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Award-winning Finnish photographer Mr Martti Rikkonen for the first time in Singapore

May 7, 2017

The Vacay Travel Photography Expo will be held on at Scape The Treetop on May 13, 10am-8pm.


The Vacay Travel Expo 2017 is Singapore’s first travel photography event that brings together travel and photography enthusiasts to hone their ‘picture perfect’ skills. The event targets all people interested in travel photography. Amateurs with budding interests are welcome to attend the expo as a gateway to a world of travel photography, and professionals can seek to advance their skills and network, all in one place.


Event attendees can expect diverse activities ranging from informative free open talks, to educational and practical workshops, a photo exhibition corner, a lucky draw, a photo competition, a sale of camera gears and accessories by Cathay Photo. There will also be a curated mini travel fair to book photo expeditions and travel photography tours.


Photo courtesy of Martti Rikkonen


Programme of the event:


Free open talks (Registration recommended)


10:20 Opening Ceremony by Ambassador of Finland, H.E Paula Parviainen

10:30 Performance by Finnish choir

11:00 Travel photography talk by Canon

12:00 Tips on Shooting in the Arctics by TriPeaksImagery

13:15 Pole Pole Japan Photography Highlights

14:30 Sri Lanka Photography Highlights by Starron Tours

15:30 Northern Lights by featured speaker Martti Rikkonen

16:45 Pole Pole Japan Photography Highlights

17:45 Differentiating Your Photography by Adrian Loh (Singapore Trekkers)

18:45 Landscape photography in Iceland & Greenland by Arctic Exposure


Workshops by leading photographers


11:00 Travel Photography with Mobile Phones (Practical Photo taking) by Wilson from SPIN

12:30 Travel Photography with Mobile Phones (Choosing and Editing Photos) by Wilson from SPIN

14:30 Post Editing with Lightroom by Nada from Phocus


For more information, please contact:


Sim Wenqi




Register at www.event.govacay.co



2 Orchard Link, Level 5, 10 am-8 pm.


The Republic of Finland as main partner of the event

As part of the celebrations of the centenary of independence of the Republic of Finland, the Finnish Ambassador, H.E Paula Parviainen, will open the event and a performance by a Finnish choir based in Singapore will follow. World-known and award-winning Finnish photographer Mr Martti Rikkonen has been invited to exhibit his masterpieces of the northern lights for the event.


About Mr Martti Rikkonen

An award-winning Finnish photographer, Mr Martti Rikkonen is an expert in wildlife photography and is based in northern Lapland, Finland. In 1993, Mr Rikkonen won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the most prestigious wildlife photography competition in the world. He has judged Finland’s top nature photography competition, which is held in Helsinki each year, himself being a winner in 1995 with a picture, of course, of the northern light.

Initially a young boy’s hobby evolved over the years into a profession and today, Mr Rikkonen is a renowned master of nature photography, who has won acclaim in various arenas including two wins in the Nature Photography of the Year contest. Mr Rikkonen has been the artistic director of the Camera Borealis event throughout its history.


Photo courtesy of Martti Rikkonen

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