Thaipusam outing

This is an amazing festival BUT

- it is very confronting - we will be watching the piercings, chanting and at times raw emotion of some of the participants
- it is very busy and loud
- light conditions can be tricky and it will be an intense 1 hour of photography for you

Ok now that's out of the way and if you are still keen then this is the plan

We will MEET at the corner of PETAIN and STURDEE Road , Little India at 8.20 am.
We will take a short walk to Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple on Serangoon Road.
There we will enter the temple and if it is the same as last year there will be tents set up. Here the participants are being prepared for their 3.1 km walk to the other temple.
They will have their piercings done, they will pray and usually there are some musicians and many other devotees.
Every time I have been we were able to freely walk amongst these people and most were happy to be photographed. It is still polite to ask for permission.
I usually give a family member of the participants which we photograph my business card and then they can contact me or look out for their images on my FB page. Many have been very grateful for this as the images mean a lot to them.

We will basically stay in the same area for 45 mins then we will leave the Temple and will photograph some of the participants as they start out on their walk on Serangoon Road.
After this you are welcome to follow the procession all the way to the second temple near River Valley. I won't be joining you as I need to open the shop.

You will need to wear long pants and a t shirt with short sleeves.

Please pack super lightly. The less the better.
Bring your fastest lens - prime lenses are great . Light is poor at times so a lens with a wider max aperture is good to have.
A focal length range of 35 - 100 mm is ideal.

Thu Feb 9, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM SGT
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Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, 397 Serangoon Road, 218123
Standard SOLD OUT $75.00
Venue Address
Petain Road Singapore
Please be at the corner of Petain and Sturdy at 8.20 am
Photography by Sandra Macheroux