We are looking for original photographs relevant to the themes of "Transformation" and "The Spirit of Singapore".
|These places include the Marina Bay area, new shopping malls along Orchard Road, Hort Park, new attractions in Sentosa Island and new waterways such as Kreta Ayer River and many more new or rejuvenated iconic structures / spaces in Singapore.
||In addition to photographs depicting multi-culturalism and racial harmony, we are also looking for photographs portraying a Singapore that is about dreaming, inspiring, nurturing and enabling bold new opportunities for collaboration.
Recommended Photography Style and Techniques
Environments should appear modern even when featuring old buildings. Greenery should be featured as much as possible. Human elements must be included and the environment should appear conducive, inspiring and open to creativity.
Reflect diversity as much as possible. Not just in terms of race but also in terms of different points of view, ideas, knowledge and backgrounds. People should be shown interacting with each other. The image should reflect collaboration, experimentation and creativity. People should be dressed naturally.
Use interesting, surprising angles.
Photographing from low or high angles can give a sense of confidence and boldness.
* Photographing from eye-level or predictable angles should be avoided.
The viewer should be made to feel as though he or she is a part of the action or scene. This can be achieved by creating a relationship between foreground and background, for example: a shot overlooking someone’s shoulder. An asymmetric composition may be used to suggest movement.
* Avoid images that do not have a focal point. Do not compose a picture in a way that makes the subject look flat and uninteresting.
Use an off-centre cropping and shallow depth-of-field to give a sense of transformation.
* Avoid using symmetrical cropping.
Generally, photographs should be naturally lit and bright.
Both colour and monochrome photography may be used. Use natural tones to convey positive feelings.