A new weekend activity my wife and I recently got ourselves into is trekking in the Sungai Liang Recreational Forest Park a diverse unscathed environmental inheritance that is preserved by the Brunei government. The drive from our residence to the Park is about 30 minutes including the short time we swing by to pick up my cousin and his wife, the usual suspects in our morning conquest. Overnight rain can leave the terrain slippery so proper shoes are highly recommended such as this pair of amphibian Crocs with the right kind of soles for more sure-footed traction.
As I enter my 6th year in professional photography, I found myself gasping for inspiration having hit the shutter button several hundred thousand times. over the years. As an accomplished artist, the thing that really hurts the most isn’t the physical pain that comes with the work but the times I’ve found myself occasionally chugging along on an empty tank on the brink of engine failure. So when I was in Singapore last December for the Singapore Tourism Board invitation, I went shopping for inspiration and picked up a copy of one of Joe McNally’s The Moment It Clicks. Little did I know then that I was going to meet the legendary magazine photographer in Kuala Lumpur two months later.
Quoting my Facebook post right after the Kuala Lumpur event on Feb 6 2010:
The Joe McNally Let There Be Light Seminar in Kuala Lumpur organised by WedShooter.TV was an intoxicating mix of Inspiration and Humour. The Hot Shoe Diaries Workshop gave me an opportunity to discover the precious and privileged insight into Joe’s personal and professional journey. Thank you Louis Pang.
Photographing people doing their thing and everything in between is what I do. It’s all about capturing the right moment—the moment it clicks! If you’re looking for book recommendation you cannot go wrong with The Moment It Clicks. In the book’s foreword by Scott Kelby, “Joe is one of the most captivating public speakers you’ll ever meet, and the whole class is ooohing and ahhhing each time a new image comes up.” The book, if that’s your thing, is just as captivating in my honest opinion, coming from someone who has read both books and moved so much at his workshop and seminar.
Expressions of Joe during the Hot Shoe Diaries workshop introduction.