Edwin- Life With Edwin

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With Recent awarded as 2nd place in Wedding Category in LOUPE Intl Award Year 2014, Voted by TallyPress (Malaysia) and Vulcon Post (Singapore) as Malaysia Top 3 Wedding Photographer, International Photographer of The Year 2013 by AIPP (Australia) and also been selected by Signature Wedding Magazine as Asia Top 30 Photographers You Must Know on Jan 2012 issue as well as been picked up as one of the Best Wedding Photos 2012 by Signature Wedding’s Pick which year-to-date over 90 awards and achievement collection since 7 years back,

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Edwin- Life With Edwin

1. Tell me a little about yourself. Describe.

With Recent awarded as Gold Award in Smart Phone Portrait Category in PPAC , Macau 2017, 2nd place in Wedding Category in LOUPE Intl Award Year 2014, Voted by TallyPress (Malaysia) and Vulcon Post (Singapore) as Malaysia Top 3 Wedding Photographer, International Photographer of The Year 2013 by AIPP (Australia) and also been selected by Signature Wedding Magazine as Asia Top 30 Photographers You Must Know on Jan 2012 issue as well as been picked up as one of the Best Wedding Photos 2012 by Signature Wedding’s Pick which year-to-date over 150 awards and achievement collection since 9 years back,

Edwin started his journey of wedding photography since end of year 2007. It all started while photographing his children as a hobby. Realising that he had talent for photography, he attended a workshop on wedding photography. The workshop had a profound effect on him, filling with him great inspiration and emotion.  This was when he realised his calling to go out and capture those special moments that last a lifetime!

Edwin is blessed with an uncanny ability to anticipate and adapt to changing moments of a live shoot.  His relaxed and easy-going nature puts couples at ease which enables them to fully express themselves.  Edwin is unobtrusive and allows the events to unfold, as they should whilst surreptitiously injecting some of his own direction. With a storyline crafted in his mind, Edwin goes out to find the deeply emotional moments that reflect the story of the day.  Being the perfectionist that he is, Edwin believes that every minor detail is important – loving glances, smiles and meaningful moments always captured and no tears left unseen.

Not one to be satisfied with his shots, Edwin always strives to do better in the next shot.  Edwin believes that inspiration is all around us— whether it is in the future or the past, we just need to tune into it. More importantly, he firmly believes that a photographer needs to be passionate about his work especially when making that crucial decision in shooting never-again events like a wedding. The effect of Edwin’s work on most of his clients has been emotionally profound, particularly upon seeing the finished compilation of their wedding photos. If one believes in love and finding Mr or Miss right, engaging Edwin Tan Photography is like finally landing a soul mate. It is really the joy of being able to experience deep, emotional moments unique to every wedding that fuels Edwin’s passion for wedding photography.

2. What’s your childhood dream

When I was a kid, I always dream to be a scientist, in fact I day dream a lot, and I guess it does help me some how in my current wedding photography courier. I mean who will imagine a deputy general manager in a major int’l shipping company will resigned and change his career into a totally different path of what he been working for past 15 years? Dream it possible !

3. Tell me about how you get into photography. What are the challenges you face as a photographer and how you overcome?

Like I said, I started my photography by getting a DSLR and was thinking to get a better photo for my family. One day, after joining a wedding photographer’s workshop, it opened my eyes and from then, I am like an ant meeting honey, cant stop loving wedding photography. The biggest challenges in wedding photography is facing different client each day. Every single wedding is different. It is the couple once in a life time event and we as wedding photographer will have to pay attention to all little details and be their eye of the day. We will sit down and walk thru the event schedule with couple and ask all questions in details as if it is our wedding day itself. From there, we will be able to understand what is the couple’s priority and will make sure all are captured without any failure.

4. What’s your biggest dream in life? 

To travel around the world and capture all wedding on each local countries. It will be so interesting to shoot each city local wedding and understand their culture.

5. What does the word success means to you?

Success means managing a great photography team and being the top gallery in Asia.

6. what advice would you give to those who want to pursue photography? or those who have big dreams?

Dare to dream  big and pursue with great passion. Never give up easily with positive attitude. Only with positive attitude and passion will fuel you up along the path of success.

7. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.

With all the awards and the int’l photographer of the year by AIPP year 2014 are my proudest moment and recently, with the gold award in smart mobile category in PPAC Macau Photography conference  , it is my another proud moment as well. But nothing compare to the appreciation and testimonial from our clients. It is the best awards for all photographers.

8. Besides photography, what do you want to pursue? 

I guess at this moment, photography is all my passion focus.

9. What’s your favourite camera model/ brand and why? 

At this moment, Nikon is my favourite brand with its after sales services support which is essential for us especially for all our overseas assignment.  I am using D5 model which is the top range of Nikon. With the – 4 stop AF Detection and incredible battery life, it help me a lot on low light and long working hours condition.

10. If you have a chance to shoot a celebrity, who would you choose and why? 

Of course it will be my idol Takeshi Kaneshiro. Love his feature and character. It will be my dream to shoot for him !

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