Archive for the ‘Portrait’ Category

My real passion is still with landscape photography, but lately I just cannot find time for it. To have a good landscape photo, patience and luck play even more important roles than good camera gears and techniques do. I don’t mind to wait or to wake up early to catch the light for right moment, but I just cannot afford time to do so. ;(

Portraiture is more about artificial lights, though a good photographer always makes the best uses of ambient lights. Since I don’t have time for serious landscape shooting, I end up retouching some old photos from my archive and doing some portrait shooting lately. My lighting is pretty basic and simple, normally a bouncing light from my hot shoe with my Nissin Di 622, as I am not serious enough to make investment on additional lighting gears.

These are some my shots from a catwalk at Canadia tower on 10 April 2011. Thank to Kimlong for inviting me to the event.

Saray Leakhena, at Canadia Tower Saray Leakhena Sakana, a rising Cambodian film star

Sun Model Member, at Canadia Tower
A model from Sun Models Cambodia

Sun Model Member, at Canadia Tower
A model from Sun Models Cambodia

Chorn Chanleakhena ចន ច័ន្ទលក្ខណា at Canadia tower Chorn Chanleakhena, a Cambodian film star


Ny Monineath

Posted: April 1, 2011 in Portrait

About six months ago, I had a whole morning to shoot a Cambodian actress, Ny Monineath, (she is pretty famous here but I did not know her at the time since I barely watch TV) along with another like-minded photograph enthusiast. Portraiture is not the field I am familiar with, but with a few hundred shots I can have some decent shots of her. The good thing of working with experienced model is that he/she always smiles to your camera and you don’t need to be headache with posing her, especially for inexperienced photographer like me 😉

Ny Monineath at Chaktomouk Conference Hall

Ny Monineath

Ny Monineath at Chaktomouk Conference Hall


Posted: March 23, 2011 in Children, Portrait

A girl listening to storytelling
The girl is listening to storytelling. I can see she was really with the story.
SVA regularly provides mobile library services to 11 urban poor areas, including Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE)’s Prek Toil where the above girl is enrolled.

Learning to Light

Posted: September 30, 2010 in Children, Photography, Portrait
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A Boy at PIO Steung Meanchey I own a flash, but I haven’t use it much. Now I want to make the best of it. I should have been brought a tripod so that I can light the boy from a higher level.

Girl on Swing

Posted: June 26, 2010 in Children, Portrait

I do not really like the idea of topping speed light on my camera, as it made me look as if I am living on taking photos. Well, still I do use my speed light sometimes. This shot were fired at midday with plenty of light that I need to narrow the aperture to the smallest, not to wash out the blue sky. By the way, I am getting hooked on my ultra-wide angle lens more and more, as I noticed most of my posted photos were taken with it.

I have also photographed a boy at the very same place when I was there previous time without speed light.

Wish them happiness ever and after. It was my first time to attend wedding reception in an open-air hall at Plaza. I love the ambience of the place.

I had a good Saturday’s afternoon shooting models for the first time with another two full-frame Nikonians at Phnom Penh’s Railway Station. These photos were taken with D90 I borrow from a friend, as my lens is still somewhere. Thank to Ari for all the arrangement.