In the midst of searching for that something in photography, taking back over 20 years, from damaging his dad’s analogue film SLR because he’s too young to learn how to shoot with a film SLR and just played it like a toy. Heavily influenced by cousins and uncles, involving in an more advanced SLR before getting lost and distracted away from serious photography for quite a number of years.
The journey back to the Light side began around 2004 and it was an exponential growth from then till today and still growing. While lost in the mist, now finding his feet, his style, directions and field of photography interest. Still growing, running, meeting new photographers, mentoring and sharing photography tips along with honing of new skills and always looking for new toys to buy.
A passion for journalistic writing, never formally trained in journalism and arts, except possibly writing a 15,000 word thesis, business and tourism/hospitality trained, sharpened and moulded into an entrepreneur and metamorphosis into a photojournalist, especially in events, sports and travel.
Mentoring, sharing and undertaking personal photojournalistic projects that lies deep inside him, waiting to rise up from somewhere deep inside him. Inspiring many people (hopefully) and looking forward to share photography with fellow photographers, the journey is not complete and it’s not even half way. The photojournalistic journey is still ongoing …… forever and ever …..
This is a true story, of an aspiring photojournalist, this is my story, my play, my passion, my fun, my life, photojournalistic adventure
The origin of this photojournalist originates from –
Since its birth on 10th April 2006, it had grown, changed and developed tremendously over the years, with a following built up over the years. As the time passed by, I had the dreams, goals, objectives and plans to make my photojournalism passion, in the areas of photography, travel and writing to an even higher level of professionalism and passion.
On 7th October 2008, this marked a very special day for my blogging. My passion, fundamentals, directions, goals, objectives and philosophy for my photojournalist blog had never changed.
“An avid photographer with a wide area of photography interests, sharing my photos and my journalism writing. This leads to the creation of my photojournalism blog. Travel, landscape and nature photography are presently my main areas of photography interests. However, I am also moving into the areas of events, wedding and studio portraiture photography. Hope everybody enjoys and have fun with my photos and story sharing !“
Over the years of photography and blogging, I slowly gained a better reputation, following and improved photography skills. Today, moving into mentoring fellow photographers who came under my wing. Using social media networking, I got to know more bloggers and photographers, locally and overseas. Leading photography walkabouts has become my forte and I am always looking and planning photography walkabout routes for my photography friends. Moving forward, I am looking forward to be an established and recognised travel and events photojournalist in the near future.
Added/Updated : 26th November 2011
As time goes by slowly, a photography field that I am planning to transform into one of my specialised fields – sports action photography. With major sporting events and local sports competitions coverage under my belt, I have gained more sports action experience and invaluable knowledge, in a journey towards my quest of a media and international accreditation sports photojournalist.
These is the camera equipment list that I am currently using (and those that I used before)
Canon DSLRs & Lenses
Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 1D Mk III
Canon EOS 30D w / BG-E2
Canon EOS 300D w / BG-E1 (Out on Loan)
Canon EF Lenses and Accessories
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM (On Loan)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (Out on Loan)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Canon EF Extender 1.4x I
Canon EF Extender 2.ox II
Canon Speedlite 580EXII
Sigma Flash EF 500 DG Super (Out on Loan)
Metz 40 MZ-2 (On Loan)
FujiFilm S602Z (Out on Loan)
FujiFilm 2800Z (Decommissioned)
Manfrotto 550 Tripod
Victory 3030 Tripod w/ Ballhead (Decommissioned)
Canon PIXMA Pro-10 Printer
Canon PXIMA MP530 Multi-Function Printer (Out on Loan)
Canon SELPHY CP600 (Out on Loan)
F-Stop Loka Photo Backpack
Manfrotto Roller Case
Crumpler Pretty Boy (Out on Loan)
Crumpler Wonder Weenie with Bunion Insert
Lowepro Pro Runner 200 AW (Decommissioned)
Safrotto Camera Backpack (Decommissioned)
Crumpler Messenger Camera Bag – Four ninety (L) Daily Detail (Decommissioned)
Crumpler Photo Backpack – Dangerous Threat (Decommissioned)
Last but not least, Thank You All from the bottom of my heart to all my readers, viewers and supporters ! I will always appreciate your support and comments !
CHEN Jinghui (景晖) a.k.a TAN GengHui