Courses Outline

Brief Overview of Pictorial Courses

Ready to learn from the best photography mentors in Singapore? Pictorial offers a wide range of hands-on photography courses from the amateur to the advanced level. A small class size means more personalized training and attention from our experienced photography instructors. Developed by renowned photographers and training experts, our practical photography courses and workshops accelerate your learning and train you to be the photographer you’ve always wanted to be.

Every participant will be guided by an experienced team of photographers with over 20 years of experience. Head Trainer Keith has collaborated with renowned camera makers such as Sony Asia Pacific, Fujifilm Asia Pacific, Olympus Imaging, Nikon, Gitzo Tripods, Manfrotto Bags, Nisi Professional Filters and Zeiss Lenses and even mobile makers such as Sony & Huawei on product reviews, sample images taking, product beta testing, guest photography speaker and has trained most camera stores in Singapore representing renowned camera makers in various camera products.

Previously a regional trainer and product manager in leading Japan MNCs for 12 years and currently a full time professional photographer covering local and international projects, Keith owns 59 various brand of cameras including his favorites such as Fujifilm X-Pro1 & 2/X-T1, Nikon D800, Pentax K series, Ricoh GR, Olympus E-M1, Sony Alpha A7s & Leica M240 together with a fleet of lenses purchased by himself , hence he is also extremely well versed with different camera models from different brands.

His credentials and portfolio makes him the best experienced photography mentor available locally. Be assured that you will be provided with the best in your photography learning experience.

Beginner Level Courses

Beginner's Standard Course - City Discovery

1 Indoor Theory Session + 3 Outdoor Practical Session (Incl. Night Photography)

2.5 hours Per Session, Total 10 hours

Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

Class Size: 7 Participants

Photography Mentor: Keith Low / John Chee

Group Training - $320 (Promotion: Now $280 Only)

1 to 1 Training - $500, Bring additional partner at $250 per participant (Promotion: Now $400, Bring additional partner at $200 Only)

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    3 Sessions Short Course - Nature Discovery

    1 Indoor Theory Session + 2 Outdoor Practical Session

    3 hours Per Session, Total 7.5 hours

    Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

    Class Size: 7 Participants

    Photography Mentor: Keith Low / John Chee

    Group Training - $250 (Promotion: $220 Only)

    1 to 1 Training - $400, Bring additional partner at $200 per participant (Promotion: Now $300, Bring additional partner at $150 Only)

      1 Session Crash Course

      1 Session (Theory Part + Outdoor Hands-on Session)

      3.5 hours total

      Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

      Class Size: 7 Participants

      Photography Mentor: Keith Low / John Chee

      Group Training - $60

      1 to 1 Training - $120, Bring additional partner at $60 per participant

        Beginner Topics Covered

        Key Focus 1: Understand your camera, lenses & accessories, choosing the right camera and equipment

        Key Focus 2: Basic understanding in photography composition & techniques

        Key Focus 3: Aperture/Shutter/ISO, basic control, your camera in full manual

        Key Focus 4: Basic light control, obtaining proper exposure

        Key Focus 5: Basic Depth of Field control and understanding

        Key Focus 6: Applying various photography composition, and lines in photography

        Key Focus 7: Enhancing knowledge in light control, understanding light metering

        Key Focus 8: Usage and understanding pros and cons of photography techniques

        Key Focus 9: Understanding light; Quantity vs Quality

        Key Focus 10: Depth of Field Control, when it is required.

        Key Focus 11: Demystifying Night Photography (Only For Night Photography)

        Key Focus 12: Using your flash the correct way (Only For Night Photography)

        Intermediate Level Courses

        Intermediate Photography - Urban Exploration

        4 Outdoor Practical Sessions

        2-3 hours Per Session, 9 hours

        Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

        Class Size: 7 Participants

        Photography Mentor: Keith Low / Alan Tan

        Group Training - $320 (Promotion: Now $280 Only)

        1 to 1 Training - $500, Bring additional partner at $250 per participant (Promotion: Now $400, Bring additional partner at $200 Only)

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          Intermediate Topics Covered

          Key Focus 1: The ultimate photographer’s tool : Imagination

          Key Focus 2: Strengthening of topics covered in basic

          Key Focus 3: A 2 dimension picture

          Key Focus 4: Further understanding in light exposure, in various condition

          Key Focus 5: Handling tricky lighting situation

          Key Focus 6: Bringing Emotions in Pictures

          Key Focus 7: Cultivating the eye for photography

          Key Focus 8: Understanding and using zone focusing techniques in street conditions

          Journeyman (Basic+Intermediate) Level Courses

          Journeyman (Beginner's+Intermediate) Course

          1 Indoor Theory + 7 Outdoor Practical Sessions

          2-3 hours Per Session, Total 19 hours

          Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

          Class Size: 7 Participants

          Photography Mentor: Keith Low / John Chee & Alan Tan

          Group Training - $480 (Promotion: Now $450 Only)

          1 to 1 Training - $800, Bring additional partner at $400 per participant (Promotion: Now $650, Bring additional partner at $375 Only)

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            Advanced Photography Courses

            Landscape Photography

            Duration: 3 Sessions, 7 hours total

            Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

            Class Size: 7 Participants

            Photography Mentor: Alan Tan

            Group Training - $250

            1 to 1 Training - $400, Bring additional partner at $200 per participant

              Macro Photography

              Duration: 3 Sessions, 2 hours per session, 6 hours total

              Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

              Class Size: 7 Participants

              Photography Mentor: Keith Low

              Group Training - $230

              1 to 1 Training - $350, Bring additional partner at $175 per participant

                Product Photography

                Duration: 3 Sessions, 2 hours per session, 6 hours total

                Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

                Class Size: 7 Participants

                Photography Mentor: Keith Low

                Group Training - $280

                1 to 1 Training - $400, Bring additional partner at $200 per participant

                  Travel Photography

                  Duration: 2 Sessions, 6 hours total

                  Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

                  Class Size: 7 Participants

                  Photography Mentor: John Chee

                  Group Training - $200

                  1 to 1 Training - $300, Bring additional partner at $150 per participant

                    Masterclass Overview

                    Masterclass

                    12 Outdoor Practical Sessions Including Photo Critique Sessions

                    2-3 hours per session

                    Twice Monthly - One weekday night, One weekend day

                    Group Training - $700

                    1 to 1 - $1350

                    Photography Mentor: Keith Low

                      Frequently Asked Questions

                      Who Will Be My Photography Mentor? The Best of Both Worlds.

                      Each participant will be guided personally by experienced and renowned photographers, including Keith Low, Founder of Pictorial. Keith has collaborated with renowned camera makers such as Sony Asia Pacific, Fujifilm Asia Pacific, Olympus Imaging, Nikon, Gitzo Tripods, Manfrotto Bags, Nisi Professional Filters and Zeiss Lenses on product reviews, sample images taking, product beta testing, guest photography speaker and has trained all major camera stores in Singapore representing renowned camera makers in various camera products. Previously a regional trainer and product manager in leading Japan MNCs for 12 years and currently a full time professional photographer covering local and international projects, Keith owns 58 cameras including his favourite The Leica M. He is also well versed with different camera models from different brands. His credentials and portfolio make him one of the top photography mentors available locally, and you will be provided with the best in your photography learning experience.

                      Other photography mentors include experienced and sought-after photographers like Aundry Gan, Albert Chua, and Thomas Lim.

                      Why Pictorial Doesn’t Have Editing or Post Processing In Our Course Module?

                      Pictures are created by the photographer’s intention, it should not be purely an end product of an editing software. Ever since Pictorial started guiding students in our photography courses, post processing techniques via editing software were kept out of reach for our participants. Understanding photography techniques via full manual level of control and not P/A/S modes, camera systems and lenses, correct usage of filters & understanding nature of lighting will replace the need of going through any editing process for one picture. We live in a digital age where even our mobile phone could do some simple photography editing tasks, so using software editing could be a much easier task compared to using experiences which most of the people do not have in photography. However using experience instead of a software although tiring, could give you a marvellous sense of satisfaction. In Short, it is our holistic way of practicing photography.

                      I Feel Safer Signing Up With Pictorial. If There Is Only My Sign-up In A Particular Date Which I Sign Up For, Will Pictorial Postpone It?

                      We are busy, you are as well, we believe that as long as a Pictorial student has already signed up for a course which even though has insufficient participants, we should continue in conducting the course. It’s our way of showing you our appreciation for trusting us with your precious time for the course and signing up with us. This redefines standards, in common photography course practices by other courses vendors. So officially there is only a 1 minimum participant requirement in our Course, Lessons, Class, Workshop & Guided Field Trip. Keith will continue to conduct the Photography Course, Lessons, Class & Workshop even when there is at least 1 participant, unless it is due to unforeseeable wet/bad weather conditions.

                      I Hate Indoor Sessions, Will There Be Too Many Indoor Sessions?

                      A proven formula, this is the way Keith has practiced since he started photography! Keith believes that the best way of gaining photography understanding is through practical experiences, e.g.; when you attend a driving course, how many theory and practical will you have to go through. The answer is there, Maximum practical and less theory. Gaining photography techniques or brushing up your photography level is to go outdoor and practice that in our opinion is the best way to learn and gain experiences Instead of reading on photography books, signing up online photography course or spending endless nights on browsing photography related contents through the internet. You can’t have too much theory sessions as photography is not done by taking down notes in classes. To understand photography, gaining real shooting experiences outdoor, you need to go out there and see how lighting changes, understand the characteristics of your camera/lenses and see the fault within yourself thus rectifying it.

                      I Need To Reschedule due to Personal Commitments!

                      Have problem with one of your Courses, Lessons, Classes & Workshops registered dates? No worries, we are fully flexible, you may reschedule your missed photography session infinitely. Just make sure you inform Keith at least 3 hours before course commencement.

                      Will It Be Overly Crowded Per Photography Session?

                      In Pictorial, we value quality training, so every session will be capped at 8 participant per session, now you can truly enjoy your photography session and interact more with your photography mentor.

                      After My Photography Course, Can I Still Speak To Pictorial For Photographic Related Advises?

                      Of Course You May! To Pictorial, you are friends to us rather than just customers so after the course assistance will still be given to you. Simply call up, WhatsApp, email or SMS Keith anytime.

                      Testimonials

                      • Firstly thank you for an enjoyable, informative and excellent day yesterday - value for money and worth every penny. My son was so enthusiastic about it that when I dropped him off to school, we took the camera and he got some action shots on the road!!!

                        Jayant & SonSony Alpha DSLR User
                      • Hi Keith I am back home now and want to thank you for the memorable photography course. You have given me invaluable tips on how to create stronger photographs and I hope I will improve. Here is a link to one of my videos with my photographs that I took during the course. It's just a slideshow I created on iPhoto: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK8r36g8nlQ). You were right - I could have got some wonderful photos of star trails in Bintan Island as the moon was so bright. However, I wasn't even getting clear photos of the moon. It used to smudge in the photographs and I am not sure why! So I didn't get a single good picture of the moon or any star trails :( The night photographs of Singapore turned out brilliant and I have only you to thank for it! :D Wish you a happy holiday season and do keep in touch!

                        Shaili PoddarCanon DSLR User
                      • Dear Keith, Thanks for your guidance this far in my first try in DSLR/DSLT camera. You've been very professional and patient in your teachings. I really appreciate your commitment to make sure I learn somthing from you at the end of each session. :) I've uploaded some of the pictures taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Fort Canning for viewing. Cheers!

                        Thomas CheeSony SLT User
                      • The first thing I had on my mind after coming to Singapore was to find a good short term photography course. In fact, I was in this quest since a very long time. I always enjoyed my photography but somewhere back in my mind I had this urge to be better. I knew that special something was definitely missing. I started focusing on the technicalities of photography, discussed on various forums, but still wasn't satisfied. Amongst various courses/workshops available in Singapore, Pictorial's course contents and teaching methodology was exactly what I was looking for. Actually, more than course contents, I was interested in adequate personal attention from a professional photographer. The advanced photography workshop was a big confidence booster for me. I was really very impressed by the thought process and passion for photography of Master Keith. I consider myself fortunate to get a chance to do the Master's course under the guidance of Keith. Over these past few months, I have learned a lot of new techniques and "do's" & "don'ts" of professional photography. Still a lot to learn though. I am getting better at photography, day by day. Thank you Keith, for showing me the direction towards what I want to achieve out of my photography passion. Sincerely Yours

                        Saurabh BagkarNikon DSLR User
                      • I was very pleased with my workshop, I am better able to understand how to effectively use my camera and what all the settings really mean. I also picked up great tips on how to take a better photo. I would definitely recommend pictorial workshops for anyone interested in improving their photography no matter their skill level.

                        NatashaCanon User