Shooting Surreal Looking Cityscapes with Long Exposure Using 10 Stop ND Filter at Pre-dusk

Hi there, hope you’re all doing well! Recently I got another guest post published at DPS (Digital Photography School). Please check out Tips for Shooting Out of Focus Cityscape Bokeh Images at Blue Hour if you haven’t yet. Today isn’t about out-of-focus cityscapes, though. It’s about 10 stop ND filter (revisiting again). You may remember Read more

Free eBook for Fotomoto Guide

Just letting you all know that I’ve created a short free eBook (PDF) titled “How to Sell Photography Prints Directly on Your Existing Website Using Fotomoto”. Fotomoto is a print on demand e-commerce widget that turns your existing photography website or blog into a print and digital download store (it works on a number of Read more

Consider Revisiting: You Learn Something New Every Time You Go Back

“Consider Revisiting: You Learn Something New Every Time You Go Back” is one of the headings I used in my recently-published guest post at DPS (Digital Photography School) titled How to Search Potential Cityscape Photography Spots Online Before Traveling . Please check it out if you haven’t yet! In there, I primarily talked about the Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (April-June 2018)

From top to bottom: Ang Thong National Marine Park (Koh Samui, Thailand), Marina Barrage (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Esplanade, Singapore Skyline from Benjamin Sheares Bridge, Shanghai Skyline from Lujiazui (China). The first half of 2018 is all but over. One day feels long (especially when I’m working at an unfulfilling day job), but half an Read more

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

Reader Question: 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

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