Hi, I’m Wei and I’m the owner/editor here at PhotoMentorNYC. My photographic journey began in 2015. It was that year, 2015, a cruise ship named Costa Atlantica made a round-the-world cruise. And luckily enough, I was one of the cruise members! That made me think: why don’t I get a professional camera.
So my first camera was Nikon D5300. After traveling to many countries with it and taking thousands of pictures, I developed a great fondness for photography. My idea of a professional photographer was formed. I nailed a photography interview by a company called “The Image Group” and started to work on Disney Cruise Line.
There, I had a chance to use different cameras, lenses, and lighting equipment. I did event photography and portrait photography during working time and took photos of landscapes, buildings, animals, plants, etc. in my spare time.
One year later, after I earned enough money, I upgraded my camera and lenses. Unfortunately, circumstances forced me to cease my career. Since then, I’d been on the go every day and left my camera in the moisture-proof box all the time. Finally, I sold out all my equipment when I was short of money.
I recently had more free time and decide to resume photography as a hobby. My enthusiasm was sparked once I touched my new camera. I realized I needed photography to make my life rich and colorful so that I could escape the hustle and bustle of the city and come back full of energy.
This domain was previously owned by Chris Corradino, an international photographer, instructor, and writer based in the North Island of New Zealand. He had inspired lots of photographers in New York through his private classes.
I admired his great job and used this domain to start my site to shed some light on how to take a great photo. I hope some people who come to my site will develop a hobby of taking photos to enrich their lives. Photography allows me to have a real connection to the world and purify my soul. I hope it will help you too!