Introducing TGH Photography & Hpility SG

In an earlier post on my photography and travel site, www.photojournalist-tgh.tv, I introduced my photography portfolio website, my photography business logo and my partnership with Hpility SG. That post was more of a formal announcement, in this post that I am sharing here on my personal website, it’s more informal and personal, while introducing TGH Photography & Hpility SG.

First and foremost, let me introduce my photography portfolio website www.tghphotography.com, I wrote and shared about my new portfolio website in an earlier post. They were kind of a soft launch type instead of an official announcement launch. Building it up from scratch, setting up a small business, lots of hard work, sweat, tears, stress, pressure and some voices from the sides (from both good and bad angle).

When the earlier article was posted on my FB personal wall and FB page, I received congrats from a few friends and I really see it as a blessing, in lieu of the slow economy in the year 2017 and taking a big plunge into this journey. At times, there were also voices and opinions that weren’t as encouraging, critical and a few times, putting you down, looking down on you or maybe don’t want you to enter and become their competitor. I had to shut them down, away from my ears, heart, mind and brain.

The journey had never been smooth, always a roller coaster, some friends who are small business owners from other industries, fellow photographer friends and close friends who always listen to me ranting from somewhere behind, are among a few group of friends who can and are willing to understand this journey that I took. I really appreciate all these (small and big) help and encouragement that you had given me from behind the scenes that cannot be seen here (and it’s going to a few pages of essay writing to get it out here too). Thank you very much!

Next, there were things that I learned along the way, the hard way, since I am currently a one person business operation. There are some things that are needed to be done and it gets slipped out of your radar due to the magnitude and quantity of things to be done. One of them was a company logo.

This is my company logo, designed by hatchdesign on Fiverr.

http://www.tghphotography.com/
http://www.tghphotography.com/

Now, let me tell you the story behind this logo. I was “pushed”, in a good way by Hong Peng of Hpility SG, to get the company logo done up because it was needed for the partnership collaboration on Hpility SG, a Digital Lifestyle Blog-Portal. There were some delays and procrastination that I admit, not knowing where and how to go about doing it as well. Finding my own way through, shortlisting designers and finally settling on this design by hatchdesign. I am impressed with his logo design for my photography portfolio website www.tghphotography.com

Last but not least, let me introduce Hpility SG!

https://www.hpility.sg/
https://www.hpility.sg/

Hpility SG is founded by Hong Peng, it is a digital blog-portal that covers a variety of interests from lifestyle, travel, food, gadgets and entertainment. We had a good discussion on this partnership between Tan Geng Hui Photography and Hpility SG, we are currently building up the foundations, procedures and networks for our partnership to grow and expand further down the road.

This is a new start, a new hope, there are still a lot of things to work on, explore, expand and push forward to greater heights. A new journey ahead, time for this partnership between TGH Photography and Hpility SG to light up and open up a new path ahead.

1,000th post and Not Out

1,000th post and not out! Sounds like a cricket match runs score achievement! While it is not a cricket match runs score, this was a very special milestone for me, my photography, photojournalism, documentation and writing journey that started in April 2006. Over the years, I grew and matured along with my photojournalist site, sharing my passion, interests, photography, travel and writing together. The journey was never smooth sailing, there were many ups and downs, there were times, I was lost, searching for my photography directions and growth.

I continued photographing, documenting, writing and sharing my photojournalism adventure stories, the statistics of the number of posts was never in my mind until I saw the number nearing to 1,000th and it perfectly coincides with the Hokkaido Photographers Invitation Program 2014 travel posts that I was scheduling to write and share!

My 1,000th milestone post was dedicated to the introduction of the Hokkaido Photographers Invitation Program 2014 – familiarisation trip and overview. This was one of biggest photography and travel portfolio till date and I was very proud and happy to be part of the Hokkaido Photographers Invitation Program 2014! At my photojournalist site, I was able to play the roles of a photographer, writer, traveller and poet, all in one, writing and sharing my thoughts, feelings and emotions. I was never a formally trained poet, writer, traveller and photographer and I must thank everyone of you here who supported and followed me throughout my journey!

My Hokkaido trip One Tree Hill post (also inspired by One Tree Hill by U2) could probably be one of my best (emotional/pull heart strings post) till date that has the elements of photography, writing, travel and poet coming all together.

There is still so much to learn, so much to photograph, document, write and share. As I continued and took the next step to start on new, different and special photojournalism adventures, the journey ahead looks wide, bright, colourful and going beyond the horizon. Where does this bring me to?

I do not have a magical crystal ball to see what the future lies for me. I dream, I plan and I prepare for my photography journeys ahead, it can be travel photography, it can be documentary (heritage related), it can be something else. Come walk with me, via my photography eyes, with my heart and soul, as I bring you more photography exploration and adventures here on my Photojournalist site!

Reaching my 1,000th post was a big achievement for me, it can only get bigger and further. This will not be possible without the support of my family, relatives, friends, supporters and followers. Thank you so much for walking this journey with me!

Featured on Canon EOS World Singapore

A personal journey that started off when I was a young kid during my primary school days, all in the name of fun and play. As I started upon my journey till today, I can imagine how much it had changed and impacted me over all these years (and still counting). A photography adventure that surpassed my imagination and expectations, definitely lots of sweat, tears, pride, joy and happiness. Made many new friends from both local and international arenas through the love of the art – Photography.

From a humble beginning by making spoilt my Dad’s SLR camera, to my current (almost quiet professional) setup of Canon DSLR and lenses, it had been an adventure that I never regretted that I started upon on Day One. As I slowly learned from my experiences and mistakes over the years of active photography adventure, photojournalism opened up a new realm for me, away from the hustle and bustle, the stress and pressure of the current hectic cut throat society. Exploring, documenting, writing, photographing and sharing, making a difference and paying it forward with my own personal photojournalism adventures. Moving beyond the travel and tourism genres, the areas of photography that I originally started off in (I have to thank National Geographic Magazine for the huge influence).

The adventure took a greater leap when I started to mentor and share my experiences, a skill that dawned upon me that for me to improve my photography (and any other skills in work or life), is to be to mentor, teach, share and impart my skills and knowledge that I currently possess to my friends, followers and disciples/students/juniors. In recent years, I embarked on this new photography journey that helps me to improve my photography skills and knowledge to the next level. This also enlightened me that learning is always and definitely life long and ongoing and there is always something new to learn in photography!

Unlocking small achievements in my photography journey in recent years, sometimes words just can’t describe, maybe through my photographs and stories that I produced. When I was invited to be featured in Canon EOS World Singapore for Photojournalism in March, it was a great honour and a  very humbling experience for me. This is definitely not the highest peak, this will spur me on to go for my next peak, even higher!

Here I am, featured on Canon EOS World Singapore – Member Spotlight! I would love to network, share and learn from fellow photographers, do drop me a note and connect with me over my photography sites!

Photography website – Aspiring Photojournalist! 

Facebook Page – TanGengHui Photography

500px – http://500px.com/tangenghui

Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangenghui

Instagram – http://instagram.com/tangenghui

I would like to say a Big THANK YOU to all my family members, close friends, alumnus, photographers, supporters and followers for everything that they do to help in my photography, no matter how big or small. There is a group of senior photographers who mentored and shared lots of small tips/things in photography with me that shaped my photography today! Thank You for walking with my in my photojournalism journeys with me, through my eyes, heart, soul, words and photographs that I shared with everyone of you!

Now to strive for my next peak in my photojournalism journey, will you continue to walk with me?

You’ll Never Walk Alone

A FB Page for My Photography

My photography journey and experiences had been a very fruitful, exciting and life enriching serious hobby and passion. Looking back the days when I started learning the SLR camera, the Pentax ME Super from my father, during the days of analogue camera with film, to the Nikon F401X SLR days to the digital camera before arriving at the Canon DSLRs that I am using today. 

I am not exactly sure when did I really started into photography, there wasn’t any “proof” or “birth certificate” to indicate when I started taking up photography, I remembered around my Primary School days, that would be approximately 23 to 28 years ago that I first ventured into Photography and never looked back since then.

Ever since the arrival of the digital era, I started photographing more often than before. My journeys and photographs were documented, collected and written down onto my photoblog for sharing. It had been a long journey in the blogging / social media world, I grew along with it as well, riding on with the social media wave and expansion. My photoblogging took to a whole new level along with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and 500px.

Today, I would like to introduce my Facebook Page dedicated to my photography, my passion in them, my photojournalistic journey. This Facebook Page allows me to share a lot more on my passion, knowledge, learning, mentoring and sharing in photography to my supporters, followers and readers. The Facebook Page would also prevent me from flooding my own Facebook wall too many times!

If you love photography, do visit my Facebook Page and if you like my photography, would you like to click the “Like” button too ?

Here’s a quick round up of my photography

Photoblog : Aspiring Photojournalist !

Facebook Page : TanGengHui Photography

Photography Portfolio : 500px @ tangenghui 

Photography Collection : Flickr @ tangenghui

 Achievements and Awards : @ TanGengHui Photography Facebook Page Info

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a Big Thank You to all my supporters, followers and readers for walking with me in my photojournalistic journey! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all your continuous support, belief and encouragement as a I continued in my photojournalistic adventure!

Introducing Canon PIXMA MG6170

photographer (digital since 2001 and film since early 1980s) and a technology gadget fanatic since the boom of Information Technology (IT) products and services, I do keep a lookout for new IT products especially DSLR, lens, smartphones, laptops and other range of IT products too. Another opportunity arises again for me, with another photo printer for review and testing, this time, it’s the Canon PIXMA MG6170 printer, thanks to Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and Canon Singapore.

 

Source : Canon Singapore

For a start, let me introduce the Canon PIXMA MG6170 and some of the key technical specifications of the printer. I have already tested and printed out the photographs and I would post my thoughts and reviews in the next post! It’s always a proud moment to see my own photography works that I liked printed out for myself and also for my friends and supporters.

Some Key Technical Specifications of the Canon PIXMA MG6170 Printer

Maximum Printing Resolution 9600 (horizontal)*1 x 2400 (vertical)dpi
Print Head / Ink

 

Type: Individual Ink Cartridge
Total Number of Nozzles: 6144
Ink Droplet Size (min.): 1pl
Ink Cartridge: PGI-725 Pigment Black, CLI-726 Cyan / Magenta / Yellow / Black / Gray
Print Speed
Based on ISO / IEC 24734.
Click here for summary report
Click here for Document Print and Copy Speed Measurement Conditions
Document: Colour*2: ESAT: Approx. 9.3ipm
Document: B/W*2: ESAT: Approx. 12.5ipm
Photo (4 x 6″)*2:
PP-201 / Borderless:
Approx. 20secs.
Scanner Type Flatbed
Scanning Method CIS
Optical Resolution*5 4800 x 4800dpi
Selectable Resolution 25 – 19200dpi
Scanning Bit Depth (Input / Output) Grayscale: 16 bits / 8 bits
Colour: 48 bits / 24 bits
(RGB each 16 bits / 8 bits)
Line Scanning Speed*6 Grayscale: 1.4ms/line (300dpi)
Colour: 2.1ms/line (300dpi)
Scanning Speed*7 Reflectives: A4 Colour / 300dpi: Approx. 10secs.

Source : Canon Singapore

My first hand experiences using and printing the Canon PIXMA MG6170 printer was good and I had a great time printing the photos. While I am writing down my thoughts and reviews of the this printer for a later post, do check out other Canon’s products range!

Writing a short introduction about ……..

Recently, I was asked to write a short introduction about …….. My Photography Experience.

What was this all about ? Before proceeding further, let me share an introduction to –

“A self-learned photographer, introduced by my dad to his Pentax M42 mount manual film camera when I was in Primary School, influenced by my uncles and older cousins as well as National Geographic and traveling. Mentored by a few professional photographers during projects & assignments and still constantly searching for inspirations and improvements, exploring other areas of photography that has not been ventured.

Photography experience over 20 years, wasn’t really that active until the last 4 years being the period of very active photography, improvements and learning. Started my photoblog in April 2006 to combine my passion in writing, travel experiences and photography, to be an Aspiring Photojournalist !”

Folks, do drop by my photojournalist blog and hope you enjoy reading my photography, travel and events adventure !

This was done in conjunction with the “Snap Snap November” Outing, pop in there and the mystery would be solved !