Welcome to the home of Benjamin Aw's photography. Based in Singapore where I started the joy of photography since 2006, this is where I write on my travels and photo-related experiences, as well as references to photo assignments I have under my belt. I welcome feedback, and of course, enquiries for my photography services.

Snapshot #48

September 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I have to admit that I have been rather lazy in photographing. Time to change that! I have always enjoyed abstract, and sometimes you really need to be able to compose well with a certain focal range to aid this. Sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't. In general, a tighter lens makes it easier (personally for me), but this time round I did it...
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Snapshot #47

June 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
It has been a long time since I worked on my photographs. Working with my Ricoh GRD4 has brought back the joy of being random in my vision. The speed and easy of 'Snap' Mode of the Ricoh series is really fun to photograph with. The strong contrast, almost film like grain gives the image a special punch at the ease of Lightroom edits.
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January 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Another shot from my trip to Hanoi in Oct 2015, this was done with the Summaron 2.8.
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Hanoi, Vietnam

November 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
A 7-day trip to the vibrant, bustling city of Hanoi, North of Vietnam during 20 - 27 Oct. The new, sprawling Noi Bai International Airport is about a 40-minute drive to the city, and please have your camera ready as you pass that huge Star Wars look-alike bridge after about 15 minutes from the airport. My camera was tucked in the bag, unloaded, tog...
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Haze - Environmental hazard through poor discipline by Indonesia

October 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
A shot from my corridor, recording the poor air quality resulting from the haze that Indonesia is spewing. Cropped from a Hexar AF, and shot on Delta 100 (I think) film, this is not in Indonesia, but in Singapore. Which is a few hundred kilometers away from Indonesia, where the forest fires, peat-lands have been burning for months. Wind conditio...
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Quotes: Sebastiao Salgado - 'From my Land to the Planet' 2014

September 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
"If you don't like to wait, you can't be a photographer." - Sebastiao Salgado, 2014, From my Land to the Planet, Contrasto Books. The first line of the book that hit me like a blue whale travelling at 30 knots. From here on, I know that this is a book that will guide me in my journey of photography.
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Snapshot #46

May 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Portra 160 with the Hexar AF. I need practice to find a consistent way to process and edit Kodak's Portra 160. It is an excellent film where I have seen fantastic results from other photographers, yet I am struggling with my results.
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Snapshot #45

May 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Technical Specifications: Nikon D3s, Nikon 105mm 2.8 AFD Micro
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Snapshot #44

May 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Finally got down to some close-up work in the past week. Sometimes when the light is right, things just fall into place much easier:) Technical Specifications: Nikon D3s, 105/2.8 AFD, RAW processed with Adobe Lightroom.
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Portraits with the Mamiya RZ67 Pro

April 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I finally had the time to bring the Beast out for a 1hr portrait session at the garden. Sitting on the Manfrotto tripod, the RZ67 Pro mounted with the Sekor 110/2.8 C lens, this setup is stunning. Many people give this camera the thumbs down due to the bulky dimensions, but I am one of the naysayers. This is an excellent camera. The way it works,...
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