Enlightenment

This is another shot of the same two monks but this time it was taken at Ta Prohm, the temple ruins in Siem Reap made famous by the shooting of Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie a few years ago (the previous shot posted on January 13th was taken at Preah Khan).

Taken with […]

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By the big, big tree

Again taken during my last teaching photo-safari to Siem Reap. It was an amazing and fascinating sight to see these trees as part of the ruins.

Talking about teaching photo-safari, I am in the mood for some new destinations starting with the Hanoi-Buc Ha-Sapa route (Vietnam) some time in April or May 2012. If you […]

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Mama, shed a tear for me

This shot was taken during my teaching photo-safari to Siem Reap late last year. We were on our way out to Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, when we passed through this fishing village. What a great place for my type of street portraiture!

Taken with the Nikon D3 + 24-70mm/2.8 […]

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Another of Farinaz

I have received comments that Farinaz Banoo Motiei reminded one of Elizabeth Taylor. I will let you be the judge. 😉

Here is another shot of her.

Aperture Priority @ f/3.2 1/160s ISO400

HMUA – Nigel Nj

One-on-one workshop with participant Tharma Lingam

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Up to the challenge

Coaching a newcomer to photography and photoshop (I was told 2 months into photography) was indeed a challenge. I knew I could do it and judging from the shots taken by Tharma here, I think I can say that it was a success.

I started off with the very basics talking about my camera settings […]

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By the window

Or what's left of one. This was taken during my last workshop.

Window side-lighting is a great place to shoot especially in available light photography. This will be used to the max for this Friday's one-on-one workshop where I will be faced with many challenges. Should be fun.

Model […]

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My recent trip to Jiuzhaigou, China

Is there such a thing as paradise on earth? If there is, Jiuzhaigou has to be it.

Jiuzhaigou Valley (simplified Chinese: 九寨沟; traditional Chinese: 九寨溝; pinyin: Jiǔzhàigōu; literally "Valley of Nine Villages"; Tibetan: Zitsa Degu (gzi rtsa sde dgu)) is a nature reserve and national park in the north of Sichuan, a province in south-western […]

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Glee

It is always  refreshing and comforting to see smiles and laughter from anyone. It doesn't matter where this laughter has come from, it is always a sight to behold.

The laughter we had from this image was no different. We were at a village outside Siem Reap, Cambodia when I took this shot. The children […]

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Motion in red

This shot of Natacha Meunier was taken during my August workshop with Burke Strickland, a very keen photography hobbyist from Texas. When you have a great & gorgeous model, a good background and beautiful side-lighting (and of course, a patient participant), that to me is a formula for a potential good shot. Hope this one […]

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