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Art Photographer in SG

Professional art photographer in Singapore

What is an Art Photographer?

An art photographer is a photographer who creates photographs as a form of fine art, rather than as a record of an event or for commercial purposes. Art photographers often use photography as a means of self-expression and to explore various themes and concepts. Their photographs are typically exhibited in galleries or museums and may be sold as limited-edition prints. They are considered as artists using photography as a medium and their works are considered art.

Why are Art Photographers Important?

Art photographers are important for several reasons. When doing an art photoshoot, it is important to work with a professional photographer to ensure that the final photographs are of high quality and are well-received by others.

  1. A professional photographer has the technical skills, knowledge, and experience to create photographs that are visually interesting and technically sound. They understand how to use lighting, composition, and other technical elements to create a photograph that is pleasing to the eye and that tells a story or conveys a message.
  2. A professional photographer also has the artistic vision and creativity to create photographs that are unique and that stand out from the crowd. They have the ability to create a concept that is interesting and that captures the essence of the subject matter. This can help to ensure that the final photographs are appreciated by others and that they are not criticized for being distasteful or uninteresting.
  3. A professional photographer understands the line between tasteful art and distasteful art and will be able to guide you through the process of creating photographs that are tasteful and will be well-received by your target audience.
  4. A professional photographer will also be able to help you to understand the process of art photography and can provide you with feedback and guidance on how to improve your photographs. This can help to ensure that you are able to create photographs that are of high quality and that are well-received by others.
  5. A professional photographer will also have professional equipment and software that will enable him to create high-resolution images that can be printed and exhibited.

In summary, working with a professional photographer is important when doing an art photoshoot because they have the skills, knowledge, and experience to create high-quality photographs that are visually interesting and technically sound, they have artistic vision and creativity, they understand the line between tasteful art and distasteful art, they can guide and provide feedback and they have professional equipment and software.

Why Do People Do Art Photoshoot?

People do art photoshoots for a variety of reasons. Some common reasons include:

  1. Self-expression: Many people choose to do an art photoshoot as a way to express themselves and explore their own personal style and vision.
  2. Creativity: Art photoshoots allow people to be creative and explore different themes, concepts, and ideas in a visual way.
  3. Empowerment: Some people do art photoshoots to feel empowered and to celebrate their own beauty and self-worth.
  4. Memories: A lot of people also do art photoshoots to capture a special moment in their lives, such as a milestone birthday, a pregnancy, or a special event. Also, to keep a memory of their current body, as time goes by, the body changes and some people want to have a reminder of how they looked during a certain period of their lives.
  5. Personal growth: Some people choose to do an art photoshoot as a way to challenge themselves and push themselves out of their comfort zone.
  6. Gifting: Some people do art photoshoots as gifts for their loved ones, as a way to show them that they are valued and loved.
  7. Professional reasons: Some people might also do an art photoshoot for professional reasons, such as for an artist's portfolio, for an actor's headshot, for a model's portfolio, etc.
  8. Self-confidence: Some people choose to do an art photoshoot to increase their self-confidence and to feel more positive about their own appearance.

In summary, people do art photoshoots for self-expression, creativity, empowerment, memories, personal growth, gifting, professional reasons, and also to keep a memory of their current body and to increase self-confidence.

There're various reasons why people would do an art portrait photoshoot.

Should I Hire a Professional Art Photographer?

Whether or not you should hire a professional art photographer depends on your specific needs and goals. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision:

  1. Quality of work: Professional art photographers have the skill, experience, and equipment to create high-quality photographs that are visually interesting and technically sound. If you are looking for photographs that are of a certain standard and will be used for exhibitions, galleries, or publications, a professional art photographer is a good choice.
  2. Vision and creativity: Professional art photographers often have a strong sense of their personal vision and style, which can be an asset if you are looking for photographs that are unique and convey a specific message or concept. They also have a keen eye for composition, lighting and colour, which can make a big difference in the final outcome of the photographs.
  3. Budget: Professional art photographers typically charge more than amateur or hobbyist photographers. Hiring a professional will likely cost more, so you should consider if your budget allows for this.
  4. Time: Professional art photographers may have a busy schedule, and may take longer to complete a project than an amateur photographer. If you have a tight deadline, you may want to consider hiring an amateur or hobbyist photographer.

Ultimately, whether or not you should hire a professional art photographer depends on your specific needs and goals. If you are looking for high-quality, visually interesting, and unique photographs that can be used for exhibitions, galleries, or publications, and budget is not an issue, then hiring a professional art photographer is a good choice.

Challenges of Doing Art Photoshoot

Art photography can be a challenging field for several reasons:

  1. Technical skill: Creating high-quality photographs requires a mastery of technical skills such as composition, lighting, and post-processing. These skills take time and practice to develop, and even experienced photographers must continue to learn and improve.
  2. Telling a story: Many art photographers aim to tell a story or convey a message through their photographs. This can be difficult, as it requires a deep understanding of the subject matter, as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas in a visually interesting way.
  3. Criticism and rejection: As with any art form, art photographers must be prepared for criticism and rejection. Rejection is part of the creative process, and it can be difficult to hear negative feedback about work that is deeply personal.
  4. Trust issues from clients: Some clients may have trust issues, which can make it difficult to establish a good working relationship. This may be due to the "black sheep" in the photography industry who have given the industry a bad reputation by taking advantage of young models, not delivering on their promises or providing poor service.
  5. Confidentiality: Some clients may have confidentiality concerns, which can make it difficult to share or exhibit photographs.
  6. Low confidence: Some clients may have low confidence in their own appearance, which can make it difficult to create a photograph that they are happy with.
  7. Lack of appreciation of high-quality photographs: Some people may not fully understand or appreciate the value of high-quality photographs, which can make it difficult to find customers who are willing to pay for them.
  8. Balancing creativity and commercial aspect: Many photographers also have to balance the creative and commercial aspects of their work. It can be challenging to create work that is true to your vision while also appealing to a broader audience.

In summary, art photography can be challenging because of the technical skill required, the ability to tell a story, dealing with criticism and rejection, trust issues from clients due to "black sheep" in the photography industry, confidentiality concerns, low confidence from clients, lack of appreciation of high-quality photographs and balancing the creative and commercial aspects of the work.

Distasteful Art Work Will Harm You

There are many girls who would do art photoshoots with hobbyist photographers whose work leans towards the distasteful side. Unfortunately, these girls aren't experienced enough to judge the quality of the artwork.

If you upload distasteful artwork online as a model, there can be several potential negative outcomes:

  1. Damage to reputation: The distasteful artwork can harm your reputation and credibility as a model. It can be viewed as unprofessional and may make it more difficult to secure future modelling jobs.
  2. Loss of followers or clients: Some of your followers or clients may unfollow or stop working with you due to the distasteful artwork.
  3. Negative feedback or criticism: You may receive negative feedback or criticism from your followers, potential clients, and other industry professionals. This can be damaging to your self-esteem and can make it difficult to continue working as a model.
  4. Rumours and accusations: The internet has many low-life people who will spread rumours and accusations about you, based on the distasteful nature of the artwork, which can further damage your reputation and credibility.
  5. Harassment: It may attract unwanted attention from ill-minded individuals who may misinterpret your character and may harass you.

In summary, if you upload distasteful artwork online as a model, it can harm your reputation and credibility, lead to loss of followers or clients, negative feedback or criticism, spreading of rumours and accusations and may lead to harassment from ill-minded individuals who misinterpret your character.

How to Plan for an Art Photoshoot?

Planning for an art photoshoot involves several important steps:

  1. Define your concept and vision: Before you start planning, it's important to have a clear concept and vision for the photoshoot. This can include the theme, style, and overall message you want to convey with the photographs.
  2. Choose a location: Consider the location where you want to shoot, whether it is an indoor, studio or outdoor location, the background, and the lighting.
  3. Plan the wardrobe, hair and makeup: Decide on the wardrobe, hair and makeup for the photoshoot, this will help to create a cohesive look and feel for the final photographs.
  4. Decide on props: Decide on any props you will use during the photoshoot, such as costumes, jewelry or other items that will help to tell the story of your concept.
  5. Schedule the photoshoot: Coordinate with the photographer and your team to schedule the photoshoot for a day and time that works for everyone.
  6. Discuss the expectations and the agreement: Before the photoshoot, discuss the expectations and the agreement with the photographer to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

In summary, planning for an art photoshoot involves defining your concept and vision, choosing a location, whether it is an indoor, studio or outdoor, planning the wardrobe, hair and makeup, deciding on props, scheduling the photoshoot, and discussing the expectations and the agreement with the photographer.

FAQs

What is the purpose of an art photoshoot?

An art photoshoot is a photo session that is focused on creating photographs that are artistic and expressive, rather than simply capturing a moment or event. It can be used to create photographs for personal or professional use, such as for art exhibitions, portfolios, or personal keepsakes.

What should I expect during an art photoshoot?

During an art photoshoot, you should expect to work closely with the photographer to create photographs that reflect your concept and vision. You may be asked to pose in various ways or to interact with props and costumes.

What should I wear for an art photoshoot?

The wardrobe for an art photoshoot will depend on the concept and vision of the shoot, but it's always important to wear something comfortable and that you feel confident in. You should consider the location and the theme of the shoot when selecting your wardrobe. It's important to discuss the wardrobe with the photographer and share visually what you own with him by taking pictures.

How long does an art photoshoot take?

The length of an art photoshoot can vary depending on the concept and vision, but typically it takes several hours.

How do I prepare for an art photoshoot?

To prepare for an art photoshoot, you should consider your concept and vision, choose a location, select a wardrobe, plan your hair and makeup, decide on any props you want to use, and schedule the photoshoot. It is also important to discuss your expectations with the photographer before the photoshoot begins.

Can I bring my own ideas to the photoshoot?

Yes, you can bring your own ideas to the photoshoot. It is important to communicate your ideas and concepts to the photographer so that they can understand your vision and help you to achieve it.

How many final photos will I receive from the photoshoot?

The number of final photos you will receive from the photoshoot will depend on the package you have chosen. It's always best to discuss with the photographer beforehand.

Can I bring a friend or family member to the photoshoot?

You can bring a friend or family member along, but it's important to note that their presence may be a distraction that could affect the quality of the photos. It's always best to discuss this with the photographer in advance and decide what works best for the photoshoot.

How will the final photos be delivered?

The final photos will typically be delivered to you via a private web link. This allows you to view and download the final images in high resolution.

What is the importance of working with a professional art photographer?

Working with a professional art photographer ensures that you will receive high-quality, tasteful photographs that capture your vision and concept. A professional photographer will have the skill and experience to create beautiful and artistic photographs, and will also be able to guide you through the process and help you to feel comfortable and relaxed during the photoshoot.

Skai the Art Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai and I am an art photographer based in Singapore. I have been working in the field for over a decade and have developed a unique style that combines technical skill with a strong sense of creativity. My primary focus is on the human body, and I have been fortunate to work with a diverse group of people who trust me with their bodies during the art shoots.

I believe that the human body is a beautiful and powerful subject, and I strive to capture this beauty in my photographs. I use a combination of natural and artificial light to create striking and evocative images that tell a story and convey a message. I am also very passionate about post-processing, which I use to enhance the final outcome of my photographs.

I am honoured that my clients have entrusted me with capturing intimate and personal moments, and I take this responsibility very seriously. I am always respectful and professional during my shoots, and I work closely with my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable and safe throughout the process.

I am always looking for new and exciting projects to work on and I am open to collaborating with other artists and creatives.

In summary, I am a professional art photographer with a focus on the human body, with a decade of experience and a unique style that combines technical skill with a strong sense of creativity, I am honoured that my clients have entrusted me with capturing intimate and personal moments and I am always open to collaborating with other artists and creatives.

Why Skai Loves Doing Art Photography

As a professional art photographer, I find that the medium of photography allows me to express myself in a unique and powerful way. I love art photography because it's a unique form of photography that requires a great deal of skill and creativity. Not many photographers can do it well and that is why I find it to be a challenging and rewarding field.

I enjoy the creative process of crafting an image, from conceptualization to the final print. The ability to tell a story, convey a message, and create an emotional connection with the audience is what drives me to create art through photography.

One of the things I love about art photography is the trust that my clients put in me during an art shoot. I am honoured that people trust me to capture intimate and personal moments, and I take this responsibility very seriously. I am always respectful and professional during my shoots, and I work closely with my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable and safe throughout the process.

I find that working with the human body as a subject matter is particularly fulfilling. The human form is endlessly fascinating and beautiful, and I enjoy the challenge of capturing this beauty in my photographs. I love to capture the essence of a person and to create a visual representation of their emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

Working as an art photographer also allows me to push the boundaries of the medium and to explore new techniques and technologies. I love experimenting with different lighting, composition, and post-processing techniques to create unique and visually interesting images. I enjoy the challenge of producing work that is technically sound and visually pleasing, and I take pride in my ability to produce images that are not only beautiful but also meaningful and thought-provoking.

Another thing that I love about art photography is the ability to work on projects that are meaningful to me. I often work on personal projects that explore themes and issues that are important to me, and it is deeply satisfying to be able to share these projects with an audience.

In summary, as a professional art photographer, I love art photography because it's a unique form of photography that requires great skill and creativity, and it's challenging and rewarding. Additionally, I find the medium of photography to be a powerful means of self-expression, the ability to tell a story, convey a message, create an emotional connection with the audience, work with the human body as a subject matter, be trusted by people during the art shoot, pushing the boundaries of the medium and the ability to work on projects that are meaningful to me are some of the reasons why I enjoy doing art photography.

Advantages of Doing Art Photoshoot with Skai

As a professional art photographer, I bring several advantages to any art project. Here are a few of the benefits of working with me:

  1. Quality of work: I have the skill, experience, and equipment to create high-quality photographs that are visually interesting and technically sound. I pay close attention to detail and produce work that is of a high standard.
  2. Vision and creativity: I have a strong sense of my personal vision and style, which allows me to create images that are unique and convey a specific message or concept. I have an eye for composition, lighting and colour, which can make a big difference in the final outcome of the photographs.
  3. Respectful: I am respectful and professional during my shoots, and I ensure that there is no body contact when posing models. I work closely with my clients to ensure that they feel at ease and that their boundaries are respected.
  4. Flexibility: I am open to working with a variety of subject matter, styles and themes. I am adaptable, and I am always open to new ideas and projects.
  5. Professionalism: I am professional in my approach, I am timely and efficient in my work, and I am dedicated to providing the highest level of service to my clients.

In summary, working with me as a professional art photographer, you can expect high-quality work, creativity, respectful service with no body contact when posing models, flexibility, and professionalism.

Testimonials: What People Say about Skai

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"I first worked with Skai in 2017 and it was my first professional photoshoot. I remember being nervous and unsure about poses but he was very patient and understanding. He did not get upset or angry when I was not able to portray the concept he initially wanted but instead tried his best to work with what I was comfortable with.

His friendly character made the photoshoot very smooth and I had a second recent shoot with him. His professionalism and passion still impresses me after three good years. Despite trying implied for the first time, I was in good hands and Skai never laid a hand on me. He treated me with a lot of respect and always made sure I was comfortable with the photos taken. I enjoyed shooting with him and will recommend him to others!" - Cheryl Alicia Chua

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"Skai is very professional and easy to work with. Although it was my first time working with him, I've known him on IG for almost a year before our shoot. I felt very comfortable working with him as he remains professional throughout the whole session. Go read his terms and conditions: he never touch the model. He will just verbally instruct u instead. He's also very receptive to my feedbacks and give me freedom to work on the poses I wanted to try. Overall, it was a very good experience and the results were amazing! I've never loved my body more than ever after the shoot. It's a great confidence boost!" - Cho

If you're considering hiring me as a professional art photographer, I recommend taking the time to read through my testimonials from past clients. These testimonials will give you a good understanding of the quality of my work and the level of service that I provide.

You will be able to read about clients' personal experiences working with me, which will give you a sense of what to expect when working with me. My testimonials will provide you with an honest and unbiased perspective on my photography services, and they will give you an idea of the type of work that I produce.

Reading through my testimonials will allow you to get a better sense of the style, approach, and level of professionalism that I bring to my work. It will also provide you with an insight into how I ensure respectful and safe service during the art shoots with no body contact when posing models.

Overall, reading my testimonials will give you a more complete picture of the services that I offer and will help you make an informed decision about whether or not to hire me as your photographer.

Sample Art Photo Albums

🔍2   Studio Fairy Light Themed Implied Nude Photoshoot - Cheryl Alicia Chua @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
1. Cheryl Alicia Chua

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍8   Studio Implied Nude Yoga Photoshoot - Cheryl Alicia Chua @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
2. Cheryl Alicia Chua

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍6   Studio Sexy Rose Themed Photoshoot - Cheryl Alicia Chua @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
3. Cheryl Alicia Chua

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍5   Studio Implied Nude Bodyscape Photoshoot - Huiqing @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
4. Huiqing

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍7   High-End Indoor Pet Cats & Implied Nude Photoshoot - Rachel Liew, Floofy, Quinn & Mochi @ Indoor, Tampines
5. Rachel Liew, Floofy, Quinn & Mochi

@ Indoor, Tampines
⚡ Flash photography
🔍4   Studio Conceptual Art Flowers/ Leaves Themed Photoshoot - Ko @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
6. Ko

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍14   Studio Art Implied Nude Silhouette Photoshoot - Cho @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
7. Cho

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍8   Studio Implied Nude Tattoo Art Photoshoot - Isabelle Raphaela Leong @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
8. Isabelle Raphaela Leong

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍11   Studio Art Implied Nude Bridal Photoshoot - Eva Loa @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
9. Eva Loa

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚡ Flash photography
🔍3   High-End Indoor Implied Nude Yoga Photoshoot - Karina Cognomen @ Indoor, Kovan Residency
10. Karina Cognomen

@ Indoor, Kovan Residency
⚡ Flash photography
🔍4   Studio Implied Nude Tattoo Art Photoshoot - Kelly Lim @ Makeshift photography studio: Gold's Gym Singapore @ Lim Teck Kim
11. Kelly Lim

@ Makeshift photography studio: Gold's Gym Singapore @ Lim Teck Kim
⚡ Flash photography

Prices & Packages for Art Photography

🌞 Professional

Up to 1 Hour: $280
Up to 2 Hours: $380 $450

Additional Hour: $150/block hr

Deliveries
  • Basic Edit (exposure & colour correction)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Up to 40 photos/hr
  • Photos selected by Photographer

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Get back remaining good photos:
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Same-day photo edit:
    +$50/photo (subject to availability)
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$50/hr booked (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$50/hr booked
  • Advanced edit (skin retouching) for photos: +$50/photo

⚡ High-End

Up to 1 Hour + 1 photo: $350
Up to 1 Hour + 5 photos: $550
Up to 2 Hours + 10 photos: $900

Additional Hour: $150/block hr
Additional photos: $50/photo
  • ⚡ Flash photography (one-light set-up)
  • 🌞 Use of natural light when necessary
  • Pace of shoot: Slow

Deliveries
  • Advanced Edit (skin retouching)
  • Digital copies (high resolution JPG)
  • Photos selection in low resolution PDF

Special Requests/ Add-Ons
  • Additional lighting set-up: +$50/light
  • Revision of photo edit: +$15/photo
  • Expedited photo edit (3 days after shoot):
    +$35/photo (subject to availability)
  • Privacy of photos: +$100/hr booked

⚡ Studio Shoot

Please note that my home photography studio is not available until further notice.
1) My studio,
2) Your booked external studio, or
3) Makeshift studio @ your location

Details: Photo Studio

Hairstyling & Makeup

$180 /Female
$120 /Male
  • 1x Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 Look (Hairstyling for a neat look & Makeup)

  • Add-Ons
  • Follow through the photoshoot: +$60/hr
    (subject to availability)

Details: Hair & Makeup Artist (HMUA)

NOTE



All booked duration

Includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle, and travelling (if applicable) during the shoot.
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Please read

(1) Checklist for hiring a photographer, (2) FAQ and (3) Service Agreement before making enquiries.
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Ideas and advice

Will only be given to serious clients after a booking fee is being placed.

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