Overcoming the photographer’s block

THE CREATIVE PAIN From time to time, authors hit the wall and suffer the writer’s block. Artists suffer the same block, not knowing what to draw next. So do photographers suffer from a photographer’s block? Well, as far as it goes, the answer is yes for me. I have at least hit the wall for a couple of times. I have watched a ton of YouTube tutorials, and still not know how to bring my photography to “the next level”. Tried a bunch of different things, and everything just seem to go wrong. There…

Read More

How to Do Light Trail Photography

INTRODUCTION LIGHT TRAIL PHOTOGRAPHY IS FASCINATING Welcome to my humble guide on how to do light trail photography. Back when I started photography, light trail is one of the first subjects that fascinated me. To me, traditional photography has always been capturing “a frame of time” in a photograph… Then came along a “mysterious” photo with long silky light streaks. I had my moment of “how is this possible”, “that is an amazing photo”, and I never knew that photography could do something so interesting. I then started to dig around for…

Read More

A Guide to Photography Lens Filters and The Cheap Fantastics

INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO A GUIDE ON PHOTOGRAPHY LENS FILTERS This is where I will introduce some fantastic cheap photography lens filters that I have used before (physical ones that is). These are the filters that I think every photographer should have. Add some spice to your photography without burning a hole in the wallet. Why not? But to make this guide more “newbie friendly”, I have to include some explanations on basic things about lens filters. So if you are already an advanced photo ninja, you might want to skip over a few…

Read More

Basic Photography Terms : The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

INTRODUCTION DECODING THE BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY TERMS Welcome to my long list of photography related terms. So people these days pick up a new camera, and goes “everything is auto these days”. Piece of cake. Then, they start messing around the camera… only to see alien language and technology. Hory shet. What are all these photography terms, and what is this “AV”, “M”, “ISO”, “EV”? Read the manual? Nobody ain’t got time for that. Fear not, I have compiled a list of common photography terms. In simple layman terms as possible, minus the long tutorials… Since many…

Read More

Singapore Cosplay, Anime and Game Events 2018

  Q1 Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore Note : Unconfirmed event Note : This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay! Time : ? Venue : Merlion Park? Admission : Free? Q1 Cosfest Sea : Beyond the Great Horizons Note : Unconfirmed event Time : ? Venue : ? Admission : ? Q2 Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore Note : Unconfirmed event Note : This is a fashion walk, please do not attend in cosplay! Time : ? Venue : Merlion Park? Admission : Free? Q2 Doujin Market Note : Unconfirmed event Time : ? Venue : ? Admission : ? Q2 Cosfest Note : Unconfirmed event Time : ?…

Read More

Hoya R72 Infrared Filter Review

INTRODUCTION THE WORLD OF THE UNSEEN Ever wondered how the world in IR looks like? Welcome to the Hoya R72 Infrared Filter review. So this Hoya filter, the R72 is related to IR. But what does it exactly do, apart from sounding very sci-fi? As much as some people like to think that it “converts” a normal camera into an IR camera – It does not. This filter only blocks out visible light. So before you buy the Hoya R72, please check if your camera is capable of capturing lights in…

Read More

How To Do Levitation Photography in 5 Ninja Ways

INTRODUCTION THE MAGIC OF LEVITATION PHOTOGRAPHY Welcome to my humble guide on how to do levitation photography, where I will show you guys the magic to make people fly… or at least make it look like so. Sadly, human’s cannot fly. Luckily, humans are smart. We shall dive into five methods of doing levitation photography, and only one of them will involve Photoshop. So you purists don’t have to worry too much – this is 80% purist friendly and 4/5 Photoshop free guide. Some sugar added, but no preservatives. Now onto creating…

Read More

The Complete Sony Lens Abbreviations

THE DARK HORSE Sony is one of the younger player when it comes to making cameras. But interestingly, Sony is not a new player in the photography world. For those who are a little more geeky, you should know well that Sony has a history of making camera sensors for other companies… until they decided to grab a piece of the camera market for themselves. For newbies who just had their feet wet in the camera world, Sony lens can be rather confusing. Most of the Sony lens are manufactured by Carl Zeiss. But…

Read More

Haida 10 Stops Neutral Density Filter Review

INTRODUCTION THE BLACK GLASS Welcome to my review on the Haida 10 stops ND filter. ND filters have always been a staple to landscape photographers. While the “usual suspects” have always been 1 to 3 stops ND filters, some use a very dark ND filter of 10 stops and above for long exposures, even in broad daylight. This is what I call it “the black glass”, an interesting filter that allows slow shutter speed in daylight. Why would we want slow shutter speed in daylight? Well, flowing clouds, silky smooth waters and motion blur.…

Read More

Singapore NDP Fireworks 2017 – The Best Places and Timing

INTRODUCTION SINGAPORE NDP FIREWORKS 2017 Hello and welcome to my guide on the best places to shoot NDP fireworks in 2017! For you visitors to Singapore, every year on the Aug 9, we celebrate our independence day, and shoot some very grand fireworks. But unknown to most people, we also have rehearsals 1-2 months before the big day – You don’t really have to fight with a big crowd to catch the good stuff. So thus the purpose of this guide, to share some information on the scheduled dates, and…

Read More