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 story of my second hand Canon EOS 1DX

My first encounter with the Canon EOS 1D series family DSLR cameras took place many years back, with the Canon EOS 1D Mark I and II N models. I was amazed by their powerful technical specifications and capabilities. The 1D series is their flagship DSLR camera and I was mesmerised by them. Over time, I managed to get hold of a second hand Canon EOS 1D Mark III in mint condition around November 2010. That was the beginning of some very exciting and interesting photography adventures and journeys. The 1D Mark III was my workhorse camera, pushing it to the …

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World Press Photo 2015 Exhibition Singapore

The Oscars of photojournalism is back in Singapore, World Press Photo 2015 exhibition will showcase 145 prize winning photographs that captured the most powerful, expressive and at times provocative press images from around the world that tell many stories to the rest of the world. The 145 photographs were shortlisted and selected from 97,912 entries submitted by 5,692 photographers from 131 countries for the annual World Press Photo contest. World Press Photo 2015, the Singapore Exhibition is held for the first time at the National Museum of Singapore from 29th January to 21st February. The photographs are exhibited at The …

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Canon PhotoMarathon (XIII) 2015

There are thirteen editions of Canon PhotoMarathon and I participated in my fifth Canon PhotoMarathon in 2015 (along with over more than 2,600 participants), the thirteen edition of Canon PhotoMarathon (I participated in the years 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013). I always had a fun and great experience in participating Canon PhotoMarathon, a great time to catch up with photographer friends and key partners at Canon PhotoMarathon. Canon PhotoMarathon is not just about competition and winning the wonderful prizes, it’s also about learning and fun with photography friends. Given a photography theme to shoot within a short period of 3 hours, …

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Canon PhotoMarathon is back!

Canon PhotoMarathon is back! Happening in Singapore in the month of August 2015! Take up this highly anticipated challenge to create themed masterpieces under time pressure, roving around Singapore’s breathtaking cityscape as your visual playground. Be part of the multitude of passionate photographers ready to push the limits in capturing still images. Date: 22 August 2015 Time: 0700 Hrs Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C Pricing: (Open / Corporate) $15, (Student) $10 Sign-up Link: https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com/ Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661316784087101/ I participated in my first Canon PhotoMarathon in the year 2008, it was a fun and interesting experience! I continued participating in the years …

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My 1st Photo Book – Hokkaido B&W Landscapes

At the start of the year 2015, I wrote and shared my photography resolutions for the year. Point number 4 was “Produce My Own Photography Book”, something that I never done it before in my years of photography journey. When I decided to embark on this very personal and special photography adventure, I didn’t look back and trekked towards my goal and objective. In the months of January and February 2015, the progress was pretty alright from the two articles that I wrote down and shared with my supporters and readers. My work in progress and producing my draft photo …

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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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