Apr 08

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Nadia Heng for Today’s Choices Magazine. She was on the cover!!

Nadia is such a wonderful person to be with. For the lack of a better description, she lights up the room simply by walking into it. She is that brilliant! She is easy to talk to, easy going and fun. None of those primadonna syndrome which some may choose to exhibit.

Nadia is a former Miss Malaysia-World 2010/2011 and is currently Hypp TV Host. She is also XIXILI’s ambassador and Asian Shark Conservation ambassador. Oh.. and should you need an emcee, Nadia’s your girl as she too is an awesome emcee.

The photoshoot location was at Saujana Hotel just off Subang Airport Road. Our first location was at Senja Restaurant. Although named in Malay, Senja is actually serves fine Italian cuisines. The aroma of the wood fire really gets your appetite going. Anyways, back to the shoot.

The restaurant is flooded with light which makes for wonderful natural light shots.

But of course we snuck in a shot or two with creative lighting.

Very interesting lighting we had that day.

The restaurant were kind enough to bear with us while we move some tables and chairs to make way for better angles.

We had load of fun photographing Nadia. As you can see from the photos, the team were enjoying themselves.

Nadia was always on hand to review, comment and improve on the photos!

See what I mean? At each location, and each set, Nadia makes sure that everything is up to par, especially on her end.. and to a certain extend, help us improve the photos.

Oh… there was an awkward but extremely hilarious moment. Not gonna post it up here. But you can, by all means, ask us :)

And last but not least.. here’s a quick group photo before we waved goodbye and got caught in the rain trying to get back to our parked cars :S

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Oct 30

We recently had the opportunity to photograph the sizzling Patricia for a local lifestyle magazine, Today’s Choice. People like Patricia is always on a tight schedule, and being in a tight schedule often make people cranky, but not Patricia. Her warm personality and ability to connect with people around her made the photoshoot much easier than anticipated. Of course, the peeps at VMA were very accommodating and pleasant to work with as well.

You can pick up Today’s Choice at selected various locations like Starbucks and Coffee Bean, Dome and Chawan, gyms, and other restaurants. The magazine is also now part of the inflight magazine for Berjaya Air.

Patricia is a well known DJ, especially in the local music industry with a stunning talent to spin interesting beats and a very nice lady with a big heart.

Here are some of the ‘behind the scene’ shots during the photoshoot.

While we were busy setting up the ‘studio’, our resident make up artist, Alexis, was hard at work..

Direct to Macbook for maximum reviewing.

A shy Patricia?… nah!! .. just fooling around :)

The VMA team was rather hands on as well.

Checking outcome of the photoshoot to ensure that everything jives. Here, Jason seems to be explaining how to hold a kaya bun for maximum grip without sacrificing ‘biting spots’.

Patricia also likes to get involve…

Hmm.. I wonder what were they looking at to have that kind of response from Patricia.

Our resident make up artist, Alexis, also wanted to ensure that she has done a fine job. Well, Alexis, you did a marvellous job! Most of the time she was hogging the Macbook to ensure that the make up is spot on, and to see if there’s any need for a touch up or two.

So, should you require make up service, do contact Alexis. You can find her contact information HERE.

BTW, anyone notice the team shirt? :)

We certainly had a fun time photography Patricia. And thanks to the team at VMA who made this possible, and also thanks for the lovely dinner :)

There’s more projects and shoots to come. So stay tuned.

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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 fishingcow.blogspot.com 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?

Cheerio!

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

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May 18

Hmm.. it has indeed been a very long time since we updated our blog. But no matter. Better some than none. We had the honour of meeting Nicole a couple of weeks back during of our mamak-ing sessions. She strike me as a very nice and bubbly person. Thanks to Ian who made arrangements to have Nicole as our model of the day last weekend.

 

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This is Ian.. with the camera which he would be replacing very soon with something he has been salivating over ever since he tried one out. More on that when he finally gets one. :)

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The day started off with everyone arriving at location with 5 minutes of each other. Not bad considering how deeply rooted we are on ‘Malaysian-timing’. Nicole went to work immediately on her make up..

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The rest of us? …

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We were a bit restless and kan cheong. So we started to photograph her making up :)

 

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Both sets also we kancheong take the photos.

 

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Our theme for that shoot was black and white. Well, we based it loosely on black and white.

 

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And a little bit of creative lighting to add some drama to the photos.

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Of course most of the time, I was on available light. I do not know how the photos come out yet. Jason probably had completed processing his set of photos. I have yet to get started. :) He has a very good reason to have completed his processing. That is another blog entry. We shall wait while he compiles photos and put into words about his new toy soon. :)

And last but not least… the obligatory group shot.

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Coming up next… photos from the shoot.

Stay tuned.

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Mar 05

Hi guys…

As promised, here are some of the photos from last weekend’s photoshoot with the lovely Ras. As mentioned in our earlier blog, she’s multi-talented with a wide interested including the male dominated drift and paintball sports. Maybe one day we shall include these two elements into the next shoot? What say you Ras?

Anyways.. let’s have the photos shall we?

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See the smile… can melt the coldest and hardest of any stone cold hearts.

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Thanks Ian for putting together this shoot.

And of course, thanks Ras for being our wonderful and professional model :)

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