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


NTUC Income Kite Festival

I don't know why NTUC Income, an insurance company, organizes a kite festival; but I couldn't resist the chance of taking photos of colorful kites in front of the iconic Marina Bay Sands.

The festival itself is on the Marina Promenade, which is across the bay, a few hundred meters from the Marina Bay Sands. The main area shown here is for the general public. Another area is for invited, professional, kite flyers. 

I was interviewed by a local journalist, who was going around asking people why they were there. I told her that I just came to take photos. 

  • Nikon D7000, 18-105mm f4-5.6 
  • At 30mm, f16, ISO 400, 1/250 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: No editing 

Manual exposure because the sky was back-lit by the sky, f16 for depth of field, ISO 400 to allow f16 and is pretty much my default ISO for outdoor daylight.

It's difficult to get a nice mass of kites in a photo. They just have to fly up a bit and they are too small to be interesting. You also can't get too many kites in one place because the lines will get tangled up.