Its been a while since I went for a portrait shooting session. Yesterday Desmond organized one for us. I was not too sure if I wanted to join or not. Since I woke up early I thought might as well have a go at it, since its been quite a while. Gears getting moldy.Read More
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Last Wesak Day, I was invited to take some shots at a launching of a local band at Garden Hill. The event was suppose to start at 8.00pm but due to the Wesak Day procession, the event was pushed back to 9.00pm. I tried my best and seems like I keep meeting up with a wall of devotees walking creating a super duper long line of people, floats and huge traffic jam everywhere. I had to take four detours to finally reach my destination. =) worth it. The only other photo kaki of mine that went were Micklong and Desmond.
Disabled is a local band which just launched their first EP last week on the 28th May 2010. They launched their First EP at Garden Hill on Wesak Day! Which was produced all by them selves with support from friends and family.
The EP has four tracks (listed below):
- Come back to me (English) 4:27
- 一步一步 (Mandarin) 4:47
- Dreams (English) 5:37
- No one else 3:54
The last time I was at Garden Hill to cover another local band called Black Alive probably in January of the year.
Here are some snapshot of the night.
I have got to say tho, I have never had a 'technical' issue before until that night. Some how I have manage to switch my lens to manual focus. there fore all the cake shots were blur. It didnt help that the environment was dark, I just assumed that the focus was working as it could capture. Heh! I guess I never noticed that the focus box was missing when it went to manual mode. So... my Auto-Focus was DISABLED. =) sorry guys!
After a while the band had a rest and another one of the local bands, SLAP! came up to entertain those present with two songs.
After that we retired inside to have some beer and enjoyed the music and left soon after. Headed home, slightly buzzed. It was a good night.
I found out about the local event happening on facebook.com. Asked my photo kaki if any one was going... turns out only Alvin & Allen were going. So I went home from work, grabbed my camera and headed out to McDonalds had a lonely dinner and then walked up to the Garden Hill Lounge & Restaurant (27 Jan 2009).
Below is the excerpt taken from the facebook event information.
Black Alive，成立于2009年7月，由2位成员组成， 分别为主音Lizzie及第二主音兼吉他手JeRR。他们也是马来西亚第一个能尝试多种曲风的创作团体。
至于曲风方面，Black Alive除了会以Pop Rock及RnB为主，还会带来一些特别的元素，好让歌迷能见识到中文乐坛的另一种声音。
喜欢的歌手：Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Evanescense
喜欢的音乐：Pop Rock, 抒情, RnB
日常爱好：运动, 跳舞, 唱歌, 阅读。
喜欢的歌手：伍佰 & China Blue, 杨乃文，Greenday，Muse，Hinder
《Gain City 主题曲》词曲，编曲。
Black Alive EP专辑《Black World》全专辑词曲，制作，S-Element编曲，演奏。
Here are some photos taken on my Nikon D300 + 80-200mm + SB800. This time I tried to use the CTO gells which I bought from the Nikonian Academy a few months ago. Just to give the pictures are warmer feel. I kinda like it.
The above image on the left, I was doing some editing to it. testing testing. well decided to leave it like tat. LoL.
Below was just me having fun, shooting thru glass =D
Overall I think their music was quite good. But sadly Lizzie was not feeling well and sounded a bit off. Hope she has a speedy recovery. I did take some videos with my compact camera, but I think I will not post them :P
Anyways event like this should recieve more coverage and more ppl should attend! I for one would try my best to go if there are more such events in the future.