What a great weekend we had with our participants!
The workshop was a great success and all the participants aced their assignments. Thanks to our excellent team of photographers who gave great tips on how to take photos to create a cohesive series of photographs. Here are some of their tips:
1. MAKE MIND MAPS
Pick a topic, then create a mind map surrounding that topic. Expand your topic by finding out what other things you can find that relates to the first topic.
For example, one of the assignments given to our participants was to take photos of the many choices of FOOD offered in CHINA TOWN. The group then created a mind map like this one above, to further identify other keywords and subjects that relates to food such as colours, type, shape, stalls and so on.
2. TAKE YOUR TIME
Take your time when you work on your photos. Don't rush into it - take your time and think it over before clicking that shutter.
3. WATCH YOUR FOUR CORNERS
Always, always, always... check all your four corners in the viewfinder to make sure that you have your subject in your frame and the background is clear of any distracting objects.
4. STUDY YOUR SUBJECT
It is always good to do a bit of research on your subject before you approach it. Understanding your subject helps you identify what you want and need to capture.
5. DON'T BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT.
Always push your boundaries and keep on experimenting. If the first angle doesn't work for you, move about. If standing doesn't help you - jump, lay down, squat to get that shot.
6. DON'T LET TECHNOLOGY STOP YOU
If you don't have a DSLR, that doesn't mean you can't take great photos. Sometimes the best photo comes from the less hi-tech cameras. Do not let technology stand between you and your photo. Don't depend on photo editing tools to fix your images. Take that best shot when you are out in the field.
7. BE CREATIVE
Be creative! Look at your surroundings and just mess around with different ideas. You don't have to go out of the house to take a good photo! Use your bed sheets as a background, use a mirror to bounce natural light towards your object, use a glass in front of your camera to make a funky effect... think of all the different possibilities you can add to your photo.
8. HAVE FUN
ALWAYS HAVE FUN WHEN YOU ARE OUT TAKING A PHOTO!
Hope these tips will come in handy for you in our competition.
So, hurry up and go out there and take some great photos.
Call for submissions are open NOW and closes on 6th May 2012, Sunday at Noon.
We had a productive 1-Day photoworkshop at The Warehouse Gallery in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. The photomentors were Cheryl Hoffman, Vignes Balasingam, Sue Anna Joe and J.Redza, Erna, Majidah and Steven from KLPA overseeing. More pictures at www.facebook.com/KLPAJunior
It is often said that a photographs speaks a thousand words. It is in fact a very powerful medium, used in fields of journalism to tell a compelling story, sport photography to tell action pack stories, advertising to tell a story to sell a product, landscape photography to tell you about how beautiful the mountains look from your point of view or even food photography that tells you a story of how delicious that piece of cake looks and a simple snap shot of your camping trip with friends can tell a story of how much fun you had sleeping in a tent!
Here are a few links to help you learn a bit more about telling a story through photography. chowkitkita.com
The KLPAJunior Programme has been made possible by the help of these key partners.
It's a pleasure to introduce our venue sponsors for KLPA 2012 The Warehouse Gallery in downtown old Kuala Lumpur. KLPA12 will be holding our judging sessions in early April, plus the Awards Presentation and public exhibition of Winners and Finalists 2012. The Warehouse is a brand space with an art gallery downstairs and upstairs a sleek sexy steakhouse which is located on Jalan Tun H S Lee in the heart of Chinatown. www.thewarehouse.com.my
Exhibition photos for KLPA has been genourously sponsored by J&A Imaging Station who have been supportive of our cause to promote excellent photography from Malaysia into international waters. They have also printed works of Malaysian art photographers such as Eiffel Chong, Thian Leong and Erna Dyanty. For further enquiries please visit their website www.jaissb.comor call 03-7804 0886.
This year, we are collaborating with Chow Kit Kitawhich is a community mapping project by teens and for the communityof Chow Kit. This project highlights the wonders of everyday life in Chow Kit despite being overshadowed by its negative reputation.
Through the eyes of the young living in Chow Kit, the project will produce mural maps, brochures, videos, photographs, street performances, digital resources, posters and T-shirts, after every phase. The outcome of this project is the result of art and media workshops offered to teens of Chow Kit for free by artists. http://www.chowkitkita.com/
Chow Kit Kita is currently looking for funds for their next project scheduled for this year in June. You can also help by donating to their cause here.
We would also like to thank our main media partners for their constant coverage on our programmes.