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

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

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

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

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

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

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