On a beautiful Saturday, went to Yee Hong community wellness foundation for a walk event. I photographed for couple of hours. Got to work with my camera in a low light setting. Very crowded and hot. Both indoor and outdoor. Along with approaching peo
ple constantly who do not understand what I am saying. Pointing at the camera and faces and smiling a lot gets the message across.
Meet an amazing elderly lady. She did a very beautiful water colour painting and wanted to be photograph with it. The event was very positive but at the same time. I saw a lot of elderly people who were very lonely. All the staffs were trying their best to entertain the elderly people. It was a great experience.
At one point I had to ask for help to gather people around for group shoots and stand on a table just to get everyone into the photograph. I took more than one group shoots just so I can photoshop people’s faces in, in case they blinked. It is almost impossible to get everyone’s eyes open when you are trying to photograph more than 20 people.
I was lucky the majority of the ceiling was white so I got to bounce my flash off the ceiling. I was still shooting at ISO 400-800 because some parts were dark high ceilings. I couldn’t really a direct flash because the flash would have been too harsh.
Once we were outside for the walk it became easier to photograph. The weather was great. Cloudy sky acted like a beautiful soft box. Shadows fall off nicely.