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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

A new year, a new resolution.. as a photographer, what will it be?

A year 2010 is coming to an end. I'm pretty sure that most of you guys are already calculating what will the year of the rabbit 2011 will bring. And as a photographer, what would you have in your mind the 2011 resolution will be?

Okay, forget about the "loosing weight", be less "procrastinate" and so on. Lets focus on one thing that could make our life better in photography point of view. A budding photographer would definitely wanted to be better and sharper and well equip both in knowledge and gears. Then of course to reach a certain level where they get respect equal if not better than their piers or guru. So, now you have set that target, whats next? Buy more equipments? Open a studio? We all know that in this line money plays a very important role. it can make you or it can break you. And using all your savings to buy expensive gears may give you a better photo but it doesn't guarantee you clients. So, it goes back to a basic question, how do you get a client? How can you get your name on high list of other photographers?  

There are two things that separate a pro photographers and a newbies, and surprisingly it is not the picture quality. Everyone knows that you can always get every single tutorial from the net like YouTube, so it's no surprising a young lad can do a perfect panning technique in less than a day. So, why are the pro's still getting more client eventhough they sky rocket their charges? Opportunity ..

You see fellow readers, Opportunity is what they have a lot, and with a lot of it coming they can show off their photo in their blog more than others. It automatically put in the mind of other people that you must be full of experience making you the best choices. You may be well versed with all the photography technique but if you don't have any opportunity to captures one special moment e.q wedding or events, than how does one compares you to others? you might have the best sillahoute photo or a beautiful macro pictures of a bug, but unless you want to be a naturalist then you have to find opportunity to captures some beautiful moments and show it off for others to compare.

Then the next question will be, How can i create that opportunity if i'm not given any chance at the first place? Good question. Opportunity won't be flying across the room and into your lap unless you go and find them. Unless you are really lucky that some wedding photographer went missing in the last minute and the bride don't have a choice but to choose you straight away,  then basically you don't stand a chance. Putting more and more pictures of a rainbow or birds in your blogs will also not works. So?

Find a mentor! Find someone who have already into the world of events or wedding photography for few years and have already put his or her name on top of the well known and beg them to let you tag along. I did for free the first few outing with my sifu and even fork out some cash of my own but it is all worth it. Being a second shooter does give you very much experience as well as the preparation and the do's and don'ts in certain events. And finally when you have enough experience and weapons to show off to the world, i bet you don't even have to go out and find clients, you will be very busy choosing which one you want to shoot first!

Happy New Year 2011 from us,
Aldrian Willon and family

cheers

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