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The Art of Portraiture Seminar – Derrick Ong + Nikon Singapore

I am honored to be invited by Nikon School of Singapore to collaborate and give a seminar on The Art of Portraiture photography at LYF@ SMU.  The turnout was good and I am blessed with a great audience who are eager learners. I had an awesome time sharing my experience and answering all the questions. Thank you everyone for attending and a big thank you to all the nice people at Nikon Singapore for arranging the event.

Anny and Brett – Wedding at Flutes Singapore

This post could get you drunk on alcohol or high with laughter!

When I first met Brett in my office, I was like wow, this guy looks like Hulk Hogon, but after talking to him for a few mins, he is a very cool and gentle guy. Anny and Brett’s wedding was held at one of my favorite wedding location in Singapore, Flutes at the National Musuem. The wedding was a simple yet cosy celebration and the whole night was nothing short of laughter and lots of drinking! Enjoy!

Briar and Allan

Briar and Allan lives in Sydney but were back to sunny Singapore for their small and cosy wedding reception and on this day, close family members flew in from all around the world to celebrate with them. They arranged a nice historic peranakan house for a quick photoshoot before the guests arrive and the sweet couple even arranged magic shows for the kids in their family. Nice celebration.

 

AGWPJA Q4 2015 Result

Something happy to share, I have won 2 awards from the latest AGWPJA Q4 2015 contest. Thank you everyone. I will continue to keep working on my style of photography. : ) 

ISPWP Summer 2015 Contest Result

Back from Paris from a pre-wedding shoot and something nice come through the email. The latest ISPWP contest result is out and I have won one award under the Pure Art category.
Thank you everyone for your kind support. I will continue to work on my style of photography. : )

PDN Top Knots 2015 Contest

I got hold of a copy of the May issue PDN magazine today and it put a smile on my face as this is the first time I took part in the PDN Top Knots annual contest and I won. This pre-wedding photo of  Peiyen and Haoyu was taken at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo last year. I still remember vividly that morning we went to Shinjuku Park in the early morning but it wasn’t open yet thus my make up artist Yukiko suggested we switch location to shoot at the Yoyogi park for the Sakura. As I am a big fan of black and white, lines and shadows, the stairs of this overhead bridge caught my attention. The lighting is just perfect for me as I visualise and made the shot.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peiyen and Haoyu and many more wonderful couples for trusting my perspective and allow me to create in full capacity of my work even when some of my work are drawn towards more abstract.

Here is the link to the contest website: http://www.topknotscontest.com/

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Hong Kong Pre-Wedding / Eunice and Jerry

The first time I met Eunice and Jerry was on the day before the shoot. They have booked me prior to the shooting in Hong Kong via online and initially I thought either one of them should be a Singaporean as recent years of travelling shoot, usually either one of them is Singaporean thus they google wedding photographer Singapore. After a catch up over drinks, I learnt that they are both Hong Konger and I am surprise at first because Hong Kong have got many good photographers. After some understanding, they told me they are both architect and they do not want the usual bridal boutique style of photography and they have seen my work on how I work with composition on framing, using of lights, abstract and lines and most importantly, the photos are filled with the personality and character of the couple that draws them to sending me enquiry and eventually booking me.

I have a great time shooting this couple in Hong Kong as the approach was not the usual norm of shooting on the busy streets of Hong Kong. : )

Congratulations to Eunice and Jerry.

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