Corporate photo shoot

This corporate photography assignment was completed early 2019. However, the email enquiry was actually back in 3rd quarter 2018. The client needed photography service to build up their image library for internal usage and showed me a few samples. There is no date firm up for the shoot due to various reasons. I suggested let’s meet up and talk since i provide free consultation service for client who does not have an idea how to start.

We met up, sat down in their office, learning to understand what is their business about, what type of images they are looking at, scout around the space, sharing what are the possibility i can photograph in their office. I did not do any hard selling to engage my service, i think is more important client have a mind what they need and hopefully after listening to my thoughts, the client can have a better clarity for what they need. I also follow up with another email after the meeting of what i had suggested.

Many months passed and did a follow-up in-between. The client finally managed to secured a time because all the staffs were in, there will also be an important meeting, so that was the best time to capture all of their individual corporate profile, group photo and what’s happening on the ground.

For this photoshoot, a flash light mounted on my camera to act as fill in during the shoot, if not without any flash. Due to the space constraint in the office, bringing down lighting set would slow down the process and totally not suitable for my shooting style at that time.

This set of portfolio i also did a new post-processing. Am always eager to try something different/challenging way to edit and not getting into that comfort zone.

Productive discussion and everyone towards the same goal

Productive discussion and everyone towards the same goal

A cheeky fun portrait during his break

A cheeky fun portrait during his break

Laughter of the boss while having conversation

Laughter of the boss while having conversation

Communication between staffs

Communication between staffs

Feel free to check out more of my commercial work with this company and drop me an email for enquiry.

Event Passes acquire over the years

Event photography is a service i am providing since day 1 i have stepped into the business. As a photographer based in Singapore, i was engaged by event agency, business, government agencies to covered various of their events.

There will be some major events that security clearance or need to access private property which will require pass for entry to work. Below picture is to share some of the bigger scale event passes i had work of since 2007 till 2019. If not, most of the time a photographer doesn’t need a pass.

There are so many daily events out there in Singapore. One of the most common is corporate event, usually held in hotel premise or special venue; it can be a product launch, networking session, corporate training, anniversary, opening of company, dinner and dance and seminar. There are bigger scale/national event such as APEC, Chingay, National Day Parade, Formula One, Air Show, concert, etc that requires photographer to have a pass strictly worn on body all the time for identification purpose in their control premises. Another to mention is exhibition event that require to document various booths, vendors and on-going events, sometimes there will be minister attending event and is required to capture their presence on site.

During the weekend, there will be social events such as, children birthday, reunions, baby 1 month old celebration, or even a family dinner as well! Sometimes there will be tourists/travellers in Singapore requires photographer to make picture for their memory, i also have the local knowledge to bring you various places for good scenery.

In conclusion, an event can be seen as a celebration, milestone, memorable, or documentation for business references. To each individual need. Hiring a good photographer to record all the details is important.

If you required a photographer who can arrived before the start of event, be responsible, polite to your guests, delivery of images within 48hrs event photographer in Singapore. Click on my event photography link to check out portfolio or drop me an email.

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Bad thoughts in Jewel Changi Airport

I have this visualisation of capturing night interior scene in Jewel Changi Airport during the evening and night since it’s opening. I can sense, smell, feel, see it with my eyes close. I had an idea, i had the passion to capture something that would work for my creativity starvation.

Knowing photography too well sometimes can be a hinder, knowing what are the don’t, and yet in me want to challenge the obstacle - the no tripod rule in private property in the public. The little nonsense that ran in my head, “what if i got caught, what if the security say no tripod”, bummer. Heck it, ignore, throw away those noise. I pack my tripod, travel from the west part of Singapore to the other end. Beast mode is firing.

Here is my favourite symmetrical image merging 4 shots together! Is good to have a tripod right. The advantage i have a tripod are, I can extend my exposure duration, i can easily change different setting without moving my camera, i can make precise composition which is a discipline in interior or landscape photography. Purrrfect!

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So you see, getting rid off the bad thoughts inside me, i am aware of my feeling and had learn how to ignore the negativity. Just have to push or go for it man, never try never know.

Peace and Love

Editing Cebus apella in Lightroom

You must be thinking or goes off to find Uncle Google what’s a Cebus apella? Well is basically a Monkey species known as Brown Capuchin.

This batch of images have been sitting in my hard drive since 2012. I got this mixed feeling should i get rid of it since i had already backup the images? I can’t explain any logical reason why i keep it, but i did for 7 years. It never had annoyed me seeing the images around. So i decided to pull out 3 images and put it in the Lightroom to cook some magic! A few simple push of the sliders and clicks turns my images better than i can do it in 2012.

What most appeal to me about Cebus apella is the monkey had a really small face which resemble a human’s face. Because am not an animal or wildlife photographer, i basically just jumped on the opportunity and had fun photographing animals without thinking too much technical approach. That will kill off the joy and creativity i had on my leisure day. That doesn’t mean i did not think, but i wanted to capture moments of animals in action and their habitant in the zoo.

Hope you enjoy the three images below.

Hanging on the tree and had a direct view of the monkey’s expression. Having beautiful backlight from the back, and i also fire off a direct flash in the front.

Hanging on the tree and had a direct view of the monkey’s expression. Having beautiful backlight from the back, and i also fire off a direct flash in the front.

Using my trusty 70-200 to capture this Brown Capuchin having a stern expression.

Using my trusty 70-200 to capture this Brown Capuchin having a stern expression.

This expression totally rock me!

This expression totally rock me!

Now i think again, why do i keep old batches of images. The closest reason i can give you why i keep it is because i like these animal images.

I hope mankind go easily on the forest, is better to preserve than destroy. There will forever be debate of whether animal should be cage or leave them in the wild? There is not right or wrong answer, i think the zoo must provide an utmost environment for these species to live in. If the human continue to make damage our only planet, the animals will extinct first follow by human beings, that’s how i see it.