May Favourites



Oh my, we are exactly halfway through 2017! Happy 1st of June! If the first half of the year was bad for you, I hope you’ll end the other half of the year with a good one! Anyhoo, lets get started with the top selling cameras for the month of May!

Note: Cameras not placed in any order.

First up!

 Canon EOS 750D



Sony RX100M3


Nikon D5600

Canon G7X Mark ii


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April Favourites


Much apologies for the delay of our monthly favourites post! Scroll down to see the top 4 winning cameras for the month of April!

Note: Cameras not in any particular order




Olympus OMDEM10 ii

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Panasonic DMC-GF9

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Sony A6000

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Nikon A10

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Light up your Photography Portfolio

When it comes to photography, lighting is key in bringing something alive. Even when an object is already beautiful in itself, a perfect lighting set up would be able to bring out extraordinary images through the camera lens. Lighting does not mean a darker or brighter picture, it brings with it a whole lot more than that.

Try this! When you’re about to take a selfie, look for a light source of which could be the sun light for example. Take a selfie standing with light shining on you and take another one without. Which would you prefer?

Ideally your comparison pictures would turn out like this.

See how much lighting affects the result of your photos!?

However, to take it up another notch, it’s essential to know the proper use of a lighting set up especially when it comes to professional studio shoots!

It’s not anywhere that you get to learn from the professionals out there!

We are honoured to be partnering with Profoto in bringing to you a FREE lighting workshop conducted by Wesley Loh of Memphis West Pictures.

– We will be bringing you through the fundamentals of using different light shaping tools and
– off camera flashes to dramatically alter the mood of you photos.
– Wesley will also introduce the basics of lighting,
– and coupled with the practical shooting sessions, expect to leave this workshop with newfound knowledge that will take your photography to the next level.

Not to worry, Profoto lighting equipment will be provided.

However, all participants will need to bring along their own cameras and lenses.

You do not have to be a professional photographer to participate in this workshop. All are welcome to attend and learn a new skill to take your photography

To participate in this, do register in the link provided below!

Seats are filling up fast!
You can’t bend light. But you can shape it. 
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Be a part of the Singapore Instagram Community

I have recently chanced upon an article titled “Is Instagram the new gateway to photography?” And couldn’t help but strongly agree with the author. The very first app I click on my smartphone is not Facebook, it’s Instagram. Not to mention if you’re a photography advocate yourself, the Instagram app would appeal to you so much more. We all strive to perfect a photo. If it’s not Instagram worthy, where does it go to? Facebook, I would suppose. Well, I don’t know about you. But that goes for me.

I’m not going to dive too deep into the realms of social media. I just wanted to share how this app was able to bring together a community of people who share the same interest in photography in Singapore. Founder of @SGIG, Ivan also known as @phonenomenon on Instagram has garnered about 15K followers on his Instagram account, of which consists of mainly photography enthusiasts in Singapore.

SGIG – The Singapore Instagram Community

SGIG would host monthly meetups and photowalks where instagrammers of Singapore come together. It’s more of a social activity where people who share a common interest – photography come together. A typical conversation starter would go like this: “eh your photos very nice leh” or “what camera do you use for your instagram” or “wa how did you take this shot”

14/03/17: [REC] By Alan Photo had the honour to host their March meet up! Everyone had the privilege of famous fashion photographer – Mr Lance Lee who flew back to Singapore for a short trip, conduct a studio beauty photography workshop for a maximum of 50 participants!

The workshop conducted by Lance was definitely an insightful one as we received so much positive feedback from the attendees! You can watch it Live on our facebook page at








Trust me when I say that these people are a fun bunch! Everyone were so warm and welcoming. It’s definitely worth it when you get to have fun and learn from others at the same time.

For more info about their monthly meetups and gatherings, don’t forget to follow their Instagram page @SGIG

If you have not created an Instagram account, I would believe it’s time you do 😉

PS. Don’t forget to follow us too @alanphoto_sg & @recbyalanphoto



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March Favourites

A big fat hello to the month of April! You know what that means!

Last month was a month filled with loads of new cameras entering into the market! And not to mention, the annual IT show held over at Suntec City. But which ones did our customers loved the most? Read on to find out!

Note: Products not arranged in any particular order

Go Pro Hero 5

Sony Alpha 6000 Kit

Casio TR80

Have you read our blogpost on the Casio TR80? If not, you can do so here!

& there we have it! The 3 top sellers of the month of March! Stay tuned for April’s favourites!

February Favourites

The shortest month of the year has come to an end! Yes ladies and gents, we are 1/4 done with 2017!


Nevetheless, lets welcome the month of March with last month’s top favourite products!

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Favourite Cameras of Feb 2017: 

Nikon D5600

Canon G7X Mark II


Sony A6000


(not in any particular order)


Favourite Lens of Feb 2017: 


Canon 16-35mm f2.8 MIII


Sony SEL 16-35mm F4


Nikon 200-500mm

(not in any particular order)

Tune in next month as we reveal March’s favourites! Take a guess on which camera and lens will make it to our list! Did YOUR camera/lens make it to Feb’s list? Comment down below on what kind of posts you’d like us to blog about!


Also, we have recently opened a new outlet at Raffles City! Do check it out! 


Opened daily from 10am-10pm 

252 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179103

+(65) 6883 0922 


Make March an amazing one!


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Get work done in a jiffy with Tethertools


Tethered photography can play a crucial role in terms of efficiency for many professional photographers. What is tethered photography, you may ask.

A tethered photography workflow allows images you capture to be transferred and saved directly onto one’s computer’s hard drive. The tethering software will then display the images on the larger computer/tablet screen captured by you for a clearer and closer look. Basically, tethering can help you get the perfect photo in fewer shots, as having images shown on a larger screen is a great way for you and your clients to spot issues with focus, lighting, posing or composition quicker, and thus enhancing efficiency in your photo works.

Now, everyone wouldn’t need to be crowding around your camera’s tiny LCD screen to view the image you’ve taken. Your client can view images instantly on the bigger screen as you capture them.


A long list of Benefits to Shooting Tethered:

  • View images on a large monitor as you shoot
  • Instantly see images at full resolution
  • Check critical focus, composition, styling, etc.
  • Adjust lighting and camera settings more quickly and easily
  • Control camera settings and remote trigger from connected device
  • Share images with art director/client on site or remotely
  • Collaborate more effectively with assistants, stylists and subjects
  • Tag, rate, compare and share images while you shoot
  • Share images on multiple devices
  • Back up files to hard-drive while shooting
  • Move images from laptop to desktop in an instant
  • Reduce the chance of image loss



Get efficient with Tethertools!





A wide range of TetherTools products are available at [REC] By Alan Photo! Make your way down to our studio outlet and test it out for yourself!

Ring us at +(65) 63843592 

114 Lavender St, CT Hub2 #01-36 Singapore 338729


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