Interview with Reno

28 July 2010 No Comment

NPX: How long have you been interested nature photography?

Reno: Been into nature photography since 2006, only started to be active in 2008.

NPX: What do you like about it in particular?

Reno: Birds, especially colourful and cute ones.

NPX: How did you learn photography techniques?

Reno: Learned from trial and error, from people around me, especially from the birders who willing to share while meeting them in the field.

NPX: Were there any photographer(s) that you like and influences your style?

Reno: The first person that influences me a lot is Arthur, follow by Low aka Dominator, YYChong, Philip Tang also… haha. Mainly we are using the same camera with similar setup. The photographers that i admire are Mark Chua, Ender, Willis, JZ, Adrian, Roger, YYChong, Dominator, Arthur, Chris Lee, Calvin aka Deswitch, Handsome Wong aka GCSpyder, Jason Cho aka Jcho, Boon Leong aka Wokoti…. etc

NPX: What are the stuff in your dry cabinet? What are the items in your bag during birding?

Reno: F80 Film Body, D700, 17-35mm F2.8, 24-120mm VR, 50mm F1.8, 105mm VR, 500mm F4 AFSII
In my bag: D700, 500mm, 1.4tc, 1.7tc, OFF anti mozzie spray, hat, spare batts and memory card. Also my psp.

NPX: Which is your favourite bird species and why?

Reno: Kingfishers, Lovebirds. I love their colours and their actions.

NPX: Which other genres of nature photography you’d like to pursue in the future? Why is it so?

Reno: Think i will still concentrate into birding. I have tried macro, landscape, XMMs portrait, Cosplay, street shooting, night shoots, abstracts, food, fireworks. I still prefer birding.

NPX: While pursuing your hobby, what is your most memorable moment to date?

Reno: It should be the time was in late dec 2007 where i was patiently waiting for the common kingfisher to perch onto a perch planted by remo from morning till evening without having lunch, just water. And this continue for like many days. That time i am still using D200 with 80-400mm VR and then upgrade to D700 with tamron 200-500mm.

NPX: What are the challenges you’ve faced?

Reno: Actually the challenge is to get my girlfriend to approve me to go shoot birds, especially on the day where i suppose to go out with her. As for whether we get the bird or not is really that important as I still remember Chris Lee always mention “if we never get the bird today, we can get it some other time”. The most important thing that matters is to get VISA for birding. I still trying to get my girlfriend into birding, already got a pair of leech socks for her, next thing to get for her is the bino and a hat… hehehe..

NPX: Please share with us a couple of your favorite images accumulated over the years. Please describe
to us why you like these images.

This is one of the Lovebird species, not sure what species it is and it is my friend’s pet.

My friend’s greedy masked lovebird who keep eating and eating and eating.

This one taken at SBG, all credit goes to JZ who tame the bird to stand on the rock.

This one is taken in 2008 where i am still using D700 with tamron 200-500mm

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