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    Post ClickArt - World Photojournalist Meet 2003 (ClickArt 2003)

    The latest in the world of photojournalism unveiled at inaugural CLICKART convention.
    Opportunity for participants to re-discover Singapore’s arts scenes on photo shoots led by master photographers

    Singapore, 1 April 2003 - Photojournalists and photography enthusiasts will have the rare opportunity of discussing the latest developments and techniques that are impacting the profession and the art of photography. Issues such as the future of photojournalism, creativity and the adoption of digital format will be discussed at the inaugural ClickArt - World Photojournalist Meet 2003 (ClickArt 2003).

    To be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre from 6 to 8 June 2003, the event will feature a keynote presentation, hands-on workshops, photo shootouts where participants will be able to get tips from master photographers, and a panel discussion.

    Several well-known names in photojournalism have been invited to speak at the convention. Heading the list is keynote speaker Steve McCurry. McCurry, a celebrated National Geographic photographer, will showcase his forte in capturing the human experience on film in his presentation, 20 Years of Photography in Asia. He will take participants through the highlights of his career behind the lens and provide updates on his recent work to places including Tibet, Cambodia and Afghanistan.

    McCurry will also speak at a workshop on Taking Portraiture to the Next Level. “During my workshop, participants will be inspired to forgo traditional rules of portrait making and to define a personal vision and approach. I hope to impart my skills in capturing the soul of a person. It was during my early days in India that I learned the art of watching and waiting on life. If you wait, people forget your camera and the soul drifts into view,” he enthuses.

    Sharing the limelight with McCurry as workshop speakers are Chip Simons (USA), Tay Kay Chin (Singapore) and Masahiko Yamamoto (Japan).

    Simons is a master photographer who is much sought-after and he will conduct a workshop on Location Lighting. He will focus on the use of proper lighting for each situation, including a special technique he has mastered called ‘light painting’ where lighting implements such as flash lights and spotlights will be introduced.

    Tay, who is Hasselblad’s Master of Photography for 2003, will delve into his personal approach towards daily assignments in his workshop, An Idea a Day. Participants in his session will be challenged to generate new ideas from repetitive and mundane subjects.

    With the digital format increasing in popularity among press photographers around the world, Asahi Shimbun photo editor Yamamoto will share his expertise on Digital Photography and Its Impact on Photo Editing. He will discuss the techniques involved and how digital photography differs from traditional film photography.

    Participants can take advantage of the unique interactive opportunities with leading photo professionals and explore several arts belts and cultural enclaves, based on the themes of Space, Behind the Scenes, Reaching out, Asian Roots and Arts at Work. The routes will include a special tour of Singapore’s newest and most exciting arts development, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River, Orchard Road, arts belts like Robertson Quay, Chinatown, Waterloo and Little India, as well as other arts facilities and activities in other parts of Singapore.

    Participants will also get to engage the four speakers in a panel discussion, The Future of Photojournalism, held on the final day.

    At the end of the event, participants can look forward to the promise of international publicity and professional recognition as photographs taken during the shootouts can be submitted as entries for the ClickArt Best Photography Award and the Best Photo Essay Award.

    “There has been a proliferation of arts performances, art appreciation and related activities in recent years, as Singapore drives towards becoming a global city for the Arts. ClickArt World Photojournalist Meet will not only promote the art of photography but also capture the vibrancy of the local arts scene,” remarks Mrs Susan Loh, Co-Chairman of the organising committee and Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing at the National Arts Council.

    “We are pleased to offer delegates the chance to witness and document the process that Singapore is undergoing as we move towards the goal of becoming a vibrant Arts city. The annual Singapore Arts Festival, which will coincide with the event, further expands the diverse range of available subjects for the participants,” said Mr David PC Tay, Chairman of the ClickArt Organising Committee.

    Networking among the best in the photojournalism field abounds as the organisers - the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board, Contact Singapore and Singapore Economic Development Board - will be hosting some 100 photojournalists from all over the world during the ClickArt event.

    Participation at ClickArt is also open to amateur photographers. Photo buffs interested in taking part can email info@clickart2003.com for details or visit the event website, www.photoimagingasia.com/clickart. Special rates and discounts are available.

    Deputy Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong will be the guest-of-honour at the opening of ClickArt 2003 and the concurrent Photo & Imaging Asia exhibition. The official opening will be held on 6 June at Suntec Singapore. Other concurrent events are the ASEAN Photo Exhibition and Lianhe Zaobao’s Great Moments in Lianhe Zaobao Photojournalism photo exhibition.

    ClickArt 2003 is organised in partnership with The Photographic Society of Singapore, Singapore Press Holdings, MediaCorp Press and Meeting Planners International. Its main sponsor is the Lee Foundation. Other sponsors are Nikon and Fuji Film, Raffles the Plaza, Apple Singapore, CHIJMES and Epson Singapore.

    Supporting publications are Better Photography (India) and State of the Arts (Australia).

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    Post Seminar Programme

    Day One - 6 June
    7.00am Registration
    10.00am Official Opening
    10.30am Viewing of Photo & Imaging Asia 2003 & ASEAN Photo Exhibition
    11.00am Workshop I
    12.15pm Workshop II
    1.20pm Lunch Presentation by Keynote Speaker
    3.00pm Shootout I
    6.00pm 1st Submission of entries for Best Photography Award
    7.00pm Shootout II

    Day Two - 7 June
    7.00am Shootout III
    11.00am Shootout IV
    1.00pm 2nd Submission of entries for Best Photography Award
    3.00pm Shootout V
    6.00pm 3rd Submission of entries for Best Photography Award

    Day Three - 8 June
    8.00am Editing & Networking Session
    11.00am Last Submission of Digital Images for Best Photography Award
    11.30am Panel Discussion Featuring Workshop Speakers
    1.00pm Judging for Best Photography Award
    7.00pm Closing Dinner

    Note: Programme subject to change

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    Post Biography of Speakers

    Steve McCurry
    Steve graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. His forte is in covering international and regional conflicts such as the Iran-Iraq war. Through his lenses, he has shown the world thought-provoking images of the human consequences of war. The pictures he took in Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion propelled him into international prominence. A multi-award winner, Steve was named the Magazine Photographer of the Year by US-based National Press Photographers Association in 1984. He also garnered four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest in the same year.

    Chip Simons
    Following studies in art and photography, Chip moved to New York. His first series of work ‘I Am A Dog’ was initially published in Andy Warhol’s ‘Interview’ magazine. Subsequent publications showing Chip’s photos included the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, Fortune and Forbes. In the mid 1980s Chip had emerged as an important photographer with a unique style of seeing coupled with vivid colour and innovative lighting techniques. Chip’s images never cease to push his equipment and his vision to the edge. An artist with a prolific repertory of ideas, he has been recognised by Nikon on both their ‘Legends’ and ‘Masters’ series.

    Tay Kay Chin
    Kay Chin trained as a photojournalist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon graduation, he joined The Straits Times, becoming its Picture Editor in 1999. In 2000, he founded the Nikon Media Photographer of the Year award for Singapore-based photojournalists. He was one of four Masters at the Month of Photography in Singapore in 2002. Based on his series on panoramic Singapore, Hasselblad selected him as one of their 12 Masters of Photography for 2003.

    Masahiko Yamamoto
    Masahiko joined Asahi Shimbun after graduating from the Brooks Institute School of Photography, USA, in 1982. He is now the paper’s Photo Editor based in Tokyo. Through the years he has played a key role in documenting many global events including three Olympic Games. He was also the US correspondent during the 1996 presidential elections. Recently, he was the Chief Photo Editor of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Masahiko also holds a law degree awarded by Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

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    Post Workshop Synopses

    Taking Portraiture to the Next Level
    Steve McCurry
    This is a workshop about possibilities, control and style: how to recognise a gesture or mood - something intangible - and make it into a strong portrait. In this hands-on class you will learn how to go beyond the ordinary to arrive at the soul of a portrait. Combining discussions, critiques, demonstrations, and his own portraits and stories, Steve will inspire participants to forgo the traditional rules of portrait making to define a personal vision and approach.

    Location Lighting
    Chip Simons
    This workshop will teach you how to evaluate a location and determine the proper lighting for the situation. Chip will describe how to use available and artificial light in a creative and resourceful way. Included in this is the technique he has mastered and which he calls ‘light painting’ where the photographer uses all sorts of lighting implements such as flash lights and spotlights. He will place emphasis on how to shape the mood and feel of a photograph through the use of various lighting techniques.

    An Idea a Day
    Tay Kay Chin
    One of the biggest challenges faced by photographers is finding new ways to look at repetitive and mundane subjects. This is especially true for newspaper photographers who find themselves having to do the same kind of stories over and over again. In this workshop, participants will be challenged to rethink the daily assignments and to develop their own strategies for idea generation. Using examples from his personal projects, Kay Chin will share his ideas and thoughts on research as well as execution.

    Digital Photography & Its Impact on Photo Editing
    Masahiko Yamamoto
    Digital photography is increasing in popularity since its introduction some 7 years ago. In fact, many press photographers around the world have embraced the digital revolution for the past 4 to 5 years. In his presentation Masahiko will highlight the key differences between film and digital photography, with emphasis on the techniques used to capture the image. He will also offer the attendees an insight the Photo Editor’s daily struggle to identify choice pictures.

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    Post Shootout Themes

    Participants can choose their photography subject from any of the 5 themes:

    Space
    In Singapore, diverse arts spaces evince a busy arts scene influenced by traditional Asian heritage and contemporary culture. This theme encourages a consideration of all aspects of space for the arts so as to present distinct visions which define Singapore’s arts scene.

    Behind The Scenes
    Capture the vibrant artistic energy thriving in Singapore through an understanding of artists and arts groups at work, whether backstage, in rehearsal, or in studios.

    Reaching out
    How deeply into the lives of Singaporeans does the arts reach? Photo opportunities abound in the year-round Arts Education and arts Outreach Programmes.

    Asian Roots
    International yet deeply rooted, Singapore’s arts and heritage draw from long traditions and ancient civilisations. Discover the colourful world of Singapore’s traditional and ethnic arts.

    Arts at Work
    Singapore. A pulsating city constantly on the move - innovating and forging ahead with cutting-edge technology. Capture the diverse energy and fascinating myriad of colours and arts at work in Asia’s global city.

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    Post Conference Fees

    Participants can choose to attend the full programme or just the workshops. Contact MP Asia, the event manager, for group bookings of 10 and above.

    Early Bird Special! Sign up before 15 April and get 10% off all rates.

    Full Programme
    Full Rate - S$400
    Student Rate - S$300

    Workshops Only
    Full Rate - S$150
    Student Rate - S$80

    Note : All prices exclude GST. Only participants who sign up for the full programme are eligible to take part in the ClickArt Photo Competition

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    Lightbulb Update on Conference Fees

    If anyone is interested in organising a group of 11 (10 paying, one free, cost divided by 11) people, here are some cost breakdowns:-

    1. Student (full programme S$312, incl GST)
    Early Bird rate: S$280.80
    Group of 10: S$2808.00 (Get one seat free)
    Additional 5% discount for members of photo-related clubs / assoc: S$2667.60
    ~ which works out to be S$242.50 per student participant.

    2. Normal (full programme S$400, incl GST)
    Early Bird rate: S$374.40
    Group of 10: S$3744.00 (Get one seat free)
    Additional 5% discount: S$3556.80
    ~ which works out to be S$323.35 per participant

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    As per ClubSNAP tradition, starting a list of ppl interested to form a group to get better discounts

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    This list will have to close by April 14th so that we can submit the names/registration forms to ClickArt to be eligible for the rates.
    Another list (if there is still interest) will be created for ppl who want to group after April 15th.

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    As per ClubSNAP tradition, starting a list of ppl interested to form a group to get better discounts

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    This list will have to close by April 14th so that we can submit the names/registration forms to ClickArt to be eligible for the rates.
    Another list (if there is still interest) will be created for ppl who want to group after April 15th.
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    hi guys, some of the Offstoners are also putting together a list. So far there are 7 of us here

    http://www.offstone.com/photo/showth...&threadid=1643


    how about combining so that everyone benefits in the end with a discount.

    ed
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    As per ClubSNAP tradition, starting a list of ppl interested to form a group to get better discounts

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    This list will have to close by April 14th so that we can submit the names/registration forms to ClickArt to be eligible for the rates.
    Another list (if there is still interest) will be created for ppl who want to group after April 15th.

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    Originally posted by ed9119
    hi guys, some of the Offstoners are also putting together a list. So far there are 7 of us here

    http://www.offstone.com/photo/showth...&threadid=1643


    how about combining so that everyone benefits in the end with a discount.
    Thanks for the tip - but we wanted to make the offer open to ClubSNAP members as well.

    We have spoken to the organisers and are in the midst of putting together a special conference package for ClubSNAP members (details to be made available as soon as we finalise them).

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    Bump up!!

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    Update.

    We have negotiated with the organisers of ClickArt to provide a special package for ClubSNAP members. They have offered us 3 free seats for every 20 paid seat (total of 23 ppl attending).

    Thus, the overall cost per head will drop significantly - $310/head (vs $400 if register individually).

    Thus, I am expanding the list to see if there is enough interest to make up 23 ppl going for the conference.

    Please put your name down here:-

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    New here=p
    interesting, I would join in if I am in spore.
    Enjoy guys =p

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    01. Darren
    02. Simone (80% confirmed, subject to leave approval)
    03. Jason Ho
    04. Simon
    05. Edmund
    06. Pain
    07. Larry (90% confirm, subject to work schedule)
    08. Boon Hwee
    09. CK
    10. rayman
    11. Ed Ng
    12. Kelvin
    13. esther (confirm coming)
    14. sebastiansong
    15. tuck hong
    16. Sherlee

    regards
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    Upz! We now have 16 ppl - need some more. Come Come Don't be shy!!

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    01. Darren
    02. Simone (80% confirmed, subject to leave approval)
    03. Jason Ho
    04. Simon
    05. Edmund
    06. Pain
    07. Larry (90% confirm, subject to work schedule)
    08. Boon Hwee
    09. CK
    10. rayman
    11. Ed Ng
    12. Kelvin
    13. esther (confirm coming)
    14. sebastiansong
    15. tuck hong
    16. Sherlee
    17. OCEANXP !! (99% confirmed , subject to leave approval )

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    Update.

    The deadline for Early Bird registration has been extended to May 15th 2003, but this does not mean that we should delay our registration as seats for the workshops are limited.

    For now, we need to provide the following information to ClickArt so that we can confirm the booking, thus appreciate if those who signed up can do the following:-

    Select one from each workshop session:-
    Session 1 : 11:00 - 12:00 hrs
    WS1: Steve McCurry - Taking Portraiture to the Next Level
    WS2: Chip Simons - Location Lighting

    Session 2: 12:15 - 13:15 hrs
    WS3: Tay Kay Chin - An Idea A Day
    WS4: Masahiko Yamamoto - Digital Photography and its Impact on photo editing

    Thus, my selection would be :-

    List:
    01. Darren Lau [Session1 : WS1] [Session2 : WS3]
    02. Simone (80% confirmed, subject to leave approval)
    03. Jason Ho
    04. Simon
    05. Edmund
    06. Pain
    07. Larry (90% confirm, subject to work schedule)
    08. Boon Hwee
    09. CK
    10. rayman
    11. Ed Ng
    12. Kelvin
    13. esther (confirm coming)
    14. sebastiansong
    15. tuck hong
    16. Sherlee
    17. OCEANXP !! (99% confirmed , subject to leave approval )

    Please select the workshop sessions you want to attend and update the list. Note also to update with your REAL NAME, SURNAME as this is required for registration.

    My deadline for this is by end of tomorrow so that we can lock in the workshops with ClickArt (the Steve McCurry one is very popular).

    And in the meantime, we have till May 15th to get the balance of 5 people into this list so that we can all enjoy the special rates.

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