I love to shoot. Photography is akin to hunting wildlife, but instead of rifle we use camera. It takes countless hours to practice on our equipment and sharpen our skills. We plan, scout and explore for the ideal subject or location. Much patience is needed. It may take hours, days, maybe even months or years, just for the right moment, to get the shot. The reward for our killer shot, we mount it to display as our pride and joy. The quest is never ending, to get our next perfect shot.
As far back as I could remember, I had plenty of opportunities to play with my parent’s camera. At an early age, I was given a set of miniature range finder, which was stashed in a cupboard for decades. In the late ’90s, I had a digital cameras which stored images on 3.5″ floppy disk, roughly 1 megapixel resolution. Crappy images, grainy and badly exposed, but lots of memories. It wasn’t until 2010, with my firstborn arrival, I gotten a digital DSLR, and continued to this day as a hobbyist photographer.
I never had formal training nor pursued photography as a career. Most of the techniques I acquired were self taught online and through heaps of trial and errors. Majority of my images were taken during vacations with families and friends. Previously I maintained a site http://roamingfeet.photos as a travel blog, but decided to revamp it as http://alexaw.photos. This site was created to selectively showcase my best works spanning more than a decade.