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MALAYSIANSKINI | When Ronnie Bahari first picked up his camera, he only had guidebooks to guide him. This was the nineties - where the age of YouTube and TikTok tutorials had yet to have its moment - and Ronnie was on the cusp of his twenties.

In school, he recognised his interest in photography but was not able to afford a camera like some of his peers. He was 24 when he bought his first camera.

“Now, (picking it up) is so much easier with YouTube and all. There are so many platforms to learn about photography, and a lot of people are sharing that knowledge.

“Back in the 1990s when I started out, no one was really sharing this knowledge about photography.

“Other photographers were more worried that...

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