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Photography Tips and Resources

This page lists all the tips and resources I have gathered through my experience, researches, including interaction with various professionals. Do note that I have injected humour in some of the articles; please "consume" with an open mind and heart.

About Photography

  1. 1 Hour Photography - Photoshoot Price and Package
    - Important points to take note in 1 hour photography - photoshoot price and package.
  2. Best Photoshoot Places in Singapore
    - List of some of the most popular places in Singapore that you can do photoshoot in. You can go over for fashion or wedding photography.
  3. Bespoke (Customised & Personalised) Portrait Photographer in Singapore
    - Create customized and personalized photography pictures for yourself.
  4. Clients from Hell (Photography Services)
    - Stories of very nasty clients who have engaged photographers.
  5. Creative Photography Themes
    - Some creative photography concepts that you can work on. List of different genres of photography for models.
  6. Differences Between High-end and Casual Portrait Photography
    - The pros and cons of High-end and casual photoshoots.
  7. Do You need a Model?
    - Stories of desperate models soliciting business at professional photographers without finding out about the photographers.
  8. Golden Hours - Best Time for Outdoor Photography
    - All about the golden magic hours for outdoor photography.
  9. How to Avoid Sexual Temptation During a Sensual Photoshoot
    - Tips to avoid sexual temptation during a sensual photoshoot.
  10. How to Slim Down for a Photoshoot?
    - Tips on how to slim down for a photoshoot.
  11. How to Tell If Someone Truly Appreciates a Photographer's Work
    - Tips to judge if a person is truly sincere in working with a photographer.
  12. Implied Nude Photography
    - The facts on doing implied nude shoots.
  13. Interesting Facts About Being a Photographer
    - The interesting facts about photographer and photography.
  14. Misconceptions and Myths in Professional Photography
    - Wrong perspectives of photography from non professional photographers.
  15. Model Release Form Template
    - Download free Model Release Form in PDF format.
  16. Photography & Modelling Scams
    - Scams that targets photographers, models, makeup artists and related professions.
  17. 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.
  18. Post Production - Photo Editing (enhancing, retouching)
    - Types of post-production and more information.
  19. Photography Tips - Shooting Parade at Audience Seat
    - How to take some good photos even if you were stuck at the audience seat.
  20. Quality and Quantity of Photographs - Contributing Factors
    - The limitations that will affect both the quality and quantity of photographs.
  21. Special Photoshoots You can Hire a Professional Photographer to Do
    - Unique genres of photoshoot.
  22. Talents You Should Avoid Working With
    - The types of talents you should avoid working with, especially for collaboration.
  23. TFP / TFCD Photoshoot
    - Explanation of TFP / TFCD photoshoot and guidelines.
  24. TFP / TFCD Tips for Models & Photographers
    - Tips for both models and photographers to do TFCD shoot. Things to take note of!
  25. Tips on Buying Second Hand Camera and Equipment in Singapore
    - Tips to buy used camera and equipment in Singapore to avoid buying overpriced items.
  26. Should I Add a Watermark to My Photos
    - The reasons why is watermark necessary.
  27. What do Expect in All Phases of a Photoshoot
    - To understanding the procedure and manage expectation of a photoshoot.
  28. What is Garden Shoot
    - Definition and history behind the term "Garden Shoot".
  29. What is being Open-minded in Photoshoot
    - The levels of open-mindness in photoshoot.
  30. Reasons Why Portrait Photography is Important
    - The reasons why people want to do photoshoot.

About Photographers

  1. Advantages of Being a Photographer
    - Find out benefits of being a freelance photographer.
  2. 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.
  3. Blacklisted Photographers in Singapore
    - The blacklisted photographers in Singapore.
  4. Casual Portrait Photoshoot Photographer in Singapore
    - Casual photoshoot for you!
  5. Cheapo the Photography Story
    - Stories of how people try to abuse photographers.
  6. Crazy Things that Professional Portrait Photographers Do
    - Crazy things that professional photographers would do for portrait photoshoots in order to get good photographs.
  7. Different types of photography styles
    - The different types of photography styles that make every photographer unique.
  8. Disadvantages of Being a Photographer
    - Find out problems of being a freelance photographer.
  9. How can Photographers Return Photographs Fast
    - The secrets to return clients the photographs fast.
  10. How many Photographs Should a Photographer Give?
    - The estimated number of photographs a photographer would return for various kinds of photoshoots.
  11. FAQ: How to Hire a Professional Photographer in Singapore
    - Frequently asked questions for hiring professional photographers.
  12. How to Judge a Photographer
    - Tips for judging a photographer before you contact him.
  13. Important Photography Checklist for hiring a photographer
    - The important points to take note of when you're hiring a professional photographer.
  14. Photographers from Hell
    - Bad photographers - stories about them.
  15. Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer
    - Why should you engage a professional photographer.
  16. Top Most Popular Instagram of Photographers and Photography
    - The top most popular photographers and photography accounts to follow in Instagram.
  17. Weird Requests for Photographers
    - The weird people and incidents photographers face, sometimes.
  18. What makes a Photographer Professional
    - Things that make a photographer professional - to do and not to do.
  19. 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.
  20. Why can't Professional Photographers Take up Cheap Jobs
    - The reasons why professional photographers cannot take up cheap jobs.

About Models / Modelling

  1. 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.
  2. Fat Girls Can Still Look Good in Photographs
    - Body size isn't the only factor to determine beauty.
  3. Good Models, Bad Models
    - How to differentiate between good and bad models.
  4. How to Become a Model in Singapore
    - Tips for aspiring model in Singapore.
  5. How to Make a Stronger Modelling Portfolio
    - Tips and tricks on how to build a stronger modelling portfolio for models who wish to be more recognised.
  6. How to Offend and Piss off Models
    - Tips and lessons to learn in order not to repeat the same mistake of offending and pissing off models.
  7. How to Judge a Model
    - Tips for judging a model before you work with her.
  8. Modelling Casting Calls & Auditions in Singapore
    - Casting calls for models to get free photoshoot portfolio.
  9. Reasons Why Models Shouldn't Bring Their Partners along for Photoshoots
    - The reasons why models shouldn't bring their boyfriend or husband along for photoshoots.
  10. Survey - Questionnaires for Nude Models
    - A deeper understanding of models who have done nude shoots before.
  11. Tips for Models using Modelling Website
    - Tips for models to improve their user experience in modelling website such as Modelmayhem.
  12. Top Modelling Mistakes that Models Make
    - What models have been doing wrongly for their modelling careers.
  13. Top Ridiculous Things TFCD Models Do
    - The top ridiculous things that bad TFCD models do.
  14. Volunteer Models Wanted for Photoshoot
    - Opportunities for models and aspiring models.

About Fashion & Styling

  1. Fashion Disasters for Portrait Photoshoots
    - What not to wear to avoid looking awful or weird, especially for a photoshoot.
  2. 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.
  3. Tutorial - Boy Shirt to Dress DIY
    - Tutorial on how to turn a boy shirt and T-shirt into dress for female fashion.

Stories and Reviews

  1. 10-Year Challenge Photos Game
    - The challenge of posting of photos taken 10 years ago and recently.
  2. Actual Day Wedding Photography Gone Wrong
    - Case study of an actual day wedding photography that went viral for the wrong reason.
  3. Experience of Photoshooting with Nude Models
    - Stories of doing photoshoot with models who have done nude shoot with other photographers.
  4. Photography is a Sunset Industry
    - The reasons that it's getting more difficult for professional photographers to continue with the industry.
  5. Quality of Singapore Beauty Pageant Photos
    - About the low quality photographs of Singapore beauty pageants.
  6. Scammers Impersonating Skai Chan
    - Stories about scammers impersonating Skai Chan.
  7. The Worst Actual Day Wedding Job for a Photographer
    - One of the worst actual day wedding photography situation a professional photographer has encountered.


  1. How to Get More Real Instagram Followers Legally
    - Tips and tricks on how to increase your Instagram follower count with real followers.
  2. Party Ideas in Singapore
    - List of party ideas for organising parties in Singapore.

Resources (Other photography websites)

Links to external sites that may be useful to you. Visit at your own risk though.

Please let me know if the website is down.

  1. Remember Singapore
    - Places in Singapore for you to explore.
  2. The Photographer's Ephemeris
    - Find the sunrise and sunset timing and direction at your location.
    - Lighting tips.
  4. Lensyag
    - Protect your camera gear and images for free by registering the serial number.
    - Photography knowledge.
    - Best SD memory cards.
  7. Optical Limits
    - Tests and reviews for cameras and lenses.
  8. Polarizing filters test
    - Test results to see which polarizing filters are better.
    - The FAQ for Canon Rebel photographers.
    - Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.
  11. SunCalc
    - App that shows sun movement and sunlight phases during the given day at the given location for planning your shoot.
  12. 20 Basic Makeup Concealer Tricks
    - To know how to do simple makeup.

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