Shooting Cityscapes at Blue Hour with 10 Stop ND Filter (and Why I Didn’t Buy the Filter)

So far I only own 3 and 6 stop neutral density (ND) filters and have primarily used 6 stop ND filter (B+W 6 Stop ND Filter ) to create silky smooth water effect typically seen in my waterfront cityscape photos with long exposure (as seen in my Top 50 Photo Gallery). Then, I’ve recently tested Read more

2018 Plans and Hopes

Happy New Year to you all! It’s a new year, new start (and World Cup year for soccer fans like myself!). Before writing this post, I re-read my new year posts from the previous years and was surprised to find out how far I’ve come (well, not that far at all, but I’m much ahead Read more

My Top 5 Photos in 2017

From top to bottom: Marina Bay (Singapore) x2, Costa Rhu (Singapore), Shanghai Skyline from The Bund (China), Singapore Skyline from Esplanade. I must admit that this year wasn’t as fruitful as 2016 because I had a difficult time to fill the list, especially 4th and 5th photos. That said, the first three photos can top Read more

Looking Back 2017: Sticking It out Through and Through

Another year is passing by. A little sad, but the year end is also a time to slow down and enjoy the festive season! We (my family) are soon flying out of Singapore for a short holiday, but before getting on an airplane, let me revisit the goals I set out at the start of Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (October-December 2017)

From top to bottom: Singapore Skyline from Esplanade (x2), Clarke Quay (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Esplanade. All my best pics for this quarter once again come from those photographed locally. The 4th photo is something new, it’s a view opposite the famous Merlion (like a view seen from Merlion’s eyes). While almost everyone was taking Read more

Why I Don’t Talk about Post-production

There is one thing I’ve never talked about anywhere on this website, which is about post-production (a.k.a. post-processing). We all know that digital post-production has become an important part of photography. Then, why don’t I talk about it at all? There are three reasons. Reason No. 1 – I Don’t Do Much Post-production It’s true Read more

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

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