B&W Story Title: Walk On

The journey had been very harsh and cold, with huge challenges and obstacles lying in front of you, it began to pile up on you, like a mountain leading up right into the sky. You were very brave and courageous, you continued fighting the obstacles and challenges. Many times, you were discouraged, fighting the emotional battles inside and outside of you. When you were down, there will always be family and friends beside you, helping you up when u fell. Encouraging you to pick up and continue the journey to fight and overcome the challenges and obstacles. With their love, …

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Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015

Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard, where fashion models strut down the main road in the Orchard Road area, creating an outdoor fashion walk event 550m long Orchard Fashion Runway. There were 176 models showcasing 13 participating fashion designers/brands from different countries. The theme for Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015 was – Fashion Fast Forward – Fashion Then and Now.Singapore 50 Years On. Thanks to fellow photographer DK, I was able to attend Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2015 and be right in the heart of action of the Orchard Fashion Runway 2015! It was a fun time photographing the …

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Points of Departure Photography Exhibition

Do you remember the places and surroundings that you grew up with 10, 20, 30, 4o years ago and beyond? What was it like last time and how different is it compared with today’s environment? At this very interesting and special photography exhibition titled “Points of Departure” by fellow photographer friend Juria Toramae (capturing all the photographs that you can see in the exhibition) in collaboration with another photographer friend of mine, Jerome Lim (who did the sound installation), Points of Departure seeks to explore and share about the experiences that the people faced in relation to their memories of …

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Home Store-ies Photography Exhibition

The Singaporeans storeroom is a unique feature, lifestyle and forms an integral part of our lifestyle today. To many of us, it seems very uninteresting, boring and messy, especially for some of us when we looked at our own storeroom. Have it ever occurred to you how does your friends or strangers storerooms look like? Are you curious about it? Are their storeroom like yours? Zinkie, a very talented photographer friend, embarked on a personal photography project to photograph and document the photographs and stories behind the storerooms in Singaporeans home. There were 20 photography works on display at The …

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Attap Valley Bunker Heritage Trail

Singapore, celebrating her jubilee 50th year of independence in the year 2015, had advanced and transformed beyond many peoples’ imagination. With her concrete jungle reputation due to the rapid urbanization of public housing and business offices, Singapore still has some secret locations that were only recently announced to the public in recent years. Singapore still has some secrets up her sleeve and we Singaporeans are only slowly getting to know more about them recently. In the northern area of Singapore, there is a bunker hidden in the lush green forest dating back to pre World War II when Singapore was …

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2015 World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner

The 2015 World Photography Awards recently announced the winners for Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2015. Singaporean photographer Chua Boon Kiat Jansen is named as the winner of the Singapore National Award as part of the prestigious 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. “Douce enfance” by Chua Boon Kiat Jansen Here’s the media press release of the 2015 World Photography Awards – Singapore National Award Winner Chua’s winning image “Douce enfance” was chosen as the single best photograph taken by a Singapore photographer entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2015 Sony …

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Canon PIXMA Pro-10 Review

For the photographers out there, whether you are a professional or enthusiast, when was the last time you printed out your photographs that you took instead of storing it in your laptop/desktop or hard disk? Before I started printing my photographs again recently, I asked myself this question too. Prior to preparing and writing my review article for the Canon PIXMA Pro-10, I wrote and shared on my thoughts and feelings on why we should go back to printing photographs. Printing my photographs brought back something to my photography that was kind of lost in time, since my younger days …

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My Profoto B2 250 Air TTL experiences with Poisonous.Biz

During my learning journey of shooting with strobist lights, setup and building my own lighting photography setup. I started learning, researching and getting hands on with lighting setup. One of the brands that I had my very first hands on was the Profoto brand, with the Profoto B1 500 Air TTL, loaned for a short period of time for a test and review by Poisonous.Biz, an online photography boutique store. During that time, I was still a newbie in strobist/lighting photography; nevertheless, I was impressed with the functions and capabilities of the Profoto B1 500 Air TTL. The Profoto B1 …

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Why we should go back to printing photographs

I wasn’t sure when was the last time I printed photographs prior to my recent printing of 4R B&W photographs to prepare my Hokkaido B&W Landscapes Photo Book mock up. When I printed the 4R photographs and collected them from the shop, there was an amazing feeling, the pride and joy of my photography works on my hands. The photographs were something physical and tangible that I can show to my friends. This experience was something that I haven’t experienced for a long time, since I stopped shooting film that might be around 1999 to 2000. With the proliferation and …

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Transitions Signature Lenses – experiences from daily life and photographer life

Living in hot and sunny Singapore, there were many times when the tropical sunshine was very glaring on my eyes, sometimes, I wished I had my hat/cap on during that time when I am outside under the hot sun, not only to keep me cool, cut down the sunlight and to protect my eyes too. However, wearing hat/cap all the time may not be the best solution for me, it’s not the most suitable dressing to have a hat/cap with my business working attire! I knew about Transitions some time back and I was pretty amazed by its technology. This …

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