A monochrome summary of the #DBSMarinaRegatta

Pre-race — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

After photographing last year’s DBS Marina Regatta, I was delighted to be asked back again to this year’s event, alongside fellow friends and photographers, to document and show the fun everyone was having. It is a dream event to shoot for any photographer, which explains all the “big guns” (and small ones) seen at the event.

Besides the festive mood that made the Regatta such a joy to photograph, our clients also took fantastic care of us, down to the nitty-gritty details. They even designated a rest area, complete with power extensions to charge our phones and devices, which are so critical during a fast-paced event like this, for us. The catering was exceptional, just like last year’s Regatta. There was a heavy downpour that nearly put paid to our thoughts of photography on the second day, but the kind folks from DBS quickly answered our requests for ponchos and umbrellas, and we were off again. Amazing.

For that, we have to thank the kind folks like Fen at DBS, as well as Weili, who not only photographed the event with us, but also coordinated with the client. All that effort made us work even harder.

Here are my results, on the DBS Marina Regatta 2014, a black-and-white view. Here’s looking forward to next year!

Youths — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Paddlers analysing their previous race  — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Fierce competitors of the Asian Drum Challenge — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Untitled — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Untitled — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Untitled — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Untitled — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

Hello — Singapore, 2014. © Callan Tham.

You can see more by searching for the hashtag #dbsmarinaregatta on Instagram. And yes, I’m on Instagram too, where all my shots from the event are posted. This young dinosaur is still trying to move with the times.
Equipment note: All photos in this post were taken with the Sony RX10. With some exceptions, that camera was probably made for events like these. A more detailed note about that soon.

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