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Dicky Tong

(Credit: Dicky Tong)

Photographer: Dicky Tong

Speciality: weddings, portraiture, documentary

Biography: Dicky was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Sydney. His interest in photography began as a hobby at the Sydney 2000 Olympics with an AU$2000 Sony DSCF717 digital camera. Dicky was also inspired by his father's travels around the world, so taking photos became a very natural thing to do.

The next camera that Dicky bought was a Canon EOS 300D, which he learned to use through reading photography magazines, websites and forums. As his experience increased, so did his camera gear. Currently, Dicky works on weddings and portraiture and his work has appeared in local papers and corporate publications in his current job in the automotive industry.

Dicky has this advice for budding photographers: "no matter what your budget, from compact to digital SLR, it should not deter you from trying to take a perfect photograph. As long as you know the camera's limitations, you can get similar results. It's how you overcome these limitations that will make you a better photographer."

More of Dicky's work can be seen on his website, Dicky Tong Photography.

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, EF 35 f/1.4L, EF 50 f/1.8, EF 85 f/1.8, 580EX II flashes, a variety of extension tubes and extenders.

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This is the bullet train just before it departs from Hiroshima Station, Japan.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/60, f/4, 85mm, ISO 640

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Katoomba coal mines

A display at the coal mines in the Blue Mountains, NSW

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1/160, f/1.4, 35mm, ISO 320

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Cafe in Central Place

A shot taken in Melbourne proves that you don't always need a digital SLR to achieve great results.

Exposure: automatic exposure using Fujifilm F200EXR

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Old man

An old man walks the streets of Hong Kong.

Exposure: Canon EOS 10D, 1/50, f/2.8, 28mm, ISO 100

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The golden flower

A shot taken at Floriade (Canberra, ACT).

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/2500, f/4.5, 17mm, ISO 100

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Butterfly

Taken in Sydney Wildlife World.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/60, f/4, 105mm, ISO 400

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Couples in embrace

One of the images from my wedding portfolio.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1/320, f/2.8, 145mm, ISO 100

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Celebrating the best day

An exuberant shot.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/60, f/4, 20mm, ISO 800

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People, portraits and parades

2 + 1 = 3

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/100, f/2.4, 50mm, ISO 100

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Big baby

Part of my people, portraits and parades set.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/320, f/4, 17mm, ISO 200

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Family flies in

Part of my people, portraits and parades set.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/160, f/4, 24mm, ISO 500

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Digger celebrates the Anzac Day parade

Part of my people, portraits and parades set.

Exposure: Canon EOS 10D, 1/60, f/4.5, 70mm, ISO 400

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Toyota's senior executive director of sales & marketing

This image was used in an article from the global publication Team Toyota, No.42, May-July 2009.

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D, 1/30, f/4, 45mm, ISO 160

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Speeding Yaris

This photo was taken with a custom car rig.

Exposure: Canon 5D, 5 seconds, f/20, 17mm, ISO 125

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Spinning Impreza

A Subaru Impreza doing the rounds.

Exposure: Canon 5D, 1.6 seconds, f/22, 17mm, ISO 50

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