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


Merdandy Bar and Cafe, Haji Lane

The Merdandy ( http://www.merdandy.com.sg/ ) is one of many cafes along Haji Lane. Their menu is a mix of local, Italian and Arabic food.  

This is the rear entrance, which is more interesting than the front, but they don't seem to want to advertise the rear on their website. Waste of beautiful artwork. Some kind of graffiti-style cyber/science fiction and Aztec or Egyptian feel (lady looks like Nefertiti).

  • Nikon D7000, 35mm f1.8
  • At 35mm, f4.8, ISO 100, 1/180 seconds
  • Program exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, crop.
For a slanted object like this, you need some depth of field. A kit zoom lens starts at f3.5, so you don't normally have to worry about depth of field. With a large aperture prime, you need to set to at least the kit lens aperture to be safe. Day was bright enough for Program mode to set f4.8. If aperture wasn't small enough, I'd simply boost the ISO until it was. You can take short cuts like that if you've got enough light, no need to go to aperture priority mode.