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

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

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

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

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

Selling Photography Print with Fotomoto (with Brief Fotomoto Review and FREE eBook Giveaway)

I’ve now started selling print and digital download on demand directly on this little space online, using a print fulfillment service called Fotomoto . I’m not sure whether there is any demand at all, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so I’m quite happy that I’ve finally got it started! Read more

What’s in My Camera Bag

Recently I was asked this particular question, so here I’m creating my version of “what’s in my bag” post (as of December 2016, my current bag is Transit BP 350 AW Camera Backpack from Lowepro ). Although I have a dedicated page for gear guide (6 Gear for Long Exposure Photography), this post serves as Read more

Using Manfrotto Super Clamp Tripod for Blue Hour Photography

Places like observation decks sometimes don’t allow tripods to be brought in. There are also places that have no suitable space to set up a regular tripod. In such cases, I’ve often used Gorillapod (mini tripod), but to be honest, I’m not fully convinced with this option. Although its load capacity says 5kg (I’m using Read more

Stop Comparing Your Photos with Others

I guess this is not just me, but I used to compare my own mediocre photos with those popular ones online and felt quite discouraged, thinking that my photos are no match and felt like quitting photography altogether. Not just once, many times indeed. It went to extremes that I even stopped seeing other photographers’ Read more

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