MIWPV Convention is committed to be a prestigious and valuable platform for Malaysian Indian wedding photographers and videographers. It is one of a kind competition in the country that felicitates best of Indian wedding photography and videography. This year’s champion will be crowned from a total of 200 participants from a record selection of over 1000 entries on July 20 at Everly Hotel, Putrajaya.
MIWPV co-founder Kamalesan Kamalakaran, addressing a press conference held on July 9th said: “We’re very proud to be in our fifth year running and having more and more people join us including sponsors Athena, Canon Malaysia, Onsmo and Zobha among many others”. “This year, we’ve invested in a platform for judging and managed to get international judges to help with the selection. “These judges won’t know who the video or photos belong to as it’ll be anonymous to ensure a fair judgment process. Among the esteemed judges we have are Subra Govind (Singapore), Ajith Prasenan (India), Anthony Barlan (Philippines) and Shana Mahendran (United Kingdom).”
Last year’s champion videographer, Rajendran Sugoomaran said this is the reason why he keeps coming back to compete after he saw his business grow exponentially following last year’s win. “If you want to see how well your work measures up to the best in the business, then taking part in competitions like these are where you can do that,” Rajendran told Malay Mail”. If you’re just taking pictures and doesn’t study the works of others, then you can’t improve,” said Rajendran, who has a photography license from the Master Photography Association of UK, also known as LMPA. “I always try to do better by looking at good wedding videos on the internet. In my opinion, the key to a good video is being able to capture a strong moment cinematically and amplifying that moment with good editing skills,” added the 35-year-old, who has submitted 23 videos of wedding teasers, pre-wedding clips and highlights for this year's competition.
According to Kamalesan, judging for the competition will take two weeks. Kamalesan said this was to ensure the judges do not get tired by having to do it all at once. “We will have local celebrity Shangkharee from Varnam Malaysia to host the convention; Music Kitchen will be in attendance as well,” said MIWPV’s co-founder Vickneswaran. “Hopefully we can help share insights, experiences and technical know-how to help aspiring photographers and filmmakers.”