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 8 participants small class size means more personalized training and attention from our experienced photography mentors. 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 most of the photography course, every participant will be guided by Keith Low, founder of Pictorial, whom have over 20 years of mentoring experience. Keith himself 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

Camera 101 Workshop

1 Theory Session + 1 Hands On Session

2 hours Per Session, Total 4 hours

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Group Training - NA

1 To 1 Training - Only $250 In Total, Bring additional partner at $125 per participant

    Basic Course - Nature Discovery

    1 Theory Session + 2 Outdoor Practical

    2.5 hours Per Session, Total 7.5 hours

    Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

    Group Class Size: 7 Participants

    Photography Mentor: Keith Low

    Group Training - Only $180 In Total

    1 To 1 Training - Only $300 In Total, Bring additional partner at $150 per participant

      Basic Course - City Discovery

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

      2.5 hours Per Session, Total 10 hours

      Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

      Group Class Size: 7 Participants

      Photography Mentor: Keith Low

      Group Training - Only $230 In Total

      1 To 1 Training - Only $350 In Total, Bring additional partner at $175 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)

        Intermediate Level Courses

        Intermediate Photography - Urban Exploration

        4 Outdoor Practical Sessions + 1 Revisit Session

        2-3 Hours Per Session, Approx In Total 11-12 hours

        Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

        Group Class Size: 7 Participants

        Photography Mentor: Keith Low

        Group Training - Only $250 In Total

        1 To 1 Training - Only $400 In Total, Bring additional partner at $200 per participant

          Intermediate Level 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

          Basic + Intermediate Level Courses

          Comprehensive Course - Journeyman (Basic + Intermediate)

          1 Theory Session + 7 Outdoor Practical Sessions + 1 Revisit Session

          2-3 hours Per Session, Approx In Total 22 hours

          Minimum To Start: 1 Participant

          Group Class Size: 7 Participants

          Photography Mentor: Keith Low

          Group Training - Only $380 In Total

          1 To 1 Training - Only $650 In Total, Bring additional partner at $325 per participant

            Advanced Photography Courses

            Landscape Photography

            Duration: 3 Sessions, 7 hours total

            Photography Mentor: Keith Low

            Group Training - NA

            1 To 1 Training - Only $300 In Total, Bring additional partner at $150 per participant

              Macro Photography

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

              Photography Mentor: Keith Low

              Group Training - NA

              1 To 1 Training - Only $300 In Total, Bring additional partner at $150 per participant

                Studio Photography

                Duration: 3 Sessions, 2.5 hours per session, 7.5 hours total

                Minimum To Start: 2 Participant

                Class Size: 8 Participants

                Photography Mentor: Ivan Joshua Loh

                Group Training - Only $350 In Total

                1 To 1 Training - Not Available

                  Travel Photography

                  Duration: 2 Sessions, 5 hours total

                  Photography Mentor: Keith Low

                  Group Training - NA

                  1 To 1 Training - Only $250 In Total, Bring additional partner at $125 per participant

                    Masterclass Overview

                    Masterclass

                    12 Outdoor Practical Sessions Including Photo Critique Sessions

                    2-3 hours per session

                    Schedule - One Sunday Session/Month For Group Training

                    Group Training - Only $499 In Total/Yearly Renewable

                    1 To 1 Training - NA

                    Photography Mentor: Keith Low

                      Frequently Asked Questions

                      Who Will Be My Photography Mentor?

                      Each participant will be guided by Keith Low, Founder Of Pictorial

                      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

                      • 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 & JaniceCanon & Panasonic Users
                      • 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
                      • 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!!!

                        Jayant & SonSony Alpha DSLR User
                      • I have had some limited experience in photography many years ago and wanted to update and expand my knowledge and experience. I decided to take Pictorial's basic course as a refreshers and to fill in the knowledge gaps. It was also a great opportunity to get out and meet people interested in photography. The course was great! I enjoyed the things we did, the places we photographed and really benefited from Keith's knowledge and experience. The course gives you some basic knowledge on the workings of your camera and gives you the opportunity to take photographs that will impress and encourage you to shoot more when you leave. Keith's knowledge and experience will will help you spark your creativity to make great photographs! I will be signing up for Pictorial's intermediate course. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in photography and who with little or no knowledge.

                        Jim CoatesCanon DSLR User
                      • 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!

                        Lauren JonesCanon DSLR User
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