Workshops Speakers/Presenter

Workshops Speakers/Presenter


Title: Macro Photography Techniques – A Bugs Life

Speaker: Kurt (aka Orion Mystery)

Kurt, 48 years old lives in Kuala Lumpur, photographer extraordinaire and engineer. A well known name among ardent photographers and professionals. He conduct regular photography workshops with a special focus on macro techniques.
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Title: Digital Videoscoping

Speaker: Tee Lian Huat

A trained accountant with a passion for birds, he has been photographing birds as a “digiscoper” for over 15 years with the last 3 years as a “Digi-videoscoper”.
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Title : Documentary Film Making

Speaker: Basil Gelpke

He is Managing Director of his production house Lava Production AG and has won a series of awards for his documentary film making.
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Kurt (AKA Orion Mystery)

Kurt (AKA Orion Mystery)


Considered a” Maestro of Macro”, Kurt’s work have graced the cover of Photographer’s Magazine, Ukrainian edition; 3 times photo of the week on Juza international Forum; Images used on LRT, Rapid Buses and Monorail in Tourism Malaysia’s Zoom series (ladybird, yellow assassin bug, giraffe weevil). “Weevil taking off” image shortlisted for the Photographer of the Year (POTY).

Come listen and learn from the maestro himself. An opportunity not to be missed. Besides authoring a popular macro photography blog: Up Close With Nature, Kurt also conducts photography workshops regularly, with special focus on macro.

Basil Gelpke

Basil Gelpke

Basil Gelpke was born September 10, 1962 in Basel, Switzerland. After his studies in Social Anthropology, Economics and in the production of scientific films Basil soon became fascinated by all kinds of moving images. He is Managing Director of his production house Lava Production AG,

He started his career in advertising but soon changed profession to become one of the youngest journalists to ever work for national Swiss Television. Among his first assignments was a highly acclaimed interview with Lisa Minelli.

1990 he moved to Cologne to become the producer of Tacheles, a weekly political talkshow on German television. There he worked closely with host Johannes Gross, a legendary figure in German journalism. Whilst in Cologne he also compiled his first one hour documentary “The Artificial Paradise” on behalf of Germany’s WDR channel. This film, about the history of LSD and its Swiss inventor, Albert Hofmann later got nominated for Germany’s prestigious Grimme awards.

Basil has won a series of awards for his documentary filmmaking such as the 2007 Sol d’Or of Barcelona, the Film Prize 2006 by the City of Zurich, the 2007 Best Doc Award of the Palm Beach Film Festival, and the 2006 Best of Fest Award at Lake Tahoe Film.

Festival amongst others His documentary “A Crude Awakening–The Oil Crash” was the only film shortlisted twice with the 2007 Grierson Awards – Britain’s foremost Documentary Awards and got invited to more than 50 film festivals. In the US it was bought by Robert Redford to launch his “Green” programming strand on Sundance Channel and got sold to over 20 territories.

  • 2010 Sacred & Secret: Documentary – Co-Producer, Director, Writer
  • 2007 Volcanoes: A Window Into Geological Time TV mini-series – Producer, Director, Writer
  • 2006 A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash Video documentary – Executive Producer, Director, Writer
  • 2004 Kampf dem Krebs – Hoffnung durch Forschung TV documentary – Producer, Director, Writer
  • 1999 Expedition Robinson TV series – Executive Producer
Tee Lian Huat

Tee Lian Huat


Considered a pioneer of “Digital Videoscoping”. A trained accountant with a passion for birds, he has been photographing birds as a “digiscoper” for over 15 years with the last 3 years as a “Digi-videoscoper”. Today Mr. Tee is a leader of this very new and innovative method capturing wildlife/birdlife in action. His days are spent in the rainforest nearby Kuala Lumpur sharpening his skills and techniques in the art of “digi-videoscoping”.

He has traveled to Myanmar, Thailand, Australia and Borneo in pursuit of his passion- birds.

His years of experience has resulted in the capture of hi definition digital footage of some very rare birds. Needless to say his video images are highly sort after especially in the tourism sector. Join us as Mr. Tee Lian Huat shares his passion, experiences and techniques with us. Come and view some of his amazing video images of birds in their full glory