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


Adora said...

Ahhh y name it such 'beauty and the beast' kunun. Pdhal the horse cantik pun there..

Kagum sa org2 yg minat photography oh..

Gilbert Wong said...

Hey bro.. if not i google myself I also didnt know you had a blog written on this date.. wow.. years past man.. do keep in touch!