28 April, 2010

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur Bimonthly Newsletter

Program of Events for the Month of May & June 2010 at the Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

Nikon D Users Workshops

Results of Nikon Photo Contest

Nikoners Walk About

Photography Exhibition

Talking Photography

Photo Critic Session

Nikon Shooting Stars

Nikon Best of Friends

About Nikon Centre



Basic Photo 1

Nikon Seminar Room

11.00am to 4.00pm

Sat 1, Sun 2, Wed 5, Sat 8, Sun 9, Sat 15, Sun 16 and Wed 19 May

Sun 6, Sat 12, and Sun 13 June

Course Fee: RM50.00

(D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D3000, D5000, D90, D300, D300s)

This workshop is ideal for beginners who have just bought a Nikon DSLR camera or those looking to get started and knowing the operation of the camera. It will take one through the user’s manual, learning the basic digital camera terminology. Hands on instructions and practical sessions are critical at every step of this 5 hours workshop.

For more information on the schedule, syllabus or other workshops and course fees are available at the centre, please call the Centre, or log on to the website: nikoncentre.nikon.com.my or email nikoncentre_kl@nikon-asia.com


Building your Picture Techniques

Basic Photo 2

Nikon Seminar Room

11.00am to 4.00pm

Sat 22, May & Sat 19, June

Course Fee: RM180.00

This workshop is ideal for beginners who has bought a Nikon DSLR camera and do have a basic working knowledge of the operation of the camera. It is ideal for those wanting to have a better feel and an in depth understanding of the creative modes available with the DSLR and looking to have a stronger approach to photography. It offers photographers an understanding of the importance of the balance of techniques and the art in taking pictures.

Participants will learn the digital camera terminology and have an in depth understanding of the operation of the camera. Hands on instructions and practical sessions are critical at every step of this workshop.

Hobbyists, beginners wanting to be more creative and to discover their own approaches in their photography will find this 5 hours workshop most useful.

Pre-requisites: Basic introduction photography knowledge or those have completed Photo 1

Schedule, syllabus or other workshops and course fees are available at the centre. Please call the Centre, or log on to the website: nikoncentre.nikon.com.my or email nikoncentre_kl@nikon-asia.com


Learning to See & Control your Pictures

Basic Photo 3

Nikon Seminar Room

11.00am to 4.00pm

Sun 23, May & Sun 20, June

Course Fee: RM180.00

Seeing, in the finest and broadest sense means using your senses, your intellect and your emotions. It means encountering your subject matter with your whole being. It means looking beyond the labels of things and discovering the world around you. If you find that, your images often lack the ‘wow’ factor, or as if you can see, ‘a good picture’ but you just cannot capture that moment or composition, as you want it? Now is the time to break through those barriers and free yourself to explore and capture what has previously felt out of reach.

This workshop is tailored for photographers wanting to break through those barriers, learning the approaches, and discovering how to utilize an open-minded, creative approach to photography that breaks stereotypical barriers and methodology. Fieldtrips, classroom critiques and reviews of works are included in this 5 hours workshop.

Pre-requisites: General basic working photography knowledge is required. For those who have completed Photo 1 and Photo 2.

For more information on the schedule, syllabus or other workshops and course fees are available at the centre, please call the Centre, or log on to the website: nikoncentre.nikon.com.my or email nikoncentre_kl@nikon-asia.com


Results of Nikon Photo Contest ‘A Celebration of Colours, Culture & Heritage with Nikon’

1,671 entries were received after the closing date on March 31, 2010 with 1, 466 from the open category and 205 from the school children/youth category. The judging was held on April 5th, the judges were Mirco Lazzari, our guest Sports Photographer (Italy), Azrul Abdullah, Ng Kok Leong and Hadzme Mohd Jaafar.

Winners for the open category are 1st prize Low Yong Seng (Johor), 2nd prize Yaman Ibrahim (Selangor) and 3rd prize Mohd Ghazali Kori (Terengganu).

Consolation prizes are: Ng Choo Kuan (Perak), Lin Joe Yin (Selangor) and Siti Khadijah bt Kamarudin (Selangor).

Winners of the school children/Youth category are: 1st prize Lim Tau Won (Kuala Lumpur), Kwok Zhe Yan (Selangor) and 3rd prize Foo Seh Kai (Johor)

Consolation prizes are: Lee Hui Ping (Selangor), Muhammad Azizi Rosle (Selangor) and Andrian Tam Wae Jim (Selangor)

Nikoners Walk About

This monthly program allows Nikoners to experience, share and exchange hands on instructions and feedbacks on the usage of the camera. It will also allow users to meet one another of the same interest group to gather information and exchange interests of places, subjects, ideas of photography and a feedback session for the formation of special interest groups to cater for different levels and interest among users.

This will be an ongoing monthly event, where, Nikoners begins from a place of not knowing what photographers need to know to make what photographers make as ‘art’. In this spirit of not knowing, we attempt to create an environment in which a range of interests and influences can be brought together. This get together is open and with flexibility, to create opportunity for participants and contributors to invent scenarios and possibilities for how to speak and learn together.

Please call or email nikoncentre_kl@nikon-asia.com to register.

Participation is free

Meeting venue: Berjaya Times Square

Time: 8.45am

Dates: Model users:

Sat 29 May D3000, D5000 users

Sun 30, May D90 users

Sat 26, June D40/D40X/D50/D60/D70/D80 users

Sun 27, June D100/D200/D300/300s users


Photography Exhibitions

Beyond Our City: “lights & Myths”

Part 2

Sat, 1 to Mon, 31 May

Nikon Photo Gallery

Presented by Goethe –Institute Malaysia with support from Nikon Malaysia and Epson Malaysia

Admission Free: Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm

"Lights and myths" is a group exhibition embodying the vision that captures the capricious rhythm of our cityscape. After the completion of the "Mapping Invisible Cities" project supported by the Goethe-Institut in June 2009, 13 local photographers who wanted to share their own personal vision of the city came together to form the "Beyond the concept of city photography" project. This project was initiated and led by local curator and photographer Alex Moh together with Azrul K. Abdullah and Kelvin Chan under the support of the Goethe-Institut. Its aim is to open doors for young photographers to explore new possibilities, experimentation and celebrate freedom and spontaneity in exploring new ways to photograph urban subjects. This body of works is the outcome of a 5-month long continuous dialogue, sharing and reflection between the photographers on their own interpretation of the cityscape.

Participating photographers include Assakhof Ab. Satar, Chong Yuk Jye, Faz Kamaruddin, Karthikeyan Rajamanickam, Liew Lee Yook, Lim Li-Ling, Lim Thian Leong, Michael Thessel, Nadia Jasmine Mahfix, Nur ‘Atiqah R., Raja Indra Putra Ismail, Shafina Sheridan and Tan Chee Hon.

A Celebration of Colours, Culture & Heritage

Tues, 1 to Wed 30 June

Nikon Photo Gallery

Presented by Nikon Malaysia and supported by Epson Malaysia

Admission Free: Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm

On January 18th, to celebrate the launching of the Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur and the collaboration of Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd with Futuromic Photo Av Sdn Bhd, a photo contest with the theme ‘A Celebration of Colors, Culture and Heritage with Nikon’ was organised to commemorate the occasion.

1,671 entries were received after the closing the closing date on March 31, 2010.

This exhibition will display the winners of the contest for both the open (adult) and school children/Youth category from the contest.


Talking Photography aims to share experiences, techniques, ideas from photographers and related themes and is open to audience of all levels of experience and knowledge. This monthly talk aims to be the nexus and catalyst for discussion, thoughts and critique on photography. Guest speakers and renowned photographers of all practices will be invited to share their thoughts on the medium of photography and their works.

From the Jailhouse, he rails to the mortuary

Nikon Seminar Room

Sun 27th, June at 3.00pm

Admission is open and free

K. Azril Ismail; an MA in Art graduate from UiTM, Malaysia & earned his BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design, USA, is currently lecturing for the Photography Department for the Faculty of Art & Design, UiTM & also an active visual artist whom was known for his documentation of now-demolished site of the Pudu Prison of Kuala Lumpur. His current portfolio was extended further when he accomplished his first phase locomotive culture of Sentul & publication of “Project IDOM: The Next Stop” & the “Iron Dragons of Malaya”

He is now currently preparing his new portfolio & publication of the second phase of "Project IDoM", the Pudu Jail, & the Forensic Clinical Research for the upcoming year. He had participated in many exhibition spaces, since his first solo exhibition at the Wei Ling Gallery.

In this session of slide show and talk, Azril will share with us his experiences in his documentation work of the Pudu Jail, the Iron Dragons of Malaya and his ongoing works at the mortuary.


Photo Critic Session

Nikon Seminar Room

Fri, 25 June at 8.00pm

This is a monthly event of joint collaboration between Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur and PhotoMalaysia. Members of the critic panel will review selected images from the participants and share their thoughts on the reading of the images. It is an ideal platform for participants to have their works revealed and seek opinions on their works. Forum members are by invitation. Participants must submit 3 to 5 images to enjoy the session. Interested participants are to log onto www.photomalaysia.com to register their interests in the session.


Nikon Shooting Stars

Nikon Photo Gallery

This program is supported by Goethe Institute Malaysia and Epson Malaysia.

Sun 16, May at 2.00pm

Sun 20, June at 2.00pm

This is an open mentoring program for serious amateurs and emerging photographers by the members of the Nikon teaching advisory panel.

A theme will be revealed for the Nikon International Photo Contest 2010/11 and the selected participants will get to prepare their images through this program for the competition. Besides, the group will be involved in other photography project s this year, later follow by exhibitions and publications of their selected images. Participants will have to meet regularly, once a month at the Centre to present their works for critic and selection.

A good working knowledge of photography is required, participants are required to discuss, willing to work on their images, and open to criticism of their works, with only a limited number of participants will be selected for the projects. Interested Nikon-ers will need to turn up for the first session discussion at the date stated above.

Further enquires can be made at email nikoncentre_kl@nikon-asia.com or call the centre.


Nikon Best of Friends

Calling all Nikoners! Sends us your best shots of Malaysian landscape that you have taken and we will select the best images, and have them exhibited at our photo gallery at the Centre later this year. An exhibition pamphlet will accompany the works during the exhibition period of 6 weeks. After the exhibition, all the prints will be returned to respective photographers.

The theme for this first chapter is Malaysian Landscapes that includes seascapes, city and townscapes, or you can interpret what you would picture as a ‘landscape’. To participate, send us each image in low res of not more than 1MB in jpeg file for our selection. If your image is selected, we will reward you with a gift from our Centre.

Send your entries to nikoncentrekl@gmail.com

Admission is open and no fee is required. Dateline is Saturday 31st July 2010.


About Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

The Nikon Centre is the largest first one-stop venue for Nikon camera enthusiasts and photographers of all levels to experience, practise, learn, and find inspiration or share the tools of photography and witness the works of local and international image takers and makers. You will enjoy a high level of personal attention and exclusive benefits that afford unparalleled access to photography. It will provide facilities, resources and opportunities for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to engage with the medium of photography.

This unique and exciting Centre has a showroom of the range of COOLPIX, digital single lens reflex cameras, full range of NIKKOR lenses, including speed light flashes, sport optic and other lenses accessories. In addition, it has a client reception area, a service and repair department, a modest gallery space for exhibitions and a seminar room for workshops, forums, talks and training programmes that reflects the very best of ‘At the heart of the image’ from Nikon.

The Centre offers the services of a team of technically experienced personnel, photography knowledgeable facilitators and advisory staff to meet your needs that exceeds your expectations.

Located at Level 1, East Wing of the Berjaya Times Square Mall, which is situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, is easily and conveniently accessible by all forms of public transportations. This Centre opens daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm including public holidays.

Members of the public seeking advices for equipment, camera enthusiasts and photography hobbyists, amateurs or professionals will be able to have a hands-on experience, after sales service, to gathering of information, or wanting a learning experience and networking among photographers, will find the Nikon Centre, a partner for photography.

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

Lot 01-10, Level 1,

East Wing

Berjaya Times Square

1 Jalan Imbi

55100 Kuala Lumpur


Owned and Managed by Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd(326822-T)

t: + 603 214 20218, 214 20219

f: + 603 214 20229

Website: nikoncentre.nikon.com.my


The Nikon Centre Gallery is supported by EPSON & SANDISK

25 April, 2010

Marketplace in Creative Arts @ KL Convention Center

A forum on the Marketplace for Creative Arts will be held at the KL Convention Center on the 18th May 2010 in conjunction with the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum (WiEF) Programme. The attentive time are from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Please Click here for the schedule.

19 March, 2010

SIPF 2010 Ongoing Now...Open Call Submission for Photography Festival Exhibition…

The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) committee would like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiastic participation in last 3 months. As we move into the second week of March, we would like to remind you that the worldwide open call for submission for SIPF 2010 will close on 31 March 2010.

Once again, please take note the submission fees cover the administrative cost and the travel subsidies for selected participants from developing countries to participate in the festival on 15 October 2010.

If selected, artists will be notified by the festival office to send in their high resolution files of images in DVD format for exhibition printing by the SIPF official printer. All applicants must submit a project submission online at www.sipf.sg and fill in your details accurately to ensure a successful submission. For those without access to Paypal, please contact info@sipf.sg for alternative choices.

From all of us at the festival office, we look forward to your receiving your submissions and wish you all the best.

Thank you!

SIPF 2010
(65) 6339 8655

Festival Office: 11b Mount Sophia, OldSchool,
#B2-09,Singapore 228466

Upcoming Conference & Competition

The coming National Conference for Clinical Research 2010 (NCCR'10) will be incorporating 13th NIH Scientific meeting. It will be held at the prestigious Royale Chulan, we are pleased to announce that the participation for the Research Poster Competition this year will be opened to all clinical investigators and post-graduates from Public institutions (IPTA)/ Private Higher Education (IPTS).

Regarding on the previous invitation for Research Poster Competition, we would like to announce that the deadline for the competition has been extended. Details are as below:

Date : 2-4 June 2010

Venue : Royale Chulan Hotel,Kuala Lumpur

Basic Guideline: Original research work & 500-Words Abstract

Poster Size : 90cm width x 120 cm height

Abstract submission deadline : 1 APRIL 2010

We welcome your participation.

For more information, please refer to our latest Research Poster Competition guidelines and application form :

Guidelines : http://www.nmrr.gov.my/nccr2010/Guidelines.pdf

Application form : http://www.nmrr.gov.my/nccr2010/ApplicationForms.doc

Or, you can visit the NCCR 2010 organizer's website : http://www.acrpm.com.my

If you have any inquiries, please contact the NCCR 2010 Research Poster Competition Secretariat.

Thank you.



Scientific Poster Competition-NCCR'10

Nur Rahilah Haji Abd Rahman

Clinical Research Centre, Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2698 0310 / 2692 4249

Email : rahilah@crc.gov.my

07 November, 2009

KL Photo Award

German Artist: Volker Hamann

German Artist: Volker Hamann

Artist in Residence

4th to 30th November 2009

Lost Generation Space

Volker Hamann is well know to the Malaysian Art Community through his exhibition with Chin Kong Yee in April/May 2007 at Wei-Ling Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.

Volker Haman was trained as a stone-sculptor, but soon after his apprentice-sphip he decided to work as an artistic sculptor. Photography soon became the second leg of his artistic search. He has exhibited his work in various galleries in Europe.

During his Residency at Lost Generation Space he will offer workshops and search for the essence of Kuala Lumpur in new photographs.

Suite 06-07, 6th Floor,
No 374, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel. + 60 3 21642011

General Info : nfo@kualalumpur.goethe.org

05 November, 2009

Bombay Sapphire Art Projects 2009 (BSAP09)

Bombay Sapphire Art Projects 2009 (BSAP09) is a mini art festival with the aim to encourage and support artists in developing ideas and exploring new directions in their practice. This year’s programme offers an exciting range of exhibitions and projects that look at various forms of new media practices by emerging artists from Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

As they continue to push the boundaries of art making, this pool of young artistic talent have also sought alternative means and strategies for expressing and responding to their contemporary experience. The programme hopes to promote the exchange of ideas, cultures and practices among artists and their audience.

Farah Azizan, Irman Hilmi, Liew Kwai Fei
11 - 28 November 2009

Daniel Dorall
3 - 19 December 2009

* both exhibitions are curated by SIMON SOON
RECOVERT RECORDS will be performing LIVE for both openings.

BSAP09 is made possible by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE

media partner : TIME OUT KL

Kata Design Dream Bag Challenge

KATA invite you to design your dream photo bag and submit it to the challenge. Each bag will be reviewed by a professional panel of judges. The best design will be selected as the winner, hand built exclusively for the designer and packed full of high-end photo equipment:

Canon 5D mk II body
2 Canon Lenses (24-105 EF L IS USM & 70-200 F/4.0 USM)
Gitzo Traveler kit (tripod+ head)
Litepanels MICROPRO

Isn't that a dream come true?!

What is the "Dream Bag Challenge"?
Basically this is a world wide contest to design a new and original photographic bag. The contest started on Nov. 1st 2009 and will run till March 1st 2010 so you have 4 whole months to come up with a great idea and submit it to the challenge!

Who can participate?
Anyone with a great idea can participate in the contest providing you are 18 or older.

What do I have to do to participate?
You simply have to join the challenge on the site and follow the step by step registration.

Please note that we are looking only for original camera bag designs, so if you have a great idea, knock us off our feet!

We are not looking for existing bags and designs, such submissions will automatically disqualify.

Upgrades and changes to existing bags will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

How do I submit my idea?
You can draw, sketch or photograph a model, basically anything that will present your idea in the best and clearest possible way.
You can upload up to 4 images to the gallery and you can also link your entry to your face book or website if you wish to expand on your concept and design.

How will the winners be chosen?
The judging process will consist of three stages

First Stage:
Every approved entry will automatically be posted on the Dream Bag Gallery until March 1st collecting viewers votes (1 star being the lowest rating and 5 stars the highest rating)

Second Stage:
The 250 designs to receive the highest viewer ratings will be presented to an internal professional Kata committee. From these 100 the top 10 will be selected based on originality and merit and not on the viewer's votes.

Third Stage:
The selected top 10 designs will be presented to the impartial and professional judging panel listed on the site who will select the final winners.

What submissions do you reject?
We are not looking for existing bags and designs, so any submissions of this nature will automatically disqualify.

I have Dream Bag Challenge question, who do I ask?
The best place to post any questions regarding the Dream Bag Challenge would be the Dream Bag Challenge Facebook page. For more info...

Adding an S to the D300

Although Nikon didn’t change what wasn’t broken, the number of small enhancements and additions to the feature set make it a much better and more robust camera overall.

Certainly, if you already own a D300, the changes (apart from perhaps the video recording) won’t make you run out and upgrade, but D200 owners for example, will find the D300S a major step forward as it improves on the D200 in every way.

Ref Site: http://star-techcentral.com

21 October, 2009

Photos For the Future

Do you have any photos that you would like to share with future generations? If so, send them in to The History Channel (Astro Channel 555) and be part of the future.
Though the Photos for the Future contest has ended, you are still warmly invited to submit your pictures and stories online. Your pictures will be kept in a permanent online archive for the benefit of future generations. The link and website are permanent.

The Photos for the Future Campaign
The aim of Photos for the Future is to create a lasting visual record of Asian life over the past century.

In every home, there are some special photographs that have not just precious sentimental value but also possibly valuable historical significance. The History Channel has launched Photos for the Future as a key initiative to invite viewers across Asia to share these photographs and the unique personal stories behind them.

Whether taken 80 years or just 8 months ago, any photo which tells a story is welcome. The History Channel seeks photos that help mark a moment, a period or an event in history – photos that show the changing faces of familiar local streets, the fashion trends or the customs of earlier generations.

How to participate:

Photos can be scanned or carefully re-photographed at high resolution with a digital camera.

The History Channel would like to know (in less than 400 words) about the people pictured and the background to the photograph.

Simply upload your photos and stories through historyasia.com.

For details of Photos for the Future, please visit
Please visit from their main site here

Article retrived from http://www.badanwarisan.org.my/content/?cid=284