Yellow

It was Red the last time. This time it is Yellow. 😉

This was taken at an abandoned bungalow in Kuala Lumpur during my one-on-one workshop with Lin Tun of Myanmar. I had to shoot wide open and increased the ISO to get a decent shutter speed. Taken with Nikon 17-35mm Aperture Priority @ f/2.8 […]

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Red – how to frame a face

Many a time we need to make a tight portrait more interesting by framing the face with whatever we have at our disposal. Shawls, hands, leaves, natural shadows etc will all work. Here, Dian Sharlin has exemplified this perfectly. Notice how she used the red shawl and her hands to frame her face. Notice the […]

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The Light

And how I created it.

We met these 2 children at one of the temple ruins in Siem Reap. With the help of our tour guide we managed to get them to pose for us.

This shot was taken without the rays of course but the lighting then was really good. After I processed it […]

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In the mood

Here are 2 shots taken of Natacha Meunier during my Nikon Malaysia workshop at the end of last year. I want to specially share these because I simply like the mood created by the lighting…and specially enhanced by post-processing of course.

Taken in available light with window side-lighting and a reflector to fill in some […]

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The Passage

Something new that I just processed which I thought is worth sharing. This was taken during the photo-safari to Siem Reap, Cambodia at end of last year – at Ta Prohm, the same ruins where Tomb Raider (starring Angelina Jolie) was filmed. It is shots like this that make me yearn to go on another […]

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Peek-a-boo

Playing with children is my forte given the training that I have gone through. This is the same child I met in Chengdu, China when I was there last year. He was a bit apprehensive when we first met and I soon got him to open up.

Taken at f/1.4 with my Nikon 24mm Aperture […]

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The iPhone 4S is such a good camera

Now that I have a iPhone 4S, it makes me wonder if I still need to get a backup camera for my Nikon D3.

I was doing my usual Chinese New Year shopping at Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur (or rather my wife was doing hers) when I heard the sound of drums at the Kwong […]

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