Hokkaido 2016 Photography Adventure Day 4

24th October 2016 – Day 4 Otaru -> Mikasa -> Ashibetsu -> Furano -> Biei Day 4 marks the start of another new photography adventure in Hokkaido! I am on a photography tour planned for the next 4 days by my friend, Tsuyoshi Kato, who is also a Hokkaido Photo Guide. I first knew Kato san in November 2014 during my first visit to Hokkaido as part of the Central/Eastern Hokkaido familiarisation trip. Kato san is very knowledgable and experienced in planning for photographers who want to visit locations around Hokkaido for an unforgettable photography experience. I decided to engage …

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Hokkaido 2016 Photography Adventure Day 3

23rd October 2016 – Day 3 It’s Sunday in Hokkaido, another cold and chilly autumn morning with the cold wind blowing. My plan for the morning was to make a pilgrimage to a whiskey that I really like a lot, Nikka whiskey. The birth place of Nikka whiskey is in this place called Yoichi, just three JR stations away from Otaru. I checked the local JR train timetable heading towards Yoichi the night before, planned the time to wake up, head towards onsen, buy my breakfast from the JR Otaru station convenience store before boarding the local JR train to …

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Hokkaido 2016 Photography Adventure Day 2

22nd October 2016 – Day 2 It’s the weekend in Hokkaido, my plan today was to travel inside Sapporo using their subway lines. The weather was still cold, wet and chilly with the winds blowing, the sky was overcast and it did posed some challenges when I was taking photographs in Sapporo. I boarded the morning local train from JR Otaru to Sapporo and began my Day 2 of my Hokkaido photography adventure. In Sapporo, taking the subway is an excellent form of public transport to explore different parts of Sapporo. There is a one day unlimited rides subway pass …

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Hokkaido 2016 Photography Adventure Day 1

21st October 2016 – Day 1 A good night of sleep and rest, I woke up to a cold, wet and overcast Otaru weather. That didn’t deter my plans to explore Sapporo and Otaru today on my Day 1 in Hokkaido. First and foremost, I went down for my morning onsen, refresh myself before heading out for my photography adventure. The weather in Otaru was pretty cold for the autumn season and the winds were a little bit gusty when I stepped out of the hotel as I walked towards the JR Otaru train station. I had to exchange for …

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Hokkaido 2016 Photography Adventure Day 0

20th October 2016 – Day 0 My Hokkaido 2016 photography adventure began in the early morning of Thursday 20th October. I was taking Scoot TZ 216 to Sapporo (Hokkaido) New Chitose via Taipei, departure at 0615hrs. Scoot currently fly to Sapporo (Hokkaido) three times a week with their Dreamliner 787. This is an travel route worth considering for those who wish to fly to Hokkaido on a budget. The Scoot flight schedule was as follows TZ 216 0615hrs – 1045hrs Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport) 1155hrs – 1700hrs Sapporo, Hokkaido (New Chitose Airport) During my flight from Singapore to Taipei, the …

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Canon PhotoMarathon XIV – 19th November 2016

The 14th edition of a fun, exciting and challenging community photography competition, the Canon PhotoMarathon 2016, took place on 19th November, held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. There were close to 2000 passionate photography enthusiasts gathered and participated in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. With my participation in Canon PhotoMarathon XIV, this is my 6th year participating in this photography competition (I participated in years 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016). The Canon PhotoMarathon was more than just a photography competition, it’s also a time for photography enthusiasts to get together and have fun taking photographs together (and …

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Hokkaido 2016 photography adventure introduction and overview

I visited Hokkaido in November 2014 for a Central/Eastern Hokkaido familiarisation trip and I fell in love with Hokkaido. This gorgeous destination is a photographers haven with the great outdoors and the natural environment. As a fan of the great outdoors, landscapes and love of photography, Hokkaido has a very special place in my heart. I made a promise that I wanted to return and visit Hokkaido again, I fulfilled my own promise when I visited Hokkaido from 20th to 27th October 2016 on my own personal photography trip. A personal photography trip that rejuvenated me from the difficult period …

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Canon PhotoMarathon XIV Singapore – Open for registrations

The 14th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon is returning on 19th November 2016, to be held at Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401-402. *Although I didn’t manage to participate in year 2014, I got this shirt as a souvenir when I attended a Canon photography seminar! * I had participated in 5 x Canon PhotoMarathons over the years 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2008. For every year that I participated in, I had a fun time and interesting experience, besides taking part in a photography competition with attractive prizes, I had a fun outing time with fellow photographer friends and …

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The Next Wave and Trends (from Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai)

In the earlier article that I wrote and shared on my visit to Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai, my photography walkabout journey inside Shanghai International Convention Centre, understanding and experiencing Canon’s history, culture, getting closer to Canon’s diverse range of products and business interests. This was also a time to have a better understanding of their slogan “Delighting You Always”, how Canon’s products and services connect and communicate from the organisation to their customers. During the visit to Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai, this was also a maiden life experience for me, to attend two of Canon’s high level media interview/interaction sessions …

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Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai

An Expo, it’s huge, attractive, mind blowing and Delighting Us as always, this is Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai held recently from 19th May 2016 to 22nd May 2016 at the Shanghai International Convention Centre. This is a very special Expo presented by Canon, it’s only held once every five years! Prior to their last stop in Shanghai, Canon EXPO had traveled around the world to major cities New York, Paris and Tokyo. I was invited to Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai as a member of the media, this was a very great honour for me to travel overseas, covering this huge …

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