My partner Matt and his wife Felicia were in town for their pre-wedding shoot and the photographer was none other than my buddy Daniel Ho, so there was no way I would miss joining the session.
My girlfriend graduated in February and I was invited to attend the ceremony. It was a good opportunity to bring my new lens out for a spin.
A few months ago, we had some down time and brought my niece out for her first badminton session. I took my Nikon D90 out of hibernation for a spin.
When I went back to Malacca for Chinese New Year this year, my aunt showed me some polaroid photos of my aunts and uncles when they were young.
It was the second Chinese New Year since the passing of my grandmother. I am still getting used to not having her around.
When Gardens by the Bay opened in Singapore last year, I went down to have a look at the new attraction in town. It was also a little outing with my brother and his family.
Flash mobs are not uncommon in big cities. They are even less so at the busiest parts of these cities. However, I did not expect to encounter one when I took a brief walk along Orchard Road.
Teaching others improves your photography because you actually learn in the process. When you teach, you discover how well you know a particular subject and, more importantly, the areas where your knowledge is lacking.
I took my first photo walk in 2013 on the first weekend of the year to kick off 2013 with a bang. This is the first time I am shooting on the street since my last walk in late September.
A review of what I have accomplished and experienced in the past year.
There some days when you just feel disconnected from photography. I have found a few tricks to reset myself to get into the groove. But there are times when I know that it will be an unproductive day.
A fashion runway is not a common sight along busy Orchard Road. I believe the event was held by the mall, Wisma Atria, to mark the completion of renovation works on the exterior of the building.
Instead of my usual photo walk in Orchard, I decided to shoot in Little India on a Sunday. My cousin Eugene came along as well.
Baby Rui Ying had her first month bash in June. It is a Chinese tradition to hold a celebration when a baby is one month old.
My recent Orchard Road street photography sessions were done with just the Leica M8. I still have a backlog of photos that I want to publish here.
Fujifilm X100 has been out followed me wherever I went. But I usually bring it along with my DSLR when I do street photography. I dropped my habit of carrying at least two focal lengths with me when I shoot.
Street fashion and publicity stunts are just some of the interesting sights along Orchard Road. While it might be lacking compared to some other cities, it is certainly the busiest place in Singapore on over the weekends.
I’m starting to use a shorter focal length when I shoot on the streets. This lightens my gear and it also helps me to improve as a photographer.
If you want a taste of Singapore street fashion, Orchard Road on a weekend is a good place to start. You will come across a myriad of styles being worn by the people walking along the road.
There was a dog adoption drive in town sponsored by Subaru and LostPaws. The volunteers from LostPaws were encouraging the public to adopt a pet instead of buying one, and educating them about responsible pet ownership.
Whenever I shoot in Orchard Road on a weekend, I’ll encounter publicity stunts by various companies to promote their product or services.
I’ve been spending my weekends shooting along Orchard Road in Singapore. This is to force myself to devote three to four hours a week to practice my street photography.
My first few photo walks with the Leica M8 has seen a change in the way I shoot. In a nutshell, I’m really enjoying shooting with the M8. It’s like a new lease of life. However, my introduction to the Leica experience is not without some frustrations.
It still feels surreal but I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that I bought my first Leica.
I have decided to stop using watermarks on my photos. Many photographers and bloggers watermark their images to prevent image theft. However, it only discourages stealing. A thief can easily cropped it out to pass it off as their own.
Congratulations to my brother Jen Yi and my sister-in-law Xiao Lee on the birth of their first child, Ruiying.
My portfolio site is finally live. I have been fiddling around with several set ups but I’m proud to announce its official launch. It has been an interesting and, at times, frustrating, journey to complete this project.
December 22, 2011 will be a special day for my family. It is the first wedding among my siblings and a memorable day for my brother. While it isn’t the actual wedding day, the registration of marriage still bears much significance.
With Ricoh’s announcement of the Ricoh GR Digital IV two days ago, I felt that it’s time for me to share my experience with its predecessor, the Ricoh GR Digital III. The Ricoh GR Digital series is known for its popularity in Japan. Outside of Japan, it is less well-known.
The reason that compels you to take photographs affects how you take your photographs.
This final entry on Gundam girls wraps up my coverage of Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009. In the previous entries, we talked about the history of Gundam and gunpla manufacturing. In this post, I will let the images do most of the talking.