Experience MO | The Architectural Wonder of Marina One
13 June 2022

Like a forest seamlessly weaved into the urban landscape of Singapore city, a trip down to Marina One is never complete without Instagram-worthy photos of our space!

Appearing as a plant-covered mountain rising into the Singapore skyline, our four-tower mixed-use building complex includes lush planting, green sky terraces and flora-covered public spaces, creating a brilliant green landscape into the heart of the city. To call Marina One an architectural masterpiece would be an understatement!

With an architectural design that is both forward-looking and environmentally friendly, it comes as no surprise that Marina One has also earned itself the Green Mark Platinum and LEED Platinum scheme–the most prestigious green building award.

Flaunting elegant design and futuristic architecture, Marina One is undoubtedly a hot favourite among Instagram photographers – both amateurs and pros alike. To help get your best photos, we’ve got some tips to get that picture-perfect shot. 

  1. Download a photo editing software/app

Basic photo editing tools like the ones mentioned below should be available in even simple editing apps. Although not all steps should be applied to every image, the steps you choose to make should be performed according to this guide!

  1. Straightening an Image

Try your best to capture horizontally/vertically aligned images. If you’re unable to do so, fret not – you can always straighten them up in post shoot.

  1. Cropping a Shot

Cropping your picture helps you feature only what matters to you. Compose your image to remove distracting elements around the edges of the frame while allowing you to reposition your subject.

  1. Spot Clean Images

You don’t want to be that guy who posts an image with visual specks of dirt and dust! So be sure to clean them off.

  1. Adjust White Balance

If you find your image’s tone displeasing or unnatural, tweaking the white balance fixes the overall colour tone to help solve this issue.

  1. Exposure & Contrast
  • Exposure: photos with low exposure could appear too dark, and photos with high exposure too bright. Yet, post shot exposure adjustments may also cause “noise” (a mottled look) to form. To avoid this, make sure to have good lighting in the space you’re shooting to avoid the need for exposure adjustments later on. 
  • Saturation: when it comes to contrast, high-contrast images display a full range of tones from highlights to shadows, creating a mood that is more serious or tense. On the other hand, low-contrast images have a smaller range of tones and display fewer shadows, creating a more light-hearted and calm atmosphere. Depending on the type of mood you want to create, striking a balance can help you achieve your intended outcome while ensuring that your subject is prominent but not unnaturally standout. 
  1. Colour Vibrancy & Saturation

Once your white balance is adjusted, further refinements to the colour of your image can be made using saturation and vibrancy tools. 

  • Vibrancy: increases colour intensity in neutral tones while maintaining colour intensity in bright colours. 
  • Saturation: this increases the intensity of all the colours in frame,  making bright colours pop, and giving your picture a more dramatic look and feel.
  1. Image Sharpening

Sharpening an image gives it a clean and crisp look whether it’s for social media or print. Balance your image sharpness adjustment to ensure they look extra fine without creating an unnatural effect to it.