How-To

 

 

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.

Snapshot

Thailand

The art of photography, an art that has been commercialized to an almost invaluable extent.

When I was first introduced to a DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera and was given the opportunity to be involved in an art form I have never thought to purse, I was surprisingly disinterested.

I thought, this looks easy, and it doesn’t seem to involve much creativity. I was radically incorrect.

I was lucky enough to be around a group of creative minds who dabbled with all sorts of art forms, including photography. As a person who is easily attracted to new ways to be challengingly creative, naturally, I was ready to give photography a second chance with a new perspective. This was mainly due to my progressive exploration of different types of photography as I matured in my field, which is creative at its core.

Upon borrowing a friend’s Nikon D3100, I began to indulge in a new obsession, a new passion that I intend to pursue relentlessly, aiming to capture the essence of a moment in a timeless modern art form.

This is my first photograph, taken in my room. It is of a handmade wooden box, with a metallic lid, that I received as a gift from a friend’s trip to Thailand.

More of my “attempted” photography will be posted every now and then, as long as I deem them worthy of the Blogway.

Initiation

As this is my first post, on my first blog, I am unsure of how to begin this form of expression.

It seems that for years I have been “blogging”, I believe, on social networks (mostly Facebook). I would post, or in Facebook lingo, ‘share’ my interests with my family and friends; whether it be music, movies, news, interesting articles, and of course my personal updates (photographs, opinions, and current events).

I have always wondered what the big deal was about blogs. I thought, “Well, I do have Facebook. Why would I need a blog?”

But here I am, the year is 2013, and I am graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies in two months. This is my first attempt at creating a digital reserve of what I have learned, enjoyed, been fascinated with, and a collection of memories I plan to collect along the coming years.

Just recently I wrote a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. Among that seemingly extensive list of goals, was number 66, ‘Start a Blog’.

And this is where I begin.