october, 2017

11oct8:30 am11:00 amEvent Over35 or 50mm Chinatown Wet Market2.5 Hr Photo Walk at Chinatown Wet Market8:30 am - 11:00 am SST Chinatown Wet Market, 335 Smith St, Singapore, 050335Event Type:Photo Walks in SingaporeLevel:Intermediate

Event Details

Got a 50mm or 35mm Prime Lens but not too sure how to make the most of it?  Find out why these lenses are called Fast Lenses and why Portrait & Street Photographers love them on this fascinating tour to the exotic Chinatown Wet Market!

  • Individual Feedback on the photos taken during the walk (via online forum)
  • Complimentary Membership to the Karen Lucas Photography Club, an exclusive forum where you can ask questions, find inspiration, get feedback on your photos, and access members-only events and offers.

We’ll start our photo walk in front of the Chinatown Visitor Centre on Banda Street (behind the Buddha’s Tooth Temple) and we’ll finish with a refreshing drink at the food court on level 3 of the Chinatown Complex.

The market provides a great opportunity to work on your still life, travel portrait and street photography techniques and you’ll be challenged by the low light conditions, artificial vs natural light, and movement.

We’ve planned a route that takes in 3 different sections of the market and you’ll have a different theme to photograph at each one.  Space in the market can be tight when there are crowds, so you’ll either be shooting individually or in groups of 2 or 3, and we’ll regroup every half an hour or so to share photos, ask questions and then move on to the next scene.

Every time we stop at a new scene, Karen will share her recommendations for camera settings and creative framing options.  She’ll often demonstrate how to best capture the scene to get you started and then she’ll come around whenever time permits to check on your progress, see if you need help, and give you 1-to-1 feedback on your photos (if she can find you!).

The Chinatown Wet Market is one of the most exotic wet markets in Singapore, where you will see all sorts of live animals for sale including shellfish, frogs, eels and even turtles.  Aside from the fish and livestock section, there’s also a fruit & veg section, and a dry goods section where you’ll find real and artificial flowers, and traditional Chinese dry goods.  Upstairs there’s Chinese clothes, ornments, etc and above that is a food court so you could spend an entire day photographing here.

The 35mm and 50mm are great lenses for portrait photography, so Karen will share some easy ways to approach strangers and get you started on taking great travel portraits.  We’ll also photograph the products on sale, the action of buying and selling and preparing the produce, and we’ll take some scenic shots to give an overview of what the market is like… and all this with your prime lens!


Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!

SAVE $$$$

Bring a friend OR buy more than one Workshop or Walk and you’ll automatically get 10% OFF at checkout.


wed, 11 oct 8:30am - wed, 11 oct 11:00am SST


Chinatown Wet Market

335 Smith St, Singapore, 050335


INTERMEDIATE: Suitable for anyone already familiar with the basic camera settings who regularly shoots in Av/A Mode

Gear Required

DSLR + Prime Lens (e.g. 50mm or 35mm)

Group Size

Maximum 8 participants


Karen Lucaskaren@karenlucasphoto.com

Bad Weather Contingency

This experience is not affected by the weather, we’ll go ahead rain or shine!

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