Looking Back 2016: Slow but Steady Progress

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 goals I set out at the start of the year.

NO. 1: Complete writing all chapters for blue hour photography tutorials and create an eBook out of it
NO. 2: Create an eBook on Singapore cityscape photography guide (i.e. where to shoot from)
NO. 3: Make my website retina display compatible
NO. 4: Post 50 satisfactory photos on my Tumblr
NO. 5: Start learning PHP coding skills

NO. 1 Half-done. I’ve finished posting all 8 chapters online (start from Chapter 1: What Is Blue Hour Photography if you’re interested), but haven’t been able to create an eBook yet. I’m still keen on this idea, but considering my perfectionist nature, it’ll probably take another year to complete.

NO. 2 Done! Back in August, I released a free 6 page eBook (PDF) titled Singapore Cityscape Photography Guide that includes top 3 spots to take stunning Singapore skyline photos and detailed info on how to get to these top photography spots. Thank you for those who opted in and downloaded! Interested? Find more details and grab your copy here.

NO. 3 Done!! This is probably the most self-satisfying achievement in 2016. I simply resaved all my images as 2x by default and resize them to the original size for both non-retina and retina devices. If you’re interested, there’s a good reading about this topic: A guide for creating a better retina web .

NO. 4 I narrowly missed on this. I’ve posted a total of 45 photos on Tumblr this year. This is much more than 35 photos posted in 2015, so I’m fairly satisfied although I missed the target. ;)

NO. 5 I’ve started but found the learning curve from HTML & CSS (which I’m comfortable with) to PHP very steep. Quite honestly, I have no clue what I’m doing…! Well, I won’t give up just yet, though.

Doing My Best with Whatever Little Free Time

Looking back, 2016 has been a year of slow but steady progress. I guess I’ve done my best with whatever little free time I was left with to go take photos and create contents for this website. I wish I could’ve spent much more time on my passion, but real life comes first (I guess this is same for everyone).

Still, hobbies are a big part of my life, something I can’t live without. I’d work around other commitments in life and continue to share my experience and knowledge with fellow aspiring photographers on this little space online where the heart of my passion lies!

Happy holidays to all and I’ll be back very soon!


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