I'm a Singapore event photographer; specializing in corporate events, weddings and birthday parties.


Greenridge Primary School, Singapore

  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8.
  • At 35mm, f11, 1/250 seconds, ISO 100. 
  • Program exposure, center weighted metering, auto white balance. If there's enough light and the light is even, you can go full auto, no problem. 
  • Picasa: Straightened, auto contrast. The auto contrast did a good job, made the photo glow.

Americans would call this a grade school or elementary school. Children study here for 6 years, from age 7 to 12. First grade is called Primary One (Malaysians call it Standard One). There's a major standardized national exam at the end of Primary Six, called PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination).

The building is one long block, but from this angle, looking from the canal, you can't see the rest of the building. New schools such as this, look pretty fancy. And this is just an average neighborhood school.

It's 9am on a Saturday morning, bright sunshine. I got lucky with the sky. I didn't add any color, honest. And note how effective the splash of green on the left, is. Try and imagine the photo without it.

There are some messy tree branches at the bottom of the photo. I didn't want to crop them out because I didn't want to cut off too much of the building. You wouldn't have noticed the trees anyway, if I hadn't pointed them out.

Of course, the school has a website: