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Teddy & Sasa

In Film,Photography,Photoshoots on September 20, 2014 by eongxien Tagged:

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Recently, my 2 good friends from Indonesia, Teddy & Sasa were on their holiday break in KL. Seeing that they are tying the knot soon, Sheng Wei and I took the opportunity to organize what we called a “pre-pre-wed” session. Sort of a rehearsal for the actual pre-wedding session (Which by the way, will be done by professionals. Obviously not amateurs like us 😉 ).

It was a spontaneous affair. Only preparation was dusting off the camera that has been sitting for far too long in the cabinet and getting the amost-frozen films from the refridgerator. Location scouting takes place on shooting day, depending on where we felt like going at that particular point of time. Only 2 other equipment needed is a reflector and a bag loads of enthusiatism.

That’s how we roll, baby.

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Yangshuo 阳朔

In Asia,China,Film,Photography,Travel on November 5, 2012 by eongxien Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Highly popular in traveller’s itineraries is the small town of Yangshuo 阳朔, situated 70km down south of Guilin. While many travellers opt to take a river cruise through Li River from Guilin, Megasari and I decided to take the 1 1/2-hour bus trip.

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Guilin 桂林

In Asia,China,Film,Photography,Travel on November 2, 2012 by eongxien Tagged: , , , , , , ,

The northern part of Guangxi province, China is well known for its scenic spots and karst landscapes. In the heart of the region is the scenic town of Guilin 桂林, a city – like other major ones in China – that has seen rapid development in recent years. Whilst it’s no match for its elder metropolitan siblings such as Beijing and Shanghai, Guilin has strived on tourism as thousands of travellers flock to this region every year. With its Liangjiang International Airport, railway and bus stations, Guilin is as connected to other Chinese cities as it is to various international hubs in Asia. Ironically though, travellers arrive at Guilin as a temporary stop, before heading to its neighbouring towns for sightseeing. It isn’t hard to see why, as even though Guilin’s public transportation is well-developed (Local buses are available in torrents), attractions here are overpriced while the city area is slowly being modernized and over-populated. It is not what tourists came to Guangxi to see.

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KL Streets Pt.II

In Film,Photography on August 17, 2012 by eongxien Tagged: , , ,

Shots on this post were taken on 2 separate days. First was a day after Bersih 3.0 (Life went on as usual, contrary to what the government would have you believe.) around the streets of Jalan Sultan Ismail. The second was around Jalan Alor/Jalan Bukit Bintang. I guess it’s true that whenever our hands are itchy we would hit the streets. I reckon it won’t be too long before we’ve shot the entire Kuala Lumpur.

On a side note: Here’s an interesting story, we met this young foreign kid near Lot 10 and he told us to take his photo. Then he went on and on about him being signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and is playing for Manchester United. Finally he asked for RM50 from us.

So, United are so in debt that they couldn’t afford to be paying you?

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Balloons: Behind The Scenes

In Film,Photography on August 14, 2012 by eongxien Tagged: , , ,

When I was in a band, there were 1001 things to worry about when you perform live. What if you drop your pick mid-song? What if you screw up that tough solo? What if the audience doesn’t like you? But there’s always an advice floating around – don’t forget to have fun.

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Balloons

In Film,Photography,Photoshoots on August 12, 2012 by eongxien Tagged: , , , , , ,

It was our first photoshoot outing. Sheng Wei, Maggie & I took our cameras to the lovely Taman Tasik Perdana in KL. Maggie shot on digital, Wei on 35mm while I brought my 645 medium format.

The results were lovely. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I do. =)

*Special thanks to Wei Ru for being photogenic despite the sun and bugs.

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Medium Format Love

In Film,Photography on May 8, 2012 by eongxien Tagged: , , , ,

Thrilled that I got my second medium format camera – the Mamiya 645e. Not the best camera in its class but since it was available for a good deal, I took a chance with it.

One significant advantage of shooting in medium format – as opposed to regular 35mm film – is that due to its larger size, images are sharper and crispier. Manual focusing is also easier with a larger mirror, however I confess I still took a number of out-of-focus shots so far. There’s only so much depth of field you can muster from a 80mm lens at full aperture.

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