Panning Shot With iPhone – Jeepney

How to create a panning shot with iPhone? Panning photography with iPhone is made possible with the help of an app called Slow Shutter Cam. It’s probably used more for slow shutter speed photography, but you can use it for panning photography too. I usually choose a “shutter speed” of 0.5 sec for fast moving subject like these Jeepneys.

Panning photography is a technique used to create a sense of movement by moving the camera to follow the subject. Due to the lack of control on iPhone, creating a panning shot can be challenging. As you can tell, these panning shots are not perfect. There are a lot of blurs on the Jeepneys, but I like the effect. I will practice more with my iPhone to create better panning shots. For more panning shots created with my other camera, go here.

Have fun shooting with your iPhone or whatever camera phone you have with you today. Enjoy the rest of the photos below.

And don’t forget to vote for me today. Thanks all!   :)MORE +

I will bring you safely to your destination

I did some street photography with my iPhone 4s during my stay in Manila last week. The one above was shot in Binondo, Manila. I was initially attracted to the scene because of the red and yellow colors of the shop. I stood in front of it, waiting patiently for people to walk into the scene. I shot some images prior to this one, with people walking in front of that closed shop, but this one really came out the best. Why?MORE +

Singapore Blog Awards 2012 Finalist

I returned from Manila mid last week and have been tied up with few other things, hence did not get a chance to properly write about this news. I am one of the 10 finalists for the Singapore Blog Awards 2012 in the Photography category. If you have a moment to spare I would appreciate your vote here. Those outside of Singapore can vote too. And Yes, you can vote everyday. So, please do so before your breakfast every morning.  :)

OMY is the bilingual news and interactive web portal by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) and has provided a great platform for bloggers and photobloggers in Singapore to participate in this annual Blog Awards for the past five years. I am grateful to be part of it since 2010 when I first joined and also won the award in the same category. It has since helped to promote this blog to a bigger online community and others. So thanks again OMY.

As part of the rally for votes, I choose to participate in the e-Interview, rather than sending video. I know I am not so good in front of the camera. I am a man behind it.  :)

So, here you go

  1. How do you feel about being one of finalists in Singapore Blog Awards 2012?
    I know there are a lot of great photographers in Singapore, hence I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity to be one of the finalists again this year. It encourages me to do better, to explore and experiment more and to continue having fun creating images through my lenses.
  2. When did you start blogging and what drew you to it? Where do you get inspiration for your blog content?
    I first started blogging in early 2005, but started in April 2006, even though I have fallen in love with photography for more than 10 years now.  I just wanted to share and at the same time to learn from the online photography community. The more I share, hence the more I take pictures, the more I myself learn and explore too. If you have noticed, I have been experimenting a lot with my iPhone 4s lately as a photography tool. I enjoy creating images with it. It’s small, powerful enough and fun to use.
    Where do I get my inspiration for my blog content? I guess, I have to take pictures first before I can have a blog content, since this is a photography blog. I shoot almost anything, even though lately I have found myself shooting a lot of street photography with my iPhone 4s and my Leica Rangefinder. I still use my DSLR for others though.
  3. How do you feel about the other Finalists in your category this year? How do you think you will fare compared to them?
    All of them are great. I am thankful to be part of the ten finalists. I can really get some inspirations by browsing through their blogs. I encourage you all to visit their blogs too. Having said that, I will try my best to rally for votes and to impress the judges.  :)
  4. Give a reason why readers should visit your blog and vote for you?
    Besides that I am really a nice guy whom you can invite for coffee or prawn noodle breakfast or simple chat, if you really like photography and would like to learn and get some inspirations, you are warmly welcomed here. And if you like it, I would really appreciate your vote and to rally for me too by sharing it with your friends. Thank you!   :)



Another Hipstamatic shot on iPhone 4s taken earlier this morning. When was the last time you called using public telephone?MORE +

Self Portrait

Hipstamatic shot on iPhone 4s of our reflection as the train passed by at the City Hall Train Station.MORE +

One Morning at Whampoa Makan Place

Black and white iPhone photography using the Hipstamatic app is very fun. Depending on the combination of “lens” and “film” you use, it could give you a very nice result. My favorite for the black and white is John S lens with Blackey Supergrain film.

These few shots were taken with my iPhone 4s few days ago at Whampoa Makan Place, a hawker center at Whampoa / Balestier. Some elderly folks were gathering having their coffees, teas, breakfast and chit chatting with each other. I love the scene there and will plan to go back there for more shots.

My wife and I also found a nice noodle there. I forgot the name now, but I know where to find it next. We will go back for the noodle too.  :)MORE +


Shot with iPhone 4s, can you tell, which parts are the reflection and which parts are not?MORE +