Recently I just enroll myself in two workshops/conference and glad that we have more and more similar activities in Malaysia….
The Workshop and Photo Challenge
Set on the edge of spectacular rainforests, the Hilton Batang Ai Longhouse Resort is Hilton’s only jungle property. Surrounded by indescribably beautiful rainforests by the Batang Ai Lake in Sarawak, the resort is just a 2-hour boat ride away from the famed Batang Ai National Park.
Explore the lush greenery, visit the neighbouring Iban longhouses and travel upriver in the same trail as Headhunters of yore in search of the elusive perfect picture – in this hidden paradise rich in culture, nature and adventure, you may just find it.
The first of its kind in Malaysia, “Treasures of The Rainforests” Photography Challenge & Conference 2009 invites you to join the search for the most inspiring image from the Batang Ai district.
Meet ten professional photographers in Malaysia – discuss and learn how to handle live, nature, wedding and portraiture shoots, join them on photography excursions to authentic Iban longhouses and nature hikes, share photography and learn the tricks of the trade.
Help in highlighting the wealth of diversity of Sarawak to the rest of the world, excite the imagination, and be a part of a series of national, regional and international showcases. Celebrate Sarawak’s culture, nature and adventure – and be in the running to win more than RM5,000 worth of prizes.
Who should come?
Hobbyists, Amateur Photographers, Freelance Photographer, Serious Hobbyists, Advance Amateur, Professional Photographers, Photographers or anyone who loves Photography
What on earth is an unconference? And what’s this ShootFest about?
These are most likely the first 2 questions on your mind. An unconference is an informal gathering of likeminded people with a common interest. It’s a participant-driven conference, meaning everyone must participate in some way or another. We encourage everyone to present a topic or engage in a discussion during the 2-day sessions.
Each ShootFest is a media unconference primarily for photographers and videographers. This first one that is organised is themed The Wedding and is meant for professionals, freelancers and anyone interested in wedding photography and videography.
The benefits of ShootFests are knowledge-sharing, networking and raising the bar for the industry. If you feel you don’t want to share any of your kung-fu, then the unconference is probably not for you. We want to breed improvement for everyone, and need you to share your thoughts too.
When, Where, What???
Date: 6th & 7th June 2009 (Saturday & Sunday). We start at 10am. Register at 9am on Saturday.
Venue: Integricity office, Centrepoint Bandar Utama
Dress code: Casual. Do bring a jacket or scarf if you’re prone to get cold in air-conditioned spaces
Fees: RM50. And you’ll get a limited edition, never-printed-before T-shirt!
What should I bring?
- A water bottle. We are going green, and will not be providing paper or plastic cups.
- Name tag from a previous conference or talk. If you REALLY don’t have one, we’ll provide you with one.
- Notebook, if you have one.
- If speaking, bring the necessary VGA connector to hook up your notebook to the projector.
- Equipment (camera, camcorder – do take care of your own equipment, we will not be held liable for anything whatsoever)
- Namecards, bringing more is better than less.