Quick Updates

Hi everyone, quick updates from hendralauw.com:

  • I will be out of action for a week starting today, 19 July. If you are new here, kindly browse my previous entries. You can check out some of the tips I have written or just browse to enjoy the photographs.
  • I am working on some interesting personal photography projects and I can’t wait to share the outcome with you here. So, please keep coming back.
  • Want to see some latest photos from my children and family photography? Check them out here: www.masakecil.com

And by the way, if you like this website and have a moment to spare, kindly write to share with your friends. I would appreciate that very much.

Thank you everyone for coming here and I’ll see you here next week. Take care.

Singapore Best Photography Blog 2010

I just won the Singapore Best Photography Blog Award 2010. My humble and sincere thanks to the judges and to all who have voted and rallied for me in the Best Photography Blog category of Singapore Blog Awards 2010. To OMY, thank you for providing the platform for all of us to share, learn and meet. Hope to see you all again next year.

To all the winners of other categories, Congratulations and I wish you all great success. Keep blogging.

And of course, thank you to all the sponsors for the prizes too. Unfortunately, I have to miss the Hong Kong trip prize and have to give this to the second place winner, as I have a prior commitment to shoot my friend’s wedding on the 24th of July. I wish all the winners an enjoyable and safe trip. Please shoot for me and share the photos when you are back.  :)

After the award ceremony, I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Tan Swie Hian, an accomplished and famous Singapore’s Cultural Medallion artist. He designed this beautiful trophy for the winners. It’s made of bronze and what a beautiful piece of art! I love it. Mr. Tan shared that in this new age of internet media, one should not forget the basic supporting values we all have to adhere to. And that’s what the three different shapes of legs of the trophy means.

To those who have asked about the trophy, here it is. You must hold it to appreciate it even more. Solid and nicely balanced.

And here is a photo of me with Mr. Tan Swie Hian after the award ceremony.

And oh, before I forget, to all the kind souls who took photos of me during the award ceremony, I would appreciate it if you could send me some of the photos. I would love to keep them. Thank You.  :)

A Father’s Love

They said, when you take away all the colors in a photograph and leave only the shades of gray, black to white, you see nothing but the soul of the photograph and you see nothing but the emotion captured in it. Can you see it in this photograph?MORE +

Shooting in the Bookstore

I got a request to shoot family portraits and the family’s activities inside a bookstore last week. We spent about half an hour inside the bookstore (thanks Borders for the approval), having fun shooting without disrupting the traffic flow there. See the photos and other photos I took of this family here on my other website : masakecil.com .

Flower Fine Art

Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. ~ Henry Beecher (1813-1887)

All photos here were shot hand held and wide open at f/2.8 using my macro lens with image stabilizer and natural light coming in from the window. All were taken in a high key mode and f/2.8 was used as I wanted to only emphasize certain part of the flower. Have a great week ahead everyone.MORE +