06 June 2015

Gonna stop blogging

Just as the title says, I'm gonna stop blogging. Instead, I'll have a portfolio website.

Writing/blogging has never really been my thing. I always feel pressured or stressed whenever I try to write something. Thanks for reading my posts, albeit my super slowwwww write-ups all this while. Indeed, it is sad to close this blog down. I started this blog back in January 2010 as a means of showcasing my photography work as an enthusiast. It's been a journey that change the course of my life. I'm deeply grateful of the many people I have come across through photography, all the memories we shared and all images we have created. However, times have changed and my photography is my full time business now. I'm scared and excited at the same. Another beginning chapter of my life =)

For any of my future posts, I'll put them up on my Facebook page, which is much easier for me. So if you're still keen on seeing them, just click on that "Like" button.

Thanks for reading.

01 October 2014

Old Friends

Been shooting with 50mm a fair bit recently. I was never a fan of that focal length, be it on crop or full frame. It was always either wide or long narrow. I prefer the dramatic views. The focal length in the middle was unattractive to me. Nowadays, shooting in that length makes me feel challenged on composition and gauge the distance between me and the subject. I guess that's the point in shooting with that lens in the first place.

Part of me feel like getting one of those mirrorless cameras everyone has been talking about, put a 50mm and use it as a second/third camera whenever I shoot commercially. But I made a resolution to not buy any new camera equipments for the year. Three more months to go before 2014 ends.

Will see how things go.

23 September 2014

Need to keep on moving.

I completed my university about 3 months ago. Ever since then, I'm a full time photographer. I still find it a little awkward telling my friends about it. Maybe I need to get used to it. I'm not ashamed of what I do. Maybe I just need to be more confident with myself.

These days I have been shooting a fair bit of corporate events. They are not as fancy as shooting weddings, but the pay is decent and the job is not that difficult. If the client is happy with your work, there is a high possibility of future jobs. Helps pay the bill. Nothing to complain.

Like many other new business owners or entrepreneurs, I guess I'm at the stage of self-doubt and self-questioning. Though I have never considered myself as an entrepreneur. Those guys either create new things or offer existing market an innovative way to do something. Whereas I'm doing something that has already been done by others. Recently I kept pondering and questioning myself. Will I make it? Can I pull it off? Especially in this foreign country. A country filled with new photographers just like me, popping up on every other corner down the street. It is not an exaggeration to say that the land down under has an over-supply of photographers.

I'm quite aware that there's no point in overthinking this. I need to block out all this negativity and self-doubt. I need to keep moving on. I need to keep on making new images. Keep on doing this and I know that one day I'll get it. What is it? Success? Wealth? Fame?

I don't know. I'll find out when I get it. For now, I know that the day when I stop moving,  it is the day I give up. And I don't feel like giving up yet. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not in the near future.

Thanks for reading.


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