Hannah Tan Promo Shoot in Genting

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you should know I’ve shot Hannah Tan quite a few times in an events setting, the first time (when I got to know her) was the Hannah Tan Private Session at Mardi Gras (1-Utama) where she later found my pics and blog post and e-mailed to thank me for the pics and find out if she could perhaps use some of them for a magazine interview.

Shortly after that I shot a portrait session with her (yes it was that long ago) for some promo shots she could use for premiums, a while after that I shot Live and Loud where she sang.

Then in 2008 there was the Intimate Acoustic Session with Hannah Tan at Somo, Mon’t Kiara and well that’s just about my Hannah Tan history.

Anyway if you’ve received any of her gift CDs, postcards, calendar or seen her buntings at events you will have seen some of these pictures.

This shot seems to be well liked, it was used as a full page broadsheet spread in Berita Harian (front page of the youth/entertainment section HIP).

Hannah Tan

I like this one, it made me think of some funky kind of Japanese album cover.

Hannah Tan

This is more of your typical moody strobist shot.

Hannah Tan

This is one of my personal favourites, I printed it out and framed it and gave it to her as a xmas present.

Hannah Tan

This is an image she seems to like a lot, she uses it on her buntings and some other promo material.

Hannah Tan

This one too is her xmas postcard and used on the website and on the gift CD.

Hannah Tan

And to finish this one, which worked out just nice.

Hannah Tan

It was a good shoot all in all, got some images that I wanted and Hannah was really great to work with (she even bought us Baskin Robbins!). I did lose my GF Lightsphere on the shoot..which I was a bit gutted about. But never mind!

I contributed one of my shots to Creative Commons for the Wiki entry on Hannah too here.

I have to say this one of my first photoshoots where it was under my artistic direction and it was good, I really enjoyed it. Not to mention Genting is still one of my favourite places to shoot as it’s not so bloody hot and humid up there.

It’s much more pleasant.

There were quite a lot of other shots, but the above are the ones I like and have been well used in the media. I finally got around to uploading them as I thought there’s no point taking them if no one gets to see them right!

Anyway you can see the full set on Flickr here:

Hannah Tan Genting – Oct 2007

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22 Responses to Hannah Tan Promo Shoot in Genting

  1. Kim Ong May 4, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    That is awesome, she looks so good in photos – or you’re just excellent! The side profile one of her makes her look like Carmen Soo, the one she uses in buntings. Excellento!

  2. Rachying May 4, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    Nice pics…and she is gorgeous too!
    I’m so jealous too! She has so many of ed hardy! =(
    I want one too!

  3. thatjames May 4, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    Looking good. I’m glad she’s out of her pink & white phase. Hahah.

  4. jen May 4, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    is this for ed hardy? most of the apparels were from there..

  5. Pat May 4, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Dude, i think you’ve found your calling in life – why not go pro or open your own studio? πŸ˜‰

  6. Erisha May 4, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    wait i’m confused. are this in studio photos or what?

    photo 2 & 3 – i like. really gorgeous. where’s the place with so much flowers??

  7. Mellissa May 4, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Hannah Tan is really pretty! I’ve met her once before completely randomly, and she was really sweet too.

  8. moons May 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm #

    She definitely looks gorgeous.

    Your shots are just awesome. Seeing all the fabulous shots just make me feel the itch to learn photography for self satisfaction.

    Keep it up ST.

  9. KY May 4, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    Did you make her put on that tiger outfit? lol

  10. Huai Bin May 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    Awesome ST! Both Hannah and your photography. I’ve recently been motivated to try and take better shots with the dSLR too. Cheers! πŸ™‚

  11. Myhorng May 4, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    trying to pin out which picture i like most but can’t. i think i have to say i like the model most lar.

  12. Mark Leo May 5, 2009 at 12:53 am #

    Excellent shots bro, definitely very professional looking at the results. Awesome photos!

  13. ShaolinTiger May 6, 2009 at 1:34 am #

    Kim Ong: Thanks! Well I’ve taken your pics before so you should know how I am..not sure if excellent is the right word.

    Rachying: Haha yah she’s very photogenic…and Ed Hardy bloody expensive wei.

    thatjames: Yah and the whole hats thing.

    jen: The local distributor for Ed Hardy sponsored the clothes, but the shoot wasn’t for them.

    Pat: Thanks dude, thinking about it still..maybe in a couple of years.

    Erisha: Why are you confused? As stated all shots were taken around Genting ad hoc. The flowers are near first world hotel main entrance.

    Mellissa: Yah she’s really very nice and humble.

    moons: Thanks, make it happen bro!

    KY: Hahaha no her choice.

    Huai Bin: Thanks πŸ™‚ Well first thing I did was spend about RM3000 on books – that helped a lot πŸ˜€ Plus attended some workshops and courses.

    Myhorng: Typical la, want a date with her?

    Mark Leo: Thanks! I was happy with the results.

  14. Zi Sheng May 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    omg awesome pictures! mikeyip recommended this site! pretty!

  15. ShaolinTiger May 6, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    Zi Sheng: Thanks, you have some nice pics too πŸ™‚

  16. Arth Akal May 12, 2009 at 5:02 am #

    i dunno if i should say this but she’s somewhat related to me. her mom is my aunt’s younger sister. i just knew when my uncle celebrated his 60th b’day in january.

    btw hannah’s folks happened to be at the party too. i didn’t know they were her parents until her mom mentioned about her.

    gosh. you’ll never know who you’re related to, heh.

  17. Elle Zhang May 13, 2009 at 4:27 am #

    She is stunning, and she looks incredibly petite – something I’ve always coveted. I’m 5’8″ and that’s just weird lah for a chinese girl.

    Do you alter your photos or were those put up as they were taken? How do you get the colours to look so perfect?! And sharp.

    Have you considered wedding photography? Been looking at photographers and all the ones I’ve seen on offer seem so soft-focusy and cliched. I want something journalistic verging on realist. I love your style. OMGGGG

  18. ShaolinTiger May 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    Arth Akal: Yah she’s from over that side of the world, her mom is lovely. BTW your aunts sister is also your aunt no?

    Elle Zhang: Yah she’s is very petite, she won some Ms Petite title before I think. They are processed from RAW to match the style of the picture taken. I don’t mind doing pre-wedding portraiture (fashion/lifestyle kind of pics) but I’m not so into actual day etc. Never really tried.

  19. Vincent May 15, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    Excellent shots~ Best of all Hanah Tan! Wow…so envy you work, hahaha. Hope to see more of your pictures. Would be nice if you to share with us the camera setting for those shots: )

  20. ShaolinTiger May 18, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    Vincent: Thanks πŸ™‚ The EXIF is intact so you can check out the settings on the pictures in Flickr.

  21. Nicholas July 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Love your shots, especially the lighting. =) By the way, there’s a lot of Ed Hardy’s. =D

  22. ShaolinTiger July 8, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    Nicholas: Thanks, and yeah local Ed Hardy distributor sponsored the clothes.