Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Asked: Straight a muslin backdrop

Asked: Straight a muslin backdrop

You can just spray water over the winkles and let it's weight to straighten it.

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Prepare for a charitable portrait photograph at Zhuhai

Portrait photography studio at zhuhai

Portrait photography for some old and weak at Zhuhai during chinese new year holiday.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

The IT business hurt the photography business by blur the people's awareness of copyright

App hurt photography business

This extension teach / suggest people to steal photographs for their instagram usage.


Here is a video teach people copyright by HKIPP.

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Maybe we should promote as free photography!?!

Wordpress free theme

The way of people doing business is changed in the past decade.

A fellow photography just rebuilding his website with wordpress and find out he cannot make the portfolio except paid for the pro version(after engage).

Maybe it is the time for us to provide some free photography... then find a reason to ask the client to paid afterward ;)

hmmm... but such China business way is that already used for decades? Oh yes... China really change the world.

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It is not because what I am dealing with, it all about who I am dealing with.

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reBlog: Glamorous Boudoir Photography with the Ice Light 2

Agree a lot, LED is the best goto light during sunset dusk times, we already using that couple times for our client's photography sessions.

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reBlog: Understanding How Soft Boxes Work

How softbox work

Have see many ugly lighting photographs lately, I am afraid infected by such wrong trend... time to revisit the basic of how to using a softbox during this long holiday.

read the full blog entry here.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Everyone want to track you? Yes!

Twitter, Google, Instagram 's javascript all try to track your access... that's why we remove all.

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Happy chinese new year at Zhuhai

Zhuhai Chinese new year 2017

Holiday start, not much can do... zhuhai is like a ghost town now.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

The new 24mm Lava RTA coming soon

Lava rta 2017

My friend just bring me this lava 24mm rta(pre production unit), btw this is just show off and not my product photography ;)

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Holiday no mood

Zhuhai vape

21-24th will be our chinese new year holiday, really no mood due to my leg is hurt :/ 

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Photography Jobs?

Don't email me ask for jobs, new jobs(if any) will be post in this telegram channel from now on.

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reblog: instabot.py Instagram bot. It works without instagram api, need only login and password

More and more social media scripts flow around the net, Is this the end of social media? The bot can auto like photos and or ignore by the photos' likes... auto follow and unfollow those who don't follow back... all by itself.

read full instruction here.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Street photography


Macau rest

Macau rest

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reBlog: What is corporate photography?

Corporate photography is not advertising photography. The latter type of photography is about selling a product or service. Corporate photography is for building and enhancing a company’s name or brand and it tends to be an editorial style of photography.

read full blog entry here.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Work together?


Macau local

Macau local.

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China people shopping in macau

China people shopping in Macau.

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Macau shop chinese new year cake.

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Macau people Chinese New Year

Macau people prepare for chinese new year.

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Zhuhai Chinese New Year

Zhuhai people prepare for Chinese new year.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The shutdown of photography studio in Shenzhen

Have discuss with fellow photographer Lance in shenzhen, we will shut down the studio there since the trend of our photoshoot will be on locations. We will rent the studio on demand as the project required.

The most important point is we want freedom.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

reBlog: Product Photography Tutorial by Karl Taylor - EP#011

To someone who come to China and offer USD1-10 for product photography in China. 

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Social media for photographer?

LIKE many things you don't actually like.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

reBlog: Popular photo app Meitu is sending IMEI, MAC address, and more to remote servers

Popular photo app Meitu is sending IMEI, MAC address, and more to remote servers

I don't use it, but this remind me the CEO in out last Hong Kong corporate portrait session she do like it a lot.

read full blog entry here.

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Ugly photographs is now everywhere, we should fix it with ♥.

Bad corporate photograph

Source: my linkedin feed

Is that my monitor too dim or what?

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Write something positive?

Zhuhai street photography

It's petty hard for me... at least for the current period.

Everythings happen around me is so negative.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

reBlog: Digital Printing Guide: Monitor Calibration

i1DisplayPro Monitor Calibrator

You should calibrate your monitor with hardware before we talk about image quality.  Nowaday client don't know that, and so call photographers don't do that too... it's horrible! 

Read full blog entry here.

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IDEA: Art nude photography

Maybe you can consider book a session before you go tattoo.

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Canon SELPHY ICC CP1200 working with capture one

Thanks for Neil Matheson report our CP ICC is working well with the capture one pro 10.

You can order our CP ICC here to ensure your got color right print from your CP1200 printer.

via Ken Tam's Diary http://hkphoto.com/photographer-blog/canon-selphy-icc-cp1200-working-with-capture-one

reBlog: Pricing & Negotiating: Shooting Abroad for a Custom Publication

For prospects in my area who most care about "How much?"

How much is commercial photography

Wonderful Machine - January 18, 2017 - Pricing & Negotiating

Read full article here

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Zhuhai Night

Zhuhai night bus stop

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Monday, January 16, 2017

The most trendy portrait photography in China? Ok!

Fault portrait photography china

In fact I don't know what is that, and don't like it.

But if you really want, we can do it for you too.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Zhuhai photographer coffee meeting

Coffee meeting with zhuhai photographers

Regular coffee meeting with other Zhuhai photographers

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Vape on

Kayfun mini v3

Have been quite smoking by switch to vape 1 year.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017


Zhuhai night

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The decline of corporate photography more 3

Ugly corporate photography

Source: linkedin my feed.

Whenever everyone is a photographer that make ugly photograph everywhere. I swear this will be the last one, I will not go view ugly photographs in linkedin.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Don't offer me 0 photography budget! Again!!

I am not a quotation machine that help your paper works or price research. All I can help you in my role is to create and deliver you great photographs and that make your boss appreciate your taste.

The works showing in this website is great photographs I created for clients within their investment. Their photographs is made with many different kind / scale of productions (it mean very different price in your term).

I will prefer to get a realistic fair budget in the init stage... that will save boths time(I understand... maybe your time is already sell to your boss, but I am not part of your game). Shoots will never happen if we are dreaming in different level. We want to shoot more instead of playing such games again and again in 2017, please understand and contact us as soon as you really want to work with me.

Thanks You. 

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How confuse is in the photography client's brain now?

2. We just want a quick and casual shoot for the group, maybe an hour or two at most. Can we adjust the rate based on this?

For me every photo assignment is at least days of work.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Self portrait photoraphy

Ken Tam Vaping


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Current human beings

My friend is a taxi driver in Macau he hate uber a lot, but he do use di di when he travel in China.

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WTF Advertising photography?

Shit advertising photography

I pass this spot many times...

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Macau fully equipped

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Macau street photography

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Monday, January 9, 2017

reBlog: Woman suing Chipotle for more than $2 billion over use of photo

Chipotle logo

DENVER -- A California woman is suing Chipotle for more than $2.2 billion for using a photo of her that she alleges the company never had permission to use.

The lawsuit, filed by Leah Caldwell of Sacramento, names Denver-based Chipotle, CEO Steve Ells and photographer Steve Adams as defendants.

Caldwell claims Adams took a photo of her sitting in a Chipotle restaurant in Denver sometime in the late summer or early fall of 2006 without her knowledge. The complaint states Adams asked Caldwell to sign a release form as she exited the restaurant, but Caldwell refused.

read full article here.

Don't try to gamble and use photograph without permission.

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reBlog: Running a photography business

Confucius was wrong when he said:

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

 You can read the full blog entry here.

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Posed behind the scene photograph with fault

fault behind the scene photo

My fellows now like to dig those behind the scene photographs and hope to learn some secret, how about it they are posed and fake? Ha Ha.

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reBlog: Steadicam Volt | Shake-Free Videos

Mat need one of this soon to make some behind the scene videos during photo shoot, but let find a steady guy first ;)

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hope: kodak bring back realistic photography fee vs workload.

Kodak Ektachrome

Ha Ha

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reBlog: Ektachrome is back

Kodak Ektachrome

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of things coming back. Things we thought we lost forever.  Kodak is proud to announce the return of one of the most iconic film stocks of all time: Kodak Ektachrome.

Dear clients, let's shoot ektachrome for your next assignment ;)

Text, image and video via Eastman Kodak

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Prographic client is now missing imagination

Aircraft shoot in Zhuhai air show

Our product is the experience, talent and vision.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BTS: One light portrait

Behind the scene of one light portrait

Behind the scene of our 2017 portrait.

Single flash + silver parabolic umbrella, kinda butterfly lighting.

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One light portrait

Ken Tam portrait

Aged is aged... no need PS to hide it.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 first corporate photography enquiry

They tell me time, location, budget range... but not tell me what I need to photography... strange! Lets see.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Just joined Branded.me

here is my porftolfio link http://ift.tt/2iDabf9, lets see.

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The game of LIKE

You like anythings... something even you don't like to try to engage with someone doing the same for you.

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Macau poor

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Pentax K-3 camera profiles pack for lightroom camera raw is here

Due to website update, the new link for Pentax K-3 camera profiles pack is move here.

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