Central/Eastern Hokkaido Day 3 – Akan, Ashoro, Tokachi

Day 3 of our Hokkaido Photographer Invitation Program began with us checking out from our hotel in Akankousou. We had an awesome and really fun Day 2! Our breakfast at Akankousou was very interesting and it’s also my first time having such a huge Japanese breakfast! Lake Akan (阿寒湖) Before leaving the Akan region, we stopped by at Lake Akan and enjoyed the beauty of Lake Akan. It was tranquil, quiet and gorgeous, while walking around the edge of the lake, the morning sunshine slowly enters and gives warmth to the Lake Akan and surroundings. It was interesting to hear …

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Central/Eastern Hokkaido Day 2 – Shari, Teshikaga, Tsurui, Akan

Waking up to a cold and chilly Hokkaido morning, looking through the windows from my hotel room, I can spot the rain clouds over the horizon and rain falling down over a part of the sea and coastal area. After a hearty breakfast, having a good mix of local and international cuisines. We checked out and were getting ready to start our Day 2 Photographer Invitation Program schedule. Just as we were loading the luggage and getting into the mini bus, it started snowing! Yes, it was getting colder with the snowing and strong winds!! We all got pretty excited …

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Central/Eastern Hokkaido Day 1 – Utoro

This marked the start of my awesome travel photography experience of a lifetime with newfound photography friends for Central/Eastern Hokkaido Familiarisation Trip (Photographers Invitation Program). Meeting at Changi Airport Terminal 1, I got to meet this special band of photographers that were going together on this big adventure. Moe Anan – our beautiful and kawaii tour coordinator, translator Dennis Seow of Superadrianme.com Jensen Chua of Jensen Chua Photography Yip Weng Seng of YipWengSeng Photography Manami Iwatani, the pretty and bubbly Ran-san of Ninja Girls Departing on Japan Airlines JL36 to Haneda Airport, Tokyo at 2200hrs Singapore time, we arrived at …

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Central/Eastern Hokkaido Familiarisation Trip – Introduction and Overview

Hokkaido has always been one of the many destinations that are on my travel bucket list for my years, having heard so much about the beautiful place and viewed landscape sceneries photographs taken by my friends and photographers who visited Hokkaido. When I was nominated and invited to a photographers invitation program to Central/Eastern Hokkaido, I was very thrilled and very happy (and some stress too!) to be nominated for this photographers invitation program. After going through the application process, I prepared the photography gears and got ready for Central/Eastern Hokkaido familiarisation trip, one of the most fun and exciting …

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World Press Photo 2013 – Singapore

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2013, the “Oscars” of photojournalism, is currently now in Singapore from 8th to 30th March 2014. They will showcase 154 prize-winning photos by 54 of the world’s top photographers and Singapore is the last stop in a world tour that took them across 95 different countries. Of the nearly 6,000 photographers from 124 countries who submitted entries for this 56th World Press Photo contest, 23 came from Singapore. There were four Southeast Asian winners among them. I always like to go and visit photography exhibitions by local or international photographers and World Press Photo is about inspiring understanding of …

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Canon PhotoMarathon (2013) XI

This was my fourth year participating in Canon PhotoMarathon event and I was glad to be back participating and having fun in the Canon PhotoMarathon 2013. As the years goes by, we can see more participants in Canon PhotoMarathon, along with more school children and teenagers too. This year, Canon PhotoMarathon 2013 welcomed a record breaking 2,518 photographers from all walks of life for a competitive yet fun community photography event in Singapore. The Canon PhotoMarathon is a fun time to come together with your photography kakis, make new photography kakis, have fun to shoot together, chit-chat about cameras and …

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11th Canon PhotoMarathon is on 6th July 2013 !

The 11th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon is coming back on the 6th July 2013 ! An exciting and fun photography competition event in Singapore, attracting many photographers here for a competitive yet fun networking photography time! The competition themes are always very challenging and exciting, a great time to test your creativity, planning, conceptualising and shooting within a short time frame for each theme! It’s just two weeks away from the  6th of July 2013 for the 11th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon 2013 ! Photo courtesy of Canon Singapore The biggest photo competition in the region, the Canon PhotoMarathon, is back for the 11th year! …

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Canon PhotoMarathon X

In her 10th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon, there were a record number of 2419 participants in the 2012 Canon PhotoMarathon and I was glad to be part of the 2419 particpants! For some readers, what is the Canon PhotoMarathon all about?  Photo courtesy of Canon Singapore The Canon PhotoMarathon is a very fun, interesting and very challenging photography competition. It consists of three segments in which participants are required to create images according to the various themes that will be announced one after another throughout the one-day competition. The Canon PhotoMarathon X started at 9 a.m. and is expected to continue …

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10th Canon PhotoMarathon is on 3rd Nov 2012 !

The Canon PhotoMarathon is back with a very big bang and great awesome excitement. This is the 10th Canon PhotoMarathon and it promises to be the biggest Canon PhotoMarathon with a X Factor! The Canon PhotoMarathon is not just a time to compete, pushing your photography limits to the test and pushing your photography creativity to your best! The Canon PhotoMarathon is also a great time to learn, interact, enjoy and have fun with your fellow photography friends to go out take photographs together! My first Canon PhotoMarathon was in 2008, the experience was great and do you remember the …

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Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2011

A photography community event competition, based on 3 different themes and a short timeline to finish shooting and submitting, this is Canon PhotoMarathon, my 2nd time participating with my maiden Canon PhotoMarathon in 2008 ! The themes made this photography event very interesting, exciting and special, check out the Canon PhotoMarathon 2008 themes when I was participating in 2008 ! This year, I was with a group of photography friends, Sue, Amanda and met Andy for the first time, we were there as a group shooting the themes together for Canon PhotoMarathon 2011. Spotted many other friends too from the …

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