Pictures tell a thousand words...
Nature groups and nature people were recently invited to Hwa Chong Junior Collage to prepare students for a photographic adventure into the wilds of Singapore, that is, our backyards!
The Hantu Blog gave a talk about how and where to find unique creatures thought non-existant in Singapore by most. The insightful talk proved to students that you don't have to travel far and wide, or spend lots of money to meet and document extraordinary wildlife, and that knowledge and understanding of your subject can help you get the best shots and experience!
Dr. Chua Ee Kiam's talk was more focused on the techniques of photography. He has published 4 books since that depict nature in its wild splendour. He also imposed upon those at the talk, the purpose of photography, and the freedom that exists in portraying the wild.
Several students from HCJC and other schools, including secondary schools and their teachers, also attended the talk. Some raised very good questions and mostly all were wowed at the amazing wildlife that can be found right here at home, and the excitement of immortalising them with photographs.
Samples of some works from WildSingapore, Dr. Chua Ee Kiam, and the Hantu Blog were displayed in the lecture theatre and will continue to run at HCJC campus till November this year.
Joseph Lai, author of eart-heart.com was also at the talk, infact, he was the one who rallied all of us up to share our experiences and lessons with the students. He truly proved to the students how the extraordinary can be found in the ordinary.