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


Old Terrace Houses, Emerald Hill Road

Quite a few pre-WWII shophouses in Singapore, but old residences are harder to find. These are in Emerald Hill, famous Peranakan (Straits Chinese) area, off Orchard Road. Had to crop off the bottom of the photo. Large green trash cans in front of each house. Totally spoils the picture.  

  • Nikon D80, 12-24mm f4
  • At 24mm, f8, ISO 100, 1/125 seconds
  • Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, crop, graduated tint fake blue sky
Went to manual exposure because a lot of the photos I took along the road were backlit by the sky. Didn't want to bother with exposure lock. Not so much sky in this photo, but no point changing exposure mode once you've got manual exposure nicely dialed in.

Don't need f8 for this photo, but then don't need high shutter speeds either, and I'm still at ISO 100. For outdoor daylight photos, exposure is easy. You've got light to burn. It's the indoor shots that are a pain, and where you really need a DSLR. You could get a high quality image of the above scene with a compact camera.