Vincent Pang Photography

Freelance Photographer in Malaysia for Wedding, Portrait, Events, Products, Fine Art and any photography related services

Photography umbrella for less than U$ 5 !

I found a cheap translucent at Ikea recently that looks very similar to the umbrella i have which is 'design for photography'. However, this one cost only U$4 while my 'design for photography' one costed U$18. With some mod which took me less than an hour, I have manage to transform it to be used on tripod.

#1 - Top is my U$18 'design for photography' umbrella. And below is the cheap U$4 umbrella
Umbrellas

#2 - The size are similar, but you can see the left 'design for photography' has a more shinny surface
Almost the same size

#3 - The mod were simple, cut the top and enforce the bottom
Cut the top

#4 - I enforce the bottom by using a B4 pencil. The bottom shaft is starting to get out of shape after first mounted on the tripod
Pencil mod

#5 - Well the most important is the result. The cheap umbrella allows more light. That said, it produced a more harsh shadow. However, given 1/4 the price, I won't complain on that. I would conclude that I'm pretty happy with the result.
Comparison
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#6 - A comparison without umbrella with bare flash. Harsh shadow and colour abit washed out. I suppose I need to tune down 2-3 steps, which I didn't
bare flash without umbrella

I'm a Canon CPS member

 

Just got my Canon Professional Services (CPS) card from Canon recently. Applied it last week when i went over to Canon Malaysia at Peremba Square to service my 50mm f1.8. Among the benefits of this membership is as below:

- free access to VIP lounge
- 20% discount on services and free equipment consultations
- speedy service - without having to wait in a long queue
- fast return of your camera should it required repair in the shortest time possible

for more information please visit : http://www.canon.com.my/canon_new/canon_proservice/index.php

Pre CNY at Midvalley

Had a TT (Teh Tarik) session with some LYN forumers last weekend at Midvalley. Just for your information, TT = gathering. There is some acrobatic and drum performances as Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Below are some photos to share.

#1 - Deco at Midvalley
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#2 - The drums
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#3 - The drum performances
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#4 - The drum performances
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#5 - The drum performances
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Back from HK

I was at Hong Kong last week. Was told by my colleague who just came back that it's 13-16c deg there. Well my wife thought it wasn't that cold, but I brought along 3 winter clothing. It hit's HK record low 10c on 9th Jan 09. My god, I can't imagine single digit. Basically, we shop, and shop and shop all the way :) Below are some photos

#1 - On the way there, sunrise
sun rise

#2 - Lobby of Metropark Causeway Bay. It's the first time we are staying at HK Island, I have stayed near Mongkok area for the last 2 trips
Lobby of Metropark Causeway Bay

#3 - Central, on my way to Stanley Street
Central

#4 - The busy street of HK
City in Motion

#5 - Nice flower at Big Buddha
Flowers @ Big buddha

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