Monthly Archives: June 2009

Sibu Golden Age Center – Clelebrating Jointly The (Father & Mother)’s Day

Sibu Golden Age Center – Celebrating  jointly the (Father & Mother)’s Day

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Adobe releases Lightroom 2.4 & Camera Raw 5.4

adobelogoAdobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4. The final version of the ACR update, that was originally posted as a release candidate on the Adobe Labs site, is now available for immediate download along with the Lightroom update. Both provide additional Raw support for Canon EOS 500D, Nikon D5000 and 18 Hasselblad models.

Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v2.4 (Windows)

Click here to download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom v2.4 (Mac)

Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v5.4 (Windows)

Click here to download Adobe Camera Raw v5.4 (Mac)

Beauty Model Photo Contest 2009 – Models

Beauty Model Photo Contest 2009 – Models photo sharing……

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8th Borneo Cultural Festival & 28th Chinese National Cultural Festival,Sibu

8th Borneo Cultural Festival & 28th Chinese National Cultural Festival at Sibu

Programme for 3rd July,09

  • 1:00pm – Chef of the festival competition(Sibu Trade and Exhibition centre)
  • 2:00pm – Launching of Chinese cultural village(Sibu Trade and Exhibition centre)
  • 6:00pm – Opening of food festival:(Sibu Town Square)
  • 6:00pm – Traditional Chinese embroidery competition(Sibu Town Square)
  • 7:00pm – Grand opening of 26th Chinese National Cultural Festival(Sibu Town Square grand stand)

Programme for 4th July,09

  • 9:30am – Prize giving ceremony for Chinese essay competition cum new book launching(United Chinese Association, Alan road)
  • 7:00pm – Grand procession and display of lanterns (Sibu Town Square)
  • 7:45pm –  Traditional Hakka songs singing competition (Sibu Town Square)

Programme for 5th July,09

  • 8:00am – Treasure hunt at Sibu Central Market
  • 6:00pm – Festival scenery drawing competition (Sibu Town Square)
  • 7:00pm – Grand closing of Chinese National Cultural Festival and cultural performance (Sibu Town Square grand stand)

Programme for

  • 3rd-11th, July – Chinese traditional food stalls (Sibu Town Square)
  • 6th-11th, July – Cultural performance, wushu display, children games, calligraphy competition, folk dances

for chinese version, please visit Steve Ling Blog

for the photo competition during the cultural festival info please click here

Beauty Model Photo Contest 2009

This morning,  the Photographic Society of Sibu having the ” Beauty Model Photo Contest 2009″ was successfully organized at Taman Jubilee, Bukit Aup. Thank you for the friends who helpping  me. Visit Steve Ling Blog also.

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Eye-Fi creates wireless SDHC card for pro market

Eye-Fi has developed a version of its wireless SDHC memory cards aimed at the pro market. The Eye-Fi pro supports RAW file transfer and allows the creation of ad hoc connections to a computer or mobile device (without the need for a wireless router or internet connection). It also incorporates a new selective transfer feature that downloads only images that the user has marked as locked or protected. The Eye-Fi Pro is now available for a retail price of $149.

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What is Eye-Fi Pro?

The Eye-Fi Pro lets users wirelessly upload more file types, including JPEG and RAW images and videos. The Eye-Fi Pro also allows users to create an ad hoc connection through their computer or other mobile device to wirelessly upload media files while away from a wireless router.

“The Eye-Fi Pro has streamlined my workflow. It lets me quickly upload files in the background while I continue my photo shoots. My clients can choose their best shots in near real time,” said Jeff Sockwell, an Eye-Fi Pro beta user and professional photographer who used Eye-Fi in a portrait session with more than 150 dance students. “I also have assurance that photos are automatically saved both on my computer and my Eye-Fi Pro.”

Like the Eye-Fi Explore Video, the new Eye-Fi Pro will automatically upload images and videos direct to more than 25 online photo and video sharing sites. It also lets users upload away from home at more than 10,000 Wayport and open hotspots, and will automatically geotag photos with information about where the images were taken. The Eye-Fi Pro is now available at  for an MSRP of $149.

Selective Transfer
Also announced today is Eye-Fi’s newest feature, Selective Transfer, that gives users more control over which photos to upload. Using the “protect” or “lock” feature in the camera’s menu, users can select which files to wirelessly upload. Any “protected” photo will automatically be uploaded, and all photos will remain on the memory card until the user manually deletes them.  Selective Transfer is free, and available now for all Eye-Fi card users through the Eye-Fi Manager.

At the Leading Edge of Camera Technology – Eye-Fi Connected cameras
In effort to meet prosumers’ increasing camera feature set demands and widen wireless adoption, manufacturers are offering Eye-Fi card recognition and optimization. The Eye-FiConnected camera features range from power setting optimization to on-camera notifications while photos and videos are wirelessly uploaded. These new cameras include Nikon’s latest model, the D5000 (which follows in the footstep of the already Eye-FiConnected D60 and D90), as well as the entire spring line-up of Casio cameras, including the Casio EX-S12, Casio EX-S5, Casio EX-FS10, Casio EX-FC100 and Casio EX-Z29.

Eye-Fi has received numerous product awards including Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” for 2008, and PC World’s “The 100 Best Products of 2008.”

MingLeung & Susan Wedding Day

Today, I’m the camera man of my friend wedding. But due to the computer technique problem, I cannot deliver the slide show DVD for the reception, I’m feel sorry to my friend MingLeung & Susan.

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Sibu Night Scene

My first night scene photo using HDR technique & some photoshop editing.

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The Hilux RoadShow in Sibu

Tonight, I and my friends went to the Hilux Roadshow, because this was the first day. Not many people and no showgirl (too bad).

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Zooming in on Biodiversity: The First ASEAN-Wide Photo Contest on Biodiversity

Zooming in on Biodiversity: The First ASEAN-Wide Photo Contest on Biodiversity

Contest Rules:

  • Who may join
    The contest is open to all residents of ASEAN Member States:
    Brunei Darussalam
    Cambodia
    Indonesia
    Lao PDR
    Malaysia
    Myanmar / Burma
    Philippines
    Singapore
    Thailand
    Viet NamStaff and immediate family members of the contest organizers (ASEAN Centre for  Biodiversity, European Commission, ASEAN Secretariat, and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication) are not eligible for the competition.Participation is free of charge.
  • Contest Theme
    The contest theme is “Zooming in on Biodiversity.”Entries should capture various images related to biodiversity (plants, animals, marine life, ASEAN Heritage Parks) or the many benefits that biodiversity brings to human beings, its importance, the threats biodiversity face (deforestation,  Climate change), or how biodiversity affects lives. Photos showing initiatives to protect biodiversity resources such as plants, animals, and marine  Species are also welcome.Photos can also depict:
    a)   Biodiversity as source of food (food and agriculture)
    b)   Biodiversity as source of medicine (health and medicine)
    c)   Biodiversity as source of shelter
    d)   Biodiversity and climate change
    e)   Aesthetic value of biodiversity
    f)    Biodiversity as source of livelihood
    g)   Biodiversity and ecotourism
  • Contest Categories
    The contest categories are:
    a.    Professional Category – Professional photographers who derive income from the  sale of photographs or provision of  photographic services
    b.    Amateur Category – Amateur photographers
    c.    Student category –High school and college/university students (must be 18 to 25 years old)
  • Contest Duration
    The contest begins on 22 May 2009 during the International Day of Biodiversity and ends at 12:00 noon (Philippine time) of 30 August 2009.
  • Contest MechanicsEntries must be exclusive to this contest, unpublished, and must not have been submitted as entries in previous contests.
    Each contestant can submit a maximum of three (3) photos.
    Only color photos are qualified.
    Contestants can enter photos taken using a digital or non-digital camera.
    Entries must be submitted in JPEG format (as .jpg files) and should have a minimum resolution of six megapixels (6MB) or a screen resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels.
    Digitally altered images will be disqualified.
    Traditional or standard photo enhancing must be limited to only photo resizing.
    Each photo entry should have the following information:
    Contestant’s name
    Nationality
    The category in which you are entering the photo (e.g., Professional, Amateur or Student Category)
    Short caption (maximum of four sentences) for the photo that describes the image.
    The place where the photo was taken
    Date the photo was taken
    Contestant’s e-mail address
    Home address
    Home, office and/or  mobile phone numbers
    Age
    Gender
    If a student, name of school, address and contact number.  Also include a certification from the head of the school that the contestant is a student of that school.
    The title of the photo must contain the following:
    Photographer’s name
    Image name (title)
    Number of the photo entry (1 to 3)
    For example:  charmlee_thegrasshopper1.jpeg
    Method of submission. Methods of sending entries can be by post office (snail mail), courier services or e-mail (as attachment).
    By e-mail:
    Submit the actual image file, not a link or other type of file.
    Images should be sent as .jpeg attachment to aseanbiodiversityphoto@yahoo.com with “Photo Contest” in the subject line.
    An e-mail should contain one photo entry only.
    If an image file is not readable and cannot be downloaded, the entry will be disqualified.
    By mail, courier services:
    Photos must be stored in a compact disk (CD).
    Please address all entries to:The Public Affairs Unit
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
    UPLB Forestry Campus
    College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031
    Philippines
  • Judging
    Eligible entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
    Relevance to the theme – 40%
    Composition – 20%
    Creativity – 20%
    Technical excellence – 20%A participant can only win once
    The decisions of the judges are final and not subject to appeal.
  • Right to Use Entries
    All entries will not be returned to the contestants and will be retained by ACB after the completion of the contest.
    By joining the photo contest, the photographers grant ACB  the non-exclusive right to publish, use, distribute, reproduce and publicly display their photo entries, and to create derivative works from such photographs, in perpetuity, in any of ACB’s on-line, print or other media publications, materials or exhibitions, for purposes of advocating biodiversity  Conservation and promoting ACB’s programmes, including, but not limited to, for editorial, advertising, publicity, and fundraising purposes, without payment of compensation unless prohibited by law.
    ACB reserves the right to crop the images, as needed.
    Contestants and winners grant ACB permission to provide their names and countries when publishing, reproducing or otherwise using their photos and when identifying them as an entrant or prize winner in the photo contest.
    The photographer will be properly acknowledged each time his or her photo is used. However, there may be circumstances when it is not possible to do so.  Subject to the rights granted ACB, the photographer retains the copyright and all other rights to future use of the photographs entered into the contest.
  • Prizes

A.    Professional

1st Prize:    $1,500 + travel, meals and accommodation to attend the awarding ceremonies in Singapore
2nd Prize:   $1050
3rd Prize:    $700

B.    Amateur

1st Prize:    $1,000 + travel, meals and accommodation to attend the awarding ceremonies in Singapore
2nd Prize:   $750
3rd Prize:    $500

C.    Student

1st Prize:    $1,000 + travel, meals and accommodation to attend the awarding ceremonies in Singapore
2nd Prize:   $750
3rd Prize:    $500

  • The first prize winners of the three categories will also be invited to the awarding ceremonies in Singapore.  ACB will provide for plane tickets, meals, and accommodations to all first prize winners. However, travel documents, taxes, and other travel-related expenses shall be the responsibility of the winner.Prizes are not transferable. Cash prizes can be claimed at the ACB Headquarters in the Philippines, or offices of ACB’s National Contact Points in the ASEAN Member States within 60 days from receipt of notification. Winners must present valid identification.Winners will be notified through phone, e-mail or registered mail by the Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.
  • Awarding ceremonyFor the first prize winners of the three categories, the awarding ceremony will be held in Singapore on 21 October 2009 as a side event of the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009 (ACB2009).Other winners may attend the ceremony at their own expense.For the second and third prize winners, who cannot attend the ceremony, the cash prizes and certificates will be presented by ACB’s Governing Board Member and/or National Contact Point of the ASEAN Member State where the winner is a citizen.

For further information please visit  ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

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