It is the beginning of a new year, and I thought of starting a photo blog to record some of the highlights of my photographic adventures. Facebook has too much "noise" and I don't really like their layout of photos. The bulk of my photos will still be there, but the best will be here.
I started photography in 2010, without knowing that I was a shutterbug at heart. I wanted a passion then, I wanted something that I loved to do. I wasn't sure, and I dived straight into an investment of SGD$1.8k for my first kit body Canon 550D with 18-135mm lens with all I earned in the army. I must say this is really the best investment I've made, I am still using this camera today. My camera body is due for an upgrading soon, but more about that later.
Without this hobby, I may still be a slob lazing around at home without motivation to discover and learn. I strongly believe that photography brings me to places that I would never have gone without my camera. Recapping on my recent student exchange to Oslo, I braved temperatures below -20°C to capture the northern lights, spent 2-3hours in total darkness in a forest alone at about 0°C to capture startrails. I was also lucky to make it through Egypt unharmed during their civil unrest, and escaped unpickpocketed throughout my european cities journey. In this blog post, I would also like to express gratitude to encouragement from my travelling buddies throughout the journey, and their support for me.
Here is a short amateurish video, attempted by me to summarise my fall exchange at Oslo, and of course the travels I made.
Thats me, shooting for a marathon :) Its great to see so many people smiling for me. One of the joys of the hobby. I've probably seen more smiles than anyone. Ended the shoot with a day of body ache, but worth the time :)
Recently I have been watching a-lot of Running Man, and this inspired me to come up with a new watermark as a parody of their original logo. I hope nobody starts issuing warning letters, its really just for fun!
Earlier this year, on 17th January during the festival of Thaipusam, Hindus gather to celebrate the full moon in the month of Thai. The Kavadi is a physical burden through which the devotees implore for help from the God Murugan.
On Thaipusam, devotees undertake a pilgrimage while engaging in several acts of devotion, such as carrying kavadi (burdens). The most basic form of burden may entail carrying a pot of milk, but piercing of the skin, tongue or cheeks with vel skewers is also common.
15th Feb 2014, I attended the Singapore Airshow 2014 with my dad and uncle. Sometimes I'm surprised a Canon 550D can do this much for me. I guess much of the photo quality results from a good piece of lens, my 70-200mm f2.8 II and (slightly overdone) editing. 9 days to a new camera! I hope :)
Anw here are the pics of the Black Knights of RSAF. Super proud of them! And great design as well!