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Pictorial was founded by Keith in 2005. Since then Pictorial has been providing reliable and professional photography services for various government and private sector organisations both locally and internationally. Before Pictorial, Keith has worked in the corporate sector serving as a regional product trainer for Panasonic and moved on from Panasonic to Olympus as a product manager for Olympus.
Since at the age of 12, Keith has been an absolute enthusiast for photography. And for the past 29 years, he have owned 69 cameras, hundreds of different lenses from camera makers, which more then half of those are purchased by himself and others sponsored by camera makers.
Some of his personal favourites are the Fujifilm GFX50s, FujiFilm X100F, Canon 5D Mark IV, Leica M240, Fujifilm X-Pro1 & 2, Nikon D810/D850, Olympus E-M1, Sony RX1r II , Alpha A7s, Pentax K1 Mark II, K5ii & Ricoh GR. Hence Keith’s wealth of product knowledge span across all brands, such as Leica, Nikon, Fujifilm, Canon, Sony, Olympus Panasonic & Pentax.
Inspired by Keith’s enthusiasm in cameras, photography & mobile technology, opportunities was provided to him from numerous camera manufacturers such as Sony Asia Pacific, Olympus Imaging Singapore, Fujifilm Singapore, Nikon Singapore & Huawei Mobile, Zeiss Singapore representing the brands in areas such as photography workshops, product launches, sponsored image sampling, product training & seminars, product reviews and talks, photo walks, and beta product testing. Keith joined FujiFilm Singapore as the official X-Photographer from 2012-2017 after collaborating with Sony Singapore, which after he left and join Nikon Singapore as a Nikon School Photography Course Instructor till end of the year 2018.
As a corporate photography instructor, Keith has conducted product and photography courses in Singapore for esteemed brands & organisations such as Sony, Olympus, FujiFilm, Nikon School, Zeiss Singapore, Harvey Norman, Far East Organisation, CDAC, Chanel Singapore, SingTel, Sinda, Civil Service Club, Singapore Police Force, Raffles Institution, Chung Cheng High School, Singapore Institute of Management, Institute of Technical Education and The Singapore Army.
With his wealth of product knowledge and high level of technical expertise, Keith is frequently called upon by camera makers to provide his valuable opinions to the make of future cameras and assistance in starting their own photography courses.
As a private mentor, Keith has also trained over 16000 participants during various Pictorial outdoor photography course Singapore since 2005, With his never ending pursue of photography and technical knowledge, he has already conducted photography/product training for most of the camera dealers in Singapore representing various esteemed camera brands such as Sony, Olympus, FujiFilm, Nikon & Zeiss.
Keith runs the business aspects of Pictorial Photography Course Singapore, and due to his nature as a perfectionist he undertakes the role of a photography mentor in most photography courses to provide the best quality learning available.
During many brainstorming sessions in his ” sabbatical” trips to various photographic locations in Singapore and overseas, Keith realizes that the best way to guide photography to others would be to learn it in an outdoor environment, where conditions and photo opportunities are constantly changing.
Keith’s personal aspiration is to keep challenging himself to think out-of-the-box by taking artistically created pictures in every shoot. He would also love to ‘de-mystify’ of the technical aspects.
During the photography courses & classes, Keith demonstrates unique photography techniques, covering essential photography jargon and sharing his photography secrets discovered over his years as a professional photographer & mentor in an aspiring yet approachable manner, optimizing your learning process within a short time frame.
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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.
Taking the Comprehensive 9 sessions course was probably the best decision I've made in starting my journey in undergoing professional training. Under your guidance, I have shot in Full Manual mode since the day I got my DSLR and everytime I shoot, I get reminded of the tips that you would always provide and remind us about. Through your course, I managed to build a strong foundation in my photography skills which further enabled me to explore other means of photography. Thank you for always believing in me and encouraging me to believe in myself and in my abilities.
Our original plan is to just spend our Sunday morning doing the Fundamental Photography workshop. At the end of the workshop at noon; we were so pleased with the images that we had captured that we decided to continue immediately with the "Three-Day Photography Workshop" starting on the same afternoon. Though tired at the end of the day; we went home with a big smile on our face.
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!
After a long search, I chose Keith from Pictorial. I was astonished at the amount of time and preparation he put into his photography, he is both passionate and enthusiastic. I would recommend Keith to anyone out there who is looking to take their photography to a new level.
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...
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.
Hi, Yong Meng here wanna thank Keith and the rest of the students for the sharing session! Thanks for giving me a very positive first step towards the world of photography. Keith was very patient and I can recognize the effort he puts in for us. Thank you once again
As a totally fresh beginner with absolutely zero knowledge on digital SLR photography, I was very happy that after the 3-day workshop with Keith, I was shooting on full manual mode! The hands on approach enabled me to confidently go forth and continue experimenting, exploring and shooting on my own. I’m really pleased with the results I’ve been able to achieve with my photos post the workshop; even my family and friends are most impressed. It also helps knowing that I can always go back and ask questions and advice from Keith, who is most passionate about his art.
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!
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!!!
I was given a beginner photo course with Keith at Pictorial as a Christmas present. Up until I met him my camera was stuck on creative auto mode and the terms aperture and ISO could very well have been Swahili for all I knew. I loved snapping away, but simply did not have the foundations and guidelines in place to work with. I don’t think I’ve ever met someone with such a good combination of passion and knowledge about a particular field as Keith. Despite admittedly not always understanding the intricacies of the camera at first, I was captivated by Keith’s delivery and philosophy of ‘one click, one shot’. The range of information he gave about every type of camera out there made it obvious why he is hired by so many companies to test out their new cameras or for photo excursions etc. I enjoyed the group sessions, but my favorite was the fourth session that I had as a one on one. The night photography part. My pictures had previously always been shaky or my friends’ faces were that of ghosts, and I could only dream of making light trail and long exposure photographs. In only a single, one to one lesson, I covered night portraits, long exposure shots and made killer pictures using light drawing. As a follow up from each session, Keith sent me slides or messages with the settings needed for a particular shot which will definitely help me to practice until it becomes more second nature. It was a top-notch experience and I got so much out of it. After I’ve vamped up my current camera equipment from a Canon 600D to a FujiFilm X100F I will be getting back in touch with Keith to book more sessions. I simply couldn’t recommend anyone better. Thank you, Keith!