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- Explore, learn and grow your creative skill like Malaysia A-list photographer Acacia Diana as she shares with us her photography adventure while traveling
- What is your favourite part of traveling?
- Name your 5 personal favorite travel destinations.
- As a photographer, what are your favorite shots to capture while traveling?
- Does traveling help to contribute creativity to your work?
- Can you share with us some of your easy photography tips that our readers can follow when they are traveling?
Explore, learn and grow your creative skill like Malaysia A-list photographer Acacia Diana as she shares with us her photography adventure while traveling
A woman who doesn’t need an introduction, Acacia is definitely one of my personal favorites! Be it for traveling content or portrait shots, consider her ideations and photography skill to be among the best for all creative souls’ to follow. Period!
Amazingly, her life doesn’t just revolve around creating creative content. From traveling to studying, working, volunteering, and being an active youth in the community – Acacia has been a great advocate towards life. Oh did I also mentioned that she is the Canon Youth Ambassador? Yes, that’s right! Keep on reading to know this inspiring soul better.
What is your favourite part of traveling?
“This sounds cliche, but it’s always about expanding your own view of the world, and your mindset. In the current society we live it, it can feel like you’re living in a cocoon: a standard way of living, a standard set of friends, a standard daily routine. It’s not wrong, but through traveling, I’m reminded that we can be whoever and whatever we aspire to be, regardless of perceptional constraints and what’s considered trending and cool in certain social circles. So once you take down the subconscious mental barrier, you’re able to explore your potential and live outside the box a bit more.”
Name your 5 personal favorite travel destinations.
“Visited: Iceland, Maldives, Japan, UK, India. Maybe Wadi Rum in Jordan too.
Wish to visit: South America, Kenya, Morocco, New Zealand, Hawaii.”
As a photographer, what are your favorite shots to capture while traveling?
“I’ve always loved vistas. One of the first things I like to do when I get to a new place is to find a high vantage point. From there you can get a bearing and a semi tangible sense of your location. You’ll see the height and hues of the buildings, the size of the streets, or how vast the hills go on and on on the horizon. I like photos from high and far away places. Like a bird’s view. It’d be awesome to live like a bird for one day. The closest thing would be a pilot, but a pilot doesn’t get to swoop in and change angles.”
Does traveling help to contribute creativity to your work?
“Absolutely. And perhaps not just in the obvious way either. For example, there’s a certain way the sunlight streams down in London, that’s very different than how it shines in Kuala Lumpur. And the slight variation in color and light helps me find ways to photograph differently at both locations. So, in turn, this enhances my technical skills and creativity in photography.
The other subtle way is in how you’re exposed to different nuances from each location – different textures, colors, views. You end up soaking all these diversity and bringing a part of it to your work in the most unlikely ways. Like how during this RMO I started my Home Travel Series. “
Can you share with us some of your easy photography tips that our readers can follow when they are traveling?
“(1) get the basics right. photography is about light mostly, so once you know how to set your camera to adjust to certain light settings, you should be good to go. look for inspiration. (2) follow your fav photographers, look at postcards and travel publications, see how they photograph and what resonates with your and your style and (3) practice and just keep shooting :)”