Sungai Gabai with Joey – Natural Light

This is the second set, with more natural light (and some help from a reflector to soften the shadows, wish I had a diffuser with me though), I hate having to rely on flash and I think these pictures came out much better.

More to come soon, just got back from Jakarta this evening so tired and busy!





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18 Responses to Sungai Gabai with Joey – Natural Light

  1. earl-ku March 29, 2007 at 3:46 am #

    sexy …

  2. katsmew March 29, 2007 at 8:52 am #

    Love “Kawaii” and “Dreaming”. In “Dreaming” a water sprite comes to mind. 🙂

  3. meekiee March 29, 2007 at 10:16 am #

    awwwww kawaiii neh
    the last pic… i don’t like the composition. but hey, this is art!

  4. Mark March 29, 2007 at 11:12 am #

    Would be interesting to see how the water would look like in the “Dreaming” shot if you lowered the shutter speed. Nice pics mate, really enjoying them.

  5. kris March 29, 2007 at 6:52 pm #

    her smile not natural..however the last pic is GREAT!

  6. James March 29, 2007 at 6:58 pm #

    Any pics of hot Indonesian women?

  7. kianbung March 29, 2007 at 11:58 pm #

    First and last shots rock.

    First one coz the expression is, as the name says, cute. And the last one, the colour and the time-frozen water looks really nice.

  8. moo_t March 30, 2007 at 4:19 pm #

    I think putting reflector further will make the light more natural. D70/D70s come with 1/500s flash sync, it does a great job in such conditions.

    Joey skin tone are a bit pink. The CSM portrait color tone setting should fix this problem.

  9. uncle sha March 31, 2007 at 12:42 am #

    oooh nice

    the photography i mean .. not the hot chick :-p

  10. oh no here comes auntie March 31, 2007 at 4:13 pm #

    She’s tasty …. did u ask her out ??

  11. Dan Masq April 1, 2007 at 5:00 am #

    Great shots!!

  12. ahkwong April 1, 2007 at 11:30 pm #

    woh!!! nice photo n Joey!!! Kawaii neh!!!

  13. brad April 4, 2007 at 11:54 pm #

    I’d pump her pink hole.

  14. ShaolinTiger April 5, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    katsmew: Yeah I purposely color-toned it for that kind of feeling.

    meekiee: Yah, always straight not boring leh?

    Mark: Yah, I tried some like that..but it ended up I preferred the water crystal clear and sharp with the sun sparkling off it.

    kris: Yeah she’s quite new and the water was very cold hehe, she did pretty well though I think.

    James: Ahaha no I’m afraid not.

    kianbung: Thanks, I really like those two aswell.

    moo_t: I like the effect of focused light though, it gives more subject isolation. I’m not sure how the flash sync speed is relevant here…as I wasn’t even using flash 😉 For the colour of her skin, it’s natural..I think perhaps your monitor needs calibrating? Time to buy a Spyder!

    uncle sha: Hahah, yeah I’m sure that’s what you mean!

    oh no here comes auntie: No, cannot speak engrish wor.

    Dan Masq & ahkwong: Thanks!

    brad: I bet you get a lot of girls with that charming language 😉

  15. yitweng April 15, 2007 at 9:09 pm #

    Hello, next time, can i invite myself next time around? 🙂

  16. Chris Chong April 16, 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    The lighting in your second shot is fantastic – i assume you’ve got some big-ass reflector.

    Generally, I find that female portraits always look nicer with soft lighting – just like in this shot.

    Joey’s poses are a bit stiff, though – were there like a hundred of you guys snapping her at once? Surely would make her nervous.

    I also find that its better if you have a one-on-one shoot (assuming that this was a group thing), because you get to talk to the model and get her to relax, and to instruct her more naturally.

    Unless of course she can’t speak English (as you’ve noted), in which case… FIRE AWAY 🙂

  17. ShaolinTiger April 16, 2007 at 6:02 pm #

    yitweng: Sure keep up with announcements in Shutter Asia and see what you’re free to join.

    Chris Chong: Thanks, catchlights ftw! Yeah reflector is pretty big, and extremely useful! Her poses are quite stiff, she’s quite new to this I think, and the water was cold which didn’t help. I agree with what you say..but language is a barrier in this case. There was 6 of us, not that many.

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