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


Lion Dance at The Cathay

After Chinese New Year, Lion Dance troupes perform all over Singapore, usually at commercial outlets. I think individual shop owners pay them to come. They seem to do it for themselves, for luck, not to draw customers because the performances are often during business hours on weekdays. 

I accidentally walked in on this one when on my way to watch a movie. The whole performance took about 15 minutes. I missed the first few minutes of the movie, but it was worth it.

Nikon V1, 10-30mm f3.5-5.6
At 20mm, f4.8, ISO 1600, 1/400 seconds
Auto-everything except ISO manually set to 1600
Picasa: Crop, straighten, auto contrast, fill light