By Kezia Tan; Photos by Valerie Lay
Heads up final-year students: As graduation draws close, it means your convocation photoshoots are around the corner as well.
While classic shots at Marina Bay Sands are always a safe option, try making your memories at some lesser-known locations — like our very own university.
We spoke to three in-house, NTU freelance photographers to get ideas for alternative photo spots within the school, because where better to commemorate the best years of your life?
Right below the HSS atrium lies a vibrantly coloured auditorium that you might not know about unless you’ve had lessons there.
Own the photo when you pose among the rows of canary yellow lecture theatre seats, in a wide shot taken from the bottom of the auditorium.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And if you’re tired of the curved, brown walls you see everyday on Instagram, try taking a Beatles-inspired zebra crossing shot, like Paris once did, on the road outside the Hive instead.
Just keep a look out for cars!
Located at B1 of the School of Art, Design and Media, the grey lockers near the staff room are probably something you walk past without a second glance.
They may not grab as much attention as the school’s well-loved grassy rooftop, but the symmetrical, rustic lockers offer a high-school vibe, and a great background for the perfect shot with your friends.
Hall 8-11 cluster walls
The red, pink and brown makes for a homely pop of colour in a backdrop, and distinguishes the cluster from the other halls — a bonus for anyone who has stayed in Halls 8 to 11 before.
And if you haven’t, the area still has potential for innovative shots in the nooks and crannies of the cluster.
You’re unlikely to have spent much time here in your actual schooling days, but who’s to say Yunnan Garden has nothing photo-worthy to offer?
Low-hanging tree branches make for interesting framing, while the Chinese pavilions, painted in classic dark green and bright red, add a tinge of the orient — because we’re NTU students, after all.