Take Three Vastly Different Photos of a Same View Using Different Strengths of Neutral Density Filters

Since my purchase of 10 stop neutral density (ND) filter , I’ve been trying to shoot three vastly different photos of a same view at blue hour, using 10 stop, 6 stop and 3 stop ND filters. I used to focus on capturing only one long exposure shot at the prime time of blue hour 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

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

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

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