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


Arab Street, Night

When I first saw this scene I had my Nikon V1 with me. The combination of having to zoom in and the low light, was beyond the V1. The next time I was here, I made sure to bring my D600.

Had to stop down to f8 to get decent depth of field, pushed ISO to 6400 and even then had to use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 seconds. Just not enough light. Managed to support my hands on a parapet, which was enough.

Took quite a few shots. The cars don't always line up nicely. It's the multiple orderly rows that make the photo interesting - the roofs, walls, parked cars on the left, cars with red taillights stopped at the traffic lights, parked cars on the right. 
  • Nikon D600, 28-300mm f3.5-5.6
  • At 105mm, f8, ISO 6400, 1/15 seconds
  • Manual exposure, center-weighted metering, auto White Balance 
  • Picasa: Straighten, crop


Westgate Mall, Jurong East

It's the glass roof of Westgate mall that makes this photo work. Most malls have ugly roofs. Westgate is a beautiful exception. The glass roof is over the "courtyard" half of the mall, which is open to the outside and is not air-conditioned. The other half is a more traditional air-conditioned mall.

The HDB apartments in the background add interest and depth, as does the curved MRT train track on the left. Mirror-image red "jem" sign is a reflection. Jurong East MRT station is just out of the frame, on the left. 
  • Nikon V1, 18.5mm f1.8
  • At 18mm, f1.8, ISO 800, 1/25 seconds
  • Program exposure, matrix metering, auto White Balance, maximum 800 auto ISO 
  • Picasa: Straighten, auto contrast


Jurong East - MRT Station, Bus Interchange, JEM, Big Box

Jurong East - MRT Station, Bus Interchange, JEM, Big Box

A lot happening in this photo. MRT station in the center (with a train pulling in). Bus interchange at the bottom. JEM (Jurong East Mall) at the top left. Big Box "Warehouse Retail Scheme" (light green) at the top right. 

Photo taken from JCube, another mall. Jurong East is crowded with malls (Westgate is out of the frame, to the left of JEM). Which is good because it means that the malls are less crowded. 

Was at JCube to watch a movie. Light was good so I decided to take this photo. It's about 5pm. The Nikon V1 is now my EDC (Every Day Carry) camera because of its light weight and good image quality. Carrying a DSLR every day is too much of a pain.

  • Nikon V1, 18.5mm f1.8
  • At 18mm, f2.5, ISO 200, 1/400 seconds
  • Program exposure, matrix metering, auto White Balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, auto contrast