Hengki Lee

I am a visual artist and photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia. My genre in photography is fine art mood and I’ve been doing it since 2010.

Actually, I began to get interested in photography in 2004, when I saw a local photographer’s work. I found his work so dramatic and artistic it made me want to know more about photography.

In August 2009, I worked up the courage to buy my first DSLR. And after trying some genres, I noticed some fine art Lensbaby work (fine art genre photographs made with Lensbaby lenses) in an international photography community. I had a feeling that I had to do this kind of photography, and I’ve been doing it ever since.

For gear, I’ve used Sony since the first time I bought my DSLR until now. It just evolved from A-mount DSLR to E-mount Mirrorless ones. I chose Sony the first time I bought my camera because my friend, who is a professional photographer, suggested it. I found that Sony is a quite good camera and easy to operate, so I decided to continue using Sony.

I don’t depend on gear so much for my work, so I don’t use a lot of gear for my photography activity. For me, gear is only a medium for creating works. Our vision and creativity are more important.

Cameras
For a camera, I use Sony a7R II. I chose this camera because it is easy to operate and has a good live view that is quite helpful for me to shoot blurry silhouettes. Besides that, this camera is full frame with quite a big resolution, so I can produce good quality captures.

Lenses

Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic: I chose this lens because of its unique blur character that is very good for making poetic and dreamy photos.

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic: This has the same blur character as the Sweet 35 but in 50mm focal length.

Lights/Triggers

I don’t use lights/flash.

Bags/Straps

Lowepro bag, the best quality with awesome strength and durability.

Tripods

I don’t use tripods

Hardware & Software

I use PC, and for the software, I use Adobe Photoshop CS 2019 with Alien Skin Exposure plugin for creating artistic or vintage effect.

Misc.

x3 Sony NP-FW50 W-series Battery Packs

x1 Lenspen Camera Cleaning kit

x2 Sandisk SDHC Extreme Pro 64GB (95 Mb/s) Memory Cards

Matin Hurricane dust blower

Just be yourself and don’t hesitate to explore your obsessions, fantasies, and visions. By doing so, you will get a strong and unique character in your work.

Don’t limit your creativity by sticking with the rules of photography. Make something surprising or explore something new.

www.hengkilee.com | @hengki_lee

Inside Hengki Lee’s camera bag:

Sony a7R II

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 35 Optic

Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Sweet 50 Optic

Adobe Photoshop

Sony NP-FW50 W

Lenspen Camera Cleaning kit

Sandisk SDHC Extreme Pro 64GB

1 Comment

  1. Hengki Lee on March 12, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you for this publication Shot Kit!!

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