Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Lazy Weekend

It has been a terribly long week, so when the weekend came, I decided to take it slow this time. There were a few errands to run and important events to go to, but I basically let the weekend drift and made sure I had plenty of rest. Went to several locations to get some shots that I have had in mind, and I treated myself to some good coffee and comfort food. We deserve to pamper ourselves once in a while.

The thought of making a photobook has always been at the back of my mind. This was an experimental print I did for a compilation of of my street photography shots. I still want to produce the photobooks and make it available for sale but I think the biggest challenge is to make it affordable or at the price point that everyone agrees with. By keeping the price down, I do need to restrict the number of photos in the book and also compromising print quality. This photobook idea will be shelved for this moment. 

I have always had a thin for deep blue skies and there is nothing better to clear the mind than climbing up to a tall place and overlook the city skyline against the dramatic blue sky. 

Shades of Orange


The Tower In Between
Found this framing, thought it worked well to draw attention to the famous KLCC Twin Towers, though only one of the towers can be seen in this shot. 

Lady in Red

The Bus Conductor

Clashing Lines

Matching Sweatshirts

Heavy Breakfast

Camera of the Day, the venerable E-M10 Mark II


  1. As you are familiar with sales and merchandising in one form or another, the saleability of an item is affected by desire, perceived value and price/cost. In many cases, once you hit the constraint of price/cost, you have no wriggle room. If you take that out of the equation and work on desire and perceived value, anything cane be sold. I saw in NZ, a wall sized photo, presented in a shop that would cost the price of a car. Obviously, the photog and the gallery owner think that is going to be sold one day. Or it serves another purpose.

  2. What did you investigate with regards to a photo book? Print on demand using Blurb, etc.? A couple of years ago I created a B&W Blurb photo book, but even with the better recommended paper for B&W the photo quality sucked big time. I had to pay for one book and to have them ship it to me in Japan the cost doubled. Very, very disappointed when I finally got it more than a month later. :-(

  3. Sad to hear the project is on 'hold.'

  4. Hi Robin,

    Can you tell me the Camera & lens used in "Shades of Orange" & "Heavy Breakfast" pictures, If possible with the settings ?

  5. Have you considered a gofundme for your book? I'm sure your fans would love it! But then you'd have to charge extra for international postage for those living outside of Malaysia which might rack up the cost a bit.

  6. I used Blurb once for a 10-run of little photobooks, nothing to write about, but many pointed me to Magcloud...

  7. Blurb Adds MagCloud, an On-Demand Magazine and Digital Publishing Business, to Its Portfolio

    "Blurb, the indie book publishing platform, today announced that MagCloud, HP's web-based publishing platform, will become part of Blurb under a licensing agreement between the companies."