I should've written this blog a year ago. I guess better late than never! Let me just start off by saying that I wasn't really into photography to start with. Although, there had been times on my teenage years when there are memories of me taking many candid pictures of people with a cheap film kodak Camera. Yes! Kodak! Who remembers that? Anyway, I got invited by a friend to come to DaySpring Church at Castle Hill because there's a guest speaker who's actually a household name and a well known photographer in Australia by the name of Ken Duncan. During his presentation, he displayed countless breathtaking pictures. From mountains, to fields, to waterfalls, rivers, and oceans. You can never deny the skills he has utilised to bring all his image into a perfect shot. I personally can't find any flaw at all. Everything he has said are all based on how God instructed Him to take the pictures. So by the sounds of it, a divine intervention was at play all the time. Sounds crazy right? Especially if you're not a believer of God. But despite this "craziness", he became a well-known photographer here in Australia if not the world. He gets invited by companies and travels to different places and countries to capture particular moments that draws an emotion out from a beholder--revering the images. The WOW factor. The lines, the angles, the timing. Its all there! He displayed jaw dropping, breathtaking, "in your face" photos that somehow convinced me and converted me into a photographer. Why haven't I considered to be a photographer before? But then I thought to myself, its never too late. So I took the initiative. I managed to talk to him at the end of signing of books and he really introduced me to the world of photography. After his presentation, it seemed that I've been converted into a photographer without even realising it. I wanted to do what he does. I want to go places. I ended up buying a book of his, and studied how he took the pictures. However, it's not as easy as it looks because he has to consider every detail of the picture. I will try to take shots where moments and encounters becomes extra special. I'm a Christian and I believe the things I see are glimpses of what we will see in heaven. It is only a taste of that glory. We have seen nothing yet! This world is full of places with such beauty, history, and exciting twists. You don't have enough life span to see all of them! But you can only do what you can.
I also ended up buying an expensive camera, lenses, and other accessories. When I finally got everything I need, I didn't know what to do! I didn't know where to start! Should I start a photography course or should I just check Youtube videos on how to use your camera and understand the settings? Did I make a mistake on buying the camera? Do I really have the passion for photography? These are the questions that I've been asking myself. I was worried that I might've wasted my money for nothing. But I got to do something about this camera. Obviously, sitting around and doing nothing is not going to help, so I decided to study the camera settings, watch Youtube channels, go for crash courses, and TAKE PICTURES
Check out the images below. These are just the few shots I took from my beginnings.
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