I first heard about a A Photo A Day from our friend Marie of Etincelle Creative Studio and I found it very interesting. I joined a few times but I wasn’t able to finish an entire month so I’m committed to finishing the December prompts even if we’re going on vacation in a few weeks.
Day 1: Red chair on the train on the way to the airport
Day 2: Where I stood with my hubby on the way to the airport
Day 3: Silver details on a Christmas present for someone special
Day 4: Tiny pot of yellow lilies made from clay. Bought it in Hong Kong during our honeymoon.
Day 5: In the cupboard. No food just stationery supplies.
Day 6: Shadow of a gorgeous ceramic lamp.
Day 7: 6 o’clock. Sharing my favorite mushroom soup with my hubby.
A Photo A Day was started by popular blogger Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim on January 2012. She shares a daily theme for the photo of the day. The list of prompts are released monthly batches through her blog and social media accounts. You don’t have to worry if you miss a day since you can skip it if you want to and there is a very vibrant community in Facebook where you can interact with other participants. I love doing something creative everyday and a Photo A Day is a perfect artistic outlet for me.
We were doing a photoshoot at the Singapore Botanic Gardens a few weeks ago and I saw this lovely flower on the floor and I had to stop what I was doing and marvel at its beauty. I love moments like these when a something as simple as a flower can stop time and make everything quiet.
During the long weekend last week, Lex taught me how to use the manual mode on my camera. I have always resisted using this setting since I always thought it is not necessary to master this feature but I did give it a shot and I’m pleased to say that I can see the difference in the quality of my photos.
My favorite Kway Teow at Chinatown
The only editing I did on these shots is cropping and a very light adjustment on brightness. The LCD on the camera was slightly brighter so when I adjusted the shutter and aperture settings, I was off by a tiny bit.
Crispy Roast Pork and Jiucy Char Siew for Lunch
We had lunch at People’s Park Complex and we decided to take photos around the hawker area. I will be posting more photos of our photography session in the upcoming weeks.
Chickens in a row
Coffee and a Chat
Lex will be doing a basic photography workshop in November so stay tuned for details. What do you think of my shots? I’d love to hear your feedback.
Photo A Day was conceptualized by Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim. I decided to take up the challenge for the month of June. I had to do a catchup for the first three days but so far I’m on track.
June 9: From down low looking up the ceiling.
June 8: Animal. Giant origami rabbit at the library.
June 7: Bright day at the museum.
June 6: Transport. Luxury cars at the post office.
June 5: Environment. When you’re living in a crowded city, you don’t usually stop to appreciate nature. Sometimes you find something simple like a flower while walking down the street and it takes your breath away.
June 4: After dark at the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
June 3: On my table is a pot of miniature yellow lilies I bought from Hong Kong on our honeymoon. These flowers were in my bouquet.
I first heard about A Photo A Day from a friend and I thought it was a cool idea but I just didn’t have the time to do it. Last week I stumbled upon Chantelle’s blog post on her June challenge at Fat Mum Slim and I decided to make the commitment to take all the photos for the month of June. I love taking time to snap a photo and do something creative each day.
Source: Fat Mum Slim
I just posted the first three photos on Instagram and Flickr today since I had a very busy weekend with out of town guests and a million errands. I’m glad that the group rules are not so rigid and it even tells you to chill if you miss a photo.
June 3: On my table is a miniature yellow lily which I bought from Hong Kong on our honeymoon.
June 2: A moment where my hubby was looking at me over dim sum.
I was at the MRT station, on my way to work, when I saw this lady carrying a basket of flowers. The flowers were such a beautiful contrast on the platform, where the colors are mostly grey. Initially posted via Instagram.
This was taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I was out for a stroll, the weather was great, and the Bougainvilleas were in full bloom. The name Bumbil means Bougainvilleas in the Visayan dialect in the Philippines. Initially posted via Instagram.
I took this photo three years ago at the grounds of the Istana, the residence of the President of Singapore, during one of the public holidays. I was trying to wait until the 2 swans crossed paths, wherein the necks would seem to intersect and form a heart shape. Initially posted via Instagram.