Basic Photography Course
“Photography 101”

Good Photography Starts Here

Basic Photography Course Introduction

Welcome to the fascinating world of photography, where moments are frozen in time and memories are transformed into visual art. Whether you’re an aspiring enthusiast or a complete beginner, learning the basics of photography opens up a whole new realm of creativity and self-expression. In this introductory guide, we will embark on a journey to unlock the secrets behind taking captivating photographs and understanding the essential principles that govern this beautiful art form.

Photography is more than simply pressing a button on a camera; it’s an art that allows us to convey emotions, tell stories, and capture the beauty of the world around us. With each click of the shutter, we have the power to freeze a fleeting moment, immortalizing it in an image that can be shared, cherished, and enjoyed for years to come. Whether it’s a stunning landscape, a candid portrait, or a vibrant cityscape, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can capture through your lens.

This journey begins by understanding the fundamental elements of photography. Light, composition, and timing are the building blocks of all great photographs. Light, in particular, plays a crucial role in shaping the mood, emphasizing details, and creating visual interest in your images. By learning how to manipulate and work with light, you can add depth, drama, and a touch of magic to your photographs.

Looking for a longer course? Check out our  8 Sessions Comprehensive Photography Course, “Journeyman”.

Throughout this journey of learning basic photography, we will explore various camera techniques, and equipment essentials, to enhance your images further. We will delve into the world of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, unravelling the mysteries of exposure and depth of field. We will also discuss different types of cameras, lenses, and accessories to help you choose the right tools for your photographic endeavours.

Remember, photography is a continuous learning process, and even the most seasoned professionals continue to discover and grow with each click of the shutter. So, whether you’re capturing cherished memories, documenting the beauty of nature, or exploring your creative side, learning the basics of photography will empower you to see the world through a different lens and capture it in a way that is uniquely your own.

Get ready to embark on an exciting journey where you’ll uncover the art, science, and joy of photography. Let’s unlock the potential of your camera, ignite your imagination, and embrace the world of visual storytelling. Welcome to the enchanting world of basic photography!

Composition is another essential aspect of photography that can transform an ordinary scene into an extraordinary image. It involves arranging the elements within the frame to create a visually pleasing and balanced composition. Understanding concepts such as the rule of thirds, leading lines, and symmetry will empower you to create visually striking photographs that draw the viewer’s eye and evoke a sense of harmony.

Timing is everything in photography. Knowing when to press the shutter and capture that decisive moment is what sets apart an average photograph from a remarkable one. Whether it’s capturing the perfect expression on a subject’s face, freezing a bird in mid-flight, or capturing the vibrant colours of a sunset, mastering the art of timing will allow you to seize those fleeting moments that make for truly extraordinary photographs.

Topics Covered

SG Botanic Garden (Theory)

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Approaching learning in the correct direction
  • Brief history and evolution of photography
  • Different sensor sizes and their impact on making a picture (Full-Frame vs Crop Sensor)
  • Understanding Photography Jargon (E.g. Shutter/Aperture/ISO/White Balance & their application
  • Types of cameras: DSLR, mirrorless, point-and-shoot
  • Camera components and their functions
  • Camera settings: aperture, shutter speed, ISO & their relevance in photography composition
  • Rules in composition and framing
  • Understanding Focal Length

SG Botanic Garden (Practical I)

  • Camera handling and settings
  • Familiarize yourself with camera controls
  • Optimising your camera settings for better picture and learning purposes
  • Depth of field control
  • The correct approach to getting a properly exposed picture
  • Learning Shift-Focus technique
  • Applying basic composition techniques for better results
  • Experimenting with different angles and perspectives
  • Using ideas to make better pictures

Fort Canning Park (Practical II)

  • Applying points learned in 2nd session
  • Further learning in using appropriate focal length
  • Black & White vs. Color Settings
  • Filling the frame in photography
  • Exploring reference lines and symmetry to enhance the composition
  • Perspective in photography
  • Q&A

Boat Quay (Night Photography)

  • Understanding Night Photography
  • Challenges and opportunities of shooting in the dark
  • Types of night photography: cityscapes, night portrait
  • Camera Settings for Night Photography
  • Adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Managing noise in low-light environments
  • Stability and reducing camera shake using a tripod
  • Long exposure techniques – Creating artistic effects with light painting
  • Introduction to EV stops calculation aka exposure triangle

Basic Photography Course Details

Course Fees

Group Format Course Fee – $350/Participant For 4 Sessions


1 on 1 Private Format Course Fee – $600 For 4 Sessions, Bring A Partner At $300/Partner.


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No. of Sessions

  • 1 Theory + 3 Practical Sessions

Course Schedule


Group Format Course Availability

  • Every Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday at 11 am or 2 pm
  • Night Photography Practical Lessons from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

1 on 1 Private Format Course Availability

  • Daily From 11 am – 6 pm (Except Tuesdays & Saturdays)
  • Night Photography Practical Lessons from 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm


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Key Areas Of Photography Covered

Camera Settings | Photography Functions | Lenses Understanding | Good Composition Rules | Story Telling Pictures | Night Photography

Misc. Information

  • Unlimited Rescheduling; Participants may choose to reschedule at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled lesson. There is no limit on the number of time to reschedule.
  • Wet weather; The lesson will be rescheduled to another available date/time online.
  • 1 To 1 Private Lessons; Mandarin speaking mentor is available.
  • Notes & Pointer Provided; After each lesson, pointers will be sent to participants via WhatsApp
  • e-Certificate; Upon successful completion of the course, an e-certificate can be prepared for participants on demand.

Suitable For

  • The 4-session basic photography course is suitable for individuals interested in learning the fundamentals of photography. Whether you’re a beginner or have some prior knowledge, this course aims to provide a solid foundation in photography techniques, camera settings, composition, and lighting. It’s designed to cater to a diverse range of learners who wish to enhance their skills and capture better photographs.

Course Requirement

  • All Brands of Mirrorless/DSLR/Compact Camera With Manual Mode or Flagship Mobile Phones
  • General Kit Lens (E.g 18-55mm, 24-70mm)
  • Tripod & Flash Required For Night Photography

Advantage Of 1 On 1 Private Learning

  • Personalized Learning: Tailored to your specific skill level, interests, and goals.
  • Individual Attention: Dedicated time with the instructor for immediate feedback and guidance.
  • Customized Curriculum: Focus on topics and techniques that matter most to you.
  • Flexible Schedule: Arrange sessions at your convenience.
  • Hands-On Practice: More opportunities to shoot and apply what you’ve learned.
  • Faster Progress: Intensive, one-on-one instruction accelerates skill development.
  • Ask Questions Freely: Get detailed answers to your photography queries.
  • Overcome Challenges: Address specific issues or hurdles in your photography journey.
  • Increased Confidence: Gain confidence in your photography skills.
  • Contents Based On Camera Model: Every camera has its own uniqueness and characteristics, based on your camera model