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New Strait Times Life & Time Cover Story: The Glamour Kid- Kid Chan is the go-to photographer of high society

Kid Chan, Executive Director of KIDCHANSTUDIO is honoured to be featured by New Straits Times on the cover story of it’s Life & Times Section. The Glamour Kid- Kid Chan is the go-to photographer of high society by Izwan Ismail is the 3rd time in less than a decade that he is featured on the cover story with once together with other top celebrities of Malaysia in their effort to help reduce road accidents in Malaysia.

Read The Glamour Kid: Kid Chan is the go-to photographer society  online here

Download a copy The Glamour Kid: Kid Chan is the go-to photographer society  PDF Here

Thank you New Straits Times!

Wedding in the biggest mistake a bride make when hiring a wedding photographer?

Wedding Insider Pro Tip #1
 
Dear Brides ,
How do you measure the price of regret? Over the years (I been photographing weddings internationally as a professional for more than 12 years now), I always get the question “what is the biggest mistake a bride make when hiring a wedding photographer?”
 
Well the answer is a pretty obvious and simple. Write this down – the biggest mistake a bride make when hiring a wedding photographer is …… *drum rolls please*
Hiring the wrong One!
 
The factors contributing to this?
Many! But I will save that for another post. let’s focus on why hiring the wrong photographer first is the biggest mistake.
 
Why? Because You only have one chance to pick the wrong photographer once. You read that right!
 
Do you agree that wedding photos are the only thing that stays with you for life and let you relive your joy over and over again?
 
Imagine that smile, those tears of happiness, the embrace, that first look, the first dance and etc etc ….
 
So do your research well. If it is a budget issue, we suggest adjusting it, because budget can be fixed, but bad pictures and experience can’t.
 
Of course the other thing that stay with you is the diamond ring :D so tell hubby, see kid chan says: don’t stinger on the diamond :)
 
So please hire the right photographer when you have the chance cause you are not going to risk compromising on your heirloom memories right?
 

KIDES632

Corporate Event Photography of Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Khazanah Nasional at The Majestic Hotel

TEAMKIDCHAN is honored to be the official photographers for Khazanah Nasional Berhad’s Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri earlier this month at The Majestic Hotel. The open house of the investment holding arm of the Government of Malaysia was grace by the Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak who is also the Chairman of the board. The open house also saw a gathering of Malaysia’s corporate Who’s who including the Board of Directors of Khazanah including Tan Sri Dato’ Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda, Tan Sri Mohamed Azman bin Yahya and Managing Director Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar.

KIDES001 khazanah Nasional open house KIDES067 Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Hj Abdul Razak  KIDES147 KIDES039 KIDES083 door gift KIDES402 Tan Sri Dato' Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar KIDES419 Adibah Noor Khazanah (25) Tan Sri Dato' Azman bin Hj. Mokhtar Khazanah (45) Tan sri Rafidah Aziz and  Tan sri Munir Majid a momento for the prime minister KIDES626 Khazanah (46) KIDES150

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Photo Technique:What is Rule of Thirds ? Rule of Thirds Explained in Layman Term

What is Rule of Thirds ? Rule of Thirds Explained in Layman Term

Rule of Third in Wedding Group Photography

Rule of Third in Wedding Group Photography

So why did this post came about? I was at a Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner the other night and my cousin-in-law who  recently bought a very decent DSLR camera asked how can he take better pictures? A  bit of background first, my cousin-in-law has not heard of aperture nor speed.  OK….

I thought for a while on what  best I can share him then, and decided to start with Composition. And I truly belief if you can master the basic  Rule of thirds technique, you will instantly be a better photographer. At least by 26% :)

So what is Rule of thirds? Do Skip this following definition if you prefer simple English:)

Rule of Thirds

Rule of thirds create more emotions in an otherwise pretty simple shot

According to Wikipedia, the rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in visual arts such as painting, photography and design.The rule states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.Proponents of the technique claim that aligning a subject with these points creates more tension, energy and interest in the composition than simply centering the subject would.

Or in layman terms: imagine breaking an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. And your focus point so be place at the intersections instead of the centre to create more energy, tension and interest.

Following are some samples on Rule of Thirds Application:

Rule of thirds Combined with a Foreground to create some Depth of Field

Rule of thirds Combined with a Foreground to create some Depth of Field

Rule of Thirds applied Vertically

Rule of Thirds can be applied Vertically too

Rule of Thirds applied in Travel Photography in this Shot at Lake Como

Rule of Thirds applied in Travel Photography in this Shot at Lake Como

Simple? Yup, it is. Just need a lots of practice.  So take lots of pictures and share some before and after pictures with me k?

Let me know  if there is some other questions about photography I can help answer?

If you found this post helpful, and would like to be updated on future photography tips and techniques like this let’s get connected on TWITTER or FACEBOOK .

You may also be interested in the following post:

Photo Technique: How to photograph your Children?
Photo Technique: How to Extend your camera tripod more when it reaches it maximum height?

Thank you.

Till then, take it easy,

KIDCHAN

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Amazing Clouds Captured by Iphone

Amazing Clouds Captured by Iphone

Dear all,

The other day I woke up to this Amazing Cloud formation and took a quick snap with my iphone. have you got similar one’s to share?

Cheers,
Kid Chan
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  • Architectural Photography for Volkswagen TTDI

    Architectural Photography for Volkswagen TTDI

    Dear All,

    Volkswagen TTDI 3S Centre

    Exterior of Volkswagen TTDI

    Night scene at Volkswagen TTDI

    Team KIDCHAN was recently commissioned to photographed the Interior & Exterior Photography for Volkswagen TTDI. More interior and exterior photographs of Volkswagen TTDI 3S Centre here.

    Cheers,
    Kid Chan
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    Tall groom, Sweet petite Bride in Sydney

    Tall groom, Sweet petite Bride in Sydney

    Senior Photographer Jason and I had a great time in Sydney, mid- March shooting Catriona and Andrew. I have known the bride since she was 9. Her cousin was a classmate of mine. The shoot also posed a very fun challenge for me.

    As i have never met the groom prior to this, the bride in in her own words said with her signature laughter, ” The groom is six feet two and i am five feet nothing”. With that, I was really looking forward to the fun shoot for my little friend who is not so little anymore.

    On the day of photography, the couple was one of the most casual one I ever shot in my life. I even managed to pursuade her to climb a tree that is easily 15 feet tall at HYDE PARK. But i wont published it yet. As they said, keep the best for the last! :)

    On the day of the shoot God bless us with remarkable weather. And boy did we walk. “Our day tour” included Hyde park, St. Mary’s Cathederal, Botanical Gardens, the Customary Sydney Opera House, The Rocks and ended in Circular Quay. The sporting couple did not complain and after that we worked up an great appetite for a nice Japanese Sushi:)

    Special thanks to Laine Ooi, bride’s best friend who were the official stylist for the day:)

    Really, really looking forward to their actual day in Kuala Lumpur!

    How do you like the shoot?

    Cheers,
    Kid Chan

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    Preview of Michael & Michelle’s Pre-Wedding Portraits in Melbourne

    Preview of Michael & Michelle’s Pre-Wedding Portraits in Melbourne

    Was in Melbourne recently to photograph this lovely couple. Before flying in, there was reports of hale stroms and all. So i prayed very hard, and Thank God for perfect weather.Here are some of my favourite from the shoot:

    It was abolutely great fun photographing this couple and their entourage: Am looking forward to their Actual day this weekend:)

    Cheers,
    Kid Chan
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    Indian Wedding Ceremony Photography for Dhynna & Suresh

    Indian Wedding Ceremony Photography for Dhynna & Suresh

    Was honored to shoot the beautiful and colorful traditional Indian wedding ceremony for Dhynna & Suresh in Seremban last year.

    Hear are some of my favourite images from the wedding:

    More photos of The Hindu Wedding Ceremony of Suresh & Dhynna Here.

    Thank you!

    Cheers,
    Kid Chan
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  • Advertorial: Casual & Candid Portrait in Sydney & Melbourne

    Casual & Candid Portrait in Sydney & Melbourne

    Dear All,

    I am heading to Melbourne and Sydney this week:)

    I have some available slots for Casual and Candid portraits sessions. The shoot is suitable either for individual/couple or family. The 45 minute session is truly a steal at AUD 488 + a cup of lattte:)


    Photo Courtesy of KIDCHANSTUDIO

    The catch is you must be in a white top and in a pair of jeans.

    The slots for Sydney is on 13 March 2010 & Melbourne on the  14 March 2010

    Please Contact Me for more info.

    thanks!

    Cheers,
    Kid Chan
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  • Fotografi Majlis Akad Nikah Farhan & Farah di Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Jalan Duta

    Fotografi Majlis Akad Nikah Farhan & Farah di Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Jalan Duta

    I recently  photographed the wedding of Entrepreneur Farhan Harun to his high school sweetheart Interior designer Farah Hanafiah. The Akad Nikah ceremony was held at the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan at Jalan Duta. The sweet couple is both 28 and my junior in Sri Cempaka.

    Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan

    buttons..

    roses..

    inai

    prayers of a mother...

    this ring...

    first kiss..

    yes…

    that's my boy...

    from now till eternity...

    Wedding Vendor list:
    Brides Bridal Gown: Cosry (Putra Aziz)
    Groom’s Attire: Cosry (Putra Aziz)
    Flowers, Hantaran & Pelamin (home): Hakimie
    Bridal Make-up: Michelle Touche

    TEAM KIDCHAN also photographed the couple’s grand Bersanding Ceremony at the Dewan Perdana Felda.

    Full Gallery of Farah & Farhan’s AKAD NIKAH will be up in KIDCHANSTUDIO soon.

    Cheers,
    KIDCHAN
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  • Kidchan Travel Memories – Photo #2 Wine for Sale

    Kidchan Travel Memories – Photo #2 Wine for Sale at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

    The following image was taken at Queen Victoria Market during my last trip to Melbourne.
    Queen Victoria Market is also known as Queen Vic Markets is a major landmark in Melbourne, started as a small market in 1850′s.

    Wine for Sale, Queen Victoria Market

    Wine for Sale

    Personally there is so much to see and EAT at the market, so i strongly recommend it as a stop if you are planning to visit Melbourne. And if you are wondering, it is not as smelly as our local market.

    About the Picture:
    As i was passing by a friendly wine shop owner offer me FREE WINE tasting. I politely decline but asked permission to photograph his neat and nice wine shop instead.

    Btw, this picture is also my Macbook Pro’s Desktop Wallpaper.

    Care to share what your’s on the comment box?

    Cheers,
    KIDCHAN
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  • Romance in Sydney

    Romance in Sydney

    We were flown to Sydney for Hong Kong Couple Ada & Quiton Engagement Portraits last year.

    This is one set i really like.

    My Best friend

    My Best friend

    Romance in Sydney ...

    Romance in Sydney ...

    Shall we dance?

    Shall we dance?

    I see me in your eyes.....

    I see me in your eyes.....

    Fly away...

    Fly away...

    Good evening Sydney..

    Hey if you want our style of Pre-Wedding Photography, you make take advantage of our Special Destination Pre-wedding Packages to Fraser’s Hill, Kuching, Hong Kong & Macau!

    Hurry and Contact Us now!

    Best regards,
    KIDCHAN
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