Category: Insight

  • 3 Ideas for Shooting Cityscape Photography at Blue Hour

    3 Ideas for Shooting Cityscape Photography at Blue Hour

    When it comes to shooting cityscapes at blue hour, there are a number of options we can try. Today, let me share three of my favourite ideas. Shooting Bird’s-eye City View Shooting a bird’s-eye view from an elevated view point is a cliche, but works! Look out for a location in your city where you… Read more

  • Flickr Increases Prices and Sets Goals for 2020

    Flickr Increases Prices and Sets Goals for 2020
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    Flickr has been headlining photography news this week due to a sudden price increase for Pro memberships. For those who haven’t seen the news, the new prices are: 1 month: $6.99, plus tax 3 month: $18.99, plus tax 1 year: $59.99, plus tax 2 year: $117.99, plus tax They also have an offer that lets… Read more

  • Fujifilm launches the X-T200

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    Fujifilm has officially announced their X-T200. The press release can be found here. Main features (1) Small and lightweight body, unique color reproduction technology and excellent AF performance for capturing photos of premium image quality with ease A compact 370g 24mp APSC-Sensor Enhanced AF performance 8fps and faster readout times (2) Outstanding operability with the… Read more

  • My Experience Photographing A Wedding

    My Experience Photographing A Wedding

    A few years ago now, I had the opportunity to be a second shooter at a wedding. Although I have been shooting now for over 6 years, I have never tried to do any kind of paid work. There was a few lessons I learned from this 12 hour event that I found valuable to… Read more

  • Top Photography Spots to Shoot Singapore Cityscape Photos

    Top Photography Spots to Shoot Singapore Cityscape Photos

    Are you a cityscape photography enthusiast travelling to Singapore and wondering where to take Singapore skyline photos? Then, check out my top six spots to take stunning Singapore skyline photos (and find out how to access those spots)! Spot 1: Shoot from Esplanade Area This is THE signature view that captures the essence of modern… Read more

  • Day of the DSLR – Nikon Announces the D780

    Day of the DSLR – Nikon Announces the D780
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    Today Nikon has announced the D780, the successor to their popular D750 body which was released roughly 5 years ago. Here is a review from Imaging Resource and some preview videos can be seen below.  Nikon have also announced the Z-mount 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, an F-mount 120-300mm f/2.8 lens and the Coolpix P950 which… Read more

  • Canon EOS 1DX Mark III Officially Announced

    Canon EOS 1DX Mark III Officially Announced
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    Today Canon have officially announced the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III. Many are expecting this body to be the final of its kind from Canon as their focus has now shifted to Mirrorless. The official press release from Canon Europe can be found here. Here are some early previews and reviews of the Canon EOS… Read more

  • The Problem With Flickr’s Plea for Help

    The Problem With Flickr’s Plea for Help

    Flickr users received an email a few days ago asking for help to spread the world of Flickr. Don MacAskill who is the CEO of both SmugMug and Flickr, explained the platform is still losing money and needs our help to keep it alive. Being that I’ve used Flickr since I started photography in 2011,… Read more

  • Photography Goals for 2020

    Photography Goals for 2020

    With 2019 being almost over, it has reached the time to discuss photography goals for 2020. This will be a collaboration post between myself and Joey of Last Lights. Daniels 2020 Goals I’ve managed to narrow it down to three areas I want to focus on for 2020. Focus on Three Genres Just like last… Read more

  • Are Development Announcements Becoming The Norm?

    Are Development Announcements Becoming The Norm?

    Today Canon announced the EOS 1DX Mark III. Rather than set a confirmed release date, this was just a development announcement. In recent years we have seen Nikon do more development announcements which has included their D850, D6 and a roadmap for their Z mount lenses which can be seen below. This is somewhat a… Read more

  • Sony Alpha α9 II Announced

    Sony Alpha α9 II Announced

    Sony have officially announced the α9 II, their top of the line body for working professionals. I see this as being another interesting release as there are upgrades, but none are overly significant. Just like my previous post about Sony’s frequent releases, I think Sony would have been better off waiting until they at least had… Read more

  • My Hopes for the Future of Flickr

    My Hopes for the Future of Flickr

    Although it’s not as popular as it once was, Flickr is still my favorite photo sharing website. It had already started its decline back in 2011 when I first begun photography but it was still more lively back then compared to how it is now. I know I’m making it sound like there’s tumbleweed rolling… Read more