Photography Courses Overview

Brief Overview

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 one-on-one private mentorship or a small 4 pax learning group means every participant will gain the best attention from Keith, optimizing and accelerating your photography learning within a shorter time frame. Developed by Keith Low, Founder of Pictorial, our range of photography courses and workshops accelerate your learning and train you to be the photographer you’ve always wanted to be.

For all photography course, every participant will be guided by Keith Low, founder of Pictorial, who have over 20 years of the mentoring experience. Keith himself has collaborated with renowned camera makers such as Sony Asia Pacific, Fujifilm Asia Pacific, Olympus Imaging, Nikon School, 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 than 60 various models 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 make him the best-experienced photography mentor available locally. Be assured that you will be provided with the best in your photography learning experience.

Basic Courses

Phoneography Workshop (For All Mobile Phone Owners)

Phoneography Workshop (For All Mobile Phone Owners)

Short Theory + Outdoor Practical Lesson

Total 2 hours

Workshop Focus : Phone Camera Hardware | Camera User Interface | Depth Of Field Control | Exposure Control | Colour Filters Management | On The Go Editing | Composition

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Class Size) - $125/Participant

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $200, Bring Another Friend For $100

Photography 101 (For Beginners)

Photography 101 (For Beginners)

4 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Via ZOOM + 3 Outdoor Outdoor Practical Session

2 hours Per Session, a total of 8 hours

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)

Course Focus : Camera Operation | Lenses Understanding | Composition Rules | Composition Ideas | Night Landscape & Portrait

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Class Size) - $240/Participant For 4 Sessions

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $400 For 4 Sessions, Bring Another Partner For $200

Half Day Beginner Course

Half Day Beginner Course

5 Hours In Total: On-Location Theory + Outdoor Practical + 1 Hour Break

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

Course Focus : Camera Operation | Lenses Understanding | Composition Rules

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

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

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

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)

Intermediate Courses

Urban Exploration (For Experienced Beginners / Enthusiasts)

Urban Exploration (For Experienced Beginners / Enthusiasts)

4 Sessions In Total: 4 Outdoor Practical Sessions

2-3 Hours Every Session, a total of 9 hours

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

Course Focus: Street Photography, Landscape Photography, Black & White Photography, Travel Photography

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Class Size) - $320/Participant For 4 Sessions

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $500 For 4 Sessions, Bring Another Friend For $250

Intermediate Topics Covered

Key Focus 1: A Photographer’s Buddy : 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

Comprehensive Courses

Journeyman (Basic + Intermediate) / (For Beginners &Amp; Enthusiasts)

Journeyman (Basic + Intermediate) / (For Beginners & Enthusiasts)

8 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Via ZOOM + 7 Outdoor Practical Sessions (4 Session Basic + 4 Session Intermediate)

2-3 hours Every Session, a total of 17 Hours

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)

Course Focus: Camera Operation, Lenses Understanding, Composition Rules, Composition Techniques, Street Photography, Black & White Photography, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Travel Photography

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Class Size) - $400 For 8 Sessions

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $640 For 8 Sessions

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Extensive (Basic + Intermediate + Guided Field Trips) / (For Beginners &Amp; Enthusiasts)

Extensive (Basic + Intermediate + Guided Field Trips) / (For Beginners & Enthusiasts)

8 Sessions Complete + 15 Sessions Guided Field Trips

Please Refer To Individual Page For Course Contents

23 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Via ZOOM + 19 Outdoor Practical Sessions + 3 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

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)

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Class Size) - $700/Participant For 23 Sessions

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $1200 For 23 Sessions

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Please Note : Price Shown Is Only Available In Extensive Course Package, To Purchase Credit, Please CLICK HERE

Advanced Photography Courses

Landscape Photography (For Experienced Beginners &Amp; Enthusiasts)

Landscape Photography (For Experienced Beginners & Enthusiasts)

3 Sessions In Total : 3 Practical Sessions

2 Hours Per Session & 3 Hours For Pulau Ubin, 7 hours total

Course Focus : Understanding & Choosing Landscape Filters | Light Differences & Calculation | White Balance & Color Control | Landscape Compositions | Dynamic Range & HDR

Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Join Our Group Class (3 Pax Class Size) - $240/Participant For 3 Sessions

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $375 For 3 Sessions, Bring Another Friend For $125

Macro (For Experienced Beginners &Amp; Enthusiasts)

Macro (For Experienced Beginners & Enthusiasts)

3 Sessions In Total: 1 Outdoor Theory + 2 Practical Sessions

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

Course Focus : Understand Macro Photography Terminology | Choosing The Right Equipment | Depth Of Field | Flash Settings | Focus Techniques | Composition

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $375 For 3 Sessions, Bring Another Friend For $125

Masterclass Overview

Monthly Photowalks (For Pictorial Participants Only)

Monthly Photowalks (For Pictorial Participants Only)

15 Sessions In Total: 12 Outdoor Practical Sessions + 3 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

Join Our Group Class (5 Pax Class Size) - $600/Participant For 15 Sessions

Private 1-1 (Date/Time Flexibility/Focus On Individual Learning & Camera Understanding) - $1050 For 15 Sessions

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Please Note : To Purchase Guided Field Trips, Please CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Will Be My Photography Mentor?

Each participant will be guided by Keith or Alan

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.

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.

Can I join the course if I don’t have a camera or tripod?

Of course, we can provide complimentary camera loans & tripod.

What’s the maximum participant per class?

7 Participants

Our Courses SkillsFuture Credit Eligible?

We apologize for the inconvenience, Pictorial courses are not eligible for SkillsFuture Credit Currently.

Testimonials

  • During my experience at the Basic Photography workshop I had many ‘Aha!’ moments. Geared with the photography ‘rules’ and basic knowledge gained, my camera is no longer too scary to use. I’m ready and excited to start my photography journey! Thank you Keith. I hope to return to Singapore to complete the Intermediate class.

    Nina Froncioni Canon User
  • 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.

    Spencer & Janice Canon & Panasonic Users
  • Dear Keith, The Sri Lanka Photography Expedition was one great holiday that surpassed our expectations. Each group member brought his and her own talent, perspective and uniqueness, and together we had fun exploring the new sights and culture as well as sharing experiences, learnings and camaraderie. It is truly wonderful how photography can so easily and quickly unite people of ages and backgrounds. Our local tour organisers from Olanka Travels, along with Keith from Pictorial, made the tour feel like a holiday trip with friends and family. Sri Lanka has so much to offer in its stunning flora and fauna. We were treated to sights such as golden fields of ripen rice, lush coconut plantations, cool mountain tea estates, verdant valleys, beautiful coastal scenery, and nature parks with amazing wildlife. In the countryside, villagers generously shared aspects of their daily life with us travellers by happily posing for photographs with their genuine smiles and sincerity. Mealtimes were interesting affairs, where we dined in settings that ranged from open-air riverside, under the stars BBQ, palm-lined beach hotel, to reminders of the country’s colonial heritage. We were very happy with the many photographic opportunities in this trip to take nice and interesting shots. Keith’s passion, insights and artistic view in photography were truly inspirational and have spurred us further to continue to improve our photography skills and artistic vision.

    Christof & Kay Lin Sony DSLT User
  • 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.

    Rajesh Canon User
  • Since going on the basic workshop, I have learn how to utilize my DSLR to a rather high capacity. The angles and skills taught to me in the workshop were unique and opened my eyes to actual photography. Previously, I thought tinkering With the digicam on different angles was something new but since learning how to use the DSLR , I have actually advanced way ahead of what I thought I was capable of. The guiding focus of one guide to two people is very good as it actually provides us quality time to ask questions and to learn more from the true professionals. Therefore, learning how to use, or rather, to abuse the DSLR in this workshop was what impressed me the most in this basic workshop and considering this is only basic, I wonder what else can go on in the advanced courses.

    Laifong & Jiayi Nikon DSLR User