Here is another series of newborn baby in monochrome with natural available lighting at the comfort of our client’s home.

It is challenging to convert color images into Black and White images as it is not as straight forward as many would think. Each image must be processed differently hence require time and attention to details.

The above picture, was taken using soft window light and using shallow depth of field, to concentrate the attention to the hands and those tiny little head signify protection, love and care. It is an image to convey “Feel”.
With this image, the “mood” is convey by the position of the newborn as well as toning.
With newborn, they are growing at a rapid rate, there is only a small window of opportunity to shoot this type of images.

“Moment” in time where a natural reaction of a father responding to the baby’s gesture…

Last but not least, this shot is to show how tiny the newborn in relation to his father’s hand.

Little Malcolm

Please meet this cute little baby…. The photo shoot was done on 28 June 2008 at client’s HDB home and nearby outdoor location which was 5 minutes walk away.

We try to create 3 types of look from the 2 hours shoot (well, little one only gives us less than 1.5hrs), Studio look, Natural Environmental portraiture as well as Outdoor Photography.

With these 3 type of work, our challenge is to bring out the natural self of the little one so we can capture beyond those cute faces…
at the same time, we like to capture the mood that presented to us, the moments as well as the feel.

Please Click on the images to see a bigger version….
First up ” Studio ” look

“Natural Environmental Portraiture”

Last but not least “Outdoor Portraiture”

One Year Ago Part III

Here we are… last part of the installment…. Canada

Time only allow us to briefly visit Montreal, Quebec City and Niagara Falls.

Montreal and Quebec City are two of the most romantic places we have been so far… very French and love their architecture, people and culture… and of course, the food is second to none.

We also got a chance to meet Polo’s long time friend & her hubby in Ottawa. Stayed in their nice and cosy home…

Here are some images taken in Montreal….

Some images from Quebec City:

Last but not least the famous Niagara Falls (those 2 are for you Jo & Marc) :

That sum up our trip a year ago….

One Year Ago Part II


It has been a while… life has been hectic and those fond memories of holiday almost faded from our memory. However, thanks to the wonder of photography, those memories stays
with us in the form of pictures….

Here is some images we took while in US.

First of all, images from NY…

“Love in Times Square”
There is a saying, “be in the right time at the right place….”. This is few hours after touch down in NY and staying a block away from times square… Polo decide to call it a day and of course, i thought it just a perfect lighting to do some shots in times square.While looking through the viewfinder, I saw these 2 people crossing the road from either side and decided to stop right in from of me… they are probably a meter from me.. and naturally it was captured on my camera. Fire off 2 frames and this worked!

“looking towards upper Manhattan”

“looking towards lower Manhattan”
Those 2 images was taken from the top of Empire State Building… after waiting for almost 2 hours, here we are….. pack with tourist, squeezing through the crowd and whichever way you look, there are buildings upon buildings. NY is a extremely dynamic and pretty much packed to its limit. But when we were there, an interesting piece of news indicated that, Singaporean actually walk faster than New Yorkers… WOW….

Some images taken on Arizona:

Grand Canyon
Images from the window traveling from Vegas to San Francisco

San Francisco hold a rather close resemblance to Sydney, Australia… Slightly laid back with a lot of bay area minus the waves. The only thing which could be improved???? Perhaps there should have been a cafe near the Golden Gate….After such a long walk to see the bridge…. the one thing we needed was to sit down in a cafe to have a cup of coffee….it was nowhere in sight!!!!

Curly whirly hilly Lombard St…. Mmmm..Wonder if the people living on either side of this street are slapped with higher premium on their home insurance.

Stay tune for our Part III

New Tomato New Photos


We have now moved from Hartanto Photography to Tomato Photo. New logo, more updated images on Children’s gallery.

Will update our “wedding” gallery once we got more spare time….

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