Random portraits + Reptiles Malaysia

I was trying to free up some space on my hard disk the other day and came across some portraits which I took a while back and it has been sitting in my folder all this while.

A little history about this shot, my friends, the pioneer of the ever popular Reptiles Malaysia, were in the midst of setting up their business and asked me if I could do them a favour and shoot for them. Of course these were the ones that I took for the fun of it. Right now, wished that I had shot more photos at that time and played around with the lighting. Although time was rather tight but at least I managed to pull off a couple of shots within 30-45minutes.

Here are some of those shots.

I took individual portraits first in my house using a single strobe with a softbox attached.

From the photos, judging from then and now, I can truly say that I learned a little bit more in regards to lighting as the more I look at them, the more I feel that I could have done a better job. Note that minimal post processing was done on the two shots above.

Frankly, if I were to shoot the portraits now, I would have added a backlight and side lighting to create a more nicer 3 dimensional feel to the image. Anyway I got to prepare for a shoot this Saturday and I am really gearing up for it. Time to try and improve by another 5% in this shoot from the previous shoots.

  • The first shot is nice 🙂 Might want to consider getting a ring flash 🙂 Might give a total different effect..

  • Yeah man, I definitely need to learn more about lighting. At the time I took the shot, I always 1 light was just enough. Perhaps I was also poisoned by the whole "One light" series by Zack Arias 😛

  • Thanks! Nice post.