A Small Step in My Career

A Small Step in My Career

Posted on Feb 14, 2017 by Admin

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2015 was a hard year for me, i had spend most of my time in the setup of my virtual studio. Besides, i had to search for new vendor and supplier to ensure that we can provide high quality product to our clients. We do face a lot of challenge during that sourcing process, but fortunately I manage to gather all the vendor and supplier that meet our standard in a short period of time. Thanks to the help of my friends.

One day, i came a cross a friend of mine told me about The Master Photographer Association, UK. From his sharing, i understand that Master Photographers Association (MPA) is a qualifying body for professional photographers. A not-for-profit organisation, committed to working with the photographic trade to raise the standards in professional photography using an industry recognized three tier qualification system.

After his sharing, suddenly i had a thought in my mind, i would like to give myself a chance to find out whether my artwork is up to the industry professional level? So i ask him to be my mentor. After 3 month of preparation, in mid of April, i finally submitted my Panel for qualification. It was a mixture of feeling that strike me. I'm stress, I'm excited, I'm worry etc.... but unfortunately i didn't make it for my 1st attempt. The head judge had assign one of their fellow judge Mr. Jonathan, to help me analyse all my work one by one.

Failing the judging dose make me sad, but getting the valuable experience sharing from the judge, had help me to understand my weakness, so i decided to work hard and start all over again from where i fall.

On the 4th quarter of the year, i finally complete my panel for the 2nd times. i had withdraw 60% of the photo from my previous panel and replace it with my recent work. This time, i flew to Johor to participate for the grading.

Thanks God .... This time i had made it !!! LMPA

This was a small step in my career, there are still more to come.......

Thanks to all my friends and mentor for giving me advice, teaching me the skill that able to improve my work. Thanks to all my clients that have their trust in me. Thanks to all the judge that share their valuable experience with me. Thanks to my parents that brought me here.

Photography for me is a never ending learning curve, I will keep learning and improve my skill. So stay tune with me and i ensure you there will be more beautiful artwork to come in near future.

 

Steven Yam

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