📸 Skai Chan Photography

Freelance Photographer in Singapore

Freelance photographer in Singapore

The Freelance Photographer

Freelance photographer in Singapore Hey there, I'm Skai, and I'm proud to be a professional freelance photographer in Singapore. It's been quite a journey. One time, a client was so blown away by the effort I put into his shoot, he called me a "legend"! Pretty cool, right?

I didn't exactly plan on becoming a professional photographer. It kind of just happened. But once I picked up that camera, I was hooked. There's something about capturing moments that speaks to my soul. I've spent countless hours perfecting my skills, diving headfirst into the world of light, composition and storytelling.

But let me tell you, it hasn't all been smooth sailing. This pursuit of perfection? It comes with its challenges. I've found myself sacrificing a lot along the way. Long hours behind the lens have taken a toll on my health, and sometimes it feels like everyone wants a piece of my time. But hey, that's the price you pay when you're passionate about what you do, right?

Photography has given me the chance to meet incredible people from all walks of life, including some amazing folks from overseas. And hey, who knows what's next? All I know is, I'll be behind the lens, ready to capture whatever comes my way.

What Sets Skai Apart from Other Freelance Photographers

The unique blend of qualities and skills that I possess distinguishes me from other freelance photographers, rendering me the prime option in my field.

  1. Quality of Work: My portfolio speaks volumes about the quality of my work, which you can easily view on my website. You can see my style, skills and extensive experience through the strong portfolio showcasing my previous projects.
  2. Flexibility: At the heart of my freelance photography services lies flexibility. Recognising the significance of adapting to various projects and clients, I provide a schedule that's versatile enough to meet diverse needs. Whether it's on-location photography at any time, even amidst challenging lighting conditions like nightfall or dim environments, rest assured, I'm ready. My dedication to flexibility ensures your vision materializes, regardless of the circumstances or location.
  3. Professionalism: Since I began my journey in photography in 2012, I've specialised in portrait, event, interior, wedding and corporate photography. My expertise enables me to capture high-quality images that exceed expectations. I take great pride in my work and am dedicated to providing you with the highest level of professionalism and customer service.
  4. Transparent and Affordable Rates: I offer competitive rates for my services, making professional photography accessible to a wide range of clients. My transparent pricing ensures that you know exactly what to expect, without any hidden costs.
  5. Creative and Bespoke Photography: Creativity is my forte. I always strive to bring fresh and unique ideas to every project, believing in the importance of thinking outside the box. I offer bespoke photography services, tailoring photo concepts to meet individual needs. By understanding your vision, I create images that are truly personalised and meaningful.

Ultimately, this combination of attributes positions me as the preferred choice for clients in search of exceptional photography services. Armed with my expertise, experience, and unwavering dedication to excellence, I am poised to surpass expectations and produce truly remarkable results.

Find out more about what sets my photography apart from other photographers in terms of transparency, value for money, high-quality and personalised photos and great experience.

Testimonials: What Clients Say about Skai

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"Skai has always been the sincere and under-promise then over-deliver kind of guy! He is very hardworking and passionate about photography and will make sure the shoot is well planned from the timing to the equipment and other creative elements. This also includes checking with the client if they have any preference and whether they are happy with his proposal before the day of the shoot. He has always been very adventurous and flexible at the same time, an important quality in photography to bring out the best possible results and making each project interesting and unique. Being patient and polite also makes the model feels at ease as the last thing anyone would want is to have stressed-out kind of expression in the photos!" - Gilbert Lew

Hey there! Curious about what it's like to work with me? Don't just take my word for it – check out the reviews from my past clients. They'll give you a glimpse into my freelance photography style and help you understand what sets me apart. Let their words speak for themselves!

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Freelance Photography Services in Singapore

My freelance photography services cater to both private individuals and companies, offering a diverse range of options to suit various needs. Whether you're looking for captivating portraits, dynamic event photos or stunning interior shots, I've got you covered.

I specialise in both natural light and high-end portraits, ensuring that each image reflects your unique personality, style and needs. With the flexibility to work with both flash and natural light, I can adapt to any environment and capture the perfect shot, every time.

In addition to standard photography services, I also offer bespoke photography concepts tailored to your specific vision and preferences. From concept to execution, I work closely with you to bring your ideas to life in a truly personalised way.

And when it comes to location, the possibilities are endless. Whether you prefer the comfort of your own home or the beauty of the great outdoors, I'm equipped to shoot on-location, even at night. Whatever your photography needs may be, I'm here to make them a reality.

Freelance Portrait Photography Services

freelance portrait photographer Step into the world of timeless portraits with my freelance portrait photography services. Whether you're an individual looking to capture cherished moments or a company in need of professional branding images, I've got you covered.

From weddings to personal branding sessions, I specialise in crafting portraits that tell your unique story and leave a lasting impression. Whether you're looking for memorable keepsakes or business branding images, I'll work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

Freelance Event Photography Services

freelance event photographer Let me capture the magic of your special moments with my freelance event photography services.

From private events like birthdays and weddings to corporate gatherings such as D&D parties and conferences, I'll be there to document every precious moment. I also cover community events for non-profit organisations and government sectors, ensuring that your event is captured in all its glory.

With an eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I'll turn your event into unforgettable memories.

Freelance Interior Photography Services

freelance interior photographer Transform your space into a work of art with my freelance interior photography services.

Whether you're a homeowner looking to preserve memories or showcase your property for real estate purposes, I'll capture the essence of your space in stunning detail. For interior designers (ID) seeking to showcase your portfolio, I'll highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of your designs. For F&B companies looking to elevate their marketing efforts, I'll capture the ambience and allure of your establishments, enticing customers to indulge in your offerings.

Whatever your interior photography needs may be, I'm here to bring your vision to life.

Prices & Packages for Freelance Photography

I provide a wide variety of photography services, ranging from portraits and events to interior photography. For pricing details, it's best to check out the individual pages corresponding to each service.

Booking Information

Hey there, interested in booking a photography session with me? Great choice! Let me give you all the information you need to get started.

  1. Contact me with the purpose: Firstly, to book a session with me, simply head to my contact page where you can find the link to text me via WhatsApp. Please indicate your purpose and the package you are interested in, or otherwise, I may mistake your text as a spam.
  2. Consultation: We will have a consultation to discuss the type of event, the date, location and your preferred style of photography. This will help me understand your vision and see if we are a perfect match. We will also go over the package options and pricing. However, do note that I will only provide guidance (advices, suggestions, tips etc) after you have confirmed and booked my services officially.
  3. Place deposit: To secure your booking, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. Once your deposit is received, your date and time will be reserved exclusively for you.

    Don't worry, I'll send you all the necessary payment details when you decide to book with me. Payment can be made via PayNow or PayPal (PayPal requires extra fee).

    The remaining balance is due on the day of the photoshoot.

Remember that it's best to book my photography services in advance to ensure availability. So don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to secure your date!

Quick Explanation of Photography Costs

I've streamlined my photography packages to be wallet-friendly, ensuring you get the best value. The most considerable portion of my photography cost is calculated based on:

  1. Duration booked: it includes changing of equipment, wardrobe, makeup, hairstyle and travelling during the shoot.
  2. Equipment required: natural light vs flash.
  3. Type of editing: basic vs advanced.
  4. Copyright/privacy: there's a fee should you don't want the photos to be published anywhere.
  5. Extensiveness of planning required.
  6. Special requests/ add-ons & surcharges.

Please read the full explanations so that you can make a better decision.

Special Requests

I've tailored these special requests and add-ons to cater to the unique tastes of my past clients, ensuring each voyage is personalised. The inclusion of these options aims to dissuade similar requests and, importantly, not as a means for me to pocket extra income from my future clients.

Think of it as a bespoke service, crafted with your preferences in mind rather than a cunning plan to boost the treasure chest.

Surcharges

Picture this – I'm here to offer you a good experience without breaking the bank. But, when a project starts encroaching on my personal space or health or requires any additional cost, a surcharge is the reality check. No beating about the bush – it's a straightforward acknowledgment of the extra effort.

It's about ensuring a top-notch journey. Your support in grasping this aspect ensures our photography sail stays steady. Ready to roll with this clarity? Your agreement is the fuel that powers our creative engine.

For the uncommon surcharges, do look through the full list of surcharges to avoid miscommunications.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time depends on various factors, such as:

  1. The number of photos taken
  2. The workload of the photographer
  3. The type of editing required
  4. The quantity of photos requested
  5. The condition of the venue

Generally, if the client needs to choose the photos, it will take up to two weeks for the photographer to sift through and eliminate bad and duplicate shots. The remaining photos are then provided to the clients in a low-resolution PDF file. After the client makes the selection, it will take up to a month for basic editing or two months for advanced editing before the final photos are returned.

Skai follows the practice of reviewing the photos with a fresh mind every one to three days to ensure the highest possible quality. This significant effort places him at a disadvantage in terms of profit. Therefore, clients should appreciate the value of receiving meticulously edited photos, even if it means a slight delay.

In most cases, especially when the number of photos is limited, the final edited photos can be returned much earlier without compromising quality.

For more information, read photography editing time explained.

What is a Freelance Photographer?

A freelance photographer in Singapore is an autonomous professional who operates independently, unrestricted by the constraints of a particular company or studio. These individuals boast a rich reservoir of expertise and creativity, providing photography services across various genres including weddings, events, portraits and beyond.

Why are Freelance Photographers Important?

Freelance photographers are important for a variety of reasons. They provide a valuable service to their clients by capturing important moments and memories, such as weddings and other events, in a creative and professional manner.

They also help businesses and organizations by providing high-quality images for use in advertising, marketing and other commercial purposes. Additionally, freelance photographers often bring their own unique perspective and style to their work, which can help to differentiate a business or brand.

They can also provide flexibility in the type of work they do, as they have the ability to work on a wide range of projects, from small local events to large commercial assignments. Overall, freelance photographers play an important role in capturing and preserving memories, promoting businesses and organizations, and adding creativity and artistry to visual communications.

Should I Hire a Professional Freelance Photographer?

Whether or not to hire a professional freelance photographer depends on your specific needs and circumstances. Here are some factors to consider when making your decision:

  1. Budget: Professional photographers can be expensive, so it's important to consider whether you can afford to hire one.
  2. Quality: Professional photographers have the experience, training and equipment to produce high-quality images. If you want professional-grade photographs, it may be worth hiring a professional.
  3. Time: Professional photographers can save you time by handling the photography for you, so you can focus on other aspects of your event or project.
  4. Specialised skills: Professional photographers often have specialised skills, such as experience shooting in specific environments or with certain types of equipment. If you need a specific type of photography, it may be worth hiring a professional who has experience in that area.
  5. Personal preference: if you want to capture specific memories or if you want to have a professional look for your commercial or advertising needs, hiring a professional photographer may be a good option.

Ultimately, whether or not to hire a professional freelance photographer is a personal decision that should be based on your specific needs and circumstances. It's a good idea to research and compare different photographers to find one that fits your budget and meets your needs.

What are the Alternatives to Freelance Photographers?

There are several alternatives to hiring a freelance photographer, depending on your specific needs and circumstances. Some options include:

  1. Using a smartphone or personal camera: If you have a high-quality smartphone or personal camera, you can take your own photos. This can be a cost-effective option if you're on a budget, but keep in mind that the quality of the photos may not be as high as those taken by a professional photographer.
  2. Hiring an amateur or hobbyist photographer: You may be able to find someone who is passionate about photography but not professionally trained. This can be a more affordable option, but the quality and consistency of the photos may not be as high as those taken by a professional photographer.
  3. Stock photography: You can use stock photography websites to purchase pre-existing photographs that can be used for your project. This can be a cost-effective and fast option, but the selection may be limited and the photos may not be unique to your specific project.
  4. Using a photo-taking service: Some companies offer photo-taking services for events or commercial purposes, usually at a lower cost than a full-fledged freelance photographer.
  5. Using a camera rental service: If you have some photography knowledge and want to take the pictures yourself, you can rent a professional camera and equipment from a rental service.

Ultimately, the best alternative to a freelance photographer will depend on the specific needs of your project, the budget and the outcome you want to achieve.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions that clients may have when hiring a professional freelance photographer:

  1. What types of photography do you specialise in?
    I specialise in portrait, event, interior, wedding and corporate photography.
  2. Can you provide a portfolio of your work?
    Yes, I would love to invite you to browse through my website.
  3. How much do you charge for your services?
    My rates depend on the specific project and the services required. They are shown on the individual category pages. However, I understand that not every client is looking for a common kind of package, so it's best that I provide a quote after discussing the details of your project with you.
  4. Are you available on the date(s) of my event?
    Contact me. I will check my availability and let you know as soon as possible.
  5. How do you deliver the final images?
    I deliver the final images via digital download. I will give you a private link and you can download them from anywhere as long as you have internet access.
  6. How long does it take to receive the final images?
    The time frame for receiving the final images will depend on the specific project and my schedule. I will discuss this with you during our initial consultation.
  7. Do you have a contract or agreement?
    Yes, I have an agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of our working together.
  8. Can I provide a shot list or request specific images?
    Absolutely, I encourage clients to provide a shot list or request specific images to allow me to understand their expectations. However, do note that most photographers have their own specific photography style. Eventually, you have to look at the photographer's portfolio to see the range of work he has done.

Conclusion

In conclusion, freelance photography holds immense value in capturing life's precious moments and telling unique stories. Every client embarks on a photoshoot journey with their own set of goals and aspirations, whether it's preserving cherished memories, showcasing their brand or simply celebrating life's milestones. Clients need to set clear objectives for their photoshoots, envisioning the desired outcome and communicating their vision effectively with their photographer.

By setting specific goals, clients can ensure that their photoshoots are not only successful but also meaningful and impactful. Whether capturing genuine emotions, highlighting the beauty of a space or conveying a brand's message, having clear goals in mind allows clients to make the most out of their photography experience.

As a freelance photographer, I aim to help clients achieve their vision and exceed their expectations. With a passion for storytelling and an unwavering commitment to excellence, I am dedicated to capturing moments that resonate deeply and leave a lasting impression. If you're ready to embark on a photography journey that is both meaningful and memorable, I'm here to help bring your vision to life. Let's work together to create something extraordinary.


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