Photography

May
20

David Corio, a UK-based rock and roll photographer was in town to give a talk in conjunction with his photography showcase, titled ‘Youth/Decay Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Photograph Exhibition‘ which was presented by Converse. The exhibition was held at the Zinc Art Space, Bangsar, from 24th of April till the 5th of May 2010.

There was a mini-launch party held on the night before the talk, featuring local DJs and bands. David Corio’s talk was on the 24th April, a Saturday, which was convenient for most people to come and attend it. Parking at the gallery was a little bit tight though, so future attendees should take note of this and perhaps park opposite the road at Dataran Maybank, or even at Menara UOA (Bangsar LRT station).

Apr
24

In the spirit of celebrating mother’s day for their great sacrifices of love to their children, Futuromic Photo AV is organizing a photo outing at KL Orchid Garden on 9th May (Sun) 9am – 1pm, to express our gratitude for their hardships. You are most welcome to bring along your mom for the photo shoot activity and there will also be a model shooting to spice up the Mothers’ Day outing!

All participants will be able to receive an on-site coach by a professional photographer. Participants could click away to capture this year’s theme of Flora, Parks and Gardens in Malaysia Flora Photo Contest 2010 organized by Tourism Malaysia!

In the following week of 16th May, there will be 2 photography workshops at Futuromic Centre in Berjaya Times Square. Light refreshment will be provided.

Mar
08

The entire month of March, Billion Lim will be featured on his solo photo exhibition, hosted at Kinokuniya Bookshop in KLCC. For all photography lovers, don’t miss out the chance to view his great work of photography! There will be a slide show & travel photography sharing by Billion Lim himself. Free coffee is served.  Come show us your support!

Meet The Photographer: Billion Lim
Date:        March 21st, Sunday.
Time:        3:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue:    Kinokuniya @ KLCC

Futuromic Photo AV being one of Malaysia’s leading distributors of photography equipment and accessories in Malaysia has officially appointed Mr. Billion Lim-a well known photographer both locally and abroad to be our Tamron lens spokesperson in Malaysia.

Feb
27

The Sony World Photography Awards in Kuala Lumpur was launched on the 4th of February 2010 at the Petronas Galeri, KLCC. The exhibition will be held from the 4th of February till the 28th of March 2010. Entrance is free, but no photography is allowed in the exhibition hall.

The winners from each category (Commercial, sports, portraits, etc) are showcased in the exhibition. One particular photograph which caught my eye was Dustin Humphrey’s commercial photography for Insight. The photo shoot was done at Bali and features prominent surfers on the surface of the water with interesting subjects underwater.  Check out http://www.reelsessions.com/dustinhumphrey_insight.html for more information.

Feb
03

Jan
24

The first Sony Alpha Pro Shop was launched on the 9th of January 2010. It is in fact, Studio Zaloon (which was already open for business several months ago), operated by Uncle Chin, a name he is more commonly referred to as by the members of the Alphanatics forum.

Studio Zaloon was already popular with users of the Sony Alpha DSLR system, as his shop caters to and stocks loads to A-mount lenses and also Sony Alpha accessories. You can get Tamron and Sigma lenses for the Sony Alpha there, usually ready in stock or by orders (which takes only a few days to get to his shop).

Jan
20

Taken from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia website:

Event : A Common Faith: Steve McCurry’s Travels through the Muslim World
Date : 7 January 2010 – 8 April 2010
Category : Exhibition

People are what motivate Steve McCurry. His religious views have seldom been recorded but the faith that has surrounded him on his journeys is Islam. McCurry rarely gets close to the outwardly religious lives of Muslims. What we see is the less formalised expressions of devotion: a man at his food stall immersed in a book that is unmistakably the Qur’an, or a brick maker at prayer surrounded by his dusty production line. The backdrops do not conform to the usual images of Islam, nor do the subjects. Seldom are they just ‘a Muslim’; they are always people, individuals going about their lives, typically in difficult situations. Although the shadow of war and adversity hangs over much of McCurry’s work, his views are far from hopeless. Most provide an uplifting insight into lives that are beset with problems and yet are normal for those living them. The resilience of the human spirit can be seen everywhere, as can the transcendent beauty of nature.

Steve McCurry’s Bio:

Steve McCurry, recognised universally as one of today’s finest imagemakers, has won many of photography’s top awards. Best known for his evocative colour photography, McCurry captures the human struggle and joy. He has searched for and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons. Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated from Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. If you wait, he realised, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view. McCurry is driven by an innate sense of curiosity and wonder about the world and everyone in it. He has an uncanny ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience. For 20 years he has used Epson printers to help accomplish his vision.

Visit the event page for more information: http://www.iamm.org.my/i_ex/?p=315

How to get there: http://www.iamm.org.my/i_contact/

Steve McCurry’s page on Epson website: http://www.epson.com.my/sites/epson_malaysia/stevemccurry/index.html

Jan
07

Studio Zaloon will be the first official Sony Alpha Pro-Shop and it will host it’s official opening ceremony on the 9th of January 2010 at 11am. The shop has been in business for quite a while already, focusing on Sony Alpha cameras and accessories. For the launch, the interior has been renovated and revamped to give it a proper ‘Pro Shop’ look and feel.

The shop is located at UB1, Ground Floor of Pudu Plaza. To get to Pudu Plaza, just get onto Jalan Pudu and turn into Jalan Pasar. Once you are at Jalan Pasar, you can take the first left and just drive down past the schools. Alternatively, you can come from behind of Berjaya Times Square and just drive downwards to Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, making your way to Jalan Brunei and then Jalan Kijang.

Check out the map for reference.

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There will be door gifts, lucky draw and also a photo competition where you can net a cash voucher if you win!

Dec
24

klpa2010

KL Photo Awards 2010 is here and this time around, there are not separate categories for amateur and professional photographers. Everyone is treated equal as amateurs are as good as professionals!

Entries can be submitted now until 31st of March 2010. The first prize is a whopping USD$2,500!

Do note that there are entry fees, as described below:

PORTRAITS INDIVIDUAL entrants may submit up to 8 images at USD$10 per image.
PORTRAITS STORIES entrants must submit a minimum of 5 up to a maximum of 8 images at USD $50 per series.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.klphotoawards.com/index2.html

Quick Links:
About and Rules: http://www.klphotoawards.com/about.html

How To Enter: http://www.klphotoawards.com/enter.html

Nov
21

More pictures from the Fly FM 4th Flyniversary event. Check out the event coverage here: http://www.lifeinkl.com/2009/11/21/fly-fm-4th-anniversary-2/

Disagree
Notes: Disagree played just as the rain stopped, allowing me to walk around the stage and snap photos.

Disagree

Disagree

Yuna
Notes: Yuna is fun and easy to shoot as she doesn’t move around so much. Attention has to be taken so that you capture her while her eyes are open or is looking outward towards the crowd.

Yuna's guitarist

Yuna

Faizal Tahir
Notes: The lighting was interesting when Faizal Tahir was performing.

Faizal Tahir's band

Faizal Tahir

Faizal Tahir's band

Estranged
Notes: It started to pour heavier while Estranged was playing, allowing me to only take photos from the right side of the stage. Couldn’t get a close up of Din or walk far enough to zoom over the stage to photograph Azwin.

Hanafi - Estranged

Hanafi - Estranged

Estranged

Estranged

Estranged

Joe Flizzow

Joe Flizzow

Bittersweet
Notes: Pijie has an interesting t-shirt! Bittersweet is one really interesting band as they rarely move around the stage while performing. Easy to snap, but you won’t get many action or dynamic pictures. Pijie on the other hand, has really interesting poses and facial expressions (which DOES NOT suit the music the band plays at all! Hah!).

Bittersweet

Pijie - Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Bunkface
Notes: The band members move around the stage every now and then allowing more action shots. The bassist tend to get close to the edge of the stage, allowing more wide angle shots. Interesting band to shoot.

Sam - Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

Bunkface

I like to get 2 or more band members in one shot while using my 70-200 lens.

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