“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” – Ansel Adams
I guess it all started when I was in college as an Information Technology student. I had no prior experience regarding the art of photography nor did I knew how to operate a camera properly. I decided that I wanted to learn everything there was to know about photography, so I went and purchased my first DSLR. Initially, I didn't know what I wanted to shoot, so I began to take pictures of many random things. Soon, I realized that I have been shooting photos of mainly nature and landscape. I thought to myself, maybe this is what I want to capture moving forward. During my college years, I had a full time job and I was a full time student. I did not have any time to go outside and use my camera. For 3 years, it just sat in my drawer collecting dust. After graduating with a degree in IT, I was able to land a full time job. After a few years, I felt that I was missing something. I felt the need to do more and challenge myself.
In all honesty, my actual inspiration really came from other photographers on Youtube. They are the ones that inspired me to pull out my camera to go out and shoot. Finally I decided to put my camera into good use and I started to travel more often, capturing what I find is beautiful. I learned so much during that period of time by reading photography books, articles, and more importantly, the tutorials that other photographers shared online. So I would like to personally thank all the photographers out there that shared their knowledge and experiences to the community.
Fast forward to now, I am still learning and will always be. That's one thing that I love so much about photography, there is so much to learn and you can never stop. I try to get out as much as I can while working my full time job. Hopefully one day, things will change and I will be able to travel more and share more of my experiences with everyone. I also hope that one day I can begin to inspire others to realize the beautiful nature and landscape that this Earth has to offer and that we all need to protect it.
Lastly, I would like to thank a very special someone, my wife. She is my biggest supporter in life and as well as my passion for photography. Without her, I wouldn’t have survived on all my photography trips since she’s the one who provided the food. She always made sure that we have delicious food to eat whether we were on the mountains or in the woods. So it is very important to not lose her in the wilderness