Tuesday, July 14, 2009

We have moved!

Dear readers,

I have created a new blog at www.greymatterphotoblog.com.
This will be my final post here.
I hope you will continue to give me your support!

with thanks,

kc wong


Sorry for the lack of photos recently because I'm in the midst of migrating to a new blog and new platform. This should just take a couple of days more, and subsequently, you will be introduced to a more "professional"-looking blog.

Meanwhile, WPN (Wedding Photographers Network) will be conducting a workshop on 18 September Friday night 7pm-10pm. Investment $100.

Topics include : Pricing and Selling , marketing, cultivate your unique shooting style...etc

Facilitators :
Gabriel Mendes,
39 East,
Eadwine of Plush Photography,
KC Wong of Greymatter,
Wansheng of Feldberyl,
Yu Hsin of Tinydot,
Gilbert of 9 Frames,
Ron of EyeDeas,
Jonathan of ExpressivelyjOhO,
William Chua,
George of APhotoStory

Please enrole with workshop@aphotostory.com , limited seats.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Website Updated

Finally, have finished updated my website with some fresh pictures.
This marks a cornerstone of my photography journey because there is a subtle change of style in the way I shoot and processed the pictures.

Don't get me started on "why", it's a long story filled with twists and turns, but one which i hope will have a happy ending for my clients and myself. Meanwhile, just enjoy the new pictures. Honest critique is most welcomed. Just don't let me trace your IP address.

New pictures here.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Be Prepared

With the total number of H1N1 patients soaring above 1,000, I fear that one day, just one day, I might add on to the statistics, considering the fact that my job puts me into contact with hundreds and hundreds of people every month.

Now, if that happens, and should I be home quarantined, I want to let me clients know that the Wedding Photographers Network (WPN) will be right behind me to back me up. WPN is a collective of some of Singapore's finest wedding photographers. Any one of them, whoever is available on the affected date of wedding, can be called upon to replace me and provide excellent coverage for the wedding couple. Likewise, clients of other WPN members are also covered under such an "insurance policy".

Of course, nobody wishes this to occur.

However, clients who might be affected should have a peace of mind.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wrong side of 30

I am genuinely touched by the well wishes of friends and clients who have wished me a happy birthday.
I think I've mentioned this before, my wife and I have the same birthday, and also the same age.
Birthdays don't mean much to us after we passed 30, and I've postponed our celebration today because I have a football game coming up (guys out there, I've set a low benchmark for you)!

Being on the wrong side of 30, I find that I am taking longer to recover from shoots and football games. Exercise is of paramount importance at my age, and diet is to be strictly observed if I were to keep my body in good shape.

One thing that no amount of cycling and football-playing and pills can help is the deteriorating performance of my favourite organ.

Nowadays, the brain can't remember things very well. Sigh.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Morning Scare

When my wife and I were at a lift lobby this morning, we overheard a woman on the phone (speaking in Mandarin):

"I'm sorry.....for the past two days, I had to stay at home because my family was served a notice to stay home for 7 days due to the H1N1. My son's school was affected.

I couldn't stand it, so I came out of the house after two days and I'll be faxing the document to you right away!"

When the lift door opens, I whispered to my wife not to follow her into the lift.

Such irresponsible behaviour. I'm sure there are many such examples around. I think this virus will be amongst us for a long time to come.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Afternoon Fun

Finally decided to bring the kids to the Singapore Flyer, after passing it by almost everyday while sending Yu Wen to and from school. We would often talk about it, referring it as the gigantic ferris wheel.

I have been confronted with questions such as:

Q:" Who are those people inside the ferris wheel?"

Q:"What are tourists?"
A:"Err....people who travel to another place and have fun."

Q:" Why are some (cabins) empty?"
A:" EERRR....there are not many tourists nowadays. The economy is not doing well, and people have not enough money to fly on an aeroplane."

I was trying to use some big words here to stump her, otherwise I don't know where all these questions will lead to. Luckily, it worked. (Bad daddy)

And when we were actually inside one of the cabins, she asked:"So, are we tourists now?"
Bravo! Yes, we are tourists now! (Good daddy!)

We brought along Yu Wen's cousin Xin Ying, a spritely 6-year-old who has wanted to hop onto the Flyer for the longest time.
They had a wonderful time, not so much awed by the view but (I think) more by the novelty of it.

After that, it was water play (again!) at Marina Barrage. I reckon after spending $60 on a 30-minute ride on a giant bicycle wheel, a free-and-fun place of interest is certainly high up on my priority list. True enough, I think they had more fun with the water than the air at 400m above sea-level.

But never mind, it's fun playing local tourists and doing the touristy things once in a while.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin

The very fair weather these few weeks have contributed to some clear blue skies, spectacular sunsets, and equally fascinating moonrise.