Archive for Month: June, 2019

Winter Hokkaido Wedding – Kameya and Alina

I will start this post with an apology that this is going to be a long post with a lot of photos. At the beginning of this year, I had the privilege to shoot another Japanese wedding in Hokkaido for Kameya san and Alina san. I still remember it’s a cold winter day with a temperature of about -5 degree and was quite snowy. However, the atmosphere at this wedding was a total opposite from the outside, the fun and laughter of all the guests quickly made this wedding celebration filled with warmth and love for the couple.

Thank you Kameya san and Alina san for having me to shoot this wedding. Congratulations once again. I didn’t have the chance to take a wefie with you guys but I added a pic at work photo in this collection. : )

Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay – Shooting Streets in Tokyo

First of all, I wanna put a disclaimer that this is not so much of a product review in a technical way but more of sharing my user experience as a photographer. I am quite sure all the technical specification should be out on the internet at this time when you see this blog post.

When Fujifilm handed me this new instax camera and wanted me to bring it to Japan to do street photography with it. I was honestly a little skeptical.  I love street photography and shoot a lot on the street with the X series camera but never have I tried shooting street with an instax before. Nonetheless, I said yes and the journey began, it was challenging but fun and fruitful. Using the capability of adjusting the exposure from -2 stop to + 2 stop, I have the control on creating dramatic photos with lighting and shadow like how I enjoy doing it with the X series camera. I was impressed with how easy the operation of the camera and the best part, I get to select ONLY what I like to print as we all know, printing instax isn’t cheap. The new function for voice recording is an interesting feature. The first thing came to my mind is I can take an intax photo, record a message on it and give it to someone who can simply scans the QR code on the instax print and retrieve the message I have recorded.

Overall, I didn’t expect too much in the beginning shooting street photography with instax but this Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay have proven me otherwise that it’s not juz a selfie/wefie camera. Here are the photos of my experience shooting with Liplay instax in Tokyo:

Sendai Wedding Party

This is part 2 of the Sendai wedding celebration of Hiroto san and Ikumi san.  Japanese wedding tradition usually will have another party session which the program is more relax and chill and the guests attending are the couple’s friends and colleague. The whole evening is simple but nothing short of fun, lots of drinks and laughter. Enjoy the photos and try to spot me in one of the photos. hahaha

ISPWP Spring 2019 Contest Result

Amidst this busy season, good news came in today, the latest ISPWP Spring 2019 contest result is announced today and I am happy for this 2 awards.  Both photos are taken in Japan, one taken during a Japanese Shinto wedding for Hiroto san and Ikumi san in Sendai and another from a pre-wedding shoot at the famous Shibuya scramble crossing last year for Jason and Chloe. Thank you everyone, who has always shown support to my work.

Coincidentally, both photos are taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 which was also the first camera I work with Fujifilm for the launch last year as their X-photographer (Ambassador). A big shoutout to Fujifilm Singapore for continuous support and always there when I needed help. Truly Appreciated. : )