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Nov 10

Asking for More

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted a blog so I figured it’s time to get back into the swing of things.  I’ve been pretty busy with my paternal duties, but work will soon pick up once again, which means I will continue to post up some more blogs.  In the meantime, I am going to share some pictures I took from tonight’s episode of The Amazing Race Asia.  Maybe you can even guess whether we are still in Brisbane, Australia, or not?

During the course of the race, I always make an effort to take pictures even though our film crew has very little time to stay at one place for too long.  Along the way, I occasionally come across a “gem” of a shot like the one above.  I really like how “raw” this photo turned out of the old lady begging on the street.  I made sure to give her a contribution for the shot taken too.

Something about black & white shots just adds much more character with less color.  Ironic, huh?  Here’s another picture of my cameraman Yves on the same day…

Now, there’s been some people who are curious as to whether this shot below had undergone the sinister clutches of Adobe Photoshop?

…and the answer is an emphatic NO.  I have never been a big fan of all the touching up and “corrections” that goes into pictures these days.  Talk about false advertisement.  People should be taken literally for who they are, and not completely “re-digitized” to mislead and influence the public.  Whenever I go for a shoot, I make the effort to request that they hopefully minimize the amount of “D.I.” and “post production” work.  It’s way too prevalent these days, and it still befuddles me why people even bother putting on make-up before a shoot when the digital imagist is still going to “make up” for everything after the shoot.  I’d  better stop this rant because I could go on forever.  Now let me tell you how it (and I) “went down” in the picture above.

Basically, I simply climbed on top of this cement structure to figure out my lines…

Once we nailed the shot…

…I simply took a deep breath and jumped down.  Simple.  Just like dat!

Tonight’s episode is uber-cool for me because I get to do a PTC (Piece to Camera) with an underwater camera starting from underneath the water…

I guess that’s about all I can (or should) say until the race airs later tonight on AXN.  Be ready for another stunning Pit Stop location too!

And when the work is done, it’s time to yell “Victory” just like Johnny Drama in Entourage!


Reader Comments

Cool!! Looks like you were jumping off the cement structure at a graveyard! I wonder if the deads were offended by your actions? hahahaa…

Written By li shian on November 18th, 2010 @ 4:02 pm