wearejustmammals asked:

You run a gorgeous blog, and your daughter is unbelievably cute.

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks for appreciating my work and yes she’s really adorable too. She always makes my day :)

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mademoiselleyvette asked:

Wow! Your work is truly wonderful :) I just did my first two weddings this month and it is great to find someone so inspiring!

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks! I appreciate it! :)

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michbrainfarts asked:

Hi!! Just wanna say that I love your photos :D was able to go until page 25 of your blog :)) I especially love your couple shots! Really got inspired with your style :D

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks! I appreciate it! :)

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Anonymous asked:

Can you just tell everyone your gear? or what's in your camera bag everytime you shoot?

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

I’ve actually answered this a lot of times.  But recently, I changed practically all my gears.  I’m still in the process of updating my equipment list but here’s the stuff I normally carry in almost all my shoots:

Camera Gear: Nikon D700, Fuji X100, 1 Nikon SB800 Flash, 1 Nikon SB700 Flash, 1 Extra Cheap-o Flash, Nikon 20mm 2.8, Nikon 50mm 1.8, Nikon 80-200 2.8

Accessories: 2 Light Stands with bracket, 2 Black & White Convertible Umbrellas, Benro A300 Tripod, 60” 5 in 1 Reflector, Small Double Sided Reflector, DIY Gels, DIY Gobos, Grids, Barn Doors, Yong Nuo Flash Triggers, Wires, Tapes, Mirrors, Nylon String, Pen, Business Cards.  

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Anonymous asked:

Will you be travelling to Australia anytime soon?

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Yes, I’d love to! That is, if you have any plans of providing me projects/work in Australia!

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forgetting-how-to-breathe asked:

I have a fujifilm finepix s3380. i love the zoom capabilities compared to my older kodak. but it seems that i still haven't got the hang of the camera quite yet. id love to have a camera with interchangeable lenses, but finances wont allow it. can you think of a cheap yet good camera with interchangabe lenses? or have any tips as to a way to optomize my current camera?

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Entry level dslr’s are a good way to start.  Affordable and very effective.  However, I suggest you invest on learning first and maximize the use of your fuji s3380 until you feel the need of owning a new camera. 

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jediabolical asked:

hello sir I'm still a big fan. You inspire me :)

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks! Appreciate it! You should join my workshop sometime! :)

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Anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm interested in joining your workshop, but I just want to know if there's a specific age group for it or if it's open to all ages. Thanks! :)

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

There’s no specific age group requirement for my workshop.  But to give you an idea, the youngest who attended was 13yrs old and the oldest I think was somewhere between 55-60yrs old. All I require is that you really should have a grave interest and willingness to learn photography. That’s it! :) 

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Anonymous asked:

Is nikon 55-300mm VR lense perfect fit for my D5000?and can be use for macro?

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Depends on what you’ll use it for.  If you need that range, like if you’re shooting events, concerts and the likes, then I guess it would be a perfect fit for your camera.  For macro work, NO! Get a dedicated macro lens like the nikon 105mm micro.  It’s gonna cost you but you’ll definitely get that 1:1 macro everyone’s trying to achieve. Worth every penny!

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fyeriq-deactivated20130719 asked:

this blog is such an inspiration! :> keep it up!

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks! Will do! :)

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lauragiorgimonfort asked:

Hello Sam Lim, I'm writing you just to conclude the fact that you are an amazing talented photograph and that I absolutely enjoy looking at your pictures. Thank you!

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

thank you for your kind words and for appreciating my work! :)

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pamdeleon asked:

Hello, I'm writing a story for a Newsroom class. What are your thoughts on analog, digital photography and photography w/apps (i.e. Instagram). Which do you prefer & what do you think about the rise of apps that makes photography easier/better/more functional easily for others?

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

I think it doesn’t matter what camera you’re using or in today’s case, what apps you’re using.  If you’re comfortable with it, and if you think you’re creating something beautiful then its the perfect camera for you.  Photography doesn’t have to be complicated.  Its a matter of expressing what you see through your medium and showcasing that to your audience.

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jaysticks asked:

Hello, I started following your blog a few months ago. I think the photos are fantastic. I am studying photography and wanted to know what type of education you received before being a photojournalist? I currently live in New York City and photograph cityscape, cars and graffiti. I hope you are having a great day. -Jason

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks! I really don’t have any formal trainings or some sort. I’m a self taught photographer and I mostly learned the things I know thru trial and error. I’ve attended a few workshops as well. Some I learned from reading books and browsing the internet.  I’ve also learned a lot by watching video workshops and video tutorials in youtube. Everything is free nowadays so I use all the resources I have. I still would love to go to school to learn photography the formal way but that would require a lot of money which I don’t have and also I practically don’t have enough time to do so. 

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sonotyourordinarygirl-deactivat asked:

Hello sir! I want to learn how to be a good photographer. However, I'm confused of what camera to buy to start with. I don't know what camera would be the best choice for beginners like me. I've read reviews but it makes me feel that everything is too techie for me. Can you give me advice on what camera to pick? By the way, i love you blog, really inspiring! :)

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

Thanks for appreciating my work. :)

There’s no easy answer to your question.  But my advice is to buy what you can afford.  It doesn’t matter what camera you use for your photography, whether it be a point and shoot, an entry level dslr or the top of the line high end dslr.  All that matters is you being comfortable with your camera.  As long as you’re comfortable with what you’re using and you have your imagination to back it up, the possibilities of producing really good images are endless!

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mcpooter asked:

Hello Sam,I'm hoping to be a professional photographer in Scotland. Can you tell me what lighting you use for your food photography?

Sam Lim Photography Answer:

For on location lighting, I normally use 1 speedlight (nikon flash) paired with a 43” umbrella and a silver reflector for most of my shots. If there’s available light then I use it to my advantage. If I’m in the mood, then I add another speedlight for fill or highlights. 

For commercial, I use a light tent and around 3-5 speedlights.

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