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[keithwee] The Leviathan – Review of the Fujifilm Fujinon GF250mm F4 R LM OIS

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Writer's note: the original article was posted here at on 1 June 2018 and the most updated and full version (I did not include the full set of sample photos here) will always be at keithwee.com


With my foot still recovering post surgery from the addition of 6 screws to keep everything in place, I somehow had the audacity to say “yes“ to the question of whether I wanted to take the 7th lens in Fujifilm’s medium format series for a spin.

And here it is in full glory, all 1425 grams of top notch optical prowess mounted on the GFX50S...

[keithwee] One of the most informative review of the Fujifilm X-T100: The complete basic camera.

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Writer's note: the same article was posted here at keithwee.com on 24 May 2018 and the most updated version will always be at keithwee.com

Now, to be honest this was one camera review I actually did not plan on doing (with me trying to manage my main job, kids and life itself) but haha, yes, the X-T100 did end up in my hands due to the generosity of a very close friend and I am again humbled and very glad to share my thoughts about this latest release from Fujifilm.

And this was with no regrets, for the X-T100 does come with its own unique surprises – for example: even better than the ubiquitous ‘Smile Shutter‘, the X-T100 comes with its own ‘Buddy Mode‘ in SR+ where you get to define your level of ‘buddiness’ from Level 1 to 3 and so on. (Its super fun at how this can be super awkward)...

[keithwee] Review of the Fujifilm Instax SQ6 camera.

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Today on 15 May 2018, Fujifilm has announced the Instax Square SQ6 camera. I’ve been fortunate to review it before release and am very humbled to share with everyone here my review.

P.S: I was invited to post the full version of the review here but it takes too much time , hence the full complete version is still at:


A year ago when I was introduced to the hybrid Instax SQ10 and later the Instax Share Printer SP-3 (my review is here), a nagging feeling that persisted in the back of my mind was:

Will we ever see a 'true' Instax Square Camera?​

and a month ago, these nagging thoughts was put to rest when I was invited to test out the to-be-announced on 15 May 2018 (today!) Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 camera.



Lens Build and Design.

In a nutshell - hold it in one's...

“Big Lights from Small Mods” Workshop & Demonstration

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Flashes come in all powers, shapes and sizes, and the flowering of flash technology has matured into a myriad of products – that offers expanding possibilities.
This is a workshop introducing the photographer to a range of light shaping tools and explores possibilities on how to get the most versatility and range from the tools that are available, no matter if they are big and small.


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Richard Chen (ClubSNAP - boombox), our workshop maestro, has been working with Lights, from small to big: spanning Flashes, LEDs, Tungstens & HMIs, from Portraits, Fashion, Commercial, Products to Music Videos, Mini Series and Feature Films.

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A resident photographer at Cool Cheese Studios, Richard has also worked on video and motion picture productions as a Set Photographer, a Gaffer, Director of Photography. His clientele includes Philips, Pernod Ricard, Britvic Plc...

Finding Beauty in the Mundane - by Stefan Tan

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Solo Fine Art Prints Exibition by Stefan Tan.

Printer by Print Master James Tan

Fine Arts Printing with Canon imagePROGRAF PRao-500 on Pro Platinum Paper.



Stefan Tan (ClubSNAP - SomeFormOFhum) will share with you his works & techniques, which take the viewer into worlds far beyond normal photography.

Stefan has been documenting and shooting unique places in Singapore since 2011. He believes beauty exists in the mundane.

Capture & Create Timeless Memories
Printing your images increases your perceived value as a photographer.
Everyone has digital files sitting on hard drives or memory cards.
To offer a beautifully finished printed piece shows that you care about your photography and that you put effort into the presentation of your imagery for your clients.


Canon PIXMA Pro expands the color gamut with improved...

Creating Beautiful Images - by Stefan Tan

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High Dynamic Range photography is the process of taking several pictures of a scene at various exposures, then merging them into one file.
So the entire photo can look crisp and detailed, from highlights to midtones to shadows and photographers needn’t sacrifice any part of their image.
Experiment with landscapes, cityscapes, interior shots, black-and-white, nighttime photos, and more.


Stefan Tan (ClubSNAP - SomeFormOFhum) will share with you his works & techniques, which take the viewer into worlds far beyond normal photography.
Stefan has been documenting and shooting unique places in Singapore since 2011. He believes beauty exists in the mundane.

Print Master - James Tan will provide guides and tips on creating all this images into Fine Art Prints.

Limited to 50 pax only.
Saturday, 12th May 2018 @ Funan...

Singapore Young Photographers Awards 2018

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Presented by City Developments Limited (CDL), the Singapore Young Photographer Award (SYPA) aims to promote the art of photography amongst young Singaporeans, as well as to recognise and nurture budding photographic talents. The nationwide competition has grown in both scale and stature reaching over 7,000 youth photographers.

This year marks the 7th edition of SYPA and it has been revamped to generate awareness and interest among youths on sustainability. The theme is split into two categories, ‘Sustainable Cities’ and ‘Sustainable Communities’, where participants may submit their Body of Works capturing their ideas of sustainable urban scapes and societies. Top prizes are set at $2,000 and $2,500 for Junior (13 – 18 years old) and Youth (19 – 25 years old) Category respectively. Winning entries will also get to have public exhibition showcase at DECK!

The Open Call ends on the 31 May 2018, 23:59 don’t forget to submit at...

Sony's Wedding Photography Festival

Deprecation of ClubSNAP's pre-2018 March software refresh mobile apps

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The new forums software has a fully responsive design with mobile browsers in mind. All functions are available on mobile devices including direct image uploads from your phone/tablet.

For now, we are monitoring the usability and as such will continue to explore options for dedicated mobile apps.

In the meantime, do try ClubSNAP on your mobile browser and let us know what you think.

ClubSNAP - Our History (revisited and updated for 2018)

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This article was originally published in February 2003, about a year after we were formed. Reposting here as a reference for our members together with an update.

A Brief History of ClubSNAP

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Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, on a magical world with pixies, genies, fairies and sub-S$1K 20Mpix DSLRs .... oops, sorry, that one from my dreams :D
(2011 update: we are still not there yet, close though)
(2018 update: Well, not quite DSLRs but you can now get smartphone cameras and compacts that provide in excess of 20Mpix images)

This brief history and update are for those members who have been wondering about how ClubSNAP came to be and who are the people behind ClubSNAP. W hope you find it interesting reading.

The Early Days in HardwareZone (HWZ)
The origin of ClubSNAP can be traced way, way back to the Digicam & Photography SIG sub-forum in HWZ. During the time in HWZ, once the sub-forum became popular, the number of postings in...

Building a Photography Business - by Hart Tan

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Tomato Photo is a boutique studio featuring the work of award-winning master photographer, Hart Tan.
The studio offers personalised photo sessions for clients who prefer images that are fun, relaxed and Prints that reflect connection between family members.

If you thought what you were doing with photography marketing is advanced and working well, I think you'll be delighted to hear what Hart is doing in his business and about his success.

Limited to 50 pax only.
Saturday, 14th April 2018 @ Funan Showsuite Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
* Event is also open to Friends of Funan. Simply follow @FunanSG on FB / IG to be one.


Some of the topics will include:
● 10 years Journey Building Business from 0 to 7 figures
● From 1 photographer business to over 10 people team
● Marketing for sales and selling online
● 99% Purchase Printed...

A new, fresh look to ClubSNAP for 2018

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Hi everyone,

This update has been long overdue and I remember posting about it way back in May 2017. Long story short is that we were waiting for a stable software version and to ensure that the functionality of the old forums software is maintained as much as possible after we move to a new software platform.

ClubSNAP New Logo

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There is still some work to be done but we wanted to open up the forums for members in the meantime. As I mentioned before, one of the biggest advantages of this new software is the ability to drag-and-drop image files for a direct upload to our servers, but even in saying that, there are two options available to members. This works across desktop and mobile browsers and you can select images to upload directly from your phone or tablet.

Inline attachment to threads/posts
Images can be attached to posts as it is being written, but the attachment size will be limited to 600px maximum dimension.
The...

Memories of Rollei Singapore (14 April 2018)

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14 April #2018: "A Lighter Side of History Memories of Rollei Singapore: A Sharing Session by a Panel of Ex-Rolleians"
2pm at The Salon, Level 1 of National Museum of Singapore.




#Rollei, a well-known German manufacturer of #cameras and optical equipment, began operations in #Singapore in 1971. Production plants were located in Alexandra Road, Chai Chee, Jurong, St Michaels Estate, and Indus Road. Although Rollei Singapore is long gone, its factories and cameras are still fondly remembered by some.

Hear from ex-Rolleians who will share their stories and memories of working and playing together as a community, as well as showcase their personal Rollei equipment that they have kept over the years. Complete this experience with a visit...

The Simplicity of Water with Alex Ortega

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Photo Lab: The Simplicity of Water with Alex Ortega

Friday, 23 March
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apple Orchard Road


Join Singapore-based photographer Alex Ortega, and explore how to capture and edit unique waterscapes with iPhone. In celebration of World Water Day, he’ll share his creative process for framing the simple, elegant things in life. Then he’ll show you how to get hands-on editing your own photos of a puddle, an ocean, or anything in between. Bring an iPhone and a few images with water elements.

270 Orchard Road Singapore 238857

https://www.apple.com/sg/today/event/photo-lab-alex-ortega-6380550214298010253/

Crossing Bridges 15 - Aug 18-24 2018

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Crossing Bridges celebrates its 15th year in 2018

This year, Indonesian photography community Fotografer.net is hosting Crossing Bridges in North Sumatra from 18-24 August

Indonesia Independence Day is on 17 Aug so we will likely be departing earlier on 16 Aug to shoot the unique village and tribal celebrations before the official start of CB15

The purpose of EVERY Crossing Bridges trip every year is to gather with photographers from various communities in Asia for a week of shooting, fellowship AND friend-making in tough conditions

Costs are being finalized and will be announced soon. But as in every year, rest assured that costings have always been on a non-profit basis

FIRST action required would be to collect NAMES of interested photographers

Final list of 20 participants will be decided on by late Feb or early March

- NO gf’s bf’s or cheap-holiday seekers
- MUST be active in...

A Primer to Widefield Astrophotography with Olympus M4/3 - by Ivan Bok

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A Primer to Widefield Astrophotography with Olympus M4/3 - by Ivan Bok
Harnessing the power of modern day digital sensors


File Name: Carina Nebula (Telescope Shot)
Details: Shot from Toa Payoh, Singapore.
Total exposure (cumulative over several nights 3.5 hours
Each single exposure is 5 minutes long Photographed through a telescope at 450mm focal length, f/5.3 2.)




File Name: Star Trails 1 (OMD)
Shot with Olympus OMD EM10 from Mersing, Malaysia
Cumulative exposure of about 30 minutes using livecomp




File Name: Star Trails 1 (OMD)
Shot with Olympus OMD...

Color Management for Digital Photography

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Color Management for Digital Photography



Ever troubled when transferring a digital image from camera to display device to printer? If yes, the saving grace would be color management in digital post processing. Color management is not always complicated if you know how to manage the color on different production devices, including digital camera, monitor, printers, and proofers. Using Adobe Lightroom, this Workshop will share insights to revealing the hidden beauty of your images and produce color accurate to what you shoot, see and print.

During this Workshop, you will get the chance to experience BenQ full range SW-series RGB Monitors for Photographers, which feature 99% of Adobe RGB color space and take professional imaging to new heights, fulfilling the...

Ricoh Theta VR/360 Timelapes & Video Workshop

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Ricoh Theta VR/360 Timelapes & Video Workshop - Sponsored by APD



Learn secrets to creating awesome 360 Timelapes & Videos from Aram Pan (Plus 720 ), one of the most popular and recognized Photographer & Videographers in the Singapore 360 industry.

Aram is going to present a half-day workshop in Funan Showsuite on 25th November 2017. The goal of the workshops is to teach techniques in using 360-degree video cameras, and then attendees will create a 360-degree video in groups that is ready to post on Facebook and YouTube. Attendees will be able to use Ricoh Theta SC & V etc.

Aram Pan - www.plus720.com
Aram Pan is a Singapore based virtual tour photographer since 2003. He went into full...

Olympus F1.2 New Product Hands-On & Model Shoot

A Tale of Passion - Story of a Photographer

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A Tale of Passion - Story of a Photographer

Life is fleeting, but photographs give us just enough slices of time, just so that our imagination fills in the story.

A Photograph becomes important to its viewer only through its physical embodiment, the Print. A print will always be the most realistic representation of an image as it is the only medium that is truly tangible and actual.

This will ultimately be the best way to judge your work as an image isn’t truly finished until it’s in printed form.

The process itself of creating a print will help you grow as a photographer because it gives you a greater appreciation for the bigger picture.

At the same time, the exercise of getting in close, fine-tuning and perfecting an image for print will show you a lot about your work that you may otherwise have missed if you were just putting together a quick online...








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