Recently, I came back from a trip from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – A frequent place I visit to shoot aside from Bangkok, Thailand. I am always on the lookout for accessories and systems to make my travels more efficient, as in packing the right accessories needed for the job. Below are 10 accessories/gadgets that I find very useful, I will share a little about how simple things can make such a huge impact during my travels. This article can be used as a checklist for beginners a
TECHNIQUES 1. Learn about the characteristics and capabilities of your camera body and lenses. It is important to know your gear well and how they function under different circumstances, not knowing enough about your gear would be like going to a battle without having the ‘foresight tip’ of your gun. Some examples such as the ‘sweet spot’ of different lenses and ‘exposure compensation’ of your camera body can be a deal breaker in sharpness and clarity of your picture. 2. If y
Having tried and tested many different lenses in the industry. What I am about to share may not be the best for a different photographer but at this moment, Nikon 50mm F1.4G is my favorite. I won’t go too much into the technical details but would like to share a little on why this is my favorite portrait lens so far. It has got the widest aperture Nikon has to offer and its chromatic aberration is pretty decent in my opinion, the f1.4 gives a lovely bokeh and has worked well
Here is a quick checklist of my workflow for outdoor portrait shoots.
1. Discussion On A Separate Day Prior to Shoot Day.
This is must for first time models/crew I work with. As a prior meeting before the shoot would ease off any tension and both parties would be able to discuss and agree on what to expect, this would mitigate any concerns, contracts, limitations, release, etc. Besides, I believe both parties would like to discuss in details ideas that work and agree upon e
Back then about 20 years ago, I was the pioneer batch of students in my secondary school. We had no seniors to look up to and nothing was set in place as everybody was trying to create different extra curriculum activities for ourselves, we practically started all sorts of 'ECA' as we go along. When I was around 14 years old, my history teacher, Mr. Low Siew Thian, was always carrying his SLR camera going around taking pictures of our school functions. Even when photography w