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New Course Details Updated

New course details are updated in our “Courses” page. For all interested, please check it out. Recently, I have just started the 3rd batch of basic class and 1st class on wedding photojournalism.

I Quit

1. I quit shooting weddings after weddings, which is what I have been doing for many years, no time to think of what I really want to achieve artistically, neglected many clients in my busy schedule which I feel bad till today.

2. I quit from the repeated routine of shooting weddings. Artists need to break their usual routine, that’s when they can breathe some fresh air, and mature in their thoughts and feelings, thereafter reflected in their works.

3. I quit following the world in believing being rich and famous is an essential. There are just too many things in life that money cannot buy.

To all who cares for me and love my works, don’t you worry. I still shoot weddings, just that I only shoot a certain number of weddings per year. 38 weddings per year is way too many for me. I am a part-time wedding photographer, freelance teacher, freelance editorial and non-profit community photographer now. I love training people, believe in effective personal training and mentoring, enjoy the sincere company of my few associates from 1 Avenue Photography.

Rumah Kids 2 Opening Ceremony

Are we aware that there are many children without a home, without a family, without the love of mum and dad? They are just around us, near us, everyday, unnoticed, living their lives daily not knowing what’s going to happen tomorrow. To know how you can help, click here.

Rumah Kids 2 is the second home set up after Rumah Kids 1. There’s about 20 children in Rumah Kids 2 today. Today is the opening ceremony. It’s in an urban neighbourhood in USJ1 Subang Jaya, where we could be spending at The Summit, often forgetting that a home just near us needs our help. Time, talent or treasure… I’m sure we all have at least one of them to give. Agree?

Photography yesterday and today, what’s in for the future?

It’s amazing how photography has developed since the introduction of digital cameras. Respect for photographers has dropped tremendously over the years since digital has started to make photography “easier and easier”.

With the latest advanced technology in today’s DSLRs, more and more “photographers” arise, snapping thousands but choosing just a handful to put up in their blogs. Furthermore, images are tweaked(or repaired) using easily-available software. We are depending on “Chance-Shots” more than ever before!

It is no longer easy to judge a photographer’s real strength anymore since we hardly read the “whole book” (thousands and millions of multiple-shots) but only read that “few sentences” on websites and blogs. Talking about not to judge a book by it’s cover? (For my full set of proofs to read my “whole book” – click here).

Yesterday we took painstaking effort even in family snapshots, cause it’ll cost you a dollar or more if you make a mistake on film. Today, we snap away like nobody’s business leaving tons of trash images in our computer unedited, unseen for years. It’s time to really re-consider photography.

Art or Junk? Vision or Chance? Switch to your camera’s “continuous-shots mode” and click away non-stop like nobody’s business OR think, imagine, previsualize and feel before you shoot?

Digital shooters, it’s time to slow down and ask yourself who you really wanna be.

Slow Down!

Slow Down!

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rushing, rushing...

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Yesterday

Yesterday

Today

Today

Yesterday's snapshot

Yesterday's snapshot

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Images from Michelle & Aravind’s Kampar Wedding.

Pavilion Times has no space for these…

These are the gallery prints I could have put up during the previous joint-exhibition held by “hiplist” magazine at Times Bookstore-Pavilion KL. Only two of the following were exhibited, printed for the first time on HP Canvas. Well, I’m still perfecting my printing skills, but I must say, though the canvas were impressive, I still prefer Epson printers for it’s tonality, gamut and details.

pavilion exhibit-1

pavilion exhibit-1

pavilion exhibit-2

pavilion exhibit-2

The above are the 2 canvas I exhibited at Pavilion Times Bookstore. The one that attracted most attention is exhibit-1. I truly enjoyed the workshop I conducted there on a Sunday and enjoyed making new friends through the workshop like Andy from Penang, Joo, Juliana, etc. Keep your photography passion growing, guys! And not to forget, a “Big Thank You” to the 1 Avenue bunch who came to support me.

Love the expressions!

Love the expressions!

A fleeting moment of fun

A fleeting moment of fun

Preparation

Preparation

Ring Bearer

Ring Bearer

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candle-lit environment

candle-lit environment

One of the toughest environment to shoot when you wanna preserve the beautiful candle-lit moods and yet keep the faces exposed correctly.. Fun!

a candid moment

a candid moment

Or Kodak moment you call it.. why not Fuji moment, Canon moment, Nikon moment.. aiya.. cut the crap.. it’s… “ta dah”… Baby Chloe’s moment!!! (not her real name).

Love the composition!

Love the composition!

One of my favourite drinks

One of my favourite drinks

I must say – the bride, Lizi’s favourite drink is the above and probably her only drink since Hin Tong gotta used that to get into her room in the morning 🙂

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dancing bridesmaids

dancing bridesmaids

moving dishes

moving dishes

Blur is Beautiful

The following are some images from Michelle & Aravind’s wedding recently, a beautiful Indian wedding. Life is not always at F16 sharp all the time. We dream, our imaginations run, we all have a child in us who love to daydream and linger in our own little world at times… and my best time is when I’m on my potty.. ha ha 🙂

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make-up kit

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Family’s preparation for the wedding

preparation-I just love her eyes!

preparation-I just love her eyes!

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details-one of my favourite shots

details-one of my favourite shots

Love-my favourite!

Love-my favourite!

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I like the beard

I like the beard

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The Ceremonial Walk

The Ceremonial Walk

solitude

solitude

Looking at the mirror

Looking at the mirror

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Mum's Hug

Mum’s Hug

Welcome to My Blog

hkg-loveI am a Singaporean photographer based in Singapore/Malaysia and am available for travel.

I am primarily a portrait and street photographer. My commissioned works include weddings, artistic/commercial portraits, editorials and other commercial assignments. I teach private photography lessons and conduct photography workshops as well.

I love images which are spontaneous, real and impossible to be re-captured.

To me, photography is an emotional process.