Borneo Fashion Week 2018

DDJ 08 Sep , 2018 0 Comments Digital Life, Fun

The Borneo Fashion Week 2018 event kicked off with a Gala Dinner at Pullman Hotel Kuching. I have to admit this would be my first experience attending a fashion show. The nearest I get to one would be those organised at shopping malls. At that time you would not be ready with your camera equipment and the set up is different than the dedicated event like this one. Its a pretty good exercise as I had to really crunch and adapt with the required settings for my camera. The way the lights technicians play around with the lighting equipment and display screens during the show effects, makes it necessary to go off auto mode. This is because the camera tends to get confused by the different intensity of lights surrounding the stage. And of course I am not using any Artificial Intelligent (AI) fitted equipment so it will have to be manual and brain matter all the way.

Anyway its lesson learnt well. No tips I can share as I am a beginner with this kind of event. Just sharing the moments that I find worth sharing in this humble blog with my random thoughts. The other collection of photos will be put in my Facebook Page, all 300 plus of them (although I took 500 plus photos). That’s the time I discover my finger operating the release button can only take so much pain. That is why photographers get mad when some people use their photos without credit. The pain is yours (not forgetting the trouble of getting there or just being there) but the reward others take the recognition. As for myself I just like sharing things and anyone can use my materials in my blog provided they do not use it for mischief or anything against the law.

Welfie of VIPs for #BFW2018: They certainly enjoyed themselves during the event

As I mentioned earlier one has to be very fast in adjusting to the lighting conditions during the event. The background screen, the surrounding lights and even your competing cameramen in the room who wants to get the best angle of shot.

Graceful Dancer, Awesome Puppy at the back
When you think that you are about to get that good shot of your subject the background tends to not cooperate with you. So this situation is not within your control. You may get distracted and instead of that beautiful subject your thought turns to something about rabies.

One thing that everyone enjoyed during the dinner was the appearance by the famous comedian Joanne Kam. Again this is my first experience with her. The jokes were mostly related to ladies and things you would not want your young daughter to say. I mean she can get away with it but it was all for fun and entertainment. If I say what she said last night I swear that my wife will never speak to me ever again.

Joanne Kam the comedian entertained during the Borneo Fashion Week 2018. I cannot even type the words she used in her jokes. Just search her in You Tube fellas then you will know.


Joanne Kam asking Dr. Jeremy a question. It was something about finding a python in his pants.

Anyway the show was all good for me. It brings me away from the regular official event of lengthy speeches and things to do with national aspirations. Sometimes people may see the organisation part is pretty important. No doubt it is. But I also see the outcome will always be how much effort has been put into it and not necessary the dollars and cents. This is so because I happened to meet the backstage team who put this all together. The models also play an important as all eyes will be on you when you walk down the catwalk. Any mistake you make or if you take a tumble or your expression betrays the confidence it will affect the whole show. Strut with style and you will have the audience rooting for you even if you make a mistake.

Oops…. that was a close call. The models have to showcase the different designer’s materials even if it looks impossible and deliver they must.


The materials being showcased last night was all extra ordinary be it from the front or viewed from the back. What more if you add a matching tattoo The tattoo must not distract the veiw from the dress.

Anyway there is nothing much I can share with you on how to improve your photography skills when attending a fashion show. You can bring your Nikon or Canon camera or various types of lenses and flash guns. But some people need not worry about what equipment they need to bring along to a fashion show but just sit down to enjoy the food, music and company. These are the kind of people you have to salute and usually makes you green with envy.

Obviously you need not bother if its a Nikon or a Canon standing on your right or left. You will definitely enjoy the event more than me.

Written By DDJ

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