I can hardly think of anything better than to start the day with a beautiful sunrise and camera in hand. But dont get me wrong, that doesn’t mean I like waking up for sunrises. Once your out there though, it feels like a fresh breathe of air and the whole world kinda stops.
Because Angela’s pieces have such vibrancy and life to them,
it’s just a joy to come across one.
- Jack Devine, Principal Partner of Artists Circle Fine Art
How it All Started
Reflecting back to my early childhood, I can really see how my family has molded me into the person I am today. I got bit by the travel bug at an early age. I get it from my dad who is a business owner that travels often for work. He’s a hard worker who never complained about spending 7 days a week at the office. He loved what he did and felt a lot of pride in his work.
I also grew up in a family where women weren’t afraid to express themselves. While I was in elementary school, my grandma used to live with our family and she loved to paint with chinese water color, learned the piano and would dance with me in our family kitchen. She taught me you’re never too old to stop learning, creativity keeps you feeling young and to always keep smiling.
My mom is in love with chinese opera and singing. There would be mornings where her singing would wake me up and I’d be super grumpy about it. Now that I think of it, she just couldn’t help doing what she loved. Its amazing to grow up with women and see that they truly love what they do.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found my passion in life at an early age. I took my first photo class in high school and haven’t looked back. I fell in love with the sound of the shutter and watching my prints develop in the darkroom. I grew up loving photography which has allowed me to look at the world differently. Not as objects and things but as shapes, color and design. I love that fact that photo and travel sort of go hand in hand. Its like the best combination ever. But if you happen to see me on an airplane please dont make fun of me. Im an ugly airplane sleeper.
Because of this, I’ve been lucky enough to have been featured in….
- The Washington Post
- Front Desk by DC Luxury Magazine
- Washington Flyer as one of the “Top 100 Travel Blogs”
I even have a video series featured in the Washington DC area airports giving tips on how to shoot the different monuments.
For a complete list, check out my Press page.
I’ve also had the honor of having my work featured by a few corporate clients including:
- The Carlyle Group (Washington DC)
- Kaiser Permanente (Virginia)
- PNC Bank (Maryland & VA)
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A Little More Personal…
A lot of people would describe my personality as calm and relaxed. But I think I’m just a happy person who loves to smile. If for some reason I wasn’t a photographer, I always say I’d be a dj. I love dancing and it looks like so much fun to get ppl on the dance floor having a good time. But even if I won the billion dollar jackpot, I imagine I’d still be taking pictures and posting to my blog daily
I married the man of my dreams in October 2012 who constantly pushes me to be a better person and photographer. We are the proud parents of the cutest puppy in the world, Frankenstein Lebron WooPan, or Frankie for short . Please be worried for our future children when we are picking out their names
And in case you’re wondering, the second best thing to photography is freshly cooked french fries. Yummmmmmm with lots of different dipping sauces.
Want to Learn How to Create Photos like me?
Along the way, I’ve picked up some of my own photo tricks and I share them with you in my ebook:
If you’re interested in learning more about High Dynamic Range Photography, be sure to pick it up. I’ve also included some great coupon codes and discounts for programs you may need.
What does the “B” stand for?
It’s my chinese name which is also my middle name. I originally wanted to have my middle initial to distinguish myself from all the other Angela Pan’s out there, especially the Chinese soap opera actress.
May I use your photos for Commercial Purposes?
If you plan on using the image for commercial purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I don’t see my favorite image listed for sale, can I still get a print?
May I use your image as my Facebook Cover Photo or post it on my blog?
Yes! Please feel free to share my images whever you’d like.
Just please make sure to link back to www.abpan.com for a photo credit.
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How can I keep up with your pictures?
I have the Canon 5D Mark II with:
- 17-40mm f4
- 100m Macro
- 50mm f1.8
- 24-105mm f4
Check out a complete list of all of my gear.
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
I think its a shame that people in certain parts of the world have to struggle for such a basic necessity as water.
That’s why I decided to do my part by donating 100% of the profits I make from my Youtube Channel to charity: water.
Questions or Comments?
So after all that, and if you still have any more questions, please feel free to email me here. I love emails. Weird? Yes. But I love them!