I had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong together with my family from 29.03.2019 until 02.04.2019. It was supposed to be a backpacker-style holiday with one of the travel agents from Malaysia. We stayed at Sai Ying Pun area on the 1st day, then moved to Tsim Sha Tsui area on the 2nd day onwards. Travelling around Hong Kong was easy with the MTR, a comprehensive and efficient public transportation system for Hong Kong.
Throughout the trip, the weather was not too kind to us. It rained most of the nights and cloudy. Thank God that only on the last morning before we fly back to Malaysia did we have slightly good weather, worth for me and my friend to travel up to The Peak and to the Lugard Road lookout point to capture the beautiful skyline of Hong Kong and the moving boats and ferries in Victoria Harbour.
I'm in the midst of planning a small group of photographers to Hong Kong in November 2019. Stay tuned!
Good day everyone!
I'm honoured to be part of NiSi + Skylum Photography Workshop in Kuala Terengganu this weekend (20/4 & 21/4). The workshop has been jointly arranged by Lee Photo Sdn Bhd and Skylum, the first of such collaboration between the two companies. Please click on the image above for the link to Facebook event page and details of the event. Among places to be visited are:
See you in Kuala Terengganu!
What I love about the lens is its size, weight and sharpness. The lens feels well balanced with the SONY a7RIII. The're some flaring issues but no noticeable chromatic aberrations on this night shots. The starburst from the light source are just great with well defined stars. Distortion is also well controlled, depending on the angle of the lens, with minimal perspective correction on Photoshop. NiSi produced a filter holder for this lens which uses normal 100mm square filters. This is a plus point since you don't need to invest on the larger (and more expensive) 150mm system. By the way, we didn't have the opportunity to use the 37mm rear filter. This lens is also compatible with the optional Laowa Magnetic 100mm Filter Holder, by NiSi. Venus Optics says that “It is a welcome relief for landscape, adventure or travel photographers that are traveling over long distances and struggling to find a compact wide-angle zoom to pair up with their cameras.”. I couldn't agree with them more.
Apart from the flaring, the other downside is the lens cap. Like most of the Laowa lenses, the lens cap need to be slightly modified to prevent it from coming off easily. This can be done easily by putting a layer of sellotape on the lens cap for added friction. Maybe Laowa can look into this matter in the future. On the overall, it is still a formidable ultra-wide angle lens to satisfy the landscapers' need for UWA lens.
Luminar 3 can be purchased from Skylum. To enjoy some savings, please use promo code SKYLUMAPR19 when checking out with your purchase. Thank you.
I was blessed to have been invited by a friend to shoot the fireworks during the launching of PETRONAS Le Tour de Langkawi on that Friday evening from Level 50 of Menara FELDA, Persiaran KLCC. Conditions were prime for a great sunset and we stayed on until about 9:30pm when the first fireworks exploded in the sky.
#skylum #luminar #sony #sonymalaysia #sonysea #ILCE-7RM3 #a7RIII #gmaster #alpha #nisi #nisifilter #leofoto #leephoto #landscape #NurIsmailPhotography #klcc #ltdl #petronas
Hello everyone! It has been quite a while since I last updated my blog.
Here are two locations for astrophotography in Kuala Kubu Baharu:
#sony #sonymalaysia #alpha #leofoto #leephoto #a7RIII #milkyway #studiozaloon
The PETRONAS Twin Towers certainly look great from up above. On Saturday, 9 March 2019, I had a chance flying my dji Mavic 2 Pro near this national landmark. The weather was not that great due to the haze, but certainly the view of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Precinct is truly breathtaking. Thanks for viewing!
#dji #mavic2pro #nisi #nisiglobal #klcc #petronas #petronastwintowers
Last Friday (11/1/2019), I was invited by a friend to photograph the Kuala Lumpur skyline at sunset, from a location on Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang. The area is quite secluded and we even encountered with an adult wild boar nearby. I didn't even put the filter on, fearing that the wild boar would come running to where we were.
The view is quite unique where right in the centre of the frame, there's a tree that resembles a bonzai tree from afar, adding character to the whole composition. I will definitely return to this location when the weather is better.
Here are some of the images captured at the location:
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining some fellow landscape photographers trying our luck to shoot sunrise on the bridge leading to Sultan Salahudin Abdul Aziz Shah Building in Shah Alam. At least 10 of us made it, and thankfully, we managed to savour the beautiful and colourful sunrise here. The last time I shoot here was back in 2015.
After shooting from the bridge, I took a short drive to Taman Tasik Shah Alam for a view of the masjid with lake reflection.
Some candid shots during the outing and the breakfast after (courtesy of bro Amir Nor Shah).
#sony #sonymalaysia #gmaster #laowa #nisi #nisifilters #nisiglobal #leofoto #leephotosdnbhd
Today I attended the SONY Focus Group Interview (FGI) 2019, by invitation of SONY Malaysia, specifically for users of SONY α9, α7RIII and α7RII, as well as SONY's GM lenses to share our experiences. Unlike last year where the FGI was carried out at the SONY Centre @ The Curve, this time around, the interview was carried out at TGI Friday's at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara. I had the opportunity of meeting people from different backgrounds and photography genre and was really honored to have met Yamasaki-san, the new marketing GM for SONY Malaysia at the end of the FGI session.
The FGI was facilitated by Moses Wong throughout the two-hour session. Among the highlights and areas of concerns raised by the participants are:
No group photo this year, probably due to the number of participants. Hope SONY Malaysia will listen to us for the upcoming firmware updates as well as workshops. Looking for more collaboration from SONY Malaysia in the future.
#sony #sonymalaysia #gmaster #leephotosdnbhd #nisi #nisifilters #nisiglobal #leofoto #studiozaloon
Today I was invited to join Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya (PSPJ) for their first workshop outing for 2019 at Masjid Putra in Putrajaya. There were about 20 pax attended the workshop and I was there in the capacity as NiSi product ambassador under Lee Photo Sdn Bhd.
Here are some of the images captured during the workshop. Thank you!
#SONY #SONYMalaysia #GMaster #LeePhotoSdnBhd #NiSi #NiSifilter #nisiglobal #Leofoto #PSPJ #Laowa #StudioZaloon
This is the photography journey of Nur Ismail Photography where all the experiences from this year onwards will be shared with the audience. Thanks for stopping by! :-)