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Interview by Elements Magazine

I was very privileged to be considered for an exclusive interview with Elements Magazine. Below is just a small extract. Beware that some questions, such as those below, are totally not related to photography!

For the full interview, read it here. Let me know what you think!

 

What do you have to tell from your photos?
At the beginning, my main aim was only to mimic and capture the inspiring scenery that I came across in books and magazines. However, as I continued on my photographic journey, I realised that I could help raise awareness about the environment through my images. I would like to put out a message to people that our world is indeed a beautiful one, and it can only remain the way it is if each and every one of us act now and do our part to conserve its natural beauty. A simple example would be to cut down on our consumption of plastic bags and disposable utensils. These seem like tiny steps, but collectively, they will be able to make a huge impact on us as well as future generations.

 

What would you do if you’ve won a million dollars?
I will give most of it back to society in the form of building hospitals and schools for the poor as well as providing homes and food to the needy. There are far too many people that are worse off than me, and although it might be insignificant on my part, I hope I will be able to contribute something to make their lives better.

 

For a list of interviews and features, please refer to http://www.truphotos.com/2012/02/09/interviews-features-showcases-and-published-works/

Accepted as a Getty Images contributor and A Whole New World

I was recently informed that I have been officially accepted as a Getty Images contributor! Another small step forward :)

Just very briefly, Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage, music and other premium content. In terms of photography, it’s something like an online image stock library. It’s definitely an honour to be accepted.

Some of my works was published at Cromoart: http://www.cromoart.de/wordpress/2012/02/external-photo-inspiration-great-pictures-by-deng-weizhong/

 

This image was taken some time ago after a storm in the late afternoon, just before Chinese New Year to be exact. The sun blasted out from behind the passing dark clouds and cast its magic on the other side of the sky. I was preparing for this moment of beauty since the heavy rain from early afternoon.

Grabbing my camera and ultra wide angle lens, I leaned out as far as I could from my window to prevent the ledges at the top/bottom from encroaching into the frame while attempting to encompass the entire arc. I was not using a strap, so I was grabbing my camera so hard for fear that it might slip off my clammy fingers. Believe me when I say that both my hands were shaking with excitement. It was my first experience to witness and capture a full rainbow. Moreover a double rainbow. I was not thinking straight at that time and almost half of my body was dangling dangerously out of the window.

The risks we take to get nice images…