Monday, May 23, 2016

Fred & Renee

Frederick is one of my closest friends in life, whom I have known since my college days in Kuching. He got married to the beautiful Renee Lim last weekend, and I was there throughout the ceremony and reception all the way. It was a blessing to be a part of the celebration and I wish Fred & Renee nothing but pure happiness, abundance of love & joy and a life-long prosperity and good health for their journey as a married couple!

I shall share some pre-wedding portrait shots that I have taken about half a year ago, in Malacca. Take note that I was NOT the main photographer, the official photographer was CJ Fen who did a splendid job. I was helping out and stole some opportunities to shoot for myself.

All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 and M.Zuiko Lenses 25mm F1.8, 45mm F1.8 and 75mm F1.8





















31 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing Robin. You always inspire me with all your shots. Sorry about my English.

    Andy Yap, Indonesia.

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  3. A beautiful set of a beautiful couple--congrats to the newly weds.

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  4. Great photos - glad to see Fred seems to be shooting Olympus also.
    But I can't quite tell which model OM-D.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Actually, the camera he was holding was not an Olympus. It was an old, film Canon camera. I could not recall which model, but it does look like an OM-D! Back then the typical film SLR look is quite similar for all brands.

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  5. Beautiful images!
    Thanks for sharing Robin.

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  6. Robin....

    I have goose bumps now... how and where did you do that white background...
    its like heaven.....

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    1. Well, technically, it was due to the haze, hence there was no blue sky. I purposely overexposed the background so it was all white. haha simplicity works!

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  7. That 75mm 1.8 is a Master .... paired with a Master Photographer... = Pure Awesomenesssss!!!!!!

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    1. Amazing lens for portraits, must have if you shoot a lot of people!

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  8. Flash used in someone? I have troubles to not loose the details of the white dresses with my M1, please give me some tips. Regards.

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    1. No flash used in this series. The light was quite diffused in this case, as the weather was very hazy. Malaysia suffered serious haze issue, due to forest burning in Indonesia.

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  9. Great series... you're truly an inspiration!

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  10. @Robert Evangelista: How kan you tell which photos the 75mmm 1.8 was used? I tried it, but bougth the 60mm macro instead.

    It was a good question to Robin how you keep the detail in the white dress although this dress is not the most difficult one.

    Love your work - regards - Per Falkjær - Denmark

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Per Falkjær.

      If you are shooting JPEG, then highlight and shadow control will be extremely useful. I did some processing for this batch of photos (obviously, they have the polished look, unlike my usual rough, edgy, untouched street photos). I did recover the highlight details in the post-processing. Just keep in mind not oo overexpose the whites too much when you shoot.

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    2. And what mettering mode are used for this pourpose? ESP? puntual in the white dress? Beauty Work, Regards.

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    3. I generally set to multi pattern, but I did not rely on camera's metering. I watch the EVF/LCD Screen to determine the exposure level that I want, and I adjusted the Exposure Compensation all the time.

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  11. Great shots! Whats your favorite lens (of these 3) for weddings? I own the 25 and am thinking of the 45... The 75 is a bit expensive for me, but what are your thoughts?

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    1. Hey Philip, I don't have a favourite and I use the lenses as necessary. When I have enough working distance (standing a distance away) I use 75mm F1.8 to get the creamy background bokeh. When I have to work with tighter composition then I use the 45mm and 25mm necessarily. I was not the main shooter so I can get away with these shots, else I would need to use wide angle coverage for some dramatic scenery shots too.

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  12. Thanks Robin! I hope the main photographer isn't too shy about his work.... seriously your shots are great!

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    1. Thanks Philip. We did get to see a photo-slideshow and prints of the shots taken by the official photographer during the actual day wedding reception last weekend. They were fantastic.

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  13. Robin, your previous concessions that you are not a wedding photographer must be put aside. The first photo in the series is just stunning, as are the remaining photos. You have arrived. It's time for you to declare yourself as the Official Photographer

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! I think wedding industry is extremely difficult in Malaysia now, with the rise of younger photographers who can pick up cheap DSLR cameras and declare themselves photographers. It did cross my mind to pick up wedding photography full time but after much calculations and considerations I have to be realistic and decided against that.

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  14. Nice Post and interesting information.
    Awesome click.
    Thanks for sharing with us !
    Edmonton Photographers

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  15. You may think about changing your occupation (in or out of Malaysia) :)
    Great series and best wishes to lovely couple.

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