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.
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.
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.