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DCIM 2009

DCIM was an event held about 3 weeks ago. I was in KL for meeting and extended my stay over the weekend.

Malaysia’s premier photography and imaging extravaganza!

Truly a picture-perfect event for pros and enthusiasts alike!

Date: 27 - 29 March, 2009 (Fri-Sun)
Venue: Hall 2, Mid Valley Exhibition Center, Kuala Lumpur

Lots of exciting activities and facilities lined up for your benefit and enjoyment!
- Velocity Angel Search 2009 - Modeling Competition
- ALL major brands in photography
- See new gears of 2009!
- Photography-related gears and accessories and much more!
- Seminars and workshops
- Mini studios!

Quoted from : http://www.dcimshow.com

 

Notice all standing there are non-Nikon users, hihi~ just and observation la…

I guess when they said ALL major brands in photography meant that Sony, Pentax, Fujifilm, HP and many more were not. Cos I didn’t see them there. I would say it was a good try. Reason being that this was the first time its being held. I think the most interesting bit which was not related to photography was next to the Epson booth, there were area for you to purchase your drink and sit down and have a chat with friends. I think there were about 10 tables only though.

 

Nikkor lenses

Fish eye. RM 2,798.00! wow!

Regardsless. I was there on Saturday with Raymond. And alone on Sunday. Not to say alone, I went there to meet up with some Nikonian peoples. Friendly bunch!

 

Manfrotto / Kata booth

Panasonic / Lumix booth

Underwater Image Center

Sandisk booth

Canon booth

Nikon Creative Lighting Studio booth

Nikon Creative Lighting Studio booth

I hung out at Nikon Creative Lighting Studio area a lot. Cos I met up with a few Nikonian on day two(final day). It was great to hang out and chat with each other. Its also a bonus that they have their models on standby so people can shoot with the CLS. One comment I heard on day 2 from someone standing at the back was ” Do they even know what they are doing? Don’t they know that they need to have a remote trigger to activate the flash ? *laff & walks away* ” Well the beauty about Nikon CLS is that the speedlites set up there can be set to SU-4 mode. Meaning once it detects a strobe, it will also fire at the set setting. No triggers required.

Queue to seminar / workshop

I missed the seminar / workshop as it was not indicated well enough. I walked passed it with out knowing. Only on second day I realised it. Oh well.

Velocity Angels at Nikon booth

Velocity Angels at Nikon booth

Velocity Angels at Epson booth

 

Velocity Angels at yumcha area

 

 It was really packed with photographers.  From those with big guns to hand phone cameras. And the best part everyone was checking each other out. I think I was the only one using the fish eye lens. hihi!! Anyways here are some photos taken during the Velocity Angel search. I took all the photos with the 80-200 most of them manual focus at IS800. Thats why you can see a lot of artifacts especially in areas such as the hair. So sad when I saw the results on the computer. I should have turn on the speedlite, instead of using the avaiable lighting. White balance was off too.

 

I think someone flashed her.

Another light source

rocker chic

I like her the best

She is so cute

Lolipops!

Sweet

The emcee, Kim Ong

I have a shot with out the flash, but I like this more. So I’m publishing this one instead.

Since I was using manual focus, she moved forward and I could not focus fast enough. I like the mood here tho.

Like this shot the best. The few following shots were of her smiling straight at my camera. WOW.

I did bring my cyber shot t90 as well. I purposely brought it to take video with. Since its capable of 720dpi video. :) I must say, its not too bad. Only issue is that it heats up really fast and drains the battery very quickly too. Check out the video I uploaded to youtube.com

 

Oh, by the way, the gal that one was my fav, Felixia won. Congrats.

 

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backlogblog4

Another episode of my super duper long back log of blogs number four.

After I came back from Kuala Lumpur, was caught up with a lot of work. I was asked by a co-worker to help shoot some of her photos as she was one of the models, modeling for the World Eco-Fiber & Textile (WEFT) Forum.

Below is an excerpt of their Objectives (taken from their website):


Society Atelier Sarawak is a registered voluntary organization founded in 1986 with three main objectives:
  1. To appreciate and promote, share and acquire knowledge of Sarawak arts and crafts.

  2. To promote cultural exchanges of arts and crafts with other countries.

  3. To encourage research and study into the history and evolution of the culture, arts and crafts of Sarawak.

The event was called International Gala Dinner and Fashion Show held at the Kuching Civic Center on the 13th September 2008.


I went to the event with Allen. As it felt kind of strange going alone, and be sitted for dinner with strangers. But in the end, we got to sit at separate tables, I was seated at the same table with an ex-Toastmaster, and a friend's friend. So I guess it was not too bad. The food came and went really quickly and came in large heavy plates with small portions.

+This is Mr International 2007 from Brazil, Alan Bianco+

The venue was actually quite nice, the last round I was there to shoot the Spring Fashion Show, the lighting was much more difficult, or was it because of the lens I'm using? maybe, but this round my lens was shorter at its maximum range, only 55mm. So there was no up close and personal shots, but this is a fashion show, so must get some of the fashion on display right?

Before that let me post up some familiar faces

Dianne (diayne... I dont know how to spell her name)

Grace

Gary

Lucy

Well there are a few more whom I know, but not personally. Hopefully know them in person in the near future.

There was this interesting uncle at the show who was using a film camera! Wow, it has been many many years since I saw someone using a film camera for events. Well, I have no idea what lens he was using, but he had his elbow in my viewfinder most of the time.

A good way to steady one self when taking photos is to lean on something.

He was there most of the show, only time he went off was I guess to load a new roll of film. To my surprise the last time he came out he brought a long some thing newer!

Welcome to the digital age sir~!

I took over 800 shots that night, trying not to miss any moment, but at the end of the day, I just could not get everyone. I was suppose to help Iris (someone I met at the table) take a few shots of her daughter. But I didn't know what she looked like until end of the event! 

Well that's that. Will do better next round. Images can be found at http://www.randomshutter.com/gallery/20080913-weft/

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