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


Urban Sketchers, Tiong Bahru

Urban Sketchers ( http://www.urbansketchers.org/ ) is an international non-profit organization, "dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel."

There are urban sketchers in London, Barcelona, New York, San Francisco, Lisbon, Singapore and Seoul. This photo is of a free expedition, open to the general public, at Tiong Bahru. It's a back alley, amongst low-rise residences built by the old Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Improvement_Trust ).

  • Nikon D7000, 18-105mm f3.5-5.6
  • At 105mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/125 seconds
  • Program exposure, center-weighted meter, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, auto contrast
Telephoto perspective was used to compress the spread-out group of people, allowing more people to be captured, without making individuals too small to be interesting. The photo covers about 20 to 30 feet from left to right, you can see the backdoors of 4 residences in the wall.