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Golf Shoot – Burapha 26.01.2020

Its been ages since I’ve been to Pattaya and even though I didn’t pass through the city itself, it was quite incredible to see just how advanced and modern the road system had been since my last visit. For those that don’t know, Pattaya hosts a huge population of foreign tourists and expat retirees. Think of it as ‘china town’ for old white guys. One of the primary things that comes with a large collection of retired men are Golf Courses. Pattaya, and the surrounding counties, have heaps.

I get to do a lot of Golf photography. One of my clients here runs professional golf tournaments for international schools and I get called along to shoot regularly. Going to a new course, for me, is a great opportunity. It’s always refreshing to play with a new back drop.

Anyhow, here’s a small set of select images from that day. I’m still playing with the matting technique I explored in previous posts and have now added a very ‘over-the-top’ vignette to draw the eye into the subject even more. I’m not going to lie, now that I’ve seen all the images as a set next to each other, I don’t really like the vignette ring very much. It’s a little too obvious. Click in and view the images individually, however, and I think they look nice and gloomy. 

Note: The images used on my personal website are often not the images provided to the client and they are often edited with a more artistic approach than I would normally used. It’s a great opportunity to play with more severe settings. you will notice a liberal use of the ‘vignette’ slider. 🙂

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A Day in Nagoya, Japan

When your wife asks if you’d like to join her on a work flight to Nagoya, even if only for 24 hours, you go. Anyone who even pretends to know anything about me knows that I absolutely adore spending time in Japan. It’s just such a nice place that is so different to the hustle & bustle that is life in Bangkok.

Stylized Photo Editing – Do you have a look?

Many people often comment that the hardest thing they strive to do as a photographer is to create a feel; a signature look for their shots. I also wish I knew what mine was but I’m not so sure that’s a thing.

The awakening; a message delivered.

It was raining. It always seemed to be raining. The library’s court yard was lit by lanterns swinging in the wind. The light, although artificial, threw heavy shadows across the scene. Water dripped from the lanterns and pooled on the meticulous pebble paths and flower pots. A gasp of exclamation could be clearly heard from a distant alcove and a set of sturdy looking, wooden doors burst open.