Travel photography Alex Soh shares tips and fave destinations for that perfect shot
SINGAPORE — You may have seen photographer Alex Soh’s pictures without even realising it.
His breathtaking images have been used as stock photos by Getty Images and have appeared on the covers of magazines, such as Christian publication, The Daily Bread.
But the Nikon Ambassador has also put his skills to good use by holding workshops, bringing photography enthusiasts on expeditions to different cities and organising charity efforts such as The Rice Project in Sri Lanka and The Philippines and Project Road in Cambodia.
“Over the years, I have been to many countries where I encountered the less fortunate. I was unable to forget what I saw and so I decided to do something about it,” he said. “It is always rewarding to find out how we have helped. When one Cambodian elder told me that the 2.7km road that we built not only helped the people but changed their lives as well, I was extremely touched and it made me want to do so much more.”
Despite traversing the globe from China to Chile, Soh has yet to experience a place that failed to inspire him — although he did say that there are times when he needs to put down his camera and just enjoy his surroundings.
Q: What do you do as a Nikon Ambassador?
A: I share my passion for photography with others. Nikon also creates online platforms and organises roadshows to enable photographers like us to share our passion, and supports me by providing professional gear whenever I am on a photography assignment.
Q: You’ve been capturing images of the world for 20 years. What do you think makes a great travel photo and what are some elements and qualities you need to be a travel photographer?