Today is 31st December 2019, the last day for the year 2019, also the last day for the decade (2010 to 2019). Taking time today to take stock of my year 2019 as well the last decade, reflecting Year 2019 and the last decade (Photography).
First and foremost, let me start off wrapping up my year 2019, starting with this 2019 best nine from my Instagram. For 2020, I just let my Instagram be my happy go lucky sharing account, not curating to chase likes, follower numbers, style, pattern, trends or only post photos shot from the digital cameras. Thank you to those who have supported and encouraged me on my photography journeys!
For year 2019, my third year in my sole proprietorship photography business, basically for the first three years, it’s all about building up the foundation from 2017 to 2019, I was “schooled” all over again on running my own business by the society and economy. What I can say about year 2019 is accumulating my life lessons, experiences, dealing with trolls and competitors, learning from many setbacks, disappointments and hurt, handling people who look down on me. There are some good things that happened in year 2019, expanding networks and working relationships.
I have renewed my photography business registration for 3 years, FY2020 to 2022. For the first three years, it had been very difficult, very steep learning curves, received some harsh life and business lessons, judged, criticised and trolled. To my fourth year and beyond, let’s go!
Last Decade (2010 to 2019)
On the subject of my reflecting on the last decade for my photography, this was a period of growth in my photography, honing my photography skills, knowledge and experiences. At the present moment and future, I am still learning and improving in my photography, a lifelong philosophy that I adopt on both professional and personal basis.
I shall let my photography collections do the talking
Some key milestones for my photography journeys in the last decade
- Year 2015: Straits Times (almost) full page interview and featuring some of my photographs that I shot of Marina Bay over the years that I had been taking photographs, part of the DBS Marina Regatta coverage
- Year 2015: Publishing my first photo book on Hokkaido black and white landscapes
- Year 2016: Attending Canon EXPO Shanghai 2016
- EOS World Community Ambassador in 2016 and 2018
What lies ahead in 2020 for my photography?
I would leave this segment for another article post, I might not share too much specifics into it, nevertheless, keep a lookout for my next article!
Last but not least, I would like to say a big Thank You from the bottom of my heart, to all those who believe, support and trust in my photography business, skills and journeys over the past decade, especially in the past three years from 2017 to 2019 when I was building up my sole proprietorship photography business.