I haven’t been exactly on time in terms of producing my own VLOGS due to the sheer amount of work in recent months. So here it is, the long overdue VLOG featuring Janice Tan, shot in Ma-ni Thai Restaurant at Tanjung Malim.

I’m spending more time on my new venture Fuuwah.com, an online magazine featuring Malaysian and international models. The style is a bit of Maxim / FHM, so if that’s your cup of tea then do head over there to check out the stories and pictures. Currently the stories on Janice Tan and Leng Sean seem to be quite popular. The recent babe coverage from Malaysia Superbike Championship is also getting…

I’ve been dabbling a bit into videography this year, starting with simple behind the scenes videos of my Hypertune shoots and now graduating into making short sizzle reels for people. The first few projects were freelancing to help out with video work for Panasonic Malaysia (camera division). In those projects I was either the A cam or B cam guy. It was definitely a good learning experience and I’m grateful…

Truth to be told I had major reservations about mirrorless and micro 4/3 cameras as the earlier iterations didn’t produce that much of good image quality, whether in RAW or JPEG format. Most of the time this was because high ISO settings would degrade the usefulness of the photos unless it’s meant for sharing on social media or to be printed out small on a magazine page. The Sony a5100…

A new year and a new list of equipment that I want to buy if I had the money. My friends who follow me on Instagram and Facebook are well aware of the fact that I’m now quite into doing videos. And it comes as no surprise that a bulk of my wishlist contains equipment meant for video. In no particular order they are: 2nd hand Canon EOS 70D (as…

So this is my second time covering Formula 1, the first time being back in 2011 while I was working for Asia Reach Media. I remember clearly back then that it was quite hard to shoot anything with the constant loud sound coming from the F1 engines. Fast forward to now and the engines are tamer and there isn’t any need for ear plugs anymore. The 2016 Formula 1 Malaysia…

It was a year ago that I made the trip to Thailand for the 36th Bangkok International Motor Show with a few friends. I’m not making the trip to this year’s show which should start tomorrow, but what better way to bring back some memories than to share this short video clip of last year’s show. The video footage is a bit shaky as the camera was handheld without any…

This photo shoot with a model friend of mine took place sometime in December. It was for the January issue of Hypertune magazine, featuring ROWE products in a 5-page gallery. My go-to lighting set up for all indoor shoots has been the Phottix 6-feet parabolic umbrella. It takes less than a minute to setup anywhere I go, and if the location isn’t spacious enough I can always use my brandless…

It’s been some time since I gave my blog some loving. I’ve finished a commercial photo shoot job about a month ago, and that, along with some work from 2015 will be added to a new gallery quite soon. Here are just some samples from a shoot done for YFS Concept Store last year, with some graphics added by their design team for their Facebook page. (Gallery after the click)

It’s really no big secret that the best lighting to bring along with you is none other than sunlight. Good sunlight gives all round lighting, brings out contrast, and just plain makes everything look livelier in the picture. But there are times when you are faced with a situation that sunlight isn’t enough. It’s during these times that you will find having one speedlight and one light stand with you…

This post update is a few months late. As usual I got tied up with work at the office so much that I neglected this blog. But no more! Here are some unused pictures from my shoot with Jennifer Nguyen a few months back for Hypertune magazine. To find out more about Jennifer, head over to her story at Hypertune’s website. The light setup used was 3 studio lights, with…

I was thinking of doing a how-to speedlight lighting set-up for hotel rooms a few months back and came to realise that there’s no point for me to do so. Photographer Michael Zelbel has already done some excellent diagrams and videos on hotel room lighting setup some time ago and it’s worth having a look. PhotoWhoa featured his videos on their blog earlier this year. Be ready to spend some…

The King of Asia Drift Exhibition Series will be the last event to be held at Speedcity in Kuala Lumpur. The venue, well known for hosting motorsports events for the past few years, will make way for development of either condos or office blocks. So it is quite fitting for Speedcity to hold this new drift series, exhibition it may be, as its’ last hurrah. Motorsports in Malaysia has lost…

A few weeks ago I took on a commercial project to shoot shoes for a brochure. How many shoes? I lost count of it by the end of the first day, but suffice to say that it was somewhere between 100 to 200 pair of shoes. Now that I think about it, there might have been more than 200 pairs of shoes! It was a quite taxing shoot as budget…

Sharpen the Saw is Stephen R. Covey’s seventh habit from his highly popular self-help book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. How does “Sharpen the Saw” relate to a photographer?

I got my hands on the FUJIFILM Instax Share SP-1 printer about a week ago and was mighty impressed with the ease-of-use and speed of the printer. It prints on the regular FUJIFILM Instax Mini Instant Film – which means each print can be a bit pricey. But hey, you get that Instax look which is hard to be replicated on any normal printer. Printing is done via a smartphone…

On location lighting setup for portraits are fast and easy to do. I recently completed a job for IMU which required me to shoot over 20 portraits of lecturers in four different locations. Each lecturer needed to be shot differently, so there was just some small tweaks in terms of moving them around in each location – but the lighting remained the same throughout 80% of the time. Lighting consisted…

This was my third trip to Bangkok though it marks the second time I’m there for the Bangkok International Motor Show. Venue was the same as last time, which is Impact Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center. The show took up three hall space so it was not surprising that I got very tired from walking all over the place. There weren’t any major changes to the layout of the booths,…

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I was inspired by an article on FStoppers titled “Shooting With Mixed Studio Lighting” and decided to have a go at it, by shooting with 2nd curtain sync flash. Jane was nice enough to volunteer as the model for my test shoot. I know more or less how the theory works, but putting it into action takes a bit of mucking around with the light settings. What I did was…