What’s new and brewing? Every now and then, I get requests to conduct photography training sessions, most of the time, basic photography workshops for those who just purchased their DSLRs. It’s one thing to buy a DSLR, it’s quite another to master those teensy-little buttons! I remember when I first purchased my Canon 300D (my first ever Digital SLR), I read the manual back to front diligently. And still didn’t quite understand what it was talking about.
I learn better through experience and through other people, and so I know how frustrating it can be at times to ‘try’ to get an effect but never quite understanding how to! And so, for all you photography enthusiasts, amateurs, soon-to-turn-professionals out there… here’s a workshop to quench your thirst for photography! This is not a basic photography workshop – you will be expected to know things like aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, white balance, etc.
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Organized by Models Inc., this exclusive workshop gives you the opportunity to work with models one on one. If you are looking to expand your portfolio, experience, learn how to ‘see’ the light, and network with other photographers, PLUS get an opportunity to go on live shoots after the training, this event is for you! If you are an aspiring model, this is also an event for you! I am excited to share my experiences with all of you during this workshop.
Day 1, learn how to make a good portrait even better by learning different lighting & posing techniques. You will be utilizing different lighting techniques from available light to off camera flash and also video light to create your portraits. From theory, we will move on to a practical on-location shoot as the photographers will have the opportunity to photograph the different models. Each photographer will be assigned to one model so you have maximum control, and the ability to build your own personal portfolio!
For models, an up and coming stylist will coach you on hair and make-up application and will be giving tips on how to spruce up and keep looking fresh even on a hot day out on set.
Day 2, learn about how to create a good workflow after your shoot. You will be learning some cool post processing skills using Lightroom and Photoshop. A panel of renowned photographers will be invited to review the images so that you can maximize your learning experience. After the review, one photographer will be chosen to go through an apprenticeship period with myself (T&C apply) – to learn from live shoots! Models will be given a professional portfolio worth RM 200 within two weeks of the end of the workshop, including a fashion show line up in October.
Limited to only 10 photographers and 10 models – you are guaranteed a personalized experience.
If you wish to sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject and body.
Subject : Re: Visual Depiction
Body : Full name, contact number, alternate contact number (if any), e-mail address, IC number/ passport number, photographer/model.
I look forward to seeing you there at this workshop! Hope you’re having an awesome day today!
My long overdue blog post is finally here! For the past 2-3 months, the Wedding & Portrait Photographers Malaysia (WPPM) committee slogged to get everything organized for this inaugural conference. A few hundred photographers gathered at Berjaya Times Square hotel to hear from talented photographers such as Jerry Ghionis, Lito Sy, Charlie Lim and many other local photographers.
The event started off with a bang at the WPPM Canon Opening Night. Here’s Peter, one of the key persons behind WPPM. The other 2 key people are Alvin Leong and Patrick Low.
Alex and I are speaking at a photographers’ conference called WPPM, in less than two weeks. There are several simultaneous sessions and being the person I am, who is afraid of speaking to an audience of five, I decided to put together a video to try and market our session to the delegates. Please, PLEASE, come and listen to us share!
Who better to rope in to act, than Alex?
Details of our session are:
Topic: YOU, unleashed!
Date: Saturday, 14th August 2010 at 11am-12.30pm
We will share the story on how a new brand for photography was launched, the initial marketing and secrets on how we got the word out about the business. Also, you will find out tips and tricks on how the Internet can be harnessed as a vital tool for marketing yourself. If prospects cannot find you, how will you get business?
Oh, we did have a shortage of actresses, so I had to make a clone of myself! Hope you enjoyed the video. Let us know which parts you liked best. We may share a behind-the-scenes clip on how we filmed it, especially on the clones.
Recently, we did a photo shoot for a beauty product company, and even though the talent (who was one of my previous brides!) was naturally beautiful, we had to do some digital enhancements. For all our wedding & portraiture work, we do some minor touch ups, but not as extensive as this. Would like to share with you a before and after shot for this shoot. The image on the left is taken directly off the CF card with no enhancements. And the image on the right is the digitally touched up one!
What are your thoughts on digitally enhancing images? Are you for, or against it?
Are you an enthusiastic learner who is willing to try out new things? Love design, video editing, animation and all things creative? Integricity Visuals, the company behind the brand Stories is looking for a Digital Artist to join our team! You will get the opportunity to work on corporate and wedding projects, whether it be related to video production or photography. We are looking to hire someone on a full time or contract basis. It would be great if you have at least 1 year of working experience, but fresh graduates are encouraged to apply as well. We use Macs, but if you are a PC user, we welcome you too! (Just that we’ll convert you to be a Mac user really really soon!)
- Digitally enhance images using Lightroom and Photoshop
- Create photo album designs
- Video editing using Final Cut Pro
- Creating 2D animation in After Effects
- Assist in video or photography shoots
Let us know what skills you have and what gear you own by emailing us your CV. On top of that, you can even send us your blog link, Flickr portfolio, Facebook profile, or anything that would help us get to know you better! You don’t need to own expensive gear or have all the skills to join our team… what we are looking for is someone who is willing to learn, fun loving and responsible. You will be based in our office in Centrepoint, Bandar Utama. So, I look forward to seeing your email in my inbox soon… please email me at grace.tan [at] integricity.com.
And just because every single post is cooler with a photo, here’s a random one featuring Alex and Mark!