Articles by Yap Kee Chan

Why are pictures so important ?

As an art form and a creative expression.Our brain starts to process pictures/images since the day we born.We see all kind of images around us such as faces,sceneries,animals,building,etc.To record historical and important events and incidents.There is probably nothing the human brain is more sensitive to than the images we see but we cannot recollect the memories,hence we need photographs.We sometimes react and respond to what we see without realizing or analyzing the consequences.To imprint... continue reading

My passion for food shots

Food shots always is a favorite subject and a promising stock pictures.Through out the year shooting them, we eventually can cook many dishes ourself. This make things so much easier. Many time when agency have to cut budget, we have to be the photographer and the food economist. But it's fun and challenging seeing the final result and people buying it.Well planing of what dish you going to shot is a must, (the ingredient, how to make it look presentable and the plate or bowl you going use.)... continue reading

The beauty of this Trend

When stock images started its a heaven to Editor and Art Director. Everything are no further away from the click of a button. On the other hand for commercial photographers like us, its a bit more like nightmare .Drop in business are certainly a Yes.This Trend are moving, for sure in a very fast and competitive ways. Since competition are healthy and no point to go against it, why not join in. Finally after some research we decided to join Dreamstime. Although Dreamstime are not the biggest but... continue reading

Miracle of light

It all happen on one evening as we were rapping up a photo shots for an agency in our studio. The mighty sun light shine through our aquarium and created this superb spectrum on the wall. Suddenly every one start creating funny shadow images and with no time to loss , a new photo topic is on. Everyone are full of surprise and i particular like this one .IS good and fun to have a break after a long hard photo shots. Some lighting are so hard to create but our mother nature just did it like that,... continue reading

Sharing my exciting experience on my assignment.

ON my first submission picture of the Toad enjoying the Ipod were rejected because of the image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.).I could't find any logo or trademark on the picture therefore i start to delete every function button leaving just the screen and earpieces.Hurray it got approve !, but only manage to stay in the assignment for a day before it been spotted again by our admin explaining it's still design recognizable... continue reading

Received and enjoying my prize

I receive my gift from Dreamstime today and the IPod sound very good. Thank you very much, it came at the very precise timing where it help me to cool down after all the bug that happening at DT.With the super Total sales: 2147483647 in my folio who care .You all can take your time to correct it, i would not mine He.He...There are some bad experience but the good one always win, guess this is what they said the up and down cycle. I have shot the gift but i just manage to upload it to my portfolio... continue reading

Shadow talks

We always come to a time where we saw some outstanding picture with very good lighting that we wish we can do it also. It is possible, look carefully at the shadows. Askyourself with thisQuestion:1)Where the shadows drop.2)How harsh is the shadows.3)How long is the shadows.Knowing where the shadows drop we can tell where the key light kick in.We also can figure out what kind of light are use by studying how harsh is the shadows (soft-box,,round head or... continue reading

Where to place it? part2

One very common thing we often do in lighting is we always get carry away by the joy of adding one light after another. WHY, try ask ourself how much spill light was created by the first, second and ..?..?..The worst is all the spill light are reflecting everywhere and sometime back to the camera lens.So to full use the very first light is important,all the spill light can be reflected back to the subject by reflector, gradually the first light become the key light and those reflector become the... continue reading

Where to place it? part1

How many of us still remember the very first day you do your own lighting? I do and the only tip i get is light travel straight,that all you need to understand. The very first thing in my mind is Wah! easy for you to say.Now the fun parts, choosing which kind of light to use. Oh my ... there are so many from soft-box to umbrella and those funny round head with honey comb or what their name is. The silly thing is after holding the light in my hand the time seem to stop because I don't have any idea... continue reading

A browse function should be nice.

Hello fellow Dreamstime,You guys have created a wonderful blogs for us. I was just wondering if we can have a Browse function like the one in our Modify User Profile to add some picture that's not in our or other portfolio, example some photo on how the entire set-up look like to achieve that picture.This will be useful since a picture tell a thousand words.I'm sure some pro out there are very keen to review their little secret to the new babe's out here.Do we have one already that I have miss... continue reading

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