Wednesday, April 1, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK & WORKSHOP @ The Annexe Gallery

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 svllee@gmail.com :



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

STEVEN LEE

Gallery Talk Session 1/2 & Review of portrait images 2/2
CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY : FREE, LIMITED TO 15-20 persons

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 explorenation.net, 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.

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Sunday, 10th May : 5 - 7 pm

JIMIN LAI

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, A BOLD NEW APPROACH : FEE : RM40.00
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.