Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quote by Petar Kürschner

Photography is the air I breath, the water I drink, the fire I step through, the rock I'm standing on. ~ Petar Kürschner

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Streets of Bangkok

Bangkok city is a kaleidoscope of amazing sights. From very posh modern malls to traditional shops and street side hawkers. The sight is always changing and walking down the streets you can experience the Thai cultures from temples to amazing food. Thailand is a land of smile and I can say it is one of my favourite country to visit. People are friendly and always smiling.

There are over 8 million people living in Bangkok and indeed very crowded everywhere you walk. Add to that, the traffic isn't better and if you are caught in a traffic jam it can be unpleasant. I find the best way to see Bangkok is to use it's BTS skytrain which is clean and runs on time.

In the last photo above, it is one of the best thai food I ever had. It was at a hawker stall at a side street at the popular Silom street. It was a muslim dish with yellow coloured rich and chicken curry. The spicy soup is a clear version of the famous Tom Yum soup. The food was delicious and cheap.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Streets of Paris

Paris is considered by many as the most beautiful and romantic city in the world. The beauty in Paris is walking down its streets enjoying the magnificent architecture, a city oozing with art and rich culture. A city where you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon in a cafe sipping coffee and watching people walk by while music can be heard playing in the streets.

As Ella Fitzgerald sings the song "I Love Paris", in spring time, in fall, in winter and in summer, it's a timeless song that when you listen takes you back to that romantic city.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quote by Ansel Adams

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
~Ansel Adams

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Children Birthday Party

I have attended many kid's birthday parties. Birthday parties are usually where close friends of the family are invited and you would see a handful of little toddlers and children running around. There are of course the exceptional large birthday parties where almost every kids in the block are invited. It's like as if whole school football team has been invited.

One such birthday party was held at a park at Lane Cove. The birthday girl, Isabelle was was celebrating her 4th birthday. I was invited to shoot her birthday party. It was a well organised party where there were abundant food and games to keep the parents and kids occupied. Shooting a kid's party requires bit of stamina and fast reflexes as the kids could be running everywhere. Trying to snap children in motion can be quite challenging.

Read blogs on other photoshoot, family shoot

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bride photoshoot

I recently did a few hours of photoshoot for a bride-to-be at her amazing waterfront house in Sydney. It was a Hen's party where she invited all her girlfriends to celebrate her last remaining days as a single woman before the wedding day.

The shoot was quite fun as all the girls were dressed up. I was told they wanted to shoot 'Vogue' style and later to create the photos as Vogue magazine covers.

The shoot started at the jetty which is located at the front of the house just a few metres away. It has an amazing water view. Nina the bride-to-be was fun to shoot giving me lots of different poses. The main picture here is my favourite showing grace and elegant.

Next location for the shoot was the swimming pool upstairs above the house. The last location was indoor where we did formal shoot with studio lighting.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Portrait Photo Shoot

As a portrait photographer in Sydney, I get the opportunity to shoot many different portrait shoots from family shoot to couple shoot and of course individual portrait shoot.

Here are a selection of some of my favourite portrait shoot. The photos have been photoshop and retouched. When I photoshop an image, I would usually perform a contrast correction, polarize and bring out the colour. Retouching work can sometimes be time consuming especially when I have to remove blemishes, wrinkles and spots. One diffcult task is to perform a 'skin tuck'. Finally I perform skin softening and give the skin a glow.