Saturday, September 27, 2008

My Piano

Like I said earlier, that I will never leave my piano skills. I just composed a new intrumental song entitled,"My Heartfelt" which can be played at my side bar. My other 2 songs entitled,"Awesome" & "My Precious Life" which were composed early this year. Actually, I've made a numerous song a few years back but never been recorded. The way I composed song is based on my feelings where I hardly can't express my feeling in words, and played piano in a spontaneously way and recorded at the same time. I don't do the score coz I cannot read notes & play by ear only. Since this blog is mainly for photography, I was thinking whether should I build another blog for my music??? Hmmm...thinking..thinking...thinking..???

Friday, September 26, 2008

Meet New Friends From Blogs


Well, I never thought of meeting the bloggers, Tukang Kupi, Kuai & Defoo. This was my first time to meet the bloggers, they all friendly people. We will meet again on 6 October at Tanjung Aru beach, Kota Kinabalu. Bloggers are welcome to join us there.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Canon EOS Seminar

Mr Kaz Chua tested the new DSLR.

My friends & I attended the Canon EOS Seminar which was held at Shangrila's Tanjung Aru Resort. This was their second time the Canon organized this event in Sabah, previously they organized it in west Malaysia quite often. The Canon organizing team came all the way from KL & their main highlight was to promote new product DSL camera & pixma printer (http://www.canon.com.my/canon_new/hot/eos_seminar_kk.php).

At the same time, they also brought models for us to shoot for competition. Though my friends & I are not Canon user but we are Nikonians, came there just to explore our skill to shoot the models. I think about 240 participants came though requirement only 150 seats available on first come first serve basis. Thanks to my friend, Gordon of Fotomat who made the reservation for us earlier.

During the slideshow presentation, they(Canon) showed us the quality image produced by their new EOS 5D Mark II & 50D. No doubt that those camera are good & its produce good quality pictures.

For me, my opinion only lah ahh...all DSLRs of any brands are good. But it's a matter of how we utilize the camera setting, get familiarize with it & know how to shoot artistically. Another thing is the photo printer, it depends on the people who do the printing & the printer machine. Though we take good images & we send it for printing at photo shop but the images printed out not as we expected, coz I know, this thing happens to me before. So, erm...I don't want to elaborate more on this coz I probably might hurt someone's feeling especially photographers...:-).

Anyway, these are the images I've taken during the seminar.





Finally, I met the DCM's Editor, Mr Phillip Chong.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Son becomes the father..& the father becomes the son....


My son, Vernan just turns 7 months old & he already knows how to smile & posing,just like me, I guess...hehehe...To me, he's so adorable...

Sylvania Light Bulbs commercial

video
When I saw this video clip from a friend,it was hillarious! I watched it 3-4 times & it still makes me laugh.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Models






Yesterday, my colleague, En. Azman Jumat got a project to shoot models at Likas. So, he brought me along too. Well, since I had nothing to do at that time, I might as well to explore myself in portrait photo. I brought along my D300 ( my lover, I guess??!! hehehe...) Here I upload some photos only la....

Sandisk releases Extreme III 32GB...


SanDisk Extreme III Compactflash Series Doubles Capacity
And Boosts Speed 50 Percent With New 32-Gigabyte Card

For more details, visit http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091101sandisk_32gb_extremeIII.asp

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

SONY launches new lenses.....

Carl Zeiss Series 16-35mm F2.8
G series 70-400 F4-5.6

New Product from SONY: DSLR900




What a superb release from Sony! The industry's first ever 24.6 effective megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. New competitor for Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III ....Will there be Nikon D3x or D4??? Well, just wait & see....

For more details:http://www.dpreview.com/previews/SonyDSLRA900/

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tamron lens

Tamron macro focuses on mini-NikonsPre-Photokina 2008: Tamron has announced a revised version of its popular 90mm macro lens with an autofocus motor for Nikon cameras. The move allows the use of this venerable lens design as a telephoto macro with the Nikon D40, D40X and D60 models. The lens will be available from the late September in Japan with other markets following. (17:30 GMT)


Tamron ultra-wide released for Canon and NikonPre-Photokina 2008: Tamron has announced the availability of the SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLRs. This ultra wide-angle lens offers a minimum focus distance of 0.24m throughout its range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at 24mm. The lens will be available later this month, initially in Japan. Pentax and Sony versions will follow at an unspecified date. (17:30 GMT)


Source: www.dpreview.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Winners of Digital Photography Bootcamp Announced

The first Nexus Resort Karambunai Digital Photography Bootcamp ended with Gilbert Wong taking the top prize with his photograph titled “Beauty and the Beast”.

The bootcamp attracted 32 participants from around Kota Kinabalu who went through an exhausting day of photography workshop conducted by renowned local photographer Loius Pang. The workshop included a session on digital post-processing and a practical around the resort in the morning. Then it was up to the participants to put their skills to the test where they had to take photos and digitally process them before submitting their best five shots for the photo competition before the day ended at 11pm.

The result was an amazing collection of photographic creativity, composition and technique. The bootcamp and competition was open to all skills levels but despite the difference, the judges were impressed by the overall showing of all the participants.

Before the winners were announced, participants were given a slide presentation of all the photographs submitted and the shortlist which was given a critical commentary by Louis Pang himself. And the final results were Gilbert Wong in first place, John Eddy Joklis in second and Murphy Ng in third.

Mr Peter Sprenger, Group General Manager of Nexus Resort, presented the prizes to the winners. He was accompanied on stage by Ms Wong Seu Lin of Tabin Wildlife Resort and Ms Tova Waage of Sabah Air Aviation.

The winner of the bootcamp photography competition received a 3D/2N tour for 2 persons to Tabin Wildlife Reserve sponsored by Tabin Wildlife Resort, a 20-minute helicopter joyride sponsored by Sabah Air Aviation, and a 2D/1N stay at Nexus Resort Karambunai with dinner for two at Olives Mediterranean Restaurant. The second and third place winners won dining vouchers, a helicopter joyride and aromatherapy massage at the exclusive Borneo Spa. Epson Trading (M) Sdn Bhd provided the use of their colour printers for participants to print out their digital photos for the competition.

Photo submission by participants of the bootcamp can be viewed on Photo Gallery at http://www.nexusresort.com/new/digitalgallery1.html


Winning photo “Beauty and the Beast” by Gilbert Wong


Second prize winner by John Eddy Joklis

Third prize winner by Murphy Ng
Practical session with Louis Pang (Photo by Johnson Antamat)
Practical session with Louis Pang (Photo by Johnson Antamat)

Source: Nexus Karambunai
For more details. please visit at http://www.nexusresort.com/new/24072008.html