We had an overwhelming response, unexpectedly there were 46 awesome Kuching folks who turned up, filling the floor space of Great Wall Camera's first floor workshop space to the brim. I rarely did such a huge event, however I also acknowledge that we rarely do events in Kuching and we decided to allow more participants to go in after our initial capping of 25 participants. Considering that the same weekend there was the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2016), the turn up could have been more than 50 people, since some of the photographer friends I personally know went to the RMWF instead. It was indeed such a great joy for myself to see so many beautiful Kuching people, my own people, coming together to a photography event, and shoot together! I was so glad to see some familiar faces (Eve, Gladys, Sin, Lance) and meeting many, many more new faces!
Before we started the day, obviously, we fueled ourselves with the breakfast of champions, found exclusively only in Kuching.
The Authentic SARAWAK LAKSA, found only in SARAWAK.
Everything else in West Malaysia is FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE
Washing down the awesome, flavorful Laksa with a gigantic glass of Teh-C-Peng Special.
PHOTO SHARING SESSION AT GREAT WALL CAMERA
The attendance was a lot more than we anticipated, and thankfully we managed to have enough chairs for every one. Kudos to Great Wall members for quick action!
View from the front, and yes people still keep coming in after this.
A group photo, before the start of the photowalk, at the front of Great Wall Camera, Kuching.
PHOTOWALK AT KUCHING STREETS
Locations: Waterfront, Main Bazaar, Carpenter Street
I was rather busy guiding the street shooting session, as well as answering many questions left right front center! However I did have some opportunities to steal some shots for myself, and some of these shots were done to demonstrate something (it is easier done than said, in this case!)
Local Native Beauty
Special thanks to Theo, a member of Great Wall Camera for taking this super rare behind the scenes photo of me in action.
Photo Frame Maker in Carpenter Street
Hole in a Hat
Drink, Grind and Eat
An Expensive Hand-Rest
Looking Far In Front
SOME BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS OF PARTICIPANTS IN ACTION
Kindly take note I did not have the photos of everyone in action. I merely sniped away and shot randomly, whoever that was near me. So I have missed out on a lot of people. Nonetheless, Most of the photos taken below were for reporting purposes (I do need to show evidence of what I was doing in this photowalk). Also, if I have taken a photo of you, and you do not see it here, most likely the photo did not turn out flattering, or it was technically screwed up (out of focus, etc).
LANCE VUN STOP PLAYING POKEMON!!!!!!!
SPECIAL THANKS TO GREAT WALL CAMERA, KUCHING
Great Wall Camera has become the favourite place for photographers to hang out, and check out the latest cameras and lenses. It is currently the Canon Brand Ambassador Center, so it shows how serious this place is committed to the photographers in Kuching! My local friends have spoken very positively about Great Wall Camera, and after this event I have personally seen and experience first hand how capable the members from Great Wall are at providing great service to the photographers!
Special appreciation goes to Mr and Mrs Chin (owners of Great Wall Camera) for hosting this event! I sure hope we will have more future events together.
Olympus Malaysia x Great Wall Camera
Photo Credit: Theo (Great Wall)
A huge shout out to my colleagues, Boon and Eva who flew all the way from KL to support this event. Thanks guys, I owe you guys coffee.
Allen & Tiffany
This is the only shot I have of Allen and Tiffany. Special thanks to Allen for the amazing help provided to me and my team! Could not have make it without your help man. I know you are super, super busy and I could not thank you enough for making time for me and my colleagues from KL. More coffee on me in the future, you got it!
What a blast I had in Kuching! I just cannot wait to create more events in Kuching, and now that this event is a huge success, I think we can plan more ahead.
If you were one of the participants who came to this event, please do drop a comment! I would love to hear from you.
Please support this blog by liking my Facebook Page here
And follow me at Instagram @shutter.therapy