Welcome to “Ka Chiak”, a photography blog for me to share my experience and work to the community. For all who have captured an image through a camera, regardless of the type of camera, I believe the word (or rather the sound) “KA CHIAK” is very familiar to them. Yes, it is the sound of the shutter when you capture an image. Maybe there is a proper spelling for the shutter sound, but I just cant find any from the internet.
I am a hobbyist photographer and obviously I only shoot for leisure at the moment. I have been shooting on and off when I was young, and only take it more seriously since early 2010, when I received a Nikon D40 from my younger brother after he bought a new camera. Also not to forget the peer influence, which got me into this photography activity as well. Nevertheless, I do not neglect the possibility of me being a professional photographer in the future. That’s how most photographers become expert and make a living with the skills they have, right? Hence, I always look forward to learn and polish my photography skill from others, and who knows when the time is right, I may quit my job and become a full time photographer.
Why blog? I have seen many people asking and answering such question before I started this blog, and my answers to that are similar to the answers you have seen before from other web-pages. Still, I would like to share my reasons to start this blog:
- Improve my photography skill. Simple, showing the works to the public and let them judge, criticize, and comment. The feedback and advise you get are the source to improve your photography skill. This is almost same like going to a photography workshop, where you capture some images, present the images to the instructors and let them comment, and you learn from the mistakes pointed out by them.
- Network. Make new friends and contacts when people start leaving their comments, and there are chances they might provide some links for their works for references, where new ideas can be obtained when looking at those works.
- Something personal. The very obvious reason why people create a blog to share their photos, instead of sharing the photos through image hosting website like Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa, and etc. A blog is a great place where people can express their works in a more organized way and the viewers will have better focus and attention to the presented works. A famous street photographer Eric Kim’s did mention about such viewpoint from his blog, which I fully agree with it.
- Profile. Many photographers have their own profile, especially those who involve in photography business. One way to build up a photographer profile is through a blog, with accumulating all photography works from time to time.
- Peer influence. My friends have their own blogs. Many great photographers have their own blogs. Y U Have No Blog!?