About Justin Ng

In the world of photography, the name Justin Ng is steadily rising and becoming recognized as an award-winning photographer based in Singapore.  Starting out as a self-taught photographer in September 2010, Justin Ng has garnered his photographic experience from a diverse range of subjects, events and locations eventually earning recognition and publication in world-famous media sources like the BBC, CNN, National Geographic, Yahoo!, Space.com, EarthSky, UniverseToday and just to name afew. Justin is currently a writer / content contributor at Space.com.

To learn more about him and what is in store for you with respect to his special skills, here are some of the categories that he excels in:

Actual Day, ROM and Pre-Wedding Photography

Justin Ng officially started with wedding photography when he first launched his business via Facebook in September 2010.  Within a few months, he was granted admission to three premiere photography associations:  (1) The AG|WPJA or the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, which is an international organization of wedding photojournalists who shoot in artistic styles and capture unscripted wedding moments; (2) The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) which is dedicated to the special interests and needs of wedding and portrait photographers; and, (3) the Royal Photographic Society which is the world’s oldest photographic society in existence.

In the years that followed since he started his wedding photography business, he has received multiple awards from the AG|WPJA international wedding photography competitions and he has been named as one of Asia’s Top 30 Photographers by Signature Weddings.

Sports and Events Photography

On the other side of the broad spectrum of capturing images, Justin Ng established himself more than capable of capturing highly dynamic and intense photographs that are more sports and event related.  For instance, he became an official photographer of Singapore Karting Championship several times in 2012.  He also became official photographer for Singapore National Games, One Fighting Championship and SCC Rugby 7s at Padang in the same year.

His first stint as an events photographer started during the Vision Magic by Lawrence Khong and Priscilla Khong, and Chingay 2011 celebration, after which, he became its official photographer for the event in the succeeding years, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  He was also the official photographer for Miss Bikini International Singapore 2012.

Astrophotography

Among his many claims to fame, Justin Ng can be considered highly famous because of his astounding astrophotographs that have found their way into the most notable publications.  It was during most of 2013 when his astrophotographs landed in National Geographic, like his photos of the Milky Way in Mount Bromo and his photo of the Eta Aquarid Meteor became one of National Geographic Editors’ Favorites.  His photo of 3 native Indonesians under the Milky Way galaxy which was published in National Geographic was ranked No. 2 among more than 1.4 million photos.  His “Yi Peng Lantern Festival” photo was also featured in the same magazine as well as in the New York Daiy News, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Washington Post and other news media.

Other astrophotographs like the Perseids Meteor Shower, Nova Delphini 2013, Moon Halo and Milkyway, Comet ISON and Lovejoy images were picked up by online science sites like EarthSky.org, UniverseToday and Space.com.

Timelapse Photography

In 2012, Justin Ng expanded his bag of tricks and moved up a level into Timelapse Photography.  His most famous Timelapse video, the Mount Bromo Timelapse movie, was featured in both EarthSky’s and Space.com’s Facebook page and website, several times.  The actual story of the video was featured in WorldNews.com, Mashable, Mother Nature Network and other related online sites.  In fact, this video won the Grand Prize in the World Photography Awards (Timelapse category) and PDN Photo Annual Winner of the Year on April 2013.

Other notable achievements

Apart from his noteworthy advances in his fields of photography, Justin Ng also has these notable achievements under his belt:

  • First photographer in Singapore to launch his own iPhone application, which won People’s Choice Award during the Asia’s Top 50 Apps 2011 competition
  • Successfully engaged photography enthusiasts in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Dubai and Beijing.
  • Finalist in 2013 Sony World Photography Awards (Top 10 entries out of more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries)
  • Second Prize, 2013 Sony Singapore National Award
  • 1st Prize, Cinemagraph and Time-lapse Competition by World Photography Awards (Timelapse Category)
  • 2nd Place (Professional), International Photography Awards 2013
  • PDN Photo Annual Winner of the Year 2013
  • Asia's Top 30 Photographers by Signature Weddings
  • Top 6 Landscape Photographers in the World by Pixoto.com
  • Canon EOS World Photographer of the Year 2013
  • Writer / Content Contributor at Space.com in February 2014
  • Finalist in 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award
  • Successfully held astrophotography talks in Malaysia and Dubai in 2014
  • Successfully held astrophotography talk in Manila in 2015
  • #1 Astrophotographer in the World by Top Ten Magazine
  • Appointed as a Licensed Travel Agency by Singapore Tourism Board on 04 August 2015

TIMELINE

Milestones (2010 to 2013)


Sep 2010: Started wedding photography and created his business page, Justin Ng Photography, in Facebook.
Nov 2010: Granted admission to AG|WPJA, WPPI and The Royal Photographic Society

Feb 2011: Photographer for Chingay 2011 under Chingay Khakis Group
Mar 2011: Achieved multiple awards from AG|WPJA international wedding photography competition.
Apr 2011: First photographer in Singapore to develop and launch his iphone application.
Jun 2011: Hosted international photography competition in his facebook page for the first time with 5,000 fans.
Aug 2011: First photographer in Singapore to achieve a fan base of more than 70,000 and more than 1.5 million post views. (Wall Photos | Facebook)
Sep 2011: Listed as Singapore’s Top 30 Business Brands on Facebook by SGEntrepreneurs.
Sep 2011: Appointed as the Leader for Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk for Singapore
Oct 2011: First photography company in Singapore to launch LIVE projections on all ipads and iphone devices and LIVE SMS service!
Oct 2011: Justin Ng Photo iphone application has been nominated as one of Asia’s Top 50 apps.
Oct 2011: Fan page achieved more than 3.1 million views with more than 96,000 active monthly users for Sep 2011. (Wall Photos | Facebook)
Oct 2011: Achieved 100,000 fans on 8 Oct 2011.
Oct 2011: Justin Ng Photo iphone app won People’s Choice Award during the inaugural Asia’s Top 50 Apps 2011 competition.
Oct 2011: Winner of Asia Top 50 Apps featured on SGEntrepreneurs
Oct 2011: Appointed as the Official Photographer for Chingay 2012 on 21 Oct 2011.
Oct 2011: Interviewed and featured on Channel 8 News on 23 Oct 2011. – Justin Ng Photo Featured on Channel 8 News! - YouTube
Nov 2011: Interviewed and featured on SGEntrepreneurs
Nov 2011: Featured on Singapore Karting Championship 2011
Nov 2011: Featured on Singtel Innovation Exchange
Dec 2011: Featured on New Nation on 1 Dec 2011
Dec 2011: Interview and Featured on Shin Min Daily News on 8 Dec 2011

Feb 2012: Named as Asia’s Top 30 Photographers by Signature Weddings
Apr 2012: Judge for a photography event on 14 Apr 2012, My Neighborhood Gem, by PMET division in People’s Association
May 2012: Appointed as the leader for a photography interest group, Ministry of Photography, supported by PMET division in People’s Association
May 2012: Listed as Top 5 business brand in facebook in Singapore. (Source: Social Bakers)
May 2012: Speaker at Republic Polytechnic on My Photography Journey
June 2012: Produced Mount Bromo Timelapse HD Movie
June 2012: Speaker at SAFRA Mount Faber on Mount Bromo Timelapse Photography
July 2012: Official photographer for Singapore Karting Championship Round 2 at F1 Pit Building
Aug 2012: Led his first astrophotography trip to Mount Bromo
Sep 2012: Speaker and Judge for PIXELS 2012
Sep 2012: Official photographer for Singapore Karting Championship Round 3 at Kartright Speedway
Oct 2012: Official photographer for One Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings at Singapore Indoor Stadium
Oct 2012: Judge for Destination Fame 2012 by Loreal Matrix. View here.
Oct 2012: Official photographer for Party in Pink Zumbathon . Completed 1st trial of our new photo streaming service.
Oct 2012: Official photographer for Singapore Karting Championship Round 4 (first day-to-night race) at F1 Pit Building. Completed 2nd trial of our new photo streaming service.
Nov 2012: Official photographer for SCC Rugby 7s at Padang.
Nov 2012: Official photographer for Miss Bikini International Singapore 2012
Dec 2012: Asian Geographic Asia Without Borders Photography Competition Finalist
Dec 2012: My first international photography exhibition in Xiapu, China. Took some shots during my stay in Xiapu and you may view it here.
Dec 2012: Left my first footprints in National Geographic after NatGeo editors selected and featured two of my shots. View them here.
Dec 2012: Yi Peng Lantern Festival image featured in National Geographic's Travel Blog. View here.

Jan 2013: My milky way shot in Mount Bromo made it into the news headlines in National Geographic on 8 Jan 2013. View here.
Jan 2013: Milky way shot in Mount Bromo featured in Milky Way Scientist's Facebook Page. View here.
Jan 2013: Milky way shot in Mount Bromo shared in National Geographic's Facebook Page on 10 Jan 2013. View here.
Feb 2013: Organised a ONE FC photoshoot with more than 30 photographers in Kuala Lumpur on 2 Feb 2013 successfully! View here. View action shots here.
Feb 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse Movie featured in EarthSky's Facebook Page. View here.
Feb 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse Movie featured in EarthSky's Facebook Page again. View here.
Feb 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse Movie featured in EarthSky's website. View here.
Feb 2013: Finalist (Top 10 entries out of more than 122,000 entries from 170 countries.) in Sony World Photography Awards 2013. View here or View here.
Feb 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse Movie featured twice in Space.com's Facebook Page. View here and View here
Feb 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse Movie featured in Space.com's website. View here.
Feb 2013: Named as Top 6 Landscape Photographers in the world by Pixoto. View here or view here for Pixoto Profile.
Feb 2013: Yi Peng Lantern Festival image featured and published in New York Daily News, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Yahoo! News, Mashable, The Guardian, The Washington Post, FStoppers, MSN, AOL, Yahoo! News Singapore
Feb 2013: Story on Mount Bromo timelapse on Space.com, Yahoo! News, Mashable, Mother Nature Network, LiveScience, The Sydney Morning Herald (Video on Demand TV), WorldNews.com and AccuWeather.com
Feb 2013: Marina Bay Countdown 2013 Photo Competition - 2nd Prize
Feb 2013: Official Photographer for Chingay Parade 2013
Mar 2013: See | Me International Photography Competition - Finalist (Top 50 out of more than 630,000 creatives)
Mar 2013: "Farmers in Yang Jia Xi Village" image published in Garuda Colors Inflight Magazine March 2013 Issue (Page 20)
Mar 2013: Sony Singapore National Award - 2nd Prize
Mar 2013: Featured in Canon EOS World
Mar 2013: Featured and published in The New Paper (Page 14) on 20 March 2013.
Mar 2013: Speaker on Mount Bromo Timelapse Photography supported by Canon EOS World, SMU and Cathay Photo
Apr 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse Trailer - World Photography Awards (Timelapse Category) - Grand Prize
Apr 2013: Yi Peng Lantern Festival Image and Mount Bromo Timelapse Trailer exhibited in Somerset House, London.
Apr 2013: MMA image selected as cover page photo for GONG, the longest running MMA magazine in the world. View here.
Apr 2013: Yi Peng Lantern Festival Image published in  联合早报 . View here.
Apr 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse - PDN Photo Annual - Winner of the Year 2013. View here and here.
May 2013: Mount Bromo Timelapse featured in MailOnline, one of the largest news site in UK. View here and View here.
May 2013: Eta Aquarid Meteor image featured in Space.com. View here and here.
May 2013: Eta Aquarid Meteor named as one of the Best Space Photos of the week on 12 May 2013 by Space.com. View here.
May 2013: Eta Aquarid Meteor was broadcasted on a news TV station based in USA, Maryland. View here.
May 2013: Yi Peng Lantern image published in Garuda Colors Inflight Magazine. View here.
May 2013: Judge for Montage 2013 organised by NUSPS. View here.
Jun 2013: Eta Aquarid Meteor - National Geographic Editors' Favorites
Jul 2013: Developed and launched JNP Astronomy Tools on 22 Jul. View here.
Aug 2013: The day I started imaging deep sky objects on 1 Aug.
Aug 2013: Perseids Meteor Shower 2013 featured in EarthSky.com on 13 Aug.
Aug 2013: Nova Delphini 2013 image featured in Space.com, NBCNews.com, Yahoo! News Singapore, Huffington Post on 21 Aug.
Aug 2013: Moon Halo and Milkyway image featured in EarthSky.com on 16 Aug and Space.com on 23 Aug
Aug 2013: Moon Halo and Milkyway image was featured one of the Best Night Sky Photos of the Week on 24 Aug in Space.com.
Aug 2013: Aurora video was featured in MailOnline, one of the largest news sites in UK.
Sep 2013: Named by Space.com as one of the veteran astrophotographers of Singapore.
Sep 2013: Magellanic clouds above Mt Bromo published in Space.com.
Sep 2013: 3 native indonesians warming up under milkyway galaxy image published in National Geographic and ranked number 2 among more than 1.4mil photos.
Sep 2013: Nova Delphini 2013 image published in BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Oct 2013 - International Photography Awards (IPA) 2013 - 2ND PLACE (Professional) - View here.
Oct 2013 - International Photography Awards (IPA) 2013 - 6 Honorable Mentions (Professional)
Oct 2013 - "Yi Peng Lantern Festival" image featured in National Geographics "The Night" story. View here.
Oct 2013 - "Rare Zodiacal Light" image published in EarthSky.com.
Oct 2013 - "Yi Peng Lantern Festival" image published in Viajes National Geographic Magazine based in Spain (Page 78). View here.
Oct 2013 - One Fighting Championship images published in Yahoo! Sports Singapore.

Check out the rest of my accolades at http://www.justinngphoto.com/category/awards-published-works-2014/

Testimonials

"Although I'm about to kill Justin for posting the ultra candid shots he took of me, I have to admit he did a great job at it. The photos taken are natural n it reveals the unspoken emotion at that moment. I am suddenly in love with myself again!!! Muahahaha Sincere thanks to u Justin :) u lightened my nervousness n ur photos will always bring back those fond memories of my special night :) I'm so glad that i had u as my photographer!!! Lucky lucky me!!! Thank u thank u Justin :)" - Melvin and Serene

"Glad to have engaged Justin for photography services! A friendly, warm and jovial photographer! Special thanks for capturing many unique moments of the day for us. Appreciate all the hardwork and efforts. Overall, well done and you've greatly exceeded our expectations!" - Jorwe and Sinli

"It was really great to have you guys shooting for us today! You all made this event much more fun and memorable. " - Dylan and Lili

"You really captured all the special moments. We are very pleased with your 100% service!  We will surely recommend you to all our friends! Thank you for the patience, your creativity, your never-ending smile, your effort, and... for giving your all to our wedding! you guys are amazing!" - Resty and Caren

"His photography just captures the intrinsic details in every shot, the expression, feelings... and so on. Its almost astonishingly alive.." - Albert and Panadda