It’s a roosterific year and streets are lining up with adorable lanterns and dazzling rooster decorations. If you’re wondering where you can find these spectacular decors for a shoot, we’ve compiled three places that you should definitely check out this lunar new year. Oh, and you might want to head down before the crowd gathers. After all, the early bird gets the worm (or photo)!
#1 Chingay Parade (F1 Pit Building)
Every year without fail, the Chingay Parade presents a spectrum of magnificent performances from different races across Singapore. Be dazzled by spectacular floats, dancing dragons and stilt walkers. With wonderful lighting effects making it a great photo op, it’s a parade that you don’t want to miss.
📷 Tip: Head to the sidelines as soon as you get there, so that you can to avoid the glare from the nearby floodlights. You’ll definitely need a high ISO level as the Chingay Parade is held in the evening, and a tripod will always be great so as to prevent camera shake.
#2 Dahlia Dreams (Gardens by the Bay)
Pop by Gardens by the Bay (nearest MRT Station: Bayfront) and check out their Lunar New Year floral displays! Soak in auspicious hues of red and yellow as you stroll through a Chinese garden inspired landscape. Stop and smell the roses (dahlias) while being entrance by the three-tier pagoda that stands tall amidst the bed of flowers
📷 Tip: When taking pictures in the garden, try embracing a low depth of field. You’ll discover that even a tiny red Dahlia has the potential of transforming into something uniquely abstract.
Last but not least, Chinatown. We couldn’t possibly do a Lunar New Year roundup and leave out Chinatown! Where else could we possibly get dazzling Chinese New Year lights and the ultimate festive ambience? This year, the area around New bridge Road will be brought to life with bright lights, intricate handmade lanterns and sculptures of adorable chickens. You have to check it out!
📷 Tip: Photograph everything. Afterall, how often do you see roosters ruling the streets? 😉
We hope we inspired your photography journey this festive season. Remember to add #canonsg to your snaps for a chance to be featured on our pages!