Thursday, July 28, 2011

Don and Jolene's Wedding

These are the actual day wedding photographs that I took for a good friend Don. ...I feel really honored that he gave me the chance to be his official wedding photographer for his big day! Here, I would like to wish Don and Jolene everlasting love and forever blissful marriage! Such a beautiful couple! This is a very memorable wedding shoot for me.

The video :

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Geisha, originally uploaded by Ting 婷.

Model : Glynis
Hair/makeup/Costume: Ting
Photography/Art/Edit: Ting

This is the concept shoot that was done for Glynis to take part in the "Be Inspired, Japan" Contest. Please help to vote so she can win and I get the credit hahaha... She chose another picture out of the lot for the contest.

Go to this link and search for contestant : Glynis

Link :​STRAVEL.SG?sk=app_15243910​8153566

For this shoot, I met up with Glynis for shopping at Chinatown. This looks like she is wearing a kimono does it not? Nope, she was wearing a pyjamas and some scraps of cloth that we put together so that we could pull of the kimono feel. LOL.

For this shoot, I chose yellow and shocking pink as the makeup colours. Chose the fake lashes that were longer at the ends. Have to say we took reference on a couple of pictures we found on the internet when we were conceptualizing this. We had a lot of fun when we were preparing the shoot. I love how porcelain her skin was and it gave me a lesser issue with achieving the look. We hunted for white powder to put on her, a wig to help heighten the bun on her head. Found a great shop that sold beautiful embroidered fabric. The pyjamas that looked a little like kimono was about 15 SGD. LOL.

For the shoot I used two speedlites , 1 behind to light up the umbrella, 1 on the centre left front and one continuos light on her right slightly front.

Used my Nikkor 35mm F1.8 on my Nikon D90 to get this shot. Love the catchlight in her eyes. And her wonderful expression. Overall, I had great fun and totally enjoyed this.

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The soundtrack for the movie Memoirs of Geisha is so fabulous and inspiring

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Glynis, originally uploaded by Ting 婷.

Model : Glynis
Makeup/styling/AD/photography/edit : Ting

I have been avoiding bridal for the longest time. Maybe for the fact that I have a sad past. It is not easy to have to watch couples going down the red carpet. Especially when it has been something that I had experienced before and that my marriage did fail. But I guess, since it is where the main source of income comes from for many professional photographers, it is something that I do have to face up with in a matter of time. I hope I will be able to bring to you more of some bridal shoots that I should be engaging myself in for my near future.

This is Glynis, former Mrs Singapore International. I really adore her for her patience and gift for posing with beautiful variety of expressions that I can churn out of her. I guess instead of expecting the model to be able to do everything you want from her, it takes an interactive and communicable photographer to speak to her and describe what she should be feeling in order to get what expression you want from her. It was more effective that I could demonstrate to her being quite a model myself! LOL. She is really easy to work with, being v amicable and lovely and not afraid of hardship during the shoot. It could get really hot and sweaty in the tropical climate of Singapore.

I used green and turquoise eye shadows to brighten up her eyes. And this beautiful eye lash that i bought at far east plaza! She has really pretty lips and a set of gorgeous teeth! As an image consultant cum photographer, I swear that teeth is seriously one of the most important things that a girl should never neglect to maintain and beautify!

I did some research on the internet and discovered this place in Singapore that I had never set foot in since i started shooting. I was thinking of the concept of this shoot and realized that horses, barns and fields could easily create an out of Singapore feel that I want. Thus I decided that we must make this trip to Bukit Timah Saddle Club!

For this shot, we found this restaurant that was under renovation and walked in with a huge pleasant surprise that they had these gorgeous antique looking furniture and decorations. It was v stuffy and all but Glynis toughed it through and gave me many gorgeous shots! I am really proud of her! I shot this on high ISO about 2500 with my D700 using my Nikkor F1.4 24mm. I am pleased with the little noise level I faced. i have been experimenting with a little selective colour and faded skin tones for my photo processing to achieve a different type of nostalgic feel as opposed to the cross processing type. I achieved this result which I was the most pleased with among the other versions cause it gave me a little cinematic feel and suited the porcelain skin concept I had in mind.

More pictures of this shoot can be found at

I hope my first approach in writing some details of my shoot gives some insights on the stuff i do. Hopefully as I write along, I get more readers! I am awfully busy these days and hardly have time. Hope I will meet another shoot which I will have the mood to write then I will give another write up about that!

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Monday, July 11, 2011


Alycia, originally uploaded by Ting 婷.

Model : Alycia
Styling/Makeup/Hair : Ting
Photography and Edit : Ting

All these girls are very normal women in real life. I feel very happy abt my job that I can turn normal women into model and actress look alike! My job really gives me a great sense of achievement.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Fion, originally uploaded by Ting 婷.

Model : Fion
Styling/Makeup/Hair: Ting
Photography and Edit : Ting

One of my personal favs so far.