In 2017 I embraced the fact that I'm deeply involved with the dance community. Close to 100% of my portfolio is comprised of dancers.
My images have been used literally around the world for flyers, advertisements, etc. There was a time I didn't want to be known as a "dance photographer" but now I've realized that it would be wise to accept my fate and this blessing.
A major change happened in 2016: a new camera body. The update was not because of need; it was done because a great opportunity presented itself and I jumped on it. The full-frame camera will allow me to shoot in low-light situations with less noise/grain and force me to shoot with higher-quality glass.
The format that I present my images will be closer to that of a blog format. In 2017 I would like the ability to have an interactive site with public posts and memberships.
Digital photography was introduced to me in 2009 and I shot with a Panasonic Lumix FZ250. The switch to the CanonT3i was made in 2012. My images are out there and most of them can be found on my now retired Facebook site:
The choice was made to omit these images from my current portfolio as it no longer represents the direction I want to go with my photography.
Weddings, kids, pets, events... Although I've done many of these types of projects it's important that I stick with what I love to do the most - portraits.
#TSRBeauties by Jose Sarabia
Photos by Virak Chhang
Baby Powder Photoshoot
2012 - 2014
Dance Team Photoshoot
This single image taken on Halloween of 2009 is the most important photo of my photography career. My first digital camera was purchased initially to document my birthday festivities. After this photo was taken I knew that I wanted more from photography.
Every shot in 2015 was taken with a Canon Rebel t3i; a used consumer-grade camera I purchased off of the internet for $300. The intent was to prove that you can produce solid images without breaking the bank.
Any aspiring photographer needs to know that it's NOT about the equipment you have; it's about HOW you use it. If you want to invest, spend it on quality glass (lenses) and lighting.
Virak Photo © 2013