Cleaning out the clutter

This is the final instalment in a weekly series in which The Straits Times Picture Desk partners Samsung to capture moments of The Good That People Do

SINGAPORE - In a one-room flat in Chinatown, volunteers move bulky dressers, scrub the floor and slap on a fresh coat of white paint. They were helping retiree Siew Tuck Choon, 80, ensure his home is spick and span before his wife returns home after staying in a nursing home.

Mr Siew's flat is one of the almost 2,000 homes Project HomeWorks has spruced up since it began in 2006. Run by non-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity Singapore, it aims to clean up the homes of disadvantaged persons.

This photograph was shot with a Samsung Galaxy S9+. Its dual aperture (f1.5 and f2.4) automatically adjusts to any lighting conditions, be it day or night.

Using the pro mode, photojournalist Benjamin Seetor shot at an aperture of f/1.5, with an ISO of 50 to 500, and toggled the shutter speed between 1/50 and 1/90.

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Gracia Lee 

Benjamin Seetor

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'Helping hands'. Print Edition | Subscribe