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 […]


The Light

And how I created it.

We met these 2 children at one of the temple ruins in Siem Reap. With the help of our tour guide we managed to get them to pose for us.

This shot was taken without the rays of course but the lighting then was really good. After I processed it […]


In the mood

Here are 2 shots taken of Natacha Meunier during my Nikon Malaysia workshop at the end of last year. I want to specially share these because I simply like the mood created by the lighting…and specially enhanced by post-processing of course.

Taken in available light with window side-lighting and a reflector to fill in some […]


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 […]


Bali, a never-ending story

I have lost count of the number of times I have been to Bali. For the past few years, I have been there at least once a year – sometimes even twice in a year! Despite that I never seem to get enough of this magical island. When one has nice food, really friendly people […]


New prices for my ebooks

October news!

In conjunction with me being featured as photographer of the month of October 2011 at I would like to announce the new prices for all my ebooks.

Here are the new prices:

Ebook on Portraiture Post-processing for Beginners – US$33.90   New Price US$26.90

Ebook on Portraiture Post-processing for the […]


Vintage Kharu

I have so many files to process that I almost do not know where to start. And I have files since March that I have not finished processing!

Well, I have to start somewhere as these files begged to be processed. For a start here is one of Kharunisia Jazmin taken during the Manuel […]


What a workshop!

It was an interesting available light portraiture workshop indeed with so many new "experiences". Firstly, Burke Strickland flew all the way from Texas for this one-on-one workshop. Before that, the furthest among my participants were from Singapore.

Secondly, we have been planning this for a few months and on the evening of the workshop, I […]


Banhup Workshop with Nikon (Malaysia)

In collaboration with Nikon Malaysia and their Nikon Club, I will be having a 2-day portrait workshop on September 24th and 25th, 2011 specially for beginner-to-intermediate level photographers, or advanced photographers who would like to learn my style of available light photography and post-processing.

Here then are the details:

Theme : "Shooting with Available […]