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Talk 1, Speaker - SC Shekar
Date: 18th June, 2016
Time : 10.00AM – 11.00AM
Venue: Wisma MCA, Banking Hall Suite 3
Educated in Kuala Lumpur & Australia, Shekar began as a photojournalist at the STAR newspaper in the early 80’s where his work won many Photo Awards . In 1989 he started Reds Studio Inc., specialising in editorial, architecture, hotels & resorts and food photography. His work has appeared in many exhibitions including “Movements”, KL Arts Festival (1985),” Kuala Selangor, A Documentation”, National Art Gallery, (1989), “In Memory of Ismail Zain”, National Art Gallery, (1992), “Documentasi Malaysia”, National Art Gallery (1994), “The Craftsman”, The Regent of Kuala Lumpur (1995), “Photography As An Art”, National Art Gallery (1996), “Visions”- A Multicultural Exploration of Malaysia and Australia. National Art Gallery (1997), “Rural Landscapes – Selangor”- Concord Hotel (2001),” Kuala Lumpur – A confluence” (2002), “Images of Malaysia” (2003), “Peace” (2004), “ Eight ” –The Private Gallery (2005), “ Silent Stills” – Art Salon (2006).Shekar is also very well known in the international hotel circuit in the Asia-Pacific region. His trend setting work for the Shangri-la hotels & the Four Seasons hotels has won him much acclaim.
Shekar has been commissioned to do documentary assignments in India, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea. He has just finished two books documenting South-East-Asia titled “Our Land Within – Journeys Through South-East-Asian Communities” (2011) and “Raising Land – The Way of Life & Land in Sarawak”(2013). He has also spent the last 12 years documenting life as it is in Myanmar which is to be published in two volumes in early 2014.
Website - http://www.scshekar.com/
Title：Documenting Cultures of South-East Asia : Depicting life through every shot
Photography tips to document environment, lifestyle, people and culture
Storage management tips for traveling photographers
The art of documenting culture, people, lifestyle and environment requires the ability to be able to capture, view and portray it vividly through an image. Over the years, Shekar’s journey has granted him the opportunity to tell the stories of the lives of people around South-East Asia, through pictures. He will be sharing his life experience as a photographer, what forms his dedication towards documenting culture and people, and how to be able to capture such images.
Talk 2, Speaker – Albert Chang
Date: 18th June, 2016
Time: 1.00PM – 3.00PM
Venue: Suite 3
Title ： How well are you in managing your storage system to gear up for your next shooting trip!
Theme：Storage management tips and how-to specifically for photographers
As photographers, we place much emphasis on the photography gears that we bring to along to ensure right and desired shot are taken from any shooting trip / assignment.
However, we may not be as prepared when it comes to managing our digital storage to ensure there is sufficient digital space allocated to store all these images.
This talk will focus on how photographers can better prepare themselves for any upcoming shooting travels, what are some of the portable storage devices to consider bringing and what is a good digital storage management system that they could adapt to improve their overall travel photography experience.
Talk 3, Speaker – Firdaus Feeq
Date : 25th June, 2016
Time: 2.00PM – 3.00PM
Venue : Wisma MCA, M Floor, Suite 3
Firdaus Feeq, is a young entrepreneur, social media influencer, photographer, video maker and a risk taker.
Due to his personal interest in entrepreneurship, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and charity, he took another step and established CVS Production; a studio production (photography and video production) company that is based in Malaysia.
His addiction towards "INVESTMENT BUSINESS IDEA" and the quote "DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW" makes him grow stronger.
With his knowledge and experiences, he helps others to persuade their dreams.
Website - http://www.feeqsays.com/
Title：Turning passion into action – the business of venturing into event photography & videography
Theme：Turning passion into career
It started off as a hobby, Firdaus quickly realized his love for photography, to capture moments that would leave to tell the story for those he worked with and this hobby quickly led to the founding of CVS Production.
Now managing a company that does studio rental, commercial photography services (catered to corporate / commercial, event and wedding engagements) and videography services, Firdaus will share on how one hobby grown into a full-blown business and what fuels his passion that led to him today.