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


Ord Bridge and River Cruise Boat, Night

This is between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. You can see the pink roofs of Clarke Quay in the background.

A bridge alone doesn't look all that interesting. Luckily there are lots of cruise boats on the river at night. Just wait for one to turn up.
  • Nikon V1, 18.5mm f1.8
  • At 18.5mm, f1.8, ISO 800, 1/20 seconds
  • Program exposure, automatic ISO maximum 800, matrix metering, automatic white balance
  • Picasa: Straighten, crop, auto contrast, fill light
This is amazing low light performance from the little V1 camera. The 18.5mm f1.8 lens really makes it sing. Considering its small size and high performance, I would not hesitate to use it as my vacation camera. If only I had time to take a vacation.

Increasing fill light (mid tones) using Picasa, brightens up the green side of the boat, makes it pop. This is true for many night shots - boost the mid tones. It gives you a pseudo-HDR effect, without the trouble of HDR.


Marina Bay Financial Centre

View from Marina Bay Sands. This is a widely-photographed view. I zoomed into the skyscrapers for a more abstract image and to avoid the cliched skyline. 

  • Nikon D600, 28-300mm f3.5-5.6
  • At 180mm, f8.0, ISO 180, 1/250 seconds
  • Aperture-priority, automatic ISO, center-weighted metering, automatic white balance
  • Picasa: Auto contrast, highlights, color saturation

The original photo had low contrast because the photo was taken in the early afternoon under a bright sun. Picasa's auto contrast function cleared it up and an additional highlight boost brightened the photo further.