This article was originally published in February 2003, about a year after we were formed. Reposting here as a reference for our members together with an update.
A Brief History of ClubSNAP
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, on a magical world with pixies, genies, fairies and sub-S$1K 20Mpix DSLRs .... oops, sorry, that one from my dreams
(2011 update: we are still not there yet, close though)
(2018 update: Well, not quite DSLRs but you can now get smartphone cameras and compacts that provide in excess of 20Mpix images)
This brief history and update are for those members who have been wondering about how ClubSNAP came to be and who are the people behind ClubSNAP. W hope you find it interesting reading.
The Early Days in HardwareZone (HWZ)
The origin of ClubSNAP can be traced way, way back to the Digicam & Photography SIG sub-forum in HWZ. During the time in HWZ, once the sub-forum became popular, the number of postings in...
Tomato Photo is a boutique studio featuring the work of award-winning master photographer, Hart Tan.
The studio offers personalised photo sessions for clients who prefer images that are fun, relaxed and Prints that reflect connection between family members.
If you thought what you were doing with photography marketing is advanced and working well, I think you'll be delighted to hear what Hart is doing in his business and about his success.
Limited to 50 pax only. Saturday, 14th April 2018 @ Funan Showsuite Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm * Event is also open to Friends of Funan. Simply follow @FunanSG on FB / IG to be one.
Some of the topics will include:
● 10 years Journey Building Business from 0 to 7 figures
● From 1 photographer business to over 10 people team
● Marketing for sales and selling online
● 99% Purchase Printed...
This update has been long overdue and I remember posting about it way back in May 2017. Long story short is that we were waiting for a stable software version and to ensure that the functionality of the old forums software is maintained as much as possible after we move to a new software platform.
ClubSNAP New Logo
There is still some work to be done but we wanted to open up the forums for members in the meantime. As I mentioned before, one of the biggest advantages of this new software is the ability to drag-and-drop image files for a direct upload to our servers, but even in saying that, there are two options available to members. This works across desktop and mobile browsers and you can select images to upload directly from your phone or tablet.
Inline attachment to threads/posts
Images can be attached to posts as it is being written, but the attachment size will be limited to 600px maximum dimension.
14 April #2018: "A Lighter Side of History Memories of Rollei Singapore: A Sharing Session by a Panel of Ex-Rolleians"
2pm at The Salon, Level 1 of National Museum of Singapore.
#Rollei, a well-known German manufacturer of #cameras and optical equipment, began operations in #Singapore in 1971. Production plants were located in Alexandra Road, Chai Chee, Jurong, St Michaels Estate, and Indus Road. Although Rollei Singapore is long gone, its factories and cameras are still fondly remembered by some.
Hear from ex-Rolleians who will share their stories and memories of working and playing together as a community, as well as showcase their personal Rollei equipment that they have kept over the years. Complete this experience with a visit...
Photo Lab: The Simplicity of Water with Alex Ortega
Friday, 23 March
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apple Orchard Road
Join Singapore-based photographer Alex Ortega, and explore how to capture and edit unique waterscapes with iPhone. In celebration of World Water Day, he’ll share his creative process for framing the simple, elegant things in life. Then he’ll show you how to get hands-on editing your own photos of a puddle, an ocean, or anything in between. Bring an iPhone and a few images with water elements.
A Primer to Widefield Astrophotography with Olympus M4/3 - by Ivan Bok Harnessing the power of modern day digital sensors
File Name: Carina Nebula (Telescope Shot) Details: Shot from Toa Payoh, Singapore. Total exposure (cumulative over several nights 3.5 hours Each single exposure is 5 minutes long Photographed through a telescope at 450mm focal length, f/5.3 2.)
File Name: Star Trails 1 (OMD) Shot with Olympus OMD EM10 from Mersing, Malaysia Cumulative exposure of about 30 minutes using livecomp
File Name: Star Trails 1 (OMD) Shot with Olympus OMD...
Ever troubled when transferring a digital image from camera to display device to printer? If yes, the saving grace would be color management in digital post processing. Color management is not always complicated if you know how to manage the color on different production devices, including digital camera, monitor, printers, and proofers. Using Adobe Lightroom, this Workshop will share insights to revealing the hidden beauty of your images and produce color accurate to what you shoot, see and print.
During this Workshop, you will get the chance to experience BenQ full range SW-series RGB Monitors for Photographers, which feature 99% of Adobe RGB color space and take professional imaging to new heights, fulfilling the...
Ricoh Theta VR/360 Timelapes & Video Workshop - Sponsored by APD
Learn secrets to creating awesome 360 Timelapes & Videos from Aram Pan (Plus 720 ), one of the most popular and recognized Photographer & Videographers in the Singapore 360 industry.
Aram is going to present a half-day workshop in Funan Showsuite on 25th November 2017. The goal of the workshops is to teach techniques in using 360-degree video cameras, and then attendees will create a 360-degree video in groups that is ready to post on Facebook and YouTube. Attendees will be able to use Ricoh Theta SC & V etc.
Aram Pan - www.plus720.com
Aram Pan is a Singapore based virtual tour photographer since 2003. He went into full...
Life is fleeting, but photographs give us just enough slices of time, just so that our imagination fills in the story.
A Photograph becomes important to its viewer only through its physical embodiment, the Print. A print will always be the most realistic representation of an image as it is the only medium that is truly tangible and actual.
This will ultimately be the best way to judge your work as an image isn’t truly finished until it’s in printed form.
The process itself of creating a print will help you grow as a photographer because it gives you a greater appreciation for the bigger picture.
At the same time, the exercise of getting in close, fine-tuning and perfecting an image for print will show you a lot about your work that you may otherwise have missed if you were just putting together a quick online...