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    Smile Who are those professional advertising photography studios?

    My full time job now is a project engineer in IT & Electronic field, but I am considering switching to professional advertising photography as my future carrer, maybe i can join as a studio assistant or apprentice photographer. Would appreciate very much if you more experienced guys can share who those professional advertising photography studios are in Singapore. So far as I know, the shooting gallery is one of them.
    Last edited by narloke; 23rd July 2007 at 10:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narloke View Post
    My full time job now is a project engineer in IT & Electronic field, but I am considering switching to professional advertising photography as my future carrer,... Would appreciate very much if you more experienced guys can share who those professional advertising photography ....
    I would be glad to meet up with anyone who is very passionate about going
    into advertising/commercial photography. Kindly PM me your contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    I would be glad to meet up with anyone who is very passionate about going
    into advertising/commercial photography. Kindly PM me your contact.

    --------------------------------
    The more you know
    the more you have yet to learn...
    when one has committed to become
    an enthusiatic student for the rest of his life.

    if you wouldn't mind could i set up a rendevous too? I loved advertising and photography and i've been collecting information about advertising to use when i eventually get my doctorals in marketing and teach my advertising class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narloke View Post
    My full time job now is a project engineer in IT & Electronic field, but I am considering switching to professional advertising photography as my future carrer, maybe i can join as a studio assistant or apprentice photographer. Would appreciate very much if you more experienced guys can share who those professional advertising photography studios are in Singapore. So far as I know, the shooting gallery is one of them.
    Hello,

    Besides Shooting Gallery (which is also involved in TV commercials), some of the fashion photographers like Wee Khim, Chuando, Mark Law and Geoff Ang are also very good advertising photographers. Apix, 121 Studio and Beacon Pix are some of the studios heavily involved in advertising. *Advertising photography is a closed field, meaning that it's very difficult to break into the circle unless:

    a. You are a photographer with a great book, great pre- and post-production team.

    OR

    b. You have been working in a advertising photography studio full time for 1 year or more and have a great book. If you are really good, you will be promoted sooner or later to a full fledge photographer.

    *Definition of an ad photographer: you primarily shoot for clients via established ad agencies, coupled with the usual loading fees, etc.

    Best
    Wes
    Last edited by wesley; 24th July 2007 at 06:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesley View Post
    Hello,

    Besides Shooting Gallery (which is also involved in TV commercials), some of the fashion photographers like Wee Khim, Chuando, Mark Law and Geoff Ang are also very good advertising photographers. Apix, 121 Studio and Beacon Pix are some of the studios heavily involved in advertising. *Advertising photography is a closed field, meaning that it's very difficult to break into the circle unless:

    a. You are a photographer with a great book, great pre- and post-production team.

    OR

    b. You have been working in a advertising photography studio full time for 1 year or more and have a great book. If you are really good, you will be promoted sooner or later to a full fledge photographer.

    *Definition of an ad photographer: you primarily shoot for clients via established ad agencies, coupled with the usual loading fees, etc.

    Best
    Wes
    Thanks pal, your information is very important and useful to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by narloke View Post
    Thanks pal, your information is very important and useful to me
    No problem. Of all the photography fields you could have chosen, this is one of the toughest and most rewarding (in renumeration/time). You will spend a lot of blood, sweat and tears to be trained well before you can see results. I sincerely wish you the best.

    Regards
    Wesley
    Last edited by wesley; 25th July 2007 at 08:34 PM.

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    To add on to Wesley,

    You must also have very good PR skills and client handling skills. We all know how the ad world is like.. hehe Experience counts and sometimes a bit of luck too

    I'm still an assistant now, commercial photography of course.. i like your works.

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    Alphabetical

    Angel Pixels - Offers photography services, large format printing, and lightbox ads.
    Black Box Photography - Provides wedding day photojournalism, corporate and event photography, and photography courses.
    Inspire Production - Offers videography, photography, and multimedia services for wedding and events.
    Memphis West Pictures - Offices in Singapore and Glasgow.
    PhotoQuest... - Specialises in studio, wedding, events, commercial, and other photoshoot assignments.
    Pigs Can Fly - Includes portfolios of commercial, editorial, people, industrial, travel, and other photographs.
    Robin Imagery - Commercial photographic artistry. Also offers a range of fine art limited edition prints.
    Rolento Photography - Offers fashion, product, food, portrait, conceptual, editorial, and advertising photography services.
    Studio 8 - Aerial, commercial, and industrial photography.
    FoodToGraphics - Food and beverage photography.
    Kevin Christopher Ou Photography - Professional services for fashion, editorial, events, commercial, and advertising.
    Photo Connection - Services for advertising, design, and commercial and industrial photography.

    Actually got some more, but their listings are scattered.

    Anyone remember the Picture Farm?


    Narloke, nowadays, getting appt no so hard like before, but with your position/experience/professional qualifications, your hardest job may be convincing the studios that you're willing to stick it out for a few years do manual labour for very low pay. Professional Asst here not like in the US, where it's very common for many of them to have high-level degrees so it's not strange for them. I not saying photo asst is labourer lah, but have to face the reality of the job requirements. No offense to anyone, especially the dedicated and professional photo assts here.
    Last edited by Dream Merchant; 24th July 2007 at 11:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Who are those professional advertising photography studios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Alphabetical

    Angel Pixels - Offers photography services, large format printing, and lightbox ads.
    Black Box Photography - Provides wedding day photojournalism, corporate and event photography, and photography courses.
    Inspire Production - Offers videography, photography, and multimedia services for wedding and events.
    Memphis West Pictures - Offices in Singapore and Glasgow.
    PhotoQuest... - Specialises in studio, wedding, events, commercial, and other photoshoot assignments.
    Pigs Can Fly - Includes portfolios of commercial, editorial, people, industrial, travel, and other photographs.
    Robin Imagery - Commercial photographic artistry. Also offers a range of fine art limited edition prints.
    Rolento Photography - Offers fashion, product, food, portrait, conceptual, editorial, and advertising photography services.
    Studio 8 - Aerial, commercial, and industrial photography.
    FoodToGraphics - Food and beverage photography.
    Kevin Christopher Ou Photography - Professional services for fashion, editorial, events, commercial, and advertising.
    Photo Connection - Services for advertising, design, and commercial and industrial photography.

    Actually got some more, but their listings are scattered.

    Anyone remember the Picture Farm?


    Narloke, nowadays, getting appt no so hard like before, but with your position/experience/professional qualifications, your hardest job may be convincing the studios that you're willing to stick it out for a few years do manual labour for very low pay. Professional Asst here not like in the US, where it's very common for many of them to have high-level degrees so it's not strange for them. I not saying photo asst is labourer lah, but have to face the reality of the job requirements. No offense to anyone, especially the dedicated and professional photo assts here.
    Great pleasure to have the mentors sharing experiences, thanks a lot

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    Aiyoh...I not anywhere near mentor status lah. Just in my previous job I had to engage and work with different photogs/studios. I oso often consider joining a pro studio, but I'm just a noob. Besides, going commercial is only a small part passion, and biiig part being an effective marketer, business professional and administrator. Love for the craft and technical competence is not usually the front-runner, because it's a given requirement.

    I'm sure there are quite a few full time pro s here. Have you approached them to have a chat?

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    You may want to check this out

    http://www.ppas.sg/site/
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    i remembered picture farm. it was willie tang's outfit.

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    Smile Re: Who are those professional advertising photography studios?

    'must have very good ....' is a bit over emphasized.

    Quote Originally Posted by lexicon View Post
    To add on to Wesley,

    You must also have very good PR skills and client handling skills. We all know how the ad world is like.. hehe Experience counts and sometimes a bit of luck too

    I'm still an assistant now, commercial photography of course.. i like your works.

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