Shooting in the mornings and evenings is always fun

Since I do available light photography exclusively, I simply love to shoot in the early mornings and evenings when the light is warm and diffuse – it can be enjoyable and rewarding. Sometimes even simple subjects can be stunning. Before the introduction of high ISO performance cameras – specifically the Nikon D3 – noise could […]


I am back

I know I have been 'away' from this site for more than a month now – I just could not find the inspiration to write. This was compounded by the fact that I did not shoot much. To get back my inspiration I went back to some of my old files and found, to by […]


My photosafari plans for 2013

I actually do not have any fixed plans yet but what I am certain is that I will be going back to Semporna, Sabah.


I foresee a lot of traveling this year, mainly private photography trips, which will include Myanmar, Bali, China besides Semporna. I mentioned 'mainly private trips' […]


Festive Greetings

Merry Christmas

As another year draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and wish you & family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Have a wonderful festive holiday and may the new year brings you more happiness, great health and prosperity. And some great photography […]


Video clip of the 1st NPS Members Gathering of Malaysia

Shot entirely with a Nikon D3200 by Albert Yap, and photographed on D3200 by Kenny Chew.

Click image below to play.


Nice to hear good news

Some people say that no news is good news but when you receive good news, it is even better. This is what I received recently.

"Hey, Mr Banhup! My name is Max. Two years ago I bought your ebooks on Portraiture Post-processing and now I am writing this message just to say 'thank you'. It […]


Bersih 3.0 – a picture account

Bersih 3.0 was cast in stone

April 28th was a historical day of sorts both for our nation as well as for me. It has been estimated that 250,000 made it to the rally for the sit-in at Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) as a protest for a free and […]


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 […]


2011 stats in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual review for my blog.

Here is an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would […]