Creative Industry skills can bring forth marketable products and at the same time boost the economy. House to house photography services during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, for example, is one of the services that is becoming more popular among the local society. Following high demand, HD Studio provides such services since three years ago and has received more than 100 requests for their services.
HD Studio was established in 2007 and is based in Kuala Belait. HD Studio was initially established for wedding photography. As of last year, HD Studio has actively provided their services to the government and private sectors. According to Awang Abdul Hafiz bin Jawawi, Chief Executive Officer of HD Studio, taking photos was initially a hobby and was quite surprised that the hobby turned out to have a bright future. He believes that Bruneian youths can venture into this type of business and make it into a lucrative livelihood.
The house to house service is one that is especially provided by HD Studio during Hari Raya Aidilfitri. With this service, the customers do not need to go to the studio and only needs to wait at the agreed upon location. HD studio staff will bring all the required equipment for the photography session to the location, with a fee as low as 200 dollars. The photography sessions are held before Hari Raya or prior to the fasting month.
Apart from the home, a number of customers have also requested for an outdoor photography session. The photography session covers unlimited photo taking for an hour. The customers will be given 15 of the best photos or all, depending on the customers' needs. In one day, they can have up to 4 families to be photographed and the studio crew will be divided into two teams.
HD Studio's future plan is to become one of the country's production houses that provides professional photography and videography services. They will continue to come up with new ideas to enhance their service quality.
Source: Radio Television Brunei