Hey there! I'm Li, an overseas returnee. Having lived in Hawaii for almost a decade, I returned to China in 2014 and am now based in Shanghai. I'm fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese) and English. I can also speak conversational Japanese, so don't hesitate to ask me out on a sushi date! :-p
I'm detailed oriented and I very much like to capture the moments of life, which often got unnoticed because of the modern pace of city life. Whether it's in Shanghai or somewhere else in the universe, I'm happy to travel as long as the transportation and accommodation are covered! 🙂
And feel free to check out my blog to see what else I do with my cameras when I'm not on a job!
嘿，你好！我是 李临风，叫我 Li 就好，海归一名。在夏威夷居住了近 10 年后，于 2014 年回国现在上海发展。中英文流利，普通话粤语都说。日语口语还行，欢迎邀我吃吃寿司哈！:-p
Moments don't last forever, but photos will (well, at least they'll outlive our lives). Important life events especially need to be well documented.
10 years from now, you may or may not appreciate that you have photos of those beautiful moments. But I bet 50 years later, you'll come to the realization that you have visual representations of your stories, which you can proudly share with your children and grandchildren.
Whether it's your birthday celebration, grand opening, stage performance, engagement or wedding ceremony, I'm there to witness the moments alongside with you. I'm present without being intrusive. Why not let life be spontaneous and full of surprises!
And why don't you fully enjoy the moments and let me help you document them, whether they're bitter or sweet, or both!
Check out my portfolio to see if you like my style.
10 年后的今天或许你还没那么仔细去回味那些美丽的瞬间。但我可以打赌 50 年后你会满足地向自己儿孙们分享自己当年的风采与故事，毕竟你有照片为证。
Aren't you bored of those typical and repeating posed photos? Don't you want photos that represent you and express who you truly are? If so, let's explore the possibilities for a more customized experience! And why not let the moments play out for a more natural and spontaneous results? Feel free to take a look at what my clients say about their experience shooting with me:
Testimonial from J, July 2019:
“The pre-shooting was fantastic! Specifically, it was comprehensive and efficient. Li asked a lot of questions about the context and environment that I would not have thought of myself, and I felt very confident going into the shoot that we’d set everything up for success.
The shoot was great. It was a classroom setting, so I was a little wary of the students being distracted or shy with the presence of a photographer, but Li struck a balance between professionalism and good natured humor that dissolved any tension about the situation. It actually contributed more to a fun classroom atmosphere!
The results were amazing! I loved the photos that Li captured. We did some professional headshots, for which I’ve received many unsolicited compliments. The learning moments captured in the action shots came out so naturally too. I’d highly recommend Li to anyone who wants to document any event with a lot of dynamic human interaction. He's got a way of being present without being intrusive, and positioning himself to catch some really great moments.”
Testimonial from M, October 2019:
Li was very passionate already during our photo shoot preparation. He did location scouting exactly to our request and found suitable places to go. Our request was not easy to satisfy. It’s family photos, but also our 10th anniversary in Shanghai with particular architecture in the background.
Our family includes a 4- and an 8-years old kids. We were expecting them to be bored after 10 minutes. In reality, Li was able to keep them entertained during whole photo shoot. It’s just amazing! His approach to children is extraordinary. Beside the scouted ones, we were also able to discover new spots. Some of the new places were found spontaneously, where the light was just great in that hour. He also did a lot of candid shots along the way. Creative!
But we had a problem - we received too many good photos! It was so hard to sort the best ones. We really enjoyed our anniversary with nice gifts and dinner as well. But the photo session was something we did not expect. It’s so valuable. We now have a series of well documented moments to be savored for the rest of our lives. It feels like a wedding series, but with kids and more wrinkles on our faces and with beautiful Shanghai in the background. Timeless!
来自 J 的推荐，2019年7月：
当天拍摄尤其顺利。由于是在一个教室的环境下拍摄的，我开始还为教学有可能会被一个摄影师的存在所打乱而担心。但 Li 专业的态度和随和的幽默感让这个担忧一消而散。不但如此，这还为当天的教学营造了一种轻松和愉悦的氛围！
拍摄的成果可想而知，我非常喜欢他拍的照片！当时也拍了一些专业人像，我还因此收到了许多来自朋友们赞美。教学瞬间的抓拍也是非常的自然。要是你在寻找一位摄影师，想要记录抓拍活动中各种各样人物之间交流互动的话，那我强烈推荐 Li 给你。他有一种虽然人在场但又不干预，还能捕捉精彩瞬间的特别的拍摄方式。”
来自 M 的推荐，2019年10月：
"Li 在一开始的准备过程中已经很有兴趣了。他按照要求把我们想要去的地方都探寻了一遍，并且找到了适合的拍照场地。我们的要求并不简单，不单只是家庭照，还是我们在上海的 10 周年纪念，并且还需要特定的建筑作为背景。
我们家还有两个 4 岁和 8 岁的小朋友。我和夫人还以为在拍照开始后到不了 10 分钟，两个小朋友就会觉得不耐烦。而事实却相反， Li 在整个拍摄过程中让他俩觉得是一次很开心很好玩的体验。这真是太棒了！他给小朋友拍照真的很有一手。除了之前探寻到的地点，我们还发现了一些新的地方，其中有一些新地点也是偶然发现的，那个时段的光线也很配合。在途中他也记录了许多自然的家庭纪实照片，真有创意！
但我们面临了一个问题 – 那就是我们收到了太多太多的好照片了！要在其中找出最佳的照片太难了。我们很享受这次的周年庆，既互送了礼物又一起吃了大餐。但这次拍照的体验是我们没有预料到的。可以说得上很珍贵。现在我们手里拥有一系列完整记录的瞬间，而且这些瞬间是我们一辈子都能够再次回味的。感觉就好像是当初结婚的时候拍的那一系列，只是现在添了两个孩子，脸上多了些皱纹，还有美丽的上海作为背景。真心永恒！"
So, how do we work together?
1. Pre-Shoot Meeting - A 30-min consultation is done ideally at least a week prior to the photo shoot. We'll go over general expectations as well as important details. Let's get to know each other! What if I don't like you, right? :p
2. Day of Shooting - I'll bring appropriate lighting and equipment. If I need anything else from you, such as venue permit, I'll let you know ahead of time.
3. Post Production - I'll take care of the selecting & editing. Depends on the length and the type of the shoot, I shall be able to present the edited high resolution digital photos within 3-5 days after the shoot.
4. Photo Reveal - This is when we sit down together and enjoy the results of our photo shoot experience together. I think this is crucial to a photo shoot as we've put a lot of time and energy together. Why not enjoy the fruition together?
5. Additional Service - If you need expedite service or prints, just let me know at our meeting. I'd be happy to accommodate!
1. 拍前咨询 - 大概30 分钟左右的讨论，最好在拍前一周较为理想。主要过过拍摄细节还有大致的预期效果。我们一起多认识了解下对方呗！万一我不喜欢你呢，对吧？ :p
2. 拍摄当天 - 我会带上适合的灯光以及设备。如果我需要些什么，比如拍摄许可，我会提前告诉你的。
3. 后期制作 - 我会亲自挑选并修缉照片。根据照片的类型和拍摄长短，可在拍后 3 - 5 天内揭晓高画质电子照片。
4. 照片揭晓 - 这一环节我们会坐下来一起欣赏我们拍摄的结果。我觉得有必要这么做，毕竟我们在一起花了不少时间和精力来拍照。又为何不一起享受享受成果呢？
5. 附加服务 - 如果有需要加急修图或是打印照片，请在拍前讨论或是照片揭晓时告诉我就好。乐意为你服务！