One View with Two Different Takes: In-focus and Out-of-focus Cityscapes with Bokeh Lights

A few months ago, I published a post titled Photographing Out-of-focus Blue Hour Cityscapes with Bokeh Lights, and I’m back here with more of those fascinating out-of-focus photos PLUS in-focus photos photographed together. If you’re a regular visitor of my Tumblr , you may be aware that I’ve been hooked on out-of-focus cityscapes with bokeh Read more

Copying What Others Have Already Photographed Versus Finding Your Own Unique Perspective

Whether it’s in my local city (Singapore) or travel destinations, I use online resources like Flickr to scout potential cityscape shooting spots. You might think that those spots are rather “over-photographed” or what I’m doing is simply “copying what others have already photographed”, but I’m quite happy with this approach because those spots are over-photographed Read more

Shooting Singapore CBD with Dan

Back in April, my friend Daniel (Daniel E Lee Photography ) from Sydney came to Singapore for a short trip, and we went shooting together at my favourite Esplanade area! I met him on Tumblr a few years ago (I don’t remember how it started exactly) and we have been speaking a lot using Tumblr Read more

Is There Any One Long Exposure Setting That Works in All Situations?

Is there any one long exposure setting that works in all situations? Question came in from Ron There is no definite answer to this, but I typically start the long exposure 10 to 5 minutes before the end of dusk (check gaisma.com for your local dusk time) using f/11 or f/13 with a base shutter Read more

Long Exposure Photographers’ Worst Nightmares

Recently I’ve got another guest post (How to Avoid Blurry Long Exposure Images with Proper Tripod Setup ) published on DPS (Digital Photography School) website. Please check out if you haven’t yet! In fact, setting a tripod too tall in high winds and ending up with blurry images is quite a common rookie mistake. I Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (January-March 2018)

From top to bottom: Shanghai Skyline from Opposite The Bund (China), Singapore Skyline from Esplanade (x2), Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque (Brunei), Shenton Way (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Esplanade. I can’t believe that a quarter of 2018 has all but gone. In terms of photography, it’s been one of the most fruitful quarters, though. Apart Read more

Photographing Out-of-focus Blue Hour Cityscapes with Bokeh Lights

One sunny evening, I was shooting BTS (behind the scenes) shots of my clamp tripod in downtown Singapore. Then somehow got into a playful mode and shot out-of-focus cityscapes with pleasing bokeh lights that I had seen many times before but never got around to try it myself. Since my first attempt, I’ve been a Read more

Shooting BTS (Behind the Scenes) Photos with Sub Camera

Recently I’ve done a number of BTS (behind the scenes) shots, showing how I use a clamp tripod, etc. during golden hour. Why golden hour? It’s simply because of soft and warm light of golden hour making the images look gorgeous! As a perfectionist, I want all the images on this website (including BTS photos, Read more

Another Try Shooting Cityscapes at Blue Hour with 10 Stop ND Filter

Today happens to be 14 February. Happy Valentine’s Day for all my lady readers (if there are any)! Well, this post isn’t going to be romantic at all cos it’s about 10 stop ND filter once again. ;) As you may have read in my recent post, I just dismissed the idea of using 10 Read more

“Blue Hour” That Lasts for (Almost) a Full Hour

Recently I had an interesting conversation with an editor of Digital Photography School website when I got my guest post (How to Find the Best Possible Time to Shoot Cityscapes at Blue Hour ) accepted. “Blue hour” generally refers to the time between sunset and dusk, and in Singapore (where I live) it’s always 20+ Read more

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