Photography is a passion that has spanned over three decades. It began when I was fourteen years old. My first 36 shots were spoilt when I ignorantly opened the camera cover before rewinding the film. In those days, I just pointed the camera to whatever that interested me and pressed the shutter button. I did not even know what aperture and shutter speed were.
In 1995, I paid RM999 for the Canon EOS 500 with a 35-80mm lense. That was when I began to take a serious interest in the technicalities in photography. The films, processing them and printing the photographs was expensive. It would cost up to RM30 from film to print. I used to shoot sparingly.
The Nikon Coolpix E3100 was my first foray into digital photography in 2003. My next camera was the Canon Powershot A610 that I bought before I went to Tokyo to attend a two-week training on Independent Living funded by the Japanese government. The camera has since accompanied me to Bangkok and Seoul, and all over Malaysia. It is still working perfectly fine after five years.
This photoblog is the showcase for all the digital photographs that I have taken. Although being on a wheelchair limits the angle and perspective somewhat, it also allows for a composition that is different and unique from my point of view. Come journey with me as I share with you what I see through the viewfinder and camera monitor. I also blog about my life, thoughts and opinions at The Digital Awakening.
Updated February 26, 2010.