Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A nice break...

Tea break
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Took a deserved break from the fashion photoshoot and chilled out at Delicious Cafe which also retails clothes from Ms Read. On a hot day, the frosty lemon tea sure tastes good! The cafe has a really good turnout throughout the day especially on weekends.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Women's Secret

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Models from Andrews' Models showing off great looking innerwear from Women's Secret. Looks like the secret's out from the bedroom! And that concludes two weekends of fashion shoot which was real hectic with photographers jostling about for a good spot in a small dedicated section of the so-called runway...

More photos on Women's Secret here.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

From the Warehouse label modelled by girls from Andrews Models. Shot with the Nikon D200, Tamron 17-50mm/f28 & the Nikon speedlite SB400.

Esprit de Corps

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

More shooting at the Fashion On 1 event. This is from the Esprit de Corps label. Shot entirely with the Nikon D200, Tamron 17-50mm/f2.8 & the tiny SB400 speedlite.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fashion On 1 at 1 Utama

Miss Selfridge(1)
Miss Selfridge(1)
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

This fashion event is becoming an annual event at the 1Utama shopping mall. Showcasing the various fashion labels in the mall, there is also a photography competition involved. Lighting as usual was not ideal and having a flash is essential to avoid shadows in the face. All were shot with only the Nikkor 85mm/F1.8 and the SB600.

More photos in my Flickr gallery.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Tamron SP AF 17 - 50mm F/2.8

Tamron SP AF 17 - 50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Just got this lens today as a replacement for the Nikon 18-70mm kits lens. This lens won the EISA Photo Award - European Consumer Lens of the Year 2006-2007. Reviews have been good & also referrals from photo buddies who own the lens. Being a fast lens at F2.8 constant, this will come in useful in low light conditions. At this focal range, the ultimate lens is probably the Nikkor 17-55mm DX which is more than 3x the price of the Tamron. Let's see how long this lens remains with me...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hello D80!

Another toy!
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

And goodbye to the old faithful the Nikon D70s, my first DSLR. Sold off the item to an enthusiastic chappie who came all the way from Cyberjaya to pick up the D70s two nights ago. Replacing it will the D80 touted as a D200 of sorts. High ISO noise is said to be well controlled. We'll see about that....

Monday, April 09, 2007

Cheng Beng

Smoke transfer
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Did the Cheng Beng thing over the weekend. Can't believe that we had been going there for the past 37 years...Quiet day. It was past the actual day on 5 April but within the 10 days "before & after". Being in a small town some of these rituals are religiously observed, though I would think some time in the future, less of this will be practised.

Saturday, April 07, 2007


June - Warholized!
June - Warholized!
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Inspired by Andy Warhol's famous paintings of Marilyn Monroe where he created the paintings using silkscreens to create a kind of "assembly line" art. Available for Flickr users at fd's Flickr Toys.