Monday, November 29, 2010












Saturday, November 27, 2010

Batu Caves

This was the first time I shoot at Batu Caves. A nice place to meet foreigners and talk to them…

These Iranian kids came here for a week’s holiday in KL with their parents.



These two Turkish ladies were huffing and puffing by the time they reach the 200th stairs.


Strangely, though there are over 200 stairs, it was quite an easy climb for me, perhaps because of the short breaks to take photographs along the way?


Not sure where these kids are from, but their parents were quite willing enough to allow us photograph their children.




As usual, seeing people praying inside the cave…





The team of photographers… =D


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dinner Together


Dinner to bid farewell to 3 學長姐...


Table full of food, and yet like not enough… they ordered some more!



A final group photo of all of us…


Will miss them dearly when they’re gone… 慈濟路上一同精進,大家加油哦!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Associated Press Photojournalist

Got this rare opportunity to meet up with an AP Photojournalist. It was a nice meet, and I definitely learn a lot from him.

We had some great discussion, saw some of his great photos, listened to how he tells each and every story, his photography life and his passion. Great boost to my photography knowledge and passion.

Definitely cherish the time we sat down to discuss about things that mattered.

Also, he shared some tips and other survival tips on the field too!


1. Wherever you go, always bring along DRINKING WATER and a TORCH LIGHT.

1. Zebra brand stainless steel tray is the best bullet proof material.

2. They shoot whatever they like, and share it with the whole world!

2. Always find out what’s going on with the local, ask the local journalists for info.

3. A great photo archive is at

3. He uses 24mm 1.4 and 50mm 1.4 most of the time. Occasional 70-200mm 2.8.

4. Shoot more, observe more, study more images.

4. Compose your shots in your mind before you shoot.

5. When you’re there, just shoot, don’t think. Multiple shots helps too.

5. Find your personality. What makes your photographs so special, that people recognise it’s your work almost immediately??

6. Get your settings right before you use your cam. Also, A- and S-priority modes are very useful.

6. Sometimes, you just need a bit of luck on your side.

7. Adobe Lightroom is a very good friend. Organize your photos!

7. Emergency training is vital if you want to go to dangerous areas. You NEED IT!

8. Keep cropping and editing to the minimum. Occasional vignetting is fine.

8. Zip bags are very good during rain season. Cheapest protection is the microwave food wrap.

9.  If possible, keep triple backups – Laptop HDD, External HDD X 2.

9. Understand the local culture goes a long way.

10. During news reporting, always talk to the news journalist. Know what they’re writing.

10. Small cameras go a long way, when shooting photographs at sensitive areas which may attract unwanted attention. Be careful, NEVER attract other people’s attention.

So hope you guys learn some new things too ya!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

5 malls + Little India at Brickfields

Went to 5 malls yesterday… it seemed like I surprised myself… haha.

Wanted to look for a pair of decent shoes, not too expensive ones, but the ones I saw were much out of my budget. Anyways, I just took some time to look around.

Some crazy stuffs happening at Bukit Bintang:

(1) People doing promotion on YES 4G service in front of Lot 10.


(2) A tall girl promoting “The Body Shop” Perfume in front of the mall.


(3) People queuing up to spend money at this Japanese Uniqlo shop.



Later on, a few friends of mine joined me on a trip to Brickfields for some photoshoot. Since it was Deepavali yesterday, so we went to Little India. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a wrong timing, so not many people were around that area.

Anyways, since we’ve got some time, we dropped by an indian Buddhist temple Maha Vihara at Brickfields.



This lady seemed so depressed… don’t know why…


A nice sunset…


After that, we went for dinner and visit the newly built water fountain at Little India.


So may people there, so crowded…


Here’s all four of us.


Fun, but tiring indeed… Definitely more trips in the future… =D

Thursday, November 4, 2010