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


MG Midget

You don't see many classic cars in Singapore, but they do exist. This beautifully maintained MG Midget ( http://www.mgcars.org.uk/midget.html ) was seen in Kampong Glam. Not to be mean, but the grass field makes it look like the photo was taken outside Singapore. 

It's a British car, but the storied MG name now belongs to the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation, SAIC ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG_Motor_UK ).
  • D7000, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
  • At 18mm, f8, ISO 100, 1/30 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Crop, auto contrast
The black paint would have caused the photo to be over-exposed, but I could have used aperture priority exposure and exposure-locked on the road. I used manual exposure instead, because the camera was already set to it, because I was photographing buildings backlit against the sky.

The red and white traffic sign could have ruined the photo, but it's turned edge-wise towards the camera, so you don't notice it at first glance. I hate traffic signs. Hate them.

The car is really short, about 4 feet (1.2 meters). It would be good to have someone in the photo to give some sense of scale, but I wasn't able to arrange for that.

I held the camera at waist-level to get a natural-looking angle. It's usually better to photograph something at its own level, unless you're trying to achieve a specific effect. I see a lot of people photograph their kids, without kneeling down. Their photos are going to turn out looking awkward.