Daniel Yap: Principal Photographer
When I was about 12 years old, my dad started to teach me some basics in photography. Back then, all the cameras were using film. And everyone in the family has a camera, mostly point-n-shoot. However, dad’s camera is something different from ours, his camera is heavier and bigger, with funny looking barrel (lens) – a SLR. And this is where I started to have interest in photography.
I remember once we went to the park near Tawau old airport, dad had his camera setup on a tripod to take our family portrait in black and white. It was pretty amazing to see there’s an auto timer to do so.
Back in year 2005, my passion for photography grew even deeper and I always wanted to capture photos as seen in National Geographic. My dream and goal is to attend WPPI (Wedding & Portraits Photographers International) events with other professional photographers – to learn and share our passions in Las Vegas. Everything is created beautifully. There’s always a moment for everything. I always thank God for all the wonderful experiences I had and never stop counting my blessings.
David Lee: DYP Senior Photographer
I am a freelance photographer base in Penang, I shoot primary shoot for weddings, portraits and events.
Before I got into photography, I never own a camera until about 6 years ago. My girlfriend (then, now is wife) and I bought a digital compact camera and we didn’t really know much about camera. So I tried to read up instruction manuals and learn basic camera operations and functions. Gradually I became the one who is using that camera most of the time, such as during our holiday trips, friends’ gathering or birthday parties, and some other occasions.
In 2008, I got myself a DSLR camera. After that I started to join a few photography forums, meeting new friends on every photo outing. Half year later, I was asked by a friend to assist him for shoot a wedding. Then I attended Louis Pang‘s 3 days workshop to learn more about wedding photography.
Currently I’m using a Canon 5D Mark III for shoot wedding. I choose Canon because I like the skin tone color it captured from the camera, it looks more natural. And most of my friends are using Canon as well, so that we can share using the lenses and other accessories when we go for a shoot.
In every wedding photography assignment, I always try to capture the moment and emotion of the couple in photojournalistic manner – real and without interruption of the occasion.
Lastly, for the couples soon to getting married, just relax and enjoy on your big day, and let us capture your unforgettable moments into photos for eternal memories.
Jimmy Ng: DYP Senior Photographer
I have been working as a freelance photographer under Daniel Yap Photography for more than 3 years. And it’s been a very rewarding journey as I continue my passion to develop deeper my creativity and skills. Essentially, the most important part of my photography work is to capture the expression and emotion of people, such as happiness, excitement, and etc.
Before I started my journey in photography, I don’t know much about photo taking, and not even know how to use a DSLR, until I met one of my old school mate, who helps me to discover my interest in photography. He taught me how to take picture and how to use a DSLR camera. From the day onward, I am determine to learn more, and that’s where I bought my first DSLR, Nikon D80.
In year 2010, I met Daniel, we got to know each other thru photography. He brought me to another stage of photography, as wedding photographer. Since then, we have been working together in most of the wedding photography assignments. I’m feel so happy and blessed of that.
I see photography as part of my journey, to capture and preserve the many wonderful memories.