Patreon September Topics Preview ✨

Harpers-Bazaar-Vietnam---Natural-Flair-by-Jingna-Zhang5 Patreon Rewards Preview.jpg

As some of you know, I've been doing content over on Patreon for a while now. Since this blog's migration from blogger to my homepage, I've been meaning to keep up with updating a little more again. So from here on I will try to post a bit whenever I can, even if it's just letting you know what I'm up to over on Pateron. :D 

With Patreon, I do a monthly rewards pack. It's a bit like Kickstarter, except happening at an ongoing basis. Through the month I share tips, thoughts, and behind-the-scenes of what I'm working on. At the end of each month, I do more lengthy posts and videos with a rewards pack for all backers. 

For September, the rewards are below: 

+1 Prints store promo code

+ All Item above
+ 1 photo article/video: How to convey shoot concepts to your team
+ 1 retouching demo: Post-processing tips and tricks in Lightroom

+ All items above
+ 1 pro article: How I quote and what I charge for jobs
+ 1 session special: Open Q&A

+ All items above
+ 1 fancy mini print, your pick
*$35 tier will receive one print for every 2 months pledged. 

To check out past rewards archives, see here. To become a patron, check out my Patreon

As always, big thank you to my patrons for supporting and making these content possible! ❤️❤️❤️

Working with Limitations

Did you know that most of the Motherland Chronicles was shot in my apartment, including this piece?

Because of the fast turnaround needed and lack of budget while doing this series, I began building sets in my living room.

It turned out great not only for keeping expenses reasonable for personal work, but I also learned some valuable skills that I got to apply to my commercial and fashion work for later.

Limitations are great because they teach you how to maximize when there are no other choices.

Don't be afraid to try what you haven't done before. ❤️

Print available

Motherland Chronicles Postcard Sets

Motherland Chronicles Postcard Sets

Recently I designed and produced two postcard sets for the Motherland Chronicles project with my friend Tobias Kwan

It started off as promo for our trips in Japan on business meetings. But seeing the good responses we received, I thought, if people liked it this much, wouldn't it be great to offer them to everyone waiting on the Motherland Chronicles artbook? 

So we made some tweaks, selected a fresh set of images, and made a postcard set each available for purchase.

Read More

New Blog!

Happy to have finally moved from Blogger to Squarespace! 🎉

Unfortunately most comments from the last few years made via Facebook couldn't be ported over. Sorry guys :< 

In other news, guess I'll try to update more frequently again. If you see anything amiss or links broken, please let me know! Still working out the layouts and checking through stuff. It's a slow process ^^; Welcome to the new blog, I guess! 

Equipment/Gear List

Equipment/Gear List

I get asked fairly frequently about what equipment I use. So here's a definitive list that will help you and I both, for reference and to save time. :D

Included are equipment used in my home studio, as well as short explanations on how I use something or why I like them. 

Read More

Tips & Guides Articles Index

Tips & Guides Articles Index

Over time I found I've started to accumulate a bunch of stuff. If you don't want to navigate the tags, here is a list you can use as an index to access most of my photography-related articles. Links include: 

  • Free tips, guides, and photography-related articles I've written on this blog.
  • In-depth education content I created elsewhere that pay my rent and lets me write more.
Read More