“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.
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.