Friday, November 18, 2016

Fun Yoga shoot in the Jungle of Bora Bora!

While Bora Bora has one of the most amazing Lagoon in the world and a popular excursion for many visitors here, there are however some hidden gems in the forest!  Little know and visited is an area in Faanui known as the Valley of the Kings - It is said to have the largest Banyan tree in French Polynesia and rumor is that James Cameron was inspired by it for his movie "Avatar".

This place is also spiritual, quite breath taking and you can feel the energy surrounding you.

Here are a few photos of a fun Yoga Photoshoot.

Fun Yoga shoot in the Jungle of Bora Bora!
Fun Yoga shoot in the Jungle of Bora Bora!

Fun Yoga shoot in the Jungle of Bora Bora!

Fun Yoga shoot in the Jungle of Bora Bora!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Searching for the perfect Sunset light

My assistant and I were in the quest to finding the perfect sunset light for a shot I particularly had in mind. Although heavy and low clouds got in the way, we were able to capture a few shots - Not the one I had in mind but there is always tomorrow!

What I find amazing with sunset photos, is how each photo can be interpreted.  While these are not "photoshopped" - They are indeed processed with certain deviations in tones essentially.

This is one aspect I love about sunset photography! From staying close to reality to dreamy photos!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bonnie, 我的很好助手 她能說 國語 廣東話 及英語

Firstly I'd like to thank all of you, my Facebook followers - past and perhaps future clients! Truth is, I never see you as a customer, but rather as a friend. I've always enjoyed meeting people and learning a bit about their history and background. It really is what I love more than anything about being a photographer.
Something happened yesterday that made me realize just how important it is to affirm your feelings and love for your significant other, love for life and love for nature but really many of us often don't express it!
As a photographer, it is always interesting how one image can be re-composed in different ways. This is especially true in the digital age but the question is, how far should your photographer go? The answer is not so simple!
I believe that expressions are foremost what makes photos memorable and that's why I always aim to capture them the best way I can. I then aim to re-compose the photo (also known as RAW development which we will talk about further later), to be representative of the day, time and conditions it was taken in – in simple terms - no Photoshop!
But thinking further and acknowledging that photography is a visual art, I have to wonder what if.. What if I decided to interpret one photo in a way that I see through my experienced eyes would represent the moment and place best? Some clients have actually asked me, can you make it this way, can you do this, can you give us a black and white etc. And yes, of course I can if you ask! I changed my banner today to a new photo. That image is less representative of reality or more artistic rather, than the fresh, true colour and clean style I normally choose to photograph. I did it this way, because this artistic style complimented and represented the moment better.
Bonnie in Bora Bora, 我的很好助手 她能說 國語 廣東話 及英語
Bonnie, 我的很好助手 她能說 國語 廣東話 及英語

I also realized today that my Facebook page, although professional, was missing something. I feel I need to be more personal and start sharing more photos showing my own artistic interpretations.
Therefore, I will start a new photo gallery on Facebook and on my website as well that will be dedicated to photos that have been digitally enhanced. These photos might not reflect the real life colours and mood. but simply how I would see them! I will not use Photoshop to beautify a subject but indeed will post-process the RAW image based on my inspiration that day!
I hope you can enjoy some of these with me, stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Amazing experience with the Humpback Whales

Thanks to Tohora Borabora we had an amazing experience this week swimming with the Humpback whales!

It was such a beautiful moment to witness this young one with his mother. It was a privilege and a humbling experience that she allowed us so close and decided to stay in one spot for the pleasure of our eyes!

There seems to be many whales this season and I would highly recommend to anyone in Bora Bora to join an excursion to go visit them!
Humpback Whales in Bora Bora

Humpback Whales in Bora Bora

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Heiva i Bora Bora 2016

What a great time of the year to be in Bora Bora!  This will be my 3rd Heiva (as a spectator) and that seeing witnessing the Troupe singing and Dancing is something that I never get tired off!

This year, I was honored to have been asked to be photographing the events - It is a great pleasure to be capturing such moments! Of course the photos will never do justice to the atmosphere and live music playing nearly every night from mid June to mid July.

If you happen to be in Bora Bora during this time of the year, nearly every resorts are organizing special shuttles to Vaitape and I encourage everyone to attend one event if they can - You will not regret it!

Here are few photos taken over the past few nights.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year! Year of the Monkey

Bora Bora Photo and Video wishes a warm welcome to all of our visitors from China! They chose to come to Bora Bora to celebrate the year of the Monkey and I am sure they will love every minute of it!

波拉波拉照片和視頻, 熱烈歡迎我們所有來自中國的遊客!他們選擇來波拉波拉慶祝猴年,我相信他們一定會喜歡在此的每一分鐘

I am a dragon, I recently met a "Dog" and look forward to meet this very special "Dog" sometime in March; she already has been bringing me a smile on my face everyday! 

I know I have not been blogging much, if you are one of the few visiting this blog once in a while - I promise I will be more active in sharing my experience here in Bora Bora.  This blog will remain personal, un-related to commercial interest but will remain a way to express myself as a photographer here in Bora Bora.  

* Oh, and does it is not me in the photo but a pretty awesome couple who I enjoyed meeting - Not way I could jump that way!

Translation credits to Bonnie M!