Canon PhotoMarathon Malaysia 2018 ended on a high note with over a thousand photography enthusiasts from all walks of life coming together for the largest ‘live’ photography competition in the country. The one-day competition challenges participants’ creative boundaries and showcases their skillful techniques in using their cameras.
According to Andrew Koh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Canon PhotoMarathon continues the company’s tradition of cultivating a photography culture and fueling the thriving interest amongst local photography fans by providing them a platform to share their work with a wider audience.
“Once again, we welcome the overwhelming response to the competition especially in seeing so many people of differing expertise come forward to showcase their skills. The energy and wealth of creativity is simply amazing; it is testimony to a huge pool of photography talent in Malaysia. This competition also serves to unearth budding photographers and Canon is proud to help develop their photography interest and help them grow their skills to the next level,” said Andrew Koh.
The judges for this year, Canon EOS Ambassador and travel photographer, Bonnie Yap; chief photographer of the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Malaysia, Fazry Ismail, and award- winning Wedding Portrait Photographers Asia ambassador, Chai Kok Leong, agreed that the competition saw some of the most stunning photos built around the themes of ‘Hidden’, “Beauty of Earth’ and ‘Fragile’.
“While overall creativity was excellent, we also look at technical aspects of the photos such as focus and attention to details, which separate the best from the good. Also, the varsity Category showed how critical great teamwork is in combining individual skills to produce excellent photos,” said Bonnie Yap.