Welcome to the third featured photographer in the Amateurs Series, a regular column that looks to place the spotlight on those who often don’t receive the attention that is deserved. Once again this week I’ve gone to the local photography community and am proud to introduce Rachel Chin.

Rachel, welcome to the blog. Can you start by giving a brief introduction to the readers?

Hi there, I am Rachel W. Chin, from Taipei, Taiwan, now an associate project manger.

How long have you been into photography?

Since 2007, I’ve been into taking pictures of life events.

Seize the moment (in Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya, Japan).

Seize the moment (in Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya, Japan).

What got you started in photography?

The beauty of the nature, people and small things in daily life.

What kind of camera equipment do you use?

Currently using my mobile phone HTC M8, and occasionally Nikon D7000. In 2007, I first started with a Canon PowerShot SD700 IS.

-Sunset in temple.

-Sunset in temple.

Feast of Ghost Festival.

-Feast for the Buddhists at Taiwanese Ghost Festival.

What styles / subjects do you feel most comfortable with?

Landscape and street photography, mostly snapshots.

Where do you see your photography going? Will it always be a hobby, or do you hope to make some money from it one day?

A hobby, as I want to have fun and keep the passion going.

Chief Bhikkhuni

Chief Bhikkhuni

Bhikkhuni preparing lunch in Sangha . (Note: Bhikkhuni = female monk in Buddaism; Sangha = the monastic community of Buddhist monks or nuns).

Bhikkhuni preparing lunch in Sangha . (Note: Bhikkhuni = female monk in Buddaism; Sangha = the monastic community of Buddhist monks or nuns).

Are there any challenges you face when taking photos?

When taking photos, I always try to wait for the best moment, yet have to remind myself there’s no such thing as perfection, why not just live in the moment? I also find it challenging to keep up with the modern technology and the advanced photography techniques.

Is there anything else you wish to add?

Thank for your time and attention. Let’s seize the moment! “Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.”Berenice Abbott, 1898 – 1991

You can follow Rachel on Instagram.

Feast for the Ghosts at a Buddhist praying ceremony .

Feast for the Ghosts at a Buddhist praying ceremony .

That wraps up the third in this series. If you want to be featured, just let me know.