December 18, 2009 02:34 by Adrian


        Its a week before Christmas.. hope everyone's geared up for the Christmas festive cheers! In the mean time, lets continue with some introduction on Product photography.. 

         For Ardent, we have a wide range of product photography, not in terms of what we take but rather on the number of lights used and the number of set up used as well..  as everything bores down to effort and time taken for each shot.. so a menu shot can be said the basic product photography package that we provide while a shot like below, is more of a higher end.. 

          The photo below again isn't the final product.. frankly I don't think I've ever published the final product due to respects to the client as the photos are still being used by them.. 

           Anyway, let me leave you with the higher end product photography that we @ Ardent take.. and when compared to the one much earlier, its obvious that here @ Ardent, we give you the value for the amount that we charge.. also thanks to our perfectionist nature, it helps being stubborn in ensuring only the best our client gets..

            Till the next time..  


Adrian Y. 


December 16, 2009 11:07 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

           This article is about product photography.. the photo below is not the final photo but rather just one helluva delicious cup of coffee that became my 'model' to test the lighting.. and which found its way into this article..  

            As the saying goes, a painting is worth a thousand words.. so can a product photo, make or break your marketing in terms of increase sales.. I can't stress it hard enough that a good product photo (obviously taken by a professional such as Ardent.. ahem ahem.. )  brings out the best of the product and draws people to buy.. 

           Anyway, I'll write more about this soon.. and in the mean time I'll leave you with this tantalizing cup of coffee..  yeah I drank it a bit.. Cool 


Adrian Y. 

December 15, 2009 09:32 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

           Its been a while since I got time to update this site.. much to ado to the Christmas seasons.. tons of promotions, events and not forgetting weddings as well.. We were at Pavilion recently to cover a fashion show and had some time to linger and just take some random snaps of the Christmas deco brought to you by Pavilion KLCC. Last year, it was a white Christmas, this year, its way more colorful as the photos will show..  



The view from above.. and of course some Christmas decorations as well..  



Abstract shots are everywhere, if you know what to look for.. I love the design as well as the texture that gives it a better feel / gradient to the eye..  

Ah.. one of the things I love about Pavilion is that they hired a band of musicians led by one wickedly talented saxophonist.. really do enjoyed their own rendition of the standard Christmas carols.. 

There.. the maestro in action.. unfortunately this fella really doesn't want to pose for a good shot and I didn't want to move around to get better shots as I preferred to just enjoy the music and not get kicked out for annoying the crowd..  

            I hope to be posting up a few more articles this month but if I don't.. Ardent would like to wish all of you a Happy Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010 New Year! There's a lot of new things coming for us in 2010 and will keep all of you informed of our journey.. 

            Stay healthy and happy everyone!


Adrian Y. 

December 1, 2009 17:00 by Adrian

Hey guys and gals!

            Whao, Nov and Dec is one hectic period for us here at Ardent.. This is what I consider as 'Happy' problems, as it helps expand and promote Ardent's quality photography out to the rest of Malaysia. It Christmas time and Robinsons had their Christmas Launch in early Nov and here are a quick run through of a sample of photos. The rest can be viewed in Robinson's website here

             The photo below is to give the viewer the feel of a large crowd eagerly awaiting for the opening of the Christmas Launch event. With the sea of heads flowing towards the Robinsons sign as well as the Christmas tree on the left of the photo, brings together a few key words, Christmas, large crowd and Robinsons..  Every photo we take is purposely crafted to give a message to the viewer.

Below is another interpretation of the same message as above..   


The photo below is just to illustrate the length of the queue that stretches to quite a distance towards the other end of The Gardens Mid Valley. 

And the shutters are raised and the crowed comes in. Key things, people coming in, people holding gift bags and staff giving gift bags.. 

Of course the flow of crowd entering Robinsons along with the necessary Christmas deco that signifies the event..  

2 models posing, wearing Sorella designed outfits.. What's she holding there? 

Yeah ok.. the photo below is meant to provide some clarity on the card she's holding..  that's all.. honest..

Trust me..  


Then of course, Christmas won't be complete without carolers right..  

And who can miss Santa? A one helluva photo taken when everyone's giving Santa their UOB credit card.. I guess that's one way to make sure you are on Santa's Good List..  Typical Malaysian.. Hey Santa, boleh settle? Cool 

Photos of Santa reading some children stories to .. well.. children of course.. Smile 

And of course the fashion show.. The same gal I've met during Robinson's 2nd Year Anniversary.. she's such an angel, never fail to pose for me.. Anyway, finally got the chance to say hello and gave her my name card.. for friendship purposes.. trust me.. Cool 

Some other photos from the fashion show.. 

The models of the fashion show taking a group photo..  

Some of the other fellas with cameras taking their fill of the models around them..  seriously, you can have the best equipment ever which will all comes to nothing if you start taking photos with such 'style' or more precisely lack of...  aiyo uncle, style la sikit.. Cool this uncle looks like a peeping tom la.. 

Ah.. there's also a string quartet..  

The shot below, taken at 200mm, 1/50s..  its all in the timing.. Cool

So how do one send a message of a musical instrument playing a particular type of music? well, the shot below does illustrate that perfectly...  

        Of course.. the ever so beloved MC, Ms Hannah Tan in a purple dinasour barnie dress, posing alongside two winners with their Robinsons gift vouchers.. 
         So there it is.. this is what we do here @ Ardent.. we strive to give you the most natural photos without sacrificing any color or feel towards the image.. 
         Anyway, I hope to have more time to update this blog, hope all of you extend us some patience as we juggle between work, work and work.. Cool Have a great week forward...
Adrian Y.  

November 13, 2009 02:34 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

          Its that time of year where the big dude from the melting North Pole comes to visit with tons of goodies for good kids all over the world... which means that if you don't get a visit, means that you've not been thaaaaat good to qualify..  Cool

           So in the mean time while you guys do your last minute good stuffs, Robinsons are launching their Christmas collection 2009 later tonight at 6.30pm. We @ Ardent are really honored to be invited back to cover this event. Thanks Robinsons and we look forward in covering the event with the quality and dedication that makes Ardent a brand to rely on. 

           See all of you guys and lovely ladies tonight! 


Adrian Y.          

October 30, 2009 09:09 by Adrian

Hey guys and gals!

          Its been a real hectic month and we here @ Ardent is ending this month of Oct 2009 by processing about 1,500 photos in less than a week, accumulated from the week before. Anyways, just wanted to drop by and wish everyone Happy Halloween tomorrow and do drive safe.  Catch all of you guys soon. 


Adrian Y. 

October 13, 2009 04:07 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

          How's everyone doing? hope all is good and well..  Last week Wednesday 7th Oct, TheStar, Metro section published the article on the Robinsons 2nd Year Anniversary which Ardent was a part of. Below is the scanned article.  

High Resolution version download here (857.83 kb) 

The same photos are reproduced below..  

        Best looking models? yeah they sure are.. and even had to go back stage .. 

          It was all in a good days work. Catch you guys soon.
Adrian Y. 

September 28, 2009 10:16 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

          Ok, as promised, the photo gallery of this event is up on Ardent's portfolio site, you can click here or the manual non flash version here. All you need to do is click Events -> Robinsons 2nd Anniversary and you are set.   

          There are 88 photos under that collection, hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did taking it. Have a great week ahead! 


Adrian Y.