THE IMPORTANCE OF AN AUDIENCE AND HOW TO GROW ONE with ROBIN WONG
Saturday, 28 July 2019, 12-1pm
Hikayat, 226, Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street), 10300 George Town, Penang
✆ +604 261 9001 / 8001
Photography is a two-way communication. A photographer starts a conversation by sharing a photograph. Subsequently, the viewers play their role in responding to the photograph. It is crucial to connect, engage and have a healthy relationship with a photography audience. In order to do so, I run a photography blog to constantly share new images as well as my thought-process in creating them, my ideas and experience as a learning photographer. The blog is now more than 10 years old, has reached 22 Million readers worldwide and my highest read article has 325,000 views. Having an audience has inspired and empowered me to grow. My audience held me accountable for what I said, both in words and through my photographs. They kept me grounded and constantly reminded me that I must be a better person first, then I can be a better photographer.
Robin Wong believes that photography is a lifestyle and a personal creative expression. He discovered photography at the start of a civil engineering career, as an artistic balance against an overwhelmingly technical world. He runs a photography blog (robinwong.blogspot.com) penning down random photography musings to camera reviews, unexpectedly gaining audience along the way. The blog was awarded the world’s Top 100 Camera Blogs in 2019. Robin was particularly known for adopting a less technical approach for product review articles and focusing more on user experience and photography heavy approach instead. Robin has left his career in engineering to be a professional photographer, currently shooting commercially and doing personal projects. Robin’s on-going mission is to spread the love and joy of photography, inspire more people to go out and shoot, and to motivate everyone to grow in photography.
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