Places of Interest: Night Photography


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I've been to cityhall area(around the big river) across raffles place and marina bay and back to cityhall. Tried Clark Quay but i don't have an ultrawide to get a better shot from the narrow river. Any suggestions for a new night shot place? :) I'd prefer landscape. And I've used the search button ><
 

Rashkae

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If you used the search option, you would have found the sticky in the landscape section about places to shoot in singapore.

Ergo, you did not search.
 

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If you used the search option, you would have found the sticky in the landscape section about places to shoot in singapore.

Ergo, you did not search.
Thanks, i did search, but maybe i didn't see that thread. I've just went through that thread. But it didn't really speak much about night cityscape photography. Any tall HDB in Singapore?
 

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You don't need UWA lens to shoot landscape. You can do panorama.

Pic taken on fort canning hill with a 14-42mm kit lens (at 14mm focal range - an effective 28mm wideness because I am using m4/3 camera)

pic taken from Marina Barrage with a 28mm f2.8 lens which is an effective 44.6mm because I am using a Canon cropped camera.
 

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Thanks, i did search, but maybe i didn't see that thread. I've just went through that thread. But it didn't really speak much about night cityscape photography. Any tall HDB in Singapore?
The places that give you a nice view during the day also work at night... be a bit creative
 

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Thanks, i did search, but maybe i didn't see that thread. I've just went through that thread. But it didn't really speak much about night cityscape photography. Any tall HDB in Singapore?
pinnacle at duxton? i think toa payoh & queenstown also got a few very tall hdb flats
 

SkyStrike

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Not trying to be rude....but

I've been to cityhall area(around the big river) across raffles place and marina bay and back to cityhall. Tried Clark Quay but i don't have an ultrawide to get a better shot from the narrow river. Any suggestions for a new night shot place? :) I'd prefer landscape. And I've used the search button ><
If UWA wasn't invented or made known to the world, how would you have shot the scene? How would you have done anything different or just say that this shot can't be done? Even with UWA, it's not without it's limits. Using a normal lens (assuming 25mm on crop) to do Pano stitching can give very different perspective as compared to 1 shot from a UWA.

My suggestion is to try out with stitching first. It can be troublesome to do, but will allow you to have more alternatives of a wide angle scene in the future.


Thanks, i did search, but maybe i didn't see that thread. I've just went through that thread. But it didn't really speak much about night cityscape photography. Any tall HDB in Singapore?
One of the fun part of photography is exploring different angles/perspective/locations and at different timings.. I must admit that it isn't easy to find the place by yourself. But when you do, it's either going to be unique or "rare".

*That said, I'm guilty of just following where people have been and shooting what have been shot to death*

And a very quick runthru of the cityscapes in Singapore, I would suggest browsing thru the landscape gallery. There are more than a few GOOD gallery threads in there and I'm pretty sure that some of the places would have been familiar to you but you have yet to see that angle/perspective before.

Also, not everything is shot on UWA, try exploring things your lens can do..
 

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TS' probably just started doing this, so telling him stitching panoramas and everything else isn't going to help.

what TS needs is a good, solid knowledge of the basics of doing landscapes and you're throwing him into the deep end.

seriously.
 

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TS' probably just started doing this, so telling him stitching panoramas and everything else isn't going to help.

what TS needs is a good, solid knowledge of the basics of doing landscapes and you're throwing him into the deep end.

seriously.
Haha.. so Any few Good tips or things to look out for? Say night street/ landscape?
I recently saw some one using the light shutter release at the Marina area for the mbs laser show.. he just set it to auto and I cant tell how the pics turns out..
 

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Haha.. so Any few Good tips or things to look out for? Say night street/ landscape?
I recently saw some one using the light shutter release at the Marina area for the mbs laser show.. he just set it to auto and I cant tell how the pics turns out..
Yes.

For Landscape,

1) Get a sturdy tripod
2) Get a good tripodhead
3) If possible, get a remote control (wired or wireless, up to you and up to individual camera system)
4) Set your ISO as low as possible, to reduce the high ISO noise.
5) If no remote control, go on timer (delay shutter release).
6) Go to your location early, so you can 'booked' a good position to shoot

As to what lens to use... it is also up to individual photographer and his/her composition or style... and it is also up to the distance of the photographer to his/her subject (this is the same as aperture too).

As for night street shoot... a fast lens (1.4 or 1.2) - preferable, flash if needed (although some people might not like and you cannot shoot too discretely with flash), Full frame is good because you can clank up your ISO to maintain a certain level of cleaniness in your photo without the need to using flash and still maintain decent shutter speed.
 

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Yes.

For Landscape,

1) Get a sturdy tripod
2) Get a good tripodhead
3) If possible, get a remote control (wired or wireless, up to you and up to individual camera system)
4) Set your ISO as low as possible, to reduce the high ISO noise.
5) If no remote control, go on timer (delay shutter release).
6) Go to your location early, so you can 'booked' a good position to shoot

As to what lens to use... it is also up to individual photographer and his/her composition or style... and it is also up to the distance of the photographer to his/her subject (this is the same as aperture too).

As for night street shoot... a fast lens (1.4 or 1.2) - preferable, flash if needed (although some people might not like and you cannot shoot too discretely with flash), Full frame is good because you can clank up your ISO to maintain a certain level of cleaniness in your photo without the need to using flash and still maintain decent shutter speed.
Sounds Good.. sounds like my 35mm f1.8aint Gonna be. Optimal in a night street.. But Hey.. thanks for the advise.. I will probably play with the ISO just to try out How's the effect of isolated noise under different lighting conditions..
 

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