📸 Skai Chan Photography

Frequently Asked Questions for Photography in Singapore

On this page, I will give you answers to some of your doubts. They will include personal stuffs, my working style and general questions about photography. If you have anything to ask, do contact me.

You may also like to read the misconceptions and myths in professional photography article and service agreement page to find out more information.

1.0. Rates and Booking

  1. How to confirm your photography services?
  2. How to pay you the booking fee?
  3. Is the booking fee (deposit) refundable if I were to call off or reschedule the shoot?
  4. Isn't it dangerous to place a deposit - what if the photographer doesn't show up?
  5. Why do photographers have to collect the full payment right at the end of the shoot?
  6. If I have to select a number of photos for advanced editing and the final payment may not be confirmed, can I make the full payment after receiving the photos?
  7. I estimate my event will last at most two hours. If it takes only one hour, how much is the charge?
  8. Why is your rate sometimes higher than usual?
  9. Why do some photographers charge much lower rates?

2.0. Delivery of Photos

  1. Why do photographers need weeks or months to return me my photos?
  2. Can I get back the photos within the same day if I were to pay you more? For example, I want the wedding gatecrash photos to be ready for the banquet.
  3. Can I get back just one or two photos on the same day?
  4. Can I get back all the photos?
  5. Can I have the RAW files?
  6. Why do you have to remove the links to my photos from your server within a few days?

3.0. Copyrights

  1. What rights do I own if I don't buy over the copyrights of the photos?
  2. Can I edit the photos?
  3. Can photographers don't post 'my' photos online?

4.0. Event Photoshoot

  1. Do you touch up on faces for event shoot?
  2. What is the number of photos I will receive? Can you estimate it?
  3. How do I get more photos?
  4. What usually affects the quality of the photos?
  5. Other than bad lighting, what do you dislike for an event shoot?
  6. Someone has missed the group shot, can you photoshop him into the group photo?
  7. Why do I have to provide a meal for the photographer (you) if the event lasts for long hours?
  8. Can I pay you to take a cab in between venues?
  9. Can you come earlier to take some photos of my family/friends doing the decoration of the venue?
  10. During a big group shoot with kids, why don't you just keep snapping multiple times?
  11. What are the challenges of taking random group photos?

5.0. Portrait Photoshoot

  1. What happens if it rains right before or during the outdoor shoot?
  2. Is engaging a hair and makeup artist necessary?
  3. Why do I have to show you the outfit for the photoshoot?
  4. Why do you need to see more of my casual photos before the shoot?
  5. Why does a professional portrait photoshoot require at least two hours?
  6. Can we do a theme that you will photoshop stuffs in?
  7. I'm obviously not good looking. Can I turn very pretty in a photoshoot?
  8. Can I do a photoshoot if I can't pose?
  9. Can you pose me like a professional model?
  10. Can I bring my boyfriend along for my personal shoot?
  11. What can I benefit by having a shoot with you?
  12. What are the main differences between doing a shoot in a studio and outdoor location?
  13. What kind of shoot is most difficult?
  14. I like your personal tagline 'You don't have to be pretty to appear in photos; you just need to appear pretty in photos'. Will you shoot for me for free?
  15. Will I become famous after doing a shoot with you?

6.0. Interior Photoshoot

  1. Why should I engage a photographer when I have my phone camera?
  2. Why is so much time needed for a professional interior shoot?
  3. What make interior photography difficult?
  4. What do I need to prepare before the shoot?
  5. What is a visual mechandiser?
  6. Do you use fisheye lens for interior photography?
  7. What are the equipment needed for interior photography?
  8. Do you use flash light for interior shoot?

7.0. General

  1. What's the most common mistake models make in their makeup?
  2. Why some photographers don't like to take up jobs from friends/relatives?
  3. Will I get 100% satisfied photos if I were to engage a big photography company for my shoot?
  4. Why is DSLR necessary when phone cameras can do reasonably good job?
  5. Does skin colour affect people photography?

8.0. Modelling

  1. Should I trust a portrait photographer as long as I can't find his name being blacklisted online?
  2. As a model, why do I need a good portfolio?
  3. How much will you pay me for a shoot?
  4. Can I wear a low-cut top if I don't have big boobs?
  5. I think my selfie photos look good after I have edited them using my phone app, don't you think so?
  6. What is the best angle to do selfie?
  7. Why do my face look fatter in selfie?

9.0. Amateur Photographers

  1. How do I become a photographer?
  2. Without the skill and knowledge in photography, how to get hot models to approach me?



1.0. Rates and Booking

  1. How to confirm your photography services?
    Place a booking fee (deposit) to confirm the shoot and protect the photographer's interest.
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  2. How to pay you the booking fee?
    You can do a PayLah or PayNow transfer to me.
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  3. Is the booking fee (deposit) refundable if I were to call off or reschedule the shoot?
    No. The photographer (me) has to block off the date and time for your shoot, which means he has to reject other people's request for shooting or push away personal stuff. If you were to cancel the shoot with him suddenly, the fee is to compensate him.
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  4. Isn't it dangerous to place a deposit - what if the photographer doesn't show up?
    There is definitely the existence of such risk. However, if you look at the photographer's website and social media sites, you should know it takes years to build up the portfolio and reputation. To put it simple, the photographer is in the 'open' while you are an 'anonymous'. Of course, you have to 'open your eyes' to see the photographer's websites and not blindly take up any offer from forums or other sites.

    In the past, there were clients who had approached me for shoots and vanished into the thin air before they paid the deposit, leaving me in a lost position whether to ignore the date they needed the photography services on. The deposit would really help me to continue.
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  5. Why do photographers have to collect the full payment right at the end of the shoot?
    This is the common practice. As a photographer, my interest is purely in taking photos and my time is packed. If I have to spend my effort and time to remember and chase after payments after the shoots, it's going to kill my passion. Let's face the fact that there are many unethical people/companies who will try all ways to delay payment, hoping to save the cost eventually (the creditors get too tired of pursuing the amount of money when effort doesn't worth it).

    Throughout my life, I have also met many hypocrites and cheapos who would never show their true colours until after I have helped them. For examples, a registered company delayed my payment for more than three months despite having being 'chased' by me throughout the period and a client who borrowed part of the full payment from me at the end of the shoot and then tried to ask for 'discount' after that.

    Once bitten, twice shy.
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  6. If I have to select a number of photos for advanced editing and the final payment may not be confirmed, can I make the full payment after receiving the photos?
    There's always a confirmed minimum amount of fee for the shoot and you have to pay it upfront at the end of the shoot. If you wish to purchase additional photos or advanced editing for any photo, you can make the additional payment once you have confirmed your order.
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  7. I estimate my event will last at most two hours. If it takes only one hour, how much is the charge?
    Most professional photographers do not take up an one-hour event shoot, unless that one hour is very well-paid (charging two hours for one hour's job). If you book a photographer for a specific length of time and it happens that your event ends earlier, don't expect to shortchange the photographer.
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  8. Why is your rate sometimes higher than usual?
    There are many factors, including your requirement, that will help to determine the total price. For example, if I'm very busy during that period of time, I may probably charge a higher rate to compensate for the effort. I may not be rich but I'm not a slave to money who will accept just any job by lowering my value.
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  9. Why do some photographers charge much lower rates?
    Often, you pay for what you get - the quality of photos and services. They probably need to attract more clients as they are either newer to the industry or they have just converted to full-time photographers. They are undercutting the market and thus will be hated by professional photographers. Most of all, they will not be able to last long in the market if they don't start charging a higher rate soon, unless they are loaded and more of doing it as a hobby.
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2.0. Delivery of Photos

  1. Why do photographers need weeks or months to return me my photos?
    You're not their only client.

    The actual post-production duration won't take so long. However, since upcoming jobs are inconsistent, there must be a huge buffering time so that the photographer can take up other assignments within the same period of time. For example, if a photographer needs a week's time to do up each set of photos, he cannot promise a client that he will return the photos within a week and reject other clients' requests that fall within the same week due to time constraint. There's a chance that he may not be able to get any project in the following week. By quoting a longer time, it allows the photographer to be more flexible, so that he can utilise his time properly. For example, he can take up two assignments in the first week and block off the second week to do editing work.

    By the way, do expect photographers to take one or two days off each week to have their break! Photographers are human beings too.
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  2. Can I get back the photos within the same day if I were to pay you more? For example, I want the wedding gatecrash photos to be ready for the banquet.
    No. This isn't about money anymore. Quality of my work matters to me most and I will need time to work on them. Most professional photographers won't be able to do it for you.
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  3. Can I get back just one or two photos on the same day?
    It depends mostly on my schedule but it's definitely chargeable and the photos may not be the final version. For every set of photos I take, I will go through them countless times over days to make changes and I will make sure the feel/mood/style of every photo is similar. For example, colour tone and constrast level.
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  4. Can I get back all the photos?
    It depends on the package that you're getting. In all cases, photographers will only return you the good photos. Bad photos are ugly or under satisfactory ones that can't be shown because the photographers' reputation are at stake.

    There's a saying that the main difference between professional photographers and non professional photographers is that professional photographers know how to filter away bad photos.
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  5. Can I have the RAW files?
    No. RAW files are unprocessed photos that you won't need and in most cases, they are ugly. You pay a photographer because you love his style of work, which include both shooting and editing of photos. Besides, every photographer has his own style of shooting. For example, he may overexpose or underexpose any photo on purpose, and nobody knows that his actual plan.
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  6. Why do you have to remove the links to my photos from your server within a few days?
    Server space costs money, especially servers based in Singapore, and it's limited. Furthermore, I have to prevent others from downloading it while leaving the photos in my server for too long may increase the risk. Of course, there's a low chance for anyone to do that.
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3.0. Copyrights

  1. What rights do I own if I don't buy over the copyrights of the photos?
    Basically, you are able to post them online and print them out. You are not allowed to sell the photos or transfer these rights to anyone else.
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  2. Can I edit the photos?
    You don't have the rights to and it's just an insult to the photographer that you think you can do a better job. The feel of the photos is the result of both the actual shoot and post-production work. If I take a photo and someone else edits it, it doesn't represent my work anymore.

    If someone really wants to edit the photos on her own, she should buy a camera and get her grandma to take it instead of engaging a professional photographer.

    Photoshopping a photo can be easy but doing a good job is difficult. It speaks the maturity of a person who exclaim 'we can photoshop this later' during a shoot.
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  3. Can photographers don't post 'my' photos online?
    No, unless, you buy over the copyrights of the photos and they are usually at a much higher fee. Most photographers have to keep posting the photos they have taken for marketing purpose or even to enter competitions.

    Of course, some photographers may not take pride in their own work or they are more desperate for money. For me, I treat all projects as part of my portfolio and we have the common goal of getting the shoot right. You can judge the effort and quality of work.
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4.0. Event Photoshoot

  1. Do you touch up on faces for event shoot?
    No, I don't. For event shoots, there are too many photos and thus impossible to do proper skin touch-up for all the photos. Therefore, all hosts and guests are advised to put on their best makeup. Some photographers may have some special software to do automated skin touch-up, but I don't know of any software that will make it look very natural.
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  2. What is the number of photos I will receive? Can you estimate it?
    There is no promise/estimation on this. It is impossible to estimate and I do not wish to give any false hope just to secure any shoot - I will rather lose the project. In any case, it is how much you value quality and quantity that matters most. A photographer can promise you to give you a minimum number of photos but he can easily include all the photos that are less pleasing, totally meaningless or 'repeated'. For example, a photographer can just snap the same people multiple times each at one go or take boring photos for the sake of taking.
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  3. How do I get more photos?
    If you want to receive more photos, you have to (1) plan more interesting activities or/and (2) have interesting guests. If the entire event is about eating, there will also be fewer photos since your guests most probably won't want to have their photos taken with their mouth stuffed with food. If your guests are camera shy or they (likely kids or animals) are moving too fast, there will also be problems. I have also been encountering kids who are overly attached to me throughout the event that prevents me from taking more photos of others.
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  4. What usually affects the quality of the photos?
    Bad ambient light - too dim, too harsh or bad angle - that are uncontrollable (such as no white and low ceiling). Find out more at quality vs quantity of photos.
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  5. Other than bad lighting, what do you dislike for an event shoot?
    If I'm grounded and cannot move around to find better angles. It can be due to the limited space, overly-excited guests or even due to rules of venue or ceremony.
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  6. Someone has missed the group shot, can you photoshop him into the group photo?
    It can be done but with extra charge and requires some waiting time. I'm not interested to earn this money since I'm a photographer and not retoucher. I take pride in my work and set a high level of standard, and therefore I would need lots of time and effort to do such major editing work to make it look real. Many people can do such photoshop work but not many can do a good job.
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  7. Why do I have to provide a meal for the photographer (you) if the event lasts for long hours?
    You don't expect the photographer to starve himself and can't even hold his camera firm. You also don't want him to leave the venue to get his own food and miss certain good shots. You don't have to buy good food specially for him. In most events, just estimate half a portion of food for him if you are catering a buffet.
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  8. Can I pay you to take a cab in between venues?
    Yes, but it's highly advisable not to and instead, do get one of your guests to give me a ride. Taking public transportation is too unpredictable in the timing. Besides, I don't wish anyone to waste any amount of money.
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  9. Can you come earlier to take some photos of my family/friends doing the decoration of the venue?
    Yes, if you wish to book my time earlier, do let me know - I'm more than happy to be able to cover the behind the scenes work to create a 'complete story'. Generally, photographers will arrive earlier to get prepared and rest for the actual booked time, and no client should take their good intention for granted. If you are the 'cheapo' type of person, I don't think we can work well together; if you are generous, you will receive more from me as well.
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  10. During a big group shoot with kids, why don't you just keep snapping multiple times?
    This is a technical issue for flash photography. Group shoot with kids as part of the group can really pose difficulties as it may not be easy to grab the kids' attention to get everyone looking at the camera. Under the best scenario with good ambient lighting, I can just snap photos multiple times. However, when taking group photo, it will require a smaller aperture (bigger depth of field) to keep everyone in focus and thus there may not be enough light. Very often, speedlite (flash) is required for indoor shoot. The problem is speedlite requires time to re-charge the power from the batteries. If I were to snap before the speedlite is fully charged, the photo will turn out to be underexposed (dark) even if you can see some flash firing out from the speedlite. Therefore, there will be an interval for clicking the camera's shutter. This is the usual problem photographers face. Photographers can buy an additional battery pack to attach it to the speedlite but it means extra load on the body.
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  11. What are the challenges of taking random group photos?
    Apart from the technical limitation of requiring a small apertue (less light) to keep everyone's face in focus, the subjects to be taken can pose more challenges. For example, one or two people inside the group may be distracted or are trying to get more people to join in, while the rest are insensitive to the ho-ha. If there is any outspoken person within the group that will demand photos to be taken immediately despite the mess, the photos will not turn out good. Overall, it's the communication with the subjects that will pose the greatest challenge.
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5.0. Portrait Photoshoot

  1. What happens if it rains right before or during the outdoor shoot?
    The shoot will be done at any sheltered location instead, likely to be near the original venue.

    If you insist in waiting for the rain to stop to begin the shoot at the planned outdoor location, the shoot will still end on time.

    If you wish to extend the booking time due to the rain, it's subjected to the availability of the photographer, and both you and the photographer will share the cost of the waiting time equally. That means if you are being charged $200/hr, you will have to pay $100 per hour for taking up the photographer's time.
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  2. Is engaging a hair and makeup artist necessary?
    Yes. Most of the time, the models can't do a proper job even though they think they can. I believe in specialization as not everyone can be all-rounders. If hair styling and makeup is so simple, there won't be such courses available with high pricing, and anyone can easily become a commercial hair and makeup artist.
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  3. Why do I have to show you the outfit for the photoshoot?
    (1) To allow the photographer and HMUA to choose the most suitable outfit for the theme.
    (2) To avoid choosing the wrong outfit due to miscommunication.
    (3) The makeup artist, hair stylist and photographer need to plan their jobs (colours, style... etc).
    Setting up a portrait shoot is not as easy as what you think!
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  4. Why do you need to see more of my casual photos before the shoot?
    To prepare for the actual shoot, I need to know more about you. The more varieties of photos I can see, the better I can prepare myself, at least mentally. It will also help me to guide you and let you know if there is any constraint. For example, if you have a big tummy, you may not be suitable to do bikini or lingerie shoot. If you insist to do, I have to research and plan for props or poses that can help. We have got to be realistic. If you have flaws and do not let me know beforehand, apart from illustrating your character, the photos won't turn out as well as it should be.
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  5. Why does a professional portrait photoshoot require at least two hours?
    It takes time to set up and dismantle the equipment, and the amount of time varies according to individual situations. For example, setting up a makeshift studio would require an additional backdrop, including extra lighting. For non-professional models, it requires time to warm up and the photos taken during the first half an hour of the shoot are likely not usable. It may take extra time for the models to feel comfortable with the photographers and themselves (as the models). If you want to get photos with good expression, two hours may not be enough.
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  6. Can we do a theme that you will photoshop stuffs in?
    Likely no. I'm a photographer and I don't wish to be spending too much time on Photoshop. I always plan to shoot to produce work that requires less post-processing work.
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  7. I'm obviously not good looking. Can I turn very pretty in a photoshoot?
    With the help of a good hair and makeup artist who can style you well, your looks will definitely improve tremendously. The photographer can also try to bring out the most natural moments of you. However, there will always be a limitation to how pretty you can get.

    Let's take for example, the sport, volleyball, and I. I'm short but I jump higher than most guys. However, I can never reach higher point than many people who are much taller.
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  8. Can I do a photoshoot if I can't pose?
    You can still do photoshoot if we can think of suitable theme for you. This is why I find it easier to do a lifestyle shoot. Modelling isn't only about doing the supermodel kind of poses.
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  9. Can you pose me like a professional model?
    Yes and no. You need to offer me longer duration for the shoot. Many non models can be very stiff in body or their mentality just make posing impossible. Most people have problems even to differentiate between 'left' and 'right' while my principle in photoshoot is, the photographer should not touch the model's skin. Therefore, it's difficult to get it right, unless we have lots of time. Most of all, I don't think I'm an expert in posing my subject while most photographers, although they claim they can, can't as well.
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  10. Can I bring my boyfriend along for my personal shoot?
    No. It will be awkward, at least for me. Do bring a female friend along who can help out a bit here and there, and not just act as a bodyguard/escort for you because it's quite insulting for me for doubting my character.
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  11. What can I benefit by having a shoot with you?
    You will be able to get some good quality professional photos (if you can cooperate and also give me the time) and most importantly, you will not be taken advantage of during the shoot.
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  12. What are the main differences between doing a shoot in a studio and outdoor location?
    Outdoor shoot is usually more interesting while studio shoot is usually limited to the plain backdrop, unless you have the budget and time to doll up the studio to create special scenes. A studio is more comfortable and has more privacy, except some that have installed CCTV. For a studio shoot, there won't be wind and thus lighting can be set up easier. Of course, there are many other pros and cons for both.
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  13. What kind of shoot is most difficult?
    It's probably the sexy themes. Even though I'm extremely open-minded, I'm quite shy with girls who don't know me well. As a male photographer, it's also more sensitive and thus more difficult to make the female model feel comfortable. When less body parts are hidden or covered, it means you have to really work on them to show that the model is elegant. If the subject doesn't know or trust me enough, it can be awkward, which will affect the overall performance. Being tasteful and distasteful are also just a thin line apart.

    Besides, the more skin a model shows, the more editing work will need to be done.
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  14. I like your personal tagline 'You don't have to be pretty to appear in photos; you just need to appear pretty in photos'. Will you shoot for me for free?
    If you can benefit my photography, I will consider. If you love children, will you help me to give birth to a dozen of them for free?
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  15. Will I become famous after doing a shoot with you?
    Not really - only to a certain extent - unless you are daring enough and we work on some themes that can really attract attention. Some of my models are being recognised on the street. I'm skilled in internet marketing and you will be exposed to online platforms such as my Facebook, Instagram and website definitely, but web presence has its limit somehow. Obviously, I don't want to over-promise anyone, although my social media profiles and website do have a certain number of daily traffic.
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6.0. Interior Photoshoot

  1. Why should I engage a photographer when I have my phone camera?
    You have to ask yourself whether do you really need good quality photos or do you need to print the photos. If your answer is 'no' to both, I would also advise you to save the money in order to cut cost.

    For personal use, it's always good to have good quality photos to be kept as memory. If you require the photos for business, the good quality photos will raise your image and benefit you in the long run.
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  2. Why is so much time needed for a professional interior shoot?
    In order to capture photos with more depth of field to keep everything sharp, a long exposure is required, thus the camera has to be placed on a tripod stand. Adjusting the tripod to each intended angle requires a lot of time.
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  3. What make interior photography difficult?
    Mirror and reflective surfaces. Of course, they can also be used for creative shots (if there is sufficient time).
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  4. What do I need to prepare before the shoot?
    Clean and pack the place accordingly to what you intend to let the viewers see on the photos.
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  5. What is a visual mechandiser?
    For interior shoot, a visual mechandiser is someone who will style the furniture to highlight the features or bring out the mood.
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  6. Do you use fisheye lens for interior photography?
    I don't own it and I also don't intend to get it any time soon unless I suddenly become very rich. Fisheye lens will cause distortion, which I would use for creativity purpose and not for the usual commercial shoots. I'm happy enough to use a good wide angle lens like 16-35mm F4L for interior shoot and that already does give me headaches due to distortion.
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  7. What are the equipment needed for interior photography?
    For minimum, a camera, wide angle lens and tripod. There is, of course, different quality of equipment.
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  8. Do you use flash light for interior shoot?
    Although I might bring my light equipment along, I rarely use any so that I will not change the interior designer's planned lighting. Besides, I like to keep everything natural.
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7.0. General

  1. What's the most common mistake models make in their makeup?
    Eyebrows - lack of it or badly drawn. Some girls do up their face with thick makeup without trimming and drawing their eyebrows. The contrast is too obvious. Many girls don't bother about their eyebrows. Others may just draw it wrongly.
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  2. Why some photographers don't like to take up jobs from friends/relatives?
    Most of the time, these people are expecting special discount on account of the relationship with the photographers. This can be problematic to the photographers and may sour the relationships.
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  3. Will I get 100% satisfied photos if I were to engage a big photography company for my shoot?
    For event and non-studio shoot, no. The turnover rate may be high and thus the photographer being assigned to you may be less experienced. However, for shooting inside the company's studio, it's likely to be yes since everything, including the lighting, can be preset like a template.
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  4. Why is DSLR necessary when phone cameras can do reasonably good job?
    When lighting condition is good, actually phone cameras can produce quite good photos especially when you only need the photos in small resolution for web purpose. You can definitely judge the difference in quality of photos when you enlarge them or print them out. Most of all, you can't play much with the aperture and shutter speed, and the auto focus speed will be slower.
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  5. Does skin colour affect people photography?
    Yes. Darker skin tone absorbs more light and thus the lighting and post-production method/setting will be different from taking photos of a person with lighter skin tone. If you put two people with very different skin tones in a photo during an event, it will be more challenging than usual.
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8.0. Modelling

  1. Should I trust a portrait photographer as long as I can't find his name being blacklisted online?
    Always try to find out more because some blacklisted photographers have been changing their names/nicks/aliases to avoid being recognised.
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  2. As a model, why do I need a good portfolio?
    The quality of photographers and clients who will approach you is likely linked to the quality of your portfolio. This means that if your portfolio is filled with lousy quality photos, your chance of being approached by others will be lower. If your photos look distasteful or sleazy, you are likely to attract more 'pornographers'.

    Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to judge qualities of photos. If you are hot, most of your fans are likely to compliment you whenever you upload any new photo, such that your ego may have blinded your judgement.
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  3. How much will you pay me for a shoot?
    I have never ever paid any model in my entire life. Clients pay me to take their photos. You need to read this. Thanks but no thanks for insulting a professional photographer.
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  4. Can I wear a low-cut top if I don't have big boobs?
    Yes, your confidence level matters the most.
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  5. I think my selfie photos look good after I have edited them using my phone app, don't you think so?
    If you think by just blurring out your face will make a photo look nice, I have nothing more to say other than we have too different taste.
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  6. What is the best angle to do selfie?
    Not everyone looks good in the same angle. However, for most people, lifting the camera higher may help to 'reduce' weight on the chin.
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  7. Why do my face look fatter in selfie?
    Usually, camera phones' lenses are nearer to the 'wide' angle range. Imagine you are using a fisheye (ultra wide angle) lens, your face will be enlarged or distorted. The phone camera lens you are using is probably between the standard and fisheye lens' range. Try to keep your face in the middle of the photo to minimise distortion.
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9.0. Amateur Photographers

  1. How do I become a photographer?
    Buy a camera and learn. It's too much details for me to explain here. Do look through my photography tips.
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  2. Without the skill and knowledge in photography, how to get hot models to approach me?
    Be rich or good in PR skill. You can either pay for good models to work with you or you sweet-talk some hot models to show skin for you. In both ways, you can build up some hot portfolios and many aspiring models would approach you even if your work is very amateur. Some models will also go to you if they think you are popular.
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