Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wedding gown shoot

Today saw us going to our gowns facility to have a photoshoot of the latest arrivals. Poor Jack had to ferry practically our whole studio setup over there all by himself - respect~! Many thanks goes out to Huey Li, Caroline, Cheryl, Jess (our wonderful models), Minn & CH (our super pro makeup professionals) for taking the time to join us in our shoot.

We started a bit later than expected (around 9am) for the makeup and actual shoot started at around 11.30am. We managed to complete the shoot just in time for lunch at 1.30pm.

For more photos, please go here : Link

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sky Residences - Lifestyle Living

Received a call from Eupe asking us for a lifestyle concept shoot for thier upcoming TV program in Astro. We had less than 24 hours to plan for the shoot but that’s part and parcel of the job. Packing our gears right through the night we headed for the location the next day – Sky Residences in Sungai Petani.

The whole shoot lasted for 6 hours and at the end everyone was tired but super happy. Many thanks to Huck Lee and Michelle for the great hospitality.

In this shoot we used the Canon EOS 7D with Canon 17-40mm f4L lens. For the strobes, we used 3 x 300W lights and the Octabox. These were triggered using the Pixels triggers which allowed for high sync speed strobe.

For more photos of the shoot please go here : Link

For more info on these gorgeous homes, please go here : Link

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Uncle Zack by the beach

Was chatting with a client a few weeks ago which led to us having to shoot the new wing of their dining location aptly named "Uncle Zack by the beach" at Parkroyal Hotel. Taking full advantage of the beautiful beach and sunset opportunities, a row of dining tables on raised platforms were built right at the edge of the beachline.

You can order anything from their menu and have them bring the food to you at this location. We took with us the Canon 7D and the Canon 17-40mm f4L as we needed a more compressed DOF. We then took 2 strobes triggered by the on board Canon 7D commander to light up the tables and surrounding areas.

Luckily the clouds formation were beautiful and we ended up with this shot.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

After a hectic day....

Day started off with a calendar shoot at SPCA for next year's SPCA calendar. We had 6 cats and 4 doggies (another 2 doggies were already shot earlier) to make up the 12 months of the new calendar. Lots of cute poses and expressions all round :)

After that it was off to Old Town at New World Park to run this month's ShutterAsia Food theme outing. Turnout was bigger than expected and we snapped away at eggs, coffee, bread and whatever item that was placed on the table. Thought the gang on off camera flash techniques and types of settings to use.

Day ended with Adrien doing the funny face for me to get this shot :)


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flash synching 'em

Ever since I got into strobing, finding the trigger that is able to sync above 1/250 (high speed) has always eluded me (as I am too poor to afford Pocket Wizards) that was until last week when I walked into Hike and saw a pair of Pixel Knight triggers (fancy name).

Anyway a quick check on its specs and I was hooked. Ability to have multichannel control, high speed sync to 1/8000, full manual control direct from trigger and lastly for those who are lazy TTL :P

Coming in at 1/3 the price of a PW it was a no brainer and with addition of white LEDs to light up the display..poof its in the bag~!

Built quality is not bad for a made in China product (will see how long they last) and both the trigger/receiver uses a CR2 battery each. Easy menu systems lets you set the desired settings quickly to get that shot.

Will continue to test out the range and coverage (behind walls etc) in the coming weeks so stay tuned :)

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