UNIVERSAL WITH FRIENDS / IN PHOTOS

Universal Studios, Singapore. I've been there 3 times in my entire life and in the next few months, I'll probably be there at least 5 more times thanks to a 6 month pass.

I'm not entirely sure how often you could go to USS without feeling tired of seeing the same old thing. However, it is really a street photographer's paradise. Not that I'm one by any means.

These photos were taken with a Canon 700D on two separate trips, with two different lenses: the 18-55mm kit lens and 50mm f1.8 (too cheap to splurge on the f1.4). As an amateur, it's pretty obvious that I have lots to learn. I'm only beginning to use manual mode and learning how aperture, iso and shutter speed work hand in hand. Still, I managed to take some decent shots with minor tweaking in Lightroom. Here they are:

Day 1

// Taken with the 18-55mm kit lens. Clearly, DOF not as shallow as I would like.

For the record, the "live" version of Brandon Fraser's character in The Mummy is very dashing. #justsaying

Day 2

// These were taken with the 50mm f1.8. Bokehlicious!

I think I enjoyed taking photos of random people the most. People watching is fun (and free!). I attempted some long exposure shots, but it proved a tad difficult without a neutral density filter. Perhaps that's next on my list of investments. The graduated ND filter that Kai W. uses on one DigitalRevTV's how-to videos is sweet! I think it was the one about landscape photography.

The next time I hit up USS, it'll just be me and my camera.

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