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


Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Beach Road

This mosque (masjid) is over 150 years old. It's near the Golden Mile Complex and is set back from Beach Road with a garden in front. 

The notice at the side of the entrance says, "No entry to any visitor in shorts, low neck, bare-back or other revealing clothes."


"Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is located at 4001 Beach Road, in the historic Kampong Glam area. Built between 1845 and 1846, the mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It is the only mosque in Singapore named after a woman. Combining Eastern and Western design, the mosque is known for its unique minaret, which resembles a church spire, as well as for the noticeable tilt of the minaret that has earned it the nickname “the leaning tower of Singapore”. The mosque was gazetted as a national monument in 1973."
  • Nikon D7000, 12-24mm f4
  • At 12mm, f4.8, ISO 400, 1/1500 seconds
  • Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, straighten, fill light
For most photos, you want to minimize clutter. I had to crop quite tightly to cut out distracting details at the edges. This simple technique will make a big difference to your photos.

Pointed the camera down at the ground and did an exposure lock, because of the backlighting by the sky.


Brani Container Terminal, Pulau Brani

Pulau Brani ("Brave Island" in Malay) sits between the mainland and Sentosa island. The lighted road at the bottom of the photo is the causeway that connects the mainland to Sentosa. 

  • Nikon D7000, 70-200mm f2.8
  • At 70mm, f2, ISO 1600, 1/30 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, sunlight white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, straighten, fill light
Technically simple shot, nothing much to say. The main challenge in photography isn't the technical aspect, it is finding interesting subjects to photograph. 


Tiger Sky Tower, Sentosa

Tourist observation tower, 110 meters tall (131 meters above sea level). You ride up in a doughnut (not shown in the photo) that slowly cranks up the tower. It's called "Tiger" because it is sponsored by Tiger Beer. 

By the time I reached the tower, it was already past it's operating hours. The doughnut was resting for the night at ground level.

  • Nikon D7000, 24mm f1.4
  • At 24mm, f2, ISO 1600, 1/15 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast

All that black sky will throw off the light meter. Either spot meter on the tower, or use manual exposure and go by the playback on the LCD screen.

With today's DSLRs, you can do a lot of night photography without having to use a tripod. However, you need to experiment and know yourself and your equipment: what's the highest ISO you can tolerate, lowest shutter speed you can safely handhold for a particular lens and zoom setting, maximum aperture to use to get good enough depth of field at different distances.


Marina Bay Sands, Side View, Night

For a widely photographed icon like this, you want to try and get an unusual angle so that the photo doesn't look like a thousand other photos out there on the Internet. It just takes some time and some legwork. I hope I succeeded.

The trees at the bottom give an indication of how tall the hotel is. Singapore Flyer ferris wheel is at the bottom left. 
  • Nikon D7000, 24mm f1.4
  • At 24mm, f2, ISO 100, 1/20 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, auto contrast

Thought I was at 1/30 seconds. Must have accidentally bumped the dial.