Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese Orchestra Performance!

Leading the troops

I had the opportunity to shoot or capture the moments for a Chinese orchestra performance recently at SGMS and it was quite fun. We were given a briefing by the OP and because he was a Nikon user, he even gave us some lens to use.

Lucky friend of mine got to try out the 70-200mm VR f2.8. Well, not too sure if he was lucky because he is now craving for it.

Playing the erhu

After capturing some shots based on the OP's instructions, I went around looking for shots that I want. Time to see how many angles I can explore. Of course, the standard, hands pulling er hu have to be in.

Teaching the mic?

Surprisingly, this is one of my fav. No idea why but the shot feels fun to me. As though the mic is getting lectured :P

Concentration

But certainly, the level of concentration, focus and determination to perform well for a crowd was evident from the performers' faces. You can certainly feel that they have put in a lot of work into this.

All in a night's performance

So, the event was again fun to shoot, much like the Dance Fest. I am beginning to develop a liking to covering stage events. Anyone with jalan for me to get in? :)

Note: I will be away in Singapore for a long weekend. Will only be back and blogging on Thursday. So, to my Chinese friends, Happy Chinese New Year! If you are married, email me your address so I can collect angpow.

For my non-Chinese friends, have a great long weekend!

7 comments:

Su said...

Happy CNY

I liked that shot with the mic too. It gives an artistic feeling to the event. What's OP by the way?

Nicholas Leong said...

@Su Thanks! And Gong Hei Fatt Choy to you! OP is official photographer :)

meendee said...

I can give you my email address so that you can get your virtual angpow :)

Have a great holiday. Happy Niu Year!!

Amir Hamzah said...

wooh! great stuff!!

libpuritan said...

i like how your photos seem to have a texture. really good photography, and really good post-processing! =)

Vincent Pang said...

great shot, nice and sharp. Like the hand pulling Er Hu shot. Althought it's typical, but it was nicely captured.

Enjoy yourself at Singapore and Happy Chinese New Year

Nicholas Leong said...

@meendee haha ermm ill settle for that! :P

@amir thanks man! give me more photos! i dont want videos! :P

@steph thanks :)

@vincent thank you! :)