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Bokeh portraits

Chong Yen and his breakfast. Omnomnomnom.

Omnomnomnom.

Here’s moar (sorry, was browsing too much 4chan lately) more portraits I’ve taken using my prime lens in the past few days during camp. Tomorrow we’ll be well into the fourth day of the camp (it will run all the way till Sunday though). Thank goodness for the ample buffer time the planning team has bestowed us, many of us get to enjoy an afternoon nap today (while lazy me woke up at 2pm because I knew there’s nothing much going on). Some of the photos are definitely making their way into the header gallery! Just in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve updated the gallery with more photos :) refresh the page to view them!

Ten awesome bokeh portraits after the jump!

Day 1

The day when freshies trickled in. The handpicked ones (including yours truly) rose early to make it for the 7am shift. Although the first junior appeared around the strike of ten instead, I had fun running around the waiting area shooting people :) not in a literal sense, though.

Chong Yen and his breakfast. Omnomnomnom.

Chong Yen and his breakfast. Omnomnomnom.

Most of us didn’t have breakfast because we’re worried that we couldn’t make it in time for our shift. Hearing our growling stomach, some of our buddies were being very helpful and caring – they helped us get breakfast from the nearest canteen. That’s Chong Yen and his breakfast. Mmmmm. I had sandwich.

Sean at work.

Sean at work.

Our secretary, Sean at work! We have an amazing array of laptops and monitors on the tables facing the bus stops to facilitate the registration procedure. A few were busy browsing through the contact sheets, calling their buddies stationed at various locations acorss the campus to keep trach of the freshies. For the record, I was equally lost and disoriented on my first day in NTU and if it weren’t for the angelic seniors, I wouldn’t have figured my way around the place so quickly!

Sheau Ying and Sin Yee.

Sheau Ying and Sin Yee.

Sheau Ying and Sin Yee posing for a portrait shot. Sheau Ying studies in my school, but I haven’t seen her around much until the camp came around :) and Sin Yee is one of the many awesome welfare officers we had, who took pains to make sure that all of us were well-fed. Some of them even walk around proudly with a first-aid kit in hand, to keep things in check, just in case.

Teng Seng!

Teng Seng!

Orientation camps and gatherings are never fun without Teng Seng. Articules wildly as he speaks, he brings life into conversations and make people smile. Oh, and I’m so honoroued when he used this photo as his Facebook profile picture too! Woots!

Cheering with your hands in the air.

Cheering with your hands in the air.

Taken during the climax of one of the cheer, you can see hands rising up into the hair as people yelled their lungs out. Odyssey, hoo-rah!

Us vs Them

Us vs Them

One new addition to this year’s orientation camp – each orientation group (OG) created their own ‘identities’, ranging from bracelets to blackened plasters that people use to identify themselves as one of the member from a certain OG. I love this concept!

Day 2

Second day into the camp, freshies start to warm up to each other and the seniors as well :)

Cheering to the beat.

Cheering to the beat.

Juniors seating along two sides of the long table, hitting and cheering to the beat.

Jie MIn says hello!

Jie MIn says hello!

Jie Min, the group leader of the OG Apollo, catches me with my camera and instantly flashes a huge smile and a victory sign. I didn’t know her until she was the leader of the temporary group I was attached to during senior camp (something like a test run before the real orientation camp started). Nice knowing you!

Esther and her orientation booklet.

Esther and her orientation booklet.

I didn’t pay much attention to this photo until Natalie alerted me to it on Facebook with a comment. The more I look at it, the more perfect the moment seemed for Esther – concentrating hard on the piece of paper where we squeezed in an impossible and godly amount of information.

Alison teaching one how to cheer.

Alison teaching one how to cheer.

This is Alison! One of the leaders attached to an OG. They were teaching a complicated cheer with a complicated beat, so lots of guidance was needed. Alison quickly got into action and started teaching the freshies. Sweet!

Day 3

Nothing much happened today, actually. I woke up at 2pm, arrived at the meeting area at 6pm and after night falls, the conditions for a good portrait shot deterioated exponentially :( awwww shucks.

So, dear readers, out of the ten portrait shots shared, which is your favourite and why?

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