Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 to all my blog readers!

Brand New Year.
Brand New Adventure.
Brand New Challenges.

Thanks for all your support throughout this year. Hope to get your continuous support in many more years to come. Happy New Year everyone :)

Here's the making of "2013" Photo Manipulation :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Wishing all my blog readers, a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! :-)

Now, who's following me to Narnia lol :D

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Photo Manipulation : Me as "Pi" from "Life of Pi"

Hi all,

I'm finally back to Photo Manipulation.

After hours of research on "Life of Pi" (one of the most awaited movie this year), I've finally created a scene from it + learned lots of techniques too such as reflection, colors and shadows. Do check out the research materials as well as the "before & after" slider to see the stock photos used.

PS: Click on the image for larger view.


Before and After Slider
Research Photos

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

[Video] Deepavali : With friends in motion

"Deepavali - With friends in motion" Short video recorded yesterday during friends visit to my house.

Do watch it :D

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Deepavali from Rames Studios!


Wishing everyone a very Happy Deepavali to everyone! Presenting 'Deepavali' iOS app icon, created using Photoshop.

Have fun eating Murukuuuuuu!!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My "Heroes" MacBookPro Skin by

Yay! Got myself new MacBookPro skin! Thanks to :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Kuala Lumpur Skyline

Hi all,

Awesome weather today isn't it?! Thank god! Cos a week ago myself and friends plan to go to Jelatek to take one of the famous shot of Kuala Lumpur skyline :D and we did it! Here's the shot. Taken with 24-85mm VR on D600. Do check out the high res photo here :

50mmf/1.4 Lights & Bokehs + Looper!

Hi all,

Just got back home after watching "Looper". Pretty interesting storyline. Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Willis acting was amazing! Do watch. 8.10.

Before that we had our dinner @ Sushi Zanmai and took some portrait shots of us using my 50mmf/1.4. SO SHARP! Check out the bokehs omg :D

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Putrajaya 'Red' Photoshoot

Photos taken with Nikkor 50mmf/1.4 on D600 :)

Sold out

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nikkor 50mmf/1.4 on D600

Hi all,

Got myself a new toy! Nikkor 50mm f/1.4. It's simply amazing. I let my test shots do the 'talking' :D

Friday, September 28, 2012

Jen's Birthday @ Ben's General Food Store, Bangsar Village

Hi all,

Just got back home after meeting the usuals for dinner @ Ben's General Food Store. We celebrated Jen's Birthday there. Love the environment and my foooodd!! Osum lamb! :D

After that we met Cherrie and Brandon @ Starbucks.

Here are some photos to share, taken with my D600.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Nikon D600 Features Photoshoot & Samples Photos

Hi all,

After 4 years of using D90, I've at finally upgraded my dSLR to Nikon D600 Fullframe. Feels so good. I think I did the right move :). At first I wanted to upgrade to D7000 but I waited a lil longer just to see if there is any new model that I can upgrade too and coincidentally D600 launched on 13th September. Reviews was pretty good. Not to mention the price was low compared to D800 and other Nikon's fullframe dSLR.

I went to Berjaya Times Square a week ago just to check out the camera. Pretty slick! If you're not an fullframe dSLR user, you can really see the difference! Really OMG lol. Today, I purchased with kit lens that comes with it, which is 24-85 mm 3.5-4.5 VR lens. 50mm f1.8D is pretty good too! I'll get it after sometime :). Oh! You'll be amazed when you shoot on high iso settings with D600. You can barely see the noise *magic!* Another reason I wanted to get this dSLR is because of the 1080p HD recording (eyeing on glidecam too hehe)

I'm planning to shoot portrait and night shots with D600. Will keep you all posted.

Here are some of the shots taken around KLCC. More soon :)

PS: I'm planning to sell my Nikon D90 (with kit lens 18-105mm VR) + other 2 of my fav DX lenses (Sigma 10-20mm & Tamron 17-35mm f2.8D). If you're interested, do drop me an email - ramesstudios[at]

Some shots taken with Nikon D600 Full Frame!

Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone is doing good. Lately I've been having this shoulder pain. It has been like that for the past 2 weeks. Probably because I'm working too much lol :D.  I've tried using some products but it didnt really work. Few days ago, I went to nearby pharmacy, to check out if there is anything that I can purchase to overcome this problem (cos its 'killing me', especially at night). The pharmacist recommends me to try Tiger Balm product.

I think it's one of their new product because I never really heard of it before. To just tried out, I bought one of it. I applied it before heading to bed and few times while doodling lol :). I gotta admit that it really worked on me :D. Not only it dries really quick and non-greasy, the scent is quite fresh  too compared to other products out there. This makes the whole concept of "Massage On The Go". It's easier to apply as well because I have to move from one location to another for presentation on the client side. Now even my dad started using it (stress at work too I guess :'( ). Oh! The other day, I bought another one (Extra strength). It's for the stressed & tired muscles. Works 2x more than the other one. Those of you gym kakis, having muscle pain, I recommend you to get it (Can pinjam parents too hehe).

Let me know once you guys give it a try ya! Really wanna know what you think of it.

Ok la,  I wanna continue doodling :D


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The making of "Happy Independence Day, Malaysia" greetings

Hi all,

Here's the stockphotos used to create  "Happy Independence Day, Malaysia" greetings.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Independence Day Malaysia!

I would like to wish all Malaysians, Happy Independence Day! :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Photo Manipulation : The making of "Griffin & I"

Hi all!

Here's the stock photos used to create "Griffin & I" :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My interview on "Passion or Money?" on THR.FM (Kalakkal Kaalai show)

Hi all,

My short interview with Aanantha & Uthaya (Kalakkal Kaalai show) on THR.FM this morning. Check it out below :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I won! #lunatikonpaper contest

Woke up this morning a good news from Lunatik (Sent me a DM via Twitter). Few weeks ago, I took part in "Be a better iPad artist" competition. One of my artwork entry - "Bodhi Dharma" got me chosen as one of the winner ( Tough competition cos there were tons of submission! Can't wait to use their Alloy Touch Pen ( :D

Monday, August 20, 2012

Photo Manipulation : Griffin & I

I'm back to Photo Manipulation after few months! Done using Photoshop CS6

Saturday, July 14, 2012

What I've been sketching lately with #MadeWithPaper & #ProCreate

Hi all,

I've been busy handling a lots of projects lately thus don't really have time to update my blog. Sometimes whenever I find time, I'll just sit and sketch something out. Kinda new hobby that I discovered once got my iPad. I'm trying to utilise it besides using it for reading magazine, tweet-ing, instagram-ing and facebook-ing.

I was never good when it comes to drawing or sketching but thanks to Paper app and ProCreate app, it changes the way people draw these days. On average, I'm sketching around 2-3 artwork in a week. Practicing makes perfect. Loving this new hobby.

So yea! Those with iPad and loves to draw, any drawing app to recommend?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Adobe’s The New Dark Interface (Photoshop CS6) #CS6 #CS6rocks

Hi all,

I wanna share some cool stuff with you all! Its about the new Adobe CS6! OMFG! It's freaking cool!

Well, I'm one of the few chosen to review the new Adobe CS6. Here are some features I would like to share on the new Photoshop CS6!! :)

First of all, the splash message. It has the 'out of the box' element in it :)

Once Photoshop CS6 is loaded, you'll be amazed with the new dark interface. Unlike the previous versions, the adobe team made the whole workspace as well as the toolbar to darker theme <3

One of my favorite feature is the cropping tool. Do you know you can still keep the other unwanted area after cropping the particular photo??! YES! No joke! As a photographer, I find this very very useful. You don't have to keep on load the original photo and re-crop back :)

Tilt shift has been very popular on mobile phone's app! Well, now its available on Photoshop CS6 :). You just need to open up the photo and then go to Filter> Blur> Tilt Shift. Adjust the settings to get the right blurness and tada! You're done!

There is more features to share + I'm exploring the other adobe softwares too! Do stay tuned! :D