Jonathan Ong

Jonathan Ong

Photographer


Jonathan Ong

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Since I was young, I wanted to be an Investment Banker and drive a Ferrari.
During my big college exams, I got really sick and didn't do well for my Economics Paper.
Took photos for fun on weekends and blogged it.
Someone commented on my blog to follow him for a wedding.
Assisted him for 18 months. Then opened a studio together in Singapore & worked full time for 1 year.
Moved to Melbourne to Study Graphic Design for 4 years.
Now a full-time wedding photographer, and loving it.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Design and Visual Communications, General
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Career

Photographer

I'm a visual storyteller; photographer for weddings.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Journalism
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

On a typical weekday, I juggle editing photos and also meeting clients. On a typical wedding day, it's 10 hours of capturing fleeting moments.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Attend workshops by other professionals.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Make sure you love what you do. I can't stress how important loving what you do is.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Design and Visual Communications, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"When are you going to get a real job? (referring to wedding photography as not a real job)"

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues