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Nikon brings internationally renowned photographer

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Nikon brings internationally renowned photographer Chris McLennan to Singapore

Nikon’s latest D750 to provide consumers with an exciting Nikon FX experience at Funan DigitaLife Mall.

Singapore, 16 September 2014 – Nikon Singapore today announced that they will be bringing in recognised industry leader in travel and wildlife photography, Nikon New Zealand Ambassador’s Chris McLennan, to Singapore to speak at Nikon’s I AM FULL FREEDOM consumer roadshow. The public event will be held at Funan DigitaLife Mall from 3 to 5 October 2014.

McLennan will be sharing his experiences as a travel and wildlife photographer during the event. His recent notable work includes a viral video titled “Car-L meets the lions” where Chris used a remote control camera buggy to get close up photos of a wild pride of eight lions.

“We are very honoured to have Chris McLennan with us to share his 25 years of experience in photography,” said Jonathan Ang, Deputy General Manager, Nikon Singapore. “Chris’ experience shooting in diverse and challenging conditions all around the world allow him to provide invaluable insights to photography enthusiasts and inspire them to get the very best out of their cameras.”

“I’m delighted to be present in Singapore to talk about my journey as a photographer for Nikon, and my experiences from New Zealand and all over the globe,” said Chris McLennan. “My photography assignments have taken me to more than 45 different countries to shoot many amazing subjects, and having Nikon cameras has allowed me to get the best out of every shot.”

“I’m looking forward to sharing those experiences with everyone here,” McLennan added.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Nikon Professional Photographers such as Alex Soh, Bryan Foong, and Imran Ahmad, who are experts in their own fields of travel, wedding and underwater photography respectively. They will talk about their own behind-the-scene stories and share photography insights for aspiring photographers to learn from.

Titled “I AM FULL FREEDOM”, the Nikon FX experience happening this October is also open to members of the public and photography enthusiasts to try out Nikon’s latest full frame DSLR, the Nikon D750, which will make its official debut at the event. Other full frame Nikon FX-format DSLR cameras, which include the D4S and the recently launched D810 will also be available for hands-on testing at the event, with a variety of NIKKOR lenses.

As part of the Nikon FX experience, members of the public will also be able to participate in a novel open-top bus tour around town. The ride will take them around nearby city spots while they test out the new D750, as well as other Nikon full frame FX-format DSLR cameras available on the bus. There will also be free sensor cleaning services over the weekend for existing Nikon users for the first 100 participants per day.

Photographers can also look forward to various exciting performances throughout the weekend, which range from Japanese Taiko Drums to freestyle dance performances and more! Shutterbugs looking to get some weekend captures are encouraged to come by to test their photography skills.

About the Nikon DSLR D750

The Nikon D750 is Nikon’s smallest and lightest FX-format camera to deliver incredible image quality in an ideal package of enriched features. The D750 enables the freedom of photographic expression with sought-after functionalities of built-in Wi-Fi®, tilting monitor, 24.3 megapixels, 91K-pixel RGB sensor, and outstanding high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 6.5 frames per second for both FX- and DX-format, all fitted into a slim and durable body.

OUR SPEAKERS:

Chris McLennan – Travelling Light

Take a look at the adventures and imagery of renowned travel photographer, Chris McLennan. Check out his work and hear the ‘behind the scenes’ stories from some of his more intrepid photographic projects – from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the winter wilderness of Alaska. Listen as he talks about how he captures stunning travel photos, shares a brief summary of his career and what it takes to become a successful travel photographer in today’s digital era.

Chris speaks about this topic on 3 October, Friday 7pm and 4 October, Saturday 12pm.

A Walk in the Wild Life of Chris McLennan

A Walk in the Wild Life of Chris McLennan’ is a showcase of Chris’ stunning wildlife imagery and the stories behind many of his magical and award winning photos. Catch some of his best work at this showcase – from perfectly captured images of the grizzly bears of Alaska and polar bears of the Arctic, to the Great White sharks of Africa and the tropical sea life of Tahiti, and not to mention the “Big Five” from Africa!

Uncover the secrets of successful wildlife photography and find out how Chris captured the amazing images seen in his viral video, “Car-L meets the lions”.

Chris speaks about this topic on 4 October, Saturday 6pm and 5 October, Sunday 12pm.

Alex Soh – The Story Behind Each Picture

Alex Soh is a Nikon professional photographer with 15 years of experience under his belt. With his guiding philosophy of "capturing with your heart", Alex travels around the world building stock imagery for organisations and companies such as Adobe and the Singapore Tourism Board. He is also one of the contributing photographers to popular stock image site, Getty images.

Whether it is magnificent landscapes or touching people's lives along his journey, hear how Alex crafts his work through this series of pictures. Join us as Alex shares more about his journey as a photographer and provides tips on how to capture the best moment.

Alex speaks on 4 October, Saturday 7pm and 5 October, Sunday 2pm.

Bryan Foong – WOW (Works of Wedding)

Bryan, a Nikon professional photographer, travels the world pursuing true love pictures; and in the last 3 years his clients flew him to over 15 different countries and their various gorgeous cities to create the photographs of their dreams. He will share his less than perfect experience of working in unexpected conditions while pushing the boundaries of wedding photography to produce masterpieces of wow factors.

Bryan’s talks take place on both 4 and 5 October, 4pm.

Imran Ahmad – An Underwater Realm

The ocean is mysterious, silent and full of life. Join Nikon professional photographer, Imran Ahmad, as he takes you on a journey through the underwater realm. Be amazed by a photographer’s view of the ocean as he rekindles some of the most beautiful, intense and scary moments in his 19 years’ experience of creating liquid art in the ocean!

Imran speaks on 4 October, Saturday 2pm.

For registration details, please visit http://www.nikon.com.sg/fullfreedom.

ABOUT NIKON

Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlightsand system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries.

For more information, visit www.nikon.com.sg.

Connect with Nikon Singapore and other photographers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nikonsingapore.

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