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52 Breakfasts: Reflection

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This is one way long overdue post. But I guess sometimes, it’s better late than never! Here goes… ;)


post #1: brussel sprouts and mushrooms, anana strawberry shake and fresh strawberries


Overwhelmed with work, I just couldn’t find time to really sit down and reflect on my 52 Breakfasts series. I’ve really been wanting to do so but if only I had 48 hours per day. Greedy? yeah. :p

Anyway, I guess most people don’t really care much for the 52 weeks project. But for me, it was my first photography project, and I guess that’s why it meant a little more to me.


post #23: vegetable soup


Having promised myself that by hook or by crook I have to come up with something once per week, I was really forced to learn. I’ve always hated putting up ugly pictures, so when I had no choice but to put up an ugly picture like this, it pushed me to work harder.


post #49: broccoli and beans


I’ve learned that it’s really not easy to make good pictures. Unlike portraits, food don’t have facial expressions. They don’t move around and they don’t give you moments to die for. It all comes down to composition. light and food styling.

For example, with a different background or just a simple tweak in the direction of the fork, a picture can go from 0 to 10 on a scale of 10. Some people might claim food to be an easy thing to shoot cos it’s still life but I’m saying it ain’t easy at all,  if you want an impressive picture.


post #52: pink radish, mushroom and crackers


Looking back, I feel I’ve come a long way in food photography. Of course there’s still a lot more to learn down the road, but through this year long project, not only have I learned a great deal about food styling and how to make use of light, I’ve also come to recognize my own style in food photography.

Now, ending my 1st photography project, I wanna take up a new photography project soon. Am thinking portraits but hmm.. will I be able to do it? I don’t want to make a promise to myself just so that I can break it. It’s either I’m in or I’m out. Gotta do some thinking. Will keep you updated! One thing for sure though, is that given how much of a foodie I am, I’ll definitely keep on shooting food!!

Oh, and happy Thaipusam people! Wish I was back in Malaysia to cover the event!



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January 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm

52 Breakfasts: #52

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52 Breakfasts. Post #52. Radish, mushroom and butter crackers!

This marks the end of the 52 Breakfast series. Would love to write more but am on a crazy schedule so this has got to wait. Sorry guys! Hope it’s a good weekend for all! :)

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January 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm

52 Breakfasts: #47

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One of the reasons I started this 52 Breakfast series, besides wanting to force this lazy self to improve and be disciplined, was to give myself extra reasons to eat well for breakfast. Many people don’t have the luxury to do so, and since I can, why not?

Here’s my lazy morning = big breakfast! I know the sunnyside up + mushrooms + vege doesn’t seem to go well with the choc soy cookies but I always like to end my meals with something sweet. So, that explains why I guess! :p

Happy Saturday everyone!

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December 4, 2010 at 11:01 am

52 Breakfasts: #37

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This post was initially supposed to be pictures of egg tarts I took a few days ago but the stupid me, thinking I already have copies in the pc, deleted the whole set of pictures accidentally. So this morning, I just had to make do with whatever I had and come up with something for this week’s 52 Breakfast.

Here’s another session of typical Malaysian breakfast: Kaya and butter toast with coffee!

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September 25, 2010 at 11:42 pm

Before Breakfast Readings #2

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1. Food Pixels Food Photography Blog: Because of my 52 Breakfasts project, I’m on constant lookout for good food photography blogs and this is one of them. Not only does it offer tips on food styling, lighting and so forth, for foodies, it also offers recipes!

2. The Best Photography How-To Books: I’ve been looking for photography books to shop for lately and came across this list. I know a few books in the list are really good books, so I guess it could be a good list to refer to when shopping for photography books.

3. Landscape Photography for the Serious Amateur: I was never a landscape photog. Never had an interest for it and still don’t now. But I want to give it a try one day (soon!) and do well nevertheless. Gonna refer to this when I plan for a landscape shoot.

Happy reading!

Before Breakfast Readings #1

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I generally like to read before bed and after I wake up, thus the “Late Night Readings” post that I did the other night and this “Before Breakfast Readings” post.

Here’s to share some of the stuff I read this morning. It’s always good to share, don’t you think? ;)

  1. DSLR HD Videos: Steady Shooting and Superb Sound are Key – I’ve always known that in shooting HDDSLR, we need gears to cut down video shake and to enhance sound cos the sound we get through a normal DSLR camera is definitely not enough. But this article does not just tell us that, it tells us what gears we can use to achieve that. Practical advices here!
  2. 7 Tips for Aspiring Food Pornographers – Besides the usual shallow DOF and window lighting tips, there are also some tips on photo composition and food styling here that I didn’t know before this. So, I guess that makes it worth sharing.

Have a good week people!! :)

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August 9, 2010 at 11:25 am