Posts made in June 2010


June 28, 2010 10:38 am HKT No comments

Taking good pictures can be a matter of instinct. Yet, instinct is always a blend of your observation and inspiration. For me, I guess my works have their roots from film stills I have taken over the years, and the movies I have watched and enjoyed since boyhood. Some movies look “natural” in terms of lighting style, which means the lighting is discreet and subtle, serving its purpose within the film narrative. Meanwhile, in other films, the lighting is extravagant, always trying to catch viewers’ attention, seemingly the work of exhibitionists.

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Cat’s Eye

June 24, 2010 5:38 pm HKT No comments

20100724 Cat’s Eye_Cactus v4 - final

I recently visited a cinematographer friend of mine who opened an animal studio some years ago. Apart from all the equipment, what I saw most in the studio are stuffed toys for the subjects. It reminded me of an occasion when I accompanied a friend to take his one year-old son to a baby studio.

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Portraits of working men

June 21, 2010 5:00 pm HKT No comments

20100621 Portraits of working men_Cactus v4 - final

An online friend was asking me the other day about a portraiture I had done for comic artists a few years ago. He’d like to know how I could make people at work look more interesting. I believe that workplaces are able to provide us with a sense of identity and responsibility, and if we like our jobs enough, we’d look focused and pleasant at our workplaces.

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Anonymous creature behind the backdoor

June 17, 2010 5:01 pm HKT No comments

20100617 Anonymous creature behind the backdoor_Cactus v4 - final

See the shadow in the image above on the right? Do you think it is the shadow of an old man, a young girl, or……..?

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Creating light zones using focused flash light

June 14, 2010 5:25 pm HKT No comments

20100614 Creating light zones using focused flash light_Cactus v4 - final

People tend to avoid shooting highly reflective subjects such as book pages, as it is really an issue to normally expose both the pages and their surroundings. However, when you add in proper lighting, this limitation can be overcome and eye-catching photos can be captured.

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