Featured Nikon Club Photographer - Tang Yew Kit

Date Published: 9/24/2012
Category: Behind the Nikon Cameras

1. How did you get started in Photography?
Started photography during the 35mm film days, and owned a Nikon F60D back then, but it was just for fun.  I stopped for a while as I could not afford to spend my limited income on film and processing those days.  Started to pick up the hobby again when the digital SLR started to flood the market slowly and I bought a D70s and that was when I really started seriously.
2. What range and models of equipment do you use?
D90 body
Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII
Nikon 50mm f1.8D
Tokina 12-24mm f4
3.  What is your favourite subject(s)?
I have a wide interests in a lot of genres (subjects).  I started off mainly as landscape photographer, and slowly moving into events, street, and portraiture.   I think these are my main interests at the moment.  But again, I am keen to explore other areas as well, such as architectural photography and such. 
4. How did you know about Nikon Club Malaysia?
I remember I attended the Nikon 10th Anniversary celebration in Midvalley last year (2011), and stumbled upon the club.

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

Langkawi.jpg -->  Berjaya Langkawi Water Chalet, taken during sunset. 

New Zealand.jpg --> Shotover jet in Queenstown, New Zealand.  One of the famous adrenaline-filled activities in Queenstown.

Jalan Sultan.jpg --> one of the old shops in Jalan Sultan which will be demolished soon to make way for the urbanization and modernization project in Kuala Lumpur.

Pak Tai Studio.jpg --> One of the oldest photo studio in Kuala Lumpur, and despite of the old classic environment of his shop, the owner has adapted to technology and using his Macbook to process his images

Hockey.jpg -->  Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament in Ipoh, with players from Argentina and South Korea teams engaged in a tough fight

Movieworld.jpg -->  one of the stunt shows in Movieworld, Gold Coast, Australia.

Old temple Jalan Petaling.jpg --> Another street photography, showing an old lady cleaning the ancestors display inside a Chinese temple.

Likas mosque.jpg -->  Likas mosque, Kota Kinabalu during the sunset.  I felt that Kota Kinabalu has one of the nicest sunset in Malaysia.

Hot Air Balloon.jpg --> Flight preparation by the pilot.  Taken during the International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Putrajaya

NZQ.jpg --> A calm and serene Queenstown town during the blue hour.  Another fantastic place for landscape photography.

6. Do you have a favourite place for your photography?
Not really.  To me, every places has their own uniqueness, and it will be the job of a photographer to visualize it and capture the best moments. 
7. What do you like most about photography?
Photography enables us to preserve good memories, and like the saying, "A picture tells a thousand words".  I'll let the photo to tell the story, and this is the best part as it actually give me a challenge to frame and compose the photo carefully before I click on the shutter release button.   I also enjoy traveling, and I think my landscape photography gelled in nicely with the traveling part!