Have you ever wanted to learn how to take better photographs? Most people do and it makes sense considering how ubiquitous photography has become. Devices make it easier, as do apps like Instagram, to have a more controlled and intentional feel to your image. So, what if you want to shoot with a DSLR and not just your phone? Where can you learn the latest and greatest digital photography tips?
Micartttt founder Michael Chee, an accomplished photographer, thought the same thing. So, what was his solution? He formed a group of professional and advanced amateur photographers to help him launch his site where budding DSLR photographers can get that next push into a new level of understanding and creativity in image making.
Learning photography can be a bit daunting, but Chee and his network have found a way to make it easy to understand and even more simple to execute. KillerStartups recently spoke to Chee about what it’s like running a startup and here’s what he shared with us:
What’s your company about?
We are a community of experienced professional photographers of high level who come together to learn and share in our understanding of photography. Users can discover how to use your digital camera with our digital photography tips. It is intended to help beginners get started in photography, and become so good at it that they turn into advanced amateurs. However, accomplished photographers will also find useful photography tips and hints here.
Our primary objective is to help people to take better photographs. The aim of Micartttt World Photography is also to encourage public interest in photography, and for us to express our artistic and photographic skills as an appreciation and understanding of God’s creation. It is our sincere hope that you may learn and benefit all the tips and tricks of photography from our sites. Most of our customers are members of the international photography groups.
What’s the greatest thing about your company/website?
We are a community of experienced professional photographers of a very high level who come together voluntarily to learn and share in our understanding of photography.
How’d you come up with the name for your company?
My name is Michael. Since photography is considered an art, I combined the short form of my name MIC with ART, became MICART… subsequently, I changed it to MICARTTTT to emphasize my passion and love for artTTT!
What was your first computer?
A Sharp Notebook I got at the age of 23.
What time do you usually start work each day? How many hours a day do you usually work?
I usually start at 8 in the morning and right now I’m working 10 hours a day.
When’s the last time you went on vacation and where did you go?
A month ago I went to Cameron Highland in Malaysia. It was awesome!
What’s the very first thing you do at work every day?
The first thing I do at work is check emails.
When do your best ideas come to you? In bed in the morning? During dinner? On your third beer?
Usually, they come to me while I’m still in bed in the morning.
How many people did you start the company with and how many people work for you now?
We started out with 2 people and currently I have 25 people are working for me.
A lot of people have big ideas. What gave you the confidence to actually go after yours?
That’s easy: Passion.
Remember the early days of starting up? Describe the struggles you went through.
Tough but working very hard to achieve my goal. I worked till 2 to 3 am sometimes.
How do you handle frustration? What has been your biggest professional frustration?
I handle it by saying to myself, “Never give up, try, try and try till you succeed.” The most difficult and frustrating period was during the 1997 world economy crisis.
What’s your office environment like?
Generally, I like to listen to music while I work.
Who or what inspires you? Role models? Quotes? Running? Video games? Snack food?
“He who does not hope to win has already lost. ” & ” If it’s to be, It’s up to me.”
What would you do if you had a year off and $500,000 to spend (on something other than work)?
I’d bring my loved ones on a vacation and do some charity work and charity building.
Do you consider yourself a successful entrepreneur? If not, what’ll make you feel successful?
No, but I’m positive that my startup has huge opportunity and great potential!
What is your music streaming player of choice, and what are you listening to right now?
Window Media Player – Gangnam Style
Number 1 country you’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t yet? (And why that country?)
The Netherlands because it seems peaceful and scenic.
How can our readers get in touch with you?