November 22, 2008

Hey everyone,

Thanks for visiting! Here’s a brief introduction about myself.

My name is Jiaren Lau. I have been passionate about photography since 2004. I am a freelance photographer currently based in Toowoomba. I regularly shoot the Brisbane and the Darling Downs region including but not limited to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

My particular interests include panoramic landscape, portraiture, and events. I have shot weddings, formal VIP events, commercial, and high profile music events. I also specialize in portraiture and have shot many single, couple, and group portraiture sessions. I am an avid follower of the Strobist movement and enjoy using the world as my studio. I am fascinated by light and consider myself to be moderately skilled in off-camera lighting techniques.

I am also well connected with a group of professional photographers back in Malaysia.

Median Labs is a company of professional, young, and enthusiastic talent specializing in photography, videography, and graphic design. They are based in Miri, Sarawak and have travelled overseas for photoshoots. I have been on numerous shoots with their photography team and have learnt a lot from them. Be sure to check them out (but not until you’re done here, ok?!)

Anderson’s Picturific specializes in wedding photography and portraiture. He is based in Kuala Lumpur and regularly travels across Malaysia on wedding shoots. Click here to have a look at his latest work.

My photography has been featured on Schmap.com, vtravelled.com, abc.net.au, thechronicle.com.au, among many others. I shoot on multiple formats. I shoot Nikon on digital and 35mm as well as Polaroid on 600/664/667/669 on a variety of Polaroid 600, SX-70, and packfilm Land cameras. Occasionally, I shoot Fujifilm Instax Wide format on my Instax 500AF. As you can see, I much prefer film – particularly high grain and in black and white. I also love instant photography! However, I only shoot digital on assignment.

I am all for meeting up with other photographers and exchanging ideas and knowledge. I upload my pictures to the following websites:


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