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It’s Free! A Hardware Zone Publication Issue 14 · January 2005 Cover photo by John Cosgrove using a Nikon F6

Theme for this month:

For the Love of Film What are you? A negative or positive shooter?

Learning to drive the Nikon F6 Nikon’s latest pro level film camera

Yian arrives in Gaza

Our intrepid correspondent travels into danger

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s e t o N s ’ Editor

Photo by Charles Lim Thow Teck



John Cosgrove (

Deputy Editor

Kath Cosgrove (


Yain, Eddie Sung,Andy Wee, Chris Yap, Scott Woodward and Phua Soon Chim


Senior Designer

Tan Li Yong


Cally Han


Media Director

Jereme Wong

Media Manager

Hazel Lee

Media Executives

Irene Tan, Chua Ying Kai, Kwan Chung Howe

Media Planner

Dana Lim

Events Manager

Germaine Lee

Events Assistant

Marilyn Khoo


Circulation Director

Poh Swee Hong

Marketing Executive Ismet Bachtiar Circulation Assistant Wendy Lim

Planes, Tiger Girls, Film, Snakes, Passion, Vietnam and iPods The other day I was sitting around considering my options about what to write for this months editorial, after all the four weeks prior to this deadline have been so busy. I’ve been out testing the new Nikon F6 pro level film camera shooting flowers and kids. Mind you it was a bit of a shock having to use film again after so many years of using digital. I had listened intently for six hours to Greg Gorman at the EPSON Faces of Fame show held at Suntec, dutifully noting down the relevant points (see page 05) and since then have become very motivated towards natural light portraiture. I still have a long way to go but his tricks and tips on using Photoshop and shooting people were later incorporated into my next speaking engagement, SITEX, and there I ran myself horse over the following four days walking listener’s through the digital workflow. It was then off to West Coast Park to conduct the first in the series of “Picture this” workshops and competitions at the new McDonalds McCafe there. Many thanks to all who took part and supported us. Without a break Epson then flew me to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, for one day to present at their digital art road show. Whenever I go to another city and

because the trips are often short stays, I’m always prepared to sacrifice the comfort of the hotel bed for a sunrise shooting excursion and so armed with my trusty Canon G6 I headed off to the nearby markets to shoot traders, snakes in bottles and the millions of motorcyclists that invaded the streets of the city each day. Back home to Singapore late on that same night after the show, I was again up early and off to the Laguna golf course to conduct a golf shoot there with 16 very capable sporting photographers. What fun we had there, a couple of very friendly Tiger Beer girls kept us smiling in the rain with lots of sponsers product, lots of great golf action on hand, the privilege of having SM Goh appear for us to photograph in action, and for me, lots of low flying planes landing at nearby Changi to capture. It almost nearly made up for recent disappointments, which include losing my precious iPod (full of 10 GB of images) and slipping in the rain earlier that same day and smashing the lens on my Nikon D100. But November and December were always going to be busy months for the PHOTOi as not only have we redesigned the whole magazine but we also made time to sit down and map out all the events we are going to host in ’05. We

are planning some really unique events for photographers in ’05 so stay tuned and watch out for the notices. Expect events that could involve careers and cars, bikinis and poodles. My friend and extremely talented photographer Chris Yap, has just came back from attending the Chobi Mela III exhibition in Bangladesh where he was part of a large contingent of Singaporean photographers who attended this amazing bi-annual photo event. Chris discovered that only one-thing matters in photography – passion and in his article on page 06 he raises some very good points about what we all need to do to promote photography both here in Singapore and on the worldwide stage. Over the next few months we are holding our first every readers survey so please help us out and log onto to take part. Tell us honestly what you like or dislike and want to see in coming issues of PHOTOi. Take care out there and build the passion for photography Mr John the PHOTOi man


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Managing Director

Eugene Low

Product Manager

Joe Ang

Printed by: Fontcraft Printing(S) Pte Ltd Cover photo by: John Cosgrove taken with a Nikon F6 PHOTOi™ A Hardware Zone Magazine published monthly by Hardware Zone Pte Ltd 20, Ayer Rajah Crescent, #09-04/05/11/12 Singapore 139964 Tel: (65) 68722-725 Fax: (65) 68722-724 URL: MITA permit Number (P) 033/10/2004 All content copyright © 2004 PHOTOi Copyright © 2004, Hardware Zone Pte Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine shall be reproduced in any form without the written consent from the Publisher. Comments, opinions and views of individual contributors expressed in the magazine do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher. Under no circumstances whatsoever shall the magazine/publisher be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the information made in the magazine. All views, opinions used in this publication are based on the prerogative and expertise of the writer(s) serving the respective market and readership of which the publication and products are marketed in.

Contents 07 News

16 Readers’ Galleria


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Readers’ Galleria

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Were you at Sitex? Or the Picture This event at West Coast Park with McDonald’s?

Eddie Sung interviews Andy Wee about his light painting series created from smoke.


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Photo Events

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Master of their Crafts

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Hands On

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Hot Items

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Digital Darkroom

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Thru Kath’s Lens

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Yian on the Move

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Distribution Points

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17 Postcards Scott Woodward walks the street of India’s capital city New Delhi and discovers inspiration.

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News · Snaps


Latest News


The Camera workshop

Photos by Russel Wong

with his camera over the past 25 years.


Russel Wong is famous worldwide for his striking and exceptional portraits of some of the most glamorous and illustrious personalities from all walks of life who have taken centre stage in his portrait photography. Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Joan Chen, Kenzo, Zhang Ziyi, John Galliano, Wynton Marsalis, Paloma Picasso, Richard Gere, Oliver Stone, Aishwarya Rai... are some of the subjects that Wong has captured

Photographs (1980-2005) Proudly presented by The Singapore Art Museum. A solo exhibition by one of Asia's leading celebrity photographers is the largest photographic exhibition ever dedicated solely to a Singaporean photographer and his international portfolio.

For the first time, the public are invited to a rare treat - to revisit movie-set photographic experiences with Wong. This special exhibition features Wong's photography & experiences whilst shooting some of the most stunning sets and actors in Asian cinema history. For the first time also, the exhibition opens up aspects of Wong's practice that is rarely if ever exhibited in a public space. Images from his travelogues, nature shots, and more conceptual and personal images are carefully selected and brought together for insights into the practice, motivations, processes and philosophy of this photographic artist. The exhibition opens at Singapore Art Museum with a gala event on January 7th and will run till February 20, 2005. For more information, visit

The popular second hand camera and retail outlet,The Camera Workshop, in the Peninsular Hotel Shopping Centre has undergone a major facelift. Their ground floor shop has expanded in size by taking over the neighbouring shop and gaining a new entrance way.

Marathon Winner

The prize giving for the Canon/Digital Life Photo Marathon was held recently and Mr Peh Siong San took out the overall prize which included a Canon 20D and fast 2.8 lens, an iMac and iPod

Sitex Winners




Grand Prize Winner Professional Category presented by Canon: Midnight Café by Lau Wai Mun Francis (Writer/ Director), Grand Prize Winner Media Students Category presented by DMH: “Hong Xian” Strings by Jann Chong/ Jon Lim (Writer/ Producer/ Director), Grand Prize Winner Open Category presented by Snazzi*: The Match by Henky Toha (Writer), Best Technical Award presented by Canon: On My Way by Yuan Jia (Producer)/ Tony Shen (Editor), Best Direction Award presented by MediaCorp Channel 5: “Hong Xian” Strings by Jann Chong/ Jon Lim (Writer/ Producer/ Director), Audience Choice Award presented by UOB: “Hong Xian” Strings by Jann Chong/ Jon Lim (Writer/ Producer/ Director).

01: Winner: Leong Kin Wai Voter winner: Sean Tan 02: Winner: Wong Chek Poh’ Voter winner:Tan Li Ping 03: Winner: Rex Lim Yam Huat Voter winner: Johan B. Ismail 04: Winner: Marc Aviles Voter winner:Tan Mei Ling 03


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Winners for December 2004

Winners for November 2004 Winner Name: Kelvin Koh Sian Joo Country: Singapore

Winner Nguyen Huyen Vu Country: Vietnam

Vote Winner Name: Bernard Ong Kay Heng Country: Singapore

Winner Kelvin Koh

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Vote Winner Name: Aung Myoe Country: Union of Myanmar

Winning photography by Kelvin Koh

Winning photography by Nguyen Huyen Vu

Tommy Low was standing behind the performers for a different perspective at the recent buskers festival. Shooting with his Canon 10D and sigma 12-24mm lens. He captured this great picture with his shutter set on 1/8th of a second and aperture of f6.7. “I was using flash to add drama and freeze moments, this explains why the crowd and some of the flame was frozen in the shot.” Added Tommy.

News · Snaps


Latest News

Winners from NGC

Top flight workshops for Asia Photographers wishing to learn photojournalism from the best in the business will take note of the wonderful courses being offered by top photojournalists in Asia in the coming months. At Objectifs in Singapore there is the personal photo project by Magnum photographer ChienChi Chang from April 14 to 17, 2005. This renowned Taiwanese photographer and member of Magnum Photos, will be conducting his first ever four-day workshop in Asia where participants will learn to find story ideas in their own experiences. Submissions for this workshop close at the end of January. So contact now for more details. Up north in Cambodia the famous VII group of photographers are hosting VII Workshops with Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, James Nachtwey. On Assignment at ANGKOR WAT during February 2005 are three one-week long workshops to give committed photographers the opportunity to photograph and discuss their

work in one of the most photogenic and enigmatic locations in the world. The 3 workshops planned will accomodate just 16 fee-paying places on each. In addition there will be up to 4 local photographers from Indochina whose places will be sponsored. The workshops will begin with a portfolio review. Students will then work around a shooting schedule photographing within the temple complex. Participants will wander with the tutors thru the sacred ruins and surrounding villages. The groups will also spend one night inside the temple area in a local teak house on stilts. In addition to the majestic scenery of the jungle and temples there are plenty of opportunities for portrait photography: local markets, village life along the lake and rivers, night-life in Seam Reap. During the middle of the day you can discuss your pictures and portfolios with Knight, Kratochvil and Nachtwey and read and relax.

Also from VII Photo are a series of workshops starting in mid-2005, where selected students will spend a week-long workshop designed to teach feature essay pictures and the ethics of photojournalism. Conducted by award winning photojournalist, John Stanmeyer, he will also be joined by other VII photographers and major photo editors who will use Bali as a backdrop to teach students on how to tell stories with pictures and the ethics when working on long documentary projects. For more details on these Bali workshops contact Wayan at

Clubsnapper Lam Wah Khuen, from Singapore, was the big winner in the recent NGC/Sony Accessories Digital Photography Contest, jointly organised by National Geographic Channel and Sony Accessories. His photo of a grasshopper eating a leaf won for him the grand prize of a Sony DSC-V3 and accessories, a one years subscription to NG and in July Lam will join top NG shooter Joe McNally on a six day NGC photo expedition workshop being held in Santa Fe, USA. Grand Prize Winner - The Eating Pattern Photo by : Lam Wah Khuen Country : Singapore 2nd Prize Winner - The Joy Of Childhood Photo by : Edwin Loyola Country : Philippines Prize: Sony Handycam PC-350 and accompanying accessories

Visit for more details. Photos by Gary Knight

Go Go Golfing…

Charity through the lenses

It wasn’t the pretty and very friendly Tiger Beer girls, nor was it the slicing and chipping of a hundred golfers in action and it defiantly wasn’t the lure of an the easy paid job that most will remember about their day at Laguna National Golf Course. It was for most the first time they had ever had the chance to photograph SM Goh in action. The former PM showed great style and poise when he faced the lenses on the 10th green from many of the 16 photographers who joined PHOTOi Editor John Cosgrove for a day on the greens at a recent event organised by the FAS for their sponsors. After completing their paid job, the team was then let loose on the unsuspecting golfers, many actually admitted later that when faced with a barrage of long lenses and shutters they had to lift their game to look good for the cameras. The action was there for all to shoot despite the low flying 747’s and 340’s. Many thanks to all who took part and check out the great pics on CS.

NYAA’s Young Photographers Network (YPN) project for the President’s Challenge 2004 raised $15,000 for charity. The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chan Soo Sen recently hosted a luncheon to thank the sponsors and supporters of the Charity for the Lenses project. In his address, the Minister thanked the various corporations for their strong support towards the NYAA and urged them to continue to support towards youth development in Singapore. The Minister then presented the supporters of the NYAA with a book, titled ‘While You Were Sleeping’ a collection of images by Darren Soh, a NYAA Gold Award Holder and a founding member of the YPN. The book had been personally autographed by President S R Nathan.

Hasselblad Be There Series

Epson winners


Photos by Jereme Wong


Talented photojournalist and teacher, Wayne Umehara, presented the latest in the series of Hasselblad Be there” talks at the newly opened SAFRA Telok Blangah facility.

talk was the fourth in the series. To a packed hall Wayne kept the large crowd entertained with stories about his photographic experiences both here in Singapore and in America.

Presented by Shriro and Hasselblad, Wayne’s

The next talk is by Mr Yip Hoi Kee, a well-known

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Singapore did very well at the recent EPSON Photo Contest with winners in the Nature & Human Life Photo Awards. In the Human Life Photo section Christopher Palm, Watson Lau, Goh Wee Seng, Alan Everid, Yen Meng Jiin, Sng Teck Kheng and Soh Kee Tiong Alex all gained awards while in the Nature Photo section Soh Kee Tiong Alex, Joey Yuen and Teh Choon Kiat also gained awards. Talented young student photographer Leonard Goh was awarded an honourable mention for his Dhaka diary photo in the Colour Imaging Award – Photo section. Joining Christopher Plum on stage to receive their overall winners awards in Tokyo recently were also Muhammad Bazuki from Malaysia who took home two top prizes, S Paul from India, Stiana Tanti from Indonesia and Saharat Senanunsakul from Thailand. Well done guys.

photographer and photographic teacher. His presentation will also be held at the new SAFRA Telok Blangah facility on January 28, 2005, starting at 7.30pm. Goh


Latest News

Product Launches

E300 arrives

Version 3.0 of the 123 of Digital Imaging Interactive Learning Suite is released

Text and photos by John Cosgrove

"world's first" Supersonic Wave Filter that vibrates at 350,000 times per second to shake off dust (a common problem with all SLR cameras). Mr. Seiki Yamamoto, Division Manager, Olympus Imaging Singapore, and Olympus Visionary and noted nature photographer, John Arifin, (pictured) recently conducted a series of workshops on how to get the most out of this new entry level digital SLR. The response justified the high level of interest and hype with more than 100 pre-orders for the E-300 being taken at Sitex.

At the recent Sitex Show in Singapore, Olympus unveiled their new E-300 digital SLR which had been earlier announced at Photokina 2004, and

was one of the most anticipated digital SLR’s in Singapore. Based on the award-winning pure digital FourThirds System, it incorporates a

In the words of Greg Gorman

A summary of the key points of interest from the recent Greg Gorman workshop held by EPSON in Singapore Text and photos by John Cosgrove

Original photos by Greg Gorman

Priced to compete aggressively against the Nikon D70 and Canon EOS300D, the new Olympus E300 offers eight megapixel capture, JPEG plus Raw simultaneous capture, a wide range of excellent Zuiko lenses built specifically for Olympus digital SLRs and all packaged in a unique body style that uses a side swing mirror prism design. Priced from SD$1799 the kit comes inclusive of a 14-45 (28-90) zoom lens.

8: Initially Greg felt digital photography was just a good excuse for poor photography but by 1999 he realised that many of his images where being finished by photo editors and he wanted to remain in total control of his vision so he had to learn all he could about digital photography workflows and printing. “It’s amazing how far we have come in such a short time from a technical point of view, but it’s still the eye of the person taking the picture that matters so never rely on Photoshop.” 9: Using minimal backdrops and props Greg shoots using a Canon EOS-1DS 35mm digital camera “Which gives me the quality of a medium format but without all the weight and hassle.”

1: Surround your self with a good team; make up artists and stylists who share your vision and an assistant that knows their place.

4: There is a certain point in time where you can only give people so much direction, all you can do is set up the lights, hold the vision and let them go.

2: Talk to your subjects honestly and openly to gain their trust and confidence, and then always involve them in the creative process.

5: Whenever you have a radical feature on the face sometimes its better not to hide it, instead accentuate it.

10: “Now I am shooting more natural light rather than in the studio because the digital camera has great contrast ratios and I feel you would be very hard pressed to get that out of film.”

3: For many talent clients Greg shoots a whole bunch of different magazine covers all in one go, then the talent sends these carefully selected images off to the various high profile magazines that have requested them. This allows him to control the vision and he also gets the added promotion from multiple magazines running his pictures on their covers. The talent pays for it all, “I couldn’t live on what magazines pay”.

6: Never act like an uptight fool around talent, be up front to them and talk to them as a human being, if you don’t they will eat you alive. Most are okay, it’s just the latest young stars and starlets that will give you the hardest time; they haven’t learnt the value of publicity and forming a good working relationship with photographers.

11:If you have a client still trying to work in the analogue film age, point out that in the three minutes or so it takes to review a Polaroid you can shoot another 30-40 pictures for them to look at, more images shot for less money – it’s a quick and simple way to convince clients of the value of digital.

7: Many great photos come from the evolution of spending quality time with your subjects.

The shooting workflow

Greg shoots inside with big wide reflector Breezer lights or outside using just natural light. As he is a big fan of window light, he has constructed a portable light cage/studio with three sides black and one translucent silk, and mounted it on his roof above his home studio.

A: Sit down over a meal and talk to your subject, study their face and look for angles. (Greg uses food prepared by his personal chef to break the ice). B: Shoot natural light where possible. C: Shoot RAW/JPEG combinations and use the JPEGs to edit and review then match them to the RAW’s and do a full edit on individual pictures. D: With guys you can shoot using more dramatic light but girls need softer more glamorous lighting

and to get this he shoots with a bounce mounted just under the main light to soften the shadows. E: He always shoots with music in the studio as it helps set the mood, if you don’t it can give the talent or their managers time to think and that’s what you don’t want when you are trying to create your vision. F: To open up the eyes he shoots from slightly above them or for less he shoots from just below the eye line. G: Get your subjects body language right by getting them to lean into the picture so that they appear to be moving as it adds impact to a photo. H: Make sure that all your devices from your computer to printer and paper are always properly calibrated and then in Photoshop CS look at

The very popular and highly interactive 123 of digital imaging electronic book combines several digital photography books into one comprehensive Interactive Learning Suite. It covers digital imaging via a three step workflow: 1. Understanding digital imaging and digital camera selection, 2. Enhancing your images in the "pixelroom", and 3. How to manage, view, share, and print your images. The DVD is packed with more than 2,500 screen-size pages filled with thousands of colourful graphics and animations and comes in three Selectable User Levels Starter sections with simplified and synthesized content which are ideal for users with little time and who want to keep it simple. The essential sections get the reader up to speed quickly and are a must read for most beginners. The image editing tutorials in the essential sections are based on Adobes Photoshop Elements 2 and 3. And finally there are advanced sections with more indepth and detailed, even technical at times tips and guides. The image editing tutorials in these sections are based on Adobes Photoshop 7 and CS. Check out for more details.

Fuji Xerox’s new Singapore Epicentre

12: Reformat you cards in camera at the start of each session, that way you will always have the best storage facility on hand.

burning and dodging the eyes and backgrounds, use the healing brush and patch tools to fix all blemishes and skin imperfections, use the liquify tool to squeeze faces and make people sit up more or smile, convert to black and white using Greg’s own personal method, available for download on his website, and then always print your pictures as they would be displayed – Greg uses several large light boxes set at 5000K to review all his A4 and A3 images which he outputs from his EPSON 4000 and Stylus Pro 2100 printers. Finally: “When you are establishing your style have a vision and don’t be afraid to get very vocal about it.” Greg Gorman 2004

Fuji Xerox Singapore have recently opened their new USD$5million Epicenter at their Singapore HQ at 80 Anson Road. The new competency centre spans 22,000 sg ft over four levels. This is the fourth Epicenter to open in Asia and inside the Executive Print Innovation Center you will find the latest tools for the digital printing trade with live demonstrations of Fuji Xerox’s end to end solutions including the iGen3, the fastest professional colour digital printing press available. A host of well equipped seminar and training rooms are available to the five professional staff there to assist customers with their printing needs and find suitable solutions. PHOTOi | JAN 2005 · 05

News · Report


Text and photos by Chris Yap was overlooked to ensure that maximum exposure was achieved. In doing so, they play an important role in getting recognition for their own photographers beyond their country’s shores. Our own Singapore Embassy, should have a thing or two to learn from them. *hint hint*

The passion of photography Why is the best festival of photography in Asia hosted in Bangladesh? (Though, they will have you know they are part of a Majority World rather than a Developing Country or Third World.) Chobi Mela (literally translated means ‘Photography Fair/Festival’) held such an attraction for me, only because it’s in Asia and it is BIG. The 2005 event was the third time this bi-annual event was being held there and I wanted to know what it was all about. Why was it being held in Bangladesh and what could I have shared with them in terms of digital photography? Will I get any answers? Well, when I got there, I got all my questions answered and much more besides. Chobi Mela was borne out of necessity through the dedicated enthusiasm of one single man, Dr Shahidul Alam, who, despite his doctorate in Chemical Engineering, found his real passion was in photography. There were already numerous photographic festivals around the world, though most of them are in America or Western Europe. Even Africa has the Bamako Festival in Mali. Asia, sadly, did not have a single international festival of photography until Chobi Mela came along six years ago. Since then, both China and Japan have started their own Photography Festivals. But the bi-annual Chobi Mela has grown so big now that this year there where more than 40 exhibitions. Sadly, they had to turn away many strong entries from some of the countries that have their own festivals! It has truly become a world class photography event. I was sent by Epson on a mission to produce the show using Epson’s 7600 and 9600 printers and to train their local distributor on the fine art of inkjet printing. My personal endeavor was to bring digital photography closer to photographers there, where digital photography has only just found a foothold. It wasn’t difficult to convince the

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organizers to convert to inkjet because in the past major shows were “stalled” at Customs awaiting “administrative fees” to clear them -- some since 6 years ago. During the last show, Tay Kay Chin had suggested to Shahidul that we should produce subsequent Chobi Mela images digitally through inkjet printing, especially since technology has moved so far ahead since the first show. For this festival, photographers only had to send their digital images via the Internet, or CDs. Many photographers still preferred bringing their own prints (some were also printed with inkjet technology as most preferred to do their own color management). The last I heard, before I left, was that Dick Doughty’s show was still stuck at customs. I had, with foresight, produced a second copy of another show for him before I left. But thankfully, the majority of the photographers’ shows were cleared this time. I also noticed that there was a strong Singapore presence in this years show. Tay Kay Chin and Darren Soh had exhibited and helped set up quite a number of other shows for the last Chobi Mela and so they were also instrumental in the way Chobi Mela has gone digital. Leonard Goh had already been in Bangladesh 6 months earlier to help secure sponsorships and set up their current website. Epson (Partner) and Canon (Associate Partner) were contacted through Singapore. I conducted digital photography/printing lessons to the staff, students and photographs of Drik, and produced about 600 prints for this Festival. I hadn’t seen any other country do as much. *pats on backs, buddies!* As I was producing the show, I noticed many big and famous photographers were attending the festival. There were Reza Deghati (Iranian photographer, famous for his coverage of the life of Afghan warlord Ahmad Shah Massoud), Raghu Rai (Magnum Photographer), Morten Krogvold

(Hasselblad Master, an portrait photographer of Norway), Pedro Meyer (the grandfather of Mexican Photography who ranged the digital frontier when it first started), Peter Fryer (Documentary Photographer), Rupert Grey (Image Copyright issues), Dick Doughty and Barbara Stauss (Photo editing). Our very own Tay Kay Chin, Darren Soh, then Chih Wey, Zhang Wubin and myself showed as well. I must say that we were some of the few who decided to show in color and technology had definitely worked in our favor! *wink* In total, 91 photographers from ten countries took part in this exhibition. As a photographer and printer, it was indeed a great pleasure to be able to see and work with all of these people up close and personal! It is also important to note that the history of Bangladesh photography was not forgotten. Four legendary photographers of Bangladesh were awarded the 'Chobi Mela Lifetime Achievement Award’ for their outstanding contributions to the field of photography: Golam Kashem Daddy, Alokchitracharya Manzoor Alam Beg, Amanul Haque and Shamsul Islam Almazi. This reminds me a little of the work that Alex Moh (Malaysian Photographer) did in KL in curating the retrospective collection of photographers’ works at their National Art Gallery.

The festival was held at the Alliance Francaise, British Council, Russian Cultural Centre, Muldhara Auditorium, Goethe Institut Gallery and Drik Gallery. It is also supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Indian Cultural Center. The International embassies have played an important role in supporting photography in Bangladesh for more than a decade now. Beyond just providing the venues and monetary support, they flew in their own photographers, provided support to the photographers logistically and publicity. Nothing

So why were so many photographers from so many different countries appearing at this particular festival in the first place? The answer is simple: RELATIONSHIPS, relationships that Shahidul and his team had cultivated and maintained through the decades; and friendships that were earned through sincerity and hard work. One example of how they build genuine relationships here was a very personal one. Through sheer bad luck, I managed to contract dengue fever while I was there. Scary as it may sound, it certainly wasn’t quite so for me! Shahidul and Rahnuma (Director of Drik) took me to the hospital, later put me up in their home, fed me and had me on 24-hour caresurveillance! They were not the only one who took care of me though, many, many others working at Drik and Pathshala were also on hand to help when I needed it. I was deeply touched by their generosity. What more can anyone say about such hospitality. Another aspect of Bangladeshi culture that has touched me was through my many conversations with the students, photographers, and people of different disciplines. I learnt that photography is not just about finding your vision, your view of the world, and style. But it is also about sharing the same vision of promoting photography as an art form, as a form of communication between cultures, past borders and disciplines. So while I was there, I was not only sharing photography with Actors, Poets, Musician, but even with Mathematicians, Philosophers, Caretakers, Waiters at a restaurant and even the Cook! It was truly liberating to know that photography is something that everyone is interested in and are hungry to know more about! People would stop you to have their picture taken only because you are carrying a camera. Students would bring their portfolio along for you to comment on. Companies would ask how they could contribute to the promotion of photography. Sadly, I have not seen as many “hungry” people here in Singapore. Photography may not be perceived as the “you’lldie-if-you-stop-taking-a-photo” kind of activity it might appear to sometimes be, but it is still taken with a passion over there. I’ve met students who’ve sold their bikes just to be able to study photography. Students who’ve forsaken well-paying jobs to explore photography as a career. Professionals in completely unrelated businesses exploring photography as a business, just because they have been “enpassioned” (read: positively affected) by all the photography! So will we be able to have a show like this in Singapore? Maybe. Only if the people are passionate enough about this craft. Only if relationships were built to passionately communicate this art form through different disciplines, race, language and religion. Only if we can find an identity that would make us stand out from the other festivals around the world. The way to go about it is to cross our own physical borders, reach out to and work with different countries and share same vision for photography.

Photo Events

Show People Words and photos by John Cosgrove and Joe Ang

PHOTOi at Sitex

PHOTOi with the help of Epson, Adobe, Safrotto, Silicon Power, ColorVision and Kingston, held a series of very successful workshops on digital work flow and creative Photoshop at the recent Sitex 2004. Many photographers attending also entered the “Show People” photography competition (results on page2), which saw a wide variety of images captured during the four days of the show. More photos on

“Picture This...” More than 50 photographers turned out on a fine Sunday afternoon recently at West Coast Park to take part in the first of a series of PHOTOi “Picture This…” photo workshops/competitions. The theme was “Fun time @ McDonalds” and photographers were invited to shoot and output pictures that contained a McDonalds theme some where in the frame. Prizes included a Nikon CoolPix 3700 digital camera, Addva 1 Gb SD card, Ennyah 256mgb MP3 player and a Kingston USB 2.0 High speed card reader for a total prize package worth more than $850. Many thanks to all the sponsors including NIKON and EPSON, for supporting us. The winning entry was awarded to Lee Wei Chi while the voters prize went to Andy Teo.

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Hands On

Words and photos by John Cosgrove

Epson CX 4500 Your all in one office solution

As soon as you get a computer you’ll need a good colour printer, a decent enough scanner, a multi card reader, a copier, possibly an external hard drive etc, etc, the list goes on. Well if you are like me then I also need a high-end photo quality printer as well as a general text and photo printer to handle the smaller plain paper jobs. Adding four of these items together in one easy to use device makes pure sense in anyone’s book and EPSON have done just that in the EPSON Stylus™ CX4500 AiO (All in One). The EPSON Stylus CX4500 is a highly efficient printer that comes equipped with INKdividual Durabrite Inks and is capable of PC-less Copying and Photo Printing with its versatile Photo Direct Card Slot for total convenience. You can easily print your digital photos directly from memory cards with Photo Direct software. Up to 5760 x 1440 optimised dpi for high quality printing is available and it can also output BorderFree prints at popular A4 and 4R sizes. The very capable DURABrite™ Ink technology

in INKdividual™ cartridges offer water-resistant, fade-resistant and durable images and helps make sure this AiO gives you durable photoquality prints on both plain paper and specialty media. As a copier it has high speed copying capabilities with a speed of 13cpm for both black and colour from the CIS scanner that requires virtually no warm up time. Operation is extremely simple with a one touch navigation control panel located on the top left hand side.

the DURABrite™ Ink prints and copies was such that I used them often as final proofs for clients. Having a copier/scanner on hand was a real bonus because now there was no more time wasted trying to reconnect cables to my USB ports or finding out which plug powered my stand alone flat bed scanner. Add the bonus of having the 5-in-1 card reader also permanently connected meant I no longer had to go scrounging for card readers from work mates each time my daughters Kodak dCompact needed its SD card downloaded.


Dimensions (WxDxH) 430 x 344 x 170mm

Weight 6.8kg

PRINTER Output type: Colour Print speed (b&w): 15 ppm Print speed (colour): 15 ppm Max resolution (b&w): 5760 x 1440 dpi Max resolution (colour): 5760 x 1440 dpi Ink consumables: DURABrite INKdividual cartridge system MEDIA HANDLING Media type: plain paper, Envelopes, index cards

It also provides for one-click colour restoration to revive your old faded photos, just what the doctor ordered.

Max media capacity: 100 sheets Max document size (print): A4, A5, A6, B6 or Letter size SOFTWARE / SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Using the CX4500 was dead easy. After loading the multifaceted Epson software onto my iBook using OsX 10.2, the Epson smart panel made it so easy to work with and select various options or outputs. In fact it quickly became an integral part of my daily workflow. The high standard of

Additional info (connections): Supported operating system(s) Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 10.2 or later Additional info (connections): 5-in-1 card reader SCANNER Scanner type: Flatbed Optical/interpolated resolution: 600 x 1200dpi

Printing on the go

HP’s new Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer


Weight 1.17kg

Card reader 7 in one reader

Print technology HP Thermal Inkjet

Black best: Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi

Size is everything and yet the current trend is towards more mobile printing and smaller model sizes. When you are out on the road shooting up a storm, its often fun to be able to hand your subjects a quick print instead of promising to send one later and then embarrassingly losing their address.

borderless 4" x 6" colour photo on HP Premium Photo paper, is Memory card compatible for all seven formats, is totally portable with either Battery or AC power capabilities and it’s all wrapped up in a funky white ultra-compact shell that has doors which pop open front and back to load the paper in or output images from.

HP’s new Photosmart 375 Compact Photo Printer offers you that capability. It prints directly from your media card as fast as 45 sec for a

With its integrated multi-slot memory card reader and colour graphic display, it’s easy to print directly from most memory cards. Just

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slot, edit and print. You can even play with your photos a bit by adding fun or even print video clips.

Colour: As fast as 45 sec (borderless 4" x 6" colour photo on HP Premium Plus Photo Paper). Up to 4800 x 1200 optimised dpi on HP Premium Photo Paper

So take it on the road and have some fun, I know I did. Being able to plug in the optional battery pack and then output quality 4R colour prints to hand out to nosy kids, young and old, was such a blast that you will find you will run out of your 100 sheet paper pack real quick as everyone wants a copy.

Compatible operating systems: Microsoft® Windows® 98, 2000 Professional, Me, XP Home and Professional; Mac OS X v10.1.5 or greater External I/O port: 1 USB port, 4 memory card slots, PictBridge LCD screen: 2.5" diagonal (adjustable) LCD Optional: Bluetooth Paper handling: Input tray - Up to 20 sheets (9 mm photo), 26 sheets (7 mm photo); Output tray - Up to 20 sheets (9 mm photo), 26 sheets (7 mm photo) Printer drivers included: Microsoft® Windows®, Macintosh

Hands On

Words and photos by John Cosgrove

Test driving Nikon’s New F6 We all know how men look at cars? It’s an age-old tradition passed lovelingly down from father to son. First we walk slowly around it admiring the view from all angles before solemnly kicking the tires and then checking under the bonnet. Later sitting in behind the steering wheel we try and imagine just two simple things; 1: can we drive it like Mike S? And 2: will she let me buy it? Well, when we lined up at the counter to sample Nikons latest offering, the all new F6, you could see the men automatically clicking back into car sales mode. Nervous hands turned the camera over and over checking to see if the things we are familiar with were still there, Comments like “looks good, great shape, feels better than the F5” abounded as we all endeavored to give the impression to others that we did know a thing or two about Nikons. Next came the juggle, a brief toss to check the weight and a knowing nod followed by “It’s light isn’t it?” Then it was placed to the eye to check the viewfinder and finally we snapped off a couple of frames, as a group we all then turned it over to check the results…WOAH!!! Wait a minute… this is not a digital camera and then hiding behind a nervous laugh to hide our momentary embarrassment we realised the joke was on us. Lately we have become so accustomed to DSLR’s that when Nikon soft launched the latest manifestation of the venerable Nikon F it caught many people out. Why bring out a film only camera when the worm has definitely turned and the digital era is here to stay? Who knows? Mind you it’s still fun to watch people try and view their captures on it. Nikon helped with the joke by mounting a LCD panel data back on the rear. From this LCD panel you can personalize your F6 to work exactly as you want it. There are 41 custom settings in six groups and it includes multiple exposures and interval timer modes. But shooting slow isn’t the only feature of this pro level film camera. In continuous high speed mode it can churn out a very capable 5.5 frames

a second and if you plug in the Li Ion powered multi power battery pack (MB-40) you can easily get 8 fps. While at the other end a super quiet mode (continuous silent mode) gives you 1 fps for nearly silent shooting. This new top of the line film camera is the sixth member of the famous F model SLR family, which started way back in 1959. Having used at one time or another every model since the F2, the F6 I felt was a natural progression considering the technology available today. Smaller and more compact than an F5 it is extremely rich in features. A high precision shutter unit created from Kevlar allows speeds of up to 1/8,000th and there’s even a monitor which scrutinizes each release to compensate should the speed vary even slightly from the calibrated speed. The F6 Mirror Balancer minimizes mirror bounce and extends viewing time, allowing more time for auto focusing and focus tracking. The eleven-area high-speed autofocus system works really well even in vertical mode. Now when shooting a moving subject the F6 doesn’t hunt for the subject as the new dynamic AF mode works very well with the group dynamic AF mode to allow you to capture sharp images, static or moving, all of the time. An AF Area Mode selector on the back helps you choose when and where you want the auto focus to work. Despite all the new advances in camera systems the things that make you buy a Nikon are still there, Quality and innovation. The new 3D colour matrix metering system analyzes numerous aspects of the scene including brightness, contrast, focus area, colour and focusing distance and then compares them to 30,000 stored data image files to help you shoot the best exposure. Flexible centre weighted and spot-metering options give you the ability to set your own limits on these modes, as you would expect on a pro level camera, everything is adjustable and controllable. Now that we’ve looked under the hood, played with all the knobs and input wheels, marveled

at the 21st century technology inside, it’s time to test-drive the F6. It’s light, for one so accustomed in recent years to heavy battery weighted cameras the F6 feels decidedly – light. Helped on by using a pair of lightweight CR1213A Lithium batteries the F6 camera does have a nice balanced feel to it. Arm muscles built up hauling battery monsters around positively bounce when lifting the lightweight F6 and lens. But then this is just an illusion because Nikon has built the F6 to last. The aluminum alloy diecast chassis with its magnesium alloy front body and cover panels are built to take all the punishment you can throw at a camera in usual working conditions. Rubber seals, the right lubricants, extensive and rigorous testing in hot and cold conditions, dust resistance testing, 150,000+ shutter cycle testing and the list goes on. The engineers looked at were the pros where working today and then took all that weather and environment data and built the F6 to survive there. Shooting is a breeze, although I did find I was over compensating for the weight initially. Once you get used to it things became much easier. The selectable AF modes which work very well in both image modes (landscape or portrait), the very accurate metering systems, an extremely bright view finder, and did I mention its lightweight and small size, it all made shooting with the F6 second nature. The only downside is that I have to now remember to change film every 36 frames. Ah! The good ole days of film.


Weight 975g

Picture Format 24 x 36mm (53mm)

Lens Nikon F Mount Inc. AF

Type of camera: Integral-motor autofocus 35mm singlelens reflex with electronically controlledfocal-plane shutter Exposure modes: Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible), Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual Autofocus: TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM2000 autofocus module, Single Servo AF, Continuous Servo AF, Manual AF area modes: 11 focus areas, Single Area AF, Dynamic AF, Group Dynamic AF or Dynamic AF with ClosestSubject Priority Exposure metering: Three built-in exposure meters — 3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted and Spot Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter with built-in Shutter Monitor Shutter speeds: 30 to 1/8,000 s (1/3 steps in S and M modes); Bulb setting available in M mode (Shutter speed can be prolonged to 30 minutes in M mode)

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Thru Kath’s Lens


Reduce wrinkles, whiten tired eyes and reduce highlights

Before digital, touching up photographs such as removing wrinkles at the request of a client was not an easy job. Firstly offending parts of the emulsion on the negative would have to be very carefully removed, this would leave a white area once the negative was printed. A print retouch artist would then finish the job by painting back in the white areas - minus the wrinkles.

level of your retoucher.

This could take several days and several attempts depending on the size of the job and the skill

Clients now know that more can be done to an image than previously on film to make them look

Now this can be done in a matter of minutes. Like most professional photographers, Christmas time for me is one of the busiest times of the year, however, this year, thanks to digital photography and Photoshop, it was even more hectic.

REDUCING WRINKLES > 2 Enlarge the picture to be touched up to 100%.

younger, less flawed or even more glamorous and they are not afraid to ask for it. Three of the more commonly requested ‘touch ups’ that I am asked for are to reduce wrinkles, whiten tired eyes and reduce highlights. Here are my favorite Photoshop methods for correcting these imperfections without the end results looking too false.

Original 1

Select the patch tool from the toolbox and set it to Source in the Options bar. Draw around the wrinkle area to be corrected. Drag the selected area to another part of the face that is free of imperfections and of a similar tone. It is as easy as that but I often feel the results can look too false so I prefer then to go up to Edit and select Fade Patch Selection and then reduce the opacity to about 60%. This reduces the wrinkles rather then removing them completely.


WHITENING EYES > 3 Enlarge the picture to be touched up to 100%. Select the Lasso tool from the toolbox, set the Feather to a radius of 2 pixels, then carefully draw around the whites of the eyes, holding the shift key down each time you need to select another area. Under Actions, select Hue/Saturation. Then under Edit in the Hue/Saturation box choose Reds and drag the Saturation slider to the left (I generally go to about –30 to -40) to remove the redness of bloodshot tired eyes.


Then before clicking OK, choose Master under the same edit box that you chose the Reds from and move the Lightness slider to the right (I generally go to about +8) to whiten the eyes. Click OK and then deselect by pressing Command and D at the same time. A simple and effective method.

REDUCING HIGHLIGHTS > 4 Enlarge the picture to be touched up to 100%. Select the Clone Stamp from the toolbox. Go up to Mode in the Options bar and choose Darken.


Next go to Opacity on the Options bar and reduce it to 50%.

About Kath An award winning women and children photographer. sThe

camera i use: Nikon D100, Canon EOS 1N 1

Pick a larger soft edged brush and then hold down the Option key and click on the ‘perfect’ skin area you wish to source from. Now simply paint over your highlight and watch it disappear. The darken mode only works on the light coloured pixels. So next time Mum, Grandma or even Dad say your photo makes them look a bit old and tired – why not perform a bit of non surgical cosmetic surgery ala Photoshop and give them a touch up!

Final image

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Yian on the Move




The First Step

What is the difference between bargaining for taxi prices in Thailand and Israel? In Thailand, if the driver drops you at the wrong place, you pick up another cab. If he does not like you, you can safely tell him where you think he should take his taxi. In Israel, things are not so simple. You would think that two well-jaded Singaporean veterans of bargaining in Bangkok and Bali would have it easy here, but every transaction and activity is fraught with danger, sometimes imagined, sometimes real. This is compounded with a certain level of ignorance. I do not know how the Arabs and Jews will react to my presence and actions or just how far their reactions are capable of going. Sometimes I don’t even know who is a Jew and who is an Arab. Some of them literally look alike, and they speak each others’ languages fluently. Take as another example of this ignorance this terrible thrill we gave ourselves by walking through the “dark and dangerous” East Jerusalem neighbourhood late one evening and getting lost. After meeting our friends, one of them, a blond, female Norwegian diplomat who told us she lived in that neighbourhood and had no problems walking around there. On the other

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hand, she does drive around the West Bank in a bullet-proof car. Such are the incongruities of the people I have met here. Most of the people I have met are friendly to the extreme. I suppose it must help that I haven’t seen more than three other tourists here, and certainly none from South East Asia. We have been invited into homes of friends’ of friends to witness a celebration of Hanukkah (Jewish festival of lights), into the homes of a random stranger in the Muslim quarter of the old city of Jerusalem, and even to a rave party in Tel Aviv. So this is the first step for me. I have stopped the commercial photography and shut up shop in Paris, moved all my belongings to my parents’ house in Singapore, and have now arrived in Israel. The plan is to spend these first two weeks travelling around the (relatively) touristy sites to give myself a simple introduction to the country. I have somehow or other convinced an otherwise relatively sane lawyer to make this trip with me, and have been (pleasantly?) surprised by the fact that she seems far more comfortable than I to riding the infamous Israeli national buses and shop in crowded market

places (also of dubious fame). I have to point out, just so that my poor mother does not experience a heart attack when she reads this, that I feel very safe in this country. The security precautions the Israelis take make flying into JFK in New York seem like a walk in the park. From the 15 minute individual security check at Bangkok before we boarded the El Al flight, to getting searched when going into Burger King here to use the restrooms all give the impression of a safe place. After my companion leaves, I will spend the next week touring the West Bank and Gaza Strip, before I start to work freelance as a photographer for various news magazines. The current plan is base myself out of East Jerusalem or Ramallah and work in Palestine on several long-term feature stories. A question I have been pondering lately is what should a jaded traveller do. My erudite travelling companion speaks the truth when she says that the solution is to stay in one place. If I had to pick only one place, it would definitely be Singapore for me. However, I think there are quite a few years of wanderlust left in me.

About Yian Award winning young photographer who has been travelling throughout Europe for the past year. Has recently worked as an intern at Paris Magnum. Now he is following his dream of shooting photo stories in some of the worlds high risk areas. sThe

camera i use: Canon EOS1DS


1,2: Monks conducting rites at the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. This church is the holiest site in the world of Christianity, and comprises churches from five different Christian denominations. It is the alleged site of Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. 3: Visitors paying their respects at the Tomb of the Virgin Mary at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

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Text by Eddie Sung · Photos by Andy Wee

The Smoke Light Choreography: A ‘Light Painting’ series by Andy Wee





To Andy Wee, 27, a photographer is a painter of light. It is only befitting that Andy’s X-factor is in his painstaking and elaborate lighting system. Andy claims he only started his commercial photography on a professional basis in February 2003. To him, lighting makes or breaks the image, a photographer must know his light’s behaviour. His focus is being one with the subject, the camera, the lights, the idiosyncrasy of the film in his camera. Andy smokes whenever he’s in deep thought. On one of those moments he decided to capture how smoke dances in the still of the night. “It all happened by accident really. I was assigned to a study project to shoot the characteristic of mist/vapour when I noticed the extraordinary idiosyncrasy of smoke, especially coloured ones. Once the original project was completed, I re-explored the possibility of shooting smoke. It's fun to explore alternative ideas for possibilities beyond my normal genres of photography.” This led from one fascinating image in one particular colour to another … and then another. He ended up with a series of thirteen - all different from each other and yet subconsciously there seems to be a common thread among them. See for yourself – always base your feelings on first impressions. He calls his series of shots ‘Smoke Choreography’.

CAPTION: 01 Jazz - Like this particular genre of music, it’s not smooth but spontaneous. No fixed pattern or rhythm, it’s not difficult to imagine playing a Miles Davis tune accompanying this image. 02 Morning Glory - A flowery imagery that provokes the freshness of new morn air. 03 Michelangelo’s Adam - Another biblical imagery, this time depicting one-half of Michelangelo’s famous painting found in Rome’s Sistine Chapel. You can see Adam’s bent legs at the bottom and his arms are receding from touching God’s out-stretched hands (not shown). 04 Letter Opener - Can also be a dagger. But Andy insists it’s a letter opener, especially true at the top bit of the image. What do you think, folks? 05 Eve and the Serpent - The smooth serpent sensually coils himself around Eve’s body seducing her to commit naughty deeds. Where’s Adam when she needs him?

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“Though it may seem simple to capture, the extensive patience, timing and intuition lies the key to instinctively know when to release the shutter. The images are all exclusive, and are impossible to replicate. Each image is so unique that it permits different interpretations from each individual viewer. The smoke choreography series had taken me not less than three months to fine tune to the point of desired tone, feel and texture. The images were done with only one light source,” added Andy. “I hope that viewers get that same calm and tranquility as I did while capturing the spirit of the experience. But having said that, one can almost feel it a complete experience with accompanying music. Imagine if you will - music by Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, or Enya.” For more from Andy Wee, check out his website at



Faces of Old Delhi

Scott Woodward walks the streets of India

I have long been fascinated by Having called Asia home for nearly a the energy and decade, Scott spirit that is specializes in travel India, a result photography, demonstrating a of the country’s unique, intimate photojournalismcountless style of storytelling through his cultural hues images. and diverse sThe camera: Nikon D70 with AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm lens collections of sWebsite: life. Nowhere is sEmail: this better reflected than on the streets of Old Delhi.

About Scott

English poet and clergyman George Herbert once wrote, “The eyes have one language everywhere.” And after a Sunday afternoon spent in India’s capital, exploring the labyrinthine alleys, swarming bazaars and heaving mayhem that is Old Delhi, I couldn’t help but agree. As I learned, I didn’t need language to communicate; a brief glimpse into my subjects’ eyes and I was captivated by their life stories. The day began at Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market), home to unrelenting traffic and throngs of humanity generating chaos and confusion quite uncharacteristic of one's idea of a leisurely Sunday afternoon. With my escort Jimmy, a tour guide veteran of more than 25 years, leading the way, we weaved our way through the vendors spilling out into the street, hawking everything from peanuts to brassieres. The market was frenetic and filled with colour, an aggressive contrast against the dusty sandstone backdrop of the Red Fort. The cycle rickshaw drivers were bold and chatty, the brightly clothed women offered shy smiles, and the children squealed with delight, their eyes filled with intrigue as their instant images magically appeared on the screen of my digital camera. Amongst all the

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commotion, I wandered a little too far onto the street and came face-to-face with one of Delhi’s hopelessly overcrowded buses. As it slowed to a crawl and squeezed past me, I caught a fleeting glimpse of a small boy gazing out the window, lost in a quiet daydream miles from the confusion of Chor Bazaar. Jimmy escorted me onwards to Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s oldest market, where myriad shops and stalls display a wonderful array of goods, offering a vivid and heady glimpse into Old Delhi life. Children played amongst the heaping baskets of spices on the street as women with gold and crimson bracelets wearily dished out scoops of aniseed, ginger and saffron to their harried customers. From the feverish pace and deafening bartering of the market, Jimmy lead me up the street towards the more serene Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India's largest mosque and a prime example of Mughal architecture. Capable of holding 25,000 worshipers at one time, Jama

s A man peers through the fence outside Qutb Minar,

a large tower built between 1193 and 1369 to symbolize Islamic rule over Delhi and commemorate the victory by Qutab-ud-din over the city's last Hindu kingdom.

Masjid boasts wide red sandstone steps leading to its main entrance where a lone beggar, shrouded in white, stooped on the steps staring forlornly at her filthy bare feet. I ambled by, but her eyes never rose to meet mine, a lifetime of rejection spelled out silently. As we sat perched overlooking the chaos of Old Delhi’s sprawling streets, the narrow galis (lanes) off Chandni Chowk beckoned me. Jimmy volunteered to accompany me through the mazelike paths, so off we wandered, through alleyways barely wide enough for motorcycles to pass, yet boasting such inhabitants as a cow, as well as a full-fledged children’s cricket game in progress. The slender galis were not only home to family dwellings, but tailors, barbershops, food stalls and firecracker shops were all doing a leisurely trade. The quiet calm of the galis was a welcomed reprieve from the streets outside, the men friendly and talkative, their children staring up at me quietly intrigued by the foreigner in their midst.

s Outside Gurdwara Sis Ganj (Sikh Temple), a famous Sikh pilgrimage in Old Delhi, built on the land where the Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, was martyred in 1675.

You can catch Scott’s upcoming “A Visual Journey Through Indochina” exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery in Singapore from 26 January to 7 February 2005 and at Indochine Gallery at Wisma Atria in Singapore from 29 January to 27 February 2005.

Details Where to go Starting at the Red Fort, walk the chaotic streets surrounding this magnificent sandstone bastion and make your way through Chor Bazaar (open on weekends only) and up to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. From there head back to Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi, and weave your way through the frenzied market and its countless narrow lanes and teeming sidewalks, stopping at the Gurdwara Sis Ganj, the famous Sikh pilgrimage in Old Delhi. How much does it cost Everything’s cheap in this area of Old Delhi, but a smart investment would be a local tour guide. He can watch your back – and your gear – as well as take you places you’d probably not explore on your own. Expect to pay the guide about USD$30-50 for the day, including entrance to the monuments.

s A little boy gazes through the window of a passing bus at Sunday’s Chor Bazaar (Thieves Market), home to unrelenting traffic and throngs of humanity generating chaos and confusion quite uncharacteristic of one's idea of a leisurely Sunday.

Master of their Crafts



Text and portrait photos by John Cosgrove, all others by Mr Yip Hoi Kee



Mr Yip Hoi Kee

Early in the 1950’s a ten-year-old boy

received a Kodak Box Brownie camera as a present and this started him on a long and fruitful career as one of Singapore’s eminent photography teachers. Teaching has always been a passion for Mr Yip Hoi Kee and there are many established photographers out there today that have been touched by him. As a student Mr Yip shot all the school events and functions at the Queenstown Secondary School before he decided on a career in education. Starting as a temporary teacher he found he needed a lot of teaching aids. “I can’t draw so I thought using photos would be okay and later the school inspector was very impressed at my skill.” His interest in photography grew and in 1960 he joined the Photographic Society of Singapore to learn more. “They encouraged me to try harder but the learning process in those days at the PSS was very hard so I found out all I could on photography and just kept at it.” “I think that what ever you learn you must share so when I started to teach photography, people started to listen.” Now a full time Lab Assistant at NUS, specialising in photography, Mr Yip started to teach others what he had learnt in photography. “In the 60’s SAFRA were looking for someone to start a club to offer activities to NS men and as I was willing to teach they asked me to help them form one as an advisor.” In between teaching and helping a number of other photographic clubs in Singapore to organise themselves, Mr Yip was awarded an Associateship at the Royal Photographic Society. “I got it in the pictorial section

and it was damm tough, one of the most difficult things I have ever done.” He has many years of experiences in judging International Salons and served in many local Photographic Distinction Examinations. A frequent speaker in seminars and a prime motivator in local photography circles. An educator for more than thirty years, an award winning photographer and publisher of three collaborative photographic books, Mr Yip is now retired but no less committed to helping another generation of photographers grow and develop here in Singapore. “Many of my students have gone on to become successful photographers,” said Mr Yip and just a small sample of the long list reads like a virtual who’s who of the Singapore photographic community. Talented photographers like Lim Sin Thai, Albert Lim, Danny Chong and Peter Chan, are just a few that have been taught by Mr Yip. “I’m happily retired now and starting to move into the digital age as I scan all my slides, I really want to design a calendar and maybe do another coffee table book from my personal work.”

Five tips

1: Take and think - don’t just shot and hope there is something out there. 2: Think about what is your purpose in taking this photo. 3: Don’t experiment with too many gadgets as it gets too confusing. 4: Attend all the seminars you can to pick up tips and ideas to try out later. 5: Make sure you get the opportunity to show off your work and then listen carefully to the comments, as it’s the only way you learn what people like or don’t like.

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Words and photos by John Cosgrove

For the love of film

What were you - a negative or a positive shooter? In today’s fast paced, high volume capture rate world of digital photography it doesn’t matter anymore, as everything is positive capture. But just a couple of years ago believe me it mattered. Clique groups at many Photo clubs and societies where and still are today clearly divided over who shoots in neg or slide. It always used to amaze me the control that slide film users had over their results. For me personally I felt the long hours spent in the darkroom creating images was what photography was all about, but for the dyed in the wool transparency shooters it all had to happen when they depressed that shutter button that final half pressure. Their captures had to have it all - the right amount of exposure control, the picture tightly framed and the knowledge that what they were shooting was a complete image. In fact I was kinda jealous of just how they did it. They made a complete photo in one click while I still had to potter around with tanks, spools, chemicals and solutions in the darkroom for hours later.

And then there were those lovely Cibachrome and RA prints. Who can forget the intense colour saturation, the ultra-high sharpness and the extreme glossiness of those great photos? So I made it my business to be the best negative shooter I could be. My job as a newspaper photographer made it easy as I was regularly processing up to 10 rolls of B&W or Colour neg film daily, more if the All Blacks where playing at Jade Stadium or U2 were in concert there. There I learnt how to shoot consistent black and whites and how to process films in one minute then print wet – ah those where the days - up to your elbows in Dektol with the editor screaming for the front page picture, swinging from tray to enlarger with wet negs knowing that nothing will survive except the print and all that mattered was making the front page deadline. When I first started dabbling in the darkroom back in high school, my tutor extolled the virtue of developing a processing system that covered your needs and yet allowed you options to change

if necessary. Many of my colleagues had their own processing system. Some regularly shot over exposed images then under developed later while others under exposed and over developed to get the same effect, each system had its benefits but I wanted a system that was correct all of the time. Reading deep into the product brochures, you know those little pieces of paper that come with each roll of film that we always throw away, well I found that inside there Kodak, Agfa, Konica, Fuji and Ilford had some amazing gems of info. First up you had to have the right temperature in each processing solution. Sounds simple ah but it was amazing just how people would make sure the developer was exactly 68 degrees/20 degrees Celsius and then forget how hot or cold the Stop and Fix baths were or for that matter how cold their tap water was. The results spoke for themselves, excessive grain and anguish over missed opportunities. Film shooting was always a state of mind, one

that many recently migrated photographers to digital capture seem to have forgotten. When you pushed that shutter button there was an image captured, good or bad you were stuck with it, and it cost you money to see it. I suppose that because of the number of choices you had to make before you took the image determined what sort of photographer you really were. Every talented landscape or macro photographer I knew would tell me that slides gave them better fine-grained results so they all knew which brand to shoot with. Compared to digital, negative film gives you a much wider exposure latitude. Its ability to cope with wildly fluctuating exposures and light sources are legendary. The last newspaper colour negative films from both Kodak and Fuji had nearly five stops latitude which meant we shot everything on 640 ISO and didn’t care whether we shot inside or out as the processing would take care of our mistakes – often referred to a lazy shooters film. Continue on page 20 >>

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The JohnC guide to fine-grained B&W film shooting and processing Black and White film has always been regarded as the best medium to learn photography on as it teaches you all the basics of exposure and composition without the aggravation of colour escape routes (remember that red bucket in the corner) dominating your images. Later in the

darkroom, who can deny the thrill of watching your creations appear before your very eyes in the soup – very satisfying and a great tool for learning photography. B&W is wonderful for many aspects of

photography; it gives you dramatic portraits, stunning yet edgy landscapes and exceptional photojournalistic images. The grittiness of a black and white portrait often makes the subject very dramatic in a way that colour couldn’t as it would often flatten the impact.

01: Set your camera at the stated ISO and then expose +1/3rd, as this will make you negatives just a little bit denser. 02: Develop B&W with the stated brand developer, Kodak use TMax or D76, Agfa use Rodinol and Ilford use ID-11 (mind you Fuji NeoPan works great in TMax dev). 03: Make sure that each process bath is at the correct 20 – 22 degree Cel. Temperature. TMax and Rodinol can be used at higher temperatures but although hotter baths will give you shorter process times they will also increase the grain. 04: Each bath, Dev, Stop, Fix and Wash must start out at the same correct temperature but when you finally get to the wash stage slowly let in the cold water to bring it down to the base tap water temperature. This stops reticulation or grain expansion caused by fluctuating temperatures. 05: Wash the films for a minimum of 10 minutes to remove all traces of fixer then dry carefully. 06: If longevity and exhibition quality is your main goal with black and white films then refix the negatives a second time and give them another wash to stop them fading. Use the same

Colour Negative Films

The very profitable bread and butter of all film manufacturers and one-hour labs worldwide until late in the 20th century when digital quickly took over as the most preferred image capture medium. Colour negative films offer wider exposure latitude, which makes them great for most applications. Now the trend from both Kodak and Fuji is towards producing colour negative films that mimic slide films for increased saturation and colour depth.

But unless you were one of those rare photographers who are still processing colour at home then for most the colour negative process ends with the one-hour lab where we hand it over and hope for good results.

trick on B&W prints to make them last forever. 07: Using the above method (and there is nothing stunning about it) and if you have shot well then you should get excellent grade 2.5 negatives which contain a full range of blacks and whites. When printing you will learn to start on grade 2.5 papers and this will give you excellent results.

08: To increase the contrast in a print during processing heat up the developer bath with hot water. 09: Glossy papers look great but Pearl or matt papers have a real edge to them.

Colour Negative films to look out for: Fuji NPS 160 Portrait colour negative films are great for weddings and portraits.

Colour Slide Films

Fuji Superia 100/200/400 Press as good generalpurpose neg films with good reproduction even under fluorescents.

Everyone compares digital to colour slide as both are positive capture mediums but they are very different. Colour slide film shooting is all about shooting correctly. Even today it’s seen as the ultimate high quality capture medium. National Geographic magazine brought it to the forefront last century with their very high quality reproductions using Kodachrome 64 (and guess what! It’s still available today in 64 or 200 ISO-great). Slide films require you to think more about the entire capture process because once you depress the shutter that’s it! Your shot is finished, there is very little you can do in postproduction.

Kodak Portra 160/400 NC/VC neg films give very consistent colour with natural skin tones. Kodak Professional Ultra Colour 100/400 UC films mimic slide by giving you deep saturated colours. Konica Minolta Colour Professional 160 delivers fine granularity in Images that appear more detailed with finer texture for vivid reproduction of skin tones, clothing and background objects.

Photographers who mastered slide film were and still are the best in their fields out there. Tip: Shoot with the correct ISO set but select –1/3rd to give better saturation. 50/100F ISO Fuji Velvia gives you incredibly well saturated colours with strong blues and greens, great for travel, macro, nature, landscapes and static building shots. The 100F uses Multi-Colour-Correction Layer technology and offers images to the same industry standard as the Velvia 50, superb colour brilliance and saturation as well as super-fine grain emulsion. 100/400F ISO Fuji Provia a great commercial photographers daylight colour slide film that also gives you great-saturated images good for product and fashion work as well as sporting events. E100G/GX ISO Kodak film is better for portraits as it gave a nice warmer image with T-GRAIN for large blow-ups with fine grain and sharper images. E100 ISO Kodak VS is a film, which gives you a vivid image with deeper colours, which is great for fashion or dramatic style pictures. Konica Impresa 50 offers fine grain and high levels of sharpness with a wide tonal range.

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About John Digital evangalist and photographer John, travels extensively throughout Asia preaching and teaching digital photographer skills. sThe

cameras I use: Nikon D100, Canon EOS 1N

EXPERT TIPS Film users 01: Your shooting routine should be working from left to right pockets when using film. Left pockets have the unexposed film in them; right pockets hold your exposed film. 02: It’s official -X-Ray machines DO damage ALL films so take care when travelling. 03: Leave the tip or tongue of the film out when you have finished if you are self processing as this makes it easier to load in the dark. Some pro level cameras allow you to do this as a custom function. 04: Store film in a fridge until the day of the shoot and then allow to it come up to room temperature before you load it into the camera. 05: Invest in good quality filters to help you produce different shots such as graduated skies, neutral density filters to allow for long exposures in the daylight and polarising to punch up the skies and colours.

Photo credit: Nguyen Huyen Vu Winner of december 2004 Theme: Curves and Lines

Digital Darkroom

Words and photos by John Cosgrove

Burning and dodging the right way Keeping the viewer inside your picture

Burning and dodging has always been an integral part of any post-production work on our images. Who can forget the fun we had creating odd shapes with our hands under the enlarger lamp to lighten or darken selected areas of our picture. A subtle edge burn to keep viewers inside the frame or a lightening of the faces to add impact will always lift your pictures WOW factor immensely. The trick is NOT to use the PHOTOSHOP or ELEMENTS burn and dodge tools as they destroy pixels from your images, making it very hard to correct your mistakes – we need to learn a more controllable way which preserves the high quality of our digital images.

Switching off and on the eye icon next

07 to the gray layer in the layers palette

helps you to check your progress as you work your way around the photo.

Pro tip: Always start by making a copy of your working layer to preserve the quality of your digital image and act as a reference point to gauge the effect from. Ctrl/Cmd+J

Go to the layers palette and select new

01 layer.

This creates a new transparent layer

03 filled with 50% gray, which we will now use as the burn and dodge layer thus preserving our original content.

Option click on the create new layer icon

Hit the “D” key to return the foreground

05 selection to Black and start painting in

the shadow areas you want to increase. Look first at removing colour escape routes or toning down of bright distracting colours.

Remember to flatten your working layers

08 (the copy and the gray layer) once you

are happy with the results. Now you are ready for the next stage of the digital workflow – output.


Change the mode selection from normal to overlay, and then just below it check the Fill with overlay-neutral colour 50% gray box.

To lighten hit the “X” key to change to

Link them together and then go Ctrl/Cmd+E to merge only the linked layers

06 white and making sure the brush opacity 04

Switch to the brush tool, choose a large soft edged brush and then look up at the options bar and lower the brush opacity to between 20 or 30%.

is around 20% start working on the faces or eyes to lift the picture.

Use the brackets keys for an effective simple way to increase or decrease the size of your brush.

Next month we look at an easy but very effective way to colour correct to white your digital images.

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Happenings Featuring: The largest photographic exhibition dedicated to a Singapore photographer. Striking and exceptional portraits of personalities and movie stars and a rare look at some of Wong's own personal works.


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Admission: $3 Adult, $1.50 Student or Senior Citizen. Free for extended hours on Fridays.

Featuring: Mr Yip Hoi Kee. The fifth in a series of talks by Hasselblad Professionals organised by Shriro Singapore.

Subject: A series of monthly themes where prizes and points are awarded each month.

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2005 Closing Date: 30th of each month. Organised By: PHOTOi and NIKON

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When: 8 January – 29 January 2005 Hours: 10am - 6 pm Tuesday to Friday. 10am – 8pm Saturdays. Where: Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay. Featuring: Photography to fine art prints by leading celebrity photographer Russel Wong. Admission: Free Enquiries: Tel 6336 3663 ext 111 / 112 or Web:

Closing Date: 1 February 2005 Organised By: Suntec Integrated Media Entry Forms and Rules: Subject: Ocean Marine Photography Competition. Part of Asia Dive Expo 2005. Two categories: 1.“Interaction” – Showcase the way of life of various marine life forms found in the waters of Thailand. 2.“Ocean Alert” - Capture the worsening destruction of marine life. Open to: All Prizes: Category 1: 1st Prize – Plaque + S$1500 total worth of cash &/or prizes. Category 2: 1st Prize – Plaque + S$1000 total worth of cash &/or prizes. Peoples Choice Award – Plaque + S$1000 total worth of cash &/or prizes.

PHOTO IMPE+US Closing Date: 28 January 2004. Organised By: The School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, NTU. Entry Forms and Rules: tion/ Subject: Thought provoking and exciting images that represent your interaction with both the School and University. Themes: 1. Dynamic Engineering. 2. Teaching and Learning. 3. Students at Work. 4. Makan, Play and Enjoy (MPE). 5. Open Category. Open to: NTU and NIE registered students.

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Open to: Press Photographers and Photojournalists throughout the world.

CELEBRATE THE SEA Closing Date: 1 May Organised By: Celebrate the Sea Marine Imagery Festival 2005. Entry Forms and Rules: Subject: An International Underwater Imagery Competition. Nine Categories: A – Documentary. B – Slides. C – Colour and B&W. D – Digital Portfolio. E – AG/ONE Environmental Award. F – Slide Show. G – Book of the Sea Competition. H – CD-ROM – DVD. I – Web Site Competition. Open to: All Prizes: Over USD$ 50,000 in prizes to be won. EXHIBITIONS

RUSSEL WONG: PHOTOGRAPHS (1980-2005) When: 7 January – 20 January 2005 Hours: 10am - 7 pm Daily. Extended hours on Fridays: 6pm – 9pm. Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road.


“Macro Photography” by Tan Boen Hian Date: 13 March 2005 WORKSHOP AND COURSES

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Featuring: Three speakers on Photojournalism, Performance Arts Photography and Sports Photography. Also, view entries from the competitions ‘Young Eyes 2004’ and ‘Eye the City’ and also works by Loh Eng Hong, .


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PHOTOi - Issue 14 (January 2005)  
PHOTOi - Issue 14 (January 2005)  

PHOTOi - Issue 14 (January 2005). Theme of the month - For the love of film.