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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 some of the articles are written in a joking manner.

Advantages of Being a Photographer - Find out benefits of being a freelance photographer.

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

Blacklisted Photographers in Singapore - The blacklisted photographers in Singapore.

Crazy Things that Professional Portrait Photographers Do - Crazy things that professional photographers would do for portrait photo shoots in order to get good photographs.

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

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

Differences between Professional and Casual Portrait Photoshoots - The pros and cons of professional and casual photoshoots.

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

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

Fashion Disasters for Portrait Photo Shoots - What not to wear to avoid looking awful or weird, especially for a photo shoot.

Fat Girls Can Still Look Good in Photographs - Body size isn't the only factor to determine beauty.

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

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

How can Photographers Return Photographs Fast - The secrets to return clients the photographs fast.

How many Photographs Should a Photographer Give? - The estimated number of photographs a photographer would return for various kinds of photo shoots.

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

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

How to Get More Real Instagram Followers Legally - Tips and tricks on how to increase your instagram follower count with real followers.

How to Judge a Model - Tips for judging a model before you work with her.

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

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.

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.

Implied Nude Photo Shoots - Facts - The facts on doing implied nude shoots.

Misconceptions and Myths in Professional Photography - Wrong perspectives of photography from non professional photographers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quality and Quantity of Photographs - Contributing Factors - The limitations that will affect both the quality and quantity of photographs.

Reasons to Engage a Professional Photographer - Why should you engage a professional photographer.

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.

Special Photoshoots You can Hire a Professional Photographer to Do - Unique genres of photoshoot.

Talents You Should Avoid Working With - The types of talents you should avoid working with, especially for collaboration.

Things to Take Note when Hiring a Professional Photographer - The important points to take note of when you're hiring a professional photographer.

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

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

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

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

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

Top Ridiculous Things TFCD Models Do - The top ridiculous things that bad TFCD models do.

The Importance of Watermark - The reasons why is watermark necessary.

Things that Models have been doing Terribly Wrong - What models have been doing wrongly for their modelling careers.

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

What makes a Photographer Professional - Things that make a photographer professional - to do and not to do.

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

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

Why can't Professional Photographers Take up Cheap Jobs - The reasons why professional photographers cannot take up cheap jobs.

Why do People do Portrait Photoshoot - The reasons why people want to do photoshoot.


Survey - Questionnaires for Nude Models - A deeper understanding of models who have done nude shoots before.

Articles / Stories

10-Year Challenge Photos Game - The challenge of posting of photos taken 10 years ago and recently.

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

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

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

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

Clients from Hell (Photography Services) - Stories of very nasty clients who have engaged photographers.

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

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

Photographers from Hell - Bad photographers - stories about them.

Photography is a Sunset Industry - The reasons that it's getting more difficult for professional photographers to continue with the industry.

Quality of Singapore Beauty Pageant Photos - About the low quality photographs of Singapore beauty pageants.

Scammers Impersonating Skai Chan - Stories about scammers impersonating Skai Chan.

The Worst Actual Day Wedding Job for a Photographer - One of the worst actual day wedding photography situation a professional photographer has encountered.

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.

Weird Requests for Photographers - The weird people and incidents photographers face, sometimes.

Resources (Other photography websites)

Links to external sites that may be useful to you.

Remember Singapore - Places in Singapore for you to explore.

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

strobist.blogspot.sg - Lighting tips.

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

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

scantips.com - Four flash fundamentals knowledge.

alikgriffin.com - Best SD memory cards.

Photozone - Tests and reviews for cameras and lenses.

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

Comparison of Canon DSLR

Comparison of Nikon DSLR

dpreview.com - The FAQ for Canon Rebel photographers.

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

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

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