Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Random Shots: Daniel Lee

From Events

Here's a superb onstage photo of Daniel, shot by a friend during the 30 Hour Famine event the other night =D
*EOS450D + L-series lens (cannot remember exact model) + speedlite

Random Shots: 43 days later...

From Rides

~ she gets a donated front-right headlamp, front bumper, front right fender & a bonnet... at least i see some work getting done, albeit at a tortoise-like pace -_- I'm not too concerned about the cosmetic repair works... the front mainframe had also sustained some structural damage fromt the crash impact; keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that this limping racehorse can be revived...

60 Earth Hour

Cuddling up with your loved ones and admiring the stars in the night sky or organising a treasure hunt in the dark? At 8:30pm on Saturday 28 March, people from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour - and cast their vote for action on climate change. Anybody can participate and join together with millions of people across the globe celebrating Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is about taking simple steps everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

Remember…. Saturday 28 March, 8.30PM local time , wherever you live on planet earth.

Earth Hour 2009 – what will YOU be doing?

For more info, please click HERE

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Events: 2009 East Famine ~ visual updates

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* warning: image heavy post; loading will take awhile =p

~ my 2nd performance outing with my passionate dancing darling; not as a performer or participant, but as the priviledged escort-cum-photographer-cum-props-manager *inventory list consists of only 3 unique chairs* with exclusive backstage access, hehe! =D
Since M's has already got an impressive coverage of her story as a performer, supporting those fasting for the good cause *she's always good with words*, i'll keep my end of the stick by sharing my side of the story through the lens... *coz words just don't flow out as smoothly, for me ~ pichas do the wonders for me*

5pm ~ The Pimp-my-Goldilocks @ Ray's Salon
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Stage makeups being stage makeups takes a little getting used to, to look at up close. Those hyper eye-lash extensions could very well be the solution to keep your face dry, when going out in the rain... heheh =p
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Take a break! Have a....
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8pm ~ The Opening Act
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The Audience
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The Backstage Shots
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A unique perspective to catch the action from...
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aside from rubbing shoulders & chatting up some sporting local celebrities, you also get to step into the videographer's shoe
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& also fiddle around with some serious photo gear... the venerable L-lens! ~ courtesy of Evenstarr's Jaynsen

The Other Acts:
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7-year-old whiz kid performing the face-change act
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is now a Jacko impersonator!

2nd Jazz gig , a good an hour & a half later...
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*this is where the unique props come in ~ the studio23 chairs! =p *
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Malaysian Idol, Daniel Lee also made an appearance
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a teenage heart throb with a soothing voice; quite a humble & soft spoken fella...

& the Finale (my speedlite went flat right about now, hence the under-exposed shots here after)
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with the bubbly Francesca Peter at the helm ~ what a beautiful & powerful voice she has, she rocks the house!
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that's all folks!

A vanity shot in the parking lot to wrap up the night's event...
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* All shot using EOS450D + standard kit lens + 580EXII speed lite (courtesy of www.loigoh.com)

Finally this slow-poke blogger is done with this entry... now i got to start packing for my singapore trip tomorrow! *yawn*... it's 12:23am~!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Random Shots: tunnel vision

From Miscellaneous

* manual mode; 1/60; f4.5; ISO400; flash ON
* shot using 450D + standard kit lens + speedlite

It’s coming ~ 30-Hour East Famine to hit Kuching on this 21st!

When? 21st March 2009 (Saturday), 12pm to 22nd March 2009 (Sunday), 6pm

Where? Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre, Kuching

The 30-Hour Famine is basically a global movement against hunger and poverty; ~ an experiential, life-changing camp aimed at spreading awareness about global poverty, and raising funds to improve the lives of needy children and communities, internationally and locally.

At 30-Hour Famine,

1. Campers fast for 30 hours in solidarity with millions who go hungry because of wars, disasters and poverty.

2. During the fast, campers will be given a glimpse of the multitude of pressing global issues affecting poor and marginalized communities. This will be conducted via talks, simulation games, and group activities. On the other hand, there will also be fun activities such as a concert and movies during the camp to keep campers entertained.

3. More importantly, campers know their 30 hours of hunger is bringing hope to children and communities

To participate, campers are required to make a minimum donation of:

 RM80 for students/senior citizens (aged 55 years old and above)

 RM120 for non-students/working adults

Due to space constraint, 1,000 seats are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Registration closes on 1st March 2009. ~ dateline over liao~

*for more information, please visit the official webpage at http://www.worldvision.com.my

Calling out for big-hearted enthusiastic campers to be, who've missed the registration dateline ~ 2 good friends of mine had signed up to be volunteers to help out at the event, & also made the camper's donation pledge as well. So now there are 2 available seats to be filled ~ to be the stand-in camper, everything is FREE which, includes the certificate of participation, survival kit & breakfast kit (post-camp snack, i suppose), EXCEPT the complimentary T-shirts (for their own keepsake; you can purchase those on the spot too, i think).
For those still interested to participate, kindly drop me a message @ my e-mail add a.s.a.p.

I'll be there too *shooting pichas*, so cya guys there! =)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random Shots: unfinished business...

From Miscellaneous

* manual mode; 1/20; f5.0; ISO1600
* shot using EOS450D + EFS18-55mm standard kit lens

Yups, he's still missing a leg & launcher backpack. I liked the aggrasive stance of his silhoutte against the backdrop of the lighted monitor panel; though there's quite obvious traces of noise as the shot is taken at max ISO of 1600. It's almost as if he's pissed at me for procrastinating his assembly progress.... =p

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Potrait Shots: loigoh

A brother, a buddy & a colleague...
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* manual mode; 1/30; f2.8; ISO400 + ETTL

to those close & dear, he is affectionately known as sexy ~

* manual mode; 1/60; f2.5; ISO200 + ETTL -2/3

truly a genuine & unique friend, who leaves deep imprints in the lives of those priviledged ones who know him personally ~ as one vibrant & enthusiastic wacky head, usually ham sup too with contageous laughter & has the rare *humbling* ability to laugh at himself just to brighten up the day for others =p

Potrait shots Take3: doing the mic-lam *the signature eyes rolled upwards* =p

* manual mode; 1/80; f4.5; ISO200 + ETTL -1

Potrait shots Take4: doing the terence chong chichi signature look =D

* manual mode; 1/80; f1.8; ISO200 + ETTL -1

Potrait shots Take5: The post orgasm look. Rest assured, this is not a photoshoot for any AV (adult video) cover, really!

* manual mode; 1/80; f1.8; ISO200 + ETTL -1

my brada just wants some potrait shots to construct his new blog header =)

loigoh has now officially moved to www.loigoh.com
Harap maklum ^_*

* shot using EOS450D + EF50mm f1.8 II lens + Speedlite 580 EXII in monochrome picture style
* shot by yours truly; except the last picha by loigoh
* 50mm lens & speedlite courtesy of loigoh

Random Vids: Where will amazing happen this year? ~ Coming Soon

~ reminiscent of last year's dunk of the year... time really flies, almost one year has passed since ~ have gone a long way since =)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Random Vids: Night Drive

~ one word: AWESOME~! * i wish i could make vids like these, someday =D

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Random Shots: Veilside D1-GT RX8

From Rides

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~ Aesthetically pleasing ~ this ride looks like it's been driven off straight from the set of Tokyo Drift =o
* shot using EOS450D with EFS18-55mm standard kit lens

Monday, March 09, 2009

Random Shots: Chill Out

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* Aperture priority f8.0; 5" ; ISO400; no flash
* shot using EOS450D with EFS18-55mm standard kit lens
* Venue: Seattle Coffee, Merdeka Palace

Events: Arabian Nights meet Pirates of Macdougall ~ 8th March, 2009

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* manual mode; 1/50; f7.1; ISO400 + ETTL +1/3

One of the perks of having a part-time freelance dancer/performer girlfriend is that you get the exclusive privilege to tag along as part of the dance crew whenever there is a gig; you get the exciting opportunity to observe & experience the backstage preparation drama & chance to shoot great up-close pictures of all the action. =p

I had my first outing of such last night when we gate-crashed Merdeka Palace’s annual dinner thingy which, carried one ~ ‘Pirates of MacDougall’ theme. Studio 23’s belly dancing crew was invited to do a surprise gig; hence our top-secret-low-profile entry into the function via the corridor overlooking the main ballroom. Had a blasting good time at the packed event, the crowd was ecstatic; they all came donned in their best pirate cosplays! The dancers put on an awesome performance & were well applauded by the very enthusiastic & appreciative audience. =D

Now here’s a recollection of last night’s event in pichas:

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Chilling out at Seattle Coffee, an hour before the gig. She looks great, calm & composed, don’t you think? She actually craves for the dance floor spotlight! =p

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The elaborate bling-bling integral accessory that adds the zing to the belly dance

Representing Studio 23 ~ *& they were introduced as the Pirates' Catch! =p *

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& Emm

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The Arabian Princesses

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& their plain-clothed commoner Princes ~ Albert, Darren & me! * If the dancers get paid for the gigs they perform, what do us male escorts - cum - bodyguards - cum - chaffeur - cum - photographer - cum - videographer get then? One princess answered, “Well, the benefit you guys get is to be seen in public with us” -_-“ *


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Kuching's Captain Jack Sparrow,

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& his pirate crews *I got mistook for one the event’s official photographer~! I’m going to charge you (Merdeka Palace staffs) for the pichas! =p *

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Yours truly & my baby

* all shot using EOS450 with EFS 18-55mm kit lens + Speedlite 580EXII ~ courtesy of www.loigoh.com ~ thanks, brada! =D