The Love Journey with My Canon EOS M10!

Hye! Remember last time I blogged about joining the M10SelfieStarSearch contest? Well, I made it to the Top 10 Finalist! Woohoo! I would say that I am very lucky or blessed to even be on that list. Have you seen the contestants? None of them were to be taken lightly, seriously. 

A week after sending my entry, I got called to attend their photoshoot session with the other 9 finalists. Nervous, I was! Honestly, I just took it as another modelling photoshoot rather than a competition photoshoot. That mindset calmed my nerves a little.

When, I reached the studio, most of them were already there waiting for their turn for makeup and styling. I was 30 minutes late from the call time, thanks to nature calls early in the morning, oh well. Everyone there was really friendly, usually it gets awkward when you meet new people, right? but really it didn't feel awkward. Yes, I was shy, but Daud and Iqram broke the silence even before I could have a moment of awkward silence. By the way, that's two of the contestants. After all the introducing myself to the rest of them were pleasantly easy. I even got to meet Arisa Chow, a famous blogger. You see how tough is this contest!! 


These are the Top 10 Finalists - including Nigel ( don't really know what's his position but he was there to basically photobomb us whenever he could *joking* )
First top row - left to right : Roy, Tony, Arisa, Tinie and Daud
Second row - left to right : Iqram, Me!, Kelly, Nigel, Bengee, and Tammy

Each of us was given our very own Canon EOS M10 to play around with after the briefing session. I kid you not, everyone was literally scattered all over the studio (indoor and outdoor) to take selfies. It was one of our first tasks, which was to take as many selfies as we can in the most creative or pretty / handsome way. Here's my results of having the M10 in my possession within the first couple of hours.



Personally, I really had lots of fun with the remote control feature. OOTDs will never be the same, I swear! It totally changes the game plan. Here's some of the shots that I took using that feature.





Pretty cool, right?

I actually have a lot more pictures than these, but I shall not share all of them out because there will be more pictures coming after this.

After the photoshoot session were done. All of us were sent back home with another task. Which this is where the final Grand Winner will be chosen. The task is, from 1st of June 2016 - 7th of June 2016, to record our daily stories with the help of our trusty Canon EOS M10. The topic is between anything to everything. For me, at first I was struggling to think of a topic, because I didn't really had an active lifestyle per say, but then I thought of a "Virtual Dating" experience. Basically, its a 7 days trip of getting to know me as your 'other half''. It's pretty much, something that's very personal for me, as it shows different sides of me as well as, portraying my own relationship goals, I guess?

So, the first day, was about introducing myself as your date, while taking you out on an event.




These are some of the behind the scene pictures which I managed to snap along the way. I did get weird stares when I was sitting alone or standing alone, pretending to be with someone. This was really my first time, going of to somewhere all by myself. I can proudly say, that I can handle being alone while doing the things I love now. This itself is an accomplishment for me, as previously I would always need to have someone to tag along if I were to go to somewhere.




These were taken using the close up feature.




These were taken with Landscape Mode.


Then, for the second date, what else would the theme be if it wasn't about food. We are Malaysians after all. Food hunting and eating is one way to definitely earn someone's heart.


This picture was taken with the Food Mode.




For the third date, weather wasn't that good, so I decided to show my playful self. Please excuse the grumpy Popo.




It's very hard to take pics with pets, honestly I think I lost 5 years of my life trying to keep Popo in position. It's also due to the stormy weather, he was very agitated.

Forth day was about introducing my family to my date. In actual fact, it was my uncle's 50th birthday, and I was requested to be the photographer for the ceremony. So I thought, "Hey, why don't I just incorporate this into the contest" Hence, these pictures were the end result of it...







Despite having a late night, the next morning was the fifth date, where by the concept was " Living a healthy and active lifestyle is the key to a happy relationship ", well in my book at least.




Some behind of the scenes shots...




Yes! I am androgynous this way...


My jogging partner, Priyanka.


The sixth day was all about reminiscing and embracing our inner child moments. Where's the fun in a relationship, if you can't let loose every once in awhile, right?



Many retakes before I could nail this one...


This is how I took some of the pictures...


Not such a  flattering view, I would say.

Then came the last day. I was even more nervous for the last day, as thoughts like " Was the previous 6 days good enough?" "I wish I had done more" kept creeping up on me. Till it made me impossible sleep. For the Seventh day, I decided that it would be a "wedding-like farewell" concept. How did these two completely opposite concept matched up? I shall let the pictures and captions speak for itself.




I ended off the contest with a farewell video. Which you can see it here : To View Video!

I was basically and obviously shy to talk to the camera and most of my friends who saw the video all said I was blushing. Like, "Why wouldn't I blush??!! "
It's cringe worthy, I promise. So do brace yourself before watching it, ok?

Priyanka also recorded how it was like to video record my ownself.


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and by this..my love journey with My Canon EOS M10 camera, comes to an end. Heartbreaking as it is, I do have to return it to the company, though I will be rejoined with it again, once the Grand Final results are out. Keeping my fingers crossed. At this point on, I can only pray that not only for myself but for the other contestants as well that each and every one of us did a great job.

Well then, till the announcement date. Take good care! See you!

OH! Don't forget to follow my instagram for more updates @absoluteyana

Here's the other contestants instagram accounts :
@amynurtinie
@cheramiche
@bengee_ng
@roykxvixrxsu
@kellytan1111
@tonykel
@arisa_chow
@kenapawak
@tammyyy512

Or to see all of those who participated you can find them under these hashtags :

Bye bye!

Sincerely,
Absolute Yana





























62 comments:

  1. Hey you make it!! Congratulations! Awesome stories to hear..

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  2. Really awesome pictures that you share as do made me feel life is a story. <3

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    1. yeay!! I am happy that it made you feel the story... ^^

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  3. Congratulation! You deserve to be in the list. Love your selfies!

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  4. Seems like you're really having fun your EOS M10! Nice shots!

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    1. I sure am...now I have to wait for the final announcement to be reunited with my EOS M10.. T.T

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  5. wow congratulations! I love Canon and is a supporter!

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    1. hehheheh Thank you!! You should really get one...its very useful..

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  6. Looks like you have a lot of great fun with your m10!
    Congratz for making into the finalist!

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  7. The remote control feature is on point! I don't need to bother anyone to take oOTDs for mw from now on :D

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    1. Yes Jessy! That was the main reason why I loved it..if you are going alone though..sometimes getting it placed on somewhere is going to get abit tricky..so do make sure you have like a tripod or stool to help you..if you are out in a spacious area...good luck!

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  8. you look awesome in all the photos! hope you can win the contest. all the best! :)

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    1. thank you ^^ I hope so too..hehehhe

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  9. LOL the BTS for the grass selfie. That photo turned out super nice though!

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    1. Hahahhaha the things we do for a good pic...^^ thanks Isabel!

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  10. Good luck for the contest! Love all the pictures!

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  11. omg that's an aowesome camera! :D I love your photos my dear ^^

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    1. thanks dear!! it is..and its really handy..when I get my own set officially...i will do a run through with its functions and all

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  12. wow... pretty awesome pictures and a great post.. I will definitely consider the canon eos m10 for my next camera....

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  13. You definitely deserve to be in Top 10! You look so gorgeous in every pic!

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  14. Good luck for the contest!!!
    Love your pics and enjoy the fun of photography till the max!!!

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  15. Congratulation making the top 10 finalist! Good luck with the contest! Canon EOS M10 take a lot of nice photo =D

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    1. Yes it does..hehehhe thanks sharon!!

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  16. I just blog about my new Canon camera - Powershot G5X, I love Canon so much. Lastly, I like to congrats you that you had entered top10 finalist!

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    1. I know.i read it...hehehe thanks dear!

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  17. The picture that you take is awesome ! Congratulation that you in the Top 10 finalist...

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    1. Thanks dear..hopefully one day i can be a polished photographer

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  18. Nice photo. Thanks for sharing and congrats to be one of the top 10 finalists!

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  19. Awesome photos. When I bought my cam recently, I was considering this model though finally settled for another brand.

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    1. Thank you ^^ aaaaa i see...which brand did you go for?

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  20. this is a really new cam not even out yet right? yea i can understand the sad feeling when you get used to the device but then have to return it haha

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    1. I think now its in stores already if I'm not mistaken..and also now they are having a promotion..when purchasing the camera you can/may get a huge size rilakuma!

      Oh well, I hope the announcement for the grand winner will be soon..because on that day thats when all 10 of us gets back our camera..hhahahhaha

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  21. Seriously gorgeous photos babe! Love your theme of the Valentine Date. Super sweet. All the best to you

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    1. Thanks dear!! those are my hopeful relationship goals i guess..hhahahaha It's a hint for my future partner :P

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  22. Nice! Congratulations for able to make it Top 10! XD

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  23. The pictures are very nice an cool. All the best for ur future.

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  24. Plan to get myself a smaller camera, this seems like a good buy :)

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    1. It definitely is.. ^^ Hope it will serve you well too

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  25. nice pictures, all of it! :)

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  26. I love the angles of the pictures. especially the androgyny one. Hehe. Wishing you all the best.

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  27. Canon Camera M10 really impressive as it produce a good quality of photo. Do you know how much is the camera?

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    1. I had to check it online, as I wasn't too sure either, but there are price stating from rm1500-rm1700..

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  28. Congrats on getting selected! :D I really love the photos you took with the camera! x

    www.extraordinarinn.com

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  29. I just tried the camera few days ago and really like the photo quality and effect. Its so handy and cool too.

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    1. Hehehhe its very convenient especially when it comes to OOTD..hehehhe

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  30. Congratulations!
    I kalau ada syarat kena hantar gambar sendiri utk contest, dah pangkah awal awal hehe..

    Btw gambar Nigel selalu cantik.

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    1. Peminat Nigel? hehhehe

      Thanks dear...try luck la kan..mane tau ade rezeki ke...

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  31. I love the shots! Very natural and full of love!

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    1. Thank you dear.. ^^ I am glad it came off as that to you ^^

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