Christmas is around the corner (3 weeks away, but it feels so close!), so we decided to venture around Singapore’s famous Orchard Road and City Hall area to take some photos of the wonderful Christmas lights!
First Stop: Orchard Road
We have had many responses and queries about the Mamiya C33 Modified Instant Back, and overall we love the depth of field, the bokeh and the quality of the photos. A place with Christmas fairy lights will help with the bokeh effect.
It is commonplace for shopping malls to join in the festive spirit, and this is sighted everywhere along the shopping avenue of Orchard Road! Christmas decorations and lightings are the perfect backdrop for photographers, and we enjoyed snapping photos while reveling in the Christmas mood.
Second Stop: City Hall
We took the opportunity to try out our new gear: Supersense Henny Waanders Lab2Cam as fitted on an Impossible Instant Lab! We manage to buy this handcrafted limited edition lens kit from a fellow instant film photographer:
We stationed ourselves before the imagery of the Singapore Flyer and caught a 1/2 minute long exposure photo. Even with a shutter release the camera moved, but we’ll have to take more photos to see whether it was our own doing or otherwise!
We also used our Polaroid Pathfinder 110b, and took advantage of the small aperture settings (up to f/45) to capture the details of the lights at night!
Finally, we had the use of our Canon 500D with a f/2 50mm Pentax lens, to capture the photo-taking moments!
Night photography can be fun, but it has to be planned out well! A tripod is necessary for long exposure shots, and can be supplemented with a shutter release cable. Capturing bokeh is a MUST when visiting places with fairy lights, but that’s just our opinion 😉
We hope all our readers bask in the festive spirit, and get into the mood of capturing amazing pictures in the night! We would love to see your captures and creations especially during this season, so feel free to leave a comment below for us to check it out!
Till next time,