May 10

Here are some selected photos from our pre-wedding photoshoot at Seoul. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them.

Namsan Tower.

Namsan tower is a very popular destination for tourist.

There were many around, but we found a nice secluded spot for these.

This was taken at the palace. The next few photos were also taken within the palace.

A beautiful shot with they city skyline and Namsan tower in the background

This photo was taken within 3 minutes while we were rushing to catch the last train back, and to catch the fried chicken + beer before the restaurant closes. While we were treading through this pedestrian tunnel, our numerous training and courses which had trained us to see beyond the plain old tunnel. We set up, placed the two love birds and asked them to show us the FIRE in them. Then.. CLICK ! … and we were on our way back to our beers and fried chicken.

The next day we woke up early.. our location : the site for Winter Sonata!

The photo location above should be familiar to those who follows the series.

Actually, the entire location should be familiar to those who follow the series


This location, Nami Island, is also another very popular tourist spot, for both foreign tourist and locals a like.

But we were quick to find several nice spot.

Spots which are away from the crowd.

But sometimes, there is no escaping the crowd,… so we made use of them to make this photo a little bit more interesting.

One of the iconic paths, lined with trees. It was cold, too bad there’s no snow to coincide with the ‘Winter Sonata’ location theme.

So that’s all there is for now. We hope that you enjoyed the photos. I am sure the lovely couple also did enjoy the photoshoot, as tiring and hectic it maybe, but fun it was!!



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May 04

Not long ago FingerOnShutter had an assignment of going over to Seoul, South Korea to photograph a lovely couple, our dear friends, Ian and Lilian, for their couple/engagement photos. Because we’ll be away in another country, we have to be well planned and prepared ourselves so that we will be all set for it.  Soon the day has arrived and we were so excited to venture to a foreign country to create beautiful pictures for the couple. So off we went….

As if there would not be enough photoshooting throughout our time in Seoul, photoshooting actually began on our way there and were enjoying ourselves already.

Finally FingerOnShutter has arrived in Seoul….

After a long flight to Seoul and getting ourselves checked-in, it was only right to do the first on our list of things to do; food.

Before we went over, our peers were telling us how we would be suffering in terms of food. Because, they told us, Koreans all eat vegetables and kimchi, and that Koreans seldom eat meat.

How wrong they were. We were absolutely enjoying ourself in terms of food. This one below in particular… open air BBQ buffet.

Yes, open air. Both of us are not too fond of BBQ-ing during the day as both of us do not fancy heaty scenario too much especially back in KL, but it was different here in Seoul as it was about roughly 12 Celsius, and BBQ-ing out doors is heavenly!

And check out the meats!….. Vegetables were just there to make us feel less guilty hahaha…

Another stunning food that not able mention much is this, their special fried chicken. All we can say is we still crave these until today, and not to mention their 1L mug of Beer compliments well indeed! 


Here is our accommodation which is situated in Myeongdong, walking distance to lots of shopping and Namsan Tower which is also one of our shoot location.

It’s a Guesthouse, to our surprise it was very clean, super cosy and comfortable with heated floors to keep us warm during the cold nights. The staff too were extremely friendly and helpful as well, a much welcomed trait to us.

This is the common area where guests and hostel employees hang out.

We have a little kitchen, which reminds me a lot of our university days. Each day, they stock fresh bread for us, complete with peanut butter, jam and coffee making facilities. All on the house. A much welcomed facility, especially when you are still hungry after the entire day of walking (and sometimes running) or mid-night snack to help you settle.

Also included, are these delicious instant noodles. Very nice to eat while sitting outside in the chilly morning.


Within walking distant is the happening Myeongdong shopping area. Lots of retail shops, selling everything from clothing to shoes to fashion accessories and make up stuff. Oh.. and food stalls as well.

But not to digress, besides shopping and food, our primary objective is the photoshoot.

So we packed up our gears… and off we went. Here I am enthusiastic.. .


It was not long that the weight of our equipment starts to bear down on me.

Then Jason took over. We took turns through out the trip to lug that big suitcase along. We thought that it was a good idea to drag along in a suitcase. Trust us.. it is not a good idea at all.

After that we lugged our stuff on standard backpacks. Much easier to manage. This photo is taken while photoshooting on Nami Island, where the drama Winter Sonata was shot.

We went everywhere on train. The train system there seems to be quite comprehensive. It was easy taking the train. Maybe it was because of the weather there being cold, so it’s easy to walk.

So we took the train, we walked, and we did the photoshoot.

We took some photos of us.

We took some photos with the bride…

And tried to take a proper photo with the groom

During the photoshoot we had so much fun snapping away that we totally forgotten the time. Here we were about to have our late lunch near by our shoot location in Nami island. By the way, here’s the bride and groom. Lovely couple, very nice people and furnishing us with good food.

Somehow John caught a little bit of a cold/flu in the middle of the shoot, and also was really not feeling well due to the immense pain due to his feet. Apparently those Adidas shoes did not fit him well enough.

Or maybe it’s just the cold, but this bowl of hot soupy ramen and some medication really did picked him up!

Never a dull moment with these two.


Do excuse us.. we were in the land where Gangnam style originated.. could not help it.

A sign of a potential model, always aware that a camera is pointed at his direction.

Back to the photoshoot, this is one of the location we shot, Nami Island. It was located somewhere outskirts of town which requires getting up very early and a bit of a travelling. We were all excited to get to this location to create beautiful pictures even if it means less sleep.

So we took a train, then a short cab ride and then a ferry ride to the island itself.

This place really is a popular tourist destination and it was packed with people upon our arrival. Good thing is the island is huge to accommodate all…

and we found some nice locations for the photoshoot.

The location of the infamous first kiss.

We certainly had loads of fun photoshoot these two. They were fun.. pro active..

and loves the camera.

Before signing off, here a photo….

This was the final location… it was very cold. Both Jason and I were feeling cold; and the two of us are hot blooded people who thrives in cold environments. So when we were covered up like that with our jackets, you can safely assume that it’s VERY cold. And the poor bride was only in a little dress. But she is a tough one, she powered on and completed the photoshoot and we adjourned to have a final fried chicken and 1L beer to end the photoshoot in Seoul.

Check back again soon for photos from the photoshoot.…


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Jul 01

It was dark when we loaded up our gears into the car. We were scheduled to do a photoshoot at a very exclusive hotel up in the hills. And with only a couple of hours open for us to work our magic, we wanted to ensure that we make full use of those couple of hours.

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We stopped by McDonald’s to have a nice hearty breakfast. We would not be able to have anything else until lunch.

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And it was still dark out when we continued our journey up north.

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And when light came, the skies got a little gloomy. Which is a good thing actually. Not too hot. :) We at FingerOnShutter do not like the heat. hahaha. We prefer the cold.

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After the long straight comfortable road of the highway, we ventured into the narrower and with much more twists and turn roads up to Cameron Highlands.

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Finally after about.. erm.. i am not sure actually.. but about 3-4 hours later, we arrived at the exclusive hotel. Very nice actually. And the nice cool weather makes sure that we do not have to wring our face towels……

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.. like this. It was one of the most comfortable shoots ever for us. Remember, we love the cold. The colder the better :)

Here we see the groom himself taking up his trusty Canon to photograph his wife getting ready.

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The groom… from squeezing between the chair and wall for his angle.

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He is an avid photographer as well. He was rather busy with his camera that day.

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No photos please. Interesting t-shirt. Fortunately what he wears does not relate directly to how he thinks. He’s not very camera shy.

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Somehow I like the effect of this photo. 24mm @ f1.8 gives a unique and interesting view and bokeh.

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The hotel had plenty of place for us to hang out while waiting for the bride to get ready.

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Then it was time to get down and serious and proceed with the photoshoot.

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Hmmm.. I wonder what these two are trying to do.

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We continued our photoshoot to one of the tea plantations. That’s Jason at the top of the hill.

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That’s me trying CLS on the couple.

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This is Ming… our make up artist for the day :)

After the whole day of driving and photoshooting, we decided to call it a day and proceeded up to the top of the hill.

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6666 feet above sea level.

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Oh.. sorry. We forgot that we had this for our quick lunch. Actually we wanted to have something big. But due to time constraints, we decided to have something quick, but nice.

We proceeded to head to the night market to pick up some vegetables, corns and other stuff not usually or readily available in KL. On the way…

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We encountered this very long queue of cars, which was about 1-2km long queueing up to the night market. This is crazy! But it was not that bad. We reached the night market about 10-15 minutes later. What was worse was the parking. Oh… my. Our lucky stars must be shining upon us that moment as a car was just reversing out of a park as we were passing by. *phew*

We stayed the night.

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It was kind of a cosy place. This photo was taken early the next morning. Nice sun, cooling weather. Ahhh…. bliss.

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After a nice hearty breakfast, we packed, and continued photoshooting the bride and groom.

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Had nice little quick lunch at Mary Brown and a little web surfing, and we were headed back to KL!

It was a fun trip. A successful photoshoot. And a refreshing break from the city. We are currently working on some of the photos from the photoshoot. We will be uploading them very soon. So check back often ok?


Oh.. by the way, some of the photos here are taken by HTC Legend using the ‘Lomo’ effect camera application :)

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