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Issue 08 / July 2004

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William Ng

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See page 22 for more about this great Singaporean Photographer

Portraits

Cover photo by: Kath Cosgrove

This month’s theme is

See page 24 for the guide to good portrait photography

72hr Travel Photography Challenge

visits Sapporo and Otaru in Japan. See page 18

Yian works at Chez Magnum

(See page 10)

Mountain Bike Action with SACA and ClubSnap (see page 4)

Round 6 of the Best Photographer (see page 14) Contest

Inside News

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First Look Yian on the Move

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Through Kath’s lens

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Reader’s Galeria

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Competition

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Master of the Craft

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Lessons

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Happenings

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Editorial / News

What a month…

EDITORIAL editor@photoi.com.sg

Editor John Cosgrove (john@photoi.com.sg)

Deputy Editor

My head is still spinning from attending all the events,

exhibition openings and unveilings this month. If you aren’t a photo enthusiast then you could have been forgiven for wondering lately if Singaporeans had just discovered the art of photography. Everywhere you looked there were exhibitions opening, photo talks and seminars, digital workshops and photo events. A growing number of event orgainsers have finally discovered a fact we all knew a long time ago, that when they put on a good visual event it always attract photographers, so now they are catering to us by organising photographic competitions and activities relating to their main event. The SACA Subaru International MTB event at Sentosa was a prime example. Well organised by the team at ClubSnap it offered high drama and close action, easily accessible to all photographers– well done guys. The

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Kath Cosgrove (kath@photoi.com.sg)

Contributers Yian Ken Cheong Bryan van der Beek Willy Foo

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Senior Designer Tan Li Yong

Designer Cally Han

Both photos by Willy Foo

recent Alliance Francaise/NAC inspired Month of Photography was a gala event with three very wonderful photography exhibitions from both Singaporean and French photographers. It was great to see so many Singaporean photographers gracing the walls alongside international shooters. At one the biggest photo gala events held in a long time, the Art Museum hosted the opening of the Pierre & Gilles “Beautiful Dragon” exhibition to a very large crowd of artists, photographers and arts supporters. The Esplanade, and the tunnels leading to it, have become a haven for photographers displaying their works with more than four exhibitions on show there

Portraits is the theme of this months edition of PHOTOi and as we all shoot images of our family and friends, we are all very familiar with the concept of portraiture, but we all still make mistakes. Whether you own a point-andshoot, SLR, medium format or DSLR, chances are that you have taken someone’s portrait and yet we all have different ideas about what makes a good portrait. Maybe you're very good at sport or nature photography or just shooting still life’s but have never been comfortable taking portraits of people or your children but wish you could just make your photos more interesting and unusual. If you want to know

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Media Director Jereme Wong

Media Manager Hazel Lee

Media Executives Irene Tan Chua Ying Kai

Media Planner Dana Lim

Events Manager Germaine Lee

more about how to take good portraits, check out our hints and tips on Page 24.

Marketing Circulation

Circulation Director

PHOTOi has been appearing on TV and in newspapers recently when we featured in both a Channel U story and a zbNOW article about the emergence of photography magazines here in Singapore. This months also sees the launch of the Travel photo challenge, a photographers guide to shooting for 72-hours in amazing Otaru and Sapporo, Japan. Many thanks to All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the tourism offices at both Otaru and Sapporo, for their kind support.

Poh Swee Hong

Marketing Executive Ismet Bachtiar

Circulation Assistant Wendy Lim

In between overseas travel to conduct Epson Print Academy in India and training for newspaper photographers, PHOTOi has been working closely with Lester Lim of the FAS and the great staff at Canon Sg to help photographers cover S-league matches for the S-League Canon digital photography competition. Thanks to Willy Foo for his fine help on the days and all the great shooters who took the opportunity to get closer to the action. Next months theme is Sports photography so we may see some more of their great shots.

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Kath Cosgrove, taken on a Hasselblad H1 using a Phase One H101 Digital Back

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News

Fast and Furious Canon launches the new MkII - 8 mega pixels + 8.5 frames per second

Hundreds of photographers had the chance recently to test the speed of the world's fastest digital SLR camera, the new Canon EOS 1D Mark II in an action packed environment.

The 8.5 frames per second EOS 1D Mark II easily captured gravity-defying Aprilia motorbike stunts and high speed go-karts racing around the Marina Bay car park at an exclusive 'Canon Pro Shutter Bug' event. The more than 400 photographers attending throughout the day were able to use the new EOS 1D Mark II to capture the action on this 8 megapixels camera that can fire a burst of 40 consecutive shots at 8.5 frames per second. "There's no better way of trying the speed of the camera than to provide an opportunity for the photographers to capture fast action shots," said Melvyn Ho, Vice President, Singapore Business Group, Canon Singapore. Later Canon also printed out the some of the photographers exciting images onto 24-inch posters using one of its newest largeformat printers, the BJ-W6200.

Goals Galore The

second PHOTOi assisted CANON S-league soccer shoot was a big success and many thanks to the 23 shooters who were treated to a goal-scoring feast at the Hougang Stadium recently. The kind staff at FAS had allowed photographers to get close to the action and with the

help of CANON, who loaned us a MkII and lens, we all had a lot of fun that night as a total of nine goals were scored. The results of the nights shooting where quickly posted on ClubSnap and many of the photographers attending later entered the CANON/S-league digital soccer photography competition. Stay tuned for the results in next months PHOTOi.

Hasselblad – Be There

It was standing room only at the first of the

Hasselblad “Be-There” series of talks by local professional photographers who are all using Hasselblad equipment for their photography assignments. Organised by Shriro Singapore, with support from Epson Singapore and PHOTOi, the first speaker was noted Singaporean photographer Albert Lim, who entertained the very large crowd at the SAFRA Bukit Merah venue with insights and tips on how he shoots both his stunning editorial and architectural pictures. The next speaker in the series of six bi-monthly talks is Mr William Ng, an internationally ranked master portrait and editorial photographer. He will be appearing at the SAFRA Bukit Merah venue on Friday July 30,2004, at 7.30pm, we advise participants to pre-register.

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The Photographers'

Gallery opens

The Photographers' Gallery (TPG) has presented 'Sensuality in Singapore' as its opening exhibition from June 25 until July 21, at its new premises in the MITA Building. Showcasing the works of Thierry Delarue, TPG aims to provide a unique space for creativity and expression in the visual art of photography. 'Sensuality' is a product of a year's work in Singapore, by Thierry focusing on defining the meaning of 'sensuality' through the Asian female form, playing with light and shadow on black and white prints. For more info please contact TPG at 68373886, or info@tpgallery.com.sg

"WILL YOU BE HUNG" Ever dreamt of having your photography works displayed in a gallery? Well, Now You can! To celebrate TPG's opening, the galley will be opening up their gallery space to allow photographers and enthusiasts alike to come in with a photo print that best represents their viewpoint as a photographer and hang in up on their walls. You can bring in prints on any subjects (within acceptable limits of good taste of course!) in A4 or Super 8R size only, limited to 2 prints per person. TPG will then invite a panel of external judges at the end of the second week to pick the 10 best works, which will then be featured in the upcoming "Best of the Hung" exhibition in the gallery. When: August 6th - 20th (Come and Be Hung!) Venue: The Photographers' Gallery @ MITA, 140 Hill Street, #0102, Opening hours: Daily 12pm - 7pm (closed on Tuesdays and Sundays), Enquiries: 68373886, info@tpgallery.com.sg

Big Walk

Rain or shine/night Rain didnÂ’t dampen the hearts of a large group of keen photographers who gathered recently to learn how to shoot night shots of the esplanade and surrounding buildings. Local photography identity, Willy Foo, had organised the beginners guide to night photography through ClubSnap.org.

Shooting with a Nikon F50 and a 70-300 Sigma lens, Lin Yek Wahh captured a some good images at the recent New Paper Big Walk held at the Singapore National Stadium.

Some of the places visited included Sheares Bridge to shoot the City Skyline, views of the Esplanade, the Fullerton and Merlion before visiting High Street Centre and Clarke/Boat Quay areas for traffic streaks photos.

Sinar Wins TIPA

Gin, the Singapore Sinar Distributor, called us the other day to say that he had just gotten back from touring Switzerland and France, where he was on hand to watch as the Sinarback 54M digital back won the coveted TIPA award 2004/2005 for the best digital back. Sinar are also bringing to Singapore the talented New York fashion and portrait photographer, Sarah Silver, on July 9th at the HDB Auditorium Toa Payoh. For more info you can contact Gin on ginst@singnet.com.sg

TJC photo day

Nikon girls

The Temasek Junior College Photographic Society (TJCPS) organised a Seminar-cum-Exhibition recently at the College. The objective of the Photo Event was to promote interaction among the photography societies of various schools and to heighten the interest in photography as an art. A large number of students attended the seminars where noted fashion photographer Geoff Ang and PHOTOi Editor John Cosgrove entertained the audience with career tales and hints for their photography. Prizes were also given out to winners in the TJC Life photo competition, which was open to all students from Secondary schools, JCs, Polytechnics and tertiary institutes. (Pictured below are from left to right) First Prize Stephanie Djie Ziying (Daimi Sec)- Samsung Digimax V3 worth S$629.00: Second Jeremy Ko Sheng Wei (Dunman High)- Samsung Digimax 300 worth S$329.00 and Third was Jorainne Choo (Catholic JC)- Samsung Pronta 1200 QD worth S$286.00

Caught at the recent PC Show where these lovely Nikon D70 Ladies.

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The need for speed

at Sentosa

The recent SUBARU BIKE CARNIVAL attracted a number

of sports minded photographers to this very well run international mountain biking event. The short Sentosa circuit allowed photographers lots of access to the riders at many different vantage points.

Carnival Photographers Challenge overall winners list Winner of "Speed" shot TEGUH DANIEL Co-Winner of "NIKE TIMING MOMENT" shot DESMOND NEO Co-Winner of "NIKE TIMING MOMENT" shot WEE SOON HENG Co-Winner of "NIKE TIMING MOMENT" shot LIEW TONG LENG

RUDY PROJECT CATEGORIES

The event orgainsers SACA would like to thank all the photographers who participated in the Carnival Photographers Challenge. They admit that it was a tough challenge adhering to the rules on creativity, and especially not being able to modify your photo and submitting them "as taken"...! But they were glad you all managed to take some wonderful shots.

Co-Winner of "LE TOUR DE SENTOSA" shot MARC AVILES Co-Winner of "RUDY PROJECT MOMENT" shot MARC AVILES

HYDRAPAK CATEGORIES

NIKE TIMING CATEGORIES

Sponsored by MOSS EQUIPMENT Winner of "OASIS ON YOUR BACK" shot

Sponsored by FJ BENJAMIN (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD

FOO CHEN KHAI Winner of "CAMEL SUCK" shot KOH PEI CHEN

Winner of "Action" shot by MARV AVILES

Co-Winner of "HYDRAPAK SPORT" shot TEGUH DANIEL

RUDY PROJECT CATEGORIES Sponsored by OPTIMISTIQUE PTE LTD Co-Winner of "RUDY PROJECT MOMENT" was shot by ERYN YEE

Co-Winner of "HYDRAPAK SPO(R) T" shot FOO CHEN KHAI

EPSON BRINGS DIGITAL IMAGING TO LIFE WITH AN ISLAND-WIDE PHOTO CONTEST Epson

, the world's leader in digital imaging solutions and printer manufacturing, has launched an exciting island-wide photography competition which aims to encourage and promote digital imaging endeavours. The Epson Photo Contest 2004, sponsored by Seiko Epson Corporation and Epson Group Companies, is being launched for all art and photography enthusiasts throughout the country, giving them an opportunity to win a fantastic total of 24.5 million Japanese yen (S$383,500) in prizes. Last year Singaporean Nick Chee was a winner at this very prestigious event. Participants have been given a choice of three categories to enter including a Colour Imaging Contest, a Family Snap Award and a Nature and Human Life Photo Award. Renowned Japanese photographers will judge all entries in Japan. Colour Imaging Contest Within the Colour Imaging Contest there are two categories including a "Photography" and a "Graphics" category. The Photography Category aims to explore possibilities of photographic expression through digital processes and the Graphics Category looks at digital designs, computer graphics, paintings, lithographs, illustrations and typography etc. exploring possibilities of graphic expression also through digital processes. There are three top prizes to be won. The Grand Prize is three million yen (S$46,920) and an Epson product,

second prize, two million yen (S$31,280) and an Epson product and five winners will receive the Judge's Awards of 300,000 yen (S$4,690) and an Epson product. Six other awards will be given to entries that enter the photography and the graphics category. Family Snap Award Within the Family Snap Award, Epson encourage photographs to be lively describing various aspects of daily life including family members, pets, friends, travel pictures, any kind of events, sports, flowers, plants or landscapes and places of interest that are special to that person. Participants have the chance of winning a Grand Prize of one million yen (S$15,640), and a Second Prize of 300,000 yen (S$4,692) and Family Snap Award of 100,000 yen (S$1,564), amongst other awards. The Family Snap Award has one special category, which is a Funny Snap Award. This will be judged by the Japanese comedians, Hayashiya Pe and Hayashiya Pako, celebrity compulsive snapshot takers. Ten entries for this category have the chance of winning 50,000 yen (S$782). Nature and Human Life Photo Award The final category of the Epson Photo Contest is the Nature and Human Life Photo Award which aims to explore natural scenery, animals, plants and insects. The Grand Prize winner will receive one million yen (S$15,640) and an Epson product, the Second Prize winner will receive 500,000 yen

Vesak day shoot

(S$7,820) and an Epson product and the Judge's Award winners will receive 200,000 yen (S$3,128) and an Epson product, amongst other awards. For the human life photograph entries, Epson are encouraging portraits and snaps shots describing people or man-made objects. The Grand Prize winner will receive one million yen (S$15,640) and an Epson product, Second Prize, 500,000 yen (S$7,820) and an Epson product and the Judge's Award, 200,000 yen (S$3,128) and an Epson product, amongst other awards. Award-winning entries that receive top awards will be invited to the award ceremony in Japan. There will also be 30 winners for the epSITE Exhibition Awards. These 30 specially selected entries will have their works exhibited in epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery at Wheelock Place, Orchard Road in Singapore. epSITE showcases regular photography and art exhibitions to share the artist or photographer's works with the Singapore community and to also illustrate the ways in which technology can produce outstanding images through digital imaging solutions. Works of winning entries will also be published in a catalogue produced by Seiko Epson Corporation. For more information, visit this website at www.epson.com.sg. All entries must be submitted to the epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery, 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place, #03-18/19, Singapore 238880 no later than 31 August 2004.

The annual Vesak day celebrations were held across Singapore last month and photographers where out and about shooting for the many photo contests that various temples had organised. Here are just a few images of the snappers in action.

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The new HP Photosmart R707 digital camera is sleek and stylish with durable stainless-

steel construction. It comes with a 5.1 megapixel CCD, which is more than enough for a normal sized picture and offers a 3x optical zoom and 8x digital zoom. The stylish HP Photosmart R707 digital camera with HP Instant Share™ features HP's exclusive Real Life Technologies™, which includes their innovative Adaptive Lighting Technology and HP Image Advice that take the guesswork out of making every photo picture-perfect. The HP Photosmart R707 also features the world's first in-camera, red-eye removal to instantly touch-up photos. With two additional shooting modes - sand and sun, and document capture - users now have more options to assist in taking outstanding photos.

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AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED lens

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Nikon have released information about their new AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED lens. Developed for use with both Nikon digital and film SLR cameras it is an important addition to the acclaimed range of Nikkor ED lenses. Crafted from Super ED glass - a significant new material that is more resilient than typical fluorite lenses, it offers class-above optical qualities with exceptional consistency even at large apertures. With an ideal combination of Vibration Reduction (VR) technology and fast f/2.0 aperture, the AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED is designed to offer

With a maximum aperture of f/2, the AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED is a very fast lens that when combined with the advantages of VR technology, offers photographers remarkable shooting capabilities that may not have been previously possible. The AFS VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED will be available at Nikon authorized dealers starting Fall of 2004.

Acers Ferrari 3200

TFT screen, a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 with 128MB dedicated video RAM, a base system memory of 512MB DDR RAM which is scaleable to 2048MB, and a 80GB HDD. The side of the laptop offers a slot loading DVD-Super Multi drive that supports most DVD-formats. For the photographer the machine also offers a 4-in-1 reader offering support for MMC/SD, SmartMedia and MemoryStick. Alhtough strangely the memory card reader doesn’t include Compact Flash cards which are used by most professional photographers. Connectivity is offered via either inbuilt 802.11g wireless or Bluetooth . As well as the DVD reader/burner and 4-in-1 memory card reader there’s also S-Video out, FireWire/IEEE 1394 and four instead of the usual pair of USB 2.0 ports.

First there was the Olympus Ferrari tie up, now laptop maker Acer has joined the prancing horse stable with their new Ferrari 3200, a powerhouse of a machine with the style to carry it off. The shiny red highly polished case bears the prized Scuderia Ferrari Logo and is sealed into the cover so it can’t be peeled off. Everything to touch is red including the touchpad and this is a speed machine running the latest low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 2800+, with a very large 15-inch

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Seagate's 5 GB 1" HDD (CF Type II) Seagate has announced it plans to produce a 5 GB HDD in the CF Type II form factor. Having seen a prototype recently I was very impressed with the build of this little metal encased device which will be available in either 2.5 GB or 5 GB capacities. It has a rotational speed of 3600 RPM and features 'RunOn' technology, which is likely to be a buffering system to avoid data loss if the unit is knocked or vibrated in use. Seagate will also be producing a 'built in' version of the device, which is designed to be hardwired into devices such as MP3 players or PDA's.

Speedy Cards Apacer have launched the Photo Steno PRO-II 100X CF card with an blisteringly fast access rate of 15MB/sec. The Apacer Photo Steno Pro II will take over the mantle of being the fastest Compact Flash card in the world! Recognising the ever-increasing requirements of digital photography, the Apacer Photo Steno Pro II CompactFlash Card offers an outstanding access rate up to 15MB/sec. Taking a photo and saving it as a 3264 x 2448 pixel 10MB file now only takes 1 second! It takes just another second to read the same file again from the Photo Steno Pro II CompactFlash card. The Apacer Photo Steno Pro II has a capacity of up to 4GB to satisfy the highcapacity storage requirement of most photographers.


News / Reviews

Montage Held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention

and Exhibition Centre Theatre, the Montage 2004 Seminar fielded five speakers lecturing on a myriad of photographic topics ranging from celebrity photography by Mr. Russel Wong to the memorable slide show by Mr. Yip Hoi Kee sharing the rich history of photography in NUS since the early 60s. The second stage of the Montage 2004 - Magic of Light events, was well supported by over 400 members of the public and students attending. Also gracing the event as VIP was Mr. Kwek Leng Joo, Managing Director of City Developments Limited, himself an avid photographer. The seminar started off with Mr. Yip's slide show of his "World of Photography" followed by Dr. Graeme R Guy's lecture on Nature Photography in Singapore, with him sharing amazing Nature Photography in the seemingly bleak 'concrete jungle' of Singapore. Mr. Kwek later conducted the prize presentation to the winners of the Montage 2004 photographic competition. The top prize of a Canon EOS 300D kit for each category was presented along with 4 other Canon printers for the Merit

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Montage 2004 Seminar - June 2004 By Loh Eng Hong, Secretary, NUSPS

awards of each of the categories. Mr. Kwek also officially opened the Montage 2004 Photographic Exhibition. Held at SICEC Theatre Level 2, the 100 A3 photographs on show were selected from the 600 competition entries. The exhibition has now relocated to the Visiting Exhibition Gallery, Level 2, at the NUS Museum. The seminar resumed with Mr. Ernest Goh's speech on Life as a Young Photographer with inspiring tips and advice to all professional photographer wannabes. Mr. Russel Wong then took over the microphone to share his experience in Celebrity Photography with all, including his behind the scene stories of the movie sets of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "Hero", and the latest yet to be released "House of Flying Daggers", featuring Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Andy Lau. Montage 2004 seminar closed with a talk by Mr. Vincent Bockaert on the workflow of Digital Imaging, and he shared some the new tricks and tools of the trade of DI with the audience. The Montage 2004 Event Committee wishes to thank all the sponsors of the event, speakers and all participants of the Montage 2004 event. See you at Montage 2005.


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Yian on the Move

My time at

Chez Magnum

Every now and then I make a little movie in my head where I pretend I am a famous Magnum photographer, off to shoot some violent demonstrations in exotic locations. This was in Paris, at a manifestation (demonstration) against US President Bush, on the occasion of his visit to France to commemorate the d-day landings in Normandy. All photos by Yian

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have just started working as a stagiare (intern) at Chez Magnum (House of Magnum—that’s what they call it here) in Paris, and this has been one of the best weeks of my life. I thought it would be most inappropriate of me if I didn't share my experiences with you. Words will not even describe what a “wet dream come true” this job is. Everyday is a new wonder. Here are my top three stories in my first week. At the end of my first day, the woman working next to me called out “Ciao Josef”. I said to her in amazement, “That’s not Josef… Koudelka?”. She simply went, “Yup!” I can’t believe that I had just met Josef Koudelka. Now when I say “met”, that’s a slight exaggeration. I meant I saw the back of his head as he was walking out the door. He is the epitome of the old-school Magnum photographer, aging and grizzled, a tuft of white hair, photo-vest that looked like it was never removed, M6 slung casually over his shoulder. He was strolling out the door, on his way to either dinner at a street side Parisian café or some impossibly romantic faraway place like Iran. When I was introduced to him the next day, I found out that he was in town for only two days, and was indeed heading to Turkey for a week. He didn’t have much time for me as he was busy preparing for his trip, and promised to look at my portfolio when he returned. I hope he will have time in between editing all those new slides. Somewhat opposite, both in terms of age, shooting style, equipment used, and time spent with me, is Gueorgui Pinkhassov. We have spent a lot of time together this past week, often working late, as he needs a whole bunch of photos printed. He is originally from Moscow, though he looks a little Indian to me. One of the friendliest and most talkative Magnum photographers I’ve met, he buys me beers and shares with me his philosophy on life and photography. In general terms, he is much more of an emotional

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photographer than a rational one, which is doubly fascinating for me as I am—being the geek that I am—exactly the opposite. He has the reputation around the office staff as being able to make interesting photos in uninteresting locations. Now I’m not sure precisely which part of Bhutan they think is uninteresting…. That’s where he’s headed next week. I begged him to take me with him, jokingly of course and not expecting a reply, but surprisingly he agreed to bring me along on a trip when I was free. I helped Harry Gruyaert with portfolio reviews. Every year, the whole of Magnum meets once to decide on, amongst other things, the new applicants. The first part of this process is the pre-selection, where portfolios that are sent in to the office are screened. It is heartbreaking how quickly this stage of the process goes. Granted, most of the portfolios were pretty mediocre and some were even completely off-topic (artsy self-portraits, etc.), but there were some photos that I would have loved to have taken. All I can say is, one better put ones three best slides up front. Of course, everyone knows that the only way to get into this most elite of organisations is with a photographer to propose you to the rest of the membership. Even when you get accepted, there are still two more hurdles, after the second and forth year, to pass from associate to full membership. So that’s the story of my first week at Magnum. I will keep you updated about the coming weeks. If any of you have questions, fire away to yian@yianhuang.com, (this is my reportage website) and I’ll try to respond in next month’s column. Some personal news. My mother was very happy to hear that I’ve been commissioned by Warner Brothers to produce an exhibition of 20 large prints for their lead up to the release of Batman 5. This project will be a combination of my dance photography (which you can see at yianphoto.com, my fashion website) and the theme of superheroes.


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Through Kath’s Lens

SIMPLE STUDIO

PORTRAITS Setting

up a home studio need not be a complicated matter. Yes, you need space but not as large as what you would think. I often convert part of our living room into a temporary studio, just by rearranging some of the furniture and making sure that part of one white wall is kept clear so it can be used as my background. As space is limited I like to keep things as simple as possible. I use an Electra 400 monolight with either a softbox or umbrella attached as a main light and a large white reflector to bounce light back on the shadow side. I also sometimes use an Electra 200 monolight or my hammerhead flash with a slave attachment as either a fill, a background light or as an occasional hair light. For different coloured backgrounds I have 2 background stands and a pole to drape my

material backgrounds over. These are simply, 4 metre long, 150cm wide, non shiny ‘velvet type’ material bought from Spotlight – cheap, effective and washable. If you don’t have background stands then these are also light enough to hang from a curtain rail, a cupboard etc or can be draped over furniture. You can also make your own reflectors – a large piece of white card, silver foil, mirrors, pieces of polystyrene or even a white tabletop. Using a softbox on the flash makes the light softer and more flattering, the bigger the light source – the softer the light, but a cheaper and just as effective alternative is a white translucent umbrella which works similar to a softbox when you shoot the flash through it.

Setup: My typical lighting set up for a smaller space, has the subject positioned at least 2 metres from the background to avoid shadows. The main light is positioned a few feet to the left and slightly forward from the subject and angled downwards and my white reflector is placed to the right and fairly close to the subject so as to lighten any shadows cast by the main light. I find this to be not only simple and very effective but also less intimidating for people who are not used to a studio environment. Although space is an issue, it is important to be able to move back from your subject so that you are able to use a longer lens such as a 70-200mm, as this will give more flattering results with no distortion and also allows you to ‘zoom in’ really close for a more dramatic portrait.

Studios: If you are just considering venturing into studio photography then I suggest you get one monolight, lightstand, umbrella and a light meter with flashmeter capability first to keep your costs down and practice every lighting setup you can think of until you are completely confidant and ready to experiment with a multi light setup. I find a flashmeter to be an essential item as it allows you to know exactly how much light is falling on your subject, background etc, what aperture to set your camera on and allows you to be a lot more creative and confident. A flashmeter measures the amount of light emitted from flash units at the speed of the flash. If money is an issue and a studio light is an impossible purchase then simply create your own natural light studio.Any room with a well lit window or glass door will do, just use this as your main light and set your backdrops and reflectors up as you would in a flash studio. Sometimes the light will be soft and gentle and other times harsh and directional. To soften harsh, directional light just hang a fine net curtain in front of the window – similar to a Softbox on a flashgun. Most of all, have fun, experiment and enjoy!

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Experimental Passion

About the photographer:

photography is the development of digital cameras, reasons being IÂ’m not rich to always go and develop photos and I'm really too lazy to do so. Luckily for me, in 2002, my course in Digital Media Design (Nanyang Polytechnic) had a new complementary elective module, Digital photography.

I bought my first digital camera, a Sony Cybershot F717 in late 2002 and I have been using it ever

since then. By far, all of my photographs are taken in Singapore, as I haven't got the chance to go overseas with my camera. But I'd love to, when time and money allows. I consider myself an experimental photographer primarily. I don't want to constrain myself to one form or style of photography alone. I like to find interesting angles within things that people usually tend to overlook, make it stand out, so that whenever they pass by those places they can appreciate them more. Comparing Black & White to colour photography,

Whether it be nature, kids, sports or whatever, please send us a selection of your best images of subjects based around a common theme so that we can show off your work to the world. Send prints or email your best images to editor@photoi.com.sg or mail them to Hardware Zone Pte Ltd 20, Ayer Rajah Crescent, #09-04/05/11/12 Singapore 139964, attention to PHOTOi.

I will side more to colour. I believe a good photo will stand out by itself without any adjustments, but I also believe that the desire to make something that is already nice to be better with slight adjustments or even a major overhaul is all up to the individual's liking. At the end of the day what's important is that we get the satisfaction of looking at a beautiful photograph. Ong Jian'an

To support all our readers who are out there shooting up a storm each month for the readers galleria section, PHOTOi with the kind support of THE CAMERA WORKSHOP at 3 Coleman Street, #01-31, Peninsula Hotel Shopping Centre, Singapore, are giving away the latest SAFROTTO backpack camera bag worth $240.00 each month to the photographer whose work makes the grade for Readers Galleria, so keep those submissions rolling in.

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The Best Photographers in Singapore

The Winners in round six of the

PHOTOi Best Photographer in Singapore competition 2004 Theme – Portraits

2nd 1st

David Ng

3rd

Marc Aviles

Sven Hafner

A dramatic portrait shot

4th

Teo Yong Hock

Happiness. An emotive portrait that was well caught.

5th Anne Kristine L. Suan Anita

Myanmar man. Sven’s shot of a man from Myanmar is very exquisite, sharp well exposed and dominating– well done.

A delicate colour portrait that is very well done.

Portraits of animals are just as viable as portraits of humans well done.

The Grand Prize Nikon D70 The overall points standing for round six of the top 10 placegetters. Total plus 20 for the top 10 entries.

Names

Overall Scores

Sven Hafner David Ng Marc Aviles Teo Yong Hock A Kristine L. Suan Han Meng Kuang Jeanne Hong Joshua Chai Murni Mastan Lee Hin Mun Lundy Wong Maniya Aura Ongpauco Liew Tong Leng Joshua Chai Felimon

95 94 93 92 91 90 89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81

The Grand Prize, for the Best Photographer in Singapore Competition is the Nikon D70, kindly sponsored by Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd. Other prizes kindly sponsored by Cathay Photo Store (PTE) LTD

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The overall points standing after six rounds of the PHOTOi Best Photographer in Singapore competition 2004.

The overall score sheet

If you want to view the best 10 entrants overall and see your own overall points total please check for them on the www.photoi.com.sg web site. Please check the website to also update yourself on the rules and regulations.

The Points system explained.

Rank

Names

Overall Scores

1st

Mark Aviles

793

2nd

Lee Hin Mun

604

3rd

Ivan Yeo

546

4th

Santiago D. Luib

343

5th

Liew Tong Leng

338

6th

Hui Man Yan

333

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Felimon Sanchez

331

7th=

Sahari Sariman

331

9th

Julian Li

279

10th

Li Shi Wei

246

11th

Jericho Jensen

242

12th

George Hitchins

226

13th

Tan Wee Sim

225

14th

Quek Chiau Liong

209

15th

Joshua Chai

200

16th

Chng Peng Eik

193

17th

Roy Sim

189

18th

Wu Swee Ong

172

19th

Woong Huat Hui

171

20th

Maniya Aura Ong

164

21th

Kenneth Leong

157

22th

Chau Feng Hao

155

23th

Koh Kok Peng

154

24th

Lim Choon Thin

148

25th=

Tan Wei Te

145

25th=

Tan Angie

145

Round 9 – Your Best National Day Photos (Closes 6th Sept)

25th=

Jeremy Tan

145

28th

Carrie Ang

129

Round 10 –Curves (Closes 6th Oct)

1: All registered entrant’s gain for themselves 20 points by simply entering in each theme competition regardless of the number of prints/images entered. 2: Only entries scoring over 80% will be awarded points. 3: Each entry judged suitable for the top 10 will be awarded points individually which are then accumulated to that entrants overall score. 4: All points are then accumulated over the entire 11 themes for the grand prize. 5: Points can be awarded for such topics as the use of colour, impact, theme relevance and content. 6: The judging is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Send all entries to editor@photoi.com.sg or mail your prints to Hardware Zone Pte Ltd 20, Ayer Rajah Crescent, #09-04/05/11/12 Singapore 139964, attention to PHOTOi.

Themes *Closes on the 6th of each month.* Round 7 – Travel Destinations ( interesting places that you have been)(Closes 6th July) Round 8 – The View from your window (Closes 6th Aug)

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Brian Finch

As Kodak’s Business Development Manager

for Home Printing in the Greater Asia Region (GAR), Brian Finch is responsible for building the marketing and distribution for Kodak Digital & Film Imaging Systems’ home printing product portfolio including inkjet papers, printer docks and its associated thermal papers. Based at Kodak’s Australian headquarters, Finch sets the region’s go-to-market objectives and positioning as well as promotional activities for a growing range of home printing products. Finch recently assumed responsibility of the Kodak’s full home printing portfolio, including the Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock and Printer Dock consumables which has grown to more than US$100 million since it was first shipped in May 2003. “The EasyShare package is all about creativity and connectivity. Kodak aims to be a total service provider. We have made the EasyShare as simple as possible and with the new Ultima Picture Paper we are looking at real long term permanence.” “The market for inkjet papers and home printing is huge and Kodak has been moving into

partnerships with hypermarkets and large retail store chains to further reach the consumers.” “ Kodak has a very strong brand name and consumers always link it to quality photography products. Inside the paper packet we have a included an easy to read fact sheet which tells you how to set up your inkjet printer to get the most out of the paper, so what could be simpler?” When used with state of the art inks, photos printed on the new paper can be expected to last 100 years in typical home display conditions. Ultima Picture Paper starts with the same high quality, resin-coated base paper as Kodak’s traditional silver halide photographic papers. Then five coating layers are applied, three on the front and two on the back, to deliver a precise balance of image quality and stability. Using a unique blend of mordants (additives to “fix” the dyes) in the bottom two layers, along with nanoparticulate ceramic particles in the top layer to further stabilize the image, Kodak scientists have engineered a significant leap in longevity and color reproduction. KODAK Ultima Picture Paper is now available in both high gloss and satin finishes, with 4 x 6-inch, and 5 x 7-inch (high gloss only) and 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet sizes.

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Hands on Review

Panasonic

Lumix DMC-LC1

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other day while I was wandering around Arab Street with my Digital Bootcamp class from Objectifs, I realised that I had the best of both worlds. On one hand here I was surrounded by an amazing visual collection of sights and sounds as diverse as any exotic location and in the other hand I had access to a great camera to capture all my photographic impressions on, the Panasonic Lumix DMCLC1. It isn’t too big nor is it to small. It isn’t a toy camera; it’s a dedicated serious piece of photographic hardware. Looking a lot like a Leica (in fact that is where it gets its great Leica DC Vario-Summicron Lens from) the DMC-LC1 is a camera that has a foothold in two different generations. Styled in the fashion of the retro rangefinder so popular with photojournalists and people photographers over the past 70 years, the DMC-LC1 is also a leader in today’s modern digital age. The 2/3” 5.0 megapixel image sensor and the f2.0-f2.4 Leica DC Vario-Summicron 3.2x optical zoom lens provides a very potent package to anyone wanting to work a crowd or capture an exquisite reportage or landscape scene. It quickly becomes obvious that Panasonic wants something different for users of the DMC-LC1. They want users to benefit from Panasonic’s years as a leader in digital technology and yet at the same time maximise the users digital experience. So they have packed this camera with cool features and their latest technology. Once you get past the retro-Leica styling cues that give you the look and the feel of a Leica without having to pay out a large part of your CPF for one, things start happening. Up front all the lens controls are easy to use, light in touch and well numbered (surprisingly Panasonic have stuck with tradition as all the zoom numbers have been converted to 35mm equivalents making it very easy to understand). This

gives you a 28mm wide angle that zooms up to a 90mm portrait lens, suitable for most shooting applications. And its very quiet – just like a Leica. You can run this camera as a fully manual or in a priority mode. Gone are all the scenic modes and assistance shooting menus instead here is a dedicated serious photographers camera, one where you can make all the decisions if you so desire. Shooting is a breeze, in fact I found it easier to use the LCD rangefinder eyepiece rather than the LCD monitor, it had that appeal to it and besides it just felt right. In manual focus mode you have 2 choices of focusing assistance, a visual mode or an assisted zoom mode. All the controls are well placed and mimic those early rangefinder cameras. Up on top there is a cool built-in flash, which allows you to shoot, either direct or bounce flash. Simple and elegant would be the most used phrase to describe the DMC-LC1. A clean stylish design, retro but trendy, and yet everything is there where you would expect it. A choice of single or 2.7 frames a second burst capture modes, spot or centre-weighted or multiple metering modes, manual or priority exposure modes, exposure compensation modes, four different flash modes, manual focus or autofocus, motion image movie capture capabilities and adjustable white balance controls, why can’t other manufacturers make it all as easy to use as Panasonic has done. Shooting from the street or in the studio the Lumix DMCLC1 impressed me greatly as a good all-rounder capable of capturing what I wanted to see in my photos. Strong saturated colours, sharp images (I mainly used the autofocus why? because it was so good), easy to use operations and a quick playback. Downloading was as you would expect a breeze, using either the USB connector cable or a card reader for the SD card, my images were rendered to more than 14 megabytes in size and very suitable for my A3 printer.

Panasonic MEGA OIS MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer)

The

concept is simple – correct the common occurrence of hand-shake and preserve the image quality of your digital image. Hand-shake or jittering, occurs every time you take an exposure. Jerking the camera as you stab your finger down on the shutter button will always cause camera shake, and this ruins many great pictures. As the sun goes down so the occurrence of camera shake increases. Panasonic wants users to benefit from access to longer and larger lenses with their growing stable of Lumix digital cameras so they developed and built in their MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) hardware to make sure your pictures come out right each time. That’s right it is a hardware system and not some software image correction service. Panasonic is the first manufacturer to make an O.I.S system available on its compact digital cameras series.

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The MEGA O.I.S in the Lumix range of cameras uses a gyrosensor to detect jitter (camera shake) and then moves the lens to correct it. Panasonic insists on using an optical image stabilizer rather than an electronic one because with optical processing there’s no image degradation. In the event that hand-shake is detected

by the built-in gyrosensor, a signal is relayed to a microcomputer,which instantly calculates the amount of compensation needed. A linear motor then shifts O.I.S. lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. This entire process - detection, calculation, lens adjustment - takes just tenths of a second but you can’t even tell it’s happening. All you’ll notice are beautiful, sharp images. There is a choice of dual modes in the MEGA O.I.S. In Mode 1 it provides continuous stabilization, making the image easier to see in the view finder and LCD monitor. While Mode 2 stabilizes the image on the instant the shutter button is released. This keeps the MEGA O.I.S lens within a narrow operating zone, allowing it to achieve a higher stabilizing effect in all directions. And also because only the center part of the corrective lens is being used, the image quality is much more superb. The MEGA O.I.S is available on the Lumix DMC-FZ10, DMC-FX5 and DMC-FX1 cameras. The proof is in the shooting and from close up to long telephoto shots the MEGA O.I.S delivers each time, in fact you can begin to rely on it, as it is a very comforting thought to know that there is a great O.I.S system in place correcting your camera shake.


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Master of their Craft

William Ng Master Photographer

Turning a hobby into a profession, the dream of many but the reality for William Ng when he went from working as an engineer at Keppal Shipyards more than 18 years ago, to develop into one of Singapore’s leading master commercial and portrait photographers. It all started with him taking photos of the ships he was working on, later he contributed to annual reports and then developed an eye for industrial photography. Now his talents lie in the field of corporate and family portraits. “You have to be very focused and specialised, otherwise you will be competing with the mass market. You must be unique,” advises William. “Find out all you can about your client, go that extra mile to be more creative and different.” “One of the areas I really like to shoot in, even though it doesn’t pay well “ confides William, “ Is shooting the stills for movies. I have shoot many movies, local and international, and I love shooting the actors as their real emotions and expressions always comes out in my pictures.” “I also love shooting babies, they can melt your heart with their expressions and character.” William has been a Hasselblad user now for more than 20 years and is still a film shooter although he says he can’t avoid digital these days. In ’98 he became a member of the Master Photographers Association UK and since then has won numerous awards including several gold awards for his fine portrait and corporate work. His future plans include continuing to develop his style in fine corporate portraiture and also to contribute much of his extensive knowledge back into the Singaporean photography community. William’s passion for teaching and helping many young photographers has seen him work at Temasek Poly where he teaches fashion and architectural photography. “I believe it is very important to give back to the community, to teach and mentor the many young talented photographers so that they can grow and develop here in Singapore rather than chasing opportunities overseas.” “Every photographer has to grow, your skill and talent is only one part of becoming successful, you have to learn how to market yourself and then learn the business of photography.” William Ng will be speaking at the second of the Hasselblad “Be – There” talks at the SAFRA Bukit Merah function room on Friday July 23 at 7.30pm.

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THE GOLDEN FOOTPRINTS By Judy Lee Pai Chuan

Noted Lianhe Zaobao photojournalist, Judy Lee

Pai Chuan launched her “The Golden footprints” book and exhibition at the Singapore Calligraphy centre recently. In search of her own spiritual fulfilment, Judy retraced the golden footsteps of Buddha as he trekked on his journey towards enlightenment through western Tibet. Judy shares with reader’s glimpses of sacred places and the many fabulous sights she encountered during her month long journey. Places she visited included Lhasa's Jokhang temple, Ngari, Tsamda Canyon and many others, but most of all she

shares the spirit and inspiration she found in Tibet. The hardcover book contains over 90 colour photographs, not only showcasing the amazing scenery she encountered but also giving us a glimpse into the everyday lives of the Tibetan people, their vibrancy and their culture. Judy would like to acknowledge the support of FUJIFILM, Light of Wisdom Buddhist Society, the Lee Foundation, ProPhoto Digital Services and the Singapore Cultural Studies Society. Her great photo book ($60) is on sale now at most bookshops.

SILENT SYMPHONY By Tony Wu and William Tan / Published by Seven Seas Press

William invite us to experience their journey and revelations into the undersea world. This beautiful, 168 page, coffee table book was awarded the ‘International prize for best book of underwater images’ at the prestigious World Festival of Underwater Pictures in Antibes, France and it is not hard to see why. To inspire others to care for the oceans around us, Tony and William taught themselves photography, ‘making every possible mistake along the way’. Most of the images were taken with their Nikon F90x cameras housed in Nexus Master housings. A variety of lenses and the

occasional use of teleconverters, extension tubes and diopters were used in order to achieve a range of perspectives in their watery wonderland. Olympus laboratory microscopes were employed for all the fascinating high magnification images. To visually show us the explosion of colours that often appear drab and dull under the sea, Tony and William relied almost entirely on Sea & Sea strobes for lighting and Fuji colour transparency films. This award winning, hard cover, coffee table book is available at Kinokuniya for S$85.00. With its stunning images and fascinating text, you simply won’t want to put this elegant book down!

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Portraits As defined in the Doubleday Dictionary.

A Portrait is: A likeness of a person, a vivid description of something or someone. To Portray is: To represent by drawing, painting or photograph etc. A good portrait not only captures a personÂ’s physical likeness, but it also captures something of the personÂ’s character at that moment in time. A good portrait should always express an emotion i.e. joy, anger, disappointment, inquisitiveness, thoughtfulness etc.In photography, when you take the time to look after the little things, it makes your pictures look a whole lot better. Here are ten tips that can greatly boost the quality and creativity of your people pictures.

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Lessons left or right, up or down. Avoid including objects that will distract your viewers. Ideally a portrait should be shot at f4 or f5.6 for a shallower depth of field but try opening the lens all the way to f2.8 for a different shot. Remember to focus on the nearest eye to the camera. 4. Perspective: Move Look up or down. Climb up on a wall, kneel or lie down on the ground. A distinctive perspective will always give your images a fresh look. Children look better when composed at their eye level. Women on the other hand like to be photographed from slightly above their eye line as it’s more flattering. Guys tend to like being shot from a slightly lower eye point as it makes them look stronger, taller and more dominant. 5. Work outside. Natural light is much more pleasing than harsh flashes but always try to avoid the midday sun. Harsh shadows cover and hide people’s faces so photograph them either in the morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower and the light is warmer. If you have to shoot during midday, take your subject to an area of open shade or under a tree and use fill flash. Dial your flash down one stop from your exposure. Overcast days produce nice even lighting conditions that will allow you to shoot almost anywhere. 6. Fair weather photographer: Don’t be put off by bad weather – you may get a great portrait of your child in the pouring rain, either looking out a window or running in the rain. Try shooting from the shadow side out for a different viewpoint, it gives you great rim lighting but watch the shading. Simply stand in the shadow area and position your subject to be lit from behind by the sun, expose for the shadows and let the highlights take care of themselves. The best tool to carry for portrait photography is a foldable light reflector as you can bounce light from any angle or create a shade area when none is available. Light tastefully and always aim for simple, natural effects.

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7.Fill the frame: Get closer to your subject and make sure that your subject dominates the picture. Few portraits need everything from head to toe so move in closer and avoid a distracting background. Often we stand just too far away because we are too shy. Ideally your subject should occupy at least 75% of the frame. If you have a camera that allows you to vary lens lengths, try using either a 90mm or 120mm lens. Never use standard or wide-angle lenses as they distort the picture. 8. Talk to your model. There is nothing ruder than not saying anything to someone who is giving up their time to pose for you. Start with a minimum of delay and shoot with ease. Encourage your subject with words like “great shots , just what i want, excellent pose”. Never say “Just one more shot!” as it shows you don’t know what you are doing. Don’t be a control freak or a bore, instead be as entertaining as you can do, and remember to limit your touching. 9. Make people feel at ease. When your subject begins to trust you then they will relax and the better pictures will start to happen. Photographing your subject free and easy in their own enviroment always helps. If you like photographing in children make use of whatever props are available. Let them feel comfortable in your presence by showing them their pictures on your camera LCD screen. Children love to move about so take them outside to run and play. 10. People skills: Often the only way to get a good portrait is to know when to press the button at the right moment. It takes you trusting yourself and your equipment and then working on your people skills. Surround yourself with good images gleaned from magazines and books and they will help your portrait ideas.

1. Don't waste the opportunity Most people usually have only a short time to pose for photos so shoot as many shots as you can. Luckily dCompact and DSLR users have the benefit of large storage cards but film shooters should also shoot heaps of film, which is cheap compared to the cost of having to recreate the moment. When photographing people, turn on the cameras motor drive and take multiple frames of each pose. Murphy’s law dictates that eyes will close and awkward facial expressions will always ruin many fine portraits. 2. Move off-center Many cameras focus on a "spot" in the center of the viewfinder so you often get a shot where the subject are standing in the middle od the frame surrounded by wasted space. To correct this, focus on your subject by only half depressing the shutter button, this activates the camera’s auto focus but not the shutter. Keep your finger firmly in this position so that the focus is locked, then reposition your subject within the frame for a more pleasant composition before finally fully depressing the shutter button and capturing the image. 3. Beware of those annoying distractions What are those flowers or telephone poles growing out of your subject head? Correct your image by either moving

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Photography Competition “WILL YOU BE HUNG” Closing Date: 20 August 2004. Organised By: The Photographers Gallery Entry Forms and Rules: www.info@tpgallery.com.sg or phone 68373886. Subject: Ever dreamt of having your photography works displayed in a gallery? Between 6 – 20 August, just take 1 or 2 of your best prints on any subject in A4 or Super 8R size and hang it up on the walls of The Photographers Gallery @ MITA, 140 Hill Street. #01-02. Opening hours are 12pm – 7pm daily (closed on Sundays and Tuesdays). Open to: All citizens and residents of Singapore. Prizes: A panel of judges will pick the 10 best works which will be featured in the “Best of Hung” exhibition in the gallery.

THE 2004 ADOBE DIGITAL IMAGING COMPETITION

awards will be invited to the award

MITA Building, 140 Hill Street #01-02.

ceremony in Japan. There will also be 30 winners for the epSITE Exhibition

Basic Practical Photography

Awards. These 30 specially selected entries will have their works exhibited in epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery at Wheelock Place, Orchard Road

Organised By: Adobe and Photoworkshop.com

Subject: two general categories: 1) Composite & Montage: Photo illustration, special effects, etc. Judge: Ryszard Horowitz 2) Enhanced/Optimized Photos: Lightly manipulated “straight" photography. Judge: Barbara Bordnick Each participant may enter a maximum of 2 images per category Open to: All photographers and digital artists world-wide 18 years of age or older. Prizes: 3 prizes per category, plus consulation prizes. Top prizes are: Composite & Montage: 1st Place: ProfileMaker 5 PhotoStudio Pro Package from GretagMacbeth, publication in Popular Photography and Imaging magazine, Adobe CS Professional Edition, Legion Inkjet Paper Sample, and 1 Year eXclusive Membership to Photoworkshop.com. Category:

1st Place: A one-week photography workshop at the winner's choice of The Maine Photographic Workshops, the Santa Fe Workshops, or the Toscana Photographic Workshops in Italy (airfare not included); publication in Popular Photography and Imaging magaazine, Adobe CS Professional Edition, Legion Inkjet Paper Sample, and a 1 Year eXclusive Membership to Photoworkshop.com

THE EPSON PHOTO CONTEST 2004 Closing Date: 31 August 2004. Organised By: Seiko Epson Corporation and Epson Group Companies. Entry Forms and Rules: www.epson.com.sg Subject: Participants have been given a choice of three categories to enter: A Colour Imaging Contest – photographic expression through digital processes. A Family Snap Award – lively aspects of daily life, including family, pets, travel, events, landscapes etc

Hours: Mondays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

SARAH SILVER - FASHION SEMINAR

Featuring: 5 sessions / 2.5 hours per class Course Fee: $320

Entry Forms and Rules: http://www.sbg.org.sg/index.asp.

Hours: Tuesday 7.00 – 10.00pm.

Subject: Capture the beauty and wonder of the Singapore Botanic Gardens through your camera lens and submit your pictures under the following 5 themes: Gardens' Plants, Gardens' Orchids, Gardens' Landscape, Gardens' Lifestyle and Nature in the Gardens.

Course Fee: $375

Black and White I: Introduction to the Darkroom

Open to: All citizens and residents of Singapore.

Featuring: 8 sessions / 3 hours per class

Closing Date: 14 September 2004. Organised By: NDP Organisation Singapore Entry Forms and Rules: http://www.ndp.org.sg/funstuff/contests. html

When: July 27 - August 24 Featuring: 5 sessions / 3 hours per class

When: July 7 - August 25 Hours: Wednesday 7.00 – 10.00pm. Course Fee: $350

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Digital Photography I When: July 7 - August 4 Hours: Wednesday 7.30 – 10.00pm. Sarah Silver Featuring: 8 Lessons / 2 hours per class Course Fee: $180

Outdoor Portrature Commencing: 20 July

Subject: Submit a digital photograph, accompanied by a suitable quote, that in your opinion, best describes Singapore or what it means being a Singaporean. It can be serious, fun, tongue-in-cheek, whatever. Let your imaginations roll!

Hours: First theory lesson on Tue 7.30pm 10pm. Subsequent lessons on Sundays 8.30am - 11am.

Open to: All Singapore citizens or permanent residents of Singapore.

Studio Portraiture Course

Prizes: Yet to be announced.

Workshops and Courses "PAINTING IN TIME" PUBLIC LECTURE When: Saturday 24 July 2004 Hours: 2.30 p.m. – 4.30 pm Where: epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery – Wheelock place #03-18/19, Orchard Road. Featuring: “The “Eyes Narrow Open” in Painting” Topic: Issues of painting the phenomenal world, perception and misconception of perception and

Featuring: 5 sessions / 2.5 hours per class Course Fee: $250

Photoshop for Photographers I When: July 8 – July 22 Hours: Thursday 7.30 – 10.00pm. Featuring: 3 sessions / 2.5 hours per class Course Fee: $180

Photoshop for Photographers II

Featuring: 7 lessons/2.5 hours each

When: July 29 – August 12

Course Fee: $240

Hours: Thursday 7.30 – 10.00pm. Featuring: 3 sessions / 2.5 hours per class

Commencing: July 16 Hours: Fridays 7.30pm - 10pm Featuring: 7 lessons/2.5 hours each Course Fee: $240

Nature Photography (Macro) Commencing: July 21 Hours: First theory lesson on Thu 7.30pm 10pm. Subsequent lessons on Saturdays 3.30pm - 6pm. Featuring: 7 lessons/2.5 hours each Course Fee: $240

Travel Photography Course Commencing: August 5

Course Fee: $200 Enquiries for all Objectifs courses: email info@objectifs.com.sg or phone 6339 3068

NATURE @ WORK – WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS The workshops are designed for busy photographers with SLR or digital cameras who want to sharpen their photography skills and learn how to creatively & proactively control their camera. Workshops are conducted in small groups in 3 sessions within 1 week period. Workshop leader, John Arifin Msc. ARPS. The regular workshops are: *Basic Photography - For Absolute Beginners with digital and SLR camera. *Creative Exposure Workshop (12 June)For photographers who have more than 2 years experience.

Inherent forms in art. The subject of connection, problems of the mind getting in the way, psychoanalysis and the relationship with art will also be covered.

Hours: First theory lesson on Thu 7.30pm 10pm. Subsequent lessons on Sundays 8.30am - 11am.

Admission: Free

Course Fee: $240

*Mastering Macro Photography - For photographers who want to explore the beautiful macro world.

ENQUIRIES FOR ALL TPG COURSES: Tel: 68373886.

*Apply Creative Photography Workshop (26 June) -For those who want to join in the creative journey.

Enquiries: You must register your attendance as seats are limited and on a first come basis – contact Suwarti on Tel: (+65) 6336 8189 or email events@priorityconsultants.com (write “Painting in Time” in the subject box) and give your name, company name, designation, a contact number and email address. Website: www.epson.com.sg When: 9 July 2004

Featuring: New York Fashion photographer Sarah Silver, well known for her unique photographic approach and style of combining fashion and movement, will be conducting this seminar on fashion photography.

Prizes: A fantastic total of 24.5 million Japanese yen (S$383,500) in prizes.

Hours: Thursday 7.30 – 10.00pm.

Studio Photography I

A Nature and Human Life Photo Award

Open to: All art and photography enthusiasts.

When: August 5 – September 2.

Organised By: The Photographic Society of Singapore

also a special category which is A Funny Snap.

-Human life award – portraits and snap shots describing people or man made objects.

Portrait Photography

Closing Date: 14 September 2004.

Hours: 1pm – 5pm

-Nature award - natural scenery, animals, plants and insects.

Course Fee: $280

Commencing: 12 July

SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

NDP 04 WEBSITE ONLINE CONTEST "UNIQUELY SINGAPORE" PHOTO & QUOTE COMPETITION

Entry Forms and Rules: http://www.photoworkshop.com/contes t/index.html

Wednesday 7.30 – 10.00pm. Featuring: 7 sessions / 2.5 hours per class

Prizes: 1st prize - Nikon Coolpix 5700, 2nd prize - Nikon Coolpix 3100 and 10 consolation prizes.

Closing Date: 10 August 2004.

Enhanced/Optimized

Photo Society

Where: HDB Auditorium, Toa Payoh.

Featuring: 5 lessons/2.5 hours each

Email: info@tpgallery.com.sg

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY (S) Beginners Photography Course When: 19 July – 16 August Hours: Saturdays, 3.00pm – 5.30pm. Where: SAFRA Bukit Merah Featuring: 3 days / 2.5 hours per class Course Fee: $40 for members and $70 for non-members. Enquiries: email Graham Guy at: juyhg@singnet.com.sg

OBJECTIFS – CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM MAKING

Admission: $80 per ticket, refreshments provided.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COURSES: 12A Liang Seah Street

Enquiries: Gin at ginst@singnet.com.sg

Basic Photography

COURSES AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

When: July 10 – August 28 / July 21 – September 1. Hours: Saturday 2.00pm – 4.30pm /

Venue: 5 minutes walk from Somerset MRT (Orchard Road). Workshop fee: S$ 195/ S$ 180 (Early bird). 3 Sessions a total of 12 hours Enquiries: www.natureatwork.net or by phone: 6235 0021

FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHY Featuring: Press Photographer, Francis Lee will be conducting foundation photography courses at various community clubs in the East. Course comprises of 10 sessions with 2 field trips. Course Fee:

$100 per participant

Contact: Francis Lee at 947 96311 or email huhututu@hotmail.com BASIC STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY Featuring: Press Photographer, Francis Lee will be conducting this course. Course comprises of 2 sessions (Sat/Sun) for 3 hours. Limited to 6 participants.


Photo Society Course Fee:

$150 per participant

Enquires: Francis Lee at 947 96311 or email huhututu@hotmail.com

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY Commencing: 6 July or 10 July Hours: Tuesdays 7.00pm – 10.00pm or Saturdays 2.00pm – 5.00pm Where: Block 43 Studio Gallery, Work Loft Spaces, Chip Bee Gardens, #03-80, Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village.

38C… REMEMBERING SARS

When: 2 July – 4 August 2004 Hours: Daily Where: The Tunnel, The Esplanade. Featuring: UK freelance photographer Brian B Rasic’s artistic portrayal of rock music group The Rolling Stones. Rasic’s dynamic stage photos have been published in the worlds leading magazines such as Rolling Stone, Daily Mirror, Playboy and Vogue. Admission: Free Enquiries: The Esplanade - phone 6828 8377

Featuring: 8 lessons / 3 hours per class Course Fee: $400 Enquires: Tel 647 11359 or Hp 9684 8215 or email studio@block43.com

Exhibitions BEAUTIFUL DRAGON

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SKIN When: 25 June – 17 July 2004 Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am – 7pm / Saturday, 1pm – 5pm Where: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Filmmaking, 12A Liang Seah Street. Featuring: A photography exhibition of nudes by Tan Ngiap Heng. An exploration of the human form, textures and personal history – exploring the surface and what lies beneath.

Featuring: Spend the best 8 hours of your creative life at the most inspiring event of the year. See how far you can go with Adobe® Photoshop® CS - in print, photography, on the Web, and more. What’s more, you'll stand a chance to win fantastic prizes in our Lucky Draw. If digital imaging is your life, this is one roadshow you can’t afford to miss. Get ready for a life-changing experience. Admission: Free. Seats are limited so you must register. Enquiries: http://202.56.133.240/adobe/ PhotoshopAsia04/index.htm

When: 22 July – October 2004 Hours: Monday 1pm–7pm, Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm. Where: Singapore History Museum, 30 Merchant Road, #03-09/17, Riverside Point. Featuring: An exhibition of works by 5 photographers. A selection of over 40 images divided into 2 broad sections. The first section focuses on the outbreak period, from airport screening to exclusive images of patients in the hospitals intensive care unit. The second half touches on the stories of the survivors and the medical workers. Admission: $3 Adults, $1.50 students and senior citizens. Free entry on Fridays from 7pm-9pm. Enquiries: Tel 6332 3659

EPSON CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR “CIRCLE OF LIFE” EXHIBITION Closing Date: 11 August 2004. Organised By: epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery and the Nature Society (Singapore) Entry Forms and Rules: At the epSITE 501 Orchard road, Wheelock Place, #03-18/19. Telephone 6736 4986 or download from the website at www.epson.com.sg Subject: Digital paintings of Singapore nature. Open to: All citizens and residents of Singapore. Prizes: 28 finalists will be exhibited in the epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery from 17 September until October 2004.

MONTAGE 2004 – MAGIC OF LIGHT

Admission: Free Enquiries: Tel 6339 3068

CLANG - A SELF PORTRAIT When: 10 June – 21 July 2004 Hours: 12.00 – 7pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays.

Felix Tan Thiam Kim

Where: Jendela, The Esplanade.

Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Public holidays.

Pierre et Gilles

Featuring: New York-based John Clang’s conceptual photography installation – a visual diary of his feelings and expressions on issues relevant to his identity as a Singaporean.

When: 17 June – 18 July 2004

Admission: Free

Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 pm daily, extended hours on Fridays until 9pm.

Enquiries: The Esplanade - phone 6828 8377

Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road.

NO ABSOLUTE ZERO

Featuring: This photo exhibition presents the works of contemporary French artists Pierre et Gilles, whose stylized portraits are created in the tradition of glamour photography. With a mixture of artifice and reality, the artists stage their images with props, costumes and lighting.

Hours: 12.00 – 7pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays.

Admission: $3 Adults, $1.50 students and senior citizens. Free entry on Fridays from 6pm-9pm. Enquiries: Tel 6332 3222

When: 10 August – 21 August 2004

More pictures from the great Gilles and Pierre Beautiful Dragon’s launch

Where: NUS Museum Visiting Exhibition Gallery. Featuring: An exhibition of entries from ‘The Magic of Light’ Photography Competition. Admission: Free Enquiries: 68744616

LITTLE KINGDOMS

When: 1 June – 27 July 2004

Where: Library@esplanade, The Esplanade. Featuring: A Dance Photo Exhibition. A tenth year retrospective event of the ARTS FISSION company. Admission: Free Enquiries: The Esplanade - phone 6828 8377

SENSUALITY IN SINGAPORE

"PAINTING IN TIME"

When: 19 August – 3 October 2004 Hours: Daily Where: The Tunnel, The Esplanade. Featuring: A collection of coloured photographs by Desmond Foo which offer a fascinating glimpse into the environment, social and cultural conditions of children living around the Himalayan region. These endearing portraits capture today’s youth in their own backyard going about their routine chores in life, playing and working. The series was photographed in Nepal, Central and Far West Tibet, Southwest China, the Zanskar region and in North India. Admission: Free Enquiries: The Esplanade - phone 6828 8377

WHEN A BODY MEETS A BUILDING When: 13 August – 24 August 2004 Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 7pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Where: SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, 4th Floor, 1 Sarkies Road. Featuring: A solo exhibition by Michael Lee Hong Hwee. Using Multi media including film, photography and installation, Michael explores the boundaries and fictional relationships between the human body and architecture. Admission: Free Enquiries: Phone 6833 9314

Yang Tien

RAIN OR SHINE –41+PIX By Brian B Rasic

Thierry Delarue

SPECIAL EVENTS

When: 25 June – 11 July 2004 Hours: 11.00 – 8.30pm Where: The Photographers Gallery, 140 Hill Street, MITA Building, #01-02 Featuring: 'Sensuality' is a product of a year's work in Singapore, by Australian born Photographer Thierry Delarue, focusing on defining the meaning of 'sensuality' through the Asian female form, playing with light and shadow on black and white prints. Admission: Free Enquiries: Phone 68373886 www.info@tpgallery.com.sg

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PHOTOSHOP WORLD ASIA 04 – ASIAS ONLY 100% PHOTOSHOP EXPERIENCE

When: 7 July 2004 Hours: 9am – 5pm Where: Raffles City Convention Centre, Canning Room.

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When: 11 June until 15 August 2004 Hours: 11 a.m. - 9 pm daily. Where: epSITE, Epson Imaging Gallery – Wheelock place #03-18/19, Orchard Road. Featuring: Work by local artist, Yang Tien. “Painting in Time” explores the perception and inherent forms of the phenomenal world in time using digital media. Through eight series of paintings totaling over a hundred pieces, the viewer is drawn into a deeply psychological journey that offers many surprises. This experience is then uniquely extended into the time dimension with the paintings or “cells” animated digitally and presented through projections. From this point onwards, Yang Tien’s work enters an uncharted realm in art and offers an original and undefined experience. Admission: Free Enquiries: Tel 6736 4986 Website: www.epson.com.sg

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Konica Photo Express Chinatown Colour Centre, ....................People's Park Centre #01-05

Foto Fast Digital Centre Pte Ltd, ...............................Midlink Plaza #01-10 Good View Photo Studio, .................Blk 106 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1870 GP2 Colour Lab, .......................................Blk 63B Lengkok Bahru #01-360 GP2 Colour Lab, ......................................................Tampines Mart #01-21 Kim Sheng Photo Express, ......................Thomson Imperial Court #B1-02 M.S. Colour, ...............................................Blk 102 Yishun Ring Rd #01-129 Zest Photo & Trading, ...............................................Eastpoint Mall #01-04 Zodiac Color Finishing, ..........................Blk 305 Woodlands St. 31 #01-79

Clubs / Societies Anderson Junior College,....................................4500 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 Anglican High Photographic Society,...................600 Upper Changi Rd Catholic Junior College,.....................................................129 Whitley Rd Contax Club Singapore, ....66 Tannery Lane #04-01 Sindo Industrial Bldg Damai Secondary School,...................................4800 Bedok Reservior Rd Hwa Chong Junior College Photographic Society,....661 Bukit Timah Rd ITE Bukit Batok Photographic Club.............................20 Bukit Batok St.21 ITE Dover Photographic Club..................................................20 Dover Drive Objectifs-Centre for Photography and Filmmaking,..12A Liang Seah St. LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, ....................................90 Goodman Rd National Junior College Photographic Society,..................37 Hillcrest Rd Nature Photographic Society (Singapore), ..........................1 Preston Rd Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, .......................................111 Middle Rd Nanyang Junior College Photographic Society, 128 Serangoon Ave 3 Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Design, ...........180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 NTU Photo-Videographic Society, Students Affair Office, Nanyang Ave NUS Photographic Society, .............Yusof Ishak House, 31 Kent Ridge Rd Raffles Junior College, ..................................................53 Mount Sinai Rd Republic Polytechnic, .............................Tanglin Campus 1 Kay Siang Rd SAFRA Photographic Club, ...................................5200 Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore Polytechnic Photographers, ..............................500 Dover Rd St Andrew’s Junior College Photographic Society, ..............2 Malan Rd Swiss Cottage Secondary School................................3 Bukit Batok St.43 Temasek Junior College Photography Society, .........22 Bedok South Rd The Photographic Society of Singapore,30 Selegie Rd Selegie Arts Centre Victoria School Photographic Society,..................................2 Siglap Link

Cafe / Restaurant McCafe,..........................................................Great World City #01-25/26 McCafe,...............................................Marine Cove, East Coast Parkway McCafe,........................................................................Jurong Point #01-31 McCafe,...................................................(Terrace Plaza) Shaw House #B1 McCafe,..............................................................United Square #B1-11/12 McCafe,.............................................................................West Coast Park

Retailers / Others Alan Photo Trading, ..............................................Sim Lim Square #01-38 Active Foto, ...........................................................Sim Lim Square #02-77 Active Foto, ............................................................Sim Lim Square #04-74 BestCam Photo Pte Ltd, .......................................#01-41 Peninsula Plaza Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Century, .......................Century Square #04-4/05 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-East Point, ......................Eastpoint Mall @02-06/07/08 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Great World, ....................Hougang Point #01-08 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Hougang, .........................Thomsom Plaza #03-31 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-IMM, ......................................IMM Building #02-38 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Juction 8, ....Junction 8 Shopping Centre #03-02 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Katong, .........Parkway Parade Complex #02-33 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Ngee Ann, ....Ngee Ann City Podium #05-01/05 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Plaza Singapura, .........Plaza Singapura #04-09/12 Best Denki (S) Pte Ltd-Thomson, ..........................Thomsom Plaza #03-31 Camera Hospital,...................................................Sunshine Plaza #01-67 Cathay Photo Store (Pte) Ltd, .........................Peninsula Plaza #01-11/14 Cathay Photo Store (Pte) Ltd, .............................Marina Square #02-219 Chan Brothers Travel Pte Ltd, ............................Fook Hai Building #07-01 Charlie Lim Photography, ...................Blk 2 Alexandra Distripark #03-09 Convergent Systems (S) Pte Ltd, .........................Sim Lim Square #06-12 EastGear.com, ......................................................Peninsula Plaza #02-02 Elais Mart, ...............................................................Sim Lim Square #01-09 Francis Studio Classic, .....................Peninsula Shopping Centre #01-20 George Photo,.......................................Blk1 Changi Village Rd #01-2000 Hasselblad Customer Service Centre, ...................11 Chang Charn Rd #06-01 Shriro House Hotprint Pte Ltd, ...........................................China Square Centre #01-38 Instant Digital Services, ............................................OUB Building #01-00 John 3:16 Photo Supplies, .................................Funan The IT Mall #03-37 Mega Fotofinish Digital Zone, ................................Crosby House #01-00 Magnificient Snap,...............................................Marina Square #02-246 Memory World (S) Pte Ltd, ...................................Sim Lim Square #04-12 Memory World (S) Pte Ltd, ................................Funan The IT Mall #05-17 M S Color Service, .........................Blk 711 Ang Mo Kio Central #01-3501C Parisilk Electronics & Computers Pte Ltd, .....................15A Lorong Liput ( Holland Village) Pic And Pixel Singapore Pte Ltd, .................Funan The IT Mall #04-12/13 Picture Me Digital Technology, ....................Suntec City Mall #03-47/49 Pro-M Photo, .........................................................Peninsula Plaza #02-62 RGB Color Pte Ltd,...................................................Premier Centre #01-01 Ruby Photo,........................................Peninsula Shopping Centre #01-01 Sinvision Pte Ltd,.....................................................Sim Lim Square #05-06 SingPost Post Office-Bedok Central,...................Blk 218 Bedok North St.11 SingPost Post Office-Kent Ridge,........................Yusof Ishak House (NUS) SingPost Post Office-Killiney Rd,..............................................1 Killiney Rd SingPost Post Office-Robinson Rd,....................................71 Robinson Rd SingPost Post Office-Singapore Post Centre,.....................10 Eunos Rd 8 Standard Photo Pte Ltd, .........................................Millenia Walk #02-25B The Camera Workshop,..........Peninsula Hotel Shopping Centre #01-31 T.K.Fototechnic,..........................................................Shaw Towers #02-45 Wow Studio Pte Ltd,....................................Tan Boon Liat Building #04-06

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