Finalist at

 I received this email this morning – what a pleasant surprise!

Hi Banhup  Congratulations! You have placed as a finalist in this month’s BetterPhoto Contest! Over 20500 photos were entered into the competition; it is an honor to have your image selected among the top 533 finalist photos.  Your finalist photo: So sweet (#8257772)  This image can […]


Not talking

If you have a great subject or a model half the battle is won. Kharunisia is superb in this sense. Give her a theme and whatever props and she will do the rest.

This was taken at a workshop by Manuel Librodo organised by me in Kuala Lumpur. Kharu was given the Chinese opera costume […]


Cleansed in prayers


This years cleansing ritual at sunrise during Thaipusam really fascinated me. Besides the throngs of people and followers, there were many photographers too especially around those performing their rituals. 

This one is special to me. When I noticed him I could see the image I would like to capture. I maneuvered and jostled for […]




This is my all time favourite of Krystal Virulchanya, an actress-model from Bangkok. This was taken at my one-on-one workshop with the very talented photographer Manuel Librodo in late 2006. We placed Krystal in the shade with the mid-morning light streaming through the leaves of a nearby tree forming interesting patterns on her face […]


Just a glimpse – Photo to share


This was taken on one of my many personal trips to Bali. This gentleman was a souvenir vendor at the ground floor along the west side of Ubud market. It was mid-morning with light coming through the gap between two buildings from above him.

Taken with Nikon D2x + Nikon 70-200mm Aperture Priority @f/3.2 ISO400 […]


Disciple monk – Photo to share

 I had the privilege to join a group of photographers to Siem Reap, Cambodia where we had a 5-day photo-safari around the ruins of Angkor. It was an annual affair that being the 5th installment a.k.a Crossing Bridges 5.

This photo was taken at a temple just outside Siem Reap. This disciple monk was curious […]


Red umbrella – Photo to share

This is the first in the series of Photo to share for this new website of mine (old website here). The objective of this series is to share with you how the images shown were taken and hopefully we can all learn from them.

This one was taken at one of the […]


Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and ISO made simple

Photography is a hobby to many of us. Some want to be very technical about it but to me I would like to be as simple as possible and concentrate on getting better images. Having said that I am of the opinion that we have to get our photography basics right to fully enjoy […]