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Kirk-in-Shanghai [KISH]

[KISH] Back to SH

Well.. the Chinese New year break was LONG.. a bit too long…

Guangzhou SkyLine

It’s funny that the first day when i got back to work, my boss said. “wow you seems more tired then the way you look before the holiday!”  Well.. kinda..

Anyway, so i’ve went to Guangzhou (hence the above picture)
and also Hong Kong of course.
was able to do some street photo in HK, so was happy about that!
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[KISH] 2010 First Snow in Shanghai

Let it snow~ Let it snow~
well… First snow this year in Shanghai is finally here…
and it is coming in hard!
First snow 2010, Shanghai
first time I’ve ever seen it cover the ground/roof in shanghai.
(it’s normal in Toronto i know… but not in SH!)
anyway just wanna say it!
Holiday season is coming (even tho there are no x’mas holiday here in China.)


[Kish] Help Portrait is coming! (Help Portrait 又来了!)

Help Portrait is coming soon! it’s only few more weeks away from Dec 4, 2010
Help Portrait 又回来了! 还有几个星期就到 12月4日。

If you don’t know what Help Portrait is:
Basically it is a world wide movement started by Jeremy Cowart, a Seattle based photographer.  On Dec 4, Photographers (no matter you are Hobbyist, Amateurs, Professional, etc)  will go out and help people to take portrait, for those who never got a chance to have their portrait taken.
It’s not about us, our pictures, or our portfolio. but is about sharing with others, other people who needs, and with other photographers. So in other word, the portraits will not be post, but only send back to the “model”. Only thing that will be post is the picture that we took WITH them. to tell a story.

如果你不知道HELP-PORTAIT是什么:
基本上Help-Portrait是一个由西雅图一名叫Jeremy Cowart的摄影师发起的运动。
在今年12月4日, 摄影师们(无论摄影对你来说是兴趣,业余,专业)都纷纷出来, 帮一些有需要的人事, 一些从来没有机会拍专业人像的人, 去拍一次“专业水准”的人像照。
这个活动不是为了我们(摄影师们), 也不是为了我们的照片,更加不是为了我们的作品集。
而是为了分享, 跟有需要的人分享, 跟其他摄影师分享。
所以换句话来说, 那些拍到的人像照, 是不会贴到任何地方。 所有拍得的人像照只会被打印出来, 发还给“模特”们。
我们贴出来的, 只会是我们跟他们一起拍的照片, 去讲这一个故事。

Dec042010_poster
This year, we will be working with New Citizen Life Center (Minhang) at  182 Lincang Rd. Fenfa School, Minhang District, and Help take photo for the Migrant Families
今年, 我们会跟 新市民生活馆(闵行)【上海闵行区临沧路182号奋发学校】 合作, 为流动人口家庭拍他们的人像照/全家福
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[KISH] Sidetracked from Help Portrait, “The Farm Visit” …

This Saturday, we (Myself, SueAnne, Savio, and Lumi) went to do some Help Portrait Preparation, while we are on the way, we saw this farm while we are on the Metro. So we decided to stop there after lunch to check it out.
[Street] Farm at HuaningLu #1
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[KISH] Well.. Finally Expo is over

Well.. It’s Nov 1, 2010 today…
and Expo is finally coming to an end….. And there are a few thing i notice right after.

I suppose there are some good thing and bad thing that such a huge event had brought us.

Expo 2010: The China Pavilion In front of Sunset  (Strobist)

Read on to see a video of Poor Haibao got beatup 😀
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[RANT] [KISH] Finally WordPress is not behind the wall!

Finally!  WordPress can be access freely in China!!
no more blocking! woohoo! (at least for now!)
Abandoned House Search: Window in a window


[KISH] Searching For Abandoned Building I

So.. I was suddenly in the mood to search for broken building this week (well.. I’ve been trying to search for a while..)

Somehow i have a thing for broken places, used to love the “Brick work” in Toronto (used to be a brick factory, got discarded for years)

First stop i went was M50. on Moganshan Lu (莫干山路)
there is a building I’ve seen a few time.. but never got the chance to find way to access it.

Abandoned House Search:  I couldn't find the way to get upstair

here’s the building. It is a 3 floored building but i i don’t think upstair can be access.. the floor already hollowed.. probably not safe to get up there.
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[KISH][HKD] Light Painting: August Flickr Meetup

Summer is TOO hot in shanghai….
so …   we decided to have NIGHT time meetup this month!
Since lot of us got no high-iso or super fast lens.
walking around town could cause a problem…

so… someone came up with the idea of doing night painting!!!

[FlickrMeet] Light painting: Just chilling in the park
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[KISH]Late entry: Shanghai World Wide Photo Walk

First of all,
I have to say i was going to update this 2 weeks ago.
but my connection to WordPress been acting up like crazy!
So i can’t post anything properly until now.

Anyway, hope this won’t happen again.

Now the main story.
So 2 weeks ago, on July 24, 2010

WWPW2010: Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk Shanghai

We were having the first “Scott Kelby’s Annual World Wide photowalk” in Shanghai.
We went from Jingan Temple all the way to Huaihai Zhong Rd.. about 3.5km
we had 35 people in the group! all with camera in their hands, and walked for good 3-4 hrs!

It was great fun! and many many thanks to John for organizing this!

Anyway.. gonna share some more pic after the break, so click to see more!
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[RANT] [KISH] EXPO!! Still tons of people!!

So,
Was dragged to the Shanghai EXPO again last week.
and gosh.. there are ALOT of people.. even more than the last time i went few months ago!
Expo, lots of people!
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[RANT] [KISH] OT: taobao? fake post? beware.

Well.. taobao. usually give me a very good experience.
I mean.. i’ve heard lot of people doing bad thing on it, but this is the first time i bump into it…
and well.. i dodged the bullet i guess…
taobaofake2

read on! and see what happened to me…
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[REPORT] [KISH] Interphoto & Digital Imaging Exhibition -Part 2

Here’s the 2nd part… let’s continue where i left off in part 1.

After we left Yongnuo, we went upstair to check out more lighting stuff.

we stop by a booth called Nanguang.
they all do continuous light.  (non flash)
and came across one BIG ring flash consist of whole bunch of florescent tube mounted in circle.
at first, i was a bit sceptically about this thing… (never really a continuous lighting guy. like flash more)
but well.. i have to say the quality is quite good.. and the catch light is very interesting!

zoom-2488
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[KISH] [HKD] Apple opened their first store in Shanghai

Well..  i figure i would report this. even tho i am not an apple fanboy (Don’t like i-tune)
Apple opened their first “Apple store” in Shanghai (2nd one in China, the 1st one was in Beijing)
[STREET] 1st Apple store opened in shanghai today

this morning..  thousands of people lining up trying to gets in…

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[KISH] SongJiang Creek + BaoShan area Part 2

So, Continuing my Journey from part 1
We ended taking a short break in Huanlong Camera market, while waiting for my other friend to come.

once everyone’s here, we keep going and head down to subway line 4. and head to Baoshan station.
Once i got off the train.. i can feel the chaos-ness.

First, a first “electric bike” accident (with another bike) i’ve every seen in shanghai.

[Street] Bumper to bumper bike

Nothing much to see, normal yelling at each other kinda thing.

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[KISH] First “Kirk in Shanghai” post: SongJiang Creek + BaoShan area Part 1

So I was doing some street photography with friends last weekend.
It’s the first time I’ve been to this area.   SongJiang Creek. The route is roughly like this

It is one of the area that still remain less develop compare to the central shanghai.

Got out of the Subway station, I was waiting for Savio.
So i walk back and forth looking for a convenience store to get a quick drink.
a few girls were looking at umbrella. it was a rainy day.. at least we were expecting to rain.

[Street] It's going to rain

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