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WeddingWire: Bride's Choice Award 2011?

Post by admin on February 11th, 2011   In Category : Other   

Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

Just a couple of weeks into 2011, I was informed by weddingwire.com that I’ll be receiving a 2011 Bride’s Choice Award for Wedding Photography. I was officially given the award after a press release confirmed the winners’ list a few days ago. Now I can brag/blog about it with you. Top 5% sounds cool, I suppose.

This really came as a surprise to me. Firstly, I don’t usually receive awards and secondly, I cannot remember anyone submitting any kind of nomination on my behalf. Which led me to think that weddingwire.com periodically hands awards to increase traffic to their website. All kidding aside, I’m actually very happy that my perseverance and diligence to good customer service received positive recognition.

I also want to send my thanks and appreciation to all my clients for the wonderful opportunity to share their day with them. You all deserved this recognition as much as I do because, you did all the hard work as bride and groom. You transformed ideas from your heart and soul, spinning wedding dreams into a reality. I am fortunate enough to have the chance to photograph your memories and to turn them into personalized works of art.

One person I’d like to thank especially is my wife, Annie, who’s been by my side since the beginning of my photographic endeavor. I couldn’t have gotten this far with yiuphotography without her constantly on my back reminding me that I can do it.

Ok… enough with of the Oscar-like acceptance speech. Here’s the Press Release:

Yiuphotography.com—WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011

New York City – Feb 4th, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Yiuphotography.com has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Event Photography Service.

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Yiuphotography.com stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Yiuphotography.com for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Yiuphotography.com is among the very best Event Photography Service within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/yiuphotography.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

Now for some photos. After all, this is a photoblog, a post without photos will just be crazy right?
Here’s a couple of shot I took at the Great Jack O’Lantern event in the Historic Hudson Valley last Halloween.

They were all taken handheld with reasonable length of exposure. Hope you like them.

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The Return of Yiuphotography

Post by admin on January 15th, 2011   In Category : Uncategorized   

Can you believe I haven’t publish anything on yiuphotography.com for 6 months? So what’s been happening to me?

Aside from not having any new posts up, I’m also guilty of not visiting yiuphotography.com. I’ve been gone too long. The feeling is almost as foreign as returning to high school after being away for years. I’ve forgotten what my website looks like. I didn’t even recognize my own photography style. I should be ashamed.

So what’ve I been doing with my time instead? I’m very proud to say that I’m now a married man. Married to my Annie and whom I’m very proud to call my wife. Annie’s been by my side since the beginning of my photography venture. Which also happened to be the main reason for my absence– planning a wedding is no joking matter. We basically (and painstakingly at times) designed our entire wedding from handmade paper bouquets to the typeface for our invitations. In the end, we made our artsy-fartsy wedding dreams come true. I’ll save that story for another post.

Just weeks after our beautiful wedding, we had to put much of our life everything aside to arrange funeral services for a death in the family. It’s been a very tough time for all of us, a stark contrast to our happy event just weeks prior. Some time has passed and all seems a little brighter once again in these early weeks of 2011, especially as the Lunar New Year celebration soon approaches us in the month of February.

Here’s a post that I started months back but never published. This is The Queens Farm Museum. Back in August, Annie and I were scouting out locations for our engagement shoot. We liked the under-the-sun-outdoor garden atmosphere very much. We agreed that an engagement session at a farm would be in-line with our theme. We took some test shots during out visit and here are some of the shots we came back with.

First thing we saw when we walked in was this cute little furball.
This photo made her look a lot more ferocious than she is.
She’s actually no larger than a Big Mac.

What a cute thing she is, Annie wanted to take her home.

Reflections in a candy jar.

Chili pepper plants.

All the kids were having a mid-summer field day there.

These kids had no fear of their little fingers accidentally getting bitten off.

Alright, some test shots. My only model at the moment.

Don’t you just love sunflower fields?

The NBC mascot was there too.

Here’s the KFC mascot. Well they could have use him instead of Colonel Sanders.

I’ve shot as many as 100 photos of this moo. Don’t know why I’m so intrigue by this animal.
Maybe because I was hungry? Or maybe I was thinking of getting some Outback.

Meeeeeaa… I’m Little Richie.

I’ll finish off with some other details of the farm, including the gift shop.

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The Wedding of Jiali and Vishal

Post by admin on August 9th, 2010   In Category : Uncategorized, Weddings   

One of the most difficult things for a wedding photographer blogger is sorting out photos that tell a complete, detailed story of the event. For the wedding of Jiali and Vishal, this has been the toughest to retell. There was not one second of that day that wasn’t worthy of remembering. Although I think I did a pretty good job already though had you been at this wedding, you would know this photo post did not do this wedding justice. There was simply not enough bandwidth for me to show you all the photographs here in one post and share more of the excitement from this wedding. From the time the groom and his boys picked up the bride from her residence, to the ceremony and then reception, all day (and night) just kept the festivities alive with one surprise after another. Just to name a few, the heartfelt vows that they wrote to each other, the dance routine performed by the groomsmen and the groom’s father, and the best man and the maid of honor speech, is enough to make your heart melt. Love was so evident in that wedding and undeniably the thing that made everything so wonderful and memorable .

Let’s start of with some of the “must have” elements in a wedding. Such as the shoes and the ring.
Which was, by the way, one of the first things I ask for when I arrived to shoot.

I love this bird cage candle holder. And look, there’s Jiali’s ring.

In a few hours, Jiali’s father will be giving her away in this dress that she’s holding.

Let the transformation begin! First, the hair…

Then the bride’s makeup…

And…eyes, cheeks, and lips.

Her apartment has such great lighting. Everything just comes out so naturally beautiful.

While she’s finishing up with her dress and makeup, her family along with the bridesmaids arrived.

Her brother.

Younger sisters.

Jiali’s bridesmaid, Jun. I asked her to stand by the window and took this shot of her.

And here’s Nicole, Ana, and Lina, the rest of Jiali’s bridesmaids.

One last final check before the groom and his boys arrive.

See what they have in store for the groom’s party, things they must do in order for them to see the bride.
Lets see, lipstick…check! chili pepper…check!, list of yoga positions…check!

Some final details of her dress.

Isn’t she just beautiful?.. so poised and simply elegant.

Ah, here they are, I ask Vishal whether he’s ready to “tackle” the door opening ceremony.
He said "what do you think…so what I got here?"
Yes, he is prepared.

They are ready.
Vishal is debating whether he should just use his key instead.

Apparently, the bridesmaids want more than just the traditional red envelope.

Watches…gone. Cell phones…gone. Finally, Vishal played his final card. The money stuffed red envelope. And they’re in!

But their test has just begun. Remember that plate of treats you saw in the photo earlier? They have to eat it now.
The plate is called the flavors of life.

Lina thought the whole thing was too funny. Tell that to the groomsman who just ate the chili pepper.

Now they will need to become the Spice Girls and sing one of their songs. Jun had already prepare all the lyrics that they need.
JUN: -Tell me what you want what you really really want….

I think this was the hardest task I’ve seen any groom and his boys try to do.

Check this out. Group Yoga.

And he is done.

In the mean time, Jiali was all ready in the bedroom just waiting for her soon to be husband to sweep her off her feet.

And no, he couldn’t wait.

Off to Brooklyn Botanic Garden… I got this shot while everyone was heading out. They are such a good-looking couple.

Lets start off with shots of the bridal party.

Because… "girls just wanna have fun"

I really like this reflection shot from the pond.

And the groomsmen. They’re having so much fun, can’t even concentrate on looking at the camera.

Can’t call it a day without some portraits of the couple. They made a pair of "Mr and Mrs" sign for this shoot which I though was really cute.
They really thought of everything. I wish I could take credit for their great idea!
=)

She wanted pictures by the willow tree…and I can see why.

She brought parasols, and more PARASOLS. What hasn’t this girl thought of? So elegant and playful.

Their officiant suggested they get all the paperwork taken care of before the ceremony. They said they couldn’t wait.

Through the wine glass. Practicing their dance routine one last time.

Off to the ceremony.

Very sweet. Jiali and her father rolled in on a petty cab and into the garden. Best idea I’ve seen so far at a wedding ceremony.

I can see how walking your daughter down the aisle is the best experience a father can have.

Like everyone else said, there wasn’t a dry eye through out the entire ceremony.

Everyone got very emotional when Jiali and Vishal were exchanging their vows. Yes everyone …including me.

And they’re off.

Back to the Palm House. Let the party begin!

First dance.

A wedding cannot be complete without the bouquet toss.
And guess who caught it?!!

The cake cutting, as well. Can’t have a wedding without it.

What would he do without her?

She presented her husband with this wonderful traditional Indian dance routine. Which caught everyone by surprise.
What a beautiful dance!
One of the highlights of the night.

LET’S PARTY AND GO CRAZY! This is probably the part where most of the guests would say:
"I don’t remember doing this at all but I’m glad I have the pictures to remind me.

Surprised? I didn’t retouch the words in there. Like I said, they thought of everything.
They want to thank everyone for being apart of their joyous celebration.
And I hope you all enjoyed looking at these photos.

If you want to see more, check out their Sunrise Engagement Session at the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Ariane Hunter Life Style Portraits

Post by admin on July 11th, 2010   In Category : Life Style, Uncategorized   

Ariane Hunter of Ariane Hunter Photography, asked if I can take some lifestyle photos for her. Since she’s also a friend of mine, I have no choice but to say yes. HAHA, just kidding. I love to, I rarely turn down photography gigs if you ask nicely. =) Anyway, she said she had photographed many people, but being on the other side of the camera is a little weird. Now she will experience first hand at being directed and how to look natural for those candid shots. She pick Astoria Park as her location of choice for her photo session. Here’s how the session when.

For the first time, she finds herself in front of the camera. What do I do? How do I pose?

Lets warm up with some simple portraitures.

Give me a sweet smile.

Then I asked her to spin around. Silly I know, but she did that just fine.

Ok she’s a bit dizzy here.

Whose’s the best photographer I asked?

Then we change the topic to Jacob and Edward of Twilight. She immediate forgot the fact that she was in a photo shoot and a glow came over her face.

I asked her what happen if Jacob was doing this shoot instead of me… She wish he has my photography skills. HAHA.

A few portrait with her trusty Cammy.

Show us what you got!

You shoot I shoot.

You look funny Hoyu. No, she didn’t really say that.

We have to politely ask this gentleman to excuse us a bit so we can get this bench shot.

Giddy Smile. She has a simile that can light up a room. Wonder if she knows that.

If you know the famous painting Christina’s World, this would be the front point of view of that painting.

We had our eyes on Mr Softy since we arrived to the park. Finally we got some. She took off the top before I had a chance to take any photos.

She’s at one with her ice cream.

I suppose ice cream can turn anyone back to a kid again.

Hope you like these photos Ariane.

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Low Light Photography at Coney Island

Post by admin on June 22nd, 2010   In Category : DSLR Photography 101, Meetup, Uncategorized   

It’s been a while since I shared any photos shot during events from my Digital Photography Workshop Meetup group. For those of you who didn’t know, I run a photography hobbyist group with Meetup.com in New York City. We go around town and photograph a variety of subjects at different times of the day to experience how to better their skills as a photographer. And occasionally, I’ll host workshops on how to use the DSLR and Photoshop/Aperture software.

Our objective for this event is practicing low light photography and slow shutter camera handling. Where else in NYC could we all get some of the best night photography settings than our famous Luna Park Amusement Park at Coney Island. I compiled a couple of before and after photos from the images I shot during this event, and these will show you how a just a few minutes of tweaking can help turn a mediocre photo into a better photo. You can also see more of what the other members shot in my meetup group gallery.

The following photographs were shot handheld in Raw Format with my Canon 5D using Shutter Speed Priority.
I used either a 16mm – 35mm f/2.8 Lens or the 50mm f/1.4 Lens at ISO of 640 to 1000. Daylight White Balance.
Post processed with Aperture and Photoshop CS4.

ISO 1000 | ƒ/7.1 | 1/100s | 35mm
Right: Original. Underexposed, loss of detail in shadow area, white balance that was too blue.
Left: I wanted to go for that vintage look in this photo. I increased exposure for 25%, warmer WB, increase overall contrast 15%, increased mid tone contrast 15%, increased highlight brightness 10%, added yellow tint to highlight, added purple tint to shadow, plus 5% saturation.

ISO 1000 | ƒ/8 | 1/100s | 31mm
Bottom: Original. A bit underexposed and too warm.
Top: increased exposure for 10%, color balance for greener highlight and mid tone, increased overall contrast 20%,
increased mid tone contrast 15%, added purple tint to shadow.

ISO 1000 | ƒ/5 | 1/100s | 17mm
Bottom: Original. Also underexposed.
Top: increased exposure for 10%, increased overall contrast 20%, increased
increased highlight contrast 15%, added magenta tint to the blue, increased 10% saturation.

ISO 1000 | ƒ/22 | 0.5s | 35mm
Bottom: Original. Exposure was almost there. Just needed to correct the color balance and recover some highlight detail and color.
Top: increased exposure for 10%, increased mid-tone brightness 15%, white balance for a cooler tone, color balance sky to a greenish tint, increased saturation 20%, recovered highlight
from the boardwalk and the hot dog shop by increasing highlight brightness 20%.

ISO 1000 | ƒ/4 | 1/100s | 16mm
Bottom: Original. Way underexposed. Lost of detail in the shadow area. Again, I want to go for that vintage look.
Top: Straighten, increased exposure for 25%, increasde highlight brightness 10%, slight shadow detail recovery, color balance sky to a greenish tint by removing magenta from the blue, add magenta tint to the shadow area, increase saturation 20%.

ISO 640 | ƒ/22 | 0.5s | 16mm
Bottom: Original. A bit under exposed and too warm overall.
Top: slightly cropped, increased exposure for 15%, increased highlight brightness 10%, 20% cooler white balance, increased saturday 10% over all, increased saturation 20% to the red and yellow only.

ISO 640 | ƒ/8 | 0.3s | 20mm
Bottom: Original. This shot was almost perfect. Just some slight color adjustment.
Top: increased mid tone brightness 10%, increased saturation 15% over all, added slight green tint to the sky,
increased highlight and mid tone contrast by 15%

ISO 640 | ƒ/2.8 | 1/100s | 21mm
Bottom: Original. Way underexposed. See how much detail I recovered from just increasing exposure?
Top: increased exposure 20%, cooler white balance, increase saturation 15%, increased highlight contrast 10%,
added little magenta tint to the dark color.

ISO 640 | ƒ/7.1 | 1/15s | 50mm
Bottom: Original. Other than the composition, everything else was wrong with this one.
Top: increased exposure 30%, 50% cooler white balance correction, increased overall contrast by 20%, increased highlight contrast by 10% for her hair and lights in the back, increased saturation by 20%.

ISO 640 | ƒ/6.3 | 1/15s | 50mm
Right: Original. This one was just slightly underexposed. I thought it could glow a bit more and a bit more vivid in color.
Left: increased exposure 5%, increased contrast 10%, recover some detail lost in the shadow area, increased saturation 15%, color balance for a bit more magenta on the mid tone to shadow area.

ISO 640 | ƒ/10 | 1/4s | 50mm
Bottom: Original. Slightly underexposed, a bit on the warm side.
Top: increased exposure 5%, increased overall contrast 10%, a bit cooler white balance, decreased saturation 10%,
added some purplish tint to the shadow area.

Not bad for a bunch of handheld slow shutter photography, right?

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Jiali and Vishal's Spectacular Sunshine Engagement Shoot

Post by admin on May 20th, 2010   In Category : Engagement, Uncategorized   

So… here are the photos from the engagement session I told you about in my last post. I always thought that the most beautiful light comes just minutes before the sunset below the horizon. However, I can now say that if I am able to train myself to wake up before roosters in the morning, I would shoot ALL my engagement sessions at sunrise. Not only is the light magnificent, giving everything it touches a golden, fairytale-like glow, it lasts twice as long as a sunset (plus, there’s hardly anyone around). Combine that with an enthusiastic couple, you’ve got yourself an awesome engagement shoot.

My awesome couple for that day was Jiali and Vishal, who are set to wed this July at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I still can’t believe the couple was able to haul an 80 lb vintage bicycle from midtown all the way to Brooklyn Bridge Park at six in the morning. Yup, the bicycle and the balloon was their idea. I love it! Everything when so well with this shoot. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding.

 

On the Brooklyn Bridge, the sun was just peeking out.

As the sun inches its way up, a blanket of light seem to wrap around Jiali. Accented by her incredible smile, it made for a beautiful shot.

Hot pink handbag and heels?…He’s a ladies’ man.

My hallmark moment of the day. The couple catches the sunrise.

And they sealed the moment.

Some of my signature portraits.

Silly. Some couples take at least an hour to get comfortable in from of the camera. Jiali and Vishal…they were ready to pose as themselves as soon as I pulled my camera out.

Postcard.

Here’s an example of the golden glow I was telling you about.

She told him that she’s in love with him the old fashion way.

Action shots of the day.

She said she wanted a big red balloon. He said it’s in the car.

Some of the more iconic scenery of the Manhattan Bridge.

Did I mention there was a second location for that day as well? We headed back to Manhattan to finish up our engagement session in the streets of the meat packing district.

I told them I wanted to wrap up the shoot with some sexy shots, and this is what they did.

And lastly, the Highline. It was about 10am then. I told Vishal that he can take over as photographer for a bit while I take a little nap. JK.

I hope you all enjoy their engagement photos. Stay tuned for their upcoming wedding photos.

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What am I doing at Brooklyn Bridge Park at 4am?

Post by admin on May 2nd, 2010   In Category : Uncategorized   

What was I doing at Brooklyn Bridge Park at 4 in the morning? I was scheduled to do an engagement shoot for this lovely couple who wanted to capture the beautiful sunrise from the Brooklyn Bridge. I never get up before sunrise and the thought of possibly oversleeping got me feeling a little nervous. Tossing and turning in bed for hours. Finally, at 3:30am, I left the apartment and drove over to DUMBO and thought I’d catnap in the car. Nope, didn’t happen, I know that it take a miracle before I’d come out this early again in the near future. I took full advantage of the currently desolate neighborhood usually swamped with tourists. So there I was, with all my camera gear, walking up and down Old Fulton Street like a lost rat. A police officer, parked by the ice cream factory, actually drove up and as if I was lost… must’ve been the confused look on my face. Anyway, I think I got some great shots that night/morning.

 

All photographs were shot in Raw Format with my Canon 5D
I used either a 16mm – 35mm f/2.8 Lens or the 50mm f/1.4 Lens at ISO 100-3200.
Full Manual shooting mode.
Post processed with Aperture and Photoshop CS4.

For the follow two shots, I set the camera down on to a railing for the long exposure.
ISO 400 f/5.6 30sec 16mm

ISO 400 f/13 30sec 16mm

Closer crop of the above photo.

I used manual focus and tried out some bokeh effects. Pretty cool. These are handheld shots.
Probably what Manhattan would look like from Brooklyn if you were extremely nearsighted.

ISO 1600 f/1.4 1/100sec 50mm

ISO 1600 f/1.4 1/100sec 50mm

Looking down from Old Fulton Street. I set the camera on top of a USPS mailbox for the following shots.
I couldn’t resist doing one of those streaked light photos; the ultimate cliche for nighttime photos.
And now, I got myself a cliche light streak shot just like everyone else. And I love the results.
ISO 100 f/11 10sec 50mm

ISO 100 f/11 10sec 50mm

ISO 100 f/20 30sec 50mm

ISO 100 f/11 10sec 50mm

Finally I wandered into the park and kept seeing things moving from the corner of my eye. Suddenly, a thought came to me, "this is usually how horror and murder mystery movie begins", and I am the star of this scene. Then, something really did caught my eyes, the first light of the day, the time when vampires goes back into hiding. And it just made me feel a whole lot better.
Handheld
ISO 3200 f/2.8 1/100sec 16mm

ISO 1000 f/1.6 1/100sec 50mm

ISO 800 f/1.4 1/100sec 50mm

 

At this time, my clients just arrive. Such a relief, I’m not walking around by myself anymore.
Stay tuned for their sunrise engagement shoot.

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The Wedding of Jen and Vincent Poon

Post by admin on April 26th, 2010   In Category : Uncategorized, Weddings   

Congratulations to Jen and Vincent. This had to be one of the most surreal chinese wedding I’ve ever attended. Not your usually chinese banquet experience. Fancy chinese banquet feast, live contemporary music play on the Erhu— a traditional violin like chinese instrument that complemented the evening, and a limbo dance-athon that wrapped up the evening. So much fun. So many photos. I had to charge my camera battery 3 times just to keep up with the night.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

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Amy & Kurt Li's Whimsical Wedding

Post by admin on March 18th, 2010   In Category : Uncategorized, Weddings   

What’s black, white and red all over? How about a classy, romantic, and spirited wedding celebration featuring Amy and Kurt? Their reception was held at the lovely Chateau Briand complete with a beautiful courtyard and a gorgeously decorated dinner and dance hall. The artsy, crafty bride had made the room sparkle and dazzle with her unique centerpiece designs, even the party favor crystal trees were delicately handcrafted by Amy and friends. It was such a memorably happening party from beginning to end. While editing these photos, I started laughing just thinking about the crazy antics of that night orchestrated by the emcee and his entertainment crew. The entrance dance started with doors bursting open and the sunglass-clad wedding party dancing to the beat of Chris Brown’s song "Forever", the lively and whimsical newlywed questionaire game, and the singing, and the food, and you know what? It was just plain, good fun! Amy and Kurt are such free spirited characters, it wasn’t difficult to capture their chemistry and humor. If all the weddings I attend is always this much fun, I can honestly say that I’ll shoot ‘em all for free.

Enjoy the photos now!

 

Some details of the party hall and the decor. Great taste!

One of the best entrance and couples’ first dances I’ve seen. Such great foot work.
If they told me they are not dancers, I’m not believing them.

Some of the friends serenaded Amy and Kurt with a couple of love songs.

The newlywed game: Who said "I LOVE YOU" first? and "Whose the biggest spender?"

Get down, Get down…

Ah… Ah

HEY!…….

A..K…We all know whose initials these are but did you know Amy made that herself? So nice.

One for you… One for me.

"There’s too much love on your face, honey…"

A father and daughter’s dance. I don’t know why but I get very emotional when I look at these photos.
Alright I do know why, because it is too sweet.

And the mom and son’s dance.

Who wants this?

Kurt knew exactly what he was doing and he still took his time with the garter belt.

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Rock Out Annie Plus Portraits

Post by admin on March 12th, 2010   In Category : Uncategorized   

After returning from Amy and Kurt’s wedding reception last Sunday, I felt a sudden inspiration to pick up my new guitar (a present from Hoyu for Christmas) and cranked out a few covers, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Old McDonald Had a Farm." It might hit Pre-K’s Top 10 though not likely that I’d receive a cult following from anyone beyond age 5. Hoyu went a little berserk photoshopping all kinds of texture onto these photos; though creating some pretty interesting images, as a result. The true artist here made the faux musician look real.

All photographs by Hoyu Yiu in RAW format with a Canon 5D / 50mm 1.4 Lens at ISO 400.
Post-processed with Aperture 3.0 and Photoshop CS4.

And here are all the originals straight out of the camera.

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