KLPF 2008, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, was held at TimeSquare for the past 2 days. Various of equipments, accesories, cameras... show-cased at different photography booths, as well as introducing the latest cameras and lenses from different brands. Besides, the event also shared some talks from professional photographers and providing model-shoots and fashion shows.
The photo on top shows the picture of photographers firing shots during the model shoot. Rather than to sneak into the crowds I moved up to the next level, and shot this with a long exposure to get that flashing stars effect.
Met up with Pao Yan who has just came back from New Zealand. And then we, together with Kah Hooi approached the canon booth, for something BOLD.
Yeah, the 5D mkII! Oh shiiit, this baby is damn poisoning and could killed me on the spot! I tried the HD video recording, and with this f2.8 L lens, it's god-like! I couldn't get my hand off it, but many people were lining up behind to carry this baby. I would dream to bring it home... yes, I mean "dream". :(
I bought my camera a tripod and then we headed back to NZX for a lomo gathering at Fullhouse Restaurant - celebrating the birthdays of October's boys and girls.
Happy Birthdays Ying Tze, Hooi, ah C, Reinert, Singblass and Chann! :) Fullhouse is indeed a beautiful place to dine in but too bad my camera was out-of-batteries! They also said the foods there are nice so I must visit there again someday!
Here are some of the behind scenes while we were shooting for Project530 at Ipoh on the 1st & 2nd Oct.
A very big thanks to everyone involved, specially to Jacky, ah Boy, Xiao Qian and her son - Xiao Xuan, Xiang's ah yi, Ah Chun & Ah Hou for their helps! Without you all, our shoot at Ipoh wouldn't be succeeded. Thanks!
We reached Ipoh about 2pm on the first day, after checked in the house, we went to meet Xiang's ah yi and started scouting for locations.
Here goes the photos:
A group photo with Xiang's ah yi. Thanks her for letting us using her house as one of the location, which is also one that I desired to have as the background. Because the subject to be shot in ah yi's house wasn't ready yet so we proceed with another scene. The location was set outside a secondary school.
Deng!Deng! Xiang & Yong Hao are our talent as secondary school students. See how cute they look in school uniform! haha!
Checking playback with the "students".
At night, Jacky brought us to eat seafood. Very nice, my first time tried this so called "drunken prawn"!
Then he brought us to visit some places. This is the Ipoh train station, they said it used to be a very heritage building, I'm sure it sure look alot better than this newly renovated one.
Then we went to the old town (旧街场) for a walk, and I found this interesting angle, haha~ Thanks to Yong Hao for the shot.
The second day, we visited ah Boy's corn farm.
The scenery there is very nice. At Ipoh, you get to see layers of mountains surrounding you everywhere.
This is Ah Chun & Ah Hou, our young talent for this farm scene.
It has been not raining those 2 days, we know the rain is unpredictable, but since we want it to be rain, we have to make one ourself. Ah Boy and his worker is pumping the water from the nearby lake.
Aik Sern was checking the path as if there's any sharp or dangerous object that might harm the kids' foot, and he spotted a used condom pack! haha~
Xiang, infront of a beautiful scenery.
Here come the shoot of the raining scene.
After the farm's shot, we headed back to the town and continued with our next shoot in Xiang's ah yi's house. This cute little boy - Xiao Xuan, is Jacky's son. He will be our talent for the scene.
Behind the scene. Me with camera, and Aik Sern holding a reflector.
Thanks to Xiao Xuan and his mum, Xiao Qian, they were so cooperate, the shoot went very smooth!
At the end of day, we wrap up after the scene in a very retro-look bus. I really love the color of the bus.
It's a wrap! Ready to pack and go back KL.
But before we leave, Yong Hao suggested the very famous Ipoh Lou Wong nga-coi-gai. Wow! When we got there, the crowds were so pack until everyone lining up on the street, and almost every table there's someone standing aside waiting! We got lucky because not long after we got a table, and we all were so satisfy as the food there is really good!
Then we started our journey home... and at the half way, it rain! What the!! @@|||
Eventually I think the shoot went really well. We had all the 5 scenes and shots we expected in these 2 days, which is better than we thought it would be.
Thanks again to Jacky for the super great hospitality, for the talents he brought us. Thanks to ah Boy and Xiang's ah yi for the perfect location. Thanks to all the talents for their professional works. And finally thanks to our crew members for the great efforts!
* Credit to Yong Hao & Cathy for some behind-the-scene shots.