Who are those professional advertising photography studios?


Status
Not open for further replies.

narloke

New Member
Mar 24, 2006
526
0
0
38
Yishun
narloke.deviantart.com
#1
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.
 

forward

New Member
May 27, 2002
390
0
0
Singapore
Visit site
#2
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.

--------------------------------
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.

:thumbsup:
 

garou12

Deregistered
May 15, 2007
1,644
0
0
#3
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.

:thumbsup:
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.:lovegrin:
 

wesley

New Member
Oct 27, 2003
267
0
0
Singapore
www.memphiswest.com
#4
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
 

narloke

New Member
Mar 24, 2006
526
0
0
38
Yishun
narloke.deviantart.com
#5
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
 

wesley

New Member
Oct 27, 2003
267
0
0
Singapore
www.memphiswest.com
#6
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
 

Feb 11, 2004
65
0
6
West
www.geocities.com
#7
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. :)
 

Dream Merchant

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 11, 2007
9,660
6
38
#8
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.
 

narloke

New Member
Mar 24, 2006
526
0
0
38
Yishun
narloke.deviantart.com
#9
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
 

Dream Merchant

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 11, 2007
9,660
6
38
#10
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?
 

reachme2003

Senior Member
Oct 6, 2003
3,735
0
0
#12
i remembered picture farm. it was willie tang's outfit.
 

reachme2003

Senior Member
Oct 6, 2003
3,735
0
0
#13
'must have very good ....' is a bit over emphasized.

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. :)
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom