March 2010

Art Piece ? Part 1 of 2 ??? So what is it all about ?

In the coming 2 posts , I ‘m going to bring you to the production of a portrait session. It is not just the behind the scene footage like I did for wedding photography, but what I really want to show you , are …..

Part 1 ( this post) :

** 2-3 of my favorite images in a portrait session of the beautiful eight year old Annalisa .

** A short behind the scene footage ( 2 mins ) of how this children portrait session was done in a park in Sunnyvale. With a Canon 5D mark II , 50mm f/1.2 lens , a reflector and NO flash.

Part 2 ( next post ) :

** A little production process and my thoughts in presenting the images to her parent the best it they will look . When I say “presenting” , it is not about how fancy I make the CD cover to be, not what box do I use to deliver the print to her, it is about a piece of art work that they will keep forever . Honestly, no matter how good a picture is if they are only going to sit in your computer hard drive forever, or they are going to be shared on facebook and be forgotten in like 2 weeks, it doesn’t really mean much. Annalisa can only be 8 year old once (365 days if you really need to be picky on me !!)

so… here are my favorite images in this session and also the behind the scene video in HD

You can see the behind the scene in HD here :<<<<<<

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San Francisco Children Photographer – Chung Li ???
Haha , don’t get me wrong I’m not suddenly switching from a wedding photographer to a children photographer , but well, if you have been following my blog, you realize I love to photograph kids during the wedding and in the low wedding seasons or for friends’ kids just for fun. I just love photographing people.

Here is a sneak peek image of a portrait session I did for the cutest Annalisa last week in a park in Sunnyvale at around 5-6pm. The reason I love this picture so much is that when I am looking at this picture, I just feel like Annalisa is also looking at me, I can feel her soul. I have more stunning images coming from this portrait session and even a behind the scene video footage of how this image was created . Oh, and forget to mention, I AM developing another website , it is going to be a subdivision of Chung Li Photography for Children and Family Portrait, I want to make it unique, very artistic, stay tuned !!! My goal is to have it up and running in a a month or two :) currently, I am still thinking the name of the site, any thoughts ? welcome to email me or leave me a comment here !!!

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Chloe and Won are very good friend of my former wine making couple Cecil and David. Cecil and David love their pictures so much that we took back in November (here is the link), raved about me to their friends and wanted their good friends to have me to photography them. I met the mom-to-be Chloe about the end of last yr about the shoot, Chloe told me their wedding pictures by the other photographer when they got married were horrible and they really really wanted to have some pictures taken again before the baby due in April, how exciting :). However I was too busy traveling at the end of last yr followed by the trip to Hong Kong and Las Vegas in February and March this yr, we finally did it last week !!!!

Chloe and Won have some ideas in their mind already, they want view of golden gate bridge, they want some nature scene with bench and grass.. and also with their lovely dog Max :)

Couple days before the shoot, we talked on the phone finalizing the location we are going to shoot and also the outfit options…..we came up with an elegant evening dress formal wear and the casual engagement shoot style.

Here is the highlight slideshow <<<<<<

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It just feel great to receive two Award of Excellence in the 16″x20″ WPPI print competition among the total 3388 prints submitted by all talented photographers over the world

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Last Sunday I jumped on a plane to Vegas for WPPI 2010– an annual Wedding & Portrait Photographer International convention. This yr is my 2nd year going cause last yr was AWESOME !!!

There were over 13,000 photographers there from ALL OVER THE WORLD for different classes , trade show and parties, it is such a great opportunity to connect with so many talented photographers and industry friends .

One of the highlights of the trip was that I had 2 images received the Award of Excellence in the annual 16″x20″ Print Competition !! ( I submitted 5 images ) One in the “Bride and Groom” category and one in the “Bride” category. YAY !! I am still feeling excited and surprised to win these international print awards !!

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SOOOOO excited be able to go MGM Vegas for this year’s WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International ) again , last yr was tons of fun, met a lot of friends in the wedding photography industry and learned a lot . This yr ? I’m sure its going to be AWESOME again !

Out of studio from 3/7 to 3/10

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Have a lot of pictures to share from my Hong Kong trip .. here are some..
A lot of people, A lot of shopping, A lot of YUMMY FOOD !!!

My vacation house in Hong Kong :)
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U see all high rise residential buildings everywhere
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Some Hong Kong friends
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Busy shopping area
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