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Members Portfolios

Members of the Photogroup have many and varied interests, but all are keen nature photographers. Check out the profiles and some of the work of our members by viewing the profiles listed below.

All photographs are copywrite of the respective photographers and may not be copied, downloaded or reproduced without specific written authorisation of the photographer concerned.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Alex Foong
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ALEX FOONG


PROFILE :
 
Alex Foong joined the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in 1985 and participated in the MNS Photo Group which was then headed by Dr PK Yap.
 
Alex's interest in photography has given him much opportunity in weddings assignment, events, portrait/modeling and architecture. However, since joining the Malaysian Nature Society and being an outdoor person, his interest has shifted into nature & landscape.  
 
Alex Foong's years with the MNS Photo Group has taught him not only photography but also given him great experience in photo trip and event organising which has served him well as the Photo Group coordinator which position he still holds today.
 
Today Alex is into Canon digital camera systems, where he owns lenses from 15mm fisheye to 300mm telephoto in focal length. He also works with macro lenses and macro flash system. He features his works at www.pbase.com/alexfoong and also shares his works in social media sites like facebook.


PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Naturescapes (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Henry Goh
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HENRY GOH


PROFILE :

Since he received his first P & S camera some 20 odd years ago as a gift Henry Goh has gradually built his interest in photography, shooting anything from portraits of friends to stationary objects and basic landscape.

He soon acquired his first SLR camera which changed his perspective on photography altogether. Over the next few years Henry honed his photography skills through the proverbial ‘practice, practice, practice’ in the quest to find the perfect shots of a given photo theme. His switch over to a DSLR camera further accelerated his quest.

Driven by a life-long love and respect for our natural world Henry Goh has been photographing fascinating images of landscapes, flowers, nature, birds and wildlife for over 10 years.

Wildlife and the beauty of nature that surrounds us is a magnificent teacher of humanity. Wildlife gives us a sense of freedom that many of us have forgotten. They teach us about honesty and trust, because they know no other way. Nature and wildlife teaches us to respect and honor the unknown, rather than fear it and try to destroy it.

Henry’s wide collection of photographs captures simple everyday subjects and transforms them into elegant, breathtaking images. It is also his fervent belief that the best artistic picture means less editing at the computer.

PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Henry's Birds 1 (click here)
Henry's Birds 2 (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Jimmy Chew
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JIMMY CHEW


PROFILE :
Jimmy is both a freelance and assignment photographer. He is  known as "oddstuff" in the photography community and in his circle of friends. The pseudonym was given as he oftens captures snapshots that look odd, strange, weird out of the ordinary.

Jimmy has been engaged in various assignments both commercial and non-commercial -- events, weddings, architecture, interior design and product photography. His scope also covers outdoor, corporate events, portraiture and studio photography.

Jimmy's special interest is in landscape and nature photography, as he is very much an outdoor and travel person. Jimmy has his own personal website located at www.jimmychew.com. Much of his photographic works also appears in his favorite social networking site, Facebook; coincidentally, his Facebook homepage is: www.facebook.com/oddstuff

Jimmy uses a Digital SLR and a point and shoot compact camera to help him “memorise” images seen thru his eyes. He believes in shooting rather than in writing as “A picture speaks a thousand words.”

His personal tagline is: “Camera changes, Photos stay!”

PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
see above
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Stewart Forbes
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STEWART FORBES


PROFILE :
Started taking photography seriously as a schoolboy visiting Pompeii in the early 60s (using flash bulbs in the catacombs!). Developed an interest in night photography at Expo'70 in Osaka and discovered underwater photography in the mid 70s (using flash bulbs underwater!). Still has one of the early Hans Hass designed RolleiMarin underwater housings for the twin lens Rolleiflex 2.8. Has photographed underwater in UK, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, Australia and extensively around the Asia-Pacific region from Palau, Japan and Hongkong to Indonesia and Philippines and, of course, Malaysia.

EXPERIENCE :
Advanced amateur.

INTERESTS :
Natural history, macro, insects, underwater photography.

PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Marine Photos 1 (click here)
Marine Photos 2 (click here)
Nepal Trek 1987 (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Loh Wan Yeng
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LOH WAN YENG


PROFILE :

Wan Yeng's interest in photography started with a compact film-camera, a Ricoh focus free point-and-shoot, which was her companion for almost 20 years.

As the advent of digital photography gradually phased out the 35mm film rolls, she took to another compact camera, a Sony DSC-v1. Hence, begun the fanning of the flame of digital photography as a new interest. Today, her “toy” is still a compact camera, albeit a prosumer compact. Wan Yeng has participated in the Malaysian Nature Society’s activities since the late 1980s as a school student and has always had the interest of Malaysian natural history at heart. She has since joined MNS and has participated/volunteered in Photogroup SIG activities at just about the same time as she owned a digital camera.

Wan Yeng's fungi photos demonstrate her passion for the 'bottom up" approach which requires the photographer to get down and dirty in order to capture the delicacy of these fascinating objects!

PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Maliau Remembered (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Annie Au
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ANNIE AU


PROFILE :
Annieson Au, joined MNS in 1997 with the initial thought of having a more balanced and colourful life compared with her otherwise mundane work life.

Annie's maiden MNS activity was with the Cave Group, crawling into the many dark and unknown tunnels/crevices in the Peninsular, then she ventured into the thickest and densest forest with the Pathfinder Group and is now with the Photo Group to learn to capture the various beauties Mother Nature has to offer and to immortalise her experiences in photos with the hope that one day she is able to sit back and said “ I’ve done this or that, been there, etc.”

In the late 80s Annie's sister gave her a Minolta Riva Zoom 90 film camera which she still keeps. Her first personal camera purchased by herself was Fujifilm FinePix F420, a digital compact camera with 1 inch display screen in the late 90s. The camera is as small and light weight as any girly compact powder case but has served her well for a couple of years until its sad demise.

Currently she is using a Canon G12 which has stimulated her interest in DSLRs. However she is still holding onto her P&S camera and is learning the many photography skills from the members of the Photo Group. Her motto, “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but memories”.

PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Annie's Favourites (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: George Ng
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GEORGE NG


PROFILE :
George has worked over more then 30 years and is taking a more relaxed stand in life, and has brought him to a new chapter in his life. Beginning an interest in Nature found him taking up membership in the oldest established nature conservation Society in Malaysia.

After having put away his film camera more then 10 years ago and using initially a 3.1MP Kodak digital camera back then has continued to fuel his interest in photography. Still an amateur and still learning the ropes has been an interesting and enjoyable journey.

George hopes that his pictures can inspire those that have similar interest and share life experiences though the pictures we "shoot". Bringing both our life and nature to eternity in these pictures. Judge for yourselves ...

PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
George's Specials (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Steven Wong
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STEVEN WONG


PROFILE :
Steven Wong's photographic journey started when he was 12, on a trip to Taman Negara . His mother passed him an Olympus point and shoot film camera, which he then proceeded to shoot three rolls of "nothing" with. He was scolded for "wasting" film on pictures that did not feature anybody.  

What captured his attention then was not the people he was with, but the shapes the trees made, the patterns on rocks and refracted light on the stream bed. At 17, he had to photograph something as a reference for an oil painting he had to do for his art assignment. Naturally, he chose to photograph and paint oddly shaped trees in his school compound (with his mom's Olympus μ700 weatherproof digital point and shoot). The resulting oil painting was not up to his satisfaction. He found himself enjoying the process of photography more than painting. That's when he decided to take up photography and invested in his first DSLR: a Nikon D40x.

Steven also has a huge interest in herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians). Growing up watching Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irvin was a great influence to his life. Camping trips with his dad afforded him many opportunities to photograph natural landscapes and wildlife. Steven had his hand in everything: landscapes, portraiture, events, street, architecture, light painting etc., but alas he found wildlife macro photography to be his true passion. He decided that instead of doing a bit of everything, he should specialize in one genre and get really good at it. 

Today, Steven Wong has built up a pretty decent portfolio of Malaysian herpentofauna. He is also a committee member of the MNS Herpetofauna SIG. He plans monthly "Herp Trips" where he brings participants into the forest at night to observe and photograph frogs, lizards, snakes and turtles.


PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Steven's Herps (click here)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: K F Choy
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K F CHOY


PROFILE :
Choy Khye Fatt, photographer with a passion for destinations and translating journey into prints.

Style of photography encompasses perception and interpretation within changing conditions moment to moment.

'I believe it is all about feelings and consciousness taking control of the environment, capturing the best moment into print'.

"You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself"

-- Buddha --


PHOTO PORTFOLIOS :
Choy's Transcendents (click here)