Pak Gulam of Bedulu Village

As part of our village photography tour we met Pak Gulam at Bedulu village at his home. He is 72 yrs old and presently lives alone after his only son got married and moved out. He still manages his farm nearby and keeps a fighting cockerel as a hobby.

Here are some shots […]


At Pura Desa Mas

The procession soon arrived at the temple Pura Desa Mas. Along the road leading to the temple we met this group of children who were more than happy to pose for us.

You want to take our photos?

A bit shy initially.

But […]


Kharu in white

I have always wanted to re-process this and finally got down to do it. This is a very different workflow from what I used to do. I worked more on the skin, added some colors to the make-up and used a combination of blend modes. I hope you like it.

This is Kharunisia taken with […]


Happy go lucky

Life is short and I always advocate that it is better to consider a glass to be half full rather than half empty. The following shot always reminds me to be happy and never fails to put a smile on my face.

Taken at the Bali photo-safari organized by me a couple of months ago […]


Krystal Virulchanya – a revisit


My post-processing has evolved over the years and I thought it is time I revisit some of my early shots. Allow me to start with Krystal.

This was taken at a one-on-one workshop with Manuel Librodo in Bangkok in early 2007. Taken with Nikon D200 + Nikon 85mm/1.4 Aperture Priority @ f/3.2 1/500s ISO200.



Kharunisia – a revisit


Now that I am playing with new techniques in Photoshop I went back to some of my favourite shots to see what I can come out with.

Here is the result with the workflow I previously used to do: Here is with the new workflow:


Julia of Bangkok – a new form of post-processing


You have seen the results of the various techniques I frequently use in my post-processing. Today I would like to share with you a totally new technique which I thought is worth sharing. This involves the use of different blend modes, use of a monochrome image, play with Curves, Levels and Hue/Saturation all done […]


I love the lighting of this photo


Trying to get the Hmong people of Sapa to pose for a photo  during my trip there was usually declined unless you buy something from them. This lady was an exception.

I simply love the lighting of this photo. Taken with Nikon D3 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 Aperture Priority @ f/3.2 1/640s ISO400.


She was only 4

 I met her at Cat Cat village, Sapa in northern Vietnam. I was trekking down the Hmong tribal village carrying my Lowepro Computrekkar while she was climbing up carrying a "backpack" of her own… her 2 month-old brother! I soon found out that she was only 4. Suddenly my backpack didn’t feel so heavy anymore.