the hottest day this year
e-session of carmen and philip

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a happy couple that every wedding photographer loves -vienna and tony
July 21, 2008
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No wonder it ‘s so hot in Wetland Park
July 25, 2008
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when I read the newspaper this morning, I learned that yesterday, so far,  was the hottest day of this year, no wonder we felt so hot yesterday!!!! When we were at the Wetland Part in the afternoon, we just couldn’t stay outside. Finally, we only spent around 30 min outdoor, and still got completely wet !!!!

In the morning, our 1st location was the Mary Knoll school, not only my first time to be there, but also my first time to meet Philip. I learned from Carmen that he doesn’t like taking any photo. It was a little bit challenging at first, but he was such a great guy that loosen up very soon, in fact much better than I expected !!!! And he made a joke that the amount of photos I took for him yesterday was more than all he had in last 10 years !!!

Look forward to their wedding in Oct !!!

date: 21 July, 2008

Locations: Maryknoll convent School, Wetland Park, Pak Lai (unplanned location), Craigengower crickets club

make up artist: Katherine and Elaw Wong

after finished the session at Wetland Park, I suggest them to go to Pak Lai, one of the most beautiful Sun Set location in Hong Kong. The temperature was much lower at that time and we had a blast there !!!!
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Hey Carmen, are you OK?
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Maryknoll convent school – a great location with lots of beautiful places. We took this pic at the shady side of the building with big trees in front of it
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the two little students … …
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playing at the playground … …
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a sunny day …. ….
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my fav of the day, love this location so much
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Carmen had a very nice and friendly character and I love taking picture of her !!!
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To create the light quality of this pic, I positioned Carmen under the sun while against a dark (shady) background
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another fav of the day, I love philip ‘s expression in this photo
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nice building
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two naughty students
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after finished the session there, I was almost completely dehydrated … …
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At Wetland park, we took a few pic indoor before going out
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It was so hot that we could only stay no more than 30 min outside … ….
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an unplanned location — Pak Lai
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a beautiful location, isn’t it ?
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waiting for the sun set
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Carmen told me Philip doesn’t like taking photo, by looking at this photo, I don’t think so … …
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capturing the sunset themselves
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the beautiful sunset !!!!
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the last 30 second !!!!
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Thank you, all of you did GREAT !!!!
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last location — the crickets club, the lighting ‘s done with a few flashes, without need of any post processing work.
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last photo of the day ….. anyone know how I set up the light(s) in the last two photos ?
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24 Comments

  1. Cc says:

    wow!!! all the locations for this e-session are so so so beautiful… have seen the wetland park from your blog many times and u introduced pak lai this time! i really have to visit these places next time i’m in hk!
    i really like the pic at pak lai with footprints… it symbolizes they walk side by side from now on…

  2. Cc says:

    wow!!! all the locations for this e-session are so so so beautiful… have seen the wetland park from your blog many times and u introduced pak lai this time! i really have to visit these places next time i’m in hk!
    i really like the pic at pak lai with footprints… it symbolizes they walk side by side from now on…

  3. Hi CC,
    so happy to see you again to be the first.
    When you are in Hong Kong, call me and I can be your guide and treat you a great meal.

    simon

  4. Simon says:

    Hi CC,

    so happy to see you again to be the first.

    When you are in Hong Kong, call me and I can be your guide and treat you a great meal.

    simon

  5. carmen says:

    thx simon, all the pix came out great…..  but wetland park….. is just way too hot that day… 
    philip and i really appreciate your effort…  especially suggesting us to go to pak lai…  we’ve heard it’s a great place to see the sunset, but we never would have thought it would be a place for our e-portraits…. 

    can’t wait to see the rest of them….

  6. carmen says:

    thx simon, all the pix came out great…..  but wetland park….. is just way too hot that day… 
    philip and i really appreciate your effort…  especially suggesting us to go to pak lai…  we’ve heard it’s a great place to see the sunset, but we never would have thought it would be a place for our e-portraits…. 

    can’t wait to see the rest of them….

  7. Hi Carmen,
    even though it was very hot on the day, I enjoyed taking photo of philip and you.
    simon

  8. Simon says:

    Hi Carmen,

    even though it was very hot on the day, I enjoyed taking photo of philip and you.

    simon

  9. Cc says:

    hi Simon, that’s so kind of you! i should treat you a great meal instead for being my guide!

  10. Cc says:

    hi Simon, that’s so kind of you! i should treat you a great meal instead for being my guide!

  11. Eddie says:

    Simon, let me guess
    the last pic, you tied your flash under the umbrella and pointed it upward? 
    For the second last one, flash behind them with yellow gel? and one flash through umbrella on them?

  12. Eddie says:

    Simon, let me guess
    the last pic, you tied your flash under the umbrella and pointed it upward? 
    For the second last one, flash behind them with yellow gel? and one flash through umbrella on them?

  13. hehe eddie,
    you can see my notes on flickr page when you click the photos.
    simon.the.photo

  14. Simon says:

    hehe eddie,

    you can see my notes on flickr page when you click the photos.

    simon.the.photo

  15. Eddie says:

    Thanks Simon for the information. I am 70% correct la hehe. Umbrella? my fault, umbrella’s light will spill on the background if used on the second last pic.

    Keep teaching us in your future posts please.

  16. Eddie says:

    Thanks Simon for the information. I am 70% correct la hehe. Umbrella? my fault, umbrella’s light will spill on the background if used on the second last pic.

    Keep teaching us in your future posts please.

  17. I can use umbrella if I can put it very close to them (without spill on the wall behind), but not in this case.
    simon

  18. Simon says:

    I can use umbrella if I can put it very close to them (without spill on the wall behind), but not in this case.

    simon

  19. kingfai~ says:

    Excellent lighting techniques again, am running out of adjectives~ Ha…. gotta study the dictionary net time ~~
    Did learn a lot from you, simon, YEAH!! THANKsss

  20. kingfai~ says:

    Excellent lighting techniques again, am running out of adjectives~ Ha…. gotta study the dictionary net time ~~
    Did learn a lot from you, simon, YEAH!! THANKsss

  21. doris says:

    May I know the price of your package for per-wedding photo and photography on the day of wedding?  My bd is on 2nd Oct 2009
    Thanks,
    Doris 

  22. doris says:

    May I know the price of your package for per-wedding photo and photography on the day of wedding?  My bd is on 2nd Oct 2009
    Thanks,
    Doris 

  23. Hi doris,
    Thanks. you can see my rate card at https://blog.simonthephoto.com/about
    simon

  24. Simon says:

    Hi doris,

    Thanks. you can see my rate card at https://blog.simonthephoto.com/about

    simon