The original title of this essay was “Street Photography Is Hard”. After a bit of thinking, I had to append “Good” to the beginning of the title. After all, it has been several weeks since I posted any street photography related content. That is because it was so difficult to find street photographs I took which I feel is decent enough to share. Continue reading
Singapore 2017: The War Memorial, A Flower For The Lost
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Singapore went through a Japanese occupation during the world war 2. The island has had an overwhelmingly Chinese-majority population which lent their brethren in mainland China a lot of money and support in their fight against Japan. So when Singapore finally fell to the Japanese, the revenge of the occupiers was brutal. Continue reading
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting
Paris was… is not all what mainstream opinion would want you to believe it is. The strongest sentiments come from what I call the “common ladies’ fantasy”. In this version of foreign perception, Paris is a utopic dream destination where all your romantic dreams are fulfilled. Of course the naïve souls have never visited the place, or just spent a few days visiting as part of a Europe tour.
So after spending almost two weeks in Paris as part of my work, one of my new favourite pastimes now is crushing the shallow Parisian dreams of silly girls. Woo-hoo! Continue reading
Well it’s been too long since I have shared any images as I was busy messing around with Affinity Photo. Here is a set of architecture images – from a mix of modern and historic subjects. All images here were taken with a Nikon D610 and the Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED.
Staff in a subway in general are very wary of people taking pictures around for two reasons. Continue reading
In which we continue to look at the variety of Mall interiors and architecture along Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road shopping street.
The Orchard Central Mall occupies one of the top spots among the list of most interesting mall designs I have ever seen – though the decision for innovation in architecture may not be voluntary. It is built on a strip of land that is unusually long and also unusually narrow. The traditional “large open space in the center with retail levels rising around it” would limit the retail space available to individual shops and cause a feeling of being uncomfortably confined. Continue reading
“Prime lens or zoom lens?”
This continues to be among the top frequently-asked questions among the photography community. I personally came to the conclusion a while ago that unless you are doing a commercial shoot and require the best pixels possible, the zoom lens is the better choice. This is because you are far more likely to miss moments you have the wrong focal length on your camera or is busy changing lenses. A cloud could roll over and block your wonderful golden sun the one minute it takes you to change a lens – and stay there for the next 20 minutes. Meanwhile you keep losing other shots that you could have taken with another lens while waiting for the cloud to go away. Getting excellent pixels of great moments is better than having other-worldly pixels of nothing.
However you still can’t deny the great results produced by a prime lens. Continue reading