Photography Courses Outline

Brief Overview of Pictorial Photography Courses Singapore

Ready to learn from the best photography mentors in Singapore? Pictorial offers a wide range of hands-on photography courses from the basic to the advanced level. A 6 Pax small class size means more personalized training and attention from our experienced photography instructors. Developed by Keith Low, Founder of Pictorial, 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 personally by Keith with over 20 years of experience. 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 more then 60 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.

Basic Level Courses

Basic Standard Course - City Discovery

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

2.5 hours Per Session, Total 10 hours

Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

Class Size: 6 Participants

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Group Training - $230

1 to 1 Training - $450, Bring additional partner at $135 per participant

    Basic Short Course - Nature Discovery

    1 Live Demo Theory Session + 2 Outdoor Practical Session

    2.5 hours Per Session, Total 7.5 hours

    Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

    Class Size: 6 Participants

    Photography Mentor: Keith Low

    Group Training - $198

    1 to 1 Training - $380, Bring additional partner at $114 per participant

      2 Session Basic Workshop

      1 Live Demo Theory Session + 1 Outdoor Practical Session

      5 hours total

      Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

      Class Size: 6 Participants

      Photography Mentor: Keith Low

      Group Training - $150

      1 to 1 Training - $280, Bring additional partner at $84 per participant

        Basic 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)

        Advanced Basic Level Courses

        Basic+ Photography - Urban Exploration

        4 Outdoor Practical Sessions

        2-3 hours Per Session, 9 hours

        Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

        Class Size: 6 Participants

        Photography Mentor: Keith Low

        Group Training - $250

        1 to 1 Training - $480, Bring additional partner at $144 per participant

          Advanced Basic 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 + Advanced Basic) Level Courses

          Journeyman Comprehensive Basic Course

          1 Live Demo Theory Session + 7 Outdoor Practical Sessions

          2-3 hours Per Session, Total 19.5 hours

          Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

          Class Size: 6 Participants

          Photography Mentor: Keith Low

          Group Training - $420

          1 to 1 Training - $800, Bring additional partner at $240 per participant

            Advanced Photography Courses

            Landscape Photography

            Duration: 3 Sessions, 7 hours total

            Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

            Class Size: 6 Participants

            Photography Mentor: Keith Low

            Group Training - $230

            1 to 1 Training - $380, Bring additional partner at $114 per participant

              Macro Photography

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

              Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

              Class Size: 6 Participants

              Photography Mentor: Keith Low

              Group Training - $230

              1 to 1 Training - $380, Bring additional partner at $114 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 $120 per participant

                  Travel Photography

                  Duration: 2 Sessions, 6 hours total

                  Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

                  Class Size: 7 Participants

                  Photography Mentor: Keith Low Or John Chee

                  Group Training - $180

                  1 to 1 Training - $350, Bring additional partner at $105 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?

                      Each participant will be guided personally by Keith or John

                      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 6 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

                      • Hi Keith, Thanks for your kind guidance & sharing your rich experience with us. This workshop boosted my confidence & your comments were really helpful during the workshops. Though I was playing around with the DSLR from last 8-9 years, this 3 day’s workshop gave me more understanding about the techniques & settings than those may years. As discussed, I will continue to put my effort to master the photography & will come back to you to get the constructive feedback & comments to further improve my skills.

                        RajeshCanon User
                      • My interest for photography has started 2 years ago when I joined the Pictorial photography class. The lessons are very practical and hands-on, conducted by Keith. After attending some basic and intermediate lessons, I see vast improvement – able to control my camera in manual mode and picture composition. My passion for good photography grew stronger ever and I pursued the Pictorial master class. I am glad to receive guidance from Keith as I work towards improving my photography skill to the next level.

                        John CheeCanon DSLR/Olympus Mirrorless 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 workshop was something above my expectation!!! I wanted to learn just the basics of picture shooting, but the workshop taught me "photography". I owned my DSLR about one year but never had a chance to participate workshops. But with my baby's arrival, I thought it is the time for me to learn the basics so that the pictures will be improved. The pictures I used take were snap shots and close-up shots of items that I wanted to upload to my blog. During the workshop, I learn how to control the color and the light that are really important for the photos. Moreover, it has taught me how to create the environment or the air in your photo, i.e. how to dramatize your photo. Of course, I'm still learning. But I hope one day I will take photos with a drama. There are no right or wrong in photography, but the basics will help you get the pictures you want!

                        Ms. Eriko KobayashiOlympus DSLR User
                      • We just bought our first DSLR recently, but all we know is just using the auto and scene mode, which turn out to be not as what we wanted it to be. Thanks to Keith, with his professional knowledge, patience and guidance, we are able to capture photos that we want with Full Manual. The workshop is simple to understand, yet comprehensive. It not only allow us to understand our camera better, but most importantly, to understand what causes a good photo... something that we have never thought of eg. composition, framing, shooting from different angles etc... We had lots of fun, and learnt a lot, even impressed our friends with our progress... Thanks again and we look forward to our intermediate workshop soon...

                        Alex, Ming Yang & Li LingNikon Users