shootSIN 2017 : Story Tellers/Speakers

David Sheldrick

Born in South West London and discovered at eighteen years old by United Colors of Benetton for their ‘Its My Time’ campaign, David was introduced to fashion photography by sitting for British fashion photographer Josh Olins for United Colors of Benetton’s international campaign. After initially beginning in the fashion industry as a model David quickly grew an interest in being behind the lens, he started his first photography job as a retoucher in Seoul, South Korea while he learnt Korean and quickly grew a strong sense of studio lighting and fashion.

In 2012 David enrolled at London College of Fashion on the BA (Hons) Fashion Photography course and graduated in 2015, and continued to work as a freelance photographer since.

David’s highly creative approach mixed with his sense of light earned him the Broncolor Gen NEXT award in 2016, a prestigious award from the leading photographic lighting company, Broncolor.

Learn more about David Sheldrick

Eric Dinardi

Eric is a commercial photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia who is passionate about his craft. He is also a Creative Lighting Class Instructor at PiArt School in Jakarta, Indonesia.
“13 years of doing photography commercially, i find that photography is definitely my way of life. Photography gives lots of knowledge to see life from many different aspects.
Doing commercial photography make us learn how to create sharp & brief visual language between audience and the essence of the product. One image to communicate all the stories.

I believe, photography is one form of a lifetime process in learning how to see our world, learn how to communicate visually, and the best form of gratitude to life. Image composition, story telling, seeing-the-light are continuously developed through experience.My favorite genres of photography are product, architecture, and commercial photography.

In every projects, image quality is one of the most important thing.
Sharp, perfect exposure, and high quality images are standards to present the photo to clients.”

Learn more about Eric Dinardi

Ivan Joshua Loh

Both a commercial and Fuji X-photographer, Ivan is known for his quirky and alternative approach with his camera. He has received numerous accolades from the International Photography Award, New York and Photography Master Cup. Most recently a Gold, 1st Place at the 2014 PX3 Prix De La Photographie in Paris .

Ivan started shooting during his teenage years using his father’s Nikon SLR and he has not looked back since. He has created campaigns for clients such as Singapore Airlines, MTV Asia, Nike, Bossini, Allianz Insurance and TATA Communication.

His editorial works have appeared in local magazines such as Her World, Cleo and FHM and glossed the pages of international magazines such as Asian Photography and Digital Photography(UK).

Learn more about Ivan Joshua Loh

Kevin Then

Kevin Then is an award winning photographer from Malaysia and also the proud owner of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters 2008 award in the wedding category.

Kevin Then has been shooting fashion and wedding photography for the past 15 years. His work often translates impressions of romanticism and surrealism into his photographic storytelling from all over Asia. 

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Ming Thein

Ming Thein is a commercial photographer, writer and photographic instructor. He is based in Kuala Lumpur but works internationally, specialising in watches, location photography and corporate reportage. A physicist by training, Ming Thein graduated from Oxford University at 16,  and subsequently left a senior post in the world of private equity and strategy to shoot the things he is passionate about.

“Photography is beyond a job for me: it’s a passion”

Ming Thein takes inspiration from many sources – classical photojournalism, abstract art, motion picture and film – to deliver a unique look and style for his clients.

Since early 2017, he has taken up position as the Chief of Strategy at Hasselblad. 

Learn more about Ming Thein

Peter Marshall

Peter is a 23 year old photographer originally from North Yorkshire in the UK, and now based in Copenhagen. Spending most of his time travelling the world shooting medium format. He creates huge landscapes and cityscapes using a technical camera system to capture the beauty of the countries he visits.

If you have always wondered about what it is like to shoot with the Alpa for immersive landscape or architectural photography, this talk is for you. In his talk he will address the difference of shooting with medium format and the technical camera system and how he gains access to his locations and manages to deliver high quality images even if he is limited for time. 

On 21 and 22 August, he will be conducting two exclusive classes – Capture One Crossover & Capture One Advanced Secrets.

Learn more about Peter Marshall



shootSIN 2016 : Story Tellers/Speakers

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Karl Taylor
Karl Taylor from UK, has been a professional photographer for more than 15 years. His work is published internationally and he regularly works for some of the world’s leading companies. Unusually for an advertising & commercial photographer Karl is what he calls ‘multi-disciplined’.  Having started his career in photojournalism he is comfortable and actively enjoys shooting across a range of genres. Karl’s ethos is that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and that the visual philosophies for creating effective images are universal. Learn more about Karl Taylor

Kevin Then

Kevin Then from Malaysia, has multiple awards under his belt, including the prestigious Hasselblad Masters 2008. He specialises in pre-wedding and wedding day photography. Known for making his couples look like stars, Then explains, “A wedding photo shouldn’t be just traditional with the bride just standing around wearing a wedding gown. My style is to make it more dramatic, more romantic. Like a movie director, I want the picture a certain way, with everything perfect – the dress, veil, face, makeup, hairstyle. This picture will be with the couples their whole lives.” Learn more about Kevin Thein.

Sails Chong
Sails Chong is China’s top wedding photographer and a Hasselblad ambassador. Coming from an academic background of Japanese Studies and Fine Arts, he is famous for his wedding vogue photography where he creates surrealistic imagery of the modern bride set against backdrop of visually stunning Chinese aesthetics or breathtaking landscape.    Learn more about Sails Chong.

Ming Thein

Ming Thein is a commercial photographer, writer and photographic instructor. He is based in Kuala Lumpur but works internationally, specialising in watches, location photography and corporate reportage. He graduated from Oxford University at 16, left a senior post in the world of private equity and strategy to shoot the things he’s passionate about, because he believes that life’s too short to do something you don’t enjoy, and a deeper understanding of one’s subject matter results in unique images. Ming Thein is a Hasselblad ambassador.  Learn more about Ming Thein.

 Jewel Ling 

Jewel Ling first made a name for herself as a portrait photographer on the little island of Penang. She was  featured in Hello! Magazine as one of the up and coming female photographers. Jewel is a Hasselblad ambassador and specialises  in beauty and fashion photography. Learn more about Jewel Ling.

Ukay Cheung

UKay from Singapore, won his first major award in 2008 when the Master Photographers Association (UK) conferred him the title of Singapore Master Photographer of the Year 2008. He has gone on to win many more accolades in the international photography arena. As a fashion and advertising photographer, UKay has worked on a wide range of projects with international fashion brands, magazines, and clients from all over Asia and Europe. Learn more about Ukay Cheung.