PHOTOWALK: Balestier

2h over 1 session

Course Description

Balestier has lived many lives from its origins as a sugarcane plantation to an entertainment hub, traces of which continue to linger side-by-side in the neighbourhood even today. Today, along the five-foot-ways and in the shophouses of various architectural styles lining Balestier Road, its main thoroughfare, are a mix of old and new businesses — in particular, restaurants famed for their bak kut teh and chicken rice, hole-in-the-wall shops from which waft the delicious aromas of freshly baked bread and freshly ground coffee powder, and hardware and furniture stores. 

Also present are several religious sites such as temples, some of which were set up to cater to the needs of workers on the sugar cane plantations, and a curious number of side streets named after places in Myanmar.

Join us for a photowalk exploring Balestier while learning about street photography, architecture photography, simple portraiture, and shooting during the beautiful evening “golden hour” and sunset. Participants are to bring their own cameras they are comfortable with; smartphones are suitable too.

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Workshop Fee

Amrita Chandradas (View Profile)

Next Dates
Sat 29 Jan 2022, 4pm to 6pm

Course Overview 

The class will meet at Balestier (the exact meeting point will be communicated to participants prior to the workshop date) for a guided shoot focused on the following:

• Street photography
• Architecture photography
• Simple portraiture
• Shooting during the evening “golden hour”
• Shooting at sunset
• Review of images in group sharing session

The workshop will also dismiss from the Keong Saik area.

Technical requirements
Participants are to bring their own cameras that they are comfortable with for this workshop. Smartphones are suitable as well. Tripods may be loaned from Objectifs, subject to availability.

[Phase 3] Covid-19 Health & Safety Advisory and Measures
Please note this photowalk will take place offline, in Balestier. The following measures will apply:

  • Participants must be fully vaccinated for this workshop as it is required of all entrants to Objectifs. Please show proof of full vaccination via the TraceTogether app or other official documentation. As part of the Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures, we are only able to admit individuals who have been vaccinated as of 1 Feb 2022.
  • Maximum class size of eight participants + one instructor
  • Participants to wear face masks throughout and to be seated at least 1m apart from each other
  • Instructors to wear face masks, or face shields are permitted while they are teaching and they must maintain a distance from the participants
  • In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases we seek your cooperation in informing us if: 1) you feel unwell or have a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection or 2) have come into contact with individuals or have household members who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who are currently serving Quarantine Order (QO) or Leave of Absence (LOA). We will contact you to make arrangements for your alternate participation in the workshop.

Please refer here for our full advisory on health and safety in light of Covid-19 and do not hesitate to contact us with further queries or concerns.