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Reflection – Photography 2016

First and foremost, before I started writing down my thoughts on Reflection – Photography 2016, I searched through my archives, found my reflection articles for the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. I wonder what happened to my years 2014 and 2015? That is a mystery for me to solve.

The year 2016 had a significant impact on my photography due to unforeseen circumstances outside of photography, in my professional and personal life. If you would like to know more about what really happened, I wrote and posted on what happened to me over the past three quarters of 2016 on my personal site, it’s inside the archives or you can also read Reflecting 2016 – Part 1 and 2.

Fellow photographer friends mentioned to me that they haven’t seen me post and share as many photographs, compared to previous years. They were spot on, great with details and observations. A quick look at my Flickr collection on the 2016 memories, I got 34 albums inside this collection, partly due to the fact that my Hokkaido 2016 autumn photographs (7 sets) and 3 sets of portfolio works have not been uploaded yet. Therefore, I might have 44 albums of photographs for year 2016 memories collection in my final count for this album.

That’s my Hokkaido Photo GuideTsuyoshi Kato san, during my Hokkaido October 2016 trip.

With the exception of my Hokkaido 2016 autumn photographs, the year 2016 would probably be a year of not too much excitement nor mind blowing for my photography. It’s probably due to the other circumstances that had severely affected my photography, most crucially, my personal projects were all put aside.

This cute penguin from Jurong Bird Park basically sums up my Photography 2016 Reflection –

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017.

Time to resurrect my personal photography projects and rejuvenate my photography in year 2017!

Reflecting My Year 2011 in Photography

First and foremost, I am not a full-time photographer, I am not a professional photographer. I am just a hardcore photographer who loves photography, travel, sports and events!

Photography is one of the most beautiful and interesting art form in its visual sense, it can also be provocative and photojournalistic at all levels, it also allows me to appreciate arts in its other forms, such as paintings, abstract art, performances etc etc … The photography style defines each and every photographer, uniquely and individually, sometimes the photographer knows his/her photography style, sometimes, he/she might not know at all. At times, it takes another photographer to help define and update another photographer what’s their style of photography. It’s so special and unique to each individual photographer.

Looking back and reflecting my year 2011 in Photography, there have been great moments/opportunities to be invited and be part of major events photography, armed with media access privileges, with many many big thanks to my networks of PR companies, business partners, friends and alumni groups.

– OCBC Cycle 2011

– Bare Your Sole 2011

– Singapore Social Media Day 2011

– Canon Lion City Cup 2011

– VAS SG Beach Volleyball Open Championships 2011

– SCC Twenty-20 Cricket Tournament 2011

– Singapore Handball League Tournament 2011

– SCC Rugby 7s 2011

– 20th WOC World Orchid Conference Singapore 2011

– AAS 56th Anniversary Gala Dinner 2011 – Official Photographer

– Special Preview – Gardens By The Bay

Without a doubt, the access to the above list of events were a huge highlight for me, it’s not just about being very happy to be able to shoot at those events, it’s also a small little testimonial for me on how far my photography, social media networking and writing, my 3 in 1 strengths had brought me today.

As for my skills and knowledge in photography, even though I have a certain level of knowledge and skills in photography, there is still a lot for me to learn, there’s always something new to learn in photography, from skills to styles to techniques. Learning is a life-long journey and I must always keep on learning – this will also and must be applied to my photography!

The year 2011 is also a year that brings me closer to the heartlands, back to the roots and be involved in some form of community activism, with my personal projects on

Old Places Singapore

We Support The Green Corridor in Singapore

Heritage, Culture, Preservation and Conservation

What defines my photography style? Ironically, maybe I know, maybe I don’t know, maybe it needs another photographer to give me a hint ?

Reflecting back at my photography in 2011, here’s my collection of photographs taken in the year 2011, shared on my Flickr ! Happy viewing !

Looking ahead for my photography in 2012, what lies ahead ? Well, I will do my sharing after I go away into my deep thoughts, thinking, “digging” through my heart and soul and brains of course, before writing it down. Stay tuned !

I would like to wish all my friends, partners, supporters, partners, readers etc etc … Happy New Year 2012 ! Good luck & all the best in the Year 2012! With blessings, great health & career growth!Good luck & all the best in the Year 2012! With blessings, great health & career growth! May your photography grows exponentially too! Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for your support and giving me the opportunities, privileges and blessings in my photojournalistic journey in 2011 !

Reflecting 2010 , Planning 2011

On this 10th January 2011, scheduled post at 1001 hrs local time. On this day, another year added to my age band 🙂

Reflecting 2010, is like taking a fish eye lens and looking 360 circular view, so many sectors to look at. In reflecting 2010 here, it’s about my photography, photoblogging and travel.

Reflecting 2010

It was a very challenging year 2010, at certain periods of time, it was dark and down right bottom, whereby everything in life was brought to a halt, basically, out of action and was in rehabilitation. Upon recovery, it took me a while to get back on my feet and moving forward again. That’s when when photoblogging took a hit too during this time, along with my photography too.

What are the key events/things in 2010 for my photography ?

– Getting to know more photography friends ~ Thank u for the new friendship in 2010 !

– More group photography outings/walkabouts e.g. Shooturtweeple

– Starting on my Must Try Food category , sharing my favourite local Singapore food and food that I tasted overseas.

– Organising more photography walkabouts

– Knowing more photography / travel friends worldwide via Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and Instagram

– Loss of photoblog traffic and rebuilding them

Planning 2011

Looking forward to the year 2011,

– Organising more photography walkabouts with the following themes

  • Old Places Singapore and Old Kopitiam
  • Hidden Gems of Singapore – Heartlands and surroundings

– Opening up and accept a few more disciples (maybe 2-3 more disciples)

– Aerial Photography Outings ~ Looking forward to kick off this segment !

– Getting Official Media & Official Photographer status for various organisations

– Improving my photoblog’s content, traffic, readership, followers and publicity locally and worldwide

– Conducting more photography sharing + walkabouts for

  • UQAAS
  • DSG
  • Own Photography disciples and kakis

– Improving my travel blogging / travel writing / travel photography segment with more traveling overseas to different locations

– Travel Destinations 2011  Wish List

  • Nara, Kyoto, Osaka
  • Bhutan
  • Bangkok
  • Bali
  • Siem Reap
  • Brisbane & Central Queensland

Last but not least, my Travel Bucket List

  • Bhutan
  • Nepal
  • Tibet
  • Amazon River
  • Machu Pichu
  • Yunnan
  • Antartica

Let’s Start 2011 with a big bang ! Onward 2011 !