After being stuck at home for some time, it is time to get out and do some night portrait photoshoots, and so here we are! Having a portrait photoshoot session at night at Saloma Bridge in Kuala Lumpur. It was quite a last-minute invite by my photographer friend Wan and Zul, whom I’ve known from the KL photography class which I’ve attended a few weeks ago. It was around 9 pm and we started setting up our camera gears, softbox, and lighting for the night photoshoot.
Saloma Bridge or Pintas Saloma is one of the popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Many visitors, photographers, and cyclists headed to Saloma for taking pictures of the LED lid structure. It overlooks the Petronas Twin Towers and other buildings in the background, giving a great background view in the photos.
You don’t have to worry about where to park your car as there is an open parking space next to the attraction. Feeling thirsty and would like to chill out for a while? There are small stalls and restaurants nearby for you to fill your stomach before making your way to the Saloma Bridge.
After setting up, we did some test shots before continuing with the shoots. Our talent, Farah was wearing a gorgeous red dress while holding the balloon props. We took lots of close-ups, half and full-body shots. It was a little crowded that night at the location, many locals were there taking photos after staying at home for a long time. Of course for safety purposes, we practice social distancing and wear our masks during the photoshoot.
The current camera gear I’ve used during the photoshoot is my Fujifilm X-T30 and the Fujinon XF35mm F2 prime lens. You can also learn how to shoot dreamy portraits with some simple setup and gear requirement.
Thanks to Wan’s @zergmarley lighting setup with Godox AD200 Speedlite and prepared props at the location, it really useful and makes this a fun outdoor night photoshoot. We eventually ended the 3 hours night portrait photoshoot at 11 pm as we already got all the shots we want, and of course, the talent was tired and have later plans afterward.