Witness a Winner

When his name was called out, loud sound of joy pierce through the crowd. “YES YES”

An indian client came rushing out!

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I was covering an event for a client , there was a lucky draw event, the first prize was an iPhone 10. I guess is the latest model?

The client walked out, swung up his arm in victory, “I wanted to get this for a long time and now i have won it, YES!”

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Wow, vibration of energy straight away come to my thought. Must be his good deeds too. I continued clicking on my shutter button.

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He accept it with a big smile, in my heart i felt happy for him even though i don’t know him at all. His energy level still affect me with much joy.

During the post-process of the event, i still felt that moment in my mind, his voice trailing in my ear. I smiled.

Winner~~

Winner~~

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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Group picture

“Where is the photographer?”
”Are you the photographer?”
”Mr XXX would like to have a group picture of us, please tell me where do we stand?”

I turned back and look the group. A crowd would be the appropriate word. Look, is not your normal 10-30 people in a group, But a group of nearly 80 people or maybe more. Mainly consists of old folks to be exact.

In my decade of taking so many group pictures, covering big group of celebrities in a function, board of management in corporate, university undergraduates to top talented furniture designers from all over the world gather in a venue, nothing falter me.

But this was something different. I knew it was going to be challenging and i have to happily embrace it. I meant it. I like challenge and this is one of the moment that drives my inner leadership skill i had learnt during my army days.

I took a quick look around and decided where is the spot for such a crowd. I am very familiar with the venue for the past 10 years, hence it was a bonus to have that experience. I took a chair from the ballroom and carry it out to the open space. Removed my shoes, choose my precise spot for the group shot.

I raised my voice to get everyone attention. Some folks were alerted by my presence, some were busy talking in their own world catching up with each other. It took a while before i get everyone to stand where i wanted them to be. I quickly tested the scene exposure on my camera, as the sun was setting, the lighting can change quickly as time seep. No time to waste.

I always told people standing in front of me. If you cannot see me i cannot see you. Simple as that, i can’t remember where or who i learn this from, but this has been a line i had used for a long time. Especially if i don’t have the luxury of time to organise everyone properly, not to mention so many folks. Some were nice enough to actually squat down in the front, smart move, nobody will be blocking. The oldest folk in the crowd is a 89 year old man standing right infront, most were generally 50, 60 and above.

When i had compose properly and about to take a shot, there were a few more persons kept coming in, and this adds on and need to reorganise again, move my seat back and recompose, take the exposure again. Some people were still busy talking and i have to keep them focus with me. With 100 pairs of eyes on me and i only have one pair of eyes to overlook everyone is impossible, only quick glance and make the best adjustment i can in the group.

Finally i can make my shots, i told the crowd where to look at my lenses. I can see some people were still talking and i need to get their attention again. Quickly snap more, another 2 came into the frame again. I quickly adjusted backward. Am used to dealing with tight angle. I am on 16mm and it can cause a little distortion at the left and right end. I need to push on.

”Big smile”
”Look at my camera”
”Everyone look here”

It wasn’t that nerve wrecking to have everyone looking at me, i was very comfortable in fact. I took about 20 images in the end. Am sure there will be many people be block at the back, some not looking at camera, some were still chatting, a few close their eye due to the flash.

But am glad i did it, hopefully they will enjoy that wonderful reunion evening.

Cheers to many more years!

Cheers to many more years!