Monday, February 22, 2010

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur Monthly Newsletter

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur Bimonthly Newsletter

Program of Events for the Month of March & April 2010

at the Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

New D Users Workshops

Beyond Our City Photography Exhibition

Photographers’ Talk

Photo Critic Session

Nikon Photo Contest 2010

Nikon Shooting Stars

Past Events

About Nikon Centre


Photo 1

Nikon Seminar Room

11.00am to 4.00pm

March Sat 20, Sun 21, Sat 27, Sun 28, April Sat 3, Sun 4, Sat 10, Sun 11, Sat 17 & Sun 18

Course Fee: RM50.00

(D40, D40x, D50, D60, D70, D70s, D80, D3000, D5000 & D90)

This workshop is ideal for beginners who have just bought a Nikon DSLR camera or those looking to start with the basics to have a strong grounding in photography. It introduces you to the concept of photography and a basic understanding of your camera.

Nikon users will learn the basic digital camera terminology and operation of the camera. Hands on instructions and practical sessions are critical at every step of this workshop.

Hobbyists, beginners wanting to learn and have a direction in their photography will find this 5 hours workshop most useful.

Workshops are on weekends. For more information on the schedule, syllabus or other workshops and course fees are available at the centre, please call the Centre, or log on to the website: or email

Building your Picture Techniques

Photo 2

Nikon Seminar Room

11.00am to 4.00pm

April Sat 24, Sun 25

Course Fee: RM180.00

This workshop is ideal for beginners who has bought a Nikon DSLR camera and do have a basic working knowledge of the operation of the camera. It is ideal for those wanting to have a better feel and in depth understanding of the creative modes available with the DSLR and looking to have a stronger approach to photography. It offers photographers an understanding of importance of the balance of techniques and art in taking pictures.

Participants will learn the digital camera terminology and an in depth understanding of the operation of the camera. Hands on instructions and practical sessions are critical at every step of this workshop.

Hobbyists, beginners wanting to have a higher creativity and have to discover their own approaches in their photography will find this 5 hours workshop most useful.

Pre-requisites: Basic introduction photography knowledge is required or those have completed Photo 1

For more information on the schedule, syllabus or other workshops and course fees are available at the centre, please call the Centre, or log on to the website: or email

Beyond Our City: “lights & Myths”

Mon 1 March to Thurs 15 April

Nikon Photo Gallery

Presented by Goethe-Institut Malaysia with support from Nikon Malaysia and Epson Malaysia

Admission Free

"Lights and myths" is a group exhibition embodying the vision that captures the capricious rhythm of our cityscape. After the completion of the "Mapping Invisible Cities" project supported by the Goethe-Institut in June 2009, 13 local photographers who wanted to share their own personal vision of the city came together to form the "Beyond the concept of city photography" project. This project was initiated and led by local curator and photographer Alex Moh together with Azrul K. Abdullah and Kelvin Chan under the support of the Goethe-Institut. Its aim is to open doors for young photographers to explore new possibilities, experimentation and celebrate freedom and spontaneity in exploring new ways to photograph urban subjects. This body of works is the outcome of a 5-month long continuous dialogue, sharing and reflection between the photographers on their own interpretation of the cityscape.

The photographers are represented by a group of city-dwellers from diverse discipline and background with keen eyes for recording the time and space of the city through their cameras. They were given the freedom to express their own interpretation of the city and pursue their own subject interest. What emerges from these diverse choice of themes and treatments of urban subjects is a city that is in constant motion, ever changing, and where commonsense perception is in constant conflict. The cityscape is being framed into images that are strangely familiar and yet intimately alien to its inhabitants. Even amidst these seemingly random ideas, this exhibition resonates the same desire of each participating photographers to tell their own individual stories of the city in their own personal ways.

Participating photographers include Assakhof Ab. Satar, Chong Yuk Jye, Faz Kamaruddin, Karthikeyan Rajamanickam, Liew Lee Yook, Lim Li-Ling, Lim Thian Leong, Michael Thessel, Nadia Jasmine Mahfix, Nur ‘Atiqah R., Raja Indra Putra Ismail, Shafina Sheridan and Tan Chee Hon.

Talking Photography aims to share experiences, techniques, ideas from photographers and related themes and is open to audience of all levels of experience and knowledge. This monthly talk aims to be the nexus and catalyst for discussion, thoughts and critique on photography. Guest speakers and renowned photographers of all practices will be invited to share their thoughts on the medium of photography and their works.

City Photographers’ Talk

Nikon Photo Gallery

Sat 6 March at 3.00pm

Come and hear the city photographers talk ( whose works are currently exhibiting at the Nikon Centre) and share about their thoughts from the start of the “Lights & Myths” photography project in year 2009 to the time they short list their final images ,opening themselves constantly to critical judgment by the critics and mentors of the project.

Photo Critic Session

Nikon Photo Gallery

Thurs 25 March at 8.00pm

This is a monthly event of joint collaboration between Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur and PhotoMalaysia. Members of the critic panel will review selected images from the participants and share their thoughts on the reading of the images. It is an ideal platform for participants to have their works revealed and seek opinions on their works. Forum members are by invitation. Participants must submit 3 to 5 images to enjoy the session. Interested participants are to log onto to register their interests in the session.

Nikon Photo Contest 2010

A Celebration of Colours, Culture and Heritage

Closing Date: 31 March

To celebrate the opening of the Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur, and the collaboration of Nikon Malaysia Sdn Bhd with Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd, we invite all Malaysians to commemorate this special occasion with us, the theme of ‘A Celebration of Colours, Culture and Heritage with Nikon’ by capturing visually the elements of colours, the subjects of culture and heritage of our country.

As Malaysians, we live in diverse cultures, religions and traditions, as such, these are some of the values, we treasure and repeatedly witness in our festivals, lifestyles, religion practices, our homes which are uniquely Malaysians. We encourage photographers to capture these elements and subjects, to share with us their experiences, together with their skills and crafts of the medium, the ideas behind those tools of photography. One can interprete freely on the theme and we will award the best pictures with attractive prizes. Additionally, these other selected entries will be exhibited at the Nikon Gallery in the Centre, after the announcement of the winners in April 2010.

Entry forms are available at the Centre or log on to the website:

Nikon Shooting Stars

Nikon Seminar Room

March Sun 14 at 2.00pm

This is an open mentoring program for serious amateurs and emerging photographers by the members of the Nikon teaching advisory panel.

A theme will be revealed for the Nikon International Photo Contest 2010/11 and the selected participants will get to prepare their images through this program for the competition. Besides, the group will be involved in other photography project s this year, later follow by exhibitions and publications of their selected images. Participants will have to meet regularly, once a month at the Centre to present their works for critic and selection.

A good working knowledge of photography is required, participants are required to discuss, willing to work on their images, and open to criticism of their works, with only a limited number of participants will be selected for the projects. Interested Nikon-ers will need to turn up for the first session discussion at the date stated above.

Further enquires can be made at email or call the centre.

Past Events

Nikon Centre opens its door on 18 Dec 2009 to an overwhelming respond from the public, with each day more than a thousand visitors walked into the Centre, making enquiries about the product range, trying out on the range of COOLPIX and DSLRs. Photography enthusiasts also get to experience the feeling of shooting some the prime NIKKOR lenses together with the high range models such as D3, D3s and D3x.

An exhibition titled ‘On Common Ground’ images from participants of last year’s Asia Europe Photography Forum (ASEF) was exhibited, which Nikon was a supporting partner in the forum together with several institutions. Twenty-three photographers from Asia and Europe jointly presented a body of works with the aim of displaying their visual experiences.

During this month, Photographer Cede Prudente and Louis Pang from Sabah were invited to give talks on some of the finer techniques and craft of photography during a weekend.

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur was officially launched on Friday, Jan 8, 20009 by the Guest of Honour, Mr Nobuyoshi Gokyu, Head of Asia Operations, Operating Officer of Nikon Corporation and Mr Francis Lai, Managing Director of Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd at the concourse level of the Berjaya Times Square. Among the 1500, invited guests were dealers, photographers, press people, camera enthusiasts, friends and staff of Nikon Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd.

A Charity Photo event was organised with the Malaysian Association for the Blind, a Nikon Photo Contest with the theme ‘A Celebration of Colors, Culture and Heritage’ was launched, a lion dance troop, cultural events of diverse ethnic groups of Malaysians were performed, and several sessions of model shooting were conducted at the built up stage at the concourse.

An exhibition of some heartfelt images titled ‘At the heart of the image’ by invited Malaysian Nikon-ners of diverse practices, interest of subjects and the use of the cameras that finds representation and meaning in them was held to coincide with the official opening event of the Centre.

During the 3-day of celebration, guest photographers were also invited to give talks at the Centre; among them were Arthur Teng, Kelvin Chan, Louis Pang, John Kong, Ernie Teh, Salim Md Dom and Ricky Teoh.

In the month of February, Joe Macnally an internationally acclaimed American photographer and long time photojournalist, well known for his ability to produce technically and logistically assignments with expert use of colours and light was in Kuala Lumpur to conduct a weeklong photography workshops and a seminar. Together with Louis Pang they were at the Nikon Centre on Sunday, 7th to give a talk and slide show to an over pouring crowd at the Nikon Gallery.

Nikon is proud to be one of the supporting sponsors of his trip and an exhibition of Joe Macnally selected works was exhibited from the 1st till the 14th at the Nikon Centre during his weeklong stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Cavin Ng, a nature photographer from Sabah was also a guest speaker for the month of February. The Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya (PSPJ) conducted its annual photography in house judging contest of its members at the Centre.

About Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

The Nikon Centre is the largest first one-stop venue for Nikon camera enthusiasts and photographers of all levels to experience, practise, learn, and find inspiration or share the tools of photography and witness the works of local and international image takers and makers. You will enjoy a high level of personal attention and exclusive benefits that afford unparalleled access to photography. It will provide facilities, resources and opportunities for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to engage with the medium of photography.

This unique and exciting Centre has a showroom of the range of COOLPIX, digital single lens reflex cameras, full range of NIKKOR lenses, including speed light flashes, sport optic and other lenses accessories. In addition, it has a client reception area, a service and repair department, a modest gallery space for exhibitions and a seminar room for workshops, forums, talks and training programmes that reflects the very best of ‘At the heart of the image’ from Nikon.

The Centre offers the services of a team of technically experienced personnel, photography knowledgeable facilitators and advisory staff to meet your needs that exceeds your expectations.

Located at Level 1, East Wing of the Berjaya Times Square Mall, which is situated at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, is easily and conveniently accessible by all forms of public transportations. This Centre opens daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm including public holidays.

Members of the public seeking advices for equipment, camera enthusiasts and photography hobbyists, amateurs or professionals will be able to have a hands-on experience, after sales service, to gathering of information, or wanting a learning experience and networking among photographers, will find the Nikon Centre, a partner for photography.

Nikon Centre Kuala Lumpur

Lot 01-10, Level 1,

East Wing

Berjaya Times Square

1 Jalan Imbi

55100 Kuala Lumpur


Owned and Managed by Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd (326822-T)

t: + 603 214 20218, 214 20219

f: + 603 214 20229