QA: I Man Chio

Life goes easy on me

What inspired you to take this photo? The photo was taken at my home. We had a new aquarium and so we bought some fish. The small world inside an aquarium is so amazing, dreamy and peaceful.

Why did you capture this photo the way you did? It was a little bit difficult for me, to use my new cctv lens (35mm, f1.7) together with my new camera – nex3. Every thing was new. And I was not very familiar how the gears worked. This shot was taken by luck.

What were you feeling? What mood were you in? Peaceful. I felt like as if I were inside, feeling so relaxed and relieved.

How did you plan this photo? No plan at all! Or maybe I did have a flash of plan, too fast that I didn’t even realize.Just like I always do, I shoot by instinct.

What sort of post-processing did you do afterwards? I used photoshop to edit the color tone, to make it look a little bit blue.

Do you have a connection to the subject and/or location? It’s taken at my home. I think I will go on with projects like 365 in aquarium and etc.

Anything else you would like to share about this photo? The focus point was somehow wrong, not on the fish , I wanted to take a clear shot again but it’s not very easy to do with my poor photoshooting skills. I tried a few time unsuccessfully and then one day, the fish died.

General Photography Questions:

Why is Photography important to you? It helps me express my feelings towards things around me. I’m not a talkative person. But I think photography can help me express my feelings and my thoughts to the others.

How do you overcome creative blocks? Just let it be. But travelling is always a good way to overcome blocks.

Where did you study photography? Or are you self taught? I am kinda self taught. I learnt from internet and books. And I also like watching other’s work, it really helps to inspire me.

What do you enjoy photographing most? I am happy when I take something I really like, and I am happier if others also like my work.

What motivates you to do what you do? Sharing with others motivates me to go on photoshooting.

Do you ever use your skill for a good cause? Not yet, but as an occupational therapist working with children with special needs, I hope that one day, I can make a series of photos recording their everyday lifes, and draw other people’s attention to them, I hopoe that people can know more and care more about them.

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