Photo Story 02 - Photographing Asian Models


As a photographer, I have always been drawn to capturing the beauty and uniqueness of individuals and I have no shame in admitting that I am particularly fascinated by photographing beautiful Asian women.

There is something about the way Asian women carry themselves that is truly captivating. From their delicate features to their graceful movements, there is a certain allure that cannot be replicated. As a result, I have had the privilege of photographing some of the most stunning women during my time.

But beyond their physical beauty, there is so much more to these models than meets the eye. Each one has a unique story and personality that I strive to capture in my photos. Whether it’s their quiet mannerism or their youthful innocence. I want my images to reflect the essence of who they are.

Photography has the power to break down barriers and bring people together. That’s why I believe that showcasing the beauty of Asian models is so important. By appreciating and embracing diversity in all its forms, we can inspire others to do the same.

Throughout my career, I have photographed countless Asian models, and I am always amazed by their beauty and individuality. I approach each shoot with integrity and respect, always striving to showcase the unique qualities that make each model so special.


So if you’re looking to capture the essence of beauty and individuality, look no further than photographing Asian women.


Photography and Camera Talk

Since 2005, I have been using the Canon EOS system for photography. My first camera was the Canon EOS 30D, and I still use the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS Lens that I started with. Over the years, I’ve simplified my equipment to one body and a couple of lenses. Carrying lots of lights on location is a lot of hard physical work, and as I’ve aged, I find myself wanting to simplify my system.

When I first started, I used to carry a lot of equipment to my shoots, including two bodies and a bunch of flashes. I don’t do anything extravagant with regards to shots or poses. I find the pleasure mostly with the shoot and cooperation of the shoot.

Up until recently, I shot in Aperture priority mode, with the Aperture open a few semi stops away from full wide, around F2.8 to F3.5. Nowadays, with my recent Canon R5, I shoot in FV mode. This mode sets the ISO to AUTO, and I shoot at least 2x the size of my focal length while keeping my aperture quite wide. With the advanced low light performance of the R5, I have no issues pushing this camera up to ISO 10000 to get my shots.

Overall, my journey with the Canon EOS system has been a rewarding one. I find joy in the shoot and cooperation of the shoot, and I continue to explore new techniques and equipment to improve my craft.

Nowadays I tend to keep my portrait shoot sessions rather simple, perhaps a little too simple. I can comfortably do a 1 hour photo session with one camera body and a couple of lenses. The camera of choice is my 2023, Canon EOS R5.

I love the snappy eye autofocus fuction on this camera, the in built image stabaliser is amazing, in allowing me to shoot later into the evening with my lenses, meanwhile the high ISO performance helps out for later sessions as well. I have no issues shooting images into the ISO 10000 range.

Occasionally, I would spice up the session with some off-camera lighting, for the most part I will have at least one assistant to help me carry and operate the wireless lights.

With regards to lenses. I tend to prefer shooting in the longer focal lengths, for example 50mm to my 70-200 2.8 IS Lens.

For the most part, I tend to shoot in a vertical composition and shoot between full length to 3/4 poses which go from the top of the head and cropping at mid thigh.


  • Professional Always.
  • Safety is paramount, I will never get a model do something that I would never do myself.
  • Be respectful with directions.
  • Avoid touching the model.
  • Enjoyable experience for everyone.

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