Sunday, August 6, 2017

Family Fun Shoot Out with Canon EOS M10

Last Saturday, we had an awesome family shoot out with the friendly folks of Canon and met up with other family bloggers! On top of that, each family also has a pokemon friend to tag along! What a surprise! We are happy to have Pikachu as our family buddy and we love our bright yellow friend's sunshine smile as it cheers our day instantly!

Family bloggers met up at South Beach Avenue and it has been ages since our last visit. So much has changed and there are actually many photogenic spots surrounding the conserved buildings with a history dating back to old Beach Road Camp days. Today, these buildings have been redeveloped to become the latest lifestyle destination with various F&B and retail concepts.

While exploring the area, we have to find the designated spot and complete each task by taking a photo based on the requirements. All photos are taken with Canon EOS M10.

#1 : Jump shot with the Waves 
Doesn't sound too hard as we are a BIG FAN of JUMP SHOTS! Unfortunately, Gladys injured her knee on the escalator a few days ago, Denver just completed his 2.4km run in the morning, hubby got a big blister on his foot and I have a bad knee which makes non of us really 'fit' for jumping. (*Wait! We still have Pikachu!) Still the kiddos lifted themselves multiple times in the air just for me to capture their best moments with Pika of course!

Jump shots are fun and Canon EOS M10 did a great job at capturing a clear image. Switch to multiple shots and our models simply do their leaps. Even novice like myself can capture jump shots easily with the camera. Plus its not heavy to carry around.

Hello Pikachu!

#2 : Miniature shot
I probably spent the most amount of time figuring out how to take miniature photos as I was clueless on how to create the effect. Thankfully, Denver gave me some ideas and we were able to somewhat make our cute Pikachu appears a lot smaller visually. A bit of bokeh effect seems to work pretty well here too.

#3 : Different angles
We explored the surrounding conserved buildings, trying to see it from a different perspective and angle. Interestingly, each of us has a preferred favourite spot. I like the row of windows as it is a nice resting area for the tired ones.

One of my favourite photos : A blend of historical and city landscape.

 Hubby love the stairways and I like the mosaic tiles on it. 

I set to auto mode on Canon EOS M10 and I like how easy it is to snap quick and sharp pictures. We were always on the move and carrying it around is not really a burden at all.

#4 : OOTD shot
My favourite photo of the day. I love the way how the children got into their most natural position quickly. Their pose tells it all and poor Pikachu has to be in the center of their little 'squabble'! Be gentle on my ears please!

#5 : Family photo shot
Oh! I forgot to mention! It is so easy to take family photo with Canon EOS M10. With the 3 inch tilt-type LCD monitor, taking selfie or wefie is not a hassle anymore. Even Gladys can handle the camera and take this shot gorgeously. This means next time I do not need to hold on to the camera anymore and I can stand at the back (so that my face does not look as big and round!)

Another unique family shot - but where are the adults? Hubby and I joined hands to form the heart with our kiddos in the center. :) Guess who is holding the camera?

#6 : Unique shot with 天天
I didn't know that 天天向上 Art Exhibition is going on in Raffles City and was totally clueless on where to find this figurine! Thanks to fellow bloggers who gave the directions and we managed to locate it.

A little awkward thinking how to pose uniquely with Tian Tian with the crowd around but our kiddos and hubby got into position quickly too. At one point, I thought it was a basketball/netball match - fighting for Pikachu. Then, I realized how tall our boy is standing side by side with his Daddy! Of course he is still shorter compared to Daddy but it was also this moment that I see how much our kids have grown. Taller, stronger and wiser...

Luckily we are not dressed in green.. else will we look like 'Statue of Liberty'?!

It was an awesome day out and we had loads of fun going on a parent-children photo outing. Special thanks to Canon, we had a healthy lunch at Real Food - serving vegetarian food, free from artificial preservatives, trans-fat and processed ingredients.

Love this photo too! But why am I not inside this photo!?? Took it too quickly at the traffic light junction before it turns green.

The photo experience with Canon EOS M10 is very positive as well and I like the feel and grip of the camera. Quality of the photos turn out well and it is pretty user-friendly for beginners like myself. Its probably time to consider getting a new camera for better quality pictures for our future family trips. August is my birthday month, maybe this would be my upcoming birthday present? ^_^