Featured Photographer – Moments with Ng Hock How
Following an article that we had published recently (“Getty Images Announces Flickr’s 250,000 Image Milestone” – click to view), the Editor caught up with one of the photographer whose work got selected and featured in the article by Getty Images.
He is none other than Mr. Ng Hock How. Came across to us as a friendly chap who is humble and composed, he is all ready to share when we met him for a short interview. Here’s conversation below.
Ed: So Hock How, how do you feel when your work was selected by Getty Images to be featured & published in their milestone article?
How: I feel good naturally. I am glad that my work has gained recognition by a professional body and that my works has commercial value. I am also glad as this means my photos had reached a certain level of proficiency which I am personally satisfied.
Ed: Great! So you consider yourself a Professional Photographer?
How: No. I would rather call myself an Enthusiast. I am still experimenting and trying – working hard to attain the “Professional Level”.
Ed: Good attitude! So which genre of photography do you specialize or excel in?
How: Everything! Correction, I am learning every single aspect of photography and still trying to understand the different differences between the genres & styles. But of course, I am more skewed towards landscape & cityscape – naturally as I am familiar with my surrounding, I am always thrilled by the diverse architectural offerings we have here in Singapore. And I love the beauty of the city especially during twilights.
Ed: Oh wow! So, when you are contributing to Flickr, is there an objective that you were trying to achieve?
How: (Laughs) Believe it or not, I was using Flickr to the like of an online storage & doubling as a back up for my photos (objective). However, I discovered the joy of sharing my works with other photographers too through Flickr.
Ed: So, has Flickr met your needs & objective as an online photo sharing portal?
How: Definitely a 100% Yes from me.
Ed: Right. So what advice will you give to other budding photographers?
How: Keep shooting, shoot more, learn from mistakes and always look at other photographers’ work and use that as a benchmark for personal improvement.
Ed: Sound advice indeed! So will you continue to support Flickr? Will you recommend Flickr to your friends too?
How: Yes, Flickr is the most popular photo sharing site. Everyone should be introduced to Flickr.
Ed: Is there anything you would like to mention about Flickr?
How: The interface on the site can be better improved for easier access and the displayed photo seems to have a reduced quality when compared to the uploaded version.
Ed: I will feedback that to the guys at Getty Images.
Is there any famous last words for my readers?
How: Enjoy Shooting & Sharing!@
Ed: Thank you Hock How!
Visit Hock How’s personal Websiote at http://www.hockhow.com/