Camera Gear Consultation

The most frequently asked question from this site is “Andrew, what camera should I buy?” And the second most frequently asked question on this site is “Andrew, what lens should I buy?” The third most frequently asked question on this site is “Andrew, what tripod / filters / bags / accessories should I buy?” ALL…

I Can’t Believe I’m on TV!

SHORT STORY: I was interviewed on TV, LIVE by Metro TV (a popular News channel in Indonesia). They wanted to know more about my win in the recent National Geographic Photo Contest and Sony World Photography Award. You can watch the recording of the full interview below. The audio is in Indonesian language but I’ve…

National Geographic Honorable Mention

I am very happy and humbled that my photo won an Honorable Mention in the most prestigious photo contest on the planet: the National Geographic Photo Contest! Here’s the official announcement from National Geographic and here’s a report of it in the news. I never thought “Orangutan in The Rain” could make it this far….

Merry Christmas 2015!

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope your days will be filled with joy and happiness! Here’s a Christmas photo greeting from me and my wife, taken earlier this year in Scotland. I am using my vacation time to sort through lots and lots of photos. Will post them on this blog as soon as I’m done with…

I’m on National Geographic Book!

I’m a big fan of National Geographic materials. I’ve used them for my source of inspiration from the day I started learning photography until now. One of my dream in photography is to be featured in a National Geographic book. And now I am so happy that my dream is realized! My winning photograph, “Orangutan…

Sony a7rii – The Mirrorless Monster is Out!

Sony has released the mirrorless monster: the Sony a7rii! This small camera is capable of virtually anything you can think of. Full frame? Check. High resolution? Check. Fast autofocus? Check. 4K Video recording? Check. You can pre-order this camera now from Amazon, B&H Photo or Adorama. It will be shipped early Fall this year. What…

Alpharian Charity Photo Hunt

I recently joined a local Sony photography club in my hometown, Surabaya. The club is called Alpharian. I think they got the idea for their name from Nikonians or they might claim otherwise, LOL. The members are pretty nice and active. I’ve spoken to some of the members there to share my experience in winning…

SWPA Day 5 of 5 – Exhibition, Gala Dinner & Goodbye

We are already in the last day of Sony World Photography Award. Right now my feelings are mixed. I feel tired, excited and sad at the same time. Time went by so fast during the last 5 days here. I can’t believe that this event is almost over. But then my sadness was quickly washed…

SWPA Day 4 of 5 – Sony Photography Tour Day 2

Yesterday was quite a tiring and joyous day. Today is the second, and last day of our photography tour. I woke up very early in the mansion where we stayed to take some photos around the beautiful Castle Combe town. It wasn’t easy to wake up very early because I was overloaded with good food…

SWPA Day 3 of 5 – Sony Photography Tour Day 1

The third day of SWPA starts out bright and early. I’m still excited after meeting with Sony’s rep and other Southeast Asia winner on last night’s dinner. It seems that we all have something in common and can learn so much from each other. After we had breakfast, we met at the lobby at 8:00AM…

SWPA Day 2 of 5 – Dinner and The Winners

Day 1 of the SWPA tour was very exciting for us. Like any other great experience, it went by so fast! Our second day of the Sony World Photography Award event can be summarized in 2 words: Windsor dan Welcome dinner with other winners from South East Asia. We are still given most of the…

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