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Canon PhotoMarathon XV Singapore – 23rd September 2017

An annual photography competition in Singapore, a fun, interesting and exciting event for photography enthusiasts to gather with their fellow photographer friends and family members, to compete and pit their photography skills and creativity, completing the photography theme in the allocated time frame and submitting their selected photograph for the photography competition. This is Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore, in year 2017, this is the 15th year that they have organised for the photography community in Singapore.

Now in its 15th year, the Canon PhotoMarathon has spread her presence to other parts of Asia, with parallel competitions taking place in countries such as Brunei, Cambodia, China Mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam!

On a personal note, Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 Singapore is my 7th year (out of 15 years) participating (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017) in this photography competition. It had always been interesting, challenging and tiring for me participating in it, pushing myself and my photography skills, knowledge and experiences, under pressure and time limits over all those years. Even though, I haven’t won any of the competitions, I always had fun and enjoyment, chatting with photographer friends, in some ways, it was a gathering and catch up with some of my photographer friends!

What were the three themes for Canon PhotoMarathon 2017? Here are the themes-

Theme 1 : Tilt

Theme 2 : Celebration

Theme 3 : Mysterious

From my personal experiences over the years participating in Canon PhotoMarathon, when the themes look/seem “easy”, that only means it can be pretty wide open to each photographer’s interpretation and ideas, or it can also mean that the theme might be a bit narrow and somehow a bit tricky. This is something unique, that makes Canon PhotoMarathon special, fun and challenging for an intense one day of photography competition under time limits and pressure.

Here are my submissions for the Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 Singapore. Reflecting back on my submissions:

Theme 1 : Tilt

Theme 2 : Celebration

Theme 3 : Mysterious

I was a bit stuck for theme 2, thus that photograph was a bit more of an abstract style. Nevertheless, I am glad to push myself in a relaxed manner during the competition. The beauty of photography is that of each one of us have our own personal interpretation, conceptualisation and composition. This is also a time for me to reflect on the photographs that I took during the competition, how I can improve on them and learn from my experiences. Learning in photography never stops, no matter what level of photography you are in, whether amateur, serious enthusiast, freelance or professional.

In the 15th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 Singapore, the organisers gave out a finisher medal and certificate of participation for participants that completed all three themes! Kudos to the Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 Singapore organising committee for making the 15th edition special and fun!

Although I haven’t won anything prizes from the years that I had participated in Canon PhotoMarathon, I hope that my through my sharing of my stories and experiences over the years would help future Canon PhotoMarathon participants from Singapore, other parts of Southeast Asia and Asia in one small way or another!

Do take a look at the winning photographs of Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 Singapore below!

BEST OF SHOW – STUDENT

Luong Ngoc Thanh Thao, LASALLE COLLEGE OF ARTS

BEST OF SHOW – OPEN

Jirawat Saiwuttinon

TEAM CATEGORY WINNER

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SCHOOL CHALLENGE WINNER

Singapore Polytechnic

THEME 1 : TILT

STUDENT CATEGORY

1ST Dex Ngiam Chao Yi, EDGEFIELD SECONDARY SCHOOL

2ND Luong Ngoc Thanh Thao, LASALLE COLLEGE OF ARTS

3RD Oliver Koh Qi Yang, ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (BARKER ROAD)

OPEN CATEGORY

1ST Jirawat Saiwuttinon

2ND Prashanth Motilal Naik

3RD Goh Si Hui

THEME 2: CELEBRATION

STUDENT CATEGORY

1ST Heng Xian Jing, SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

2ND Tran Nguyen, SP JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT

3RD Shannon Lee Xin Ying, ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL (INDEPENDENT)

OPEN CATEGORY

1ST Chew Kay Ching Edmund

2ND Wong Chek Poh

3RD Ang Cheng Hoe

CANON CHALLENGE WINNER

Koh Zhi Kai

THEME 3: MYSTERIOUS

STUDENT CATEGORY

1ST Miko Pang Yun Xuan, SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

2ND Goh Bei Jun, SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC

3RD Yasmin Bte Selamat, RIVERSIDE SECONDARY SCHOOL

OPEN CATEGORY

1ST Lersom Loungpon

2ND Ong Kun Fong

3RD Chiang Yeou Chyi

* Canon PhotoMarathon 2017 winning photographs courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

Canon PhotoMarathon XIV Singapore – Open for registrations

The 14th edition of Canon PhotoMarathon is returning on 19th November 2016, to be held at Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401-402.

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*Although I didn’t manage to participate in year 2014, I got this shirt as a souvenir when I attended a Canon photography seminar! *

I had participated in 5 x Canon PhotoMarathons over the years 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2008. For every year that I participated in, I had a fun time and interesting experience, besides taking part in a photography competition with attractive prizes, I had a fun outing time with fellow photographer friends and catching up with other groups of photographer friends too!

I am looking forward to participate in Canon PhotoMarathon again! This is not just a photography competition, this is also a time for photographers gathering and have a fun time together taking photographs!

Photographers, spread the news and share it with your family and friends! Mark down the date, register and join in the fun at Canon PhotoMarathon XIV Singapore on 19th November 2016!

Date 19th November 2016, Saturday
Venue Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre 401- 402
Registration Fee $15
Event Website

http://www.canon.com.sg/photomarathon/

Canon PhotoMarathon is back!

Canon PhotoMarathon is back! Happening in Singapore in the month of August 2015!

Take up this highly anticipated challenge to create themed masterpieces under time pressure, roving around Singapore’s breathtaking cityscape as your visual playground. Be part of the multitude of passionate photographers ready to push the limits in capturing still images.

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Date: 22 August 2015

Time: 0700 Hrs

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall C

Pricing: (Open / Corporate) $15, (Student) $10

Sign-up Link: https://photomarathon.canon-asia.com/

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661316784087101/

I participated in my first Canon PhotoMarathon in the year 2008, it was a fun and interesting experience! I continued participating in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 together with different group of friends! In the year 2014, I couldn’t participate due to business travel commitments.

Mark down the date in your calendar, register and sign up with your group of photography friends! It’s going to be a fun day of photography outing and fun, along with opportunities to learn and see from the different works, views and perspectives of many different photographers!

* Information Courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

* Picture Source: Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore 2015 icon from Canon PhotoMarathon Singapore website *

Canon PhotoMarathon (2013) XI

This was my fourth year participating in Canon PhotoMarathon event and I was glad to be back participating and having fun in the Canon PhotoMarathon 2013. As the years goes by, we can see more participants in Canon PhotoMarathon, along with more school children and teenagers too. This year, Canon PhotoMarathon 2013 welcomed a record breaking 2,518 photographers from all walks of life for a competitive yet fun community photography event in Singapore. The Canon PhotoMarathon is a fun time to come together with your photography kakis, make new photography kakis, have fun to shoot together, chit-chat about cameras and gears, borrow and try your friends camera lenses and gear.

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Photo Courtesy of Canon Singapore

Canon PhotoMarathon is not just about photography competition. There is also a time for the Canon Experience – The Canon PhotoMarathon is a flagship event that engages shutterbugs from all walks of life and provides consumers with a positive Canon experience. Following the launch of the Canon Try and Buy Lens Programme in March this year, Canon is introducing to the Canon PhotoMarathon Try & Buy lens booth where participants get to rent and test out a wide range of Canon lenses. Furthermore, participants will also have a chance to take a look at rarely seen Canon medical equipment and enterprise products from other Canon business units.

The Canon PhotoMarathon allows me to train and hone my creativity in photography, within a stipulated time frame, brain and creativity juices flowing with adrenaline for each of the 3 themes announced during Canon PhotoMarathon. This year, I was shooting alone since my friends were in different groups throughout the event and I needed to drop by into office not too far away from Suntec City Convention Centre during the event itself and prepare some work matters while still competing in the Canon PhotoMarathon! Shooting alone this year helps me to shoot well, although it will be just as fun to have a group of photographer friends to go out and shoot with during Canon PhotoMarathon and having fun together!

What were the 3 themes for Canon PhotoMarathon 2013 and what did I submit for the 3 themes? Here are the 3 themes and my submissions:

Theme 1: Tradition

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Theme 2: Communicate

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Theme 3: Instant

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Reflecting back on my submissions for Canon PhotoMarathon 2013, it will definitely add more to my accumulating photography experiences especially in finding creative angles/perspectives in a short stipulated time, this is something that will come in handy and useful when I am working on photography projects/assignments and there might be a need to think fast and furious in the shoot settings and conditions.

If you haven’t participated in a Canon PhotoMarathon before, I do encourage you to participate in Canon PhotoMarathon 2014 with your friends. It will be a fun experience for all of you to shoot together. Looking forward to see you all at Canon PhotoMarathon 2014!