Hey guys, how are you all doing!? I can’t believe I’m writing my very first 2015 post!
Here it’s actually early in the morning, so… happy breakfast!
I know that it was in November 2014 that I was in Singapore, which is quite a long time back since it’s… last year! But there is something incredible about Singapore that I fell in love with and that I had meant to share here for everyone’s visual pleasure for a while now, but I guess I had been too lazy until now.
All right, so the purpose of this blog post is simply me sharing Singapore in its architectural beauty. Colonization and new technologies both often do produce many artistic wonders… and here is a photo gallery compilation of some of which I encountered during my vacation in Singapore.
I apologize for this Friday’s missing Psychology post, but I’ve been busy carrying out one of my last modelling photoshoots (it was supposed to have been my last but in the end my friends and I concluded that we had to do more, and moreover I still have about a month and a half before going to university) and I’ve finally published the photos online! I mean, I did an album on Facebook, haha, like a kind of conclusion of the project, although it might not be the end yet 😉
(here’s an overall appeal of what the project was all about, and also my facebook cover hehe)
We actually did five themes for the project:
2. James Bond in Vacation (yeah I know lol xD)
5. Seashore (it was supposed to be Beach but some weather and sickness problems arose so… :P)
And it was so FUN!!! 🙂 An amazing experience.
If you want to see the album and thus all the themes & photos… CLICK HERE!!!
I’ll catch up on my Psychology series soon 😛
Oh and if you want me to give you some of my tips on model photography or anything related, just let me know 🙂
I’m taking this week’s challenge, Work of Art, as an opportunity to finally show you my first original painting on canvas, which I think I’m calling Homothea’s End. It was painted with acrylics 🙂
By the way if you have missed my last post, Narcissism & Manipulation, go and read it! It’s the first of a series in which I’m going to post every week on psychological profiles, based on my personal observations of the world. 😀
For this week’s challenge, which is ‘perspective‘, I was inspired by you, yes you, people who read my blog, and especially those who read about my post on Candid Street Photography, and that’s because you’ve told me how you liked that first photo with the colouful umbrellas…
And here are photos of the same place, with the same umbrellas, but taken in different perspectives.
And looking down to them.
So what do you think of this week’s theme, perspective? Feel free to show me your own interpretation!
Yesterday I decided to give candid street photography a go. I was going to be in the capital city anyway, so I thought, why not? My adventurous mind was getting all thrilled at the thought that I was indeed going to be alone, since the friend I’d asked to come with me wasn’t free, but reason warned me not to be too crazy so I opted for a safe area – a tourist one!
Here’s the main street of Le Caudan Waterfront, where I chose to do candid street photography for the first time, all by myself:
Yes I know. Colourful umbrellas ♥
So I put on my hat, wore Candy (my camera) around my neck and pretended to be a tourist! I even spoke English (we usually speak French), stared around as if I’ve never been there (although I’ve been a thousand times since I was born), smiled… and followed the crowd, feigning to take shots of the place when in fact I was shooting… the people themselves.
This was actually a bean plant which I had planted and taken care of a few years ago but then mosquito-transmitted diseases became common in my country and for safety reasons I was recommended to stop dealing with plants.
For those of you who love to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge as much as I do you may notice how the title relates to the fact that I haven’t been blogging for two weeks but I really want to remedy to that by still giving a shot at one of the challenges I missed which was ‘Selfie’.
You can actually find this photo on my Instagram. Follow me @dkwaye !
For Chinese New Year, I did an interesting experiment with my Nikon Coolpix p520, that of the famous light painting! Like this:
First, I’d like to share the video tutorial that led me to discover this amazing art:
Watch it if you want to know how to do it, because here I’m mainly going to show how it’s not necessary to have all these high tech equipments to achieve the same results.
Basically, here’s what you need to do light painting:
– Torches (any colour! or many colours! I actually used my phone’s flashlight, which was downloaded on Play Store :P)
– Any camera that can be manually set to low exposure (low shutter speed)
– Something stable to put your camera on, like a tripod.
– Preferably a remote control, like in the video above, so as to again minimize shakiness. Because pressing the shutter button directly can make the camera shaky, I guess.
– And most importantly: friends!!! Yeps, and have fun! I had my sister and cousins with me 🙂