Great great great! First post in 2013, starting with a piece of good news!
The two editors/contributors to this blog post will be participating in a public photo exhibition this month. It will be held in a rather prime venue, with a lot of traffic.
I think photography (and art in general) should be shared, although some pieces you may want to be kept private.. yet I think to show your hard work and let others appreciate it is very important in the journey! Show it to the world! Organize exhibitions for paintings/photos, publish photo books, play in gigs to show your music, whatever, just let the world taste your art! 🙂
Rather excited about this, more details to follow!
There are always interesting events happening in your local area, and these usually gives ample opportunities to take good pictures. The above picture was taken during the Chinese Opera Day in Hong Kong. To tell the truth, I am not actually interested in Chinese Opera, nor was I aware of such event until Johnny said he has free passes to take photographs in the backstage.
It was actually very entertaining and interesting. I never knew how long it would take a Chinese Opera singer to put make up on, and they also discussed about their career, the challenges and the satisfactions. It also makes me understand more of their jobs, and also allow me to appreciate this local old-school entertainment. Their makeup and dresses are very colourful, giving eye catching images.
So get out more, and bring your cameras to your local events near by, not only you will learn new things, but also to capture more images for your own portfolio.