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Haenyeo Singapore Photography Exhibition

A photography exhition on an intangible culture that is facing its own challenges and continuation in the modern era today, a rich tradition that is slowly being eroded and a risk of this tradition and culture being lost. This topic resonates deeply in me, an area where I have an interest and passion in. This is the Haenyeo Singapore Photography Exhibition by Jose Jeuland, a professional Fujifilm X photographer based in Singapore.

Photo courtesy of Epson Singapore

During the official launch event at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, I had the opportunity to view the wonderful and amazing photography works on display, telling us the stories behind the Haenyeo people, brave and amazing women that take on such a dangerous nature of work. . I remembered watching the Haenyeo in action on television, diving into the water gathering clams, abalone or seaweed from the ocean floor with just a lead-weighted vest and googles.

Viewing the photography works by Jose, I can sense and feel the connections with the subjects in the photographs. Maybe I have similar connections in our photography genre, through my personal heritage, cultural and conservation photography projects that I have undertaken over the years.

Photo courtesy of Epson Singapore

There were more than 30,000 Haenyeo diving off the shores of Jeju and Udo Island daily. Today, less than 5,000 with two-thirds being over the age of 60 remains. This traditional culture is facing many challenges ahead and it is recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage to be cherished.

The photography prints on display at the Haenyeo Singapore Photography Exhibition were supported by Epson Singapore, the official print sponsor by supporting the exhibition with its commercial and industrial photo graphic production printer, creating stunning high and professional quality prints.

Epson SureColor 64″ SC-P20070 Printer (Photo courtesy of Epson Singapore)

In the exhibition, there is a collection of compelling portraits of Haenyo are printed using the Epson SureColor 64″ SC-P20070 with UltraChrome® PRO Pigment Ink on Epson’s Signature Worthy Hot Press Bright.

Let me share with you more information on the Epson SureColor 64″ SC-P20070 Printer

The exhibition-quality prints were created with Epson’s 64″ SureColor SC-P20070 printer, using the Epson’s UltraChrome PRO nine-colour pigment ink system, with an extended colour gamut and four levels of black, and advanced PrecisionCore™ MicroTFP printhead technology to develop vibrant prints with lasting durability.

Used with Epson’s Signature Worthy medias, this advanced printing technology produces exceptional colour gamut and high maximum density (D-Max), offering photographic quality prints that is a favourite of photographers and artists alike

Ms. Tan May Lin, General Manager, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Division, Epson Singapore said, “Epson Singapore is proud to be the official print sponsor for Jose’s first ever photography exhibition in Singapore. Jose has captured wonderfully compelling stories that bring the raw emotions of the Haenyo sea women to life. With Epson’s photo graphic production printers, we’re excited that our unique combination of Epson’s printhead technology and UltraChrome® PRO archival ink technology can help deliver the very best representation of his artworks in final print format.”

José Jeuland, a Singapore-based French professional photographer said, “I am thankful for Epson’s support as I launch my first-ever photography exhibition here in Singapore. Epson’s unique printing technology accentuates the key features of the Haenyeo as seen from the photographs at the exhibition. This in turn portrays the raw emotions of these women of great fortitude. With Epson’s support, I am happy to share the inspiring story of the Haenyeo women-divers from Jeju, Korea.”

Whether you love photography, travel, traditional culture and also Korea, do take the time and visit the photography artworks of the Haenyeo at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. It’s a real eye opener to a wonderful culture and tradition, facing its own challenges and hurdles in the modern era. Do check out the Epson printer on display there too!

Details of Haenyeo Singapore Photography Exhibition

Date: 28th October 2017 to 23rd November 2017

Venue: East Gearden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

* Admission is free for all *

Jose Jeuland website/social media links

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Pinterest

* Information courtesy of Epson Singapore and Lewis PR *

I would like to thank Epson Singapore for the invitation to the official launch of the Haenyeo Singapore Photography Exhibition.

Lomography LOMO’INSTANT SQUARE

Lomography has added new photography products to their line up, the LOMO’INSTANT SQUARE and Instant Mini Camera Back to their line up.

For the film and analogue photography fans, let me share with you more information below:

The Lomo’Instant Square is the first fully analogue camera to work with the recently released Fujifilm Instax Square film. It’s a response to a consistent, popular demand from analogue lovers worldwide hungry to try out the iconic square format. With a compact, foldable design, the Lomo’Instant Square is a box full of creativity that fits right into your life.

​​​Just two weeks after the launch of the Lomo’Instant Square, we’re introducing the Instant Mini Camera Back to transform our brand new instant camera into a multi-format master. With double the features, it’s double the fun!

The Instant Mini Camera Back clips onto the Lomo’Instant Square to make this foldable box of creativity work with Fujifilm Instax Mini Film as well as Fujifilm Instax Square Film! That means you’ll get all the super sharpness, perfect exposure and funky features of the Lomo’Instant Square on two different film formats.

The Lomo’Instant Square Kickstarter Project (Ends on 29th September 2017)

KICKSTARTER PRICE:

KICKSTARTER SPECIAL PRICE
・Lomo’Instant Square Single Package – USD 149
・Lomo’Instant Square Black & White Combo Package – USD 179
・Lomo’Instant Square Kickstarter Exclusive Combo Package – USD 186
・Lomo’Instant Square Ganza Combo Package – USD 194
・Lomo’Instant Square Pigalle Combo Package – USD 194

The Lomo’Instant Square Instant Back Mini Add On – USD 15
Check out available add ons here:
https://microsites.lomography.com/lisq-addons/

Back us on Kickstarter Now:http://www.lomography.com/kickstarter
Estimated delivery date for 1st batch of backers: February 2018

The Lomo’Instant Square – Instant Mini Back Preview from Lomography on Vimeo.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

▪ Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Square Film

▪ Exposure Area: 62mm x 62mm

▪ Lens Focal Length: 95mm (45mm equivalent)

▪ Auto Exposure Type: Programmed Automatic

▪ Aperture: Automatic f/10, f/22

▪ Shutter Speed: Bulb Mode up to 30 sec, Auto Mode 8s to 1/250

▪Exposure Compensation: +1/-1 Exposure Values (Ambient Exposure)

▪ Film Ejection Mechanism: Motorized

▪ Multiple Exposures: Unlimited

▪ Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9 (m)

▪ Built-in Flash: Automatic Flash & Flash Off Mode

▪ Closest Focusing Distance: 0.8m

▪ Zone Focusing Setting: 0.8m / 1-2.5m / infinity (pre-set at 1-2.5m)

▪ Tripod mount: Yes

▪ Remote Control Transmission: Infrared (front & back sensors on camera)

▪ Self Timer: Electronically controlled countdown to 10 seconds

▪ Film Counter: LED indication, counting down

▪ Battery Supply: 2 x CR2 batteries (6V) – not included

▪ Remote Control Battery Supply: CR2025 (3V) – not included

▪ Filter Thread Diameter: 30.5mm

▪ Lens Attachments: Portrait Glass Lens (closest focusing distance 50cm) and Splitzer. Available in combo packages.

▪ Accessories: Lomo’Instant Square Instant Mini Back, Color Lens Filters & Color Temperature Filters. Available separately.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Lomography Online Services *

The Lomo’Instant Panama by Lomography

Lomography recently launched a new camera to their Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Panama. The latest Lomo’Instant is dedicated to the beautiful country of Panama, the sun, the sand and the sea!

  • Introducing a Special Summer Design: Inspired by a modern metropolis, incredible rainforests and beautiful coastlines, this fresh little instant is the perfect summer sidekick.
  • Create and Share Instantly: Experiment with unlimited multiple exposures, Color Gel flash filters, Bulb Mode for unlimited long exposures and so much more!
  • Perfect for Valentine’s Day: Flowers are pretty and chocolates are sweet, but a Lomo’Instant lets you share the love all year ’round.

Analogue and Lomography fans, do check out this new Lomo’Instant Panama camera! Let your creative and colourful photography juices flow! For more information on the Lomo’Instant Panama, check out the details below!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film
  • Exposure Area: 42mm x 64mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125s / Bulb
  • Exposure Compensation: +2/-2 Exposure Values
  • Ejection Mechanism: Motorized
  • Multiple Exposures: Yes
  • Built-in Flash Guide Number: 9(m)
  • Automatic Flash Output: Yes
  • Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)
  • Tripod mount: Yes
  • Cable Release Mount: Yes
  • Aperture: f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22, f/32

Pricing

  • Lomo’Instant Panama Single Package: SGD 148
  • Lomo’Instant Panama Lens Combo Package: SGD 188

Where to buy Lomo’Instant Panama

For more information, visit Lomo’Instant Panama Microsite: https://microsites.lomography.com/lomo-instant-camera/

* Information and pictures courtesy of Lomography Online Services *

Introducing LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION

Lomography recently introduced the new LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION to their Lomo’Instant family. For everybody who love film photography, having fun and taking photographs, let me share with you more information on the new LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION from the press release!

Lomo'Instant San Sebastian Edition

The latest LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION is inspired by the Basque City’s stunning beaches, wild waves and beautiful sunsets. As a traveler, we love our travel experiences, wanting to keep photos of our beautiful travel memories. The bold, colourful and most creative instant camera ever, the LOMO’INSTANT SAN SEBASTIÁN EDITION is here to be part of your travel photography experiences!

THE MOST CREATIVE INSTANT CAMERA EVER

With its easy-to-use features for maximum creative freedom, the Lomo’Instant is the perfect instant companion for everyone – from novices to photography pros!

  • Built-in wide-angle lens with additional Fisheye, Close-Up and Portrait lens
  • Shoot with the flash on or off
  • Unlimited multiple exposures
  • Infinite long exposures for light painting and night-time shooting
  • Color flash gels in red, blue, purple, and yellow
  • Easy 2-step focusing
  • The perfect size to take wherever you go
  • Uses widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film

For more information on the Lomo’Instant cameras, check out their micro-website – http://microsites.lomography.com/lomo-instant-camera/

If you are keen to own the Lomo’Instant San Sebastian edition package, visit their online shop – http://shop.lomography.com/lomo-instant-san-sebastian

Camera Specifications

Film Format: Fujifilm Instax Mini Film

Exposure Area: 42mm x 64mm

Shutter Speed: 1/125s / Bulb

Apertures: f/8, f/11 f/16, f/22, f/32

Ejection Mechanism: Motorized

Multiple Exposures: Yes

Built-in Flash GN: 9(m)

Automatic Flash Output: Yes

Battery Supply: 6V (4x AAA batteries)

Tripod mount: Yes

Cable Release Mount: Yes

*Information and picture courtesy of Lomography Southeast Asia*

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Photography Adventure

There was a time when an opportunity came into my hands, courtesy of Justin Lee from tech65, to play/test/review the FujiFilm X-Pro1. Needless to say, I accepted it with both hands and gleaming eyes along with a big smile on my face. Due to the time constraints of only having it for 3 days, I was more than happy to give it a go with the FujiFilm X-Pro1.

Let me share with you some key links of FujiFilm here –

FujiFilm Singapore website for FujiFilm X-Pro1

FujiFilm X-Pro1 catalogue/brochure

FujiFilm X-Pro1 user manual

FujiFilm X-Pro1 Specifications

During the 3 days I had with the FujiFilm X-Pro1, I brought it out, walked around with it and starting photographing my neighbourhood and a key feature was putting the ISO to the test at 6,400, 12,800 and 25,600 in the night. Here’s my thoughts on the FujiFilm X-Pro1 during my short 3 days stint with the camera –

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Filters to replicate film effects , very handy & useful for 1st timers or those who don’t mind photographing straight off from the camera – e.g Velvia , Sepia , B&W
  • High ISO 25,600 – plus point although it might be a bit too grainy for some photographers liking
  • ISO 12,800 – still useable and it will come in very useful in very dark conditions
  • ISO 6400 is nice (probably the “sweet spot” in my personal opinion) , no major grain
  • Right panel button & scroll button & dial allows easy & quick access to menu screen while eye is on viewfinder & change quite quickly (once you get the hang of it)
  • 2 view modes – EVF & LCD screen, camera auto switch when you move from LCD to viewfinder (need to switch on eye sensor)
  • Not a “loud” camera when taking photographs, good for discrete street photography
  • Beautiful colours in daylight conditions <combined with the Film Simulation Velvia/Vivid mode, in my personal opinion> with the 23.6 mm x 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS with primary color filter
  • Film Simulation mode is a huge PLUS point for me, it’s almost going back to the authentic true FujiFilm colour films such as the Velvia.
  • Useful and many handy information on the LCD Monitor and Electronic Viewfinder when taking photographs

Cons

  • Focusing
  1. Manual Focus ~ difficult to see if focus is sharp
  2. Auto Focusing ~ slow
  • ISO 25,600 – a bit grainy at times, works well in some situations, sometimes works against the photographer.
  • APS-C sensor, 1.6x crop, on the 35mm, it would be 56mm. Purists street photographers might prefer a 35mm point of view.
  • The grip on the camera is not really ergonomic in design, flat and squarish. It’s not easy to grip the camera well.
  • The battery life is a concern to me.
  • For a start, the panels, buttons and controls on the FujiFilm X-Pro1 might be a bit more tricky to handle and remember. You might need more time to get the hang of the buttons, panels and controls.

What are the FujiFilm X-Pro1 photographs quality ? Here’s where I shared my FujiFilm X-Pro1 photographs taken during my 3 day stint, do drop by and take a look at the photographs taken using the FujiFilm X-Pro1 –

Tech65 Gallery

My Flickr Collection

500px

Overall, in my personal opinion, it’s a worthy consideration for a digital era rangefinder that is ideal for street photography. I would not mind owning it if the opportunity arises because I am still building up my Canon DSLR lenses. The retail recommended price might be on the higher side and consumers might consider it a bit longer.

This review opportunity will not be possible without Justin Lee and  Tech65, I would like to thank them for this review opportunity and my sincere apologies for the late review write up!


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