Optimize Images to Make Your Website Load Faster: Finding a Balance Between Photo Quality and File Size

There is one thing I’ve been working on recently, which is making my website load faster. With more people using their mobile devices to access websites these days, Google now uses page loading speed as one of the search engine ranking factors, and has introduced Google PageSpeed Insights where they give your website a score Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (April-June 2017)

From top to bottom: Marina Bay (Singapore), Shanghai Skyline from The Bund (China), Marina Bay (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Benjamin Sheares Bridge. The highlight of the quarter was our trip to Shanghai back in April. It wasn’t my first time travelling there but was the first time I got sunny weather (in fact, three days Read more

Give Your Photos a Home: Starting Your Photography Website on a Platform That Best Suits You

As an aspiring photographer, you may be regularly posting photos on places like Facebook, Instagram or Flickr, but those places aren’t really called “your website”, and you shouldn’t be building your photography home on “rented land”, i.e. platforms that you have no control over. Hence, if you still don’t have your website, getting it setup Read more

Selling Photography Print with Fotomoto (with Brief Fotomoto Review)

I’ve now started selling print and digital download on demand directly on this little space online, using a print fulfillment service called Fotomoto . I’m not sure whether there is any demand at all, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I’m quite happy that I’ve finally got it started! Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (January-March 2017)

From top to bottom: Marina Bay (Singapore), Singapore Skyline with Merlion, Singapore Skyline from Esplanade, Nishihama Beach (Okinawa, Japan). This is something I’ve never mentioned before, but my initial interest in photography was sunny beachscape like this Nishihama Beach photo above. It didn’t take me too long before realizing the beauty at twilight and dusk Read more

To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere

“If you build it, they will come.” is a famous quote from 1989 film “Field of Dreams”, but this is certainly not the case when it comes to running a website. I started this website in September 2014, but even after 2.5 years, the traffic still remains pretty low. Not Humanly Possible to “Be Everywhere Read more

Flickr or 500px or Both?

I’m not someone very active with social networks (Tumblr is the one and only place I stay active). That said, as a photography enthusiast, I do have an account with both Flickr and 500px , but haven’t been as active as I’d want to be, having uploaded only 10+ photos each. This is because I’ve Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (October-December 2016)

From top to bottom: Singapore Skyline from Esplanade, Singapore Skyline from SkyPark, Singapore Skyline from Esplanade (Panorama). All my best pics for this quarter once again come from those photographed locally. I’m especially happy with the second one from SkyPark, the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands. It has taken me a number of (paid) visits, Read more

2017 Plans and Hopes

Happy New Year to you all! I’m already feeling excited about numerous local photography outings here in Singapore and a few overseas trips that are ahead of me in the next 12 months. I always have this itch to work hard on my hobby and try to get as much done as possible! As with Read more

Looking Back 2016: Slow but Steady Progress

It’s so fast that 2016 is ending soon! I know I’m saying this every year! This is my most favourite time of the year as the whole world slows down and lets me have a bit of break from my 9-to-5 work. Well, I hope it does… As with last year, let me revisit the Read more

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