Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's a wrap for a campaign shoot!

Last Monday, 17-FEB-2014, we had an advertising campaign shoot for a revolutionary home electrical appliance. It's been a privilege for me to be a part of this. More updates after the product launch soon. All I can say is that it's been good working with a great client and a fantastic team!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

First Pano outing and I forgot the bottom plane!

It rained last night, which meant that there will be good weather in the morning. True enough it was. I went out to shoot a panorama of Kuala Lumpur's sunrise via Kampung Baru flats. My art director friend, Khairul Hasbullah has been kind enough to share me the shoot spot. I'd also like to thank my buddy Azwan for agreeing to come along and shoot together.

It was my fault that Azwan and I arrived late on location. The consequences of that was we saw the light diminishing as we went up the 16th floor.

With my mind only set to "chase the light", I completely forgot to shoot a 45degree plane facing the floor, rendering my spherical pano somewhat incomplete. You'll know what I mean when you check out the pano below.

I love exploring new challenges and this is one of them. Challenges gives me room for improvement. That being said, I'm definitely revisiting this spot for a better photo.


Here's the still image from the Kampung Baru flats. This is nothing compared to various photographers shooting better versions of this shot.

To view the 360 spherical panorama, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Test Shots: Stepping into Landscape and Panorama Work

It's been a while since I last toyed the idea of getting into 360 degree panorama (spherical panorama). Recently, I've acquired a solid panorama head called "Nodal Ninja 3". This evening, I've set foot to a nearby spot not far from my home to test out the equipment. I couldn't wait for good weather to test this out so I went anyway despite the grey weather. It was raining before I got to the location and what was left was just gray sky.

Oh ya, to those who are wondering what lens I was using for this shoot, it was the Canon 17-40mm f4. I don't have a fisheye lens (which would help reduce the rotation stops) so I used the widest zoom setting (17mm) for this lens. I set the panohead to click at every 45 degree intervals. That means there were 8 stops before we come full circle.

Anyway, here are the results of this test.

Please note: The following examples are TEST SHOTS in BAD WEATHER (and not so favorable location).

As you can see, from ground up: my tripod, ballhead, the auto-leveler (blue dials), Nodal Ninja 3 panorama head, and finally, my camera. The orange coloured thing on my hotshoe, near the viewfinder is an orange sticker on my remote release receiver. This image was from my phone's camera.

Here's the still shot from the panorama head. Works great!

Right after Maghrib prayers, I headed out to take another test shot. It was too late and there was no light. I took it anyway.

The lotus in the river made the reflections seems patched. Definitely a bad time to shoot on both counts.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tearsheet: Human Resources Magazine Malaysia, October 2013 issue

Made the cover for this month for Human Resources Malaysia, October 2013 issue featuring Mehtap Yanmaz Keles, HR Director for Tesco Malaysia. Interview by Iris Lee, Make up by Liza Badarudin, Art Direction by Khairul Hasbullah.

The lovely Mehtap Yanmaz Keles

This is the final shot for the aisle view. Art Director has envisioned this fantastic spread.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Test shot for today's assignment.

Today's test shot for a lovely assignment. We love the location. Went home with a very nice goodie bag too.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tearsheet: A+M Magazine August 2013

Made the cover for Advertising+Marketing Magazine, August 2013 issue. Featuring Herry Budiazhari from Unilever Malaysia.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Made the cover for Human Resources Magazine Malaysia, JULY 2013

I had a fun time shooting this cover and spread for Human Resources Magazine Malaysia, July 2013 issue. Our subject this time is Rowena Florece from Microsoft Malaysia. Art Direction by Khairul Hasbullah. Make-up by Liza Badarudin.