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

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

How to Use Gel ND Filters with Nikon 14mm (f/2.8)

Unlike other ultra wide angle prime lenses, Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) can take neutral density (ND) filters, albeit via a small gel filter slot at the rear of the lens, which is the very reason I’ve chosen this particular lens over others. As a cityscape photographer shooting at blue hour, I simply can’t do without ND 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

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 1

Being an enthusiast cityscape photographer shooting at twilight and dusk (a.k.a. blue hour), I’m a bit obsessed with shooting wider. Going from 27mm (Cropped Sensor DSLR) to 18mm (Full Frame DSLR): A Real Game Changer Firstly, replacing Nikon D7000 (cropped sensor DSLR) with Nikon D610 (full frame DSLR) back in 2014 let me go much Read more

Quarterly Best Pics (July-September 2015)

Going forward, I’m posting top 3 photos taken in each quarter of the year. These photos are from the last quarter, July-September 2015. From top to bottom: Hong Kong Skyline, Marina Bay (Singapore), Singapore Skyline from Esplanade. Hong Kong Skyline photo taken at The Peak is the highlight of the quarter, as I was finally Read more

Tripod Talks

When I started taking photos with DSLR, I wasn’t aware of the importance of choosing a right tripod, using and maintaining it right way. I’ve slowly learned the lessons by making ignorant mistakes like setting it up too tall in high winds and ending up with photos that are not sharp. A tripod is really Read more

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