Alive Museum


We were supposed to go on staycation from 18 May to 20 May, but because clique is ever-so-fail in planning activities that involve more than 12hrs at a shot, we found out how tough it is to produce a nice picture at the Alive Museum.

Getting there itself was alr difficult. Amanda left her phone at home, and had to go back to get it, and then alighted at the wrong station, and ended up late by over an hour. So when we were late to meet hj, we blamed it on amanda hehe x: Then we were distracted every step of the way, shopping for clothes, stationery, etc. Walking from City Hall MRT to Suntec took us close to 1.5hrs. We almost gave up going to Alive Museum. 

Within the Museum itself, from before the photo is captured by the camera, up until the photo going on to social media, many difficult things have to be done.
1. It takes some imagination to decide what is a nice pose for the given backdrop, cos sometimes the signage don't make any sense.
2. Doing the pose itself is like undergoing rigorous training. We have to 蹲马步, do crunches, jump, stretch, pull, etc. While the picture doesn't show, there are times when we were trembling just to fulfil the picture cos our muscles are overstretched and it is hard to keep balance. And then hope that the person behind the camera gets it done in one shot. I admit I'm a huge culprit of arranging the camera multiple times, so Amanda and Christine end up having to hold in their awkz position for a long time /:
3. Arranging the camera is itself a problem too. The lighting is really harsh, and they place the spotlights at very bad angles such that the shadows and bright areas are super uneven. And these things pertaining to basic colours and angles can't be corrected in Photoshop. It has to be done right the first time.
4. Cos of the problem of lighting and angles, imagining how the picture would turn out post-processing is also impt. How much excess space is required to be captured to straighten the photo, how would the colours turn out based on the different combinations of settings? All these have to be thought through before actually taking the picture.
5. Finally, post-processing. As can be seen from all the above problems, a lot of work is required to edit the photos. While some photos went through crazy realignment processes to change the angles, these are the photos that underwent the most drastic changes in terms of colours;

I still have close to 200 photos from about seven or eight different rooms which I am too lazy to edit. I'll save it for next time (which probably will never come).