As part of the lead-up programs to the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 award ceremony on 21 July, omy.sg organised a series of fun learning workshops for everyone, together with presenting sponsor, Panasonic.
Workshop venue sponsored by Albert Court Village Hotel
Lumix cameras and lenses on display
Exterior of the chic Albert Court Village Hotel
The first workshop was a photography workshop over the weekend with bloggers, Jerome Lim and Christine Ng as they share tips on photography as well as insights on effective story-telling through images.
Christine sharing her photography tips
Jerome sharing photography tips
James from Panasonic sharing technical tricks on the Lumix cameras
Participants get to be among the first in Singapore to try out the Panasonic Lumix GF5 camera – the camera only just launched in the local market the same week!
Successful group jump shot
The workshop was held at the heritage site of Albert Court Village Hotel, located just beside Sim Lim Square and near the Little India area.
After listening to the presentations by Christine, Jerome and James from Panasonic, the participants were treated to some light refreshment, courtesy of Albert Court Village Hotel before setting off on a photography walking trail round Little India:
Colourful flower garlands
Taking pictures of the flower garlands
A group of Panasonic photographers invading a store in Little India
(L to R): Coconut, mango and banana flower
A lady buying vegetable
Limes and calamansi
An entire shop selling bangles and trinkets
One of the many goldsmiths along Little India
A technology firm on a second floor unit
Old school shop house
The decor and theme for this restaurant is really cheesy, but yet attractive in a strange way
The staff from Jungle Tandoori were happy to pose for photographs and chat with everyone
A Hindi temple
Along the wall of the Hindi temple
Conservation shop houses
Ghandi Video and Photo – Very Cheap Rates!
You can take these Bollywood-style passport photos for just $3!
A Sikh temple beside the hotel
The colourful and iconic Residence of Tan Teng Niah
Front view of the colourful heritage building
Galore of yellow coloured food
Christine and Jerome addressing the participants
Cute statue outside an Indian restaurant
A shop selling images of Hindi Gods and Goddesses
Closer view of some of the deity images
Indian books and magazines
This used to be the tallest building in Singapore
Walking back to the hotel to end off the trail
A tourist with a Panasonic camera, approaching James for help with his camera functions
The weather was sweltering hot as usual, but everyone had a good time, snapping away on their Panasonic GF3 and GF5 loan sets.
Did I mention that this workshop is completely FREE? This is all thanks to the generous sponsorship of Panasonic.
There are another two fun workshops with Panasonic and omy.sg coming up soon. The second workshop, “Eco-Craft for You and Your Lil’ One” has just ended its registration. Popular blogger and youtube video host, Joanne Marie-Sim will be teaching parents and their child, aged between 5 to 12 on some simple environmental crafts.
The last workshop will be a cooking demonstration by food bloggers Daniel Ang and Maureen Ow. More details will be available closer to date. Again, this is completely FREE! Do keep a look out!