Hiring Real Estate Photographer in Singapore

Many times on online property platform, I’ve seen various agents posting pictures of the property units they are selling. However, i can’t help to see there is so much room to improve for the pictures they had posted up.

From what i observe, most property agents utilized their own camera or a mobile phone to snap some “nice” pictures and post it up. Hope an interested buyer would be interested when saw the pictures and contact the agent for viewing. From a photographer’s perspective, many things were wrong in the picture. For example, the white balance usually is quite warm or yellowish in color, the perspective of the room or exterior is distorted, the exterior view is magnificent but the picture doesn’t justify the value of it.

The picture may not necessarily play the biggest role because buyers are also reviewing the cost, the location, size of the apartment, their own needs and other areas of concern. But, the first sight of view people see are the interior and exterior of the property pictures when shopping around online first. A good picture is to attract the potential buyer attention, so that first impression count is very important. Then the agent will introduce the property, negotiation and close the sales.

Having good pictures done up by real estate photographer will certainly accelerate the chance of potential buyers coming in to view. I said “accelerate the chance”, not closing the sales after posting of pictures. The picture is part of the agent’s marketing tool to generate interest and perhaps to close the sales at a faster rate.

Below, i have downloaded a few pictures for you to compare of property images did by the agent and the ones that were captured by a real estate photographer. See the difference?

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Putting myself in the shoes of a buyer, of course, i would like to see how the property looks like on the picture. A good picture will create that first positive impression and i would quickly contact the agent for viewing before someone snatched it.

We are not perfect, we can’t do everything, we can never be a specialist for everything. By hiring a real estate photographer to get your problem to solve is the best manner, in the meantime, the property agent can focus on their marketing strategy, contact buyers who may be interested. Once the pictures are ready is ready for launch.

At Capture Asia Photography, you can hire a professional photographer who specializes in interior and architecture photography. From half a day to full day. If you don’t need half a day but only a few pictures we are able to help according to your needs. Turn over time is 3 days after the photo shoot is done.

Feel free to contact us so we can assist you in what we love to do.

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Singapore Skyscraper Architecture

Despite been a really small nation and air space, we still have quite a number of  skyscraper on the skyline. The space on the ground is beginning to be lesser, the only logical solution is to go up and even higher. Here is a gallery tour of some of the skyscrapers located in our sunny island.

Asia Square

AXA Tower

CapitaGreen

DUO

Hong Leong Building

Jurong Town Corporation

Lippo Centre

Marina Bay Suites

Ocean Financial Centre

Corporate Photography in Singapore

I was asked by a office from Kuala Lumpur to create some corporate pictures of their regional managers from various Asia countries. The brief of the photo shoot was short yet clearly understandable what the client needed.  These images will also be archive and used for the company internal usage.

On the day of the photo shoot, I will reach the location 30 minutes in advance, in this case even earlier because i have not met the client prior, there is no ground recce either because the place is located in a hotel. Hence it would be good to sit down with the client and discuss her need for the images and later scout for a good spot for the photo shoot.

The funny thing is, when i finalise the spot i wanted. I waited another hour before the photo shoot begins. Then the spot i wanted which is a bar was opened for business and  lots of people started to come in for a drink after their conference. It was quickly needed to scout a new spot and i have to determine one immediately because the regional managers are out of the conference!

Once the position is finally decided, i needed another 15 minutes, fastest, to set up the lightings, i did not have any assistant on that day because the client bring forward the photo shoot one day in advance. Suddenly there was lots of pressure because of all these unforeseen circumstances to handle.

Even though i have been doing corporate photography for more than a decade, there are always new things to learn because every photo shoot has different type of situation, environment and personalities to handle. There may be some restriction on the ground at times but with experience i am able to adapt to the last minute changes. Having an original plan is never foolproof, but having the ability to make quick decision when something does not go according to plan is equally critical.


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Chairman Kim personal vehicle

#TrumpKimSummit should be a very popular hashtag exactly 1 week ago on 12 June 2018.

Because am not afflicted with any news agency, i am like many people who doesn’t have direct access to this major event. I thought why not take things into my own hands and see what i can do about it. Is a rare opportunity to even have a glimpse of the world leader’s vehicle on the road in Singapore.

Unfortunately i was down with a very bad illness on the day of the summit. I was wondering am i even deem fit enough to go out, less capturing pictures through the heavy gears i am going to bring. But i was more determined to see either one of the country leader vehicle and in the end i decided to make a move for it, yes mind power win.

Previous night i already had visualise where am i going to station myself if i were to go the next day. I was plotting several possibility thanks to the local knowledge i have in mind and the type of visual i wanted. I guess most journalists would have freeze the moment when the vehicle appear to get a sharp picture. I already decided to do a panning shot before i even reach the location. I thought it was high risk because panning technique is never easy to execute, i did not use any tripod or monopod to help me further support myself i wanted to go as light as possible.

I stationed myself near the exit, i know Chairman Kim or President Trump is going to leave anytime soon. I was monitoring the news live and it gives me an idea what is happening. Next, when the traffic police is stopping the traffic, is also another clear indication someone important is going to use the road.

There were lots of policemen in the area as expected to ensure security, one of them was polite enough to tell me not to cross the invisible line.

After about an hour of waiting the moment finally came. The road turned absolute quiet. There were more people gathering around with their mobile phone to capture video or still. I was expecting the vehicles to be moving slowly because the motorcade will be making a right turn before speeding up, i will have enough seconds to capture what is needed, i hoped. I pre-planned to pan at a shutter speed of 1/40 seconds, my focus area was confined in the shadow area as it was during the mid-afternoon. I didn’t want to have second thought to choose another position.

Finally i saw Chairman Kim’s personal vehicle. An armoured limo Mercedes S600, news said the vehicle is worth $1 million with bulletproof. Am sure the vehicle is modified further to suit the person inside the vehicle. I fired off everything i can from my camera, hold my hand steady, stop breathing and hope to get as much sharpness as possible. Below is my favourite shot after cropping off a bit more.

I was just moment away to see the man inside. He was rushing off to the airport to go back home after the meeting. After that i hang around hoping to see the motorcade from the US President, but he was holding a press conference inside a few hours later. There is no point to further damage my body in the hot weather due to my illness. I was very happy to make that effort for myself and to witness a historical event.

#WorldPeace

Different Perspective View of Oasia Downtown

Early Jan 2018. I was wandering at Tanjong Pagar area to capture some building images. I bypassed Oasia Downtown hotel after breakfast, what i suddenly saw was something quite unique. Smoke was emitting out from the structure openings, dancing around it, for sure this does not happen daily. Few seconds later i realised it may be a fumigation process as the greenery continues to grow around the structure, for sure some pest control works need to be done. Am not too sure how often this process need to be conducted but seeing the smoke around the structure was something special for a different perspective.

Looking at the people in the images, they are not fazed about what’s happening except me. :p

Water pump photo shoot

I wonder how an image is not important to many businesses today, if not clients are not investing in the right photographer to capture their products because they are bind by budget or simply don’t understand the art of photography. That is why finding the right photographer is important.

I may not have captured everything in this world, but i listen to what client wants and i redefine perspective – i produce excellent perspective pictures that your industry or competitors had never done before. A good example is a link here – i was tasked to capture a series of water pump system set up on site, it was my first time capturing water pump system. The client was proactive, a bit more aggression in the photography part because she wanted the best. I was more than happy to be sharing ideas and angles of how to do it as well. I think this client is the only company in their line of business that invests in good photography to showcase their capability to attract more potential clients among their competitors, a more solid presentation when doing a proposal, not forgetting the water pump capability and service plays an important dual-role.

With my photography skill in architecture, interior, and industrial experience. I was able to merge all my skill into one. Although it was a job, i had lots of fun moving around to various places, each place has it’s own constraint, my job as a photographer is to solve each problem and produce the best image.

Why should you hire me if i don’t know you? You may worry yourself such as – is he going to do a good job? He must be charging a very high price. Is the photographer friendly and good attitude? Go to my website to read my client testimonials.

We provide free consultation to those who want a better idea of the types of pictures their business needs at the convenience and comfort of their office or on site.

What’s more, you can book CAP to do a free – yes, free! – test shoot! In other words, we’ll take on all the risk while you enjoy the benefit of sampling our work!

Email now for enquiry!

 

Super Blue Blood Moon in Singapore

31 Jan 2018. A rare chance to witness the rare super blue blood moon. What a long name i thought. It has its reason.

The local news reported the last time a lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon that appeared was back in 1866

Fast forward to 2018, that was a century and a half ago!

Spare you guys the details about what is this rare super blue blood moon about, you can easily read it on the internet news or science webpage that announced this.

I nearly missed out the opportunity to capture this phenomenal event. Because i was extremely tired from my daily work, the night before i didn’t sleep well because i was too happy or excited about something. I was supposed to meet a friend for a sunset photo shoot followed by the viewing of the moon. But i was too exhausted that i have to retreat at home, continue to do other work. What prompted me to capture the image of the blood moon was because a friend posted a picture on his Facebook. He got a very clear picture of the blood moon, i thought i wouldn’t be able to see it because of the cloud.

I quickly charge out of the house, went downstairs, saw a group of people looking up, i looked up as well, it was my first time seeing a blood moon, although it was a bit foggy and cloudy, it is still clearly visible to the naked eyes. I ran back home, grabbed my gears and went to the top of a multi-storey carpark, set up the tripod and camera to start taking images. For your info, my previous attempt at taking pictures of the moon in such close up was like a decade ago, and it fails badly.

Using a 70-200mm F/4 lens on my 5D Mk III. I was extremely lucky to capture the blood moon because it was nearing the end of the maximum eclipse. I simply love how science work today, the scientist able to provide a precise timing of what’s going to happen next. From the beginning of penumbral eclipse to partial, full eclipse and maximum eclipse – such data allows us to keep track of the changes.

That night I was accompanied by another 2 guys photographing the process as well. We didn’t had any chat anyway. This three in one extravaganza is a once in a lifetime opportunity, i suddenly felt alive and recharge. I ended up standing more than one hour in the cooling night, capture 121 RAW images. I’ve witnessed the entire transition period – i felt thankful, have quiet words of gratitude to the universe. I was very happy to make a proper exposure to see the details of the moon.

Hope you liked the picture above i created for you. Out of 121 images i converted 14 images, it was quite a challenge for the post-processing part because i seldom set the camera in a very high ISO. Still, i do my best and this is the end result you see. I stack the moon this way is because that was the way it moved. I also throw in some fake stars to make the picture a little bit more lively. The next Super Blue Blood Moon will take place 10 years later, if am still alive, i will see it for sure.

I hope you like what you see, do help me to share if you like it.

 

 

AXA Tower

More pictures of AXA Tower i recently captured. Am i not too tired of making pictures of the same architecture? My answer is never, there is always many angles opportunity for a single subject, depending on the space and location. Various type of lighting in different time of the day plays a part. Or if you are an expert in photoshop, you can even alter the images as creative as you want.

Accordingly to Wiki, this is the tallest cylindrical building in the world. Three architects firm were involved – The Stubbins Asssociate, Architects 61, Architects Team 3. AXA building is the 6th tallest skyscraper in this country with a height of 234.7m

If you ever come to Singapore and love exploring architecture, do check out the building at Shenton Way.