It was a fine Sunday when I got invited by a fellow photographer friend of mine to join him for a photo shoot for a friend of his. She got a cheong sam for herself, and wish to take some portrait shoots of her wearing her new dress.
I am not a portrait shooter. The number of times of me doing this kind of beauty shoot is less so low. Probably in the region of 10 times, I think. And I couldn't remember when was my last time doing this kind of beuaty portrait shoots already. LOL.
I guess my skill is getting rusty, and I need to do some polishing. Hey, my lens need to be exposed to UV light to kill all the fungus, true? LOL. Hence, getting my "visa on arrival" from HRH the Queen of House, I headed to the place where the shooting took place. Where is it ? Well, somewhere in KL lah.
The hazy day worried us. Hazy day mean bad lighting, bad lighting mean need high ISO. Well, the high ISO for the camera with a brand name start with "S" is known to be noisy and bad one. But I was wrong; the hazy day actually help a lot in diffusing the harsh sun light.
Her name is Ya Li, a mother of one. Her son is 1 year old now, can't believe my eyes, she is a HOT mama. LOL. She claimed herself to be a first timer, but I don't think so. She doesn't look like a first timer to me, and she could do what ever pose I suggested to her.
I like the cheong sam she wore, and the place we went really fit well with the oriental theme we set.
No flash was use for these shots. Despite the day was kinda cloudy, but the clouds had done its work by diffusing the harsh sun light.
Sunlight was coming from camera left, and it diffused nicely by the cloudy hazy day. I would prefer another light on her hair as a separator. This can be done by putting a flash on her hair.
See how the diffused sun light cast a very even lighting on her face. So, not ALL hazy days are bad for photoshooting, right ?
We were happily doing our photoshooting, not until one fella came out from no where claiming himself as a member of the "management" of that place and demand us to pay a fee of RM 200 for photographing people in that place.
We explained to him that we are friends and we like the place and our friend here got a new cloth want to make some nice photo of it and we like the environment of this place etc etc but he insisted us as commercial photographer.
Very well then, we just leave. Delete our photos in front of him ? Well, he doesn't have power to do that; only police can do that in fact.
Where is this place ? A place I would never wish to step my foot on it for sure anymore. Pity to my son that this heritage building will one day been transformed into a commercially driven building.