Day Two : People behind TREASURES OF THE RAINFORESTS PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE

Journey of a Malaysia Wedding Photographer:

My 2nd Day journey for The workshop The Treasure of The RainForest Photography Challenge and Conference , continue from day one

After we had our breakfast at Hilton Kuching and pack our lunch box around 8am, we are now heading to Batang Ai with 2 stops in between the long 4.5 hours journey….

Our first stop is Serian, kinda different from what I imagine as it looks like normal small town in West Malaysia to me….all the participants are split into several groups with lead photographers : Alvin Leong, Patrick Low, Zung, Yusuf Hashim, Jimin Lai, Jim Liaw & Jason Victor and I am under Jim’s group. Jim kick start with explaining basic of lighting and asking all participants to capture object with side light for more 3D effect. All of us were having fun time capturing images of wet market.. people are friendly and never stop us from shooting. We spend around an hour at the wet market and continue our Journey to the next stop..

Alvin Leong and his group

Alvin Leong and his group

Clement with his stylish look lol

Clement with his stylish look lol

Jim sharing with all participants in his group on basic lighting knowledge

Jim sharing with all participants in his group on basic lighting knowledge

Next Stop: Lachau

yeah, you are right, Lachau, a small town with old coffee shop lot. Zung was so happy and telling us that he like these type of old coffee shop.. bring back memories to him…

Jim & Ning outside the coffee shop

Jim & Ning outside the coffee shop

told you, the journey is tiring hahahaah

told you, the journey is tiring hahahaah

Finally,with 4 hours plus journey, we reach at the Dam, I was amazed by the bus driver reverse driving skill (I am talking about reversing downhill with more than 500m oooh )…although some of us start screaming as the bus approaching the end of the jetty.. hahahah

Zung

Zung

I was told that Batang Ai Dam is as big as Singapore Island, 30mins ride from Jetty, we finally arrived at Hilton Batang Ai Resort. Patrick and I almost fainted when looking up the staircases from the jetty to the lobby…I dont think I can make it with all my bags!! when I started climbing up the stairs, our saver arrive!!! the hotel helper were there and so kind to help Patrick and I carried our luggage all the way up to lobby… hurray!!! hahahaha

Now you know what I mean

Now you know what I mean, this is only showing quarter of the staircases

Within a short break, my boss, Patrick already pull out his laptop and review on his presentation for the following day workshop while some of us head for the jungle walk session and sunset session…

Look at all the gears!

Look at all the gears!

Sunset is only few mins and the best time is few sec, shoot!

Sunset is only few mins and the best time is few sec, shoot!

After shower, we head for the pool side for the official opening & ceremony of The Treasure of The RainForest Photography Challenge and Conference . I only manage to zzz around 1am after the workshop in the function room ended late night..

Following day: Long House and Waterfall visit!!!


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Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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