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About the Photographer

Borned in Penampang Sabah and currently residing in Sandakan Sabah, he started his photography as a hobby back then in 2007. That hobby quickly turn into passion as he ventures more into the world full of artistic where only limited by one's mind and imagination. Born under the sign of Gemini, he simply love to add different elements and ideas to create a different world with his lenses.

Working with Malaysia Airlines added extra advantages to be in different part of the world and captures the beautiful architectural and cultures and instill them in his trusted lense. It also added another big advantages as capturing once in a lifetime moments in different part of the world would be possible and less charged..

Happily married, his wife also shares the beautiful art of photography and has since became his sidekicks in events or even simply any outing. Together they became a great partner in crime and added more colourful touches with her faminine touch and his artistic eyes.

To sum up it all, they simply put life in their photography and hope you became a part of it too.


God bless ...

".. Thank you for believing. Photography is about what the eyes captures, the emotions that the heart felt and finally embedding all of it in a photograph. Now thats what photography is all about..."

Aldrian Willon

Your's Truly... Aldrian Willon

Your's Truly... Aldrian Willon

When your in it only for the money

Ever heard the phrases " you pay peanuts you get monkey " ? That phrases have been around for such a long time that it really does shows the power money can have on any individuals and photographers is one of it. I know a lot of couples or event managers who simply sigh when they can't meet up to the expectation of the photographers fee that they have to be satisfied with what the end result is. Does money give the final say on what standard or end result the payee should get?


I know how hard it is to make ends meet for any profesional photographers out there. Not only there are tons of well being photographers who offers their services cheaply but also knowing that weddings or any other big events only comes during certain period of the year. So when they got only a few job and then being paid rather low, so they won't be motivated to give their best, which however i think is dumb.

First and foremost, you have agreed to give your service and have agreed to receive a certain amount of payment to execute it up to your standard. Secondly, by not giving your best, you are jeopardying your good name and business because your end result will be monitored by a lot of people and trust me , it's not good.

Thirdly, if the pay is not up to your expectation, then why accept the project at the first place? Give it to someone else who may not be as good as you are but willing to do it whole heartedly.

So next time you have agreed on a project, do it whole heartedly. Put souls in your work and you will make your pictures alive.

"..a camera is just not a tool. It's what your eyes see, your heart feels and your soul believes ... that what you capture is simply beautiful......"

Regards,
aldrian

Mellisa and Fitzer wedding moment 29th January 2011


I decided to make a short picture presentation of these two beautiful couple whom we photograph during their actual wedding day. There were so many beautiful moment captured that i just wanted to share to all and i guess adding some music will actually make it more alive. Knowing Mellisa Robert and Fitzer Anastasius personally even before they were together made this couple a very special one for me and also my team. Shooting together with my lovely wife Emelda and my best buddy Kenny made the whole event simply beautiful. Thank you guys for having us being part of your day. To all of you, please enjoy the small presentation I have put up for your pleasure.

p/s Oh.. some of this pictures have watermarked of emeldashabelle.blogspot.com.  Don't worry, it's my wife blog... :)

Be Always Prepare....


Going out for a dinner in Ocean Seafood Sandakan with the whole family, taking a picture is the least in my mind. While indulging on the food and trying to keep my little one from making a mess, my eyes keep on looking at these two boats that is half submerge due to exceptional high tide on that night. With the rain started to drizzles, we were on our way back to the car when my instinct kicks in. Being a photographer, I can't leave this perfect timing goes to waste. I was so lucky that all my gears are inside my car all the time. After entertaining a few onlookers and brazing the drizzles, I manage to get that photo above with 30 seconds exposure. It's never be wrong to always be prepared.

Why too much knowledge will kill your photography...

Picture taken at Manila Philipine. This church are made from pure steel!

You may be taken aback with the title of this post, but please read through and you just might understand what I am trying to share.

In my journey i've met a lot of fellow photographers that I have seen been nurtured and have grown and transformed themselves from a nobody to somebody in the world of photography. I can say however that i'm not fully surprise as I have seen them when they just started to pick up their camera's and already have shown a very high potential and you can see the gift of an artistic eyes in them. However there are some who have become drown in these field and end up not only loosing their artistic sense but also have become from good to bad to worse in their photography.

I met a young passionate guy who started way earlier than me. In fact, it was him that have brought me into this world of photography myself so i do owe him a lot. I was so taken into his world everytime he talks about photography, the passion and the fire in him untill he can turn the most humble object and make it alive. His eyes will wonder all the time looking around him, sensing everything and like a hunter with a gun in his hand, he will point his lense and started clicking and to my amazement will always end up making a magic with it.

Destiny however made us apart and I only manage to follow his photography career through his blog. His pictures became more and more beautiful and interesting but through time it started to become too technical. Even in his blog he doesn't share the passion or the story anymore but more on technics and settings making it too complicated to understand. The picture quality surpasses normal but the feel and moment are no more to be seen in his photos.

Fate once again brought us together, and a quick chat confirmed me my greatest fear, he have lost his artistic touch. All the time he will be speaking on settings, on the figures, the formulas, the gears and so on but the passion and the fire in him have died. Photography didn't became his passion anymore but more on a career. Even when I ask him about how he look on certain objects, he will be talking from the technical point of view. A good handshake ends our meeting but in my mind I do miss the guy who once brought fire in me.

Fellow friends, I do hope that in search of becoming a true genuine photographer, please don't let those overly technical aspect kills of the passion and the artistic eye in you. I can see a lot of fellow photographer nowadays who opt for the settings rather than the story behind some great pictures and the growing frustation of not getting the settings right. Remember, what right in other peoples eyes may not be right in your eyes... So rather than trying hard to impress people, impress those who truly appreciate your artwork like yourself. If you thinks it's beautiful than it is beautiful.

Leornado Da Vinci didn't went around and ask wether his artwork on Monalisa was correct... He just painted them!

Aldrian...
 

My little boy

Had a chance to capture this moment of my little boy trying to hide behind the tree ... Makes me appreciate life, that no matter what we do in this world, family must always come first for they are the future and the root of all happiness. Never ever neglect them no matter what comes in life, for wealth may come and go but family will always be there no matter how high or low the tides and mountains are. Be thankfull to what God have given to us. Always be thankfull........

  Shot at Sandakan pow war  Memorial

Canon vs Nikon durablility test video

Okay, please do not get emotional when these guys "tortured" these DSLR, but it does give you the hindsight on which brands are tougher. So the next time you drop your DSLR, you can pretty sure know how extent you need to do to totally kill it. Enjoy the video guys.

The Canon vs Nikon durablility test

Video courtesy of YouTube..

Aldrian