Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photo Workshop : Paris In The Fall

Weekend Street and Architectural Photography : October 2 - 4, 2009

Photographing Paris in the autumnal light is magical. Avoiding the cliche images, we take you roaming the back streets of Montmartre to the abundant and colourful street markets, elegant passages and austere city jardins, the grandeur architecture of Paris calls out to be photographed. Bookings accepted now.

This workshop is for photographers wishing to hone their street-photography, adopt new visual styles in architectural studies and low-light photography..and of course, sampling Parisian cuisine!

For more information, itinerary and costs, please click here

Monday, April 27, 2009

Open window to the future

After 10 days of intensive assignments, slide show reviews and talks, with 4 nights spent in the relative 'comfort' of the Nanga Sumpa longhouse and meeting its 28 families, we emerged from the heat and bug infested jungle of Batang Ai into the civility of the Kuching Hilton to debrief and unwind (hot showers!). Our host, Philip of Borneo Adventure prepared a sumptious dinner at his home for the group, after which we had a slideshow presentation of the Top 100 images of the week from each participant. (Look here )

Our pilot workshop closed with farewells from the lobby of the Hilton this morning, only to return with a bigger workshop program for 2009/10 with some exciting venues being this space!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


The annual Arts For Grabs weekend is round again at The Annexe Gallery, and since the KL Photoawards 2009 is exhibiting the finalists for from the 7 - 23 May, I am organising the following events. For registration, send me an email at :

Saturday & Sunday, 9th & 10th May : 2 - 3 pm


Gallery Talk Session 1/2 & Review of portrait images 2/2

Steven Lee attempts to define what contemporary photography for portraiture is, and will walk through the 46 finalists of the first KL Photoawards 2009 on show at The Annexe Gallery. He will present tips and techniques for the photographer and explain concept, planning and execution of a portrait session. Participants will have 24 hours to plan and photograph a portrait session of their friends or family, and return the next day to show, discuss and receive feedback of their newly photographed portraits.

Steven Lee is an award winning freelance photographer based in the UK, noted for his photo-documentary books Outside Looking In : Kuala Lumpur and Malaysians. He runs, which involves
travel photography, publishing, exhibition, photography education and workshops dedicated to the personal advancement of photographic objectives for all enthusiasts. He is the initiator of the first KL Photoawards 2009 for contemporary portraiture.


Sunday, 10th May : 5 - 7 pm


Have you ever been afraid of photographing strangers? What equipment should you use? How do you maintain distance and yet obtain great street images? Learn techniques and tips on how to shoot effectively and safely in the street directly with Jimin Lai, ex AFP and REUTERS photographer. Jimin will take a small group onto the streets of Kuala Lumpur to capture scenes and people up close. He will demonstrate composition, angle and approach on how to photograph striking images. Limited spaces available : Register early

Jimin Lai is an international freelance photojournalist, a speaker, trainer, and a Mac user. He was formerly Chief Photographer in KL for Agence France-Presse, Senior Staff Photographer for The Star daily newspaper, and Stringer for REUTERS. He is most sought after for his photography workshops and corporate work.