Apart from the tips and techniques they picked up at the photography workshop, it was the food and great camaraderie among participants that made the trip an enjoyable one.

ISO, aperture and shutter speed – these were among the terms that 10 teenagers picked up when they attended a photography workshop at Resorts World Genting (RWG) recently.

The workshop – run by Star Media Group photo editor Ng Kok Leong and assistant chief photographer Kevin Tan – was part of the students’ two-day, one-night holiday itinerary.

The holiday, courtesy of RWG, was the prize three of the students won through their participation in the Picture Perfect online photography contest organised by Star-NiE last July.

It was also a reward for seven other students who were active participants of The Star’s BRATs young journalist programme this year.The workshop allowed them to hone their skills as they clicked away photos of themselves, the outdoors and the various tourist sites in the highlands.

They were thankful for the pointers from the experienced cameramen and share their take of the getaway here.

Students honed their photographic skills as can be seen from this panoramic view of the highlands, taken by Brendan

I learnt all sorts of things at the photography workshop. The lesson that struck me the most was the ‘rule of thirds’, which gives each photo a more realistic look by displacing its subject. Apart from the workshop, I had an eye-opening experience touring around Chin Swee Temple. We saw insects and moths of different colours up close. Moreover, it offered a breathtaking panoramic view of the highlands. The trip has inspired me to sharpen my photography skills. – Brendan Mak, 15, SM Stella Maris, Kuala Lumpur

We left with sensational photos and unforgettable memories; a golden experience I will cherish forever. – Levin Low Yun Yi, 16, SMK St Mary, Kuala Lumpur
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2017/10/01/teen-shutterbugs-get-their-moment/#rQDR0iqR1lgqH6td.99


Beatrice snaps a shot of a deity against a backdrop of lush greenery.  

The workshop, for me, was the most exciting part of the trip. We did not only learn the theory, but were asked to put it into practice. I learnt so much from that one session than from all the other times I had used my camera. It was good hearing feedback from the trainers who have years of experience in the field. – Beatrice Lai Suet Mun, 18, HELP College of Arts and Technology, Kuala Lumpur


From the bustling floors at SkyAvenue and the charm of SeniKome, to the serenity of Chin Swee Temple, we had our phones and cameras ready at all times to snap the next picture. I enjoyed the hands-on activity where we experimented with dozens of shots and modelled for each other. – Farisya Azwar Ridzuan, 16, SMK Taman Melawati, Selangor


The trip was a 10 out of 10 for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, the fun games at Vision City, and the beautiful sights from the glass-floor gondola. But the most memorable wasthe photography workshop at SeniKome. I learnt so many fresh, new concepts.– Jynn Kok E-Lynn,16, SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3), Petaling Jaya, Selangor

I learnt so much about photography. Along the path to Chin Swee Temple, I kept snapping photos to capture the different types of moths and bugs. – June Lem Ee Mun, 17, SMK Ketari, Bentong, Pahang


Geena (left), Farisya and Levin (right) striking a pose in a ‘cave’. 

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Source from: http://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2017/10/01/teen-shutterbugs-get-their-moment/#rQDR0iqR1lgqH6td.99

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