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A brief history about me

My name is Arthur Loh. Currently pursuing Computer Science in TARUC, KL. I started to get really passionate about art and creative production back in 2015. Needless to say, I was very foreign to photography to even being with as none of my family members were into it. However, I was blessed to crossed path with so many young aspiring photographer and artistic friends that introduced me to photography and art in general. Their humbleness and generosity has brought huge impact to my photography journey.

CREATE. It’s a powerful tool to change our perspective towards the everything around us. I take massive pride in the things I create and achieve. The sense of satisfactions feeds to my confidences in my artworks and creations. I will only continue be hungrier and more passionate as the time passes.

Gear

I mainly take photos with only my smartphone, Huawei Honor 5X. It’s not the best phone camera, but I’ll take what I can and work with it. I’ve taken amazing shots with it and I’m very pleased to be honest. And no, I don’t own any DSLR or any digital camera for the moment. And yes, I do plan to get 1 eventually, but we’ll see how things go since a decent DSLR is going to cost me a fortune.

Though, I did got my hands on a DSLR and work with it for a few days once. It was a Nikon D90 with a 18mm-35mm kit lens. It’s an insanely powerful camera. It belongs to a extremely altruistic friend of mine. Being able to work with a DSLR has been a major turning point for my photography journey ever since.

Post production

  • Photoshop CC 2015
  • Lightroom CC
  • Snapseed
  • VSCO

These are my primary photo editing software that I work with a lot.

  1. Photoshop & Lightroom – I mainly use these software to give a little “magic” touch to my photo before my actual editing. Fixing my subject’s skin and create some blur effects etc.
  2. Snapseed –  My all-time favorite mobile editing app. It’s powerful and reliable. The tools are extremely useful and the interface is easy to work with. Potentially people’s one-stop editing app. Amazing.
  3. VSCO – I mainly use this editing app for the filter. The editing effects in VSCO can mostly be done by Snapseed as well. The filter from VSCO are stunning, though some good ones might cost some money. I only use the free ones fyi.

Editing Workflow

PC- Import RAW image to Photoshop/Lightroom and tune a little. Export as JPG to Dropbox folder and sync to my phone.

Phone– Import the JPG image and open with Snapseed. Works its magic. Then VSCO for the filter if needed.

That’s all.

Goals and ambitions

Being able to discover my own style of taking pictures and hone my creativity is always my ultimate goal.

The main reason I created this website is because I wanted to have a space that I can post my work without thinking twice. As simple as that.

I’ve taken and edited some photos that I felt hesitant to upload to Instagram. Those are great photos, at least from my point of view. But those photos just felt less engaging to the audience.

Instagram, social media in general are for us to connect and engage with each other. I want my Instagram profile to be “more about me” in that sense. So creating another medium for my extra and not-so-cool-and-interesting photos makes perfect sense to me. So that’s how the idea of creating this website comes about.

I see this website as an opportunity of learning and creating. With this unique platform, I will not only continue expand and create, but also spread positivity to people around me. This website gives me the ultimate purpose to continue pursuing this passion in photography.

Regardless, practicality is everything.

Ideas are easy, execution are EVERYTHING. -Casey Neistat

Do not let the idea of being perfect stop you from creating. -Macklemore