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


Pasar Malam

Pasar malams ("night markets") open for a few days to a week, along the side of the road. The seem to roam all over Singapore, coming back to the same place every few months. This one is over 100 meters long.

Note the HDB apartment block just behind the stalls. This is one appeal of the pasar malam - it's right at your doorstep. You'll find snack food, bags, clothing, kitchen utensils, DVDs and other items for sale.
  • Nikon D7000, 40mm f2.8
  • At 40mm, f4, ISO 1600, 1/60 seconds
  • Aperture priority, center-weighted metering, auto white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, fill light
Picasa's fill light function is useful for boosting the brightness of dark areas, without affecting bright areas much. In that sense it gives you a mini HDR (high dynamic range) effect. When taking a photo you expose for the bright areas. Later, use Picasa's fill light to make the dark areas more noticeable.

In this photo, fill light was used to bring out the balcony walls of the HDB building.