An enthusiastic audience of 70 with great passion for photography showed up at the recent photography workshop session aimed at further boosting participation in the Sunway International Photography Competition. Henry Wong, the secretary of the Society of Photographers Malaysia traded stories, tips and how-to’s with a fervent audience, ranging from teens to seniors.
“Make a strong first impression, keep your composition simple and tell a good story,” was Wong’s suggestion when asked how to grab the attention of the panel of judges for the Sunway International Photography Competition. With over RM100,000 worth of prizes to be won and the competition closing on 30 March 2016, the sharing at the workshop was to enable shutterbugs to capture better shots.
Some of the suggestions Wong shared include shooting in RAW format to maintain details, enhance photographs with the use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, minimise noise by maintaining an ISO at 100 to 200 with maximum of ISO 400 for night scenes. Weather wise, good photography weather often occurs the next morning after it rains, giving shutterbugs clear skies to shoot.
During the lively Q&A session with the participants, Mr. Wong was asked to problem shoot some issues faced by the shutterbugs and the kind of photographs that the panel of judges would look for. Through samples illustrated at the workshop, he reinforced the need for the photographs to create a strong first impression, keeping composition simple, using natural lighting, keeping an eye out for balance/contrast in colour, being creative by seeing things differently through the lens, maintaining sharpness, exposure and depth whilst bringing to life the subject matter.
For more useful photography tips, come join us at our next photography workshop Saturday, 27 February 2016 from 9.30am to 11am at KINI Office. For more information, please head to Sunway Pals’ Facebook at: