Calvin Kwok

Born, bred and schooled within the vicinity of George Town , Penang has been my home for over twenty years.

As a way of saying ‘Welcome to Penang’, I would like to share scenes of Penang with you from my perspective as a keen amateur photographer.

My thoughts through the lens

RyanMy thoughts on photography are rather simple; be passionate and always be ready to seize the moment. At times, life flickers in a fleeting moment; it is up to us to capture that magical moment and store it in our memory vault or let it go by aimlessly. Having said that, photography is my form of escapism into another world; I believe it could be yours too.

Through this photographic journey, I intend to give you an idea on what I was thinking when composing a shot and let you feel as though you were there next to me when I pressed the shutter, hence the title of this column.

Well, in case you are wondering, these are usually the items in my backpack:

1. Nikon D40 camera body
2. Tamron 18-200mm lens
3. Nikon SB-600 speedlight
4. Hoya UV filter (x1)
5. Kenko polarizing filter (x1)

I try my best to limit the things I carry – walking around for hours with a backpack during the morning and midday sun can be pretty taxing.

Nevertheless, it is the passion and determination that spur us on. We are, I could say, both masters and servants of our passion in this wide photographic spectrum.

If you have any question, comment or feedback, I would love to hear from you – my email: shutterspeed9 @ | my photoblog: Shutterspeed

Till then, I hope this column could inspire you to go outdoors (and indoors too!) and shoot your surroundings. Be proud of who you are and where you come from.

Happy shooting!

My Photo Essays

Penang Kek Lok Si Temple Photographs

Penang Teluk Kumbar Fishing Village Photos

Malaysia Penang Little India Photos

Malaysia Heritage Wedding Georgetown Photos

FramingGeorgetown Photos

Arches Archways Georgetown Photos

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