Chinese Beauty

It was a hot autumn day when I went to China Town to take some photos illustrating a Chinese Lady. This is for a project I want to do which is to compile photos of different nationalities and illustrating them by means of photography.

China Town is always crowded but the best place to shoot this project of mine because of three things. First, because of the Chinese cultural elements, second because the place if colourful and third is because I love how the chinese lanterns compliments the baroque and Victorian architecture of shophouses.

My search for a Chinese beauty to model for me took years. Good thing I’ve worked with Cherry during Mid-Autumn Festival. She’s funny, very confident and the best part is she loves to have a photo of her.

Cherry at China Town MRT

A street in China Town
A portrait of a Chinese beauty
Beside the temple

Beside the temple

walking pass the temple

Cherry in Chinese Dance pose

I am so thankful that she didn’t mind the crowd during the shoot and she tried to do some Chinese dance poses. Her being very cooperative on doing the project made the photo shoot relaxing and very light.

These photos are not beauty shots but simply my demonstration of a Chinese Traditional Chic. I hoping do another one soon.


my first photowalk

I am not a morning person but it’s one of the requirements to attend 3 official eye balls to become a legit Pinoygrapher member so I woke up early one morning to attend a photowalk. This is the first group photowalk I’ve ever attended. We all met at Tanjong Pagar. A lot of people were late including me that it’s almost 9 AM when Sir Arnold did the briefing. Copies of map (photowalk route) that we’re going to take were handed out and some basic camera settings and photography tips were given:

* Use ISO 200. Unless you want some patches of sunlight in your photos drop it to ISO 100.

* Aperture priority 5.6. 7 and 8 is still ok.

* Look for something different that can attract your attention.

There’s nothing extra ordinary along the walk. Anyway, below are some of my shots.

Road somewhere near Tanjong Pagar


Our model cat

The door and the colorful wall

The photowalk ended at China town. The place doesn’t look as lively in the morning. It is crowded as always but some stalls are still close and street lanterns are not yet lighted.

In below photo, I just spent some minutes waiting for the wind to blow in the direction that i want so that I can take photo of the Singapore flag with pigeons included in the frame but it didn’t happen (*sigh).

The Singapore Flag

At China Town