While I’ve been shooting on Sony cameras for about a decade, my journey in photography began with a basic Canon Powershot SD 1200IS, now considered a Canon vintage camera. To this day I still have no idea what all those abbreviations stand for. Reflecting on My Photographic Journey Since leaving my corporate job to pursue […]

Camera Gear, Content Creation, Personal Life

July 18, 2024

My Canon Vintage Cameras In Today’s Digital Age

New York City facing east during sunrise.

As a travel photographer, Taipei is a metropolis that offers an incredible urban landscape to capture. The star attraction for cityscape photography here is undoubtedly Taipei 101 – at one point the world’s tallest building. This bamboo-inspired steel and glass skyscraper is an architectural marvel that dominates Taipei’s skyline with its distinctive design. Photographers can […]

Asia Travel, Camera Gear, Photo Locations

June 18, 2024

The Ultimate List of Free Taipei Photo Spots

Sunrise view from Shangri-La Far Eastern, Taipei.

What a whirlwind the first quarter of 2024 has been! On April 8, 2024, I witnessed and photographed my first total solar eclipse. It was such an incredible experience! After a month away in Taiwan and Japan, I thought I was going to jump on another plane and head down to Texas to photograph the […]

Camera Gear, Photography Tips

April 27, 2024

Mistakes I Made Photographing The Total Solar Eclipse

Corona shot of a total solar eclipse.

If you’re anything like me, packing everything in a carry-on is the only way to travel. While it would be ideal to opt for a larger check-in suitcase, I prefer not to play a game of Russian roulette and risk an airline losing my luggage. There are ways to remedy such situations, especially if you […]

Camera Gear, Content Creation, Travel

January 22, 2024

Packing 2 Weeks Essentials In A Carry-On As A Travel Photographer

Sitting in a hotel lobby with two weeks worth of clothes packed into a carry-on suitcase.

New York City is not only famous for its iconic skyline but also for its mesmerizing moonrises. Capturing the moon with the NYC skyline, or any urban skyline at that, is a must-capture. In this guide, let’s explore the best photography locations, equipment, and techniques to help you capture stunning moonrise moments. Disclosure: Some links […]

Astrophotography, Camera Gear, NYC Photography, Photo Locations, Photography Tips

October 21, 2023

How To Photograph A Supermoon With The NYC Skyline

Supermoon NYC skyline photography with the Empire State Building.

Beyond its delectable wood-fired pizzas and Italian-inspired menu, Porta in Jersey City is the ideal canvas for capturing cherished moments. This trendy hotspot in New Jersey, which frequently hosts private events, boasts a vibrant atmosphere that draws both locals and visitors alike. It was in this lively setting that I got to capture a wonderful […]

Camera Gear, Couples, Event Photography, Photography Tips

October 14, 2023

Porta Jersey City Event Photography Wedding Celebration

Porta Jersey City event photography embellished pizza purse.

When it comes to photographing professional headshots in natural light, one of my go-to locations is Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, Queens. With the iconic Manhattan skyline as your backdrop, and the warm, soft glow of golden hour casting its magic, you have the perfect recipe for stunning portraits. A headshot, in […]

Camera Gear, Photography Tips, Portraits

September 30, 2023

Gantry Plaza State Park Natural Light Headshots

Natural light headshot with ambient bokeh from the NYC skyline in the background.

Up in the mountains of Utah, I was invited to go on my first Sony Kando Trip! I have never been so nervous to attend something in my adult life as I was going to my inaugural Kando Trip mainly because I didn’t know anyone and there were world-famous photographers attending. This brand-sponsored event took […]

Camera Gear, Content Creation, Entrepreneurship, Personal Life, US Travel

September 16, 2023

Recap Of My First Sony Kando Trip!

An incredible sunset burn seen from the summit of Snowbird Resort in Utah, where Sony Kando Trip was hosted.

Light painting photography is a sub-genre of long exposure techniques where photographers use an off-camera light source such as a flashlight, fiber optic, or even the flash on a cellphone to draw or alter an image. This adds an external element that helps elevate an image to truly make it unique, dare I say, artsy! […]

Camera Gear, Content Creation, Photography Tips

February 4, 2022

Get Started With Light Painting Photography

3 different portraits of light painting photography.

As a photographer, I’m always getting asked what’s my camera gear for photography. I’ve put together this guide of my camera gear and the equipment I use for my photos! To start off, my criteria for everything I choose has to do with being lightweight and budget-friendly. For one, traveling with photography gear, in any […]

Camera Gear

November 18, 2021

My Camera Gear!