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

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

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