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Moving over to Facebook

November 13, 2012

Moving on to Facebook

After considering a couple of options i’ve decided to continue the blog over at Facebook ! Its more accessible and can be updated with instagram, twitter etc. Join me over there for all the current updates and posts !

Theres something straaaaange in the neighbourhood….

May 31, 2011

Yes its been awhile since the last post but all for gooood reason. For a hint, you could click on the sticker image on the left. Otherwise you could think alone the lines of Nick Fury, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner etc….

 

Ending 2010 with a BANG ! “Strong Play Ethic” An exhibition and sale of photographs by Mark Teo

December 10, 2010

Its been a hectic 2 months of preparation and it all boils down to this ! So many individuals have contributed their time and effort to make this possible both in front of and behind the camera.The local boys that continue to inspire me – Radikal Forze crew, Artkore, Acid Crue, No2 Family, Roll or Die Crew, DJ KoFlow ! Its been a privilege to have photographed them and I hope the images will speak for them and for myself.

To my supporters, Canon Singapore, Red Bull, 91.3Fm, BDO,  6 Drunk Men & Speights Gold Medal Ale, Coffee Club, Fiji Water, Appletisers, Justin Y consultants and venue sponsor 36||38 Armenian Street- none of this would even be possible without your generous support despite the tight deadlines and short notice !

Last but not least ! Friends and family who’ve all chipped in one way or another !!! Enough of the wannabe awards acceptance speech. 7 Days to party !!

My first GIF animation

July 26, 2010

Voila ! Its not perfect but its the beginning of more dizzying gif animations to come ! I’ve always wanted to make one of these little animations. Thanks to Cheem I can now make more annoying, nausea inducing, subliminal message transmitting, gif animations !

Packing light ! Remote Flash triggering with the EOS 7D

July 25, 2010

Its another sleepy Sunday night. My friend/fellow photographer Chee minh and I have a little discussion on equipment, lighting etc.. For my regular work I have Pocket Wizards and they are fantastic but pricey. The question in mind was what alternative solutions to off camera flash could photographers use ?! Remote flash, wireless triggering..hmm… wait a minute… we BOTH had the Canon 7D …

Our quick and dirty experiment after the jump !
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Week 06 – Day of “The Horn”

July 6, 2010

After 3 weekends of assignments in the mountains of Austria I’m finally back in the city for a day shoot with the man they call… “THE HORN”.

Red Bull Athlete and Razors Pro Team rider Stefan ” The Horn” Horngacher and his ride(s).

Every skater has a different opinion of warm up tricks… Our first location and The Horn’s first trick of the day.. Go ahead… count the steps

With German soccer hero Thomas Linke around, why not throw a huge gap over him juggling a soccer ball !Canon 7D on high speed burst ( 8fps) to catch each “horn” in the sequence. A steady tripod helps.

The theme for the photoshoot was to see Stefan in his hometown city of Salzburg. Bank to wall stall and a 270 back in.

Chilling between the skate spots

Horn Dog high speed forward Topside Pornstar ! 2 attempts 2 hits. In and out of the area in 5mins. Setting up my Canon speedlites took more time !

Just another day at the office !

Week 04/05-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2010

June 27, 2010

Its the third consecutive weekend away in the mountains for a shoot. As usual I packed lots of gear but not enough clothing. 3 days shooting in the rain with mud, freezing temperatures and 1 pair of jeans ain’t fun. But the shoot was well worth it !Anyways, less talk more pictures !


Autofocus on my 7D set to Ai Servo. Picked the riders right out of the morning mist and fired away !

The Canon eos7D plus 70-200 f2.8 L lens was definitely the main work horse this shoot ! Auto focus tracking the riders as they sped towards and past my position. High Speed continuous burst of course !

Rain and mud still makes for a good time !

The 5D2 took the back seat this round and was in charge of portrait work plus some panning shots on the 3fps burst mode

Shot this panning shot with the 5D2 and 15mm fisheye f2.8. Shutter speed was at about 1/125 !

Part of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Leogang was whats called the 4 CROSS. 4 guys free for all battle through a dirt course. Hardcore !

EF300 2.8 baby ! Still the magic lens.

Imagine how sweet the NEW 70-200f2.8L IS USM would look !!!!




Yes I also got to meet the world famous Athertons ! Woohoo ! I gotta get myself a mountain bike now.

Lessons learnt on this shoot ? Umbrellas are awesome and never take your rain cover out of your camera bag. It was built in there for a reason !

Weekend in…. THE MIST

June 21, 2010

Quick post of what the weekend of shooting was like. 3 days of rain soaked shooting in the mountains and almost freezing to death!
The first section of the crazy UCI mountain bike world cup is practically in the clouds !

My view from the cable car up to the Downhill start point. Coooold…..

Good thing is my cans of Red Bull stays cold in the backpack !

Stay tuned for the full post coming up !

Week 03 – Styria to Tyrol

June 16, 2010

From the mountains in Styria to the mountains in Tyrol ! Packed alil lighter for this shoot (although i could prob still cut down the load) Hiked for an hour up the mountain to get to my first checkpoint ! Holyyy sheeeeet !


Characteristic of most Red Bull events, you gotta be pretty BAD ASS to take part..


Only the strong survive. Professional mountain runner. All round BAD ASS.


First part of the race is an endurance bike orienteering race through town and up the mountain

Then a running and navigation race over the rocky terrain to find your checkpoints. Chasing the action with 2 cameras and a backpack was pretty sick too.

* Slips on muddy slope*
“F@#k ! My lens ! F#@K !

*Falls into melting snow*
“F$%K ! My Cameras ! F&%K !


This is when I got distracted. If only i had some atap chee, rose syrup, condensed milk and some green jelly with me…hmm..

Thats 2 weekends in the mountains and 1 more to go!

Note to self: DO NOT jump bare foot into snow.

Week 02- Munich to Styria

June 13, 2010

Attended the awesome STROKE02 Exhibition in Munich before heading up to the mountains in Styria for the worlds toughest Enduro race ! THe Red Bull Hare Scramble ! The terrain is hard..the riders… HARDCORE !! Check out some of the highlights !

Pre race activities include whats called the Storm of Erzberg where thousands of bikers ride through the towns in a giant motorcade.


Kimi Raikkonen in high speed drift through the “Iron Mountain” of Styria

Taddy Blazusiak closing in on the “Ice Man”

Racers emerging from the dust in the most punishing motor endurance race. Shot this on my absolute fav lens the Canon EF 300 f2.8 !! Bloody awesome lens!! SO sharp so sharp !!

The landscape is just fantastic. Still shooting on the Canon 300 f2.8 before running for my wide angle as the riders pass my post.


Not for the faint of heart…

Thousands entered, 15 finish.

Up next !!From the mountains in Styria to the Mountains in Tyrol !