The Bali Photosafari – September 5th-9th, 2012

Another fun and enjoyable Bali photosafari! This time was very different from previous ones – we had very different shooting opportunities and we stayed in one of the best villas in Ubud, the Tepi Sawah Villa. The format however was the same where we shot during the day and had post-processing sessions at night. The […]


To jump or not to jump

One just can't get enough of the crystal clear water of Semporna. The clear blue sky adds to the beauty of the place. The sea Bajaus may be poor financially but what they have is the richness of nature. What a sight to behold!

Taken at one of the many islands in Semporna. Used Nikon […]


Hanoi-Bac Ha-Sapa photosafari Part 2…continuation

Last 2 weeks were eventful ones for me – I changed the most important lenses of my life i.e. I finally had my cataracts removed and have them replaced with monocular lenses. Suddenly the whole world brightened up before me and I (presently) do not need glasses, not even reading ones. I may be exaggerating […]



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 […]


Siem Reap, here I come!

One more day and I will be off to Siem Reap, Cambodia on my (very likely) last teaching photo-safari for the year. Having organised and taught in 2 previous photo-safaris this year (Myanmar – March and Bali – June), I think it is time I start something different to keep my interest going. You see, […]


Which is better?

Assuming this is any good at all, which do you think is better, the one in color or the one in black & white? Personally I can't decide.

This was taken at a local market in Kayu Amba, Bali. It was early morning with the light coming from an alley to her right. Still quite […]


Pak Gulem at work

Pak Gulem is a friend of Pak Sara's. They are both from the village of Bedulu, Bali. You have seen a shot of Pak Sara. Here is a shot of Pak Gulem at work taken with the Nikon 24mm/1.4 @ f/1.4 1/640s ISO 200.



The fighting shadows

We had the opportunity to witness (and of course, to photograph too) a cock-fighting demonstration at Bedulu village, Bali. Even though it was a tame version of the banned cock-fighting of Bali, it was still an unforgettable experience to those who were witnessing it for the first time. The cockerels were not harmed during this […]


Pak Sara of Bedulu village, Bali

I met Pak Sara during one of my previous Bali photo-safaris. I made an appointment to meet him (and Pak Gulem – more of him later) again at his village because he is really friendly and has no problems posing for us. We were rewarded with some keepers from them. This is one of him […]