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For all of the aspiring photographers glued in front of the computer screen more than behind the lens, we know how you feel. We’ve spent much time behind one screen than the other and figured we mess with some light. We wanted to jig it as much as possible and shoot right into the sun. Should that have been the case, it would have confused the camera autofocus mechanism, and the eye behind the lens – which was exactly what we were looking for. We were also looking for some outdoor portraiture and we threw that in the mix as well.

The much anticipated morning unfolded with loads of coffee, OJ and a wondrous splash of colours from the illustrious Ming Wong (truly an amazing artist). A couple of hours down and we’re battling the fast approaching mid-day sun. Though we were strained for time, we maximized of frames and it was back to the computer screen.

Hats off to Ming Wong ( for sticking it out with us from the very beginning and being on site for styling till the end.


The idea is pretty simple. Shoot a model against the light and fill in some light and bounce it back onto the model with a reflector. A tricky affair indeed yet its best exposures are rewards of wiping off the sweat off your brow.

Shot with Olympus E-3 with 12mm-60mm, 25mm, 50mm lenses + FL50R hooked up to a lighting stand & a shoot-through umbrella. We also replaced the umbrella with a soft box at times.

Model: Latifah Shafie

Makeup & Styling: Ming Wong

Assisted by: Ravinder Kaur (my lovely wife who’s always sticking up with my crazy ideas)

Photos: Sanjitpaal Singh