Quarterly Best Pics (July-September 2017)

From top to bottom: Costa Rhu (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Marina Barrage, Qu (Japan) Performing at Baybeats 2017 (Singapore). This quarter has something new, the first two photos are from locations that I’ve never tried before, plus my rare attempt at outdoor music photography at night! In the final quarter of 2017, I’ll explore more Read more

How and Why I’ve Fallen in Love with Cityscape Photography at Blue Hour

I’m probably known as someone exclusively (or rather narrow-mindedly) shooting cityscape photography at twilight and dusk, but here’s my how and why, plus a few other random facts. How It All Started When I got my first DSLR (Nikon D60) back in 2009, my initial interest was sunny beachscape. Singapore (where I live) may not Read more

Qu Performing at Baybeats 2017 (Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, Singapore)

Recently I had an occasion to shoot Qu (pronounced “cue”), an awesome Japanese instrumental rock band fronted by a human beatbox at “Baybeats 2017”, the biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore. By the way, listen to Qu on YouTube , they’re real awesome! Technical Challenges Interestingly, shooting the live music event at night Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (April-June 2017)

From top to bottom: Marina Bay (Singapore), Shanghai Skyline from The Bund (China), Marina Bay (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Benjamin Sheares Bridge. The highlight of the quarter was our trip to Shanghai back in April. It wasn’t my first time travelling there but was the first time I got sunny weather (in fact, three days Read more

Optimize Images to Make Your Website Load Faster: Finding a Balance Between Photo Quality and File Size

There is one thing I’ve been working on recently, which is making my website load faster. With more people using their mobile devices to access websites these days, Google now uses page loading speed as one of the search engine ranking factors, and has introduced Google PageSpeed Insights where they give your website a score Read more

Give Your Photos a Home: Starting Your Photography Website on a Platform That Best Suits You

As an aspiring photographer, you may be regularly posting photos on places like Facebook, Instagram or Flickr, but those places aren’t really called “your website”, and you shouldn’t be building your photography home on “rented land”, i.e. platforms that you have no control over. Hence, if you still don’t have your website, getting it setup Read more

Selling Photography Print with Fotomoto (with Brief Fotomoto Review)

I’ve now started selling print and digital download on demand directly on this little space online, using a print fulfillment service called Fotomoto . I’m not sure whether there is any demand at all, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I’m quite happy that I’ve finally got it started! Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (January-March 2017)

From top to bottom: Marina Bay (Singapore), Singapore Skyline with Merlion, Singapore Skyline from Esplanade, Nishihama Beach (Okinawa, Japan). This is something I’ve never mentioned before, but my initial interest in photography was sunny beachscape like this Nishihama Beach photo above. It didn’t take me too long before realizing the beauty at twilight and dusk Read more

To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere

“If you build it, they will come.” is a famous quote from 1989 film “Field of Dreams”, but this is certainly not the case when it comes to running a website. I started this website in September 2014, but even after 2.5 years, the traffic still remains pretty low. Not Humanly Possible to “Be Everywhere Read more

Flickr or 500px or Both?

I’m not someone very active with social networks (Tumblr is the one and only place I stay active). That said, as a photography enthusiast, I do have an account with both Flickr and 500px , but haven’t been as active as I’d want to be, having uploaded only 10+ photos each. This is because I’ve Read more

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