After being cooped up at home for a while, it’s time to get out and do some night portrait photoshoots, so here we are! A nighttime portrait photoshoot at Kuala Lumpur’s Saloma Bridge. It was a last-minute invitation from my photographer friends Wan and Zul, whom I met at a KL photography class a few weeks ago. We started setting up our camera gear, softbox, and lighting for the night photoshoot around 9 p.m.
Saloma Bridge, also known as Pintas Saloma, is a popular tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. Many visitors, photographers, and cyclists came to Saloma to photograph the LED lid structure. It has a great view of the Petronas Twin Towers and other buildings in the background, making for a great background view in photos.
You won’t have to worry about finding a parking spot because there is one right next to the attraction. Do you have a thirst and want to relax for a while? There are a few small stalls and restaurants nearby where you can fill your stomach before heading to the Saloma Bridge.
We did some test shots after setting up before continuing with the shoots. Farah, our talent, was dressed in a stunning red gown while holding the balloon props. We shot a lot of close-ups, half-body shots, and full-body shots. It was a little crowded that night at the location, as many locals were taking photos after spending a long time at home. Of course, we practice social distancing and wear masks during the photoshoot for safety reasons.
During the photo shoot, I used my Fujifilm X-T30 camera and the Fujinon XF35mm F2 prime lens. You can also learn how to shoot dreamy portraits combined with my new Retro Allure film recipe using a simple setup and equipment.
It’s a fun outdoor night photoshoot thanks to Wan’s @zergmarley lighting setup with Godox AD200 Speedlite and prepared props at the location. We eventually ended the three-hour night portrait photo shoot at 11 p.m. because we had all of the shots we wanted and, of course, the talent was tired and had later plans.