A Check on myself 2010/2011

Year 2010 was a fantastic year for me especially when it related to my passion- photography.

First of all, look at the milestones I achieved for the past one year :

Awards and Achievement:

  • 1 Silver Award & 6 Bronze Awards from Creative Asia out of 7 submission
  • 18th place in WPJA Q3 2010 – Others vendor
  • 16th place in AGWPJA Q3 2010 – Creative Portrait – Bride Alone
  • 3rd place in First Half Int’l Photography Competition 2010 WPPI , Category- “Group”
  • 4 Accolades of Excellent for First Half Int’l Photography Competition 2010 WPPI
  • 11th place in AGWPJA Q2 2010 – Getting Ready
  • 7 Honorable Mention of IPA (International Photography Awards) 2010 Professional Category
  • Featured by Canon Camera Malaysia on DSLR Photography Magazine (August Issue)
  • Featured by Camerapixo, Poland on front page cover & special highlight 15 pages
  • 2nd Place in AGWPJA Q1 2010 – Ceremony
  • 5 Accolades of Excellence for WPPI 16 x 20 Prints Competition 2010

It was almost 3 times compare to my year 2009 results including featured in 2 magazines and achieve more than 14,000 fans in my facebook fan page and what more? We achieve 1.2 million hit on my website in Dec 2010 itself.

Beside, I am lucky enough to travel among countries for prewedding assignments including more than 15 cities : Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Fremantle, Bali, Paris,Loire Valley , London, Prague, Rome, Tuscany, Sienna, Chanti, Krumlov, Hong Kong,Macau, Phuket. It is really an eye opening for me been to all these places seeing different cultures and landscape.

I also did a few sessions of my photography path sharing in local uni – MMU (Multi Media University) and part time instructor for photography classes at OUM (Open University) and TPG (The Professional Gallery).

In my own full time work, my 2 sub teams achieved great results and out perform the target given by HQ with my committed team mates. Without their support, I cant travel to places for my passion.

When come to my family, as I reduce half of the quantity of wedding assignment taken compare to year 2009, I was able to pick up more time spend with my kiddo and I still think it is not enough at this moment.

So, where will I be in year 2011? adjust my wedding photography package pricing? Setup Gallery? Quit my full time job and work as photographer for my full time job? well, a lot of my friends and clients were asking the same questions to me. I guess I have make up my mind not to think of any of those at this moment……

Even I achieve all the above, but I didn’t achieve much on what I set for my 2010 new year resolution. I will revisit all my goals again and work towards it which :

1. Reduce my body weight to 60kgs and improve my health with better diet and life style

2. Spend more time with my loves one and family members

3. Have a true vacation for myself in Tasmania

4. Reduce all my debts with better financial control

5. Back to basic on my photography path. Let my passion grow even stronger and continue to capture the moments that last for a life time.

6. Working on New Project in my full time job and get another success story

All these cant be done without supports from friends and love one , family members of course. I will remind myself to stay away from politics, avoid argument and be patience on the things I work on.

Alright , 2011, here I come…Let’s Do It!

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    About Edwin Tan


    Yes, this is a dream to me, I daydream a lot and let me share with you a few of my dreams here. I always dream of creating a website to record every moments of my life and share with my kiddo when their grow up one day and also dream about carrying my cameras and travel around the world, see the world thru my eye,yes, I love travel, it is my ultimate dream to travel around the world, learning thru travel is the best dream I ever have. Dream is an initial point to me. It help me to look at what I really want in my life. As Malaysia Wedding Photographer with international wedding photography membership (WPJA, AGWPJA, WPPI & PPA), I started my photography passion at the end of year 2007. Like most of the beginners, I was purely having fun with my DSLR capturing my family members portraits and events. After attend the talk by one of the master wedding photographer, it change my whole world. I was so touched by the slideshow shown on the projector for the showcase of prewedding and church wedding, the touching moments, the dramatic angles, all these impact was so strong that it hit direct into my heart and awake my passion towards wedding photography. From there onwards, I have focus all my passion on wedding photography and never feel more satisfied when I capture the moments for couple which last for a life time. Whenever I imagine the couple looking back those photos captured by me in ten, fifteen years from now and think, "yeah, that was the moments" "look, how silly you was!" "oh, I cried when I first saw you walks down the aisle i", "yes, I remember what your dad told me that day when he placed your hand in my right hand from his arm after walks down the aisle".. all these keep my heart warm and keep me going on & on for this long path without a single regret or tiredness ...

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