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We look at them everyday and at times they look either pretty or pretty bland. In fact, the y pose the power to tease your creativity for you to inspire others. Still life in everyday items are often regarded as boring to shoot but we had a plan to use one remedy… simplicity. Now, we all have the habit to shop – from home deco, cutlery, food stuff and heck, even stuff we hardly use. Fact is, we are all guilty of our habits, the men and their gadgets, cars or simply at the bar enjoying their favourite bourbon and the women folk with all things pretty and you can’t say otherwise without getting a ‘death stare’. Now that we’ve got all these stuff (and always with the desire somewhere secretly in the back of our minds to get more), it’s high time for these reward you back. Yes you’ve probably work to get them and the final mile is to work a little harder to photograph them to make them work for you in return – sounds like a lot of work eh? probably not – hence, we applied our ‘simplicity’ rule to make all things boring look good, just as the product and brands made it look good for you to purchase them in the first place.


Camera, flash attached with a snoot & honeycomb, to direct the light onto a single spot on a light stand, a tripod, black and white either cloth or paper backdrops (velvet cloth is best). Set your backdrop on a table against a wall and drape the wall and the table with your desired backdrop, duct tape them in place, place your light on either side depending on you subject. Sync your camera & you flash. Position your subject, light and camera for desired result. Shoot away with a cable release & if you don’t have one, use the timer, ultimately to minimize shakes.


Full Circle Pix (FCP), Sanjitpaal Singh and Nik Muhd Hafiz, along with Applemint Studio’s principle Firmansyah Mohtar, were given the honor of judging the FLORIA Putrajaya 2010 photography competition.

The event took place on the 11th July 2010, with Nik presenting the rules and regulations+ a Q&A session to the participants at 10am. The competition had been open to all Malaysians and the fee was RM 50 / RM20, depending on the category entered. The two categories were; A (Adults) and B (Children). Though the competition entry forms came with an entry fee, the cash prizes, up to RM 5000 for first placing, made it worth the try.

It was a tough competition, as editing the pictures was not allowed & the photographs depended entirely on the skills of those behind the lens.

The judging took place in a closed room between Sanjit, Firman and Nik, alongside with two reps from Putrajaya Corporation. Each deliberated for several hours on the photographs until finally, the winners were selected. A total of 4 hours were spent in that room to reach the final decision.

The winners received their prizes on the 18th July 2010. On behalf of FCP, we would like to say congratulations to all the winners as mentioned below!

Category A

1st A020

1)      Hwong Chang Ching – Champion

2nd A003 2)      Mohd Hamizi bin Ahmad – 1st Runner Up

3rd A0303)      Zulkifli Bin Razali – 2nd Runner Up

Category B1st B014 1)      Amirul Anwar Bin Abu Bakar – Champion

2nd B010 2)      Mohd Shamim Maula Bin Mohd Najmi – 1st Runner Up.

3rd B0253)      Naufal Afiq Bin Nasarudin – 2nd Runner Up.