Yellow

It was Red the last time. This time it is Yellow. 😉

This was taken at an abandoned bungalow in Kuala Lumpur during my one-on-one workshop with Lin Tun of Myanmar. I had to shoot wide open and increased the ISO to get a decent shutter speed. Taken with Nikon 17-35mm Aperture Priority @ f/2.8 […]

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Red – how to frame a face

Many a time we need to make a tight portrait more interesting by framing the face with whatever we have at our disposal. Shawls, hands, leaves, natural shadows etc will all work. Here, Dian Sharlin has exemplified this perfectly. Notice how she used the red shawl and her hands to frame her face. Notice the […]

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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 […]

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Another of Farinaz

I have received comments that Farinaz Banoo Motiei reminded one of Elizabeth Taylor. I will let you be the judge. 😉

Here is another shot of her.

Aperture Priority @ f/3.2 1/160s ISO400

HMUA – Nigel Nj

One-on-one workshop with participant Tharma Lingam

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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 […]

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By the window

Or what's left of one. This was taken during my last workshop.

Window side-lighting is a great place to shoot especially in available light photography. This will be used to the max for this Friday's one-on-one workshop where I will be faced with many challenges. Should be fun.

Model […]

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A recent workshop with Juria Hartmans

I recently had a one-on-one available light portraiture workshop with Sanjeev Verma, a very keen hobbyist from Singapore. Natacha Meunier was the planned model but due to some last minute unforeseen circumstances, Natacha could not make it and, being the professional that she is, she recommended her friend Juria Hartmans as a replacement. I initially […]

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Nikon Club Malaysia – Banhup Available Light Portraiture Workshop September 24th-25th, 2011

The workshop finally came and went. It was a day for creativity to flow and flow it did especially from the enthusiastic participants.

I must thank all the participants for making life so easy for me as an instructor. Judging from the shots that the participants have sent me, I must say that I am […]

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Glee

It is always  refreshing and comforting to see smiles and laughter from anyone. It doesn't matter where this laughter has come from, it is always a sight to behold.

The laughter we had from this image was no different. We were at a village outside Siem Reap, Cambodia when I took this shot. The children […]

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