This wooden facade of a Starbucks outlet located at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore is both striking, alluring and inviting. So much so that I patronized the outlet five times during my short stay at nearby Hard Rock Hotel. It was also the first time our family had breakfast there one morning. Being an early riser meant I got to take pictures of the nice interior especially when lit by the morning sun. These pictures were taken using a Canon PowerShot G11.
This 15 Years Anniversary tumbler featuring traditional Sarawak music instrument Sape artwork is a gift from Starbucks Malaysia, the team that are setting up Brunei’s first Starbucks outlet. Click on image to visit Instagram.
Photographing bottled beverages is not in the same league and complexity as photographing food. Bottled beverages in all their shapes, sizes and curves attract highly undesirable bright spots and reflections. When Bahagia Distributors contacted me about their photography requirement — I accepted the assignment, fully aware of the lighting challenges I had gotten myself into. In order to minimize eye straining efforts during post-processing I arranged with the client to scrutinize the sample selections I was to bring back to my studio. We went through a few boxes and picked the bottles that had near-perfect text, brand logo and shrink sleeves alignment. Fast forward a few days of work and several editing revisions the finished files were handed to their design team for the graphics layout and finishing touches that you see here.
After weeks of planning to hike Canada Hill with buddies training for our December 17 Mount Kinabalu climb, the day finally came and kicking off our late morning hike is this landscape of our neighbour’s bustling city from the top of Miri’s hiking hot spot.