Photo Shoot Flash Back 3

One of my very first photo shoots and first beach shoot was an interesting experience. At the time the only lighting gear I really had was a Canon 430EXII with omnibounce and a reflector. The flash was triggered via a Canon 580EXII on camera.

Behind the Scenes from Beach Shoot
Checking pictures. Beach shoot.
Behind the Scenes from Beach Shoot
Wading into the water to get pictures out in the rocks.
Behind the Scenes from Beach Shoot
This shot was taken by Ron Fu who was my assistant for this shoot.

And one of the final shots from the shoot:

Beach Shoot Final
Final image.

Till next time…

Photo Shoot Flash Back 2

Not much to say with this post. A candid shot of the beautiful Aoni Ma during one of our shoots from years ago. She’s always a pleasure to work with. Hopefully, I’ll have time to do a shoot with her in the coming weeks.

Aoni Ma
The talented and beautiful Aoni Ma checking photos on the camera during a shoot.


Till next time…

New Toy: Canon 135L

Gave in to temptation last week and got the Canon 135mm f/2L lens. Considered to be one of Canon’s finest lenses and the sharpest of the L primes. So what do I do to test it out? Take blurry pictures of the sunset through reflections on windows and the car of course!

Canon 135L
Canon 5D Mark III at f/2, 1/250 sec., ISO 400.
Canon 135L
Canon 5D Mark III at f/2. 1/250 sec., ISO 400.


Mini story time: when I went out to take the above pictures, my neighbors were outside playing with their kids. After seeing me come out to take pictures, they got curious and probably wondered what the hell was going on that was so interesting. After I went back inside, I saw them walk out and look at the sunset, then take out their phones and take pictures as well. Haha, photography bringing people together.

Later in the day I decided to test it on more appropriate subjects to check sharpness:

Canon 135L
Friend’s dog, Uni, shot on Canon 5D Mark III at f/2, 1/50 sec, and ISO 25,600.
Tiger the meatbag Canon 135L
The four legged meatbag known as TIger, shot on Canon 5D Mark III at f/2, 1/320 sec., and ISO 200.

Pretty damn sharp lens if you ask me. Happy with it so far, but the real test will be when I can find a human subject under controlled lighting. Hopefully, I can setup a shoot soon. Stay tuned.

Till next time…