Kitchen shooting

One day, a friend of mine Kent called me after he saw my blog, asking me to help him to shoot some interior pictures of a few kitchens renovated by him.

Without thinking much, I quickly agreed because it was a good opportunity for me to try out interior photography.

The first kitchen we went is located in Ampang. It is a modern kitchen designed with a lot of indirect blue lights hidden behind or under the cabinets.

It belongs to a wealthy family whose owner is a Dato’. The size of the kitchen itself (dry + wet) is bigger than my entire apartment.

It took me quite some time to find out the best way to light up a kitchen this big. At the end, what I did was shooting with small aperture, slow shutter speed and then bounce the flashlight through an umbrella off the ceiling.

The family was so excited about the photoshoot they even asked me to shoot some portraits of their cute baby girl.

After that, we went to the second kitchen which is located in Rawang. I really love this kitchen with its orange tiles and white furnitures.

This time the shoot was faster and easier since the trial-and-error from the first shoot.

The orange kitchen comes with a classic dining hall on the other side.

If you think that lighting the space is the hardest part of interior photography, think again.

What’s more difficult than lighting is styling the space. The amount of attention paid to decorate the subject and the background will just scares you off.

I must say that Connie and sister (Kent’s friends) have done a really good job in making sure that everything that goes into the camera’s frame is perfect.

Next destination, another kitchen in Kajang. This kitchen belongs to a chef who works at Marriott Putrajaya.

The owner was very excited as well and insisted me to take a few portraits of him for his Facebook profile picture.

At the end, kitchen shooting turned into Facebook profile picture shooting, and lastly turned into family portrait shooting.

Well, it was really a long and tired day. But I really had fun shooting the kitchens and the people behind them.

And most importantly, I was really satisfied with all the pictures I got at the end of the day.

16 Comments

Ted 3 August 2010

remarkable shots 🙂

Dennis Lee 3 August 2010

Thanks for the compliment 😀

kopiais 3 August 2010

waaaaaa…..

uwaaaaaaaaaaa….

Sean 3 August 2010

Wow~~
busy with this kind of project heh~~good~

Dennis Lee 3 August 2010

@kopiais
weeeeee…
uweeeeeeeeeee…

@Sean
Hehe thanks. Not really occupied by this thing lah. 1 day only.

Photog Mao 4 August 2010

wow wow…
the photos make ppl wanna have them as their dream kitchens !

Dennis Lee 4 August 2010

Yeah would love to have that orange kitchen for myself…

Clive 4 August 2010

dreamy kitchen! can provide your friend blog who do the interior design?~

Photog Mao 4 August 2010

I preferred the blue one :p

Dennis Lee 4 August 2010

@Clive
Hmmm… I don’t know if she has a blog or not wor… if you are really interested let me know, I’ll send you her contact…

Kent 4 August 2010

Wah! work done! shud have call me to see the results…so nice! the bungalow gonna complete soon…u wanna take? (i know wat to do de..dun worry)

Dennis Lee 5 August 2010

@Kent
Thought of passing you the photos directly asap… but I was busy for the past few days…

The Dato’s bungalow? Sure no problem… Can’t wait to see the other rooms…

Jen 6 August 2010

Nice shooting skills u have there.. 🙂

Dennis Lee 6 August 2010

Thanks Jen 😀

me 9 December 2010

hai..can u please give ME the kitchen cabinet contact?

tq

Leo 11 September 2017

Hallo from Croatia. I like orange kitchen from you pic. Do you now wher is posible too buy this kitchen???

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