KOTOBIAN TADAU TAGAZO DO KAAMATAN to all my family and friends.
To my Sarawakian friends, GAYU GURU GERAI NYAMAI.
Baby portraiture for Hari Kaamatan, the harvest festival for Sabahans.
This year for the first time I organised a #Movember #charity challenge at my company. Movember (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache, “mo”, and “November“) is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s healthissues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities.
I’ve had numerous family members and friends who have lost their lives to cancer, who are suffering from it now, and those who have survived this life changing disease. Though many we usually hear about are women, but let’s not forget that men too are victims of this disease.
A total of 13 men took part in this awareness campaign, and we had 3 sponsors. Sponsors are those who contribute $$ to see their candidates keep a moustache. By default for every candidate that took part, Rm50 was donated. At the end of November with many others jumping on the charitable act, a total of RM1,350 was collected, and donated to Mt Miriam Cancer Hospital (non-profit) (http://www.mountmiriam.com/) to assist needy patients.
Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital is a not-for-profit single disciplined cancer hospital which boasts of the latest-state-of-the-art cancer treatment in the Northern Region of Malaysia. To date, we have been treating cancer patients with three Linear Accelerators, PET-CT Scanner, and other diagnostic tools. Our medical team consists of highly qualified Clinical Oncologists and Radiotherapists, Medical Physicists, Therapy and Diagnostic Radiographers and Oncology Nurses.
Since its inception, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital is grateful to have received tremendous support from all quarters. Since 1981 till 2007, a total of RM21 million in donations have been raised. These donations were used to lighten the burden of many needy cancer patients besides funding the purchase and upgrading various state-of-the-art treatment machines. A total of RM8 million has been dispersed since 1985 for needy cancer patients while RM13 million was to subsidized the purchase of treatment machines and upgrading of hospital facilities.
Why did I choose Canon? No, it wasn’t because of those white lens that looked really cool. To me when buying an electronic equipment, among the most important is service and warranty. If it fails to work within the warranty period, would i be able to get it fixed easily? that was and still is my biggest concern. That’s one of the biggest reasons why i chose Canon instead of the other major player in DLSR camera’s. Because i felt that Canon had better after sales services, and their market presences was really stronger. But the other major reason was because i had a very bad experience with a compact camera by ‘N’…HAHA…
Another good part which i realized only after i bought my first entry level dslr was, it also comes with some pretty neat guide books and photography tips to teach you the basics of photography.
But of course from Day 1, they were also practically poisoning you with the lenses and the effects that you will get using them. It is after all, marketing…in which Canon is very good at. Nevertheless, they were very good guides to begin with. It provided beginners direction to understanding the most commonly used camera setting, the Av and Tv modes. Is also focused on Canon’s Image Stabilizers(IS) and Ultra Sonic Motor capabilities (USM) in which you will learn to appreciate as your passion and drive for performance increases. This guide books were back in 2008. I wonder if their beginner guides are even better these days. But then again, Canon these days has a lot of workshops to get you started…so why bother with guide books, help save some trees… =P
Greg Emmanuel Photography
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I love deepavali @ diwali. the colors are just so vibrant and wonderful… and especially the FOOD!!! …. i just love it!!!…
Just wanted to wish all my Hindu friends a Happy Diwali….even if its a week after….Hope everyone had a good one!!!
and i’m sure those who werent celebrating were also enjoying their time off.
Have a great weekend everyone!
From Greg Emmanuel
Tel No: +6 012 2209122 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Photography Portfolio: www.flickr.com/gregemmanuel
Today is the day I kick-off this blog. It will be a place to share my passion for photography, which I’m pretty much into these days. A place to share my life with everyone around me, and to those I am yet to meet. My portfolios of photos are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregemmanuel/sets/.
I currently own an EOS Canon 1000D, which I feel i have mastered pretty well in the almost 2 years that i have owned it. One of my greatest achievement by far is getting one of my photos published in Digital Camera Magazine (April 2010 Malaysia Edition).
This image was captured very early on a Saturday morning from Penang Island. It was taken just as the sun was bridging the horizon. The long shutter allowed me to get good smooth sea with wonderful reflections of the buildings. Plus if you noticed in the horizon, the mainland port is being lit with its activity also brings out silhouettes of the ships at sea.
Besides the occasional landscape outing, I have been on a number of photography assignments like pre-wedding, actual-day wedding, portraiture sessions, and events.
I have been building my skills and learning photography from internet websites, photography forums, books, but most importantly from TT’s (aka Table Talks) with good friends from ShutterAsia. I would definitely name two people who have spurred me on the road of improvement, and those two people are Kevin Chooi and Ridzuan Ismail who are masters in their own field. Not to mention all my photography friends who I enjoy spending time with taking great photos. Your critics are always greatly appreciated. 🙂
New adventures awaits me i foresee…An adventure I’m really looking forward to.
Stay tuned to view the history of my photography journey and also to my new endeavors ….and so the saga begins….