Portrait – Wawa Faizal

23 11 2009

Did a portrait from during one of our skate session sometimes in September. What do you guys think?

Madang Complex (8 of 9)

Madang Complex (9 of 9)





Behind The Scenes: “Salam Aidilfitri”

28 09 2009

Here’re a few pictures from the photoshoot for the Hari Raya greeting card that we (Zati and I) made for this year.

I came about with the idea a few weeks before Hari Raya. I was inspired to take the picture when I remembered seeing Bala’s picture a couple of years ago doing a fishbrain on a ledge wearing his traditional Indian clothing during deepavali. (I can’t find the link to the picture now, else, I would have posted that picture here. Bala, Keats, or someone who has the picture, could you guys send it to me or gime the link so I can post it here. thanks).

I talked to Zati about the idea and we agreed to it. In order to keep it as a surprise, we limited the number of people who would help out during the photoshoot and to find a suitable, quite place that we can do the shoot. I asked help from my cousin, Saiful, and a fellow rollerblader, Asnalicious. Both of them were really helpful during the shoot.

When we arrived at Muara beach, we had a few test shoots and tried to find a decent angle. Since it was almost 11am, it was really hot and the lightings were difficult to set up. We end up using only available light as we did not have enough strobe power.

MuaraRayaShoot (1 of 11)

Asnalicious was the man behind the camera. He’s been asking me questions about DSLRs as he’s wanting to get one for himself. He was eager to help out during the shoot and he can play around with my camera.

MuaraRayaShoot (2 of 11)MuaraRayaShoot (3 of 11)
MuaraRayaShoot (5 of 11)MuaraRayaShoot (6 of 11)

I asked Saiful to help me take videos during the whole photoshoot. I will be posting a short video within this week for the short behind the scenes videos. UPDATE: The video has been uploaded. Click here to see the video.

MuaraRayaShoot (7 of 11)MuaraRayaShoot (4 of 11)

There were also a funny moment when we had to help Zati get on top of the ramp. It wasn’t really a good idea to get her up there since she’s pregnant! But Alhamdulillah, nothing bad happened and we got the picture we needed.

MuaraRayaShoot (9 of 11)

These last few pictures were other alternatives that we had prior to settling with the chosen picture.

MuaraRayaShoot (10 of 11)

MuaraRayaShoot (8 of 11)

After we got the shot, we moved onto the small hut nearby for some post-wedding picture. I haven’t processed all the pictures yet, but here’s one as a teaser.

MuaraRayaShoot (11 of 11)

^Strobist info: 1 bare nikon sb600 on full power camera right slightly above our head level. Camera info: Canon 500D, 18-200mm @ 100mm, f/5.6, 1/250.

I would like to thank Zati, Saiful and Asnalicious to make this photoshoot happen. InsyaAllah we can come up with something similar or even better for next year. Once again, thank you very much.





Adidas

26 06 2009

Could these pictures be an ad for Adidas shoes? What do you guys think?

strobist - eyan adidas ad

strobist - zati adidas ad





Strobist: Spitang beach

22 06 2009

strobist - zati n eyan at spitang 1

Sets up done by me, but shutter pressed by my cuzen (pictured below taken by me):

Strobist - cpul at spitang





1970 Plymouth Cuda

20 06 2009

strobist - plymouth cuda





Strobing at home

17 06 2009

Went out earlier with my wife for a hair cut. I did this nice (at least for me) hair art done by Andy Law of Kathy Chai saloon.

After dinner, went for a short strobing session with the wife some where in Rimba, and continued the strobing session at home. Seen below is one of the picture taken at our house.

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Canon 500D + 18-200mm at 70mm (+ further cropping in pp), f/8, 1/30, ISO 200,

Strobist info: 1 SB600 at 1/4, 35mm, shoot through umbrella on lightstand, camera right, at roughly 45 degrees pointing downwards





Strobist: Sunset Potraiture

27 05 2009

zati 1

zati 2