Nuffnang’s First Bloggers’ Symposium – Event Coverage & Photos!

A big thank you for joining us at the Nuffnang First Bloggers’ Symposium sponsored by Canon, last Saturday!

We were glad that all behind-the-scenes hard work were paid off with your support and again, it can never be done without you! The Nuffies, with our Sponsor, Canon, looked forward to the event with great anticipation. After all, no such similar event were done before. Thus, all of us were supremely excited!

Early that day, the Nuffnang Team started the pre-event preparations at SMU School of Accountancy. All dressed in red, the staff ensured that all is ready before 400 participants gushed in for registration.

Despite the rain, the participants turned up to fill the seats and to our surprise, we have exceeded the number of expected attendees.

The Symposium rolled out with a welcome speech from Nuffnang and continued with the introduction of the Mini-photo contest, “Happiness” at the auditorium. The top 5 winners gave a speech on why the submitted photos meant happiness to them and expressed why they should win the Canon Powershot S90. Participants could cast their votes during the tea break before they enter in to their respective break-up rooms. Which do you like best?

All submitted photographs were beautifully displayed in a collage for viewing.

Tea break

While some were queuing for their refreshments, other took their chance to snap a shot at the Photowall, where they can bring back developed photographs as souvenirs instantly!

Soon after, we were all set and ready for the main highlights for the day, so were the guest speakers! Attendees gradually dismissed from the hallway to grab the best seats as the workshops were starting soon!

Due to popular demand, we have opened up additional slots for Xiaxue‘s followers to attend her workshop specifically which was held at the main auditorium.

Her attendees took home Photoshop tips which could enable them to turn an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan!

Her workshop was graced with Malaysia’s top blogger Kenny Sia, being the focus of make-up editing. There was an instant burst of laughter when she threatened to blog about an inconsiderate attendee who was using the phone while she was conducting. But that of course, meant to be a joke!

More photographs on Xiaxue’s workshop can be browsed here.

At the other side of  the School of Accountancy, we have Dr. Leslie Tay ( in an interactive session with the attendees. His workshop spoke about “How to create a good Food Blog” and touches on the photography techniques on “How to capture food photos” with comparisons.

More photographs on IeatIshootIpost’s workshop can be browsed here.

In one of the break-out rooms at level 2, the fashion workshop was conducted by Fashionistas, Nicole Then ( the owner of a popular fashion blog and blogshop and Velda Tan ( one of the co-owners of famous blogshop Bonitochico.

Nicole spoke about taking good fashion shots and street fashion. Little gifts were given out to attendees who answered her questions correctly during Q&A.


Many would want to know about the story behind a successful blogshop. And we have Velda here sharing on her experiences. Other than that, she educates on Women’s must-have!

More photographs on the fashion workshop can be browsed here.

At the event, kids were playing and parents brought their babies with prams. They were here for Leonny’s (Oureverydaythings) workshop on Kids photography. She spoke about how she started her parenting blog and about taking photographs on active children.

We have specially prepared a kids’ room for the children so they can spend time watching cartoons while their parents were away at another room.

With just a little walk from the School of Accountancy, the geeks set off to Joe’s (Techielobang) workshop. As a events photographer, he spoke about taking good event pictures and the Do’s and Don’ts to note! If anyone is starting a blog, you should get tips from him on finding good wordpress themes.

More photographs on Techielobang’s workshop can be browsed here.

The participants gathered back at the auditorium for the much awaited lucky draw and announcement of Mini photo contest. Congratulations to the lucky winners, they get to bring home a set of brand new Canon Powershot S90 camera each!

To hear what some of the guest speakers have to say about the event, view their blog posts here:

  1. Techielobang –
  2. Mycherrymagazine –
  3. Belluspuera –
  4. Oureverydaythings –

We are proud to announce that of all you have graduated from Nuffnang’s School of blogging and photography!

Most importantly, we hoped that you enjoyed yourself and had acquired useful tips from the respective bloggers. We look forward to bring you more of such similar workshops, at a much larger scale, and hopefully inviting bloggers across Asia-Pacific!

You can now browse all official photographs at Nuffnang Official Flickr Page taken using Canon Digital Imaging.

If you are interested to join us for more events, follow our Official Twitter ( and/or the Facebook page ( to get first-hand updates of Nuffnang’s latest activities!

Finally, the Nuffnang team would love to see you again at our next event and once again, thank you for your continuous support!

Drop us your comments!

With thanks,

Nuffnang Team

Site Admin
Nuffnang Community Team
  1. Sarah :

    It was a damn nice event, I was at Xiaxue’s break-out session, she’s amusing in reality as well as her blog. :)

    Kudos to Nuffnang for the success!

  2. Troy Richardo Mulyono :

    I got the luckydraw !! wow see my blog :) thanks nuffnang !@

  3. lj :

    So sad that i missed out on all the good fun. Hopefully there will be another one in the near future

  4. Shahroll Photo :

    nice meet up! :) at KL was done by Gastby Event, the largest gathering bloggers..


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