Half Day Beginners Photography Course
“Camera 101”

Designed For Busy Beginners / Zero-Experienced Camera Owners

Half Day Beginner Photography Course Introduction

Let’s agree, that cameras are complicated. Camera technology has improved over the years and so is the inclusion of numerous new functions which are designed to improve the experience of making a good picture. However, that is where the fear of learning the different functions of the camera begins.

If you’ve bought yourself a DSLR or mirrorless camera and, after unboxing it, you are intimidated by the number of buttons and dials, and by the thickness of the manual, it can be very tempting to put the manual down, switch to ‘Auto’ and start shooting.

It might be fine for some, however, it may not be long until you crave the creative control that inspired you to purchase a DSLR in the first place, but where do you begin?

Join our half day photography course, Camera 101, and overcome the fear of learning photography. This photography course for all beginners is designed to equip you technically with the essential understanding and complex photography jargon in a fun and easy manner. Your mentor will show you a live demonstration of the impact of photography settings in an outdoor environment.

This half day photography course has been designed for those who cannot commit to an ongoing program in our 4 Sessions Basic Photography course but still want to know how to use their camera. This course guides you through Manual mode in a fun tour through Singapore Botanic Garden.

Over just 5 hours, you will learn how to operate your camera, understand the basics of exposure, and get immediate composition tips that professionals always use.

Half Day Beginners Photography Course Outline

Short Theory

Understanding Camera Settings
Common Photography Jargon & Their Application
Understanding Lenses & Their Applications
The Exposure Triangle
Optimsing Camera Settings
Basic Maintenance of Camera & Lenses
Q & A
45mins Break

Singapore Botanic Garden (Outdoor Practical)

Getting Out Of Auto Mode
Familiarize Common Controls In Camera.
Correct Method Of Measuring The Exposure.
Using AF Points & focusing techniques.
Understanding Color Exposure.
Applying Compositions & Framing Techniques
Depth Of Field Control
Learning Ideas Leading to Better Photography
Q & A and Photo Critique

Half Day Beginners Photography Course Outline

Key Areas Of Photography Covered

Camera Operation, Lenses Understanding, Composition Rules

No. of Sessions

On-Location Short Theory + Outdoor Practical

Course Schedule

Half-Day Session – Singapore Botanic Garden, Total 5 hours with 1 Hour break


( Conducted Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday at 10 am / 11 am)


1 on 1 Private sessions are available daily: Monday – Sunday



Please visit HTTPS://www.Pictorial.com.sg/registration for further information on the current available schedule for each session.

Course Fees

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Maximum Class Size) – $180/Participant


Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) – $300, Bring Another Friend For $150


Misc. Information

  • Theory Handout Provided (PDF)
  • All Photography Tips Covered In Sessions Provided via WhatsApp
  • Full Flexibility On Re-Scheduling, When You Need To Travel or Due To Personal Commitments
  • Mandarin Speaking Available For 1-1 Mentoring
  • Certificate Of Completion.

Suitable For

  • Absolute Beginners, New Camera Owners, Revisiting Photography

Course Requirement

  • All Brands of Mirrorless/DSLR/Compact Camera With Manual Mode


Equipment Loan Available: Nikon Z6 ($35/Session) / Nikon D3500 ($20/Session) / Fujifilm Xt-20 ($25/Session) / Tripod ($15/Session) (Request Can Be Done In The Registration Form)