Saturday, February 27, 2010

Modifiers

Light modifiers are absolutely essential to control or a better word would be to make light work for you. There are tons of items out there which you can use as modifiers from the simple boards to files.

Pushing yourself to think out of the box when using these modifiers will open new doors to your photographic creativity and the most important part of this journey is take the time to have fun~!


Diffusing Boards

Bought a couple of diffusing boards of different density to try out last night. I quite like the effect that I can produce using different configurations. Must try to see how I can make full use of it for portrait shoots in the coming days.

Here's a shot I took last night using the 2 boards.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Stupid, stupid, stupid....

Was in a rush yesterday to go uphill to strobe my son with the Goddess of Mercy and what do I find? I've mistakenly packed the studio lights trigger instead of my speedlight trigger...brilliant!

Anyway boosted the ISO to 4000, f7.1, 1/125, fired away and went home sulking...

Note to self..thou shall triple check the triggers and receivers from now on.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Strobist Info

Two days ago I decided to add photos of my strobist info for the project 365 setup in order to help new strobists see how some of the lighting can be setup.

The images can be located here : Strobist setup

Hopefully with this guide, more new strobist will be able to come out with more outstanding photos for all to appreciate :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Outdoor portrait shoot

Had a good outdoor portrait shoot yestday for Denise. The lighting and the climate was favorable to us during the course of the shoot. We started off at a couple of bridges before heading deeper into the reserve for some shots amongst the trees.

Surprisingly not many people were there picnicking although it was a weekend which was fine with us. More pics are up in www.nutmegstudio.com

I used mainly 3 strobes throughout the course of the shoot.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Project 365 (Year 2-010)

My second attempt to try and complete Project 365 strobist style after stopping at day 118 last year. Wish me luck...lol

This is my speedlite carrier bag. I keep 5 speedlites with all the receivers, transmitter, gels, extra batteries, remote cables etc in this portable little bag that I double up as my hip bag for my lenses when I'm out shooting a wedding.

Sis and Cuz

My sister in law and cousins came over for a bit of portrait shooting yesterday. Good practice for me before the studio is ready in less than 2 weeks time.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wedding Season

Towards the end of last year (2009), we were fortunate enough to have been given the priviledge to cover quite a number of weddings just before the new year. It has become quite a norm for newly wed couples to hire wedding planners to spice up their wedding dinner decorations and from the shoots that we went to, the wedding planners did one hell of a job to make those weddings super grand~!

Here are just some samples of shots taken at those weddings and you may find more photos at our official site : www.nutmegstudio.com

Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger

1st day of Chinese New Year was celebrated yesterday with the usual visiting of relatives and friends. This year the weather was and still is extremely hot ranging from 38C in the morning and 32C at night. Even with the airconditioning switched on, it took hours for the room to cool down!

Both Janice and Kenneth were up for a shoot after lunch so a few quick snaps later, here are some family portraits :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Its been awhile....

It's been awhile since I had the opportunity to update the blog and for that I would like to apologize. My last update has been way back in August of 2009 (6 months ago!).

My crazy photographic schedule has taken me to many places during that time and I've shot a lot of wonderful wedding couples on top of my usual commercial shoots. The next few days will be hectic as well as I'll be giving a photography talk to the USM (University Science Malaysia) students and staff on this coming Thursday and I've yet to fully go through my presentation slides :)

With the Chinese New Year ushering in the Year of the Tiger round the corner, I would like to wish all my friends and families a Gong Xi Fa Chai~!!!!!

Till my next update (which will be soon ~ hopefully)... :)

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