Most people I met are curious about how I became a photographer. I studied engineering in University and worked as engineer for seven years before I make one of the most important decision in my life for the switch. It all started one day when I was pretty bored with the routine of my working life and decided that perhaps I should contribute something back to the society. I join a volunteer group which apart from helping out in the volunteering work, I tried to get myself a little more involved by joining their basic photography course so that I could photograph their events for their newsletter. That is where I pick up all the basic technical knowledge on how to use the camera, developing of negatives (yes, it was still in the era of film) and spend hours printing photos in darkroom.
I am a strong believer that life is a continuing learning process. Photography serve as an ideal platform for me to be exposed to new things and acquire new knowledge. Whenever I was tasked to photograph something which I have not done before, I will get excited all over again and spend a lot of time doing research on the subject. Knowing how to use the camera is the fundamental in taking a good picture. An in-depth understanding of your subjects allows you to capture the essence and this is what makes your photo stand out from the rest.
I don't restrict myself to doing one genre of photography. Over the past years, I shoot weddings, events, concerts, dances, people, architecture, landscape and many other more. My yearn for new knowledge and my love for new challenges are the main reason for my interest in photography to remain so strong after all these years.