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If you have been to Jewel Changi Airport, you would have taken a picture against the grandeur of the HSBC Rain Vortex. But to make your photos truly stand out, surprise your friends and Instagram followers by showing them a new side to the iconic waterfall and attractions. From shooting from different floors in Jewel, to using different modes on your iPhone camera, and making use of architectural features to create stunning and Instagram worthy shots, don’t miss out on our tips to picture the best spots in Jewel!
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1. Make use of architectural features
The HSBC Rain Vortex might just be one of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore. The next time you’re at Jewel, observe the environment around you. You can make use of architectural features that can change the perspective of your shots in interesting manners! From glass panelling, net railings, or from other Changi attractions like the foliage at the Shiseido Forest Valley, manipulate your images and present a different side of the HSBC Rain Vortex to the world!
2. Play around with the effects on your iPhone
If you were to explore the various camera features on your iPhone, you might be surprised with the results! Your iPhone camera comes with a full suite of camera effects that can help you create interesting yet stunning takes of the HSBC Rain Vortex, and other parts of Jewel. Try playing around with your iPhone’s panorama feature to create warped and trippy-looking images, or with the aperture settings for a dramatic, low-light image of the HSBC Rain Vortex at nighttime.
3. Rediscover nature’s beauty at the Shiseido Forest Valley
With sunlight streaming through the glass dome at Jewel, take a walk around the Shiseido Forest Valley—that spans from level 1 of Jewel right up to level 4—to capture the tranquility of nature. Regardless of the type of photos you like to take, the Shiseido Forest Valley is perfect for landscape and nature shots. Play with the depth of field to make your subjects pop or use a wide-angle lens to capture the expanse of the valley. Also try shooting from different floors such as from the Canopy Park to accentuate the valley-like qualities of the area, which makes for a harmonious yet dramatic image! There’s never an end to all the amazing shots to uncover here at Changi Airport.
4. Make use of leading lines
Ever looked at an image and realise your eyes are being drawn from one element to another? That’s the leading line technique at work. Leading lines make use of features such as trees, window panes, and pathways to create subtle lines that lead your eyes in specific directions. Implement this principle into your photos of Jewel to frame your subject in unique manners, while also highlighting the beauty of Jewel. There are in fact many leading lines in Jewel, for instance, the roof itself presents one gigantic grip for you to play around with. These styles make for great wedding photo ideas – it’s no wonder Jewel is one of best spots for wedding photoshoots in Singapore.
5. Gram on-the-go with these walkways, lifts and escalators
Some of the best photos are taken at the most unsuspecting places – against the pristine interior architecture of Jewel, even the most ordinary places become a photo opportunity. Play with perspectives as you strike a pose along the walkways, lifts and even the escalators! The best part, you can find them anywhere and everywhere, scattered across the complex. These seemingly ordinary spaces turned Instagram-worthy spots will give your followers a fresh perspective of your feed.
6. Take pics as you play at Canopy Park
Turn every moment of fun into a memorable photo opportunity at Canopy Park. The colourful and dynamic attractions act as the perfect backdrop to capture feelings of joy and excitement. Hop onto the Changi Airport’s famous bouncing nets for that perfect jump and use the reflections in the Mirror Maze for some trippy pictures. Be sure to also play around with the saturation and vibrance of your images to make the colours pop and your images will be sure to stand out on your friends and followers’ Instagram feeds!
7. Capture the unassuming charm of the link bridges that connect Jewel and Terminals 2 and 3
While everyone is busy snapping pictures at the iconic HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley, make a beeline for the link bridges connecting Terminals 2 and 3 and Jewel. The monochromatic colour scheme of this underrated photo spot creates a modern and urban look that is guaranteed to give your photos that extra edge. Try to find symmetry in your photos and use the reflections off the floor! For greater stability, why not invest in a handy monopod?
If you think you’ve seen all that Jewel Changi Airport has to offer, think again. From your camera lens, you’ll find that there’s many more interesting perspectives to be captured. So what are you waiting for? Plan your photoshoot and head down to Jewel, one of the most Instagrammable places in Singapore! And while at it, read our fun facts about Jewel Changi and enjoy a more experiential shoot.
If you need some guidance, sign up for the free Apple Photo Walk at Jewel – have the staff show you around the various attractions as they teach you tips and tricks on how to use your iPhone to take beautiful pictures.
Remember to tag #ChangiAirport and #JewelChangiAirport to your photos and we can’t wait to see those amazing shots from you!
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