I’ve always loved art – from drawing, painting, origami, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knotting to web and graphic design. Photography somehow joins the list a lot later. Even then, I’ve never thought of getting a DSLR as I’ve always perceived it as an expensive hobby.
Wealden House was the place Johanna and I called home in 2007, the year I was doing my postgraduate studies.
I came home from class one day to discover an early surprise birthday present – a Canon EOS 30D that came with a EFS 18-55mm kit lens. At that point in time, even an entry level DSLR will put me on cloud nine. But 30D is no entry level camera. Upon learning how much it costs, my euphoria was mixed with a lot of guilt. I’ve made her spent a lot of her hard-earned money to buy me this camera!
Ever since, the 30D has been my priced possession. Once I stepped into this whole new world of DSLR, photos never looked the same anymore.
However, my perception of DSLR photography as an expensive hobby did not change for the next 2 years. Having actuarial exams suffocating my life meant that my 30D was under-utilised. Despite that, Johanna has always supported me to explore more. Finally I bought my next lens, the cheapest of all lenses – EF 50mm f1.8. In the next 18 months, 3 more lenses joined my collection. I finally feel like taking this hobby to the next level, exploring the world of wedding photography. There’s plenty to learn and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a long journey and I’ve finally taken the first bold step. It wouldn’t have happened without the great encouragement by Johanna.
I would like to share my wonderful journey through the lens with everyone.