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


Restaurants at Night, Holland Village

Restaurants, bars and cafes along Lorong Mambong (Mambong Lane). It's like Boat Quay or Clarke Quay, lots of foreigners and yuppies. But without the river, and it's in the West of Singapore. Probably more expats and fewer tourists.

I used to walk to Holland Village from Buona Vista MRT, about one kilometer. Now there's a Holland Village MRT station on the Circle Line, which takes you right there.

  • Nikon D7000, Sigma 20mm f1.8
  • At 20mm, f2, ISO 800, 1/30 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, automatic white balance
  • Picasa: No editing

Actual scene is about 2 stops (4 times) darker than the photo. With a fast wide-angle lens and today's high-ISO DSLRs, you can take evening photos like this without using a tripod. I could have pushed up to ISO 1600, gone down to 1/15 seconds. In other words, I had an additional 2 stops margin to play with if the scene was darker. Today's cameras are fantastic.