January 6, 2010 12:24 by Adrian

Hey everyone!

         In the last few months of 2009, Ardent has been working closely with our good friend Ben Ng, founder of Fluid Alchemy. We decided to work together due to our love and passion for the things we do, Ben for his love and passion of mixology and of course ours for our love and passion for photography. With this, Ardent will be an extension of Basic Management in providing photography related services, complimenting their existing mixology related services.

         With this partnership, we've forged new ties with Robinsons, Monin and Krespy Kreme as our corporate clients and moving towards 2010, we @ Ardent look forward in strengthening our relationships with them as well as forging new relationships through our dedication to quality, professionalism and above all, passion for what we do best. All in an extremely competitive price! .. had to put that in Cool

           Our new logo inconjunction with our partnership will look like the one below.

          We @ Ardent would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our corporate clients Wee Sien, Edwin, Keith, Timothy, and Zetty our partner in crime, Ben, our friends over at YS, Zaffery and his wife Lillian and their staff Ms Then and Kent, our wedding clients as well and last but not least our friends and families for their support and faith in us and I hope that all of you would kindly extend that through years to come as well. Cool

           Lets all enter 2010 and make it one helluva great year! all the best!

Cheers,

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...
 
Cheers,
Adrian Y.