28 May (Sat): Night Macro Photography Workshop with Nicky Bay

Join Nicky Bay as he introduces the fascinating art of night macro photography at Pulau Ubin.

Night Macro Photography Workshop @ Pulau Ubin
Nicky Bay does almost 50 night macro photography sessions per year!
He says it is definitely incomparable to any day trip.

Night macro photography is undoubtedly much more productive and exciting than in the day. After the sun sets, nocturnal creatures emerge from their hideouts to hunt. At the same time, diurnal critters are significantly less skittish due to the lower temperatures. To top it off, it is definitely more comfortable than hiking under the sun! Many beginners to macro photography are unaware of the advantages of night macro photography and have absolutely no idea how to start.

This workshop is ideal for those starting out on macro photography, and for those who have field experience but have never tried macro photography at night. This is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded photographers and learn from highly experienced photographers in night macro photography.  More details here.

About the Instructor
Nicky Bay is a prolific macro photographer from Singapore whose works have traveled across the globe through magazines, books, newspapers, television segments and numerous online publications. He has conducted extensive photography workshops in jungles around the world with participants from five different continents. Nicky's photography style is diverse, approached with continual innovation on his techniques and equipment setup. With weekly field trips, he has a massive collection of arthropod photos and is currently co-authoring a book on spiders of Southeast Asia. Nicky blogs about his field trip discoveries at sgmacro.blogspot.com.

Date: 28 May (Sat)
Time: 7pm to 12midnight+, arranged bumboat will depart from Ubin Jetty at 1am

Cost: S$120 which includes a 1-hour presentation, DIY flash diffuser construction (materials for flash diffuser provided), a 3-4 hour night walk on Pulau Ubin to photograph critters, and chartered night boat to return from Pulau Ubin to Changi Point Ferry Terminal (Changi Village).

Registration required. Registration and other details here. More details will be provided to those who register.

What happened ...

Registration at the entrance of Uncle Lim's shop in the middle of Ubin Town.

A 'kampung' setting for Nicky's slide show as he shares insights on macro photography.

Then a hands-on session to make a DIY flash diffuser.

Pulau Ubin is great for photographers, especially macro photographers.

Thanks to Nicky Bay, volunteers and participants for an awesome Pesta Ubin activity. And thanks to Uncle Lim for hosting the activity at his shop.

Here's one of Nicky's gorgeous photos of amazing tiny critters at Pulau Ubin.

For more, check out Nicky Bay's blog.

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