What camera gears are you using?

I started photography back in 2005 while backpacking in Vietnam for the first time. Back then DSLR were extremely expensive and the only camera than i could buy was a Nikon F55 film camera..

  • Nikon F55 Film camera
Nikon F55

The F55 (or N55 as it is known in the U.S.) is a 35mm film SLR autofocus camera introduced by Nikon in 2002. It was targeted at a new and lower price-point than the F65 (previously Nikon’s cheapest autofocus SLR).

Nikon d3000
Vietnam 2005 (Sapa)

I got hooked with photography & kept practicing as much as I could but I had to wait 2010 to purchase my first DSLR, ”Nikon D3000 with kit lens 18-55mm and 55-200mm”

Nikon d3000

The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on 30 July 2009. It replaces the D40 as Nikon’s entry level DSLR.

China, Beijing 2010

What lenses I was using in 2010?

Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6

Nikon 18-55mm

Nikon 55-200 F4-5.6

Nikon 55-200mm

Nikon 70-300mm F4-5.6

Nikon 70-300mm



Camera Update in 2012

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 is a 16.2-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) model announced by Nikon on September 15, 2010. At the time of announcement, it replaced the outdated D300/D300s & D90.

Lens upgrade

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon 35mm F1.8

Nikon 35mm

Nikon D7000
New Zealand 2012

I worked 6 years in New Zealand as a professional photographer, capturing beautiful moments of families and children. This job allowed me to broaden my knowledge and to create My Little Moana today.


2015

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 is a 36.3-megapixel professional-grade full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera produced by Nikon. The camera was officially announced in June 2014, and became available in July 2014.Nikon D810

Nikon 70-200mm VR F2.8

Nikon 70-200mm VR1

Nikon 50mm F1.8

Nikon 50mm

Samyang 14mm F2.8

Samyang 14mm

Nikon D810
Tajikistan 2015

2018

Nikon D4

The camera was released in February 2012 at a recommended retail price of $5999.95. It is the first camera to use the new XQD memory cards. It was replaced by the D4S as Nikon’s flagship camera. The Nikon D4 is aimed at sports and action photographers and photojournalists.

Tamron 24-70mm F2.8

Tamron 24-70mm

Nikon 70-200mm VR2 F2.8

Nikon 70-200mm VR2

www.mylittlemoana.com
www.mylittlemoana.com

What camera gears are you using?

I started photography back in 2005 while backpacking in Vietnam for the first time. Back then DSLR were extremely expensive and the only camera than i could buy was a Nikon F55 film camera..

  • Nikon F55 Film camera
Nikon F55

The F55 (or N55 as it is known in the U.S.) is a 35mm film SLR autofocus camera introduced by Nikon in 2002. It was targeted at a new and lower price-point than the F65 (previously Nikon’s cheapest autofocus SLR).

Nikon d3000
Vietnam 2005 (Sapa)

I got hooked with photography & kept practicing as much as I could but I had to wait 2010 to purchase my first DSLR, ”Nikon D3000 with kit lens 18-55mm and 55-200mm”

Nikon d3000

The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on 30 July 2009. It replaces the D40 as Nikon’s entry level DSLR.

China, Beijing 2010

What lenses I was using in 2010?

Nikon 18-55mm F3.5-5.6

Nikon 18-55mm

Nikon 55-200 F4-5.6

Nikon 55-200mm

Nikon 70-300mm F4-5.6

Nikon 70-300mm



Camera Update in 2012

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 is a 16.2-megapixel digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) model announced by Nikon on September 15, 2010. At the time of announcement, it replaced the outdated D300/D300s & D90.

Lens upgrade

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon 18-105mm

Nikon 35mm F1.8

Nikon 35mm

Nikon D7000
New Zealand 2012

I worked 6 years in New Zealand as a professional photographer, capturing beautiful moments of families and children. This job allowed me to broaden my knowledge and to create My Little Moana today.


2015

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 is a 36.3-megapixel professional-grade full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera produced by Nikon. The camera was officially announced in June 2014, and became available in July 2014.Nikon D810

Nikon 70-200mm VR F2.8

Nikon 70-200mm VR1

Nikon 50mm F1.8

Nikon 50mm

Samyang 14mm F2.8

Samyang 14mm

Nikon D810
Tajikistan 2015

2018

Nikon D4

The camera was released in February 2012 at a recommended retail price of $5999.95. It is the first camera to use the new XQD memory cards. It was replaced by the D4S as Nikon’s flagship camera. The Nikon D4 is aimed at sports and action photographers and photojournalists.

Tamron 24-70mm F2.8

Tamron 24-70mm

Nikon 70-200mm VR2 F2.8

Nikon 70-200mm VR2

www.mylittlemoana.com
www.mylittlemoana.com

How to get more followers on your instagram?

5 Tips to Get More Views On Instagram Pictures

Kuala-Lumpur Photographer

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms out there. Instagram is known for being a picture-based social media platform. Even though the company added 15-second video abilities within the past year, pictures are still king on the platform. If you are new to Instagram, you might be curious on how you can get more Instagram picture views.

1- Use 11 Hashtags

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Getting more views on Instagram pictures also will rely on you using more hashtags. A study showed that if you use 11 hashtags on Instagram, you will get more views and social interaction. This is basically the opposite of other big social media websites and platforms, where less hashtags will give you more views and interaction. The best part about the study was that it showed that 11 hashtags were most effective with those who had less than 1,000 followers. This means that if you are new to Instagram, this is a quick and easy way to build followers and views.

2- Use Popular Hashtags

Kuala-Lumpur Photographer

If you want to get more views on your Instagram pictures, then you need to use popular hashtags that will show up in Instagram search feeds. These popular hashtags can vary by the industry you work in, but certain hashtags are dedicated on Instagram for a specific picture. An example of this would be using a popular meme or trending hashtag. If you are putting up a cat picture, then use cat-related hashtags in order to get more views on your Instagram pictures. You do not want to be making up hashtags since people will not be able to do a search on Instagram and find your picture.

3- Take Good Pictures

Kuala-Lumpur Photographer

Getting more Instagram picture views also requires you to take good pictures. While this seems like a no-brainier, a lot of people don’t realize how important the picture quality is when it comes to whether or not someone will view your picture. You do not want a blurry picture so make sure that you are in focus before snapping the picture button. You also want to make sure you are getting a good angle on the item you want to take a picture of, which makes people more interested in viewing your picture. Getting a picture of something that people want to look at is also important and part of taking a good picture.

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4- Find a Niche

Kuala-Lumpur Photographer

The people who have the most views on Instagram pictures also seem to have a niche or specialty that they focus on for pictures. If you are a chef for example, then you want to take pictures of food and food preparation. If you want to get more views on your Instagram pictures, then stick to posting pictures of your niche. You can throw in a few other types of pictures too; just make sure it is not cluttered with random pictures. You also want to keep your specialty, niche, or hobby to just a couple of things. This will help keep your Instagram pictures coherent and focused on certain topics.

5-Use Natural Light Sources

Kuala-Lumpur Photographer

If you are looking to get more views on your Instagram pictures, you should also use natural light when possible. Natural light can create a lot of moods, feelings, and depth to your pictures. Using artificial light takes away from the beauty and overall quality of your pictures, which can keep people from clicking on your picture. You also should utilize the various parts of the day, such as sunrise and sunset. This is due to the fact that during different times of the day, your picture and subject will give off different shadows that people will want to click on to see.

1- Vacation Photography Story

My Little Moana had the pleasure to meet this beautiful little family from Hongary

Family portrait photographer Kuala-Lumpur



After spending one entire month in Australia, they decided to do a stop over in Kuala-Lumpur and to freeze their beautiful moments and celebrate at the same the first anniversary of their daughter.



Family gatherings are a perfect opportunity for a photo-shoot, whether its a birthday party or a family reunion. However, getting a great family photo sometimes requires a little more than just smiling at the camera. We created for you a little guide on ”What to wear during your photo session”. You don’t have to be a professional fashion consultant to do this. In fact, it’s quite easy!

Do you want to book your Photo session?

Click HERE

Are you Celebrating Chinese New year?

Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.

1- Catch up with family and friends

Lunar New Year (LNY) is a time to head home – here’s to hoping you still fit in a twin bed. So get ready to have your cheeks pinched, your plate filled and your life choices questioned.

Like many major holidays, Lunar New Year is best spent with family and friends. The tradition is so crucial that LNY travel is annually heralded as the world largest human migration. In 2019, 3 billion trips were projected to be made during the holiday season.

Family reunion dinners falling on LNY Eve also include ancestral worship rituals that connect the 3,800-year history of the holiday to the present. As part of starting a new year fresh, connecting with the people in your life is central to LNY.

2- Brighten up with some color

It’s easy to see when the Lunar New Year is around the corner – festive scarlet decor adorns every street, storefront and home. Being associated with wealth and good fortune, red decorations are hung to ward off Nian – a lion-like monster that is afraid of the colour red, according to LNY mythology.

In parts of China, where the holiday is called Spring Festival, bright floral arrangements and fruit trees also brighten homes and streets – peach and apricot blossoms hold special significance for the celebration of Tết in Vietnam. In Korea, birds join these decorations – decorative cranes symbolism longevity while magpies represent good fortune.

3- Share the wealth with loved ones

The bright red brings literal wealth in the form of red packets gifted to children and unmarried adults during the holiday. These red packets are cash gifts that can range from a few dollars to quite hefty amounts depending on the relationship to the recipient. Employers are also expected to gift red packets to unmarried employees as a sign of gratitude.

For Seollal celebrations in Korea, these presents take the form of red satchels, and monetary gifts are accompanied by encouraging messages and blessings of good luck for the new year.

In Tibet, where the holiday is called Losar, children bring gifts to their elders. On the first morning of LNY, children will don traditional clothing and bring a basket containing cooked meats, steamed dumplings, fruit, sweets and amdo balep, a traditional bread – no doubt helpful to adults who may have imbibed too much during the evening’s revelry.

4- Did you get your family photo session?

Roman is a professional photographer from France based in Kuala-Lumpur. He knows that Chinese New Year is a very important festival/Event in Malaysia and for this reason he created for you a special deal that will allowed you to gather all your family members at once.

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020

– 1 Hour photo session

– All your edited digital images included

– Unlimited family members

– Outdoor or in the comfort of your home

– One 8R Print + Frame

More information HERE

5- Watch a traditional dance or fireworks show

Perhaps not the most hangover-friendly of traditions, LNY wouldn’t be complete without pyrotechnics. In China, New Year’s firecrackers are made from strings of rolled red paper containing gunpowder that, when set off, leave shreds of scarlet paper in their wake.

The belief is that the loud noise of the firecrackers serves to scare Nian, the lion-like monster who legend says rose from the sea for a feast of human flesh on the new year.

Nian mythology also plays out during lion dances across LNY festivities – one of the most globally recognized traditions because of its prominence in diaspora celebrations. This colorful traditional dance is performed outdoors to the accompaniment of drums and cymbals, sometimes as a street parade – or in the air, if a flying lion dance is taking place.

6- Pray at the temple

The Lunar New Year season is a busy time for temples. Worshippers typically visit the temple on the third day of LNY to light incense and pray to deities for blessings and good luck in the year ahead. Many major temples will also put on festive dragon and lion dances in the courtyard.

In Tibet, tspedro lend color to the decor – people leave these intricately carved butter sculptures as deity offerings. Ranging in size from small placards to massive recreations of temples and gods, their ephemeral nature and labor-intensive construction remind people to bring generosity into the new year.

As with any traditional holiday, observance varies depending on the individual. Many of the most auspicious traditions are symbolically observed, though younger generations tend to eschew their importance. LNY is an excellent time to visit and learn about one of the world’s major cultural traditions, but as with any cultural activity, deference to local custom is key to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the holiday fully.

Are you Looking for a Family Photographer during your Holidays in Kuala-Lumpur?

Let me introduce myself. My name is Roman and I am originally from France. I moved to Kuala-Lumpur 2 years ago with my wife and son after spending 6 years working as a photographer in New Zealand.

I am specialize in Lifestyle & Photojournalism Family photography in Kuala-Lumpur. I love capturing these little moments of your life that you will be able to to treasure and cherish forever.

Many tourist come to visit the city of Kuala-Lumpur and it maybe your first time and do not really know where to go. I got your back, so let me show you where I will bring you during your photo session.

1- KLCC Park

The KLCC Park is an urban park in Kuala Lumpur City Center. The park has been designed to provide greenery to Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it.

Package include:

  • 1 hour Photo session
  • 20 x digital images
  • Free transport fees
  • Up to 5 family members
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM499 ($121 USD)

2- Botanic Garden Kuala-Lumpur

Perdana Botanical Gardens, formerly Perdana Lake Gardens is Kuala Lumpur’s first large-scale recreational park. Measuring 91.6 hectares, it is located in the heart of the city and established in 1888.

This package is dedicated for family that do not worry about spending 2 hours in a park, your children will also be able to enjoy the kids recreation section made for them.

Package include:

  • 2 Hours photo session
  • 35 x digital images
  • Free transport fees
  • Up to 6 family members
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM649 ($159 USD)

3- Discover the city

Many people that are coming to Kuala-Lumpur have no idea where to go or what to see. We will bring you on a 3 hours journey around the city and show you beautiful temples that should not be missed during your holidays in Kuala-Lumpur.

Package include:

  • 3 Hours photo session
  • 1- Central Market (Meeting point)
  • 2- Guan Di Temple
  • 3- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 4- China Town
  • 5- Petronas Tower & KLCC Park
  • (Train to different location are not include it)
  • Up to 6 Family members
  • All your digital images
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM799 ($195 USD)

4- Day trip in Kuala-Lumpur

If you are looking for an unforgettable journey with your family around Kuala-Lumpur this package is made for you.

Package include:

  • Day trip
  • 1- Central Market (Meeting point 8am)
  • 2- Guan Di Temple
  • 3- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • 4- China Town
  • 5- Masjid Jamek Mosque
  • 6- Jalan Alor street art
  • 7- Stop for the Best ice cream in KL (Optional)
  • 8- Petronas Tower & KLCC Park
  • 9- LUNCH – Have you tried Mamak ? (Local restaurant)
  • 10- Train to Batu Cave (500m walk to reach Batu cave entrance)
  • 11- Batu Cave ( Beware that there is 272 steps to reach the top)
  • (Train to different location & Entrance fees are not include it)
  • Up to 6 Family members
  • All your digital images
  • Photos will be sent to you within 5 working day directly to your email using ”wetransfer”

RM1435 ($349 USD)

Where to contact us?

Mobile: +60 11 1631 4884

Website: http://www.mylittlemoana.com

ARE MINI SESSIONS A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS?

Mini Sessions.

In this post, I will share with you a bit about a photographer’s point of view on these types of sessions, some trade-offs when deciding between a mini and full session and most importantly some interesting feedback collected from my friends over on my Instagram Stories Polls. (Honestly, some of the answers surprised me – so glad I asked!)

Family Photo session at the KLCC park in Kuala-Lumpur

What is a Mini Session

To start it off, all people polled knew what a Mini Session is, so it is no longer just photography jargon. But in case you are not aware, it is a photography session that is a smaller version of what a photographer’s full session would include. It usually has fewer images and shorter shooting time. The specifics can vary from photographer to photographer. Most typically I see them used for families around the holiday season for those lovely holiday cards filling up your fridge, but you could undoubtedly snag these for other types of sessions – engagements, seniors, milestones, etc.

Book your Mini Session Today HERE

RUNNING OUT OF TIME?

Not a big surprise with our packed schedules, and more often than not, attending a photo shoot is not everyone’s favorite way to spend time. (Not for me, I never get sick of them. The experience of creating with people never gets old… but I’ve always been a photography nerd.) My guess would have been cost as the most significant factor. I guess you do learn something new every day.

The time factor is terrific if you want to knock them out and have them done.

However, use your best judgment for your family. Limited time is great if everyone is ready to go, shows up on time, and you only need a handful of images. Yes, us pros can work with even cranky kids, but I am always mindful my kids can take a minute to warm up and look away the minute the camera comes out. Our best sessions are when our photographers fade into the distance, and the boys have some time to play, explore, and forget what we are doing… that doesn’t always happen in 15 minutes.

MAXIMIZE YOUR MINI

Other ways to set yourself up for success:

– Picking locations that would be interesting to members of your family

– Making sure everyone is rested and fed

– Maybe even learning toward to the outfit that is a little less uncomfortable
( Check on ”What to wear during my photo session” HERE)

– Hey – what about an adult beverage of choice for Dad (Or Mom – there is typically one parent getting dragged along)

– Ice cream treats for everyone to celebrate when they are done to round out the event… and maybe even have them looking forward to next year

What to wear during your photo session?

If minis are a good fit for you and you want to grab a spot with me, I’ve got my 3 locations up here. ( KLCC Park, China Town, Jalan Alor street art)

https://www.mylittlemoana.com/contact-us

Book your time slot here:

Whatsapp: +60 11 1631 4884

Cheers,

Roman