Saturday, March 27, 2010

Before & After Portraiture Shots

Many of my fellow photogs did ask me this question. Why portraiture? Why does a structure of the human bone fascinates me? Easy question to understand, but hard for me to explain, personally. Let me just put it this way......you can imitate a structure of a building, you can imitate and build a landscape, but you can never imitate the bone structure of a human being or its character. One may undergo the excrutiating pain in plastic surgery and look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, but you can never be Brad Pitt or AJ. Each one of us are unique in our own way. That is what I like to capture. The person and his or her character will be reflected on print, and it can be cherished for a lifetime.

Post processing...... as to whether one should or should not enhance a picture, is for each individual photographer's own choice. Personally, there is no right or wrong to this issue. The most important thing is, so long your customer gives the thumbs up, then you're doing your job right. Let me end here with this before and after shots processed using on Adobe's Lightroom 2 software. Cheers and happy weekend :)




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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Questions & Answers!!

Q: WHAT ARE THE SMALL BUMPS AROUND A WOMAN'S NIPPLES FOR?
A: It's Braille for 'SUCK HERE'.

Q: WHAT IS AN AUSTRALIAN KISS?
A: It's the same as a French kiss, but 'down under.'

Q: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 365 USED CONDOMS?
A: Melt them down, make a tire, and call it a Goodyear.

Q: WHY WERE HURRICANES NORMALLY NAMED AFTER WOMEN?
A: Because when they come, they're wild and wet. But when they go, they take your house and car with them.

Q: WHY DO GIRLS RUB THEIR EYES WHEN THEY GET UP IN THE MORNING?
A: Because they don't have any balls to scratch...

BONUS QUESTION & ANSWER:
Q: What is a man's Ultimate embarrassment?
A: Running into a wall with an erection and breaking his nose.

(Nominated as the world's best short joke)
3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath. "Mom," he asked, "Are these my brains?" "Not yet," she replied.

Monday, March 22, 2010

No more headaches.....

A woman comes home and tells her husband, "Remember those headaches I've been having all these years? Well, they're gone."


"No more headaches?" the husband asks,
''What happened?"


His wife replies, Margie referred me to a hypnotist. He told me to stand in front of a mirror, stare at myself and repeat
"I do not Have a Headache;
I do not have a headache, I do not have a headache.."

It Worked! The headaches are all gone."


The husband replies, "Well, that is wonderful."


His wife then says, "You know, you haven't been exactly a ball of Fire in the bedroom these last few years. Why don't you go see the
Hypnotist and see if he can do anything for that?"

The husband agrees to try it

Following his appointment, the husband comes home, rips off his clothes, picks up his wife and carries her into the bedroom.


He puts her on the bed and says,

"Don't move, I'll be right back."


He goes into the Bathroom and comes back a few minutes later and jumps into bed and makes Passionate love to his wife like never before.


His wife says, "Boy, that was wonderful!"


The husband says, "Don't move! I will be right back."
He goes back into the bathroom,
comes back and round two was even better than The First time.


The wife sits up and her head is spinning.


Her husband again says,
"Don't move, I'll be right back."
With that, he goes back in the bathroom.
This time, his wife quietly follows him and there, in the Bathroom,
She sees him standing at the mirror and saying,
"She's not my Wife.
She's Not my wife.
She's not my wife..."

His funeral service will be held on Friday.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Anuar & Ella Wedding Images

Hiya folks

This will be one quickie wedding post. Anuar & Ella (no....not the rocker lady!!) got wed last weekend, and I was thrilled to be the official photographer. Both of them fell in love whilst working in the same company....which is actually a Golf Course in Kuantan. We had this idea of taking some shots at the golf course, using a Driver and a golf ball as the props. It was a pretty simple wedding without much hassle. Both Anuar and Ella were so accomodating and were so eager to pose for me. I had so much fun during the session. To both Anuar & Ella, congratulations again :)



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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kampung Beserah Photoshoot

This was an outing organized by my studio in Kuantan. And for the benefit of every new readers, just a little background of my studio. Located right in the middle of Kuantan town, we (my partners and I) named our humble little studio Silhouette (pronounced as Si-lu-et) Studio & Gallery. Officially launched last October 2009, we specialize in weddings and portraiture. We also cover bits and pieces of commercial and modelling shoots every now and then.

Okay....and now to the agenda at hand. Kampung Beserah is a fishing village located north of Kuantan and is approximately 5-6km from town. Living in Kuantan for the past 33 years of my life, I have not heard of this location before.....which in reality means, I have to get out more :P

To tell you the truth, I am and still not into locally produced movies, be it Malay or Chinese movies or dramas. My wife had been bugging me to get a hold of this local movie entitled "Woo-Hoo!!" I have to seriously give credit to the director and actors that made this movie interesting to watch. A typical Malaysian scene with loads of laughter and family values. Adding to the mix of our multi-lingual community, the movie was filmed almost entirely in Kampung Beserah with bits and pieces of scenes shot in Kuala Lumpur. Right after the watching the movie, I told my partners that we MUST organize a photoshoot at thiss beautiful stretch of beach.

So without wasting anymore of your precious time reading my draggy post, here are some of my images. The models were Maykuan (Ms Pahang Tourism finalist) and Mish Miela (one of my buddy's soon to be wife). Will definitely shoot here again for my next pre-wedding assignments :)

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Teluk Cempedak Model Shoot

Hi guys......phew!! Wud a hectic week. Working in 2 different shifts at the same time is killing me. Besides looking for potential investors for the bank,, I had to solicit for wedding jobs as well. No time for myself and the mrs nowadays, and I think I have to sort my priorities straight. All work and no fun makes "The Mrs" a very depressed and lonely wife. So, I have decided to at least have a day's out for ourselves once a week and a holiday out of Kuantan, once every 2-3 months, which I think is do-able. I'll have more time to spend with her should I quit my current job as a "miserable kuli'.

We did another fun outing, this time in Teluk Cempedak with 2 models. Polin has limited experience but Shine Leong had none. A good photographer would be able to teach and guide his/her model how to pose and capture the exact angle to enhance the models' features. Here are some examples that were captured during the shooting.


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