Thursday, 12 November 2015

Photoshoot for Onsight Climbing Gym Singapore

Photoshoot for Onsight Climbing Gym Singapore

Some time ago, my 3 beautiful nieces and my 3 lil ones went for a photoshoot for Onsight Singapore. Here are some of their shots.

Jump Shot!

A total of 10 children took part in this photoshoot. Faith is missing from this picture because she just simply didn't want to take this picture. Well, when the princess refuses to participate, no one can get her to.

Doing their warming up exercises before the climb.

Taking photographs of children can be very challenging because you simply got to "capture that moment". Luckily, we have a professional photographer around. 

Run, run as fast as you can.

Climbing the boulder.

The 3 little princesses just decided to take a rest from the photoshoot. 

 Gearing up and putting on the harness.

Check, check and double check. 

I love this below shot. The smile of my niece's face is simply beautiful. She seems to be pointing to where she wants to reach. 

The challenging part for the photographer is that he has to stand on a really tall ladder. It's really not easy for him. He has to stand by and wait for that right moment. Of course, most of the kids were just too busy having fun climbing. 

The moment doesn't seem quite yet. 

A better shot. 

Just the right moment, the right angle and the right smile. 

The moment of fear, captured. 
Emmanuel holding on and saying "help me, help me". He is so fearful that he forgot to stretch out his legs against the wall. 

At least the older one is trying to pose for a picture. 

 They had to play pretend for a birthday party. But they really got to enjoy the goodies and food. 

After a short break from the "party", they are back to climbing. 

This time, a more challenging wall and a more challenging task. They are suppose to climb up to the bag and get hold of pieces from a set of jigsaw puzzle. The team that completes the puzzle first, wins. 

A beautiful shot.

Faith really struggled for a long time to overcome her fear. She refused to climb initially because she said she was "very scared". We left her alone and allowed her to just sit and watch. 

Suddenly, she was "missing" and it was then that I realised that she was already up there. She had approached one of the belayers to request for a climb, all on her own. I'm so proud of her. Although she only managed to climb one panel high before "giving up" several times, she eventually was able to climb up half way up this wall. I must say that she was really brave. Given the fact that she is so small and "short", halfway up the wall is really very very very high for her. 

Looking at these pictures, I must say that children are natural climbers. You don't really need to teach them how to climb. They can just simply figure it out on their own. 

Just learning to overcome her fear. She is looking down to check how far she had gone up and making sure I'm around to "catch" her if she falls. 

Her look full of satisfaction that she finally did it. So proud of her.

Love the climbing posture of the children.

 Finally, a group shot just before we end the session.

 The photoshoot was successful as all the children had fun and were enjoying the climb. I had to thank my sister and her boyfriend, Stella and Shaun for helping to look after the kids during the photoshoot. 

Most importantly, what I really like about rock climbing is that it helps the children to: 

1) Build confidence
To believe that they can do it and to do it. Climbing up is in fact, an achievement on its own.

2) Learn to overcome their fears
Out of the 6 of them, 4 of them had a fear of heights. But eventually, they all tried and they reached their goals for they set for themselves.

3) Be Resilient
Willingness to try and to continue trying is what we want our children to learn. We constantly encourage them "to try" and to " try again". We give them reassurance and praises when they reach their target. But the important thing is that they must be willing to try and make that climb. It is this attitude that would help them succeed in the future. 

If your child have not tried rock climbing, you can seriously consider this activity during the holidays. 

However, if you are climbing up the high rock wall, you need a belayer (for safety reasons). So, make sure you call and check the availability of a belayer and the rates. 

Onsight Climbing Gym is the biggest indoor climbing gym

in Singapore. So, be it rain or shine or haze, you can still go


Location: 100 Guillemard Rd, 399718

Contact Number: 6348 8272

Opening Hours:
Mondays & Fridays: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 10:00am – 9:00pm

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