I recently photographed Glocomp‘s Golf Invitational at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Subang on 19th November 2009. This is my second Golf photo shoot that I’ve photographed this year and I had an amazing time at the Golf course! My earlier shoot can be seen here. The more I get to learn about golfing, the more I am liking the game! This is one of the perks of being a photographer as I get to go to new places and shoot different subjects all the time.
We were lucky as it didn’t rain on the day…God must have heard my prayers! Here are some of the shots taken during the day,the game started off with about 116 golfers who were in 29 flights. Glenmarie comprises two full 18-hole courses. The 18 hole event consisted of a selection from both courses. Half the group tee-ed off from the front 9 while the rest from the back 9. The day started in the afternoon where the golfers were feasted to a lovely lunch before the group shot and tee off ceremony and ended with the slide show presentation of photos taken of the day, lucky raw prizes and prize presentation.
A big thank you to the team from Glocomp, especially Yen who did an amazing job organising this event.
To view more photos of this event, head to Glocomp Invitational 2009 Gallery
I was invited to attend the Theebam Inflight Nite 2009 which was held at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur on 31 October 2009. Officially launched in 1997, Theebam Inflight Nite’ has been organised annually without fail by the Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Inflight Crew in lieu of Deepavali (Festival of Lights).
The word “Theebam” originates from the Tamil language and means “light”. The word signifies the staff mission to give hope and enlighten the lifes of theneedy and the less fortunate. The event was well organised with lots of entertaining performances such as stand up comedy, dance performances and singing by the crew. The highlight of the event was the fashion show by Avis Adonis, compirising of two gifted designers – Shiva Sekhar who designed the mens wear and Amani who designed the ladies wear.
Kumar & Amani – Thanks for the invites, we enjoyed the evening very much!
Amani – Congrats again on the unveiling your latest designs – they just rocked!
Here’s a corporate group photo taken of their members at the 6th Annual Conference of the Air & Sea Association (ASA) at Nikko Hotel…
Besides weddings, portraits and parties, I also photograph corporate events for various organisations.
I was invited to photograph Pharmaniaga‘s Invitational Golf Tournament last Sunday (2 August 2009) at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort. The registration started at 6:30am followed by breakfast, a short briefing to participants, group photo, tee-off, prize giving and lunch. The event ended approximately at 3.30pm.
Most of the invited golfers were from the medical line such as Professors, Doctors, Pharmacists and representative from the Malaysian Health Ministry.
This was my first ever golf shoot and I was thrilled to have been exposed to it. I’ve learnt a little more about golf… to me it seems like a game of strategy, patience and small talk. It can be either a very enjoyable game or a boring one, depending on the type of person you are. I found it most interesting as it was something new to me.
A huge shout out goes to Cik Mas & Mr Manen from Tropicana who helped me throughout the day and a big thank you to Pharmaniaga as well for giving me the opportunity to shoot the event. I enjoyed the experience immensely.
Tips to photographers planning to photograph a golf tournament:
- Its good to remember a few golfing terms or lingo so as not to be ‘blur’ on the day – Click me
- Never stand in front of the golfer for safety reasons and do not distract the golfer when he/she is about to tee-off. Try to take your shots during practise swings or after the golf ball has been hit.
- Bring along an umbrella, suntan lotion and a cap to weather all types of weather. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and a good pair of walking shoes. Keep a bottle of water close by as it may be a swelteringly hot day!
- It helps to be a morning person, as you have to be up early. Try to shoot with at least 2 photographers especially if its an 18-hole golf course.
- Its best to recce the golf course earlier and arrange for a buggy in advance. Try to ride with the golf marshal or golf official if possible.
To view more photos of this event, head to Pharmaniaga Golf Invitational Gallery
Last Saturday amidst Earth Hour, I was busy shooting the launching and officiating ceremony of ‘Persatuan Pembangunan Etika’ at Hotel Maluri, Cheras in Kuala Lumpur.
This fundraising event with the theme “Dinner Towards Knowledge” started with the lighting ceremony of the lamp (Kuttu Vilakku) followed by an interesting array of ‘Bharata Natyam’ dance performances, motivational talk by local speaker N. Sargunaraj as well as a comedy act by local comedian, Acappan. The guests were kept entertained throughout the night with ‘live’ music and motivational songs.
To view more photos of this event, head to Persatuan Pembangunan Etika Gallery
Last friday I had the opportunity to photograph the inaugral gathering of about 50 alumni members of both University Hertfordshire and INTI College at INTI College’s campus in Subang Jaya. The event was graced by UH’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Tim Wilson, UH’s faculty members, past students, lecturers and staff from both INTI and Laureate.
I was also pleasantly surprised to find INTI’s plain white hall converted into a beautiful and sophisticated gathering place accompanied by lovely decorations. The day’s program went well and included the launching of their blog site as well as organising networking activities among the alumni members.
To view more photos of this event, head to INTI College Alumni Gathering Gallery
Here are some shots of the day.
It was a privilege for me to photograph the Rotaract Club of Klang’s Charter Night on 14th June at KEC Club, Klang. The theme for the night was ‘Masquerade’ and the hall was a buzz with teen spirit and balloons. Varied entertainment from dance performancess to rap songs kept the guests entertained and on their feet. Raffle tickets were sold to raise funds for the club and a handphone auction was even held.
Rotaract Club is part of the Rotary Club and their main aim comprises of assisting the needy and the underprivileged in the community. To join the Rotaract Club you need to be between 18 to 30 years of age. Its great to have a Rotaract Club in Klang at last. All the best to you, President Kugan and your team!
To view more photos of this event, head to Rotaract Charter Night Gallery
It has been a while since I had attended or photographed a Rotary function in Klang so it was great to meet up some of the Rotarians again. The Inner Wheel Club (IWC) is an organisation comprising of Rotarian’s wifes, established to help single mothers or the underprivileged.
The newly elected IWC president, Ms Shamini Selvaraja introduced the theme for the year ‘Realise Your Vision and Make a Difference’. The 9th Installation Night was held at the Klang Executive Club with the incoming district chairman Illah Ragunathan & PP Ragunathan as the guest of honour.
The event was well organised and even had a ‘Bollywood’ theme. Guests were given beautiful bangles as door gifts. Raffles tickets were sold thoughout the night to raise funds while the guests were entertained with dance routines and a medley of songs.
I was recently the official photographer for Star Cruises’ Annual Dinner & Dance held at the Sheraton Hotel, Subang Jaya. The theme for the D&D was ‘Oscar Nite’.
I must say it was really wonderful to photograph the event as everyone was dressed to the nines and the atmosphere was filled with excitement !The night was lined up with many programs, ranging from live music, lucky draws, best dressed male/female and a performance by the Sexy Divas. Colin Kerr who was the emcee for the night was effortless with his jokes and kept everyone on their toes.
Kudos to the committee for making the event a night to remember and thank you for letting me be a part of it!
To view more photos of this event, head to Star Cruise’s Annual Dinner Gallery
Here are some photos taken during a corporate shoot I did for Mr Hariram who runs a law firm in KL. I loved the view from his office, his vast collection of books in his library and most of all the beautify art collection hanging on the walls. There’s just a nice cosy feeling to his office. A big thanks to Mr Hariram and Selvarani.
To view more photos of this event, head to Ram Rais and Partners Gallery