13 Award Winning Photographers on Framing a Slice of Life

 
Photograph/Ho Sung Wee

Photograph/Ho Sung Wee

Ho Sung Wee is a contractor by profession, and took up photography five years ago. He has also won over a hundred awards for his images, including the second prize in HIPA’s Night Photography category.

Ho Sung Wee is a contractor by profession, and took up photography five years ago. He has also won over a hundred awards for his images, including the second prize in HIPA’s Night Photography category.

“To many, this photograph may appear to be a dramatic and exciting look at the life of fishermen in Taiwan. However, the image is also a reminder of the dying tradition of the sulfuric fire fishing method in the country.”

By adding water to sulfuric soil, fishermen in the Jinshan area of Taiwan, use the light emitted by the acetylene mixture to attract the Harengula fish. The light sends the fish into a frenzy, which the fishermen waste no time in taking advantage of, with the help of nets. However, it is sad that only three to four such boats are still in existence.

Ho’s Tip
Getting it Right the First Time
Today, a lot of photographers cannot do without processing their images on Photoshop or Lightroom. This shouldn’t be the case, and more emphasis must be placed on getting it right the first time, before releasing the shutter.

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