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WAH….you still not BORED of shooting weddings meh?

WAH….you still not BORED of shooting weddings meh? It’s ironic, yesterday in the midst of one of the most touching and beautiful wedding that i have covered, a photographer (not on my team, she was there to cover instant print) asked. That got me thinking. Is it abnormal to be so fired up about my craft and passion after only 13 years?

As i am writing this, i just turned 36 today. What a journey and what a ride:) Just so so much to be grateful for. Most of all for God my creator who loves me so much and given me so many great gifts including my lovely wife, children, family, friends like yourself and the talent and passion that he has blessed me to bless others. To create precious moments, preserved them for others so that they are able to share and relive that cherished memories over and over again. I can’t put a price to that *WINK*

Also at the wedding yesterday, i am reminded (and will never take it for granted) of what a great privilege that i have to be able to witness such an amazing event, and even more so the friendship and support of the awesome couple’s family all these years.

Thank you all and you know who you are! And also as i was looking through a recent video recording of our wedding couple Sheryl & Nizam’s feedback on their experience working with TEAMKIDCHAN, i can now validate and justify why i am still so fired up after 13 years of photographing professionally!

Thank you all! Thank you for your support all these years!

Btw, do check out the the world’s cutest birthday video k (YES, I am BIASED…cause she is my daughter ;) )

and HAPPY birthday to ME!

Merrychristmaskidchan

How to create an instant greeting card with a smartphone in less than 10 minutes

Dear All,

Wishing you all and your family a Blessed Christmas and a happy New year!

Merrychristmaskidchan

How I made this Card:
1) Saw this image while having dinner with family in Pavillion. Took a picture with my Iphone 5
2) Create Blur with After Focus app
3) then adjust contrast and brightness with Snapseed
4) Added greetings with Phonto App

Voila an instant greeting card! try it sometime and create a personalized greeting card!

Cheers,
kid

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Click! Click! with Kid Chan – Interview by Cay Kujipers on Persona Episode 04 on Capital TV

Snippets of the Personality Profile Interview by Cay Kujipers on Persona Episode 04 on Capital TV. I am so honoured to be featured along many prominent Malaysian personalities and Industry leaders including: CEO of Westports Malaysia & co- owner of Queens Park Rangers (Barclays Premier League) Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, Malaysia First Lady of Theatre Datuk Faridah Merican, Multi-Millionaire hairstylist Winnie Loo of A Cut Above Fame, & Co-founder of Nuffnang Timothy Tiah

The interview covered some of my philosophy in life, hobbies and tips for future wedding couple.

Warning: I sound like a duck :)

How? Did i sound like a duck? :)

Kid Chan on RTM2′s Hello on Two Breakfast Show

Dear All,
This is a recent TV interview that i done on National TV. I was interviewed on RTM2′s Hello On Two. I had great fun chatting with the host Terrence Dass and Azaria Tagaya.

Truth to be told i am geting increasingly more uncomfortable doing live interviews. This is because i find myself more interested in the interviewer’s stories than my own story ( i heard mine more than 500 times). It is fine if it is not on air, but when it is live i have to resist the temptation to do that , because i need to let the interviewer do their job:) If you notice the interview, i kinda like held back and ask a bit more questions than your regular interviewee.
Btw some one commented that, it must be fun being an expert/authority in photography? And my reply, I dont relish being an expert (especially these day when everyone is one), i enjoy being a photographer

Fitbride – FREE Wedding Seminar at KIDCHANSTUDIO

Dear All,

I will be speaking at a FREE wedding seminar called Fitbride organized by Healthpointecoach this coming Saturday. The seminar is  put together by your trusted wedding vendors in Malaysia, to help brides & grooms-to-be who want to look great, feel good & handle the stress during their journeys leading up to their Big Day!

I will be speaking together with bridal make over extraordinaire Lee Kuen of the Bridal Glam, Wedding gown designer Kris Wong of That Special Occasion and Wellness and Weight management coach Shirlym Lim of Healthpointecoach

The Full event details are as follows:

Event: Fitbride
Date: 24th MArch 2012
Time: 3.00 – 6.00pm
Venue: KIDCHANSTUDIO, No6A, Jalan 17/54, Section 17, Petaling Jaya

Hurry the event is Limited to 6 lucky Couples Only .LIKE www.facebook.com/healthpointecoach now to confirm your seat NOW!

For more info please call Shirlyn at shirlyn.kcs@gmail.com 012-2880246

Michael & Jacklyne’s Beautiful Church Wedding Ceremony at St. Andrew’s Prebysterian Church & Intimate Wedding Reception at Ritz Carlton

TEAM KIDCHAN is honored to photograph Michael & Jacklyne’s Church Wedding Ceremony at the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. The Bride was resplendent in a That Special Occasion bridal Gown. The beautiful church deco was by My Bridal Florist. The wedding ceremony was followed by a traditional tea ceremony and grand wedding reception at the Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur.

More images of Michael & Jacklyne’s Church Wedding Ceremony at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Here
More images of Michael & Jacklyne’s Intimate Ritz-Carlton Wedding Reception here

Free Motivational Screensaver for Download – Will you break FREE? by Kid Chan

Dear All,

When i saw all the bearbrick keychains in a fishbowl at the 1st Birthday Celebration of Malaysia’s Celebrity Fashion Designer Melinda Looi’s youngest son Mika, I thought of the following quote by Robert Allen- “Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” Do you?

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Please Feel free to download the Free motivational Screensaver for your personal use. If you are encouraged or motivated by this poster, please share on your Fb or tweet about this!

Thank you in advance!

P.S: Please connect with me on Facebook? looking forward:)

How to take better pictures for you facebook and twitter profile?

Dear All,

I got a lovely surprise call from @hitzdotfm ‘s @jfkjohan,Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Radio DJ & TV Personality. MBA Graduate. Professional Pilot. He asked me how to take better pictures with phone’s camera for our facebook and twitter profile. Here are some of my suggestions:

1)First, consider who might see it and what you want them to see .
Do you want your potential/current employer in the best and professional look? If not, what about that really cute guy/girl who you have a crush on? What do you want them to see?

2) Consider good light.
Photography is painting with lights. Do go to a well lighted area.

3) Amplify good features. Hide the slightly not so good
If you are not sure which is your good side, ask someone objective & accept it:) good luck to the boyfriends and hubby.

4) Consider proper cropping.
Check out Rule of Thirds . Also remember, that most of the profile pitures are in square. Decide what you want to highlight.

Lastly if you are not the reading type, i found this extremely funny ad by Samsung that give VERY, VERY, VERY good tips for taking better profile pictures. Must watch! i learned so much!

Namkaran Samskar Photography for Baby Aleeyah (Naming Ceremony)

Dear All,

I had a great time photographing the Baby Aleeyah’s Namkaran Samskar or Naming ceremony. The first in my eleven year career. It was a colorful and beautiful ceremony. Here are some of my favorite shots:

Cheers,
Kid

P.S: I am so happy to be able to photograph this ceremony for Aleeyah, as I was not available for daddy and mummy’s wedding….

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Royal Wedding of HRH Tengku Aslahuddin Jaafar & Sofia Erica Lane as featured on Harper’s Bazaar Life

Royal Wedding of HH Tengku Aslahuddin Ja’afar & Sofia Erica Lane as featured on Harper’s Bazaar A Fashionable Life by Sunitha Thayaparan.

The team was truly honored to be the official photographer of the Royal Wedding of  Y.M Tengku Aslahuddin, more affectionately know as Kual and his beautiful bride Sofia Erica Lane. I first met Ku AL when photographing the wedding of his cousin Y.M Tunku Myra to Dato’ James Iskandar Jaa’far Greaves. Always a great sport the wedding was extremely fun to cover, albeit having strict royal protocol to follow. The Akad nikah was held at the Istana Negeri Sembilan while the grand wedding reception was held at the Shangri-la Hotel grand Ballroom. The wedding was followed by a private and intimate after party. The images appeared on Harper’s Bazaar Life.

Royal Wedding at Istana Negeri Sembilan

HH Tengku Aslahuddin Jaa’far & the beautiful bride Sofia Erica Lane

made in heaven

Sweet Serendipity

Akad Nikah Diraja

The Royal Akad Nikah Ceremony

Royal wedding Banquet at Shangri-la Hotel

The Royal Banquet

Wedding after party at Shangri-la

The Wedding after party..

View more published works here

Thank you.

Till then, take it easy,
KIDCHAN

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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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Beach Wedding Photography for Kenny & Chia Mei’s at the Lone Pine Resorts, Penang

Oceanic Overtune (As published in Styleweddings)

Many dream of having a beach wedding. But this Kenny and Chia Mei got it just right, hailing from a jewel of an isle like Penang.Resplendent in a Keith Kee Gown, the couples wedding ceremony at sunset was indeed a sight to behold. An intimate garden wedding reception for 180 guest followed at the Lone Pine Resorts .

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Beach Wedding Photography for Kenny & Chia Mei’s at the Lone Pine Resorts, Penang

Oceanic Overtune (As published in Styleweddings)
Many dream of having a beach wedding. But this Kenny and Chia Mei got it just right, hailing from a jewel of an isle like Penang.Resplendent in a Keith Kee Gown, the couples wedding ceremony at sunset was indeed a sight to behold. An intimate garden wedding reception for 180 guest followed at the Lone Pine Resorts .