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Interview with Tun Dr Mathatir

Well, these few months were interesting for us as we did cover events, interiors, corporate marketing & promo photography. Had the opportunity to capture some moments of our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mathatir. I was invited by the Korean press to capture the moments while they were doing an interview session. Tun is about 80 years old and still going strong as what I could see! :) Well, photos below…

Infamous Smile

Infamous Smile

Overall View of the Office

Overall View of the Office

Listening to the Translator

Listening to the Translator

Sharing Some Opinions

Sharing Some Opinions

Sharing Opinions

Sharing Opinions

More Expressions

More Expressions

Token of Appreciation from Korean Press

Token of Appreciation from Korean Press

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Posted 3 years, 2 months ago at 9:30 am.

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Juniper Partner ASEAN Event

Was up north for the whole week to cover an event by Juniper to award and regroup their partners. I definitely enjoyed myself especially Penang food! It has been quite sometime since I’ve been in Penang as I was a frequent traveler to that part of the region before. A great event organised by APAC Communications.

Here are a few of the shots!

Award Winners

Award Winners

Diner at QEII

Dinner at QEII

Main Course

Main Course

Perut Rumah in Penang

Perut Rumah in Penang

Entertainers for the Nite

Entertainers for the Nite

Silver Man

Silver Man

Awards

Awards

Speakers of the Event

Speakers of the Event

Juniper & IBM Partnership

Juniper & IBM Partnership

Button badges

Button badges

The Jubliee Clock Tower

The Jubliee Clock Tower

Photographing from the Trishaw

Photographing from the Trishaw

Speakers for the Events

Speakers for the Events

Amazing Sight Seeing Trishaws

Amazing Sight Seeing Trishaws

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Posted 4 years, 1 month ago at 10:22 am.

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Pass Busy Months– Pre-Wedding Hun Loong

It has been exciting months before and had to clear numerous stuff before taking on more! Had also good time shooting weddings in very unique settings & cultures. It never fail to excite and impress me. Believe me, I have lots of fun shooting them…

These are some shots of a pre-wedding from Hun Loong & wifey… will try to upload more soon!

Have a good weekend!

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Posted 4 years, 2 months ago at 12:02 pm.

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360 Panorama Du Bac Cathedral Ho Chi Minh

It has been 2 exciting hectic months where my days are filled! Am sorry to those who are following this site and seemed a little quiet for some time! I promise to post more photos & thoughts!

I had a short break in Vietnam with my interesting friends and for this round are all ladies… :)

Anyway, for your viewing pleasure… Firstly a Little Planet of Du Bac (Our Lady) Cathedral (Click on image to view a higher resolution)

Little Planet Du Bac Ho Chi Minh

And last but not least, a 360 Panorama of Du Bac Cathedral (Click on link to launch a 360 Panorama)

Du Bac Ho Chi Minh

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Posted 4 years, 3 months ago at 9:30 am.

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Color IQ Test

Nowadays there are so many test on IQ, EQ, etc… Found this out that they have also Color IQ test!

To try out just do this color test!

Just did this for fun… using a IPS panel display and calibrated with a Spyder!

My score below! :)

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Posted 4 years, 4 months ago at 9:00 am.

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26 Giga Panorama of Paris

I had my fair share of creating 360 panoramas but this is world record breaking of a 26 Giga Pano of Paris…

The link: http://tinyurl.com/y9784nv

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Posted 4 years, 4 months ago at 11:02 pm.

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Kai Tee & Suitwan

Everytime as I shoot weddings, I enjoy it so much, listening to the lifes of the couples and their journey!

It is a joy everytime we meet up, as we connect more as friends rather than clients…

To Kai Tee & Suitwan, thank you for sharing these moments with us and we wish you well in your journey as a couple!

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Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 4:52 pm.

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Remember To Play- My Rendition Of I-City

My trip to I-City was a fun filled trip. (thanks for the invite from Nic/Dolly & wifey!) Just equipped myself up with minimal gear as I could and off to this city of lights.

The 1st impression when I entered I-City was… wow, these people really invested a lot of money & effort doing up this place!

I snapped out my trusty camera and started warming up by shooting those safe shots. Yawn….

After a few minutes, I just felt to let loose & go wild with my imagination & want to capture how I saw I-City!

I believe a few people thought that I was mad (maybe it was just my wife! :) ) as I was just erratically moving & making my shots!

Whether the shots are ‘nice’, ‘wow’, ‘what in the world is that’ or ‘I think you should change your hobby’….  it does not really matter because I played, experimented, discovered, ran around, jumped & laughed at myself.

Another facet of photography is the essence of who you are and how you see things…. so remember to ‘play’ when you are out there shooting, you won’t know what you would discover! :)

1st… the safe shots…. Yawnnnn….

I-City Garden

I-City GardenLight Trees

Autumn

Autumn

Being a little more adventurous….

Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights

I-City_Little_Planet

I-City_Little_Planet

Fountain

Fountain

Just going for it & being ‘mad’! :)

Rainbow

Rainbow

Down The Stream

Down The Stream

Love In The Air

Love In The Air

Raindrops

Raindrops

Red Shower

Red Shower

A Stray of Green

A Stray of Green

Marble Lights

Marble Lights

Returning to Sanity :)

Luminous Blue Flowers

Luminous Blue Flowers

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Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 11:36 am.

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Quicky: Little Planets Tutorial

Working with 360 Panos, you can convert them into little planets which are quite cool and gives your images a fun feeling… out of the world effect… :)

Here goes!

1. First, shoot a 360 image.  You can use a panohead like Nodal Ninja
2. Then create a Full 360 Degrees Panorama  or  DOWNLOAD (Right click- Save As) my example file.
3. Load the file in Photoshop.
4. Change the Image Size under ‘Image– Image Size’.
5. Set width to the same size as height (uncheck ‘Constrain Proporties’) to create a 1:1 square. (example file: change 4000 x 2000  into 1000×1000 pixels).
6. Rotate the image 180 degrees under ‘Image—Image Rotation— 180 degress’
7. Use the ‘Polar Coordinates’ filter (Rectangular to Polar) to create the planet. It is at  ‘Filter- Distort- Polar Coordinates & select ‘Rectangular to Polar’

Tadaaa!!!

Little Planet With No Processing

Little Planet With With Processing IE: Pinching, scaling, etc

Some other examples!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/snarfo/119870372/
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Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 4:14 pm.

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Quicky: How do you know your shutter count in your camera?

A quick one guys…

As you know most Dslrs have a mechanical shutter. How you know it?

Every time you press the shutter button, you can hear the sound, ‘click clak’ :) Ooh… my camera has devalued by one click! :)

Don’t worry… I have done some maths, if you shoot averagely, your camera can last you about 5 years before the mechanical shutter MIGHT go. A normal Dslr shutter mechanism has a life span of about 100,000-150,000 .

I still have my trusty D70 and it is still alive & kicking! :)

Those with electronic shutters (usually most compacts), just go clicking away!

Ok… here goes:

1. Download & install Opanda (http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/download.htm The free viewer version)
2. Shoot a JPG photo in your camera
3. Download it to your PC & load it in Opanda Iexif
4. Then view the exif:

Tadaa! There you go! So continue to shoot and don’t really bother ‘saving’ your clicks! :)

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Posted 4 years, 5 months ago at 6:36 pm.

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