Featured Nikon Club Photographer - King Fisher

Date Published: 1/9/2012
Category: Behind the Nikon Cameras

Q1. How did you get started in Photography?
I bought my first SLR camera in year 2005 to take my traveling and family images. Two years later I acquired my first DSLR camera and since then I started my photography till now. 

Q2. What range and models of equipment do you use? 
I currently owned a Nikon N65, Nikon D80 and Nikon Coolpix P7100.  Lenses comprising Nikkor 50mm f1.8D, Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G,  Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G, Tamron SP90mm f2.8 Di and Tokina 11-16mm f2.8. I also have a pair of speedlight, a SB900 and a SB600.    

Q3. What is your favourite subjects?
I like macro and landscape photography. I DIY my own detachable macro flash diffuser to produce even and diffused lighting using SB900 or SB600.   

Q4.  How did you know about Nikon Club Malaysia?
I came across it on facebook.

Q5. Can you describe briefly of your images? (Please select up to 10 images) 

KF1-A flower mantis shot in natural lighting. Tripod is essential for this kind of shot.

KF2-I like to shot macro of spiders. This is one of my favorite shot. 

KF3-I attached a 1.4x Teleconvertor and a macro filter to my macro lens in order to fill up the frame with this tiny red ant which was wondering on a flower.

KF4-I took two shots, one focus on the planthopper and the other one on its exoskeleton. I stacked them together manually to have both of them appear sharp in the image.

KF5-This Hoverfly was shot at night. The pleasant lighting was produced using a well diffused SB900 on i-TTL mode.

KF6-I took 3 shots and post processed them to produce this beautiful sunset. 

KF7-This 180 degree panorama view of three interesting architectural in Putrajaya is created using more than 10 images. Proper metering is the key of the image.

KF8-I shot this during dawn. I used a CPL to show the underwater rocks clearly and a black card to balance up the exposure between the sky and the water surface.

KF9-In a dull afternoon, there was no promising sunset. I set my camera on long exposure to get the smooth sea surfaces and used the black card method to balance up contrast.

KF10-The black card method has been adopted in this mirror effect shot of a local mosque in Puchong with the stunning clouds reflection on the water surface.

Q6. Do you have a favourite place for your photography?
I normally go to the parks or forest reserves to look for insects. However, you will be surprised that most of my macro shots were taken just nearby my house. Beaches and ponds are the best spots for landscape photography. 

Q7. What do you like the most about photography?
Photography lets you connect with people, make new friends and capture the precious moments as a memorable record or to share with others. It can also educate people and create awareness among us to protect our environment and mother earth.