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Walsh Bay in Golden Light

First time in this year, I had a chance to participate in Photos 1440 Challenge Workshop by SMH. This event was organized by SMH as a part of Photos 1440 Challenge competition. The participants mainly spent the afternoon with the real photographers from SMH, doing photo assignment for a day. As I am planning to submit my photos for the competition, I thought this would be a good chance to get some advice on my own photos, so I did. Despite the fact it eventually made me enormously less confident, I am trying to look at the good side of being more humble and able to assess my photos more objectively ... damn ...

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The workshop itself wasn't particularly different from any outdoor group photo shooting except that you are guided by the professional photographers. When you call someone to be professional, they in general have good reasons to be called in that way and these photographers were not an exception. It was really grateful to be accompanied by the pros who speak loud about what they see and think of the surroundings while you are shooting. It's pretty much like watching your favourite movie with the director's commenting on. 
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The main location was around Walsh Bay and Rocks area in the late afternoon - golden light time we all love. Actually, the weather wasn't helping us at all. It was cloudy and rainy even, we just got very lucky to have 2-3 hours of sunset rays. 
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The lessons I learnt on the day:
  1. Be more enthusiastic. No need to be shy to do what you like.
  2. Change the perspective. I thought I knew, but I didn't.
  3. Every light has its own use. Think harder to be able to use them.
All the photos were taken with Fuji X100.

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