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Apple Second Retail Store Opens This Saturday in Hong Kong

 

Apple’s second retail store at Festival Walk opening this Saturday, see you all out there.

Source – Apple

September 24, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Event, Hong Kong, Store | , , , , | Leave a comment

Emily Soto Seminar & Workshop Tour 2012 Hong Kong Session @ PASM Workshop – 25 & 26 August 2012

[Excerpt from PASM Workshop]

Emily Soto is an up-and-coming international fashion, celebrity and lifestyle photographer based in southern California. Since beginning her career only two years ago, her work has been chosen by editors to grace covers of countless magazines on newsstands worldwide.  In the process, she has gained tens of thousands of followers on Facebook and receives thousands of hits a week on her website.

Emily is handpicked by fashion editors to shoot their models and has experience working with the top model agencies and clients. She is sponsored by Mola lighting and last year received a “Best of Photography” award from Sigma.

Emily collaborates with creative directors to create one-of-a-kind photographs, whose look, feel and style sets them apart from everyone else. Soto also does her own editing so that from its inception, each photo is truly her creation.  Emily cites Tim Walker as an inspiration for her whimsical, dream-like images.  ”I absolutely love what I do,” Emily says. “To me, it just comes naturally, so I decided a couple of years ago to do what I love full time.

Emily will embark on a multi-country tour this summer and lead workshops across Asia that includes Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines & Malaysia.

PASM Workshop will be hosting Emily’s Soto‘s Seminar and Workshop Tour 2012 in Hong Kong on 25 and 26 August 2012.  Admissions is  now open and will be on a first come first serve basis. Emily has now over 35,000 likes on her Facebook Page and her YouTube Video Channel just rocks.

Workshop: 25 & 26 August 2012, 10am to 4pm

Admission Fee: HK$2,350

First Day (25 August 2012) 

The Overview
-How to put together a professional fashion photo shoot
-Overview of my experience and how I started in the industry
-How to become a fashion photographer
-How to plan a professional fashion photo shoot
-Planning concept
-Casting Models, Hair and Makeup Artists, and other creatives
-What is expected of you as a photographer

Hands on Interactive Fashion Shoot
-Start to finish hands on experience for attendees to create their own images through live fashion photo shoot
-Overview of my favorite lighting techniques
-Posing a model

Second Day (26 August 2012)

Post Processing & Lectures
-Start to finish of professionally editing an image using Lightroom and Photoshop
-Tips and techniques for added fashion flare
-How to make your images stand out against the crowd
-How to approach modeling agencies and magazines
-Favorite lighting techniques used
-The benefits of social networking
-Questions and Answers

What to bring:

First Day: something to write and a pen, DSLR camera with Portrait Lenses. In the range of 50mm to 135mm. Prime Lenses are Preferable but not required as a must.
Second Day: Laptop computer with CS4, 5, or 6, Mouse or a wacom table – Please bring your laptop charger as well.

To enroll, please deposit the correct amount for the workshop to the following bank account and email us the copy of the deposit slip via return email with subject stating “Payment for Emily Soto Workshop”. Upon receiving your deposit, we will issue you a confirmation.

Bank: HSBC

Account Name: Million Scene Limited

Account No. : 015-374010-838

Should you have any queries, please email to sales@pasmworkshop.com or call Victor at 3693 4044 / 6627 5277

The Workshop Facebook Event Page is up.

Emily Soto Fashion Photography Workshop from Purple Glass Studio on Vimeo.

July 13, 2012 Posted by | Event, Fashion, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creative Asia Photography Awards 2012 – Entries Now Open

The Creative Asia Awards is revolutionary in its vision to evolve, include and educate its entrants. The Awards are open to photographers from all countries at all skill levels.

Entries are accepted online as digital images. The entries will be judged online in a pre-elimination round to determine the top 25 images in each of the 8 categories, and all images judged online will receive feedback from the judges.

These 200 finalist images will be judged live by our panel of experts during the Creative Asia Conference.

New for 2012 – a broader range of categories;

  • Wedding Photojournalistic
  • Illustrative/Abstract
  • Landscape
  • Wedding Open
  • Commercial & Fashion
  • Street & Travel
  • Portrait Environmental
  • Portrait Open

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May 24, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Andy Strachwsky’s Asia Photography Tour 2012 @ PASM Workshop – 2-3 June 2012 – Special Discount for Readers

[Update: 17 May 2012] Special discount for PASM Workshop members, now for HK$1,980. Email to sales@pasmworkshop.com to enroll.

It’s finally here, Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net is finally bringing his new LIGHT workshop to Asia and PASM Workshop will be hosting the Hong Kong seminars and workshops. S$375 (HK$2,320) for early bird registration, definitely a bargain for a 2-day workshop. Check out the following video where Andy will tell you what this tour is all about.

Andy Strachwsky, a lighting specialist and a professional retoucher for many years taught photography, lighting and retouching workshops around the world including Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Germany, England, Spain, Canada, Singapore, Honk Kong, Malaysia and the United States. He also did a workshop for a company called creativeLIVE which was transmitted LIVE globally over the Internet with thousands of viewers.

During the tour Andy Strachwsky will conduct a seminar intended for the beginning photographer. Professional lighting adviser and retoucher Andy Strachwsky from unknownphotographer.net will go over the basics that you need to take your photography to the next level. His simplistic, laid back and real approach to photography is a refreshing breath of air in this industry that is polluted with marketing. Andy will go over everything you truly need to be able to take the photographs you want. He will be talking gear, lighting, composition and how to further yourself in the industry. If you are just starting out and you feel like you don’t know where to go, join us for this one of a kind photography seminar!

He will also conduct different levels of photographic and post-processing workshops. Begins by understanding the dynamics of light, explore complicated multi light scenarios using a variety of modifiers. Andy will also cover the topics of color and light, as well as balancing different temperature lights. The whole workshop will feature a high fashion workflow with a heavy lean towards posing and communication with models and pre-visualization as well as a complete understanding of the physics of light with special participations of Fashion Photographer Richard Chen, Beauty & Glamour Photographer Borj Meneses and Stylist Don Cristobal.

Itinerary

SINGAPORE | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: MAY 26, 2012
SINGAPORE | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012
HONG KONG | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Date: JUNE 02 to 03, 2012
PHILIPPINES | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR Featuring Richard Chen & Borj Meneses – Date: JUNE 08, 2012
PHILIPPINES | INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING Featuring Don Cristobal – Batch 1: June 09, 2012 / Batch 2 :June 10, 2012
MALAYSIA | PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR – Date: JUNE 16, 2012
MALAYSIA | ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING & RETOUCHING – Date: MAY 27, 2012

To sign up and know more about the detailed Itineraries please chose the country you wish to enroll at the following link, http://purpleglassstudio.com/portfolio/andy-strachwskys-light-workshop-tour-2012/.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Photography, Photoshop, Strobist | , , , , , | Leave a comment

StartupsHK’s Startup Mixer on 19 April 2012 @ Fly

StartupsHK, Hong Kong’s Tech Startup Community us having their spring mixer next Thursday night. They will be having some startups from Silicon Valley in town attending the event, a great chance to network, share stories, talk to angels, find co-founders and have a drink with the startup community that has grown so massively in Hong Kong and was featured in TimeOut magazine recently. Check it out if you’re interested in startups.

For more information, check out the StartupsHK blog site here.

Source – StartupsHK

April 10, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , | 1 Comment

Langham Short Film Competition – Winner Gets to Go To Sundance Screenings

Was at the Langham Place Short Films Screenings last night and they showcased three feature shorts, namely, the Club, the Spa and the Room and the most interesting part of it is that all three short films were shot with the iPhone. Check out the making of videos here and have a taste of what’s it all about.

The other highlight of the evening was when Sean Seah, Vice President – E-Business, Loyalty and Partner Marketing of Langham, announced the Langham Short Film Competition where the winner of the competition will be flown to London, stay at the awesome Langham London, be able to attend an exclusive networking breakfast with the heavy weights of Sundance Institute and other filmmakers, attend Sundance screenings and if lucky, have access to other Sundance panel events as well. So all budding filmmakers and videographers, this is definitely a competition that you want to look into.

More information on the competition and the three short films mentioned earlier after the jump…..

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March 23, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhoneography, Movies, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPhoneography Exhibit – Hong Kong Instayay – Tonight, 14 March 2012

Yet another art event tonight apart from ArtWalk, this iphoneography exhibit is scheduled tonight at V13 Vodka Bar on Old Bailey in Sheung Wan.  Drop by if you have time to check it out or if you are participating in ArtWalk, this is just around the neighbourhood.

March 14, 2012 Posted by | Art, Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, iPhone, iPhoneography, Lifestyle HK, Photography | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ArtWalk Hong Kong 2012 is Tonight, 14 March 2012

This is it, the long anticipated event of the year is here.

Now entering its 12th successful year, Hong Kong ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest charity art event; a great one-night experience showcasing a range of visual arts in a variety of Hong Kong’s art galleries in the SOHO, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Central, Aberdeen and Happy Valley areas of Hong Kong Island.

Artwalk is simple: 66 galleries will open their doors between 5 pm to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. ArtWalk tickets are on sale from early March from one of the ticket-selling galleries and you will receive a comprehensive ArtWalk brochure, map and entry badge allowing entry at any of the galleries on ArtWalk night. You can then take any route in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and can sip free wine, beer and mineral water in all the participating galleries – and enjoy ‘finger food’ provided by our generous sponsoring restaurants.

The ArtWalk benefiting charity for 2012 is, as last year, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) – last year, a donation of HK$400,000 was raised from tickets sold from ArtWalk and donated to SoCO. Since the first ArtWalk began in 2001 over HK$5 million has been donated to Hong Kong charities.

The volunteers helping ‘man the doors’ on ArtWalk night are fine arts students from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University and the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong – in return, ArtWalk also makes a donation to fund their yearly graduation shows.

ArtWalk Extra features additional displays of art that you can also see while walking from gallery to gallery: photography, small-scale installation and artists’ performances. SoCO will also introduce their social action & policy work to the public and ArtWalk participants in a one-week exhibition.

For more information and ticketing information, head to ArtWalk’s website.

Source – ArtWalk, Mediamrare

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Art, Event, Hong Kong, Lifestyle HK, Video | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday Hong Kong v.56.0 – 14 March 2012

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 14 March 2012, at Bisous Hong Kong, 9th Floor, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, 0000 Central District, Hong Kong.

A regular and vocal member of the Web Wednesday audience, Peter Dingle will be sharing the future of computing, be it tablets, ultra-thin laptops, brain plug-ins or holographic touch screens. Peter is the Interactive Marketing Manager for Intel in APAC so has plenty of great and inside-out stories to share.

Check out Intel’s latest creative move, “Pop-Up Theatre” – 60 Ultrabooks, choreographed to create the first human digital billboard: http://popuptheater.intel.com/

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, which includes one complimentary drink, an enlightening talk, high-quality networking and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

March 12, 2012 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pass This On – Kony 2012 – Make Him Visible

WHO IS JOSEPH KONY?

JOSEPH KONY IS THE WORLD’S WORST WAR CRIMINAL. IN 1987 HE TOOK OVER LEADERSHIP OF AN EXISTING REBEL GROUP AND RENAMED IT THE LORD’S RESISTANCE ARMY (LRA).

THE LRA HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR ITS CRUEL AND BRUTAL TACTICS. WHEN JOSEPH KONY FOUND HIMSELF RUNNING OUT OF FIGHTERS, HE STARTED ABDUCTING CHILDREN TO BE SOLDIERS IN HIS ARMY OR “WIVES” FOR HIS OFFICERS. THE LRA IS ENCOURAGED TO RAPE, MUTILATE, AND KILL CIVILIANS–OFTEN WITH BLUNT WEAPONS.

THE LRA IS NO LONGER ACTIVE IN NORTHERN UGANDA (WHERE IT ORIGINATED) BUT IT CONTINUES ITS CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, AND SOUTH SUDAN. IN ITS 26-YEAR HISTORY, THE LRA HAS ABDUCTED MORE THAN 30,000 CHILDREN AND DISPLACED AT LEAST 2.1 MILLION PEOPLE.

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF KONY 2012?

INVISIBLE CHILDREN HAS BEEN WORKING FOR 9 YEARS TO END AFRICA’S LONGEST-RUNNING ARMED CONFLICT. U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS ARE CURRENTLY DEPLOYED IN CENTRAL AFRICA ON A “TIME-LIMITED” MISSION TO STOP KONY AND DISARM THE LRA. IF KONY ISN’T CAPTURED THIS YEAR, THE WINDOW WILL BE GONE.

WE ARE TAKING ACTION TO ENSURE THESE TWO THINGS:

1) THAT JOSEPH KONY IS KNOWN AS THE WORLD’S WORST WAR CRIMINAL.

2) THAT THE U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS SUPPORT THE UGANDAN ARMY UNTIL KONY HAS BEEN CAPTURED AND THE LRA HAS BEEN COMPLETELY DISARMED. THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THROUGH ALL THE WAY AND FINISH WHAT THEY HAVE STARTED.

WHY ARE WE MAKING JOSEPH KONY “FAMOUS”?

INVISIBLE CHILDREN’S KONY 2012 CAMPAIGN AIMS TO MAKE JOSEPH KONY FAMOUS, NOT TO CELEBRATE HIM, BUT TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR HIS ARREST AND SET A PRECEDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. IN THIS CASE, NOTORIETY TRANSLATES TO PUBLIC SUPPORT. IF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE CRIMES THAT KONY HAS BEEN COMMITTING FOR 26 YEARS, THEY WILL UNITE TO STOP HIM.

SECONDLY, WE WANT KONY TO BE FAMOUS SO THAT WHEN HE IS STOPPED, HE WILL BE A VISIBLE, CONCRETE EXAMPLE OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. THEN OTHER WAR CRIMINALS WILL KNOW THAT THEIR MASS ATROCITIES WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED OR UNPUNISHED.

Source – KONY2012

March 10, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, News Related, Social Networking, Video | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberatum Hong Kong International Festival of Culture – 27 to 29 April 2012

LIBERATUM HONG KONG

Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli

Creative Director and Co-founder: Rosey Chan

Participants include Pharrell Williams, Khalil Fong (方大同), Thomas Heatherwick, Philip Treacy, Marianne Faithfull, Daniel Wu(吴彦祖), William Orbit, Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader, Terence Koh (許漢威), Mike Figgis, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and many others.

Liberatum Hong Kong will bring together international cultural icons, creative leaders and acclaimed artistic minds to Hong Kong to connect them with their counterparts in Asia through an original and captivating programme.

After the great success of Liberatum festivals in different parts of the world including Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum co-founder and creative director for Hong Kong and Mainland China, Rosey Chan (陳小莉) will bring leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong, with a programme aimed at captivating and opening global minds. Some of the participants confirmed to attend include legendary singer Marianne Faithfull, Grammy Award winning producer, musician and designer, Pharrell Williams, renowned American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader, innovator and visionary architect Thomas Heatherwick, Nobel prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul, photographer Wing Shya (夏永康), singer Khalil Fong (方大同), fashion icon and hat designer Philip Treacy, Grammy Award winning record producer and musician William Orbit, composer and pianist Rosey Chan, Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh (許漢威), actor Daniel Wu (吴彦祖), American film director and playwright Neil LaBute and Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgisamong many others. In addition to the festival programme, Liberatum will present “Just Tell the Truth” short films made by Mike Figgis featuring David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Jonas Mekas, Paul Auster, John Berger, Sir Peter Blake and Siri Hustvedt. Liberatum will also present a special showcase of legendary photographer’ Guy Bourdin’s work.

Liberatum Hong Kong promises to be a mesmerising festival of art, design, fashion, literature, film, music and ideas. Building on the achievements of the previous global festivals, our vision is to produce an awe-inspiring three-day cultural convention, featuring a diverse and stimulating programme, and further raising the profile of Hong Kong as a forward-thinking world city. Liberatum HK will enhance the reputation of Hong Kong as a great cultural city and pay tribute to Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. It will present an ambitious and original programme, which will aim to place Hong Kong firmly at the centre of the international cultural scene in 2012.

Hong Kong continues to evolve and an event such as Liberatum Hong Kong 2012 will serve to nurture the city’s cultural identity locally and on the world stage.

Full programme after the jump…..

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March 9, 2012 Posted by | Art, Concert, Event, Fashion, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Red Friday Sale – Today – 6 January 2012

This is it, Apple Red Friday Sale, hop over to this link to check it out, http://store.apple.com/hk/browse/lunar_new_year/red_friday. The following are some of the hot items at a not so much surprise discounted price -

  • iPad 2 starting from HK$3,888 reduced to starting from HK$3,578, savings of HK$310 to HK$410 for different models
  • MacBook Air starting from HK$7,688 reduced to starting from HK$6,918, savings of HK$770 for all models
  • iMac starting from HK$9,188 reduced to starting from HK$8,418, savings of HK$770 for all models

Stingy is the only word that came to my mind. Apple, thought you could do better.

Source – Apple

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Event, Hong Kong, iMac, iPad2, iPod, Store | , , | Leave a comment

BarCamp Hong Kong 2011 is Here – 12 November 2011

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “BarCamp Hong Kong 2011 on tomorrow“.

 

 

Scedule for BarCamp 2011

To signup, head over to the BarCamp 2011 official website at http://barcamp.hk/ For directions to the venue, click into the following link (they have Chinese directions as well), http://cmc.scm.cityu.edu.hk/en/venueaccess/index.html

Source – BarCamp

November 11, 2011 Posted by | Barcamp, Event, Hong Kong | , , , , | Leave a comment

AsiaD: All Things Digital Hong Kong Full Agenda

Registration just opened up 45 minutes ago and since it’s still lunch and more than 3 hours away from the start of the conference, not too many people at the registration desk. Picked up my kit and pass and rushed back to share the Conference Agenda with you all out there.

[updated: catch the latest tweet from AsiaD at #AsiaD]

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1:00pm-8:00pm  Conference Registration

5:00pm-6:00pm  Opening Reception and Science Fair

6:00pm-7:30pm  Opening Session – Andy Rubin

7:30pm-9:00pm  Opening Dinner

9:00pm-11:30pm Nightcap Gathering

Thursday, October 20, 2011

7:00am-8:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am-9:30am  General Session – Jerry Yang, Rose Tsau, Tech Demo: Lytro Inc., Jonney Shih

9:30am-10:15am  Coffee Break and Science Fair

10:15am-11:30am  General Session – Jack Ma, Andy Lees

11:30am-1:00pm  Lunch and Science Fair

1:00pm-3:00pm  General Session – Jack Dorsey, Brian Chesky, David Goldberg, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy,

Tech Demo: Korea Telecom, Tim O’Shaughnessy, Daniel Shin, Paul Srivorakul

3:00pm-3:45pm  Coffee Break and Science Fair

3:45pm-5:30pm  General Session – Al Gore, Won-Pyo Hong, Bradley horowitz

7:00pm-9:00pm  Dinner

Friday, October 21, 2011

7:00am-8:00am  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am-9:30am  General Session – Kazuo Hirai, Peter Chernin, Tech Demo: Cerego Japan

9:30am-10:15am  Coffee Break and Science Fair

10:15am-12:15am  General Session -Cher Wang, Tech Demo: Enswers Inc., John Roese, Jen-Hsun Huang

12:15pm-1:30pm  Lunch

October 19, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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