Recently I have been shooting street-style vacation photoshoots for tourists travelling to Kuala Lumpur. The most recent photoshoot was done at Chinatown KL with Rick & Mick from Australia and another photoshoot with Dewi from Indonesia. I was quite happy with the shoots because we really enjoy ourselves during the photoshoot session. We get to know each other, chit-chatted and took a break for a few drinks at some bars around the Chinatown area.
While doing an indoor shoot at the Concubine KL at Kwai Chai Hong, we met with another tourist from Vietnam and had a short conversation. Kwai Chai Hong is a popular tourist destination in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur that attracts tourists from around the world and of course the locals around Malaysia. It is also one of my favourite places for portrait shoots. Back to shoot with Rick & Mick, we did some candid street photography and portraits during the golden hour, catching the light before getting dark.
We walked around the Petaling Street area and passed by some street food stalls and chill bars at Da Bao KL. If you happened to be in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Street, also known as KL’s Chinatown, is a must-visit attraction in Kuala Lumpur.
Combining Street Photography with Vacation Photoshoot
I love to document daily life on the street in Kuala Lumpur, and combining the candid street photography technique with vacation photos is a whole good experience for me. The vacation pictures that I took for Rick & Mick turned out to be quite cinematic, in my own opinion which is great. Shooting during the golden hour gives me more of the advantage to get a cinematic feel.
I used my own Fujifilm SOOC recipes including Nomadic Mood, Kodachrome 64 and Carbon Obscura for travel photography. These are some of the best Fuji recipes and colour tones that I’ve used for street photography and portraits for Rick & Mick. Most of the vacation pictures are shoot straight out of the camera and only need small adjustments on the exposure.
It happened that most of the photos didn’t look staged at all and it is a natural candid moment.
A Memorable Candid Moments To Bring Home
One of the best parts about vacation photography is meeting new people. Not only do your photographer and clients get to know you, but they also get to meet each other. As a photographer, I will be able to connect with my clients on a personal level that not everyone gets to experience. During the shoot, I brought Rick & Mick to some of the tourist hotspots in Chinatown KL. It is important to update about local attractions and the next shooting location, shopping areas or activities for the day in order to capture the special moments.
I make use of the natural lighting as I didn’t use a camera flash, as it was too heavy and bulky for me. I try to go as light as possible. It was fun to shoot vacation photos digital on the Fujifilm X-T4 and 35mm camera film with the Contax G1. For the 35mm film, I used the Kodak Vision3 250D during the entire photoshoot as I was still testing the film.
In case you need a photographer to take professional vacation photos for you, you should definitely get a personal vacation photographer for the experience who can help you capture amazing memories during your next holiday. If you’re looking for amazing holiday memories, consider hiring a photographer. They can help you capture a wide range of vacation pictures, get great shots of your family, and friends and provide top-notch quality without breaking the bank.
Vacation photography is an experience is part of my vacation rental service in Kuala Lumpur, in case you are booking a room in KL with me and need someone to take vacation pictures for you when you’re in KL or any locations in Malaysia.