Singapore Photography Places – The Ultimate Guide

  INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO THE LITTLE RED DOT Welcome to the ultimate guide for the best photography places in Singapore. While Singapore may be a “little red dot”, a little exploration on the island state will surprise you with it’s multi-culture and many secret scenic photography spots. This is a compilation of the many locations in Singapore that I have been to over the past years, and not just the “tourist worthy” photography spots that is. The main purpose of this post is to move people away from posting more “common” photos of the…

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A Guide to Photography Lens Filters and The Cheap Fantastics

  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…

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Free Lightroom Presets, Plugins and Goodies

Hey guys, following up with my Photoshop freebies and goodies post (link below), I figured to do another one for you guys. This time round, I compiled a list of good stuff for Lightroom. Surprisingly, free Lightroom presets are hard to find and most of them are paid options… but I still managed to dig up a (hopefully) decent list, enjoy. LIGHTROOM PRESETS 1) PresetLove : This is probably my number one site for finding Lightroom presets, and it has a lot of it. All for free. 2) FreeLightroomPresets.co : A set…

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Photoshop VS Lightroom. Which is better?

  THE AGE OLD QUESTION Aliens versus Predator, Marvel versus Capcom, and the age old question, Photoshop versus Lightroom. Putting the other apps aside, I guess this is also the first question people who are interested in post processing will ask. Which is the better app for post processing, Photoshop or Lightroom? What is the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom? I know, there are already a lot of these “difference” articles out there. So I shall do something a little more than the rest. Apart from an apple orange comparison, I shall add a bit of history and my personal experiences…

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Free Download Photoshop Brushes, Plugins, Textures and Goodies

DOWNLOADS GALORE BUT BEWARE OF “FREE” Howdy people, in one of my older post, I gave a long list of where to download free stock photos (link at the bottom of this post). So now, I figured to make another post on where to download free Photoshop brushes, free Photoshop Plugins, free textures and goodies for you fellow Photoshoppers. Yep, just as my previous post, this is a small note before you go on a download frenzy – Some of these “free resources” may be free for your personal projects,…

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The Complete Samyang Lens Abbreviations Glossary

THE MANY FACES Samyang, some may have heard of it as the Korean noodle. But the Korean Lens Maker has been around since the 1970s and manufacturing all sorts of optics. Not many may have heard of the Samyang brand, but maybe Vivitar, Falcon, Rokinon, Walimex, Bower, Opteka, Bell & Howell, Polar, and Pro-Optic will ring a bell. Yep, Samyang manufactures lens for all these brand names. So when you are buying any of those, think Samyang. Each brand may have their abbreviations slightly different, but the technology should be the same.…

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The Complete Pentax Lens Abbreviations

PENTAX, THE LOST GRANDFATHER Pentax has a long history, a history even longer than Canon. Strangely though, as prominent as Pentax may be, it was never more popular than Canon or Nikon. Long story short, Pentax is related to “everything optics”. Pentax started from producing spectacle lens, to optical instruments for the military, scopes, binoculars, cameras, and even medical equipment. Pentax has been like sort of a lost grandfather over the years, being moved from company to company. Somehow, it has survived despite being a Frankenstein of many companies. The movements, however has put…

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The Complete Sony Lens Abbreviations

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 at the same…

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The Complete Tamron Lens Abbreviations

SOLVING THE TAMRON MYSTERY Tamron, yet another great third party lens maker full of mysterious marking and codes. Fear not, this Tamron lens abbreviations and acronyms guide will help you understand their geek language. RANGE Digitally Integrated (Di) : Range of lens made for the digital full frame cameras, which can be mounted on the crop (APS-C) sensor cameras as well. Digitally Integrated II (Di-II) : Range of lens for crop sensor cameras. Digitally Integrated III (Di-III) : Lens built for the mirrorless (crop / micro four-thirds) cameras. Super Performance (SP) :…

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The Complete Tokina Lens Abbreviations

Established since the 1950s, Tokina is yet another old name in the third party lens world. Not to be confused, Kenko uses Tokina as the “brand name for producing lens”. So Kenko filters and Tokina lens, they are quite literally the same company. Tokina does not have a long list of abbreviations, but still has some very decent lens. Either way, here we go. DESIGNATION FX : This lens is built for full frame cameras. DX : This lens is built for crop sensor cameras. AT-X : Advanced Technology Extra, the “normal” consumer line of…

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