'Straight out of the camera' is a concept which I am not familiar with. I don't pretend to show reality, but an idealized version of it.
I was born in Mauritius, originally of Chinese descent, and French by nationality. My job in the telecom industry requires that I travel frequently to multiple destinations including France, USA, Japan, Singapore, though I live in Dubai now. I've always loved photography, but only became serious about it when I bought my first DSLR in Singapore, back in 2006. I joined Flickr around that time, where I discovered the world of High Dynamic Range photography.
I then aimed to perfect the technique of Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracketed exposures in order to obtain the maximum dynamic range, while trying to keep a very natural look and avoiding the common mistake of many 'overcooked' HDR images. This slight element of the surreal, or hyper reality often found in painting is what I am trying to achieve.
I am a "rooftopper", I find the city most appealing when it is shot from the highest vantage points, and specially at the 'Blue Hour'.
© 2016 Daniel Cheong Photography