As an avid photographer, I went through different phases in my photography journey. Starting off from travel photography to events photography, I was soon exploring the art of portrait photography, both indoors and outdoors.
The recent solemnisation photoshoot of James & Shirley gave me another round of outdoor portrait photography, more experienced and able to get the couple to do different poses and themes. An area that I am slowly improving, small breakthrough from my previous outdoor photoshoot of Wen Liang and Portia.
Recently, I read PopPhoto and found an article on “The Art of Gisele“, this was about an exclusive 30th Anniversary Showcase for PopPhoto ! Dropping inside to read and view the photography works of Gisele Bundchen, it gives a great insight on the art and techniques of indoor portrait photography, styles and positioning. That’s always something you can learn from looking at how the photos were taken and I would strive to reach that standard one day, either on a professional or passion basis.
I had asked a few friends before, to become my volunteer models to do a portrait photoshoot in studios, giving me an opportunity to hone my photography skills to another level.
Any volunteers ?
In the continuation of my photography sharing tips, I came across this interesting photography article by PopPhoto.com, on “5 Out of the Ordinary Photo Trips“.
Photographers, travlers love to take many different types of photos during their time away in a new country, city or town. They would definitely have wonderful memories of their beautiful time, however, do you ever think of taking more exotic photographs, visit more exotic locations ?
In this article, there are 5 great suggestions for some great adventures and out of the ordinary photography sessions
(1) Chasing Tornadoes
(2) Snorkel with Penguins
(3) Capture Lava Flows
(4) Discover Shipwrecks
(5) Dog Sled by Day, Get Photo Tips by Night
The above selections are indeed something so unique, probably only the braver ones would be chasing torandoes or capturing shipwrecks. Do drop by their site and read in greater detail on their selections.
I would love the idea on the Snorkel with Penguins and Dog Sled by Day, Get Photo Tips by Night, something diferent from the normal holiday travel trips. I would probably research more on them in the future and make plans to take some Out of the Ordinary Photos to my collection !
Happy Photo shooting !
I had been taking many photos and sharing with people in a photojournalist style to convey my event, adventure and coverage of the events, functions and travel stories.
As I improved in my photography skills, it dawned upon me from my personal development learning via my personal blog also, on the importance of sharing, teaching and mentoring. Therefore, I would also start something similar here, in the fields of photography. By doing so, I would improve on my knowledge too and bringing my photography to another level, a worthy breakthrough.
I came across this article by PopPhoto.com
, on “Six Vocation Photos That Can Kill You
“, since I am a hardcore photographer who loves to travel, this article made a lot of sense to me and KNOCKED some common sense back into me too. There are 6 crucial points to take note –
- Falling into the Grand Canyon
- Attacked by Wildlife
- Attacked Underwater
- Drowned by Waterfalls
- Struck by Lightning
- The Wrong Place at The Wrong Time
I recalled climbing Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia during December 2007, monsoon season, reaching the peak area could be dangerous if you choose to deviate away from the designated route, once you fell down, it’s like free fall, nevertheless, it is overall still a safe mountain to climb. Therefore, folks, please be very careful of this particular kinds of terrain.
Drowned by Waterfalls – Another of my favourite outdoor adventure, just loved to be under the waterfall or jumped into the waterfall pool. Looking back, I need to be less reckless.
Lightning – To be struck, it’s pure lottery and freakish. However, in Singapore, you have a higher chance, Singapore has more lightning appearing.
My fellow photographers, do drop by their sites and take a look !