Blue Hour Photography in Singapore and Beyond

Photo of the Month (June 2022)

Photo of the Month (June 2022) Photographed on 26 June 2022 at Gardens by the Bay (Singapore). Followed by May’s POTM, June’s POTM is also Gardens by the Bay photo, but shot from a different spot. Personally, I prefer this spot more, because this is the sun-setting side of the sky with Singapore Flyer included. …

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What I am Doing Now (1 July 2022)

As my ongoing effort to “go smaller”, I’m also trying to offload photography accessories that I’m no longer using. I have several of such items like my previous tripod (Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 ), Manfrotto XPRO Aluminum 5-Section Monopod , Gorillapod Focus , B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter , etc. These things served me well in the …

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What I am Doing Now (17 June 2022)

Once again, I’m changing the post format. 😅 Really can’t make up my mind. No more blogging, just occasional “photography life” updates only. So, recently I’m thinking about making my gear smaller, e.g. shooting with a smaller camera and possibly with a single lens only. For starters, I replaced my tripod with Manfrotto 055XPRO4 , …

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Photo of the Month (April 2022)

Photo of the Month (April 2022) Photographed on 21 April 2022 at Esplanade (Singapore). I skipped POTM in March, as there wasn’t any worthy photo. 😅 For April, I’ve got one that is a clear choice (to me)! For years, I always shot this Singapore CBD view in landscape orientation, but have recently started shooting …

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Photo of the Month (February 2022)

Photo of the Month (February 2022) Photographed on 18 February 2022 at Esplanade (Singapore). I shot from this spot a number of times before, but all in landscape orientation, so this was the first time shooting vertically and quite liked it! 😃 In fact, although it’s still in February, I’d say that this photo will …

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Is It about Time to Redefine Photography in the Name of Art?

When an article critical of excessive photo manipulation (such as replacing the sky, adding fake reflections on water) is posted on photography news websites, it often generates a ton of comments, both in agreement and disagreement. My guest post last year with PetaPixel (Photoshop’s Sky Replacement Makes Photography Something It’s Not ) garnered 150+ comments …

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Blue Hour Photography and Night Photography Are Not the Same

I often come across people mixing up “blue hour photography” with “night photography”, but to me, those are distinctively different. In a timeline, SUNSET comes first, followed by TWILIGHT, DUSK, and then NIGHT arrives. The time between sunset and dusk is known as BLUE HOUR, colouring the sky deep blue, especially towards the end of …

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