Thursday, March 19, 2009

1 Avenue Photography - Wedding Fair at KL Tower

1 Avenue Photography is going to have a mini-exhibition of prints at our small little booth this Sunday 22 Mar from 11am-5pm, at KL Tower. Come visit us if you can to admire our art prints.
For those like me who still don't know how to get to KL Tower, click here...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Comparison Between Nikon D700 and Canon 5D

For your own viewing pleasure... all files are shot in RAW, converted using Adobe Lightroom default settings, no color-correction or tweaking in any way has been done to the files at all except for the RAW conversion.

Both ISO1600, 85mmF1.8 lens, shot using Av mode, Auto White Balance.

Both ISO200, 85mmF1.8lens, shot using F1.8, Av mode, Auto White Balance.

Both ISO1600, 85mmF1.8lens, shot using F1.8, Av mode, Auto White Balance.

It seems that Canon generally underexpose, and Nikon tends to overexpose. Nikon has cleverer auto white balance and generally cleverer exposures. I have personally tested post-editing both sets of files and found that Nikon files require less tweaking to achieve the desired results. I've yet to personally test the 5Dmark2 but should get a chance at it soon.
Also, overall, the dials on the Canon kept being accidentally switched about(eg. switches to JPG mode, etc.) while hanging on my shoulder throughout the day BUT never did once happened to my Nikon. This is one big disappointment. (And yet the latest 5Dmark2 body is a similar body to the 5D).

I've begun my journey of appreciation of the Nikons afresh (I used to shoot with my Nikon FM)... and I seriously think it's a designer brand with such fine designer's touch to it's designs. I can see that much thought has been put into the R&D process, paying attention to every detail a photographer on the move will possibly encounter. Such meticulous efforts are definitely worth to be commemorated!

However, the continual effort by all digital camera makers to make images more like film still has a long way to go. I still very much prefer what my film cameras can do for me.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Upgrading-Revamping All Websites/Blogs

My deepest apologies to all who visit my blogs and websites. Currently, I'm personally upgrading/revamping/constructing/re-doing everything online, so you might clicked onto links that do not exist. As for full set of wedding images, if you'd like to see, my first choice is to show you by meeting you in person, 2nd choice - email to you if you really need to scrutinize my work. I'll be more than glad to do that. As for latest packages and promotions (so sorry, all existing packages found in this blog no longer exists), you'll have to email me the details of what you want.
I'll prefer to see you in person to discuss in details about your photography needs if possible, unless you are staying overseas.. then I'll do my best to communicate via email or whatever latest technology I know best (but, I am a "dinosaur", so do pardon me that I'm really a man who still uses an old mobile phone, and struggles with skype/facebook/etc.) However, you can always volunteer to be my teacher if you think you can teach a cow. :)
If you want the quickest response in anything, call or sms to +6012-636 2128, and you'll find my response within latest 12 hours.
Meet me in person if you are seriously interested in my works (or me).

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Theme for 2009 Website

Discovering..discovering..discovering.. the tough road of learning how to do my new website. I'm a "dinosaur" man..

Thursday, March 05, 2009

New 2009 Website

Finally, a website totally managed by my own hands. After more than 8 years in the wedding photography business, I finally am doing something to come out of my "shell". Feel free to drop your comments so I can improve.