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Bloom III – Portraits in Penang

News

About a month and a half ago, we had the third edition of Bloom Workshops on the historical island of Penang and I must admit, it was actually one of my favourite workshops out of the three not only cos there were so many awesome participants but also cos we had the opportunity to shoot around the UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Instead of having a general workshop which covers many topics, we focused in on the different types of portraits – group shots, individuals, newborns, etc. And though it was just one main focus, 3 days just didn’t feel like enough time to share everything that we wanted to! I guess that’s what happens when you get four women together to teach a workshop ;p Kidding!

We also had the utmost pleasure of having the following partners sponsoring our workshop;
Schmidt Marketing
WCA Fine Arts
Simplr
Kitty Bakes
My Hyper Store
Black Milk Studio
Barnyard & Prairie
That Special Occassion

A heartfelt thanks again to our sponsors, volunteer models and all the participants for joining in the third Bloom Workshops! For us, the weekend wasn’t just about sharing what we’ve learnt but it was also a weekend filled with new friends, laughter and good food! Not to mention some sweaty times during the on-location shoots ;)

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On behalf of the Asther, Fiona and Grace, I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank not only the participants from this workshop, but also the participants from our previous workshops for having taken time off to hang with us during all three workshops! We sincerely hope that you’ve managed to apply what you’ve learnt during the sessions into your photography, be it if you’re a full-time photographer, a weekend warrior or an enthusiast!

Some of you may already know that due to our drastically different work and personal life schedule, this is actually the last Bloom Workshop that we’ll be having as a team. And no, I doubt we’ll be doing a ‘Spice Girls’ kinda reunion anytime soon ;)

However, from what I’ve gathered, there may be individual workshops for 2014 :D ….
- Asther is planning to conduct a newborn photography workshop within first half of 2014 and she’s opening up her new studio in Subang very very soon! You can get more updates on that via her Facebook page here.
- Fiona’s team will be focusing on expanding both their photography and videography sections, and this covers not only commercial but also wedding and portrait sessions. Follow them here.
- Grace is busy with a gazillion projects at the moment but she is planning to conduct a workshop in 2014 as well! You can follow her company’s Facebook page here for more updates

As for myself, I seriously haven’t planned out 2014 yet. It’s already the final quarter for 2013 and I’m just like “Whaaaatttt? Where has the time gone?”. Will definitely keep y’all posted if I have something up my sleeves ;)

Thank you again to everyone who has been with us since the beginning of Bloom Workshops. From something which started off as a random suggestion during a catch up lunch, I actually didn’t expect it to come this far. It certainly has been a great journey! xx

A collage of random pics from the Penang weekend :) For more pics of the workshop, check out this link.
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Bloom Workshops II

News, Portraits, Weddings

I’ve been meaning to write this since August 2012, when we had our second Bloom Workshops at the KLPAC. I’m sure I speak for the rest of the girls that it was an exciting time for us all, a crazily busy time but fun nonetheless :)

Due to positive response from photography enthusiasts during our inaugural workshop, we had decided to open up the second workshop for both the ladies and gents, not only professional photographers but enthusiasts who were looking to better their craft and maybe even take the leap into making it a career.

With the tagline of from ‘Passion to Skill’, the workshop wasn’t only about taking photos but the reality of all that was involved in running a photography business such as client interaction before the shoot itself, to marketing the business, copyright details as well as post shoot work.

We were also privileged to have the following brands partnering up with us for the workshop and sharing with us their insights on their respective products;
- Panasonic
- Schmidt
- WCA Fine Arts
- Simplr
- Milestones
- TechGarage
- BridalGlam
- SweetTooth

That being said, it wasn’t all talk-talk-talk ;p My favourite part of the workshop was when we had the practical session where we had four different ‘stations’ and did a rotation scheme whereby small groups of participants had the opportunity to shoot (with their cameras. obviously ;p) four different ‘types’ of subjects – an engagement session, a bridal session, a maternity session and an individual portrait session.

It was a good opportunity for all of us to share our insights on how we really shoot in different situations and a great time for participants to get hands on with the process of it. Good times indeed :)

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And you know what? One year later, we’re planning our third workshop! Yes, Bloom Workshops is gonna have another workshop and this time, it’ll be focused on covering the many facets of posing. We’ve also allocated time for live shoots in the vibrant streets of historical Penang.

Check out our workshop details page here if you’re keen on finding out more about the programme for the three-day workshop :) Can’t wait for August to come around!


  1. Natasha says:

    Awwwh. Will you still have this course next year ? I’m in my SPM year now :( I would be really interested if there is going to be a workshop held next year. Pretty please :3

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  1. Nazra says:

    aaahhhhh i so want to join this!!! but i won’t be in Malaysia then…argghhhh….

  2. AiZEK says:

    superb photostyler…love the shots

  3. mona says:

    Hi
    Dear Photographer
    I’ve seen your photos in your web site gallery.
    We are going to travel to Malaysia in next 2 weeks and I want to know about your facilities
    for passengers. Obviously we can not stay in Malaysia for a long time and will be there
    about 7 days and want to take a few photos for our anniversary.
    Thanks for consideration.
    Mona