Last weekend, I joined the PCP Photography Youth Camp. It was in International Youth Centre near my house. The Permaisuri Park is just next to the IYC. I let Sear Haur dragged me into it, with the prospect of getting to know some pretty girls in the camp. But alas, pretty girls were in short demand. And besides, they really were too young. I feel like a old bugger in the midst of teenagers. In fact, I was the 2nd oldest after Sear Haur!
Many came with just a simple point ‘n shoot cameras. Sear Haur & me came with our big-ass dSLR. It would be amat memalukan if we don’t at least get some recognition for our photos. The pressure is huge — imagine young fellas with less equipment taking better photos than we did! Die die also I need to show some good photos, which I did!
The legendary FujiFilm Finepix F31fd — the best point ‘n shoot digicam (傻瓜相机) ever. Superb ISO performance, natural skin tone, excellent balanced flash, sharp lens, fantastic sensor, cheap…
[Digressing… Anyone who knows a bit about photography would agree that F31fd is truly a gem. In fact, many pros are still looking for it til today. Too bad it’s out production. So, the next best choice is the F40 and F50. Same thing except the lousy ISO. Just get Fuji and your people photos will always look better than others.]
Most of them kids are from Chinese independent schools. I was the very minority bananas there. I wonder how did I managed to get along with them…
The purpose of this post is to show off some of the photos I took while during the camp. So here goes…
(All photos without post-processing. Only resized for web)
It looks fake, innit? You would never get this photo if you don’t know the trick… (same with the photo below). You would get either the sky all white, or the sign board all black.
Why don’t you hazard a guess in the comment section?
Some really nice friends I made.
Which is the boy, and which the girl?
Group photo of the winners.
Me receiving the camera bag from the camp master. She’s a darn funny lady. She doesn’t look like 37 year old, yeah? Photo taken by Sear Haur (mistakenly focused at the wall behind me instead of my face, that’s why you can’t see my pimples)
That’s me in action, trying to shoot the blue and yellow sky of the morning.