Daily pooja ceremony held at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Singapore. Pooja is a way of worshiping the Hindu deities. It involves prayers, offerings, blessings and sacrifices. The ritual is performed by a Hindu priest.
Photography tips and equipment:
I used two Fujifilm XE-2 cameras. What can I say, I love Fujifilm camera so much that I owned two XE-2, one black and one silver. The lenses I used are Fujinon XF18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS and XF55-200mm f3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. There are many low light situations throughout this documentation. I shoot on free hand. Tripod is not very conducive in this situation. I moved around a lot. Flash light is totally a no simply not to be rude to flash on someone who is in thoughts and prayers. Therefore I have used a few high ranging ISO including ISO4000 for some photographs. It is an astonishing outcome from XE-2 that these photographs with such high ISO do not produce much noise. In general, I would always keep my ISO to maximum 800. The long lens, 55-200mm is also perfect in this situation to avoid being too intrusive in people’s privacy. Its a religious ground and being respectful is important.