Irda & Alim – Putrajaya by SN

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SAIFUL NANG
MPA (UK), WPPI (USA), WPJA, B.SC Media (MMU)

CEO / Principal Photographer
Colours of Asia Sdn Bhd
CandidSyndrome International
+60380766878 (HQ)
+6738880639 (Brunei)
+6013 3977715 (Mobile)

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Charity Photography Workshop

Alhamdulillah, a few weeks ago, we (CandidSyndrome team) went to Rumah Pengasih Warga Prihatin, Kajang for our annual photography workshop. RPWP is shelter for underprivileged kids (Asnaf). This time around, we managed to gather around 100 participants not only from RPWP but also from other places.

The workshop started around 10am (1 hour behind schedule) as the participants from Rumah Hope were unable to find their way to RPWP. It was a multiracial program, by the way. As the main trainer, I was happy that Canon agreed not only to participate but also to be our main sponsor. Canon sponsored 13 unit of cameras for our use during the workshop. Last year, with only 3 cameras which had to be shared among 40 people, the kids has very limited practice sessions. The rest just had to be contented with their PAPER CAMERA (it was not even a pin-hole camera but it was definitely a fun toy for them to play around with while waiting for their turn to use the camera). So, there were 13 cameras altogether + 5 cameras on loan by CS to the participants. There were 18 groups altogether with 5-6 pax per group.

We taught¬†children with¬†autisme, dyslexia, down syndrome as well as other normal kids in the “Asnaf” group. Below is a picture of them¬†taken last year with the paper cameras. Thanks to¬†Canon, this year they were able to¬†play with the real camera.

Basically, we didn’t teach much on manual setting as most of them used the Canon P&S without manual setting. What we did was to focus¬†on¬†the framing, composition, color, lines and other elements in the art of seeing. My thanks go to Deejay Azrene, Radio 24 for highlighting this program through a live telephone interview that day.

It was fun, it was fantastic, the kids were happy and we are happy. We look forward to experiencing that kind of enjoyment again. 

 

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SAIFUL NANG
MPA (UK), WPPI (USA),  WPJA, B.SC Media (MMU)

CEO / Principal Photographer
Colours of Asia Sdn Bhd
CandidSyndrome International
+60380766878 (HQ)
+6738880639 (Brunei)
+6013 3977715 (Mobile)

Nabila & Azril – Cyberview Lodge Resort & SPA Cyberjaya – by SN

Hi all!¬†I’m going to put more pictures here soon. Please accept my humblest apologies for the delay.¬†Things have been really hectic¬†these past few weeks¬†– some new projects will soon take off, some¬†previous projects are in the process of completion and¬†regrettably, some will be discontinued due to¬†shortage of resources. Alhamdulillah,¬†CandidSyndrome and I have started off well this year¬†and we look forward to more and more good things in the future.

There have been a number of¬†enquiries with regard to¬†my photography workshop at other places after I announced that Tokyo would be our first destination next month. Please come forward to those in NY ( I received a lot of enquiries from here) as well as Germany, Dublin (this is where most of the enquiries came from), Brisbane, Manchester, Glasgow, if you are interested in¬†a photography workshop by CandidSyndrome. If I can’t make it, my¬†photographers will be there¬†ūüôā

My sincerest thanks for¬†your continued support! To Nabila & Azril…there are,¬†I would say, fantastic images (heheheh…) waiting to appear here ūüôā

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SAIFUL NANG
MPA (UK), WPPI (USA), WPJA, B.SC Media (MMU)

CEO / Principal Photographer
Colours of Asia Sdn Bhd
CandidSyndrome International
+60380766878 (HQ)
+6738880639 (Brunei)
+6013 3977715 (Mobile)

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Dato’ Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (The Astronaut) & Dr. Halina Yunos – Engagement by SN

Today is the first working day in 2010 for my office staff. In terms of professional work,¬†this engagement ceremony was the first assignment of this year. I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to Dato’ Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Dr. Halina, Dr. Hamizah and all other cousin mazen who were involved in spreading the news about me and my team to the point that¬†the astronaut eventually¬†chose Saiful Nang (me) and the team to be the official photographer for his big day, despite the fact that there were so many other tempting¬†offers by others, even¬†by some¬† of the greatest royal photographers from England who were¬†willing to do FREE coverage.

Baju ini rekaan ekslusif pereka terhandal Nusantara, Putra Aziz dari Jakarta (tapi gallerynya di Bangsar) di bawah jenama Cosry!

Today, we marked a historical engagement event as there’ll be (in the near future) no photographer can shoot Malaysia Astronaut’s wedding. This is unique as before this I put in a statistic that my customers came from this group by ranking…

  1. Doctors
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Lawyers
  4. Engineers
  5. And so on…

I could probably now put….at number 20 or 30 ranking …. Astronaut! Dato’ Sheikh…as you have a lot of astronaut friend, hehehhe…I hope the ranking will go at least in top 10 hahahaha. I know there are lot of astronauts still bachelor ūüėČ

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GROUPWORK!

This is considered as a celebrity wedding (as Sheikh is one of Malaysia most celebrated man) and there are no good photographer in the world can do it along. I have to admit, the presence of my team (CandidSyndrome) is a blessed. The 2010 photographers’ line-up featured more educated photographers, higher personality that you must love it, international award winning photographers, members of international professional photography association that only approved as members through merit (e.g WPJA, AG|WPJA, MPA, RPS, AIPP) and more in the line-up. That’s a HUGEEEEE REVAMP in CandidSyndrome new line-up this year. Every individual photographer has gone through minimum 2 years training in CandidSyndrome under the program designed by myself, executed by the seniors. For most of them, they even have 6 years experience in photography in total. As CandidSyndrome is a reputable team of photographers, we always CARE about quality, discipline, professional ethics more than anything you know about photography. With my blood, sweat and tears in developing the name of CandidSyndrome, from time to time, I’m very particular about putting people inside the team to wave our flag. No compromise for those who don’t want to move along with the brand vision…(that’s why you see some of the old faces got dismissed from the team).

A train need a railway to move. That’s the analogy, our professional born in CandidSyndrome. They are good photographers, and CandidSyndrome is the railway by implementing strict SOP, good system and smart governance and we even have (mistakes database so we’ll value experience of making mistakes, so we’ll not repeat it) and much more. Well…it sounds awkward as people know “photography is photography lah, ambil camera shoot ada gambar itu photography lah”. But for us…our photography practice is mucchhhh more than photography. That’s why you can see how expensive cameras still can’t shoot good images.

Bottomline…in CandidSyndrome, we do more than photography! it’s passion we enjoyed together. That’s why we are here. Stronger each day. Enjoice!

(For more images, please click the FAN CLUB FACEBOOK link at this thread signature, you’ll see more images there)

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SAIFUL NANG
MPA (UK), WPPI (USA), WPJA, B.SC Media (MMU)

CEO / Principal Photographer
Colours of Asia Sdn Bhd
CandidSyndrome International
+60380766878 (HQ)
+6738880639 (Brunei)
+6013 3977715 (Mobile)

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Saya juga selalu gagal….

Jam 1.46 pagi semasa saya menaip thread ini pada tarikh 1.1.10. Tapi hari ini saya lebih emosional kerana tahun ini ialah tahun muhasabah diri saya. Disebalik kejayaan dan kenangan manis yang dicipta, permulaan tahun kali ini saya mahu mengingatkan kembali kegagalan-kegagalan saya sepanjang tahun ini supaya menjadi pelajaran kepada saya sendiri dan orang-orang yang ingin mengambil pelajaran. Permulaan 2010 agak manis berbanding tahun sebelum-sebelumnya, beberapa jam lagi saya akan menjadi jurugambar rasmi pertunangan pasangan angkasawan negara Datuk Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor dengan pilihannya Dr. Halina. Thanks sooo much to Dr. Hamizah, and Dr. Halina termasuk keluarga Dr. Halina dan tak lupa juga kepada Sheikh yang bersungguh-sungguh sepertimana saya juga bersungguh-sungguh untuk tugasan ini.

Disebalik itu, biarlah saya kenangkan kegagalan-kegagalan saya sepanjang tahun 2009 supaya saya sentiasa menjadi orang yang beringat dan mengambil pelajaran. Dah 31 tahun azam tahun baru saya sering dimulakan dengan yang indah. Tapi tidak untuk tahun ini, saya juga seperti manusia biasa yang bertatih adatnya mesti tersungkur, berjalan adatnya mesti tersadung, berlari adatnya ada terjatuh. Saya tak lepas dari semua itu. Tahun 2009 meninggalkan kenangan yang amat besar kepada diri saya.

Saya gagal dalam usaha memartabatkan kerjaya fotografi. Kerjaya ini masih lagi dipandang murahan dan picisan pada kebanyakan orang lain. Tidak seperti profession lain yang mendapat penarafan tinggi. Saya gagal dalam menumpahkan inspirasi serta berkongsikan aspirasi agar para jurugambar yang ada sendiri menghormati kerjaya mereka sendiri sebelum orang lain bisa hormati kita. Saya kecewa dengan diri sendiri kerana saya masih melihat ramai fotografer yang masih hidupnya melarat kais pagi makan pagi kais petang makan petang sedangkan kesenian ini sangat tinggi nilaian harganya. Saya gagal untuk menyampaikan materi serta pesanan penting agar mereka ini berdiri atas nama fotografi dan bersatu hati bagi menaikkan imej kerjaya itu secara kolektif. Saya gagal kerana saya bukan seorang superman yang boleh lakukan semuanya sendirian. Saya gagal untuk mendapat kebersamaan yang padu dikalangan pencinta fotografi bagi merealisasikan impian itu.

Atas kegagalan itu, tahun ini saya buang semua azam-azam lain dan hanya tinggalkan satu sahaja azam yang saya perlu laksanakan dengan keringat, airmata dan darah sendiri iaitu untuk diterima menjalankan Akademi Fotografi oleh Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi Negara. Seterusnya, memberikan pendidikan kepada generasi BARU yang mindanya masih segar dan masih belum dicemari politiking yang menjijikkan.

Satu harapan saya, fotografi akan dipandang kerjaya mulia satu hari nanti.

Saya bukanlah orang yang hebat kerana saya juga….SELALU gagal.

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SAIFUL NANG
MPA (UK), WPPI (USA), WPJA, B.SC Media (MMU)

CEO / Principal Photographer
Colours of Asia Sdn Bhd
CandidSyndrome International
+60380766878 (HQ)
+6738880639 (Brunei)
+6013 3977715 (Mobile)

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