SPP Alumni Outing @ Chinatown 14/12/2019

This SPP X Alumni event was organised and carried out by our own SPP members, Hamza and Lester.

Though it rained that day, the event managed to carry through smoothly with a total of 15 people, including our very own Alumni Mentors, Jasper and Sam

Jasper and Sam led the outing, taking the time to explain to the alumni about the various forms of street photography and interacting with them.

We hope that the event was a good experience and chance to practice their street photography and was worth their time.

Here is some insights from one of our participants:

The event was fun, I got to see some of the alumni that I haven't met in a long time, especially the coaches. 

I learned to accept the different ages of the various photographers as this outing's members consisted of both youths and seniors. The different age groups of people took different styles of their interpretation of street photography. I really learned to appreciate that. 

Overall, the event was good :)
- Michelle, SPP Alumni

We would like to thank those who put in the effort to plan this event, to have contacted the alumni and to carry out the event with them.

We would also like to express our gratitude for the alumni that agreed to turn up to this event and showed their keen participation!

SPP @ YMCA 28/9/2019

On this eventful Saturday morning, some of our SPP member volunteers gathered at the YMCA and anticipated the arrival of our students.

For many of us, this was the first time we would be working with secondary students with high functioning mentally disabled students.

Our day started off with a YMCA volunteer playing a complex game with us to allow us to better understand how these students we would be handling would feel.

We then were paired up with the special needs students from Tanglin Secondary School's Photography Club, and had a chance to interact with them through the hands-on phone photography tutorials and photo walk.

Here is some insights from one of our participants:

I enjoyed the event very much and I felt that it was an interesting event. From the event, I learnt that although there are people with special needs, they are still as human as we are, and that they did not choose to be born the way they are. This means that we should not treat them differently just because they have a disability. Very much like you and I, they breathe the same air we so and live on the same earth as we do.

 As for the event, it ran smoothly and there were no big issues with the special needs children. I'm sure all of us enjoyed the hands on activities. If ever there was such an event again, I would definitely participate again! 

-Wynn Tan @wynntansy

This event was definitely an interesting and meaningful, I'm sure all our SPP student volunteers have benefited, and grown from this experience.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards those who planed this event, the QMs for preparing the lesson plan for this event and last but not least, the student volunteers, Tanglin students and YMCA for allowing this event to carry through meaningfully !


The Singapore Polytechnic Photography Friday Funday is an SP Alumni event organised by our Vice President here at SPP, Mark Loh and featured a special guest, Eujin Goh.

Eujin Goh is the Managing Director at Broncolor Singapore and a photographer who has worked with many well known clients. He specializes in studio photography where the environment of the photos he takes are under controlled conditions. He was the speaker for this event.

This Friday Funday was hence about Studio Photography and the Various forms and types of Lighting. Eujin Goh explained about how the different qualities of light would affect the feeling photos portray.

Hard, soft and diffused lights were the terms introduced to participants. Mr Goh also went on to show pictorial examples of how these 3 different forms of light affected the same subject but created 3 very different feeling in each picture.

With a better understanding of how lighting affected photos taken, Mr Goh then busted out his Broncolor lights and pulled out a small studio set-up. He then proceeded to do a live demonstration of how the different light settings affected the details in the photos he took of our Alumni volunteers.

Here is some feedback from one of our participants:

The event was good and informative. It may have lacked a bit of enthusiasm, perhaps due to the audience being older. I would like there to be more audience interactions between talks. 

There were many lessons I learnt from this talk. Aside from photography skills, I also learn about the adult life from talking to the mostly older audience. I feel that this will be useful for my future.  

Overall, the event ran smoothly. Perhaps, in the future, there could be helpers sitting at each table. They would encourage participants to raise the questions that they might have to the speaker. 

Overall, the event was good :)

I believe that both the Student volunteers and the Alumni have benefit from this talk given by Eujin Goh.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude towards Mark Loh for planning this event, and Eujin Goh for planning this talk and coming to our event!

Special thanks to our student helpers and photographers; Hannah, Lester, Feng Mei, Amberlyn and Charlene.

CAMP GLITCH – Freshmen Orientation Camp 2019

This year's Freshmen Orientation camp for our club was a huge hit!

We would like to applaud the many efforts of our SPP FOC Organizing Committee, Game Masters, Group Leaders and last but not least, each and every participating camper. The camp has been a success because of each and everyone of these individuals.

This camp featured many interesting photography related activities and games such as our photo walk and photo hunt.

Here is what some of our campers had to say :

YES I LOVED CAMP!  The whole camp really seemed great to be honest, and if I had to choose, the best part of camp would be the Photograph Hunting Game . I felt that it was when the bonding really started. As we walked around finding the cones, we had the time to interacted with each other and liven the atmosphere. Through that I personally felt that I really got to know my team members a lot more and felt a connection was developing between us.  With music being player through a portable speaker that I brought along, the long and deep conversation I had felt like it was the best part of camp. One memorable thing about camp was a Clorox looking water bottle that one of my fellow group members brought along. It was iconic and a prop that our Group Leaders used to remind everyone to drink enough water ! 
-Jorge Tham , @jor.gege

I enjoyed the camp a lot. I found the Angel and Devil game the most fun activity as everyone was involved and it was a very exciting game. The most memorable thing about this camp was that my team and I all thought we wouldn't win anything because we had lost the Solve the Murder Game, which had the most points. We all went to the Prize Presentation Ceremony thinking  we wouldn't win anything. However, with a sudden change in luck, we somehow managed to win the CHAMPIONSHIP!  We were all very happy and amazed. This is one of the most interesting and fun camp I've ever been to! 
-Ong Wan Qing @qing__ong

We hope that all our other campers enjoyed this camp as much as Wan Qi and Jorge! We hope it was a memorable two days well spent!

A special thank you to our camp's photographers Feng Mei, Hamizan and Mark!

Also, a special thank you to our alumni, Zian Hui, who filmed and put together a wonderful camp video!

Bonding Day 2017

On 24th June 2017, we held our CCA’s Bonding Day at Sentosa!

The bonding day is a great opportunity to allow freshies and previous batches (including the executive committee), to get to know each other, forge new friendships and learn new photography techniques from one another!

The concept of the bonding day is similar to how the Canon PhotoMarathon is run, where participants are given themes to capture and they have to be as creative as they can without using editing software.

Here’s what some of the participants had to say!

Although the outing didn’t have many people and the groups were really small, it was really fun! I got to meet really fun GLs and team members.

The activities were challenging too, I felt that the photo marathon was really fun and I got to learn more from my fellow team members and GLs.

– Stanley Cheah @stanleycheah • Bonding Day Participant, SPP Member

I really enjoyed myself at the bonding day. I felt that it was very well planned from the activities to the games, to the people stationed at VivoCity in the morning to guide us to the boardwalk.

I made many new friends and I felt that it has helped me bond with my group members and others as well.

I would definitely go for more outings as it is fun and I enjoy meeting new people.

– David Sim @david.syz • Bonding Day Participant, SPP Member

Photos by Cebeste, Mark, Nicholas and Shao Zun

CAMP ALPS – Freshmen Orientation Camp 2017

This year’s Freshmen Orientation Camp, Camp Alps held on 13 & 14 May 2017 was a massive success!

The camp allows new members, as well as current members (including the executive committee) to bond and forge new friendships!

Here’s what some of our members had to say!

The camp was definitely a great first experience for me as a Group Leader as it was full of exciting and memorable moments.

The games are well thought-out and exhilarating, making the camp a fun experience overall.

– Siew Wei Feng @swwif • Camp Alps Group Leader, SPP Secretary

I felt that the camp was very fun especially at the end, during the prize presentation. Most of the amazing race games were fun as well.

Overall, the camp was good! I managed to meet new people and the group leaders were really welcoming and friendly.

– Joan Wee @joanwee_ • Camp Alps Camper, SPP Member

SP Photography Club would also like to thank our alumni for coming back to help out with the camp!

SP Alumni CIP – Family Bonding 2016

On 17 December 2016, SPP Exco members went for a Community Involvement Project (CIP) by Yong-En Care Centre, held at Bukit Batok Civil Service Club.

This CIP was titled ‘Family Bonding 2016’, with the objective to bond families together through engaging activities, such as games and dessert making.

We would like to thank SP Alumni for inviting us, as well as for planning the event!

Here’s what Mark had to say about this event!

It was my first CIP together with the CCA. Overall it was a really enjoyable one. We went to Bukit Batok for a Family Bonding CIP organised by Yong-En Care Centre.

At first, I was slightly worried what I would be expecting, since I could not make it for the dry run held before the actual one. Upon arriving, we got into our ‘game booth’ groups, and I will try my best with whatever challenge/task was given to me.

When the families came in, it was full of laughter, fun and joy! It was really a heartwarming experience all in all, seeing the parents and their children having fun together and playing – thus allowing them to bond and feel loved.

Other than games, families also went on to make desserts which they could eat afterwards. They made a healthy wrap, and an fruity ice cream dessert.
All in all, I am thankful to have been given this opportunity to give back to the community, helping them, and also helping myself (by learning the values of appreciation and family bond) in the process.”

– Mark Loh, SPP Secretary (Sub-Committee)

SPIC & SPNAC – Photoshop/Lightroom Workshop

Collaborating with SP Infocomm Club and SP NYAA Ambassador Club for the Lightroom and basic photography workshop respectively, students that came managed to learn the basics of photography and editing skils they can employ for their own photography.

SP Photography Club is always ready to share what we know and we welcome more students to sign up for our future workshops!

Thank you to those that came for this and we hope to see you next time!

Canon PhotoMarathon 2016

On the 19th of November 2016, some of our SPP Exco members, as well as SPP alumni, signed up for Canon Photo Marathon 2016.

Held annually, Canon PhotoMarathon spans across ten countries, bringing together photographic talents from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Brunei.

The challenge was to create photographic masterpieces in line with the themes assigned under time pressure.

The themes chosen this year was ‘Vision’, ‘Kyosei’ and lastly, ‘#NoFilter + #NewPerspective + #SPACE’. They had a unique way of choosing each theme like turning the wheel or throwing a huge dice. It was a long and tiring event but we still managed to explore the area around Esplanade and some of us even went further just to achieve the shot we want.

We also managed to experiment different photography techniques like multiple exposure, long exposure and playing around with colour filters. Even if we didn’t manage to win any prizes, we definitely picked up a few tricks, tips and experimental photography techniques from each other and managed to bond as a team.

Here’s what Junwen had to say about the event!

Canon Photo Marathon 2016 was my first photography competition and I was very grateful to the club’s seniors and juniors that were there. The seniors who participated were very friendly to us. 

They guided us on the techniques we could use in taking our photos and taught us different ways to approach the themes that were given to us during the event. Besides teaching us, our seniors displayed leadership skills bringing us around the area getting us exposed to a wider variety of themes. 

There were also a few alumni who went for this event and they accompanied us around helping us along the way. For example, Ashley, Dan, Alvin and William Tan (former SP Photography Club’s President). Through this session, we bonded well as a group and I got to know the seniors and alumni better including my juniors. 

I have enjoyed my time during this event with them, picking up many useful tips and skills that I can put to use during photo taking and can’t wait to participate in the next year’s Canon Photo Marathon!

– Junwen, SPP Events (Sub-Committee)
Canon PhotoMarathon 2016

CAMP GALAXY – Freshmen Orientation Camp 2016

Our annual Freshman Orientation Camp, Camp Galaxy, was held during the June term break, on the 14th and 15th of June. The 2-day camp was a fun-filled, memorable one. We had a blast and would like to thank everyone for making Camp Galaxy possible.

A big thank you to the organising committee for planning this camp. Also, we would like to thank everyone who came to help, the GMs, GLs, GHs, logistics as well as the alumni who took time off their busy schedules to come back and help.

As a tradition, we wrapped up the whole camp by having an auction, where members use macaronis that they earn from playing the station games, night walk games and amazing race games. With the macaronis earned, they get to bid for mystery boxes which can either contain goods like snacks and treats or boxes that contain useless items like pebbles.

Thanks to all the campers for taking the time out to participate in this camp. We hope all of you had as much fun as we did! Ok let’s just move on to the pictures already! Also, do check out the video highlights of the camp taken and compiled by an alumni, Alvin, above or click here!

SPP & SPIC LinkedIn Workshop

SPP collaborated with SP Infocomm Club (SPIC) to organise a LinkedIn workshop, which was held on the 11th of May 2016. Students who signed up for the workshop learnt about LinkedIn and how to use them to enhance their online portfolio.

LinkedIn is a professional online social networking platform where we can build our own professional identity online.

During the first half of the workshop, SPIC introduced LinkedIn and its features to the attendees. On the later half, they were guided through on how to set up their own LinkedIn profile.

It was also the time when Ghee Yang, SPP’s training head, taught them how to take the correct profile picture for a LinkedIn profile. He mainly covered on choosing the right background, clothes and poses for their profile picture as well as the do’s and don’ts.

We received positive feedback from the attendees and really appreciate them paying close attention as well as practicing to set up their LinkedIn profile. We hope that everyone who attended the workshop benefited from it.

Last but not least, we thank all of you who attended and helped out during the workshop! Overall, the workshop was a success and we would like to thank SPIC for giving us the opportunity to collaborate. We look forward to having more collaborations in the future!