The story of “Shopping, shoots & inspirations”
[Disclaimer: This is a very long post. Enjoy at your own leisure]
Assalamualaikum all. It’s been another hectic week for myself.
* It’s a succession of meetings, meetings and meetings.
* The bank is a another place I’m going on such a regular basis (no..I didn’t have much money, but everyday there’s something regarding the bank that make me goes there..sometimes 2 times a day)
* My hectic schedule for saturday is:
8.45 be at the studio, check emails, off to Cheras, KL to pickup new lighting equipments. Several strobes, big ass softbox, boom arm with wheels (this is my favorite!), new color gels, beauty dish and honeycombs.
10.20 off to Ikea for furniture hunting for the studio. New Poang chairs (my dream come true!), new sofa, several shelves and new curtains. Looks like we’ll be painting the studio next! We lunch at Ikea (the meatballs with brown sauce is good enough..as always)
5 Trolley loads of furnitures…we end up using the delivery service. RM65 for all..hehehe
Ikea’s meatballs are damn good!
2.15 Back to the studio, off load all the new things, prepare equipments for Asiah & Aizat’s post wedding shoot at KLCC Park. Yomie & Azfar tag along with me.
3.45 arrive at KLCC, late by 15 minutes, starting the shoot at 3.50, finish the shoot at 6.00
We were lucky to have such nice diffused light that day
6.15 a nice dinner with SF at the Manhattan Fish Market.
10.45 went back to Shah Alam, driving in auto mode…thank God I can still control my sleepiness, the car feels like flying from KL to Shah Alam
* Hectic schedule for Sunday is a little similar:
9.00 be at the studio, prepare the new lighting equipments, first family arrive for photoshoot, Anidz with her twin daughters and her youngest girl.
11.10 start first shoot, 3 crying little girls are NOT easy to photographs ok!
Qiqi the natural born model
Mummy Anidz & Twins Yaya & Caca
12.45 finish first shoot. Have to assemble the furniture…a little bit of picture editing and enhancement
The ultra cool Poang chairs
New equipments. Hopefully will leads to better looking piccies!
2.30 second family arrive, Diana, Yassir & toddler Idris. Smooth going photoshoot. More experimentation with the new light modifiers. Idris loves our stuffed tiger Rocky!
Idris loves posing
How cool is that? A family shoot with their pet tiger 🙂
Diana is 7 months pregnant. And loving her time in front of the camera
4.30 finish second shoot. Time to kemas-kemas the studio.
5.15 Off to Midvalley Megamall for Soraya’s birthday meetup at Chilis
5.40 Arrive at Midvalley, Good good, good friend, good time. Not to mention, the 5 glasses of bottomless fruit juices..(Mental note – just that it’s bottomless, doesn’t mean that I have to refill 4 times..hehehe)
Shahrul & baby Shania
Razlan & Qamilia
Sue & Shania, Soraya & Qariena
Wings & Caesar Salad…My grub
8.30 Off to Bangsar for a meetup with Malaysia’s top photographers at La Bodega Deli
8.50 Arrive at La Bodega. Louis Pang & Jasmine (Louis Pang Studio), Grace & Alex (Wedding Story), Zung (the Photoz), Jenny Sun, Johan Sopiee, Hafiz Ismail (WOW), Andy Chin, Jason Beyond and other great photogs are there. Louis is talking about WPPI and the convention. A Malaysian contingent for WPPI next year!
10.40 Back to Shah Alam
11.00 arrive at the studio, check out the net for news, a bit of photo management also, check out the footie news, MU won!
1.35 back home, wrecked and tired