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,…

Jane Kwan
Evie Wong
Evie Wong

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…