Assalamualaikum & Hello to the World!
First of all I wanna thank you for visiting my blog; I’ve been planed blogging since a couple years back but delaying it because of other matters and I don’t know where & how to start since it’s a bit difficult for me at that times. Then there’s a Facebook where I can express myself and my work easily, but still the need of a blog for me to be more acknowledge and commercialise is making me determined to start one to be connected generally beyond any boundaries. And thankfully there’s WordPress a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. (*source wikipedia). Even though it already started since 2013, but WordPress nowadays for me is much more easier to setup, to understand and to be use than 3-4 years ago.
So here it is radeknoxville.wordpress.com a name that I’ve picked it up for my blog. Why “radeknoxville“? Actually it is my nickname since I’m using mIRC 13 years ago, same goes with my email ID, Yahoo Messenger! Hotmail, Friendster, MySpace and etc. And I’m still keep using it until now; on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WeChat and etc. I’m not using my real name because I still not think exposing my real identity on Internet would be good idea, it’s not safe! even though some time I have too for some other reason but at the same times I need to be pre caution about it. For a bit info myy real name is Radhie but when i was a kids my dad use to call me “Radi-hee“, so I decide to make it shorten for a nickname spells Ra+D+E = Rade and the “Knoxville” I’ve pickup from the cast of “Jack A**” Johnny Knoxville, I’m kinder like that name and the cast so I combine it to be Rade Knoxville; cool eh? hmmm. I hope I’m not confusing you (with the explanation of) my name and if it’s so, just ignore it!
Im a full time photographer based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia as I already mention it in my “About” section. My interest in photography started in years 2009 when i was impress by the output from a DSLR camera compare to my Canon iXUS 50 Compact Camera especially the Bokeh or the out of focus effect and how sharp the photo can it took from it; and to get that effect I have to edit it in Photoshop. So I determine to get my first DSLR camera, Canon EOS 1000D and learn further more about photography. The more I get into photography the more I learn it’s just NOT about getting a great Bokeh effect or sharper image, it’s more beyond than that. Same goes when I’m going into Wedding Photography, the unsatisfied of my wedding photo back than (yup, they still using film) with lack of creativity & helping others couple to capture not just the beauty of their wedding ceremony but for most unforgettable moment of their life. Besides that, I’m also wanna keep some beautiful photo and memories especially the photo of my kids & my family for not only for the present day but also for future; “A photograph never grows old; a photograph always remains the same” – Wazari Wazir. It’s almost 4 years since I get started and I know that’s the passion inside me that keep me doing it, and I’m in the right path to take my photography to next level. Even though I have to wait for a long year to get their, I believe in hardworking, passion and to be patient to get success. Insha Allah sooner or later I will get there.
So with a bit (or maybe too much) explanation about myself also the 1st entry for blog, I’m hoping this can be a stepping stone and not too late for me to get start, get more experience and more friends out there to keep me blogging & photographing. Hope I can add another new post in the near future asap to keep my blog active, not just my recent work or maybe some of my past work but also about my life surrounds me, my other interest and things related to what I do to keep it fresh and not so boring (I hope so). Thank you once again and enjoy your stay here and feel free to contact me.