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Girl in Cambodia

I like going back to images taken I’m the past and applying knowledge of new processing technique. I took about 7 pictures of this girl on Cambodia in 2006 and I never really paid much attention to this image. There’s a kind of moodiness to her. A sense of longing.


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What is this Leica glow??

I took these images today during a wedding I was invited to. I just can’t help bringing the camera. These 2 flower girls were getting ready to do their thing and I managed to snap a quick one.

I always thought the Leica ‘glow’ was a lot of nonsense but I take it all back. There is a kind of glow to the images I take with my M8.2. It’s not in all the images but when it’s there, it’s beautiful.

Is it the light? The aperture? The time of day? The subject? The mood? Is it destined to be completely dependent on luck?

Someone tell me how to replicate this?

2 Flower Girls


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Featured Portraits – Danic

Portraits - Danic

Sometimes the best portraits I have taken are the ones which had the least preparation, the least amount of thought and the least amount of expectations. Read the rest of this entry »


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Reza Ali Photography – Portrait Portfolio

I love taking portraits of people. There’s nothing like that feeling you get when someone see a print of their portrait for the first time. The big smile, the sparkle in the eye. Whatever inhibition or shyness they have disappears when they see a beautiful portrait of themselves.

These are a selection of portraits I have taken. I have chosen portraits to show a variety of styles that I have pursued. Taking a picture is really easy but taking a portrait that shows the essence of a person requires more than technical knowledge. The most difficult (and on the other hand, the easiest) aspect I find is to get a connection with the person I am taking a portrait of. A portrait is not only an image of a person but is a reflection of who the person is.

Reza Ali is a photographer in Malaysia specialising in portrait photography.


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Dramatic Portraits

Dramatic Portraits - Altin Tafilaj

I am trying to find a niche in my photography. For me, its not a question of taking a nice picture. It’s taking a picture that nobody else would take. Something different. Something unique. I got a chance to exercise some creative license recently and I really pushed the boundaries in that one. Read the rest of this entry »


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A quiet moment…

Portraits - In Prayer

A quiet moment of prayer captured….

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Posted by on November 18, 2008 in Images, Musings


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The Right Eye

(see the image in the original context .)

This could possibly be one of the best picture of me. Taken by my cousin Faizal. Many thanks Faizal…

I don’t have the Leica with me at the moment (it’s a long story but let’s just say it’s in someone’s safekeeping). Nowadays I’m taking pictures with the Pentax LX and 50mm SMC f/1.2 which is a nice combo as well. More opportunities for low light photography.


Posted by on November 11, 2008 in Musings


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