As the sun begins to set on one of the most exciting chapters of my life, I reminisce on the memories that I’ve accumulated over the years; the friends that I hold dear to my heart, the good times that I will forever recall fondly, and the hard times that have taught me valuable experience. It seems like only yesterday.
But to grovel in nostalgia is the utmost redundant thing to do in a situation like this. Time is of the essence, as they say.
And with what little time I have left in writing this chapter, I intend to glorify the moments in which love, friendship, and spiritual mirth is ever-present.
The word ‘Photography’ is derived from the Greek ‘photos’ for light and ‘graphos’ for drawing.
In other words, the artist at hand here is light. And what photographers essentially do is somehow capture and, at times, manipulate what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph as a means of “creating” an image rather than simply recording it.
Captured above is an artwork by light, recorded and manipulated by yours truly. The incredibly talented Swizz Beatz gave nothing less than a great performance at the 1Malaysia Penang International Charity Drive concert on the 20th of April, 2013.
“Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising’.” – Jef I. Richards
During my 3rd semester we were given 5 different advertising campaigns to create. And this was definitely one of the most enjoyable print ads I’ve worked on.
It would be unethical of me to hog all the credit though, one of my brilliant classmates helped me with the photo editing.
Working with cameras has definitely brought me great joy in channeling my creativity through visual media.
For my Bachelor’s degree, I majored in Film and Television, and minored in Advertising. As part of my curriculum, we were taught to produce ‘How-To’ videos or Demonstration videos.
This was my lighthearted take on a simple DIY Acoustic Guitar Re-Stringing.
Filmed with the Nikon D3100, and edited through Adobe Premier Pro.
This photo was taken at Cameron Highlands during a forest trek.
I am finally attempting to edit my photos, although I’m confident I’ll get the hang of it soon.
On a trip to the beautiful Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, I came across a small botanical garden.
The brilliant array of colors that are artlessly found in nature are nothing short of enchanting.
Evidently, I am still getting the hang of Manual Focus, since I refuse to resort to Automatic Focus until I have mastered the manual first.
A close friend made me this paracord (parachute cord) writstband.
It seems to have survived quite a lot.