stella and alex
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wedding of jenny & kk
September 22, 2007
wedding of joanna and gordon
October 17, 2007

As a wedding photographer, we always face very difficult lighting situations … …

I shot the engagement photos of Stella and Alex three weeks ago and I encountered a challenging situation. We planned to go to beach in the afternoon but we ‘re late in our schedule that we didn’t leave Central until 4:30 pm. I started to worry as we might not have enough light on the beach as sun set at 6:00pm.

Just before we left Central, we passed “the Candle Company” on Lyndhurst Terrace, and I thought we should get some candles and they might be useful on the beach. With those candles, I finally got one of my favorite photo of the day on the beach.

when we arrived at the beach, we only got 30 min of sunlight and the sky turned blue and dark very very fast. I asked them to light up the candle and take a rest. When most of the other people left, the beach started to become very quiet and it was very romantic indeed.
I liked the contrast of the warm candle light and the blue and cool sky

fav photo of the day

We ‘re in Central in the afternoon. There ‘re a lot of nice locations here. It is a corridor outside a café
a corridor of a cafe

Nice background
nice background

I always love to shoot in front of graffiti
I love graffiti

beautiful rim light from the sun behind
beautiful rim light

Even though we only had 30 min of sunlight on the beach, it didn’t stop them enjoying the time
another pair of crazy couples

show me your feet !!!!
show me your feet

cute bum
cute bum

it was almost completely dark here, we used a video light to highlight the texture of the wall
last shot of the day

16 Comments

  1. Alex Lee says:

    Simon,
    Thank you for the work that you have done. 
    The photos look great, can’t wait to see all your final work.
    BR
    Alex 

  2. Alex Lee says:

    Simon,
    Thank you for the work that you have done. 
    The photos look great, can’t wait to see all your final work.
    BR
    Alex 

  3. Casslyn Lee says:

    The photos are really cute!  The blue/dark sky gives a very romantic atmosphere.  Look forward to seeing the rest.
     C 

  4. Casslyn Lee says:

    The photos are really cute!  The blue/dark sky gives a very romantic atmosphere.  Look forward to seeing the rest.
     C 

  5. carole says:

    ca va, simon?
    i can hear their laughters in the waves….i can see their true happiness on the face…
    "to go to the beach…have to get into the water…" i remember what you said.
    it’s not only the art of photography…it’s heart-searching…
    bon courage!

  6. carole says:

    ca va, simon?
    i can hear their laughters in the waves….i can see their true happiness on the face…
    "to go to the beach…have to get into the water…" i remember what you said.
    it’s not only the art of photography…it’s heart-searching…
    bon courage!

  7. Jacky Chan says:

    The photos are beautiful. It captured the happiness between Alex and Stella. Excellent photography works from Simon. Hope to see the rest soon.
    JC

  8. Jacky Chan says:

    The photos are beautiful. It captured the happiness between Alex and Stella. Excellent photography works from Simon. Hope to see the rest soon.
    JC

  9. Simon says:

    The photos are excellent. Everything is blended well together. Can’t wait to see the rest of it

  10. Simon says:

    The photos are excellent. Everything is blended well together. Can’t wait to see the rest of it

  11. Derek says:

    Nice lighting! Very good pics and of course, the couple looks great 🙂 Mind if I ask what rig/setup are you using Simon?

  12. Derek says:

    Nice lighting! Very good pics and of course, the couple looks great 🙂 Mind if I ask what rig/setup are you using Simon?

  13. Hi derek,
    Thanks. I exclusively use Canon for all my equipments. Currently, I am using 5D, 40D, 20D & G9. I sold my 1D Mk II N, and planned to get a Mk III, but they still have seriious problem on the AF and LCD (the 3" LCD is really bad for a HK$30,000 price tag camera). Need to wait for a while for the upgrade.
    simon.the.photo

  14. Simon says:

    Hi derek,

    Thanks. I exclusively use Canon for all my equipments. Currently, I am using 5D, 40D, 20D & G9. I sold my 1D Mk II N, and planned to get a Mk III, but they still have seriious problem on the AF and LCD (the 3" LCD is really bad for a HK$30,000 price tag camera). Need to wait for a while for the upgrade.

    simon.the.photo

  15. Derek says:

    Cool….thanks for the info Simon 🙂 I’m looking to get something to start off with, but can’t decide between the Nikon D40x or the Canon 400D. Do you know approximately how much each of these cost in HK?
    Oh btw….I was interested in the G9 also! Interested to know when do you usually use it and for what kind of composition/shots?

    Cheers
    Derek
     

  16. Derek says:

    Cool….thanks for the info Simon 🙂 I’m looking to get something to start off with, but can’t decide between the Nikon D40x or the Canon 400D. Do you know approximately how much each of these cost in HK?
    Oh btw….I was interested in the G9 also! Interested to know when do you usually use it and for what kind of composition/shots?

    Cheers
    Derek