Photography Tips and Resources

This page contains two sections. The first section lists all the tips and resources I have gathered through my experience, researches, including interaction with various professionals. The pages may need futher tweaking, especially on the language. The second section contains links to external sites that I think may be useful to you.


Beautiful Places in Singapore - List of some of the most popular places in Singapore that you can do photo shoot in. You can go over for fashion or wedding photography.

Blacklisted Photographers in Singapore - The blacklisted photographers in Singapore.

Creative Photography Themes - Some creative photography concepts that you can work on. List of different genres of photography for models.

Dangers of Doing Sexy Photoshoot for Female Models - Find out how dangerous it is for female models to do sexy photoshoot. Real life stories are included.

Disadvantages of Being a Photographer - Find out problems of being a freelance photographer.

FAQ about Photography - Frequently asked questions for Skai about photography, such as his opinions and decisions.

Good Models, Bad Models - How to differentiate between good and bad models.

Hair & Makeup Artists (HMUA) in Singapore - Reasons why you need a good hair & makeup artists (HMUA) and the listing of some of the most professional HMUAs in Singapore whom I have worked with.

How to Become a Model in Singapore - Tips for model-wannabes in Singapore.

How to build a stronger modelling portfolio - Tips and tricks on how to build a stronger modelling portfolio for models who wish to be more recognised.

How to get more real Instagram followers legally - Tips and tricks on how to increase your instagram follower count with real followers.

How to Judge a Photographer - Tips for judging a photographer before you contact him.

Model Release Form Template - Download free Model Release Form in PDF format.

Modelling Casting Calls in Singapore - Casting calls for models to get free portfolio.

Party Ideas in Singapore - List of party ideas for organising parties in Singapore.

Photography Fees, Rates & Prices in Singapore - Find out about the photography fees, rates and prices in Singapore - reasons why you are paying photographers the amount for their photography services.

Photography Shooting Style - What is a shooting style? Why is every photographer unique?

Photography Post-Production (editing) - Types of post-production and more information.

Photography Tips - Shooting parade at audience seat - How to take some good photos even if you were stuck at the audience seat.

Photography & Modelling Scams - Scams that targets photographers, models, makeup artists and related professions.

Reasons to engage a professional photographer - Why should you engage a professional photographer.

Tips for Models using Modelling Website - Tips for models to improve their user experience in modelling website such as Modelmayhem.

TFP / TFCD Photoshoot - Explanation of TFP / TFCD photoshoot and guidelines.

TFP / TFCD Tips for Models & Photographers - Tips for both models and photographers to do TFCD shoot. Things to take note of!

Tips on Buying Second Hand Camera and Equipment in Singapore - Tips to buy used camera and equipment in Singapore to avoid buying overpriced items.

Top Most Popular Instagram of Photographers and Photography - The top most popular photographers and photography accounts to follow in Instagram.

Tutorial - Boy Shirt to Dress DIY - Tutorial on how to turn a boy shirt and T-shirt into dress for female fashion.

The importance of watermark - The reasons why is watermark necessary.

What is Garden Shoot - Definition and history behind the term "Garden Shoot".

What is being Open-minded in Photoshoot - The levels of open-mindness in photoshoot.

Why do people do portrait photoshoot - The reasons why people want to do photoshoot.



Articles / Stories

Actual Day Wedding Photography Gone Wrong - Case study of an actual day wedding photography that went viral for the wrong reason.

Amateur to Professional Photographer - The Portrait Journey - The journey from an amateur photographer to a professional photographer. The hardship, limitation and obstacles. The learning journey that you can learn from to speed up the process of learning photography.

Bikini Photoshoot is Underrated - Everyone should stop labelling bikini photoshoots and models as long as the shoots are done tastefully.

Cheapo the Photography Story - Stories of how people try to abuse photographers.

Do you need a Model? - Stories of desperate models soliciting business at professional photographers without finding out about the photographers.

Experience of Photoshooting with Nude Models - Stories of doing photoshoot with models who have done nude shoot with other photographers.

Ways to Insult a Professional Photographer - There are many ways you may unintentionally insult a professional photographer. In order to prevent such unpleasant things from happening, you should try to understand a photographer.



Resources (Other photography websites)

Remember Singapore - Places in Singapore for you to explore.

The Photographer's Ephemeris - Find the sunrise and sunset timing and direction at your location.

strobist.blogspot.sg - Lighting tips.

Lensyag - Protect your camera gear and images for free by registering the serial number.

speedlights.net - Information of speedlights with side by side comparsion, including Canon 320EX, Canon 430EX II, Canon 580EX II, MeiKe MK 930, Metz 48 AF-1, Nikon SB-600, Nikon SB-700, Nissin Di622 II, Nissin Di866, Yongnuo YN-460-II, Yongnuo YN-465, Yongnuo YN-467, Yongnuo YN-468, Yongnuo YN-560, Yongnuo YN-565... etc.

scantips.com - Four flash fundamentals knowledge.

Photozone - Tests and reviews for cameras and lenses.

Polarizing filters test - Test results to see which polarizing filters are better.

Comparison of Canon DSLR

Comparison of Nikon DSLR

dpreview.com - The FAQ for Canon Rebel photographers.

steves-digicams.com - Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.

SunCalc - App that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location for planning your shoot.

List of Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts - For both Windows and Mac.

20 Basic Makeup Concealer Tricks - To know how to do simple makeup.