Q-Chan’s Wedding

So the time has come. My baby sister got hitched by her school days guy.

In a modest celebration began with solemnization and followed by a feast, Q-Chan celebrated her happy day with her life partner. And I had the honor of photographing the event.

Since not much I can give to you Q-Chan, this is all my brotherly love for you. Semoga berkekalan hingga akhir hayat, Insya-Allah.

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Graduation and convocation portraits

 

I have created a special section for convocation and graduation pictures that I have photographed recently. Do enjoy them!. Contact me for booking of pre-graduation session or convocation day photography.

 

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Fateha’s engagement

Back in April, I was given the opportunity to capture someone’s special to me who is having her engagement ceremony.

Shot most of the pictures with my now trusty Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens. Can’t imagine what I would do photographing without this lens. I think more primes coming up in my bag after this.

Please enjoy the rest of my selection!

Tudungs Galore in Makeshift Studio

Since the last post, I have played around with some flashgun setup that featured image-QChan tudungs portrait makeshift studiocan used as our makeshift studio at home.

With some umbrella and softbox we continued making some more images of Qchan and her tudungs that she makes herself. Lately she has been making quite few good looking ones and I decided to photograph Qchan modelling them. As always, Qchan is more than up for it.

We experimented with one Canon 580Ex as key light and use the white umbrella as reflector instead of shoot thru setup. For some reason, Qchan prefers the natural shadow falloff  instead of bright white background. So we got the same light setup as the last shoot.

Qchan made quite a number of tudungs so she took turn styling them all.

Due to the small flash low output, I limit the shots to only headshot. Besides, we were focusing on displaying the tudungs so I guess its ok.

If you noticed, some of the shots have different skin tones. This is because in some of the shots, I placed a silver reflector and that made Qchan looked a little fairer.

Do you like the shots? Please leave comments below!

Qchan’s Portraits in Makeshift Studio

In previous post, myself and Qchan went to the lake nearbyfeatured image-QChan portrait makeshift studio
our place for a quick senior portrait session.

I wanted to test my newly acquired remote flash trigger, the Yong Nuo YN622c during the session but being new piece of equipment and lacking usage time with it, I could not get it to work when I wanted it to. All the eTTL flash fired were overexposed and I knew something was wrong but I had no time to troubleshoot due to the fast fading sunset.

But as soon as we lost the last ray of golden light, I tried seating the trigger unit to seat and its locking ring tighten properly. It turns out, the unit on my camera hotshoe was not seated properly and with a slight push and a satisfying *Click* , I fired a quick shot and the flash exposed properly.

Once we got home, I quickly set-up the one light that I have, a Canon 580EX with a shoot thru umbrella on a lightstand and the YN622c as remote receiver. One light is all I have and these are the results. And all these done in our living room.

iqaeds-photography-portrait-studio-offcamera-lighting-15Being just one light and shoot thru umbrella, the result is pretty dramatic, with the grey falloff background and the high contrast ratio. The light ratio is certainly not flattering like those glamor fashion shots but with some of Qchan’s poses, it just worked for us.

Depending on how the light hit Qchan’s face, the portrait could be somewhat moody or cheerful at times. Since there’s no modelling light, I can only chimp my result on screen to see if it works.

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My favorite shot of the session!

Once we had tried with the shoot thru umbrella, I played around with the setup a bit and adjusted to have the light bouncing off the umbrella instead. This brought out a more bigger swath of light, at the expense of flash juice of course and slow recycling time but gave a more flattering look to the shot ( with the help of little retouching here and there too in Adobe Lightroom).

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Light bouncing off white umbrella. The background is slightly brighter too from the bouncing light from our white ceiling.

From there, I fooled around in Adobe Photoshop and got the below;

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For the record Teen Vogue, this is just messing around and not for real

Interesting when we get the flash off the camera eh? Hope you like the shots!

iQ

Best of – portraiture photography

Photographing people has been one of my favorite genre for a while now. If I am not photographing an event a la reportage style, I love having portraits photo session with my clients, going through the fun of planning for shots, choosing location and just simply letting loose during the session.

I love photographing with natural lights at beautiful outdoorsy locations in Klang Valley and its surrounding sites.

If you have a favorite location that you want your portraits taken be it solo or with your loved ones, hit the Contact page and keep in touch!

Event & Travel photography

As I love to travel, I try to capture as much photographs of the beautiful events, places, people and landscapes that I have witnessed over the years. It serves as beautiful memories to remind all of us, what a wonderful world we live in.

If you like me to capture your special day be it concert or convocation, baby showers & birthdays (I love birthdays!) and plus corporate events please keep in touch via the Contact link above or leave a comment below.