Photographer's Note


As I continuously admitted, I am a novice to photography, and a kid to a camera. All my "photographic experience" is to press its shutter button. After being given 1,000 of green smiles from your great support, patronage, kindness, encouragement and sharing for my improvement daily. However, I feel still too bad in experience. So, I purposely posted my first try on capturing a portrait no good but meaningful two days ago which I try to made her smile but didn't recheck tecnique data before shut. In Vietnamese, we used to say "tot khoe xau che" (display the goods and hide the bads). Well, I think it is the best tactic to do business. But I am learning! If I don't let you see my weakness, how am I going to improve, or to adjust myself? I am not a professional photographer. I am in my first days at kindergarten!
I have received your great useful comment. I think that your wonderful supports as one of you even prescribed for me "stronger" medicine (in this case, I am a patient), and concluded with big quotation by a legendary war-photographer: "If your photos are not good enough, then you are not close enough."(Robert Capa)


Taking the advice from all of you, today, I'd like to report to you my first homework. I took this daily life right in front of my home. I photographed this broom vendor just because his gentle smile verifies his happy life and an elevated spirit. Everyday, he walks from morning to evening along the roads of urban and rural with his rusty bicycle loaded of the colorful brooms to save some dollars for his family. Although, his work is hard, I would like to share his proud and fun daily life sending the brooms to clean life.

Please give me your frank critiques. Thanks.

P/S: Series of my photos for "My Son Cultural World Heritage" will be continued tomorrow. I am sincerely sorry.
Best regards.



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