Saturday, May 27, 2017

Toy Travel with Canon PowerShot G9X to Johor Bahru

How to make your travel photos more creative and fun? Toytravel (Nui-dori) photography is a growing trend where a toy or figurine is chosen to pose, imitating life and injecting lots of possibilities in your travel adventures.

During our recent drive-in to Johor Bahru, I brought alone a soft toy that has been with our family for many years. Say 'Hi' to Lucky Bear ["Heng" (王), our family's last name means lucky] who is 'born' in Hong Kong, Cute, soft, small yet cuddly.

I like to travel light and with the need to take better photographs, Canon PowerShot G9X camera fits the bill as it is compact and light. I can fit it in my bag and even pocket easily with our Lucky Bear. ^_^  Instead of a boring black casing in most cameras, this model has a silver and tan trendy look. 

Apart from using the dial to navigate through the functions, the touchscreen is a great help for me to make adjustments of the settings easily and comfortably. Particularly easier to move the autofocus point. I was also able to try out "bokeh" effect easily - Lucky bear is in focus and Gladys is blurry at the backdrop.  

Canon G9X's built in Wi-Fi functionality allows me to upload the photos that I have captured on the camera quickly to my mobile phone without the need of cables. I can share with my family and friends our travel shots on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram) conveniently! Let's start our Toy Travel with Lucky Bear now!

Lucky Bear Toy Travel - Johor Bahru 

13 May 2017 : Woke up at 5am and I was grabbed into the car without notification and without my passport. Wait...Do I have one? It was pretty exciting as this is my first oversea trip after I was brought back from Hong Kong. 

Thankfully, we crossed the custom fairly quickly and our first pit stop is along a street called Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Yipee! I can stretch myself and breath in the morning air! Hmm.. starting to feel hungry and I smell food!  

The aroma from this cup of tea is good... I am grabbing this. 

Toast bread and buns!

Master... can I try some too?

After a heavy breakfast, they drove off again. This time I was brought to a cooler place. Luckily I got t-shirt on. 

Great...I had a group shot with a bunch of people that I don't recognise (excluding my master and mistress) and they look fierce and weird. One even had feelers on her head! Not too sure who is the hunk beside me though. 

After sitting in a dark and cold room for 2 hours, I was finally release to see the light again! Master and Mistress wish to read and I, too was dragged along. Not a bad idea either as I got to look at many beautiful pictures.

Gosh.. my eyes are getting tired. Time to rest a little. Master is so kind. Let me have some back support to lean against.

My favourite part of the day so far! Delicious dessert for all to share!

During this holiday, I realised my owners really LOVE good food. I have been well fed on this trip.

Korean BBQ for dinner

I even have my own personal seat!

More dessert for supper

More Food!

Not forgetting great companion and a comfortable bed to rest for the night.

Do you have a toy that you love to snap photos with and share too? Canon is running a competition to all who loves snapping photos of their toys. Showcase your creativity and tag #EOSM10adventure and #toytravel and you may just win a prize.


--andy-- said...

With the toy, another perspective and story telling angle :)

cheers, Andy

Unknown said...

That is SUCH a cute idea! Reminds me of the movie Amelie.

And that camera looks really nice too.

Ai Sakura said...

Ah so cute! I used to bring along our Danboard toy to take photos of.. now not really. Maybe I should start it again or get Lil Pumpkin into it :P

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Geraldine said...

Haha you are so well-fed, good job from your owners! Love this camera, so small and handy!

Shub said...

Awww, such a cute bear. The way you have captured the pics, the bear seems to be enjoying the fun too!

Phoebe said...

I like the idea to have toys tell the story too. :) Will try again next time


Phoebe said...

Didn't watch the movie but the idea is indeed very cute and creative. I like the compact size of the camera and it looks stylish too.


Phoebe said...

I think that will be great! Love to see those pictures coming too. Lil Pumpkin will find it very cute and interesting too.


Phoebe said...

Hahaha.. Everyone is well fed on our trip. :) I like the size of the camera too. Easy to carry along wherever I go. Good to bring along for trips.


Phoebe said...

I was hoping the bear have a smiley face but I guess it should be having fun too. :D We did have very interesting moments with him tagging along with us.


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