Hang Le

Hang-LeMy name is Hang Le and welcome to my blog. I am a Melbourne based female photographer. I specialise in portraits: personal and business profiles, newborn, kids and family photos, special events.

Here, I post about personal projects, current jobs, people and things in life that i find interesting. Hang with me if you’d like to and thanks for visiting.

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Fresh. Fun. Fabulous

 LB ColourJessie Duo 2

LV ColourBoost your image with fresh, fun and fabulous portraits!  Gather a few friends together and enjoy a day of hair and make up pampering with your photo shoot. Group bookings are available now.

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Studio Portrait Event

Lightdrop-Studios-CollageI have finally made the decision to shoot from a studio this year and to mark this occasion i am holding a photo event: a day of mini sessions for portraits and head shots at a special event rate.

There will be a hair and make-up artist present to make you look GORGEOUS.

So this is the perfect time for all you solo entrepreneurs and small business owners out there to update your head shot, create a new personal or business profile to boost your image for self promotion. Alternatively, you could take the time to update your family portrait or get a glam photo just for fun.

Price: $180 (value $290 with a full session)
Details: hair and make-up/20 min portrait session/photo selection/1 portrait (digital file for personal use)
Studio: Lightdrop Studios has beautiful natural lighting, perfect for creating fresh, fun and fabulous portraits!
Address: level 2, 10 Elizabeth Street, Kensington. http://www.lightdropstudios.com.au/studio.html

RSVP by the 8th Feb so that i can lock in the make up artist and studio space.

As this is a full day event, there needs to be 5 bookings for the event to proceed at this price. So, tell your friends and contact me as soon as possible to book your preferred time.

If you can’t make this date on the 15th February but you can gather five people to make your own group, we can tailor a portrait event day to suit you.

E: info@hangle.com.au
T: 0423 356 602
W: www.hangle.com.au



Lyssy May – Handmade Bags

Meet Alyssa from Lyssy May – Handmade Fabric Bags. Photographing Alyssa for her business profile brought me back to my photo styling and visual merchandising days playing with products and accessories to create beautiful displays. I could fuss about for hours combining colour, texture, fabric and props to tell a story.

Alyssa runs Lyssy May out of Iron Studios in Kensington, making organic handbags with a unique mix of fabric, trims and handles. Available for purchase online, Lyssy May bags are perfect for the practical inner city girl with a touch of quirky fun.


Julie Fleming – Couture Millinery

Julie Fleming makes couture millinery and is one of Melbourne’s leading milliners. Julie Fleming Melbourne is a beautiful shop and studio located at FIRST FLOOR, 296 – 298 MALVERN ROAD, PRAHRAN. Here, you will find hand made, vintage and contemporary head pieces, hats, jewellery, hand bags and accessories with personal service. If you’re looking for a Spring Racing hat or that special bridal headpiece, visit Julie for a consultation.

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Mama Studio – Small Business Profile

Mirabela Varga of Mama Studio creates original palette knife paintings and is a stall holder at The Esplanade Market in St.Kilda which is open every Sunday 10am-5pm. I met Mirabela at the recent Small Business Big Marketing Event and it was pleasure to photograph her business profile image showcasing such vibrant artwork.

If you’re looking for a special gift or something to decorate the home, the markets are well worth a visit to find unique, hand made items by local craftspeople and artists.


Moo Cards

I often make small batch business cards for variety and fun. These were designed using the Polaroid template at Moo Printing. They were quick and easy to make, great for photographers and other small business creatives. If you would like to try out Moo cards for the first time, here’s a referral link for a 10% discount. I love Moo.


Young at heart

Do you remember your mother as a young, vibrant woman? As i was growing up, people would often comment on how young my mother looked…”how old is your mother? what? No way…Wow, she looks so much younger.” My mother has always looked young for her age, and still does, but she is also quite young at heart. Perhaps the two go hand in hand.

A lot of times, for family portraiture, mothers tell me they don’t want to be photographed..”just photograph the baby, just the kids, just everybody else..just not me.” I nod accordingly but eventually i always get them involved, I always get them to join in. Why? Because every time a parent objects to being photographed with their kids,  they are reminded in the end that their children love them just the way they are. I don’t have many photos of my mother as a young woman, as a child, a bride or with a young family as all of our family photos were left behind when we came to Australia. The ones that we do have of the past, are the prints that had been sent overseas to my aunt, who was living in Germany at the time.

The best way to preserve your family history is to print your photos, give some to other family members, put them in an album, in a box, a scrapbook or hang them up for display. Get them off the computer because hard drives fail and Cd/DVD readers will soon no longer exist. As technology develops at an exponential rate, the one medium that will always be treasured and last for generations is the printed photograph.

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The Shrine

Driving past the Shrine of Remembrance earlier today, i decided to stop and check it out. Wow..i’d never realized how beautiful and majestic it was up close. The view down St.Kilda road from the balcony isn’t too bad either. Processed in HDR, this technique helps to hold the color of the grey clouds preventing it from blowing out. I think HDR is growing on me.

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I’ve been a little late coming to the HDR party and i am still not sure if i love it or not but it’s been fun experimenting with a new technique. I took this photo of my EJ Holden at ACCA in South Melbourne which is a great example of modern architecture as well as being a favourite location of mine for photo shoots. I do like the extended range in color and light that HDR provides and done skillfully, it’s another tool for artistic interpretation.

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Sunset and Sparkles

More car photography pics, these were taken at Docklands near the Bolte Bridge at sunset and night time for special effect. Both have completely different moods, nostalgia in one and a bit of glamour in the other.  I don’t think the EJ will ever be considered a glamorous car by any stretch of the imagination but hey, its a nice try. Big thanks to Chris Scott for his assistance. So, where to next for the EJ?


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