It’s been awhile since my last post. I had an unofficial hiatus for almost more than a month so I’m sorry for those who were waiting for something exciting or happy to happen in my life. There were definitely fleeting happy moments but I still can’t get that Hello Kitty’s expression to resemble anything close to even a small smile.
There are so many things that I just want to rant out but those probably belongs in the Alice Diary.
Life has been insane and it is about to get insane-nerer if there is such a word.
Oh and did you notice the gorgeous URL 8D
As the name suggests, it is a Photography School that has courses ranging from Basic photography to specialist courses like Documentary photography. We even have a really interesting course called ‘Pro Secrets’ this is THE course to go if you always wonder how to get brilliant shots with your compact camera/ i-phone/ i-pod. Well in fact, I attended the course before(: In fact, I kind of won it as a long long time ago when I took part in a point and shoot photography contest, came in second and bob’s your uncle
finally used this phrase in a sentence! yessu!, welcome to the School of Photography(:
Other than that, have I mentioned that one of the best goreng pisang stall in Singapore is of walking distance to the school and it is about two stops away from Clarke Quay? happyonly.jpec
So besides trying my best not to burn down the school, I had been picking up a number of commercial shoots in the midst of my never ending personal shoots at hand.
I don’t exactly know how to describe how I am feeling when I was shooting but I guess as I look back at my images, I was really really distracted/ not focus/ whacked out. What the hell am I doing? No clue.
To sidetrack a little , animal welfare in Singapore is really bad. For a first world country we certainly have a third world animal welfare system.
So instead of wallowing around and being sad and depress about it, I am going to do something about it.
Back to my point, baby steps. I start by documenting Mutts and Mittens.Its a start. A really rocky start. I have no clue as to what I am doing. Being shy is the worst excuse I can come up with because every time I finish the shoot, I feel like hiding back in my shell, go to a corner of my room, play sad music and start talking to my dog or something. I really really have to push past this and suck it up.
Photographically speaking, I guess I am at the point whereby I have reached another stage/ level of my craft and I am just looking forward to to break through. Well according to my lecturer, you have to be broken before you can break through. So I am probably in the process of being broken?
Here comes the scary part. Being broken means that I will either retreat further in my shell and never pick up my camera again or have a sponsored solo exhibition and end up at VII photo agency or somewhere along those lines. I swear, I am so so deathly afraid.
He also mentioned a pretty important point. It goes something along the lines of:
As much as it is not what you know but who you know, you still have to grow; both as a photographer and as a person.
I am really fortunate as I am given many many opportunities to meet up with photographers and that I have pretty good contacts but am I actually growing or am I just networking? Then the ‘you are arrogant’ part starts floating in but I shall skip that as I don’t completely agree with it(:
In any case, I swear I will try my best to blog more often. Okay, thats a lie. Hopefully I will even reach a post a week:3
Or I’ll just throw up some random images that have absolutely nothing to do with the post like this:
Final critiques for the JSH workshop this Thursday. Its do or die time. And if I die, at least I am happy on Wednesday as I am being paid to shoot one of my favorite bands at MARINA BAY SAND’S SKY PARK 8D How awesome is that? *Does happy please don’t freaking rain on that day dance*