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Hong Kong Pet Session 寵物攝影

I was in Hong Kong last week for a short trip and someone booked me for an animal photo shoot for his dogs, cats, parrots. Session was half editorial and half studio, it was little chaotic because there were 9 animals chasing each others and flying all over inside the tiny apartment, but we managed to get them under control and got our session done. The more I photograph animals the more I enjoy it, if you are interested feel free to contact me and get a photo session done.

Make sure you also check out my other site www.itsfurrycute.com.

The Amazing XF200mm F2

The FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR with XF 1.4x TC F2 WR is a SHARP, ultra-sharp, the insane sharpness is really what this amazing lens is all about. The buttery smooth, bokeh areas really make the subject stand out. I am not a gear reviewer so if you want to find out more about this lens there are tons of reviews out there, you can Google them online. I just wanted to share my personal experience using this lens.

I was lucky enough to receive a loaner from Fujifilm in Hong Kong and used that to cover Hong Kong 7s in April. First impression was, it’s a monster lens, it’s solid, excellent built and almost all metal but not substantially heavy and I’ve found it balanced quite well on my XT3 with the battery grip on, with a monopod attached I was able to dodging people in and out the stadium quite easily and without hurting my shoulder too much due to its weight.

At 200mm on APS-C cameras it makes the lens equivalent as a 300mm on full-frame cameras. Adding the XF1.4x TC F2 WR teleconverter, it becomes 420mm, it’s good enough for most cases, for further reach I’d have to use the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 to cover.

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The performance of this lens is astonishing, snappy focusing and accurate. I set my camera to Zone Focusing with continuous focus on and let the camera do the rest. The results were outstanding, I had really no problem tracking the players running up and down, front and back on the field, and that was with the 1.4x on the whole time, so the teleconverter didn’t affect the performance whatsoever. Not to mention the XT3 focusing speed and accuracy made a big improvement over the XT2, so a truly enjoyable shooting experience. Another outstanding performance was the OIS Optical Image Stabilization. I was able to handheld and shoot it at 1/3 sec which still gave me an amazing result. Practically speaking, photographing with a 200mm lens at that slow shutter speed isn’t really an ideal situation, unless, of course your subject isn’t moving at all, for instance, a lazy cat.

XT2, f2.2, 1/3sec, ISO1600

XT2, f2.2, 1/3sec, ISO1600

The price tag of this FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR with XF 1.4x TC F2 WR is $6,000, priced about the same as the Nikon and Canon 300mm f2.8, however due to the APSC camera system it is smaller and lighter also it comes with the 1.4x TC, is it worth it? If you are a Fuji shooters and want a fast tele lens, this is your only choice, but remember you are sort of buying 2 lenses in one, 200mm (300mm FF) and 280mm (420mm FF) with the teleconverter on. So if you are full time shooters especially sports photographer, yes this is more likely for you. For amateurs, if you have extra cash, sure, otherwise the 100-400mm isn’t a bad choice at all. Check out the photos below, all shot with the 200mm and XT3.

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Hong Kong Lifestyle Family Photography 香港家庭攝影

It is always an honour and pleasure to photograph a returning customer, Bernice and her family was the first client when I moved to Hong Kong few years ago. Now after 4 years they contacted me again for another family photo session when I was there last month. We spent first half of the shoot in the park near Kennedy Town then roaming around around the neighbour. Valerie is turning 5 and she now has a little brother, Damian.

Valerie’s favourite bunny doll also came to the shoot. That bunny was with her since she was born and never left her sight ever since. Now the bunny is shared between the her and Damian, but sometimes things could get little chaotic over the bunny doll between them.

Cherry Blossom Lifestyle Family Session

You can never get enough of the splendid sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, every year from March to April tens of thousands of travelers fly to Japan to experience this amazing scenery all over the nation.
My recent session, the family was from Moscow, Russia, they traveled to Tokyo and wanted to have their family photos taken with the sakura, we picked our location at Shinjuku Gyoen, and it was an absolutely beautiful afternoon. We all had such a great time roaming around the park. Their daughter Sasha was just so photogenic and I almost couldn’t put my camera down. After the park we quickly walked over to the busy shopping district nearby and finished our session there.

If you are interested booking my lifestyle family photography service, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or the session could be purchased as a gift and send to someone you care about.

Pet Photography Bosley

Bosley is gentle, lovely, chill and stylish handsome little furry friend. This shoot was a birthday gift package, I’ve got an email last week saying she wanted to book me a session as a gift to her friend here in Tokyo. We went back and forth emailing trying to figure out details and finally fixed out location at Yoyogi Park. if you haven’t been, Yoyogi Park is located next to Meiji Shrine, it became a public park in 1967, after serving as the site for the 1964 Olympic Village, when the Summer Games were held in Tokyo. The park is really popular, especially on Sundays that family and friends can get together having picnic, yoga practice, jogging, hobbyist gathering, it is also great park to enjoy the cherry blossom during spring season. Also, park is super dog friendly and that’s the reason we’d chosen there to shoot.

We arrived in the morning when there were less busy, Bosley had already dressed up in his Supreme sweatshirt and ready to go. We walked around took shots here and there and stopped by a cheery blossom tree and did a glamour shot in front, it was such a blast. Bosley was quite easy going and effortless to work with, one small dog treat would do the trick.

If you are interested in my pet photography service for your four legged friend, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or the session could be purchased as a gift and send to someone you care about.

Year of the pig

It was my first time taking photos for pig and definitely not an easy models to work with, they are loud, chaotic, love chewing my camera bags LOL, but adorable at the same time. Also I am interested working with animals more often from now on, this was a good opportunity for me.

On top of that, it's the year of pig, let's give them a big applause as they deserve some beautiful pictures.

Proposal in Tokyo

Lately I’ve been doing quite a few proposal photography in Tokyo and specially inside the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen. Although it was rather a short 30 minutes photo session, Andrew and I spoke over the phone along with the Flytographer team week ago to plan out this once in a life time moment. On the shoot day we Whatsapp each other to make sure everything was going to be on schedule…So we all arrived to the designated spot and Andrew gave me a cue then I started shooting, everything went well and smooth. These are the priceless moment that we will never forget. Congratulations to Andrew and Monica again.

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Travel back to Tokyo

It’s always feeling funny to take pictures for another photographer, specially in the same genre, travelled from Salt Lake City, Utah, Caitie Lockhart is a professional wedding photographer. She was actually attended middle school and high school in Tokyo, she lived in Roppongi and Kichijoji. It was her first time back in 10 years and it’s her husband's first time visiting. Since she is a professional photographer and always hated that she’s never in any of her vacation photos. So she booked a session via Flytographer to capture her and her husband Nick in Tokyo.

Session was taken place in her “hood” Kichijoji, it sure did bring up some good old memories.

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