Learning to shoot in 1985 all thru' self taught, pretty sums up what I am. My other previous interest was golfing playing to an ever lowest USGA handicapped of 13. I have since stopped golfing in lieu of a new found interest in road cycling, in parallel to photography currently. Occasionally, I’m still fond of playing International Chess with the computer, having attained a best club rating of 1756 during my tertiary years. It sucks when you lose to a computer. Very much so in these years and age.
I was admitted to Associate member in 2007 of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society (UK) and became a Fellow member a year later, a feat rarely attainable within a short span in the history of the Society. The Royal Photographic Society is the highest Distinction that recognizes original work and outstanding ability in a specialist field. My Fellowship images are here. In 2012, I was invited to exhibit my photos in Fujian (China).
My genre of photography is very wide. Street Shots are my favourite which demands for quick thinking, creating, composing and to act spontaneously with the subject on hand. That brings about a new challenge in every situation that suits my style. You have to be a creator of shots to make a photo meaningful and I find it most rewarding. It is exciting to go out with the camera and not knowing if you are going to capture anything worthwhile. As nothing is set up or pre-arranged, you are completely dependent on chance. However, I always believed in divine moment, blessed by Him to put me at the right place right time.
The brand of camera in and of itself don’t make me a photographer. What's more important to me is getting the shots that I have visualised, and no best camera can substitute for that. My choice of equipment (since 2009) has been the m4/3. It's light, handy and easy to lug around. It's not a perfect camera (anyway there isn't one), but I can live with some of the trade off.
I remained resolute to these two great masters quotations which become part of the philosophy in my approach.
(1) A good photograph is knowing where to stand.....Ansel Adams
(2) To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.....Elliott Erwitt
FRPS - (Visual Art, Mar 08), ARPS - (Nature, Mar 07), Salon - Various awards.
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David LOW, FRPS
(By God grace, I always depend on divine appointment with the subjects)
Read below for my other topics:
1) My general approach to photography
2) Why I used Micro Four Thirds System
3) My Camera System
4) M4/3 Print Size
5) What Image Quality Level should be saved:
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