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


Resorts World Sentosa, Night View from the Sea

View of the famous Resorts World Sentosa complex of buildings.

The long building in the front is the Maritime Xperiential Museum. It looks like a private museum, owned by RWS, not the government. In the background from left to right are hotels: The Michael, Crockford's Tower, Festive Hotel. Universal Studios is to the left, outside the frame.

  • Nikon D7000, 70-200mm f2.8
  • At 105mm, f2.8, ISO 1600, 1/30 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, sunlight white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, fill light.
For uneven lighting like this, it's usually best to switch to manual exposure and check the exposure from the LCD playback. I see many night photos that are too dark, the light meter thrown off by the bright lights. You want to get sufficient exposure for the walls of the buildings, which means over-exposing the lights.  

I normally set auto or incandescent white balance, but in this instance the auto white balance over-corrected with too much blue so I forced it to sunlight white balance.