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New Beginnings

I recently got the chance to view Making Outstanding Images Episode 4&5: Exploring Style! by the great photographer Ming Thing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and boy am I happy I did. This new series of videos is comprised of 2 videos in each episode for a very lengthy but so worthy experience. Ming will take you through each step of the theory coupled with various live shoots and finish off with his processing workflow from import to a final edit.

So if you’re looking for some inspiration and a way to consolidate your photography workflow then I highly recommend you get this new series and get ready to take your images to the next level. Here’s my first attempt at reprocessing a recent image I shot. As an aside, I had been wanting to make this photograph for about two weeks. I constantly passed by this tree and the bright yellow flowers always got my attention and I would frame it in my mind until one day I told myself with camera on hand, let’s go make that photograph and so I did. I ran it through some basic adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw and then a few more adjustments in Photoshop CS5.


  1. When am I returning? I don’t know Jorge. I love the break right now. Clearing my mind and all. I need a bit of emptiness in my head to fill it with photographs again.

    “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” – T. S. Eliot. Consistency is big word Jorge and it requires a lot more than just knowledge in my opinion.

    • Jorge Ledesma says

      Good for you Wouter. I’m glad you’re finding peace in this break.

      In reference to Ming, I think he’s work is quite consistent and to be honest, I think that is pretty clear and evident from his work all over his site. Personally, I need to hone in more and start to build that consistency. You’ll read more about this later on today in a post I have coming.

  2. I certainly endorse Ming’s pursue, but to me he feels more like a technocrat. He has great knowledge and his blog posts are well thought and he seems like an intellectual guy. Make sure to get your own empathy into your photography. Theory is great, emotions though makes it sing.

    • Jorge Ledesma says

      I’ve been following his blog since the beginning and I agree he’s full of knowledge and certainly quite the intellectual. What he offers is great advice for the beginner or more advance photographer to really hone in on their skills and explore. Ming doesn’t guide you but teaches the basics and then you, the photographer gets to do whatever you want with that information. Knowledge is power my friend and yes, I agree that empathy really makes photography sing but when trying to make a body of work – consistency is of paramount importance. When are we going to see back on the scene my friend?

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