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Most Expensive Apple Store Opens in Hong Kong

Apple opened its third Apple Store at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong yesterday.

Hong Kong Apple Store Grand Opening @ Causeway Bay, Hysan Place from M.I.C. Gadget on Vimeo.

December 16, 2012 Posted by | Apple, Hong Kong, Store, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Phottix Atlas II Triggers Are Now Available in Hong Kong via PASM Workshop

It’s finally here, the all new Phottix Atlas II is now available in Hong Kong via my studio, PASM Workshop (authorized Phottix dealer).

The Phottix Atlas II is the professional choice for reliable wireless flash triggering. Say goodbye to transmitters and receivers to trigger flashes, studio lights, and cameras – one remote will do it all. The Atlas II triggers flashes at sync speeds of up to 1/250 sec.* The system will trigger cameras, flashes and studio lights at distances of 350 meters or more.

The Phottix Atlas II is a transceiver. With the simple change of a switch the Atlas II is ready to either transmit or receive signals. Simplify your off-camera flash triggering – one unit can be used as a transmitter or receiver.

Triggering flashes is only one of the Phottix Atlas II functions. It can also be used, with Phottix Accessory Cables, as a wired or wireless shutter release. It now features a two stage shutter button – a half-press will autofocus, a full press takes a photo.

The Atlas II is compatible with Phottix Strato and Odin series TTL triggers. It fits in perfectly with Phottix’s existing line-up, allowing the power and freedom of a long-range transceiver. With its new functions. the Atlas II is not compatible with the original Phottix Atlas trigger.

With a hot shoe and two 3.5mm sync ports on the transceiver, the Phottix Atlas II can be used to easily trigger hot shoe flashes and studio lights*. Cables and adapters are included. The Atlas II uses readily available AA batteries and has a 5V DC power port.

The Phottix Atlas II uses a digital IC and radio signals to reliably fire flashes, studio lights and cameras at long ranges. Need to trigger a flash from 1,100 feet away? The Atlas II is the wireless trigger for you. The high-powered Atlas has both FCC and CE wireless certification.

The Phottix Atlas II comes in two different packings, a single pack (1 trigger) and a dual pack (2 triggers). PASM Workshop is offering great discounts to its members.

List price for 1 trigger set ~ HK$590, PASM Member price HK$515.

List price for 2 triggers set ~ HK$1,080, PASM Member Price HK$960.

To order, please email your order to sales@pasmworkshop.com or call their hotline at 6627 5277.

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September 1, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, Photography, Phottix | , , , , , , | 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

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

Reservation for iPad in HK Now Live

Apple finally opened its door, go to this link quick to reserve an iPad for tomorrow’s release, http://www.apple.com/hk/en/retail/ipad/

March 15, 2012 Posted by | Apple, iPad | , , | 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

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

Mod of the Day – Ming’s Girl – From Hong Kong’s Best Tattoo Temple

Been a long while since my last Mod post.  This time, great work by the guys over at Tattoo Temple in Hong Kong.  The piece is called Ming’s Girl.  Awesome is the only word that comes to my mind, completely blown away.  Great to have such great artist here in town and I studied photography under the same local photography master with one of their artist, another reason why their displayed works are so artsy.

For those looking for alternative piece while you’re in Hong Kong, look them up, their link in above paragraph and under source below.

Source – Tattoo Temple via Joey Pang

March 5, 2012 Posted by | Blogroll, MODs | , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The Dolce & Gabbana Saga in Hong Kong

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The Dolce & Gabbana Saga in Hong Kong”. Click here for the full read.

January 18, 2012 Posted by | Facebook, Hong Kong, News Related, Social Networking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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