Carlina Teteris Photography » Travel and Lifestyle Photographer

Suba’s Family Prayers

I was super excited when my colleague Suba asked me to shoot her family prayers last weekend,  Mostly because I had no idea what it would entail.  Turns out it was better than I could have ever expected!  Way too many people in one apartment, and then add drums, smoke and fire!  It was such an privilege to be there, and I think I fell in love with her family – so many warm, welcoming aunties, uncles and cousins.  The shoot was hard work, with no space to move or breath, and fighting against really poor light of no less than 6 different colours, but I just love the way the D700 deals with low light, and gives photos that film-grain look that I haven’t seen with any other camera. 

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul - Just stunning! The colours are so vivid! The D700 (and you!) produced spectacular results!

Monika - So impressed Carlina! You captured a magical moment for sure.

Mandisa - Congrats on the new site.

Omg!!! I especially love this set. You have the ability to capture ordinary things in an extraordinary way. The photos of the kids eating off the leaves are my favorite mainly because they’re my favorite part of going to prayers too ^_^

Did you use one lens for the entire day?

Joanna Schwarz - Carlina, I love the feeling you captured. Such an interesting presentation, too.

Carlina - Thanks Mandisa~ I primarily used my 24-70mm, because it I can count on it to focus quickly and accurately, even in horrible lighting situations. I used the 105mm 2.8 VR macro for a lot of the outdoor portraits though, and a few shots with a couple other lenses as well.

Sajjad - Beautiful captures,
the colours & the light quality is magical
thank you for sharing :-)

Magalie - These are so good it’s ridiculous!

Mandisa - cool ^_^ thanks for the explanation….can’t wait for the next update :)

Basu Irish - Thanks for the fantastic shoot Carli- the colours, livid; moments captured, magical and lighting, absolutely love the play with shadows and light. All my aunts, uncles, kids and grannies are raving about pictures and ur brilliant expertise. Thank you so much for making all of us look good. Cant wait to see the rest :)

Cliff - The site looks tight! Nice and balanced.

I love the fact that I can watch you tell stories through your photos now. To me it’s all of the little details like you captured in between in this set that makes all the difference. The colours are too good in this set.

Suba’s Family Prayers II » Carlina Teteris Photography - […] of shooting Suba’s family prayers for a second year in a row. This year was just as fun as the first round… with nicer light, and a bit more space to move around, but a whole lot more smoke to inhale […]

Yogyakarta | Java | Indonesia

Jogja was the first stop on our epic Indon getaway, and definitely my fave city in Indonesia, so far.  My favorite thing about Indonesia is no two places are alike.  At all.  Other than the consistently amazing food, of course.  Jogja is everything Jakarta’s not, and definitely a place I would love to live in.  Even with over 3 million people, it has a great small town charm, and is full of awesome things like batik and gudeg.  I thought Borobudur and Prambanan temples were a little underwhelming, and excessively overpriced for foreigners, but the city itself was fantastic, I’m so tempted to go stay there for a while to learn Bahasa…. if only I can find 6 months to spare….

Tony and Julia

This one’s from the archives.  I’ve wanted to have a reason to compile it as the full set that it’s meant to be, since I shot it way back in December.  As I get my blog up and running, I plan on pulling more sets out of the archives, because I hate the thought of all those great images just sitting around on my hard drives, waiting for their opportunity to crash!

Julia and Tony were a super sweet couple, and lots of fun to shoot.  The wedding was really small and intimate in the Swissotel Merchant Court and the Groom’s parent’s place.  Since it was mostly downtown, we decided on a very urban – but romantic – setting for their formals, with the great CBD skylines from the esplanade as a background.

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul - Carlina I am so happy you have started this! It’s absolutely beautiful! Congratulations and can’t wait to see more!

Carlina - Thanks Peter! I’m glad I finally started it too! Not sure if I’ve got the superhero blogging powers like you, but I’ll do what I can :)

Kellie - I just spit my water back into my cup when I saw that you had a blog! I haven’t been around flickr much this summer, and I have SO missed your images – this wedding blew my MIND off! Love el bloggo!

Gili Trawangan | Indonesia

One of the segments of my last trip to Indonesia was a couple days at Gili Trawangan, off Lombok, with Rocky, Erik, Alita, Jo and I – or in the words of Rocky – “cultural vomit.”  He has quite the way with words.  The island was fantastic, even though it was pretty much a standard Southeast Asian backpacker stop, with the inevitable banana pancakes.  I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with banana pancakes, but… you know.  Actually, it was marginally classier than most stops on the banana pancake tour of Asia, because the costs priced out most of the really dirty backpackers.

Beaches were fantastic, lots of good food, an abundance of friendly local kittehs – and no dogs – and the fine company of my cultural vomit compatriots.  Perfect island getaway destination.

Calvin Tan - Woah, I’m first!! Hurray!!

Hey Carli, it may be still works in progress, but it sure looks like it’s already worth a million bucks. You have the brains, the talent, plus most importantly the unique attitude!

Do keep up the good work and looking forward to the finished product soon. Last but not least, here’s the shout-out:


Cheers Calvin ;)

Kellie - amazing. simply amazing work. and i am so loving this cool layout thing you’ve got going on with your images…it looks so clean!!

Bali – Flores Part I | Bali and Lombok » Carlina Teteris Photography - […] Bali, I decided to go back to Gili Trawangan for some beach time. Unfortunately it’s getting a little less relaxing there and the beach […]