Sunday, September 14, 2008

1-09-08 Siong & Chew Yien's Wedding ~ i had my very first taste of wedding photoshoot recently; of a bubbly pair whom i've known since my upper secondary schooldays. Of course i was not the qualified official photographer of the day, just trying to play one... =P Brought my partner-in-crime loi-kiss along, & he's shot some impressive angle shots on the detailing; *checkout his facebook portfolio...* Now i understand why professional wedding photographers are paid handsomely... coz it ain't easy AT ALL, to cover an event like this ~ having to get the setting on your camera right, on the dime; not to mention indoor lighting conditions can be a photographers nightmare ~ resorting to built-in flash when shooting under dim condition is a no-no for me, coz it tends to spoil the natural lighting composition of the shot. Wonder why event photographers invest in expensive superior performing external flash? now i know. And then, there also the talent & instinct factor which comes into play ~ of knowing how to compose a shot, getting the right angle that brings out the dramatic-ness of the photo... & where's the sweet spot to shoot from, always one step ahead to capture 'the moment', before it is gone with the wind. ~ It is almost like a mesmerizing art form that requires a lot of hardwork (shoot, shoot, shoot...& keep shooting til you get the perfect shot), patience & some creativity to master. In all, out of the many hundreds (over 300+) i photos i shot for the day, only a handful turned out okay (presentable lah)... Here are some of the shots i would like to share with you all, & to my fellow ET coursemates, especially Patsda, Colina, Hui Phin, Kino & Pei who weren't around to attend the ceremony. To Siong & Emily, it has been truly a unique experience for me to be part of your Big Happy Occasion ~ Thank you, congrats & all the best! =)
*from photography point of view, it is still a steep learning curve ahead for me*





8 comments:

lee said...

yo, photograher sim, can i juz leave my comment here ah? bt don care la even u don allow.. hihi.. coz i will forgot ur blog again 1..
nice shot leh... very prety ma.. n u 'built' house meh? wah, unbelievable... haha... bye

cal81 said...

can la... wa, *lee* sound like very anonymous like that.... of course can la... thanks for dropping by & for the feedbacks! ^_^ There's still a lot for me to learn though....

lee said...

hahaha.... "feedback"? u no who m i meh? haha... yap, we have many thing to learn in our life...

cal81 said...

well, i think i do.... u the 'lanteng' right? hehe... =p

lee said...

haha... then when is ur 'lanteng' can be show up?

cal81 said...

maybe next year la... hehe

lee said...

ha? so long???? thought u will said wil be coming soon....

cal81 said...

oh u mean the photos from the mooncake festival thingy... yaps.. working on it.. hopefully i get it out by this weekend... me slow-mo bah... =p