Capturing moments in Singapore
What are you waiting for? It’s time for you to explore Singapore with a camera! Crowded streets with people from all over the world, stunning architecture, unique events, exotic plants and animals in the parks, colourful food markets…
Capture the moments with your lenses and document the history of our time.
A busy and rapidly changing place like Singapore offers the opportunity to observe the clash of modernity with an ancient culture, right before your eyes. With the help of photography you can achieve wonderful objectives, learn about other cultures and capture new things you hadn’t noticed before. You will be surprised what can be seen in your chosen photographs. In any location, you can freeze moments and study the small dramas that were taking place before you, moments later.
Although some people think that photography is not as time-intensive and creative as painting, it is definitely an exciting activity. You often have to be very quick to shoot a fleeting moment – once you miss that, it’s gone forever. The famous French street photographer, Henri Cartier-Bensson, called it the decisive moment.
If you want to improve your technique, get to know other photographers and share knowledge. Here are our recommendations for you:
The Photographic society of Singapore was established in 1950 and provides a meeting place and courses for enthusiastic photographers.
In August 2012, the society hosts the FIAP Congress. A high profile international photographic conference that provides a space to exchange ideas and discuss with like-minded people, through different events and activities. It is also a great place to collaborate and learn about new techniques.
The Phocus Academy is a photography school that was founded in 2009. It offers courses for small groups of students with different interests and levels of proficiency.
If you are keen to meet an award-wining photographer such as Alan Lim, who is happy to share his knowledge with you, head over to Alan’s School of Photography.
The right address for nature lovers is the Nature Photographic Society Singapore. The members’ programme includes courses, a community, monthly outings and one overseas shoot a year.
A great platform for street photography and visual journalism in Asia is the community Invisible Photographer.
Do not miss the opportunity to be inspired by the Singaporean street photographer Danny Santos!
In case, you don’t want to spend a lot of money for a shoot, no worries, try the Camera Rental Centre!