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Yoga Photographer in SG

Professional yoga photographer in Singapore

What is a Yoga Photographer?

A yoga photographer is a photographer who specialises in taking photographs of yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, and yoga events. They may also specialise in yoga fashion photography, which combines the art of yoga with fashion photography, aiming to create images that are creative, and visually appealing and showcase the quality of the product or service being promoted.

A professional yoga photographer will have the technical knowledge and experience to capture high-quality images that showcase the grace and power of yoga postures while also capturing the movement and energy of the practice. They will typically use a variety of techniques such as creative lighting, framing and composition to create visually interesting and dynamic images that showcase the beauty of the practice.

They also will be familiar with the different yoga styles, and able to understand and capture the essence of the asana and movement, and the body language and flow, which is important in showcasing the quality of the practitioner and the yoga teacher.

Why are Yoga Photographers Important?

Yoga photographers are important for several reasons:

  1. Marketing and Promotion: Yoga photographers can create visually stunning images that can be used to promote yoga classes, workshops, retreats and other yoga-related events. They can also help to promote the work of individual yoga teachers and practitioners. These photographs can be used on websites, social media, brochures, and other marketing materials, which can help to attract new students and clients to the teacher or studio.
  2. Documenting the practice: Yoga photographers can capture the beauty and grace of the practice and the skill of the practitioners and yoga teachers, providing a visual record of the practice, that can be cherished and looked back on by the practitioners and teachers.
  3. Inspiration: Yoga photography can be inspirational, providing a visual representation of the practice and the benefits that can be achieved through regular practice. These images can inspire people to start or continue their practice and deepen their understanding of the practice.
  4. Yoga Fashion: Yoga photographers can help to promote yoga clothing, accessories and other products by creating visually appealing images that showcase the quality and style of the products. This is particularly important for companies that sell yoga-related products.
  5. Education: Yoga photographers can provide visual aids to help students understand different yoga postures and movements. These images can be used as references and educational materials.

In summary, yoga photographers are important because they help to document, promote, inspire and educate the practice of yoga, and also play an important role in the commercial side of the industry by showcasing the quality and style of yoga clothing and accessories.

Who Needs Yoga Photography?

Several groups of people may need yoga photography:

  1. Yoga Teachers and Practitioners: Yoga teachers and practitioners may use yoga photography to promote their classes, workshops, retreats, and other events. They can also use these photographs as a visual record of their practice and as a way to document their progress.
  2. Yoga Studios and Centres: Yoga studios and centres may use yoga photography to promote their facilities, classes, and events. They can use these photographs on their website, social media and marketing materials to attract new students and clients.
  3. Yoga Retreats and Workshops Organizers: Yoga retreats and workshops organizers may use yoga photography to promote their events and attract new participants. These photographs can be used to showcase the location, accommodations, and type of yoga that will be offered.
  4. Yoga Clothing and Accessory Companies: Yoga clothing and accessory companies may use yoga photography to promote their products, showing off the quality and style of their clothing and accessories.
  5. Yoga websites, blogs and magazines: Yoga websites, blogs, and magazines may use yoga photography to illustrate articles, provide reference material and showcase the beauty of the practice.
  6. Personal use: Yoga photography can be used for personal use, like creating a visual legacy, or to have a keepsake of a milestone or achievement in one's practice.

In summary, yoga photography is useful for those who want to promote, document, educate and inspire the practice of yoga, whether it is for personal use, or commercial and marketing purposes.

Should I Hire a Professional Yoga Photographer?

Whether or not you should hire a professional yoga photographer depends on your individual needs and goals. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to hire a professional:

  1. Quality of the photos: A professional yoga photographer will have the technical skill and experience to take high-quality photographs that are well-composed, properly lit, and have good colour and contrast, that truly showcase the grace and power of yoga postures.
  2. Experience: A professional will have a lot of experience working with yoga practitioners, yoga teachers and yoga events, and they'll know how to capture the movement and energy of the practice, and the body language and flow.
  3. Personalization: A professional yoga photographer will work with you to personalize the session, and create a set of images that reflect your unique style and the message you want to communicate.
  4. Keepsake and legacy: A professional yoga photographer can provide a visual legacy that you and future generations can cherish and look back upon.
  5. Convenience: If you want to avoid the stress of arranging the photography equipment and taking the photographs yourself, hiring a professional yoga photographer will save you a lot of time and effort.
  6. Marketing and Promotion: A professional yoga photographer can help to create visually stunning images that can be used to promote your business, classes, workshops, retreats, and other yoga-related events.

If the quality, experience, personalization, convenience, marketing and Promotion are important to you, it would be beneficial for you to hire a professional yoga photographer. It is also a good idea to do some research and check out the photographer's portfolio, read reviews from previous clients, and get a sense of their style and approach to see if it aligns with your expectations.

Sample Yoga Photo Albums

🔍3   Indoor Yoga Photoshoot - Chris Koh @ Virgin Active Gym (Paya Lebar)
1. Chris Koh

@ Virgin Active Gym (Paya Lebar)
⚑ Flash photography
🔍5   Casual Outdoor Yoga Photoshoot - Mel @ Tiong Bahru Park
2. Mel

@ Tiong Bahru Park
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍11   Casual Indoor Yoga & Lifestyle Photoshoot - Mel @ IKEA Alexandra
3. Mel

@ IKEA Alexandra
🌞 Natural light photography
🔍8   Studio Implied Nude Yoga Photoshoot - Cheryl Alicia Chua @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
4. Cheryl Alicia Chua

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚑ Flash photography
🔍9   Studio Yoga Photoshoot - Jasmine Tan @ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
5. Jasmine Tan

@ Photography studio @ Tanjong Pagar
⚑ Flash photography
🔍8   High-End Outdoor Yoga Photoshoot - Bai Jia Wang @ Helix Bridge & Marina Bay Sands
6. Bai Jia Wang

@ Helix Bridge & Marina Bay Sands
⚑ Flash photography
🔍3   High-End Indoor Implied Nude Yoga Photoshoot - Karina Cognomen @ Indoor, Kovan Residency
7. Karina Cognomen

@ Indoor, Kovan Residency
⚑ Flash photography
🔍11   High-End Outdoor Yoga Photoshoot - Sharon Ng En Hui @ Rooftop, Vivocity
8. Sharon Ng En Hui

@ Rooftop, Vivocity
⚑ Flash photography
🔍2   Yoga Photoshoot - Bianca Pietersz @ Tanglin View condominium
9. Bianca Pietersz

@ Tanglin View condominium
🌞 Natural light photography

How Do You Plan a Yoga Photoshoot?

Planning a yoga photoshoot can be a fun and exciting process. Here are some key steps to help you plan a successful photoshoot:

  1. Define your vision and goals: Determine what type of images you want to create, who your target audience is and what message you want to communicate with your photos. It's important to have a clear vision and goals for your photoshoot.
  2. Choose a location: Decide on the location for your photoshoot. Outdoor locations can provide a natural and beautiful backdrop for your yoga photos, while studio settings offer more control over lighting and background.
  3. Identify potential models: Decide on the models for your photoshoot. This can be yourself if you are a yoga teacher or a student, or it can be a professional model. The model must be comfortable and confident in their practice.
  4. Schedule the shoot: Set a date and time for your photoshoot, taking into consideration the best lighting and weather conditions for the location.
  5. Prepare the details: Send a reminder and provide any specific instructions to your model, such as what to wear, what poses to prepare and any props or accessories they should bring. If you are the model, you can remind yourself by going through the details again before the shoot.
  6. Review and plan the shots: Review and plan the poses, angles, and composition you want to capture. This will help you be prepared and make the most out of the photoshoot time.
  7. Communicate with your photographer: Be sure to discuss your vision and goals for the photoshoot with the photographer. Share your plan and poses, and clarify any questions or concerns.
  8. Review the images: Once the photoshoot is complete, review the images with the photographer and select the ones that best convey your vision and message.

By following these steps, you'll be able to plan a successful and productive yoga photoshoot that will result in images that you will be proud to share.

Places to Do Yoga Photoshoot

There are many different places where you can do a yoga photoshoot, depending on the style and mood you want to capture. Some popular options include:

  1. Outdoor locations: Outdoor locations such as parks, beaches, gardens, and natural settings can provide a beautiful and natural backdrop for yoga photography. They can also add a sense of serenity and tranquillity to the photographs.
  2. Studio settings: Studio settings can provide a controlled environment for yoga photography, with good lighting and a variety of background options. This can be a good option if you want to create a specific mood or theme for the photoshoot.
  3. Yoga studios or centres: Yoga studios or centres can provide a natural and appropriate setting for yoga photography, and are also a great option if you want to promote a specific studio or centre.
  4. Private homes: Private homes can provide a comfortable and relaxed setting for yoga photography, and can also be used to capture candid and natural images of the subject in their own home.
  5. Yoga retreats and workshops: Yoga retreats and workshops can be a unique and special place for a yoga photoshoot, providing a beautiful location and atmosphere that can add a sense of adventure and spiritual exploration.
  6. Urban location: An urban location like city streets, roofs or in front of graffiti murals can create a unique contrast between the city's hard lines and the soft flow of yoga postures.

It is important to consider the location, lighting, background and atmosphere when planning a yoga photoshoot, and to choose an appropriate location that will complement the overall theme and message of the photoshoot.

Yoga Poses for Photoshoot

Many different yoga poses can be used for a yoga photoshoot, and the choice will depend on the style and mood you want to capture, the skill level of the subject and the overall theme and message of the photoshoot. Some popular yoga poses for photography include:

  1. Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana): This pose is powerful, and is great for showcasing strength and determination.
  2. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana): This pose is great for balance and focus, it can be used to showcase concentration and inner peace.
  3. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana): This pose is great for showcasing flexibility and strength in the back and core.
  4. Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana): This is one of the most popular yoga poses, it is great for showcasing strength and flexibility in the legs, arms, and core.
  5. Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana): This pose is great for showcasing balance and strength in the arms and shoulders.
  6. King Pigeon Pose (Rajakapotasana): This pose is great for showcasing flexibility and openness in the hips and shoulders.
  7. Camel Pose (Ustrasana): This pose is great for showcasing backbends and flexibility in the spine.
  8. Half-Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana): This pose is great for showcasing balance and strength in the legs, core and arms.
  9. Headstand (Sirsasana): This pose is great for showcasing balance and core strength
  10. Lotus Pose (Padmasana): This pose is great for showcasing meditation and inner peace.

These are just a few examples of yoga poses that can be used for a yoga photoshoot, and you can always come up with a combination of different yoga poses that best suit your needs. However, It's also important to keep in mind that safety should always be the top priority, and it is essential to have a qualified and experienced yoga teacher present to help with advanced yoga poses for the photoshoot.

Here are a few examples of more advanced yoga poses that can be used for a yoga photoshoot, but keep in mind that these poses require a certain level of experience, strength and flexibility and they should be done under the guidance of a qualified and experienced yoga teacher:

  1. Handstand Scorpion (Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana): This pose is an advanced inversion and balance pose, that is great for showcasing strength, balance and flexibility in the shoulders, arms and core.
  2. Peacock Pose (Mayurasana): This pose is an advanced arm balance that requires significant strength and control in the arms, shoulders and core.
  3. Firefly Pose (Tittibhasana): This pose is an advanced arm balance and core strength, that requires significant arm and core strength as well as flexibility in the hips and legs.
  4. Scissor Pose (Tolasana): This pose is an advanced arm balance that requires significant arm, shoulder and core strength, it's a great pose for showcasing upper body strength.
  5. The King of Dancers Pose (Natarajasana): This pose is an advanced balance pose that requires significant strength and flexibility in the legs, hips, shoulders, and core.
  6. The Lord of Dance (Natarajasana): A demanding balance and backbend that requires a combination of flexibility, balance and control.
  7. The Swallow Pose (Kakasana): This is an advanced arm balance that requires a high level of the arm, shoulder and core strength, as well as flexibility in the wrists and fingers.
  8. The Plow Pose (Halasana): This is an advanced inversion and deep backbend, that requires flexibility and strength in the spine, shoulders and legs.

These are just a few examples of more advanced yoga poses that can be used for a yoga photoshoot, but it's important to remember that safety should always come first, it's not recommended to do these poses unless you have a good level of strength and flexibility, and it is important to have a qualified and experienced yoga teacher present to help guide you through the poses.

Skai the Yoga Photographer

Hello, my name is Skai, and I am a professional yoga photographer based in Singapore. My focus is on capturing the grace, power and movement of yoga in a visually stunning way through the use of professional lighting and expression. I believe that good lighting is essential to capturing the essence of the practice and showcasing the skill of the practitioners and yoga teachers.

In addition to my technical expertise, I am also a creative thinker, always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to capture the beauty of the practice. I work closely with my clients to understand their vision and create a set of images that reflects their unique style and the message they want to communicate.

I specialise in outdoor and studio yoga photography, and I am interested in capturing all forms of yoga, including artistic forms such as acrobatic and aerial yoga. I understand that every practitioner and every yoga teacher has a different style, and I can adjust to that, and create photographs that showcase the best of them.

I also have experience in creating yoga fashion photography, which combines the art of yoga with fashion photography to showcase clothing and accessories in a creative and visually appealing way. This is useful for Yoga clothing and accessory companies and Yoga teachers who want to promote their brand or services.

I always strive to create beautiful, meaningful and timeless images that will be cherished for a lifetime. I would love to work with you to capture the beauty of your practice and create photographs that you will treasure forever. So, please don't hesitate to reach out and let's work together to create something truly special.

Why Skai Loves Doing Yoga Photography?

As a photographer, I love doing yoga photoshoots because they offer a unique and challenging opportunity to capture the grace, power, and movement of the practice in a visually stunning way. I appreciate the beauty and power of the practice and enjoy the creative process of capturing it through my lens. I find it very fulfilling to connect with my subjects and create a set of images that reflects their unique style and the message they want to communicate.

Yoga photography also offers a lot of flexibility, as it can be done in a variety of settings. This allows me to explore different settings, compositions and lighting possibilities. Additionally, the demand for quality yoga photography is high, and specialising in this niche provides me with many work opportunities.

Overall, I love the creative and technical challenge of yoga photography, the connection to my subjects, and the flexibility it offers. It also provides opportunities for me to explore my artistic side by creating unique and creative images.

Testimonials: What People Say About Skai

yoga photo session

"Skai is a very friendly and passionate photographer. It was comfortable working with him during the shoot and he is also very professional towards the model. Definitely highly recommended!" - Jasmine Tan

I would love to have you go through more of my testimonials to understand how my clients appreciate my work.

Prices & Packages for Yoga 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

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All booked duration

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

  1. What should I wear for my yoga photoshoot?
    You should wear comfortable clothing that you feel confident and comfortable in. Yoga clothes that fit well and show off your form and movements would be the best. Try to avoid clothes that have patterns or bright colours, as they can distract from the focus of the photograph.

    It will be best if you can wear your yoga outfits and show me in advance before the shoot to confirm them.
  2. How long will my yoga photoshoot last?
    The duration of your photoshoot will depend on the number of poses and locations that you want to be captured. A typical yoga photoshoot can take between 1-3 hours.
  3. Can I bring a friend or family member to the photoshoot?
    Yes, you can bring a friend or family member with you to the photoshoot if you feel more comfortable. The person you bring must be aware of the nature of the shoot and keep a respectful distance.

    Do be aware that a third person's presence is usually rather distracting.
  4. Can you accommodate specific requests or ideas for poses or locations?
    Yes, I'm open to accommodating specific poses or locations if they are doable and won't put you in danger. It's always best to discuss your vision and any specific requests or ideas you have with me before the shoot to see if they can be accommodated.
  5. What kind of lighting equipment will be used during the shoot?
    It depends on the type of package you are going for. Generally, I prefer working with flash but it's more costly.
  6. Can I have the raw images from the shoot?
    No, I don't provide raw images.
  7. How should I prepare for my yoga photoshoot?
    It's a good idea to get a good night's rest before the shoot, stay hydrated, and practice the yoga poses you want to be captured in ahead of time. It can also be helpful to bring any props or accessories you would like to be incorporated into the photos. It's important to discuss any specific requests with the photographer before the shoot.
  8. Are you comfortable working with clients with different levels of yoga practice?
    Yes, I'm comfortable working with clients of different levels of yoga practice, from beginners to advanced practitioners. I will work with you to ensure you feel comfortable and confident during the shoot.

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