Blogger, photographer and creator are just a few titles Ambrivert holds and tells why
What motivates you?
Ambrivert: Gratitude. I’m grateful for every tiny thing and that keeps me smiling. I’m grateful for the life I
have and I don’t take it for granted. That’s what enables me to jump out of bed in the
morning and attack the day.
What is your thought process when deciding your next piece?
Ambrivert: When it comes to articles, it’s all about the process. I usually begin with the title which comes
to me through inspiration. Either I see or read something or it’s just a random thought. The
rest of the article takes shape through discovery. I begin with an idea and it evolves with a
little bit of time and effort. I try to live by, “write without fear, edit without mercy.” I usually
have a rough idea of what I want it to look like, but in the end, I always surprise myself.
What advice would you give someone who is interested in art but doesn’t know if they
have what it takes to do it professionally?
Ambrivert: Have more confidence in yourself and your craft, but balance that with always staying
humble and a student of your craft.
What’s your favorite type of art?
Ambrivert: I don’t have a favorite type of art. For me, art is anything that’s done for its own sake.
You’re doing it because you want to and you enjoy it. Art varies from a painting on a wall that
evokes emotion to a handcrafted item made out of wood, or music, or even the iPhone
you’re using every day, or a figure skating gliding over the ice. I consider anything that
inspired me as art.
How do the elements of changes in the world affect your craft if any?
Ambrivert: Good question. I try to adapt to the world and my surroundings the best I can. While also
trying to leave my mark upon it by changing it in return.
What are 3 unknown talents you would like to share?
Ambrivert: I can ice skate, play guitar and fight(I’ve been doing MMA for 8 years).
Where would be your DREAM location for your work to be showcased?
Ambrivert: At the moment. Anywhere and everywhere. I enjoy it more to see my photos used by
everyday bloggers compared to seeing them in a magazine or art museum.
Who or what first got you to channel your creativity to paper?
Ambrivert: I discovered WordPress in mid-2016 and thought why not give blogging a try. I then
proceeded to write a few photography tutorials. Between then and now I’ve had back and
forth with being active on my site. But about a year ago I discovered I am so fulfilled by
inspiring other artists through writing articles and sharing my photos.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Ambrivert: Still engaging with my community, probably from New Zealand.
What’s your favorite piece that you created so far?
This is my favorite photo
My favourite article, so far, is “10 Photography Tips
[https://wandering-ambivert.com/2020/06/17/10-phone-photography-tips/]”, as it has helped
so many people improve their photography.
What’s it like being around wildlife?
Ambrivert: An absolutely indescribable feeling. Especially having the opportunity to get close to them,
as was my experience with rhino tracking in the Omboroko Mountains in Namibia.
Where is your favorite place to capture photos of animals in their natural surroundings?
What has been the scariest aspect of your work that would surprise people?
Ambrivert: The unknown. Mishaps are always happening. Or there’s a lion or hyena outside licking the
dew off of the tent. Although I always embrace the unexpected as it’s part of the journey and
What has been the hardest animals to get on film?
Ambrivert: Wild horses. They are by far one of my favorite animals. They are so beautiful and
majestic. I’ve been lucky enough to capture them in 2019. They were grazing right next to
the road. Usually, they are far away in the open plains.
Have confidence in your creative abilities. Keep it simple. Don’t overwork it. Don’t be
overambitious. Stay humble. Stay a student of your craft. Always do the best you can at that
point in time, no more. Tomorrow is another day.
I will be doing a Q&A on my site soon where you can ask me anything about blogging,
photography or creativity.