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Discover & Photograph Singapore's Hidden Gems

You will discover more of the Lion City if you start-out with a good plan. At Singapore Street Shots our Blogs will help you discover Singapore’s hidden gems. We give you Information & tips for creating stunning photos and exploring Singapore's neighborhoods.

Take better sunny day photos
Singapore's Marina Bay Skyline


All photographers and skilled shutterbugs know the best time to create photos is the early morning and late afternoon. However when you're touring around on your holiday most of your time will likely be spent in bright sunshine. So you'll need to know how to take better sunny day photos.

Bright mid-day Sun is probably one of the most challenging conditions for creating photographs. So I'm going to give you a few tips that will help you overcome those challenges. Hopefully during your Singapore holiday sunny conditions will be the norm for the majority of your trip. However if your holiday is a rainy day washout, See our blog A Rainy Day Holiday in Singapore and go out to discover the Lion City.

You'll create better pictures on a sunny day if you are prepared, and use filters like a Polarizer filter or ND filters (Neutral Density filters). Think of them as sun-glasses for your camera. These simple filters really will improve your photos on a bright sunny day. Also be prepared for a Hot day, take your time and don't rush. Stop often for AirCon rest breaks and drink lots off fluids.

HDR- (High Dynamic Range photos) Use HDR mode on bright sunny days to capture more dynamic range in your photos, this will help eliminate darker areas found beneath overhangs and balconies and result in nicer photos. This works well with a camera or smartphone.

Pro Tip- Expose your photos for the highlights!



A Beginner’s Guide to Camera Lens Filters-

TIPS- You can get great Lenses & Filters for your Smartphone at the Moment online store, along with other awesome gear.

Attach a wrist lanyard to your Phone case and use it. losing your phone into the Singapore river will surely ruin your day!!! (See Photo above)

PRO TIP- I use only square filters with my DSLR as circular filters tend to get a cloudy film build-up on the inside of the filter, its difficult and time consuming to clean as you have to disassemble the filter. Square filters can be cleaned on the spot right before you put it on your camera.

To learn more about setting up your camera and phone see our blog MASTER YOUR CAMERA 


Closing Remarks

Take better sunny day photos
Ilonka & I in Desaru, Malaysia

I hope this Blog has been helpful and informative, and inspires you to make the most of your visit to the Singapore and Asia. Be sure and enjoy one of our Singapore Street Shots Photo walks.

Singapore is well known for it's incredible verity of delicious foods from every corner of Asia, so do stop at the Hawker centers for lunch and discover the local cuisine...

Also for night life, try hitting some of the Roof-top Bars and restaurants in Chinatown and the downtown area for drinks & dinner.

Please do not forget to post some of your best Shophouse photos along with a short story about your experience on our Singapore Street Shots Facebook Page.


Mark Stevens & Ilonka Guenther

Business Owners, Photographers & Travelers


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Take better sunny day phots
Singapore Chinatown



At Singapore Street Shots our Blogs are meant to give you tips & advice for exploring Singapore and creating stunning photos. You will discover and photograph more if you do some research and create a good plan.

Singapore in Pictures - Telling your Singapore story with photos.

(A Seven blog series)​

SINGAPORE SHOPHOUSES - Telling your Singapore story with photos.

Singapore Skyline Panorama's - Photograph Singapore's world class Skyline

Singapore's Chinatown - Kreta Ayer - Telok Ayer - Tanjong Pagar - Bukit Pasoh

Singapore's Little India - Culture & Colour

Kampong Glam - Singapore's Arab Quarter

Hawkers & Markets - Flavor the Moment

Singapore - Off the Beaten Path - Discover the Singapore most tourist never see


DRESSING FOR SECCESS -Look good and Feel good on your day-trip

Tips for Travelers: Capture your Memories with Pictures

Singapore's MRT & BUS System-Saving you Time and Money using :  Utilizing Goggle Maps with the MRT

A Rainy Day Holiday in Singapore - Things to do in Singapore when it's rainy weather

MASTER YOUR CAMERA - Use your camera like a pro

EASY EDITING - Make all your photos pop

Great Singapore Shophouse locations - The best locations for photographing Singapore Shophouses



(Coming soon)

A Five Blog series

"Discovering Singapores Parks"


1st Series: East and West coast parks:

2nd Series: Singapore Botanical Gardens:

3rd Series: Kent Ridge & Hort parks:

4th Series: Fort Canning park:

5th Series: Lakeside Gardens

A Three Blog series

"Photographing Singapores Natural Beauty"

Nature Reserves: 

1st Series: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

2nd Series: MacRitchie Nature Reserve

3rd Series: Singapore Zoo and Singapore Bird Park


A Six Blog series

"Photographing Singapores Islands"

Singapore’s islands: 

1st Series: Pulau Ubin

2nd Series: Coney Island

3rd Series: Sentosa Island

4th Series: St. John Island

5th Series: Kusu Island

6th Series: Lazarus Island.

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