Update: The Lightedpixels Wedding Photography Workshop 2017

•January 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Update: Thank you for your interest! We are almost sold out! We have very limited places left for the Singapore Workshop.

We are also delighted to announce that the workshop will be held in the lovely new Alcove at Caldwell house in Chijmes. We can think of a better venue! We would also be able to do our demonstration shoot around the area.

Here are some images of the venue.

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UPDATE: Please be informed that the SINGAPORE workshop is SOLD OUT. All remaining places are for the KL workshop. Thank you. =)

The Lightedpixels Wedding Photography Workshop

•January 3, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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While I have been invited to conduct workshops in Bali, Osaka and Tokyo, I have never done one here in Singapore! Today, I am excited to officially open bookings for our first workshops here in Singapore and KL! Over the years, there have been numerous requests to start a workshop and share what I have learned over the years. I am glad to finally be able to do this! I have always loved teaching and sharing so this would be a blast! I have so much to share and teach!

In my journey as a photographer, I have also been inspired by what the guys at the Beloved Collective/ Moment Design have been doing. I was first introduced to the techniques about 8 years ago. Earlier this year, I am honored to join the group as a teacher, the first teacher in Asia. The techniques that are shared have helped in my photography and the couples, families and individuals I have shot for. The techniques have also been used by a number of leading photographers here and in the region. It has no doubt helped them too. It is my wish to share these with you.

In addition, I hope to share my own personal experience as a photographer here in Asia and as a business owner. Running a photography business is a lot more challenging than most people imagine. How do you break out and stand out from the crowd? How do you manage your business? How do you maintain your brand identity and popularity over the years? These are some of the questions I would love to answer in our workshops.

The two day workshop will consist of the following:
1. Finding your visual identity
2. Effective shooting techniques
3. Moment Design techniques
4. Building a successful photography business
5. Managing a photography business
6. A demonstrative shoot with subjects

The class size will be kept small and intimate. Venue to be confirmed. In addition, Sony Alpha cameras and lens will also be available for test shoots during the workshop.

To book a place:
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UPDATE: Please be informed that the SINGAPORE workshop is SOLD OUT. All remaining places are for the Singapore workshop.

The Lightedpixels Wedding Photography Workshop

•December 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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The Better Photographer.

 

“We have had numerous requests to conduct workshops, but our busy schedule especially with numerous destination shoots, meant that we just could not find the time to do it. As such, I am truly excited to finally be able to take some time out to do this. I have said it before, If I were not a photographer, I would probably be a teacher for I have always found joy in sharing and educating. And now, after many months of preparation, I am proud to announce that we are starting off 2017 with two workshops – one here in Singapore and the other in neighboring Kuala Lumpur. The Singapore workshop will be on 15 & 16 Feb 2017. The KL workshop will be on 20 & 21 Feb 2017.
Having started Lightedpixels more than 13 years ago, there is so much I have learned and experienced. Besides sharing shooting techniques, I cannot wait to share with you what I have learned about starting and running a successful photography studio, especially here om Asia. I am also thankful to be a part of a global photographers’ network, the Beloved Collective, as a teacher. There is a wealth of knowledge and teaching materials to be used and shared. A part of this workshop will be dedicated to sharing Moment Design techniques. Techniques that would help transform the way you view your environment and in turn transform the way you shoot. As the first and only Asian teacher presently, this would be a great opportunity to discover for yourselves, here in Asia, the techniques that have inspired many leading photographers here and around the world.

 

This two day workshop aims to help you improve not just your photography techniques but also the processes that happen before and after the shoot. There will be a practical shooting session with subjects to demonstrate what is shared and taught. It also aims to help you build a successful and lasting business. Whether you are just starting out or have been doing this for a few years now, I look forward to sharing my knowledge on how to kick-start and maintain a successful photography brand. Another important component of the workshop is Destination Photography. I do a lot of it! I have put together a section to help you plan for one. The class size will be kept small and intimate to facilitate meaningful teaching. More importantly, I am confident we will take away more than just knowledge from the workshop, friendships and bonds will be formed.

 

Thanks to the kind support of Sony, the workshop would also be providing participants the opportunity to try out Sony’s cameras and lens.”

 

Kelvin Koh

Founder, Lightedpixels Photography

 

Registration

Limited places. The class size is kept small for more impactful learning.

Bookings commence 3 Jan 2017 at 12pm, Singapore time.

Course Fee

S$980 (An early bird discounted price of S$780 for sign ups before 10 Jan 2017 at 12pm)

 

All participants should have their own camera system.

For more information, please email info@lightedpixels.com.

 

About Kelvin Koh

Kelvin began his photography journey in 2003 and registered Lightedpixels in 2006. Lightedpixels got off to a bright start having won a number of international wedding photography awards that year. It was also recognised by the Singapore Tatler in its Best of Singapore list, and it has been so for 11 years running. The Singapore-based photography studio has also gone on to influence a whole generation of photographers both within and outside of Singapore, with their brand and style of photography.

Kelvin’s works have been exhibited and published in numerous local and international magazines. Besides growing the studio into one of the most sought after photography studios in the region, Kelvin has also managed to grow his family. He has recently become a father yet again, for the fifth time. Despite the noise and chaos at home, he and his lovely wife, Elizabeth, will not trade that for anything else in the world.

Kelvin is also part of the Beloved Collective and is the only teacher based in Asia. He hopes to dedicate more time educating and sharing his knowledge and experience. He is also proudly sponsored by Sony.

 
Testimonial

“Kelvin Koh is a true inspiration. I started noticing his work around 8 years back when I first venture into the wedding photography business. His work has been consistently amazing through out the years and his work never ceases to amaze me even till today. I love the mood of his images and how well he frame his subject yet making it looks so casual. Hat’s off to you Kelvin ! Keep up the good work and many thanks for being a friend.”

~ Mun Keat, MunKeat Photography

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Best of Both. Portraiture and Landscape Photography Workshop in Paris (17 & 18 AUG 2016)

•July 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Best of Both
Explore. Adventure. Learn.
PARIS 17 and 18 AUG 2016
Portrait & Landscape Photography Workshop with Two Award-winning Photographers

If I were not a photographer, I would probably be a teacher for I have always found joy in sharing and educating.

Since our inception, we have had numerous requests to conduct workshops, but our busy schedule especially with numerous destination shoots, meant that we just could not find the time to do it.

So what changed?

It all began with an invitation from Wikischoolpedia in 2012 to conduct an international workshop in Bali, Indonesia. This was followed by a request from AsukaBook for us to conduct a workshop in Japan. It is not often that photographers are invited by international companies to conduct workshops for fellow wedding photographers. It was a privilege for me, and these commitments spurred me on to produce the materials for a meaningful workshop. After three highly successful workshops in Bali, Tokyo and Osaka, I am encouraged by the experience and I am motivated to share what I have learnt over my years in professional photography with you.

Finally, being a part of a global photographers’ network, the Beloved Collective, as a teacher also meant I had tremendous support in conducting workshops.

Earlier this year, I encountered a young, talented and passionate landscape photographer, Marklin Ang, who would subsequently join us at Lightedpixels Pixies, a subsidiary of LightedPixels Photography. Marklin’s work has been mentioned by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He has been a speaker at TEDx Singapore and his works are highly regarded by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB). This award-winning photographer has also had his works featured in local newspapers.

Together, Marklin and I are collaborating to bring you the best of portraiture and landscape photography in Paris this August. The two-day workshop will be conducted outdoors as we explore the places I would normally go to. Having photographed more than 95 couples in Paris over the past 10 years, I cannot wait to share with you some of the most beautiful spots in this iconic city. Besides location shooting, we will also share with you the techniques that we use in shooting. We will also bond together over meals as we explore, adventure and learn.”

Kelvin Koh

Founder, Lightedpixels Photography

Registration

Limited to only 12 places. The class size is kept small for more impactful learning.

Bookings commence 28 July 2016 at 12pm, Singapore time.

Course Fee

S$1,200


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The fee payable is only for the photography course and does not include transport to Paris or accommodation in Paris. We are, however, delighted to have Flight Centre as our travel partner. Flight Centre has prepared an attractively priced customised flight-and-stay itinerary for our participants.

All participants should have their own camera system.

For more information, please email info@lightedpixels.com.

About Kelvin Koh

Kelvin began his photography journey in 2003 and registered Lightedpixels in 2006. Lightedpixels got off to a bright start having won a number of international wedding photography awards that year. It was also recognised by the Singapore Tatler in its Best of Singapore list, and it has been so for 10 years running. The Singapore-based photography studio has also gone on to influence a whole generation of photographers both within and outside of Singapore, with their brand and style of photography.

Kelvin’s works have been exhibited and published in numerous local and international magazines. Besides growing the studio into one of the most sought after photography studios in the region, Kelvin has also managed to grow his family. He has recently become a father yet again, for the fifth time. Despite the noise and chaos at home, he and his lovely wife, Elizabeth, insist they will not trade that for anything else in the world.

Kelvin is also part of the Beloved Collective and is the only teacher based in Asia. He hopes to dedicate more time educating and sharing his knowledge and experience. He is also proudly sponsored by Sony.

About Marklin Ang

Marklin wishes he was Iron Man. Till he fulfils that dream, he enjoys travelling the world in search of beauty among the landscapes.

His works have been mentioned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore during the 2014 National Day Rally. In 2016, he was also invited by TEDx Singapore as a speaker to talk about his work. Besides shooting for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, he was also commissioned by the Singapore Tourism Board for their projects. His works have also won him a number of prizes and awards and have been featured in local newspapers.

Iron man would certainly be proud.

Renewing my love for Santorini

•May 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sunset in Santorini

Once again I am back in Santorini and for now I am very much still in love with the island.

It’s really not that hard.

When I first came to Santorini a few years back, it was quite a charming picturesque place for my family and me. It was pretty but a little too touristy for me. There were hordes of tourists in Oia and Fira especially in the afternoon. Then two years ago, I decided to stay on the lower plains. I didn’t think it was going to be great truthfully but I was bored with staying on top of Oia and it was tiring lugging my camera gears all around. Besides, the view, while inspiring, was perhaps something I could live without while shooting in Santorini. I figured I could always drive up to see the views if I wanted. Ha.

Here are some information and images to share about my stay in Santorini.

Pelagos

This is where I stay now. Pelagos in Oia. It is family run and the staff and owner here is genuinely friendly and warm. I have had many a great conversations with them. =) They also have an amazing pool.

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The food here is also pretty good. It is home cooked and a lot nicer than most of the restaurants I have gone to on the island. That said, the best restaurant here has to be Anogi in Immerovigli. You have to have a meal there if you are on the island. The only downside is that everything else will pale in comparison there after. Makes it a good reason to stay in Immerovigli. =)

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This is probably their best dish. I cannot remember the name of the dish but its the last item on the main course list in the menu. Seafood pasta rice. Absolutely heavenly. This coming from someone who doesn’t quite take seafood.

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This was my first shoot in Santorini – with Kevin and Olivia. A very funky and fun loving couple. Their choice of outfits made it pretty interesting for me to shoot. She had two pretty sexy gowns from Ted Wu and Kevin had two Dsquared suits. As always, we also had a dog followed us for our shoot. This seems to happen alot. Every year without fail when I am shooting in Oia, there will be a stray dog following us. =)

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The amazing view of Oia.

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The amazing panoramic view from the couple’s suite.

Cat

Besides dogs, Santorini is actually quite famous for their cats. There is always a number of cats roaming around on the island.

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Sunset in Pyrgos

The legendary sunset of Santorini. It is probably the best place in the world to view a sunset. =)

Kelvin in the bush

Thats me like a stalking cat! Haha

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And finally a shot of the lovely couple, Kevin and Olivia, perched on a rooftop. =)

I am only halfway through my trip and there are alot more places and images to share especially the beaches! There are three iconic beaches here in Santorini – the white beach, the red beach and the black beach. They are only missing an Asian beach. =P

I got to run now. Will update really soon with more images from our shoots too.

What happens when it rains in Paris during a shoot?

•April 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

There are two things that are pretty incredible about this post. Ha!

The first is that for the first time in between having two more kids, I actually have a consecutive blog post! The second being that this shoot was done mostly in the rain in Paris.

Very often, I have been asked by couples who travel with us for destination shoots, what happens when it rains? Well, we almost always provide a spare day, there is that odd occasion when for some reason or another, we do not have a spare day. Then, there are couples who choose to simply shoot in the rain! =)

“Actually, … Paris is the most beautiful in the rain”, Gabrielle, Midnight in Paris

I find the rain most romantic and it has often been commented that there is nothing like kissing in the rain in Paris. At the very least, I have seen many couples do that in Paris (outside of a photo shoot that is! Haha)

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Everything becomes richer with the rain. It is also a lot more atmospheric.

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The belting rain couldn’t stop us. =)

The rain also meant that most of the tourists were nowhere to be seen.

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And eventually, the sun would return and shine again.

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Yukino and Kent in Tokyo

•April 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Yukino and Kent were my couple for my demonstration during the Tokyo workshop. They are a real couple and are happily married. =) They were very warm and receptive to whatever I was doing and that helped and encouraged me too. I was initially a little apprehensive if a Japanese couple would be too shy but it didn’t turn out to be the case. I would have to work that bit harder if they were alot more shy. Hahaha.

Here are the images taken during our session at Shinjuku Koen. =)

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