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 6 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 then 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

Phoneography

2 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory + 1 Practical Lesson

Total 4 hours

Workshop Focus : Camera App | Camera Buttons | Depth Of Field Control | Exposure Control | Color Management | On The Go Editing

Photography Mentor: Keith Low (1-1 Mentor) / Alan Tan (Group Training)

Group Learning - $150/Participant For 2 Sessions

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $250 For 2 Sessions, bring additional partners at $125/Participant

Group Lesson Availability: Fix Timings, Tue/Sat

1 To 1 Private Availability: Flexible Timings, Daily With Exception Of Mondays

Photography 101

Photography 101

4 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Session + 3 Outdoor Practical Session (Incl. Night Photography)

2 hours Per Session, Total 8 hours

Course Focus : Camera Operation | Different Lenses | Composition Rules | Composition Ideas | Night Photography

Photography Mentor : Keith Low (1-1 Mentor) / Alan Tan (Group Training)

Group Learning - $280/Participant For 4 Sessions

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $500 For 4 Sessions, bring additional partners at $250/Participant

Group Lesson Availability: Fix Timings, Tue/Thur/Sat

1 To 1 Private Availability: Flexible Timings, Daily With Exception Of Mondays

Camera 101

Camera 101

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

2 hours Per Session, Total 4 hours

Course Focus : Camera Functions | Basic Photography Jargon | Lenses

Photography Mentor : Keith Low (1-1 Mentor) / Alan Tan (Group Training)

Group Learning - $180/Participant For 2 Sessions

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $350 For 2 Sessions, bring additional partners at $175/Participant

Group Lesson Availability: Fix Timings, Tue/Thur/Sat

1 To 1 Private Availability: Flexible Timings, Daily With Exception Of Mondays

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

Urban Exploration

4 Sessions In Total: 4 Outdoor Practical Sessions

2 Hours Every Session, 3 Hours For Pulau Ubin Session, Total 9 hours

Course Focus : Street Photography, Indoor Photography, Travel Photography, Unique Composition Rules & Ideas, Advanced Light Control

Photography Mentor : Keith Low (1-1 Mentor) / Alan Tan (Group Training)

Group Learning - $380/Participant For 4 Sessions

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $700 For 4 Sessions, bring additional partners at $350/Participant

Group Lesson Availability: Fix Timings, Tue/Thur/Sat

1 To 1 Private Availability: Flexible Timings, Daily With Exception Of Mondays

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 (Beginner + Intermediate/Advanced)

Journeyman (Beginner + Intermediate/Advanced)

8 Sessions In Total : 1 Theory Session + 7 Outdoor Practical Sessions (4 Session Beginner + 4 Session Intermediate/Advanced)

2 hours Every Session, 3 hours For Pulau Ubin Session, Total 17 Hours

Course Focus: Camera Operation, Lenses Understanding, Composition Rules, Composition Ideas, Basic Night Photography, Street Photography, Indoor Photography, Travel Photography, Unique Composition Rules & Ideas, Advanced Light Control

Photography Mentor : Keith Low (1-1 Mentor) / Alan Tan (Group Training)

Group Learning - $480/Participant For 8 Sessions

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $900 For 8 Sessions.

Group Lesson Availability: Fix Timings, Refer To 4 Sessions Beginner & 4 Session Interm/Adv Course

1 To 1 Private Availability: Daily With Exception Of Mondays

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

Extensive

Extensive

8 Sessions Comprehensive + 12 Sessions Masterclass

Please Refer To Individual Page For Course Contents

20 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory + 19 Outdoor Practical Sessions Including 2 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

Group Training - Only $1099 For 20 Sessions

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility)- $2499 For 20 Sessions

Photography Mentor: Keith Low (1-1 Mentor) / Alan Tan (Group Training)

Group Lesson Availability: Fix Timings, Tue/Thur/Sat

1 To 1 Private Availability: Flexible Timings, Daily With Exception Of Mondays

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

Advanced Photography Courses

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

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

Photography Mentor : Keith Low

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $600 For 3 Sessions, bring additional partners at $300/Participant

Group Lesson Availability: NA

1 To 1 Private Availability: Fix Timings, Tuesday/Thursday

Macro

Macro

3 Sessions In Total: 1 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

1 To 1 Mentoring (Scheduling Flexibility) - $600 For 3 Sessions, bring additional partners at $300 Participant

Group Lesson Availability: NA

1 To 1 Private Availability: Fix Timings, Tuesday/Thursday

Masterclass Overview

Masterclass

Masterclass

12 Sessions In Total: 12 Outdoor Practical Sessions Including 2 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

Group Training - Only $720 / 12 Sessions

1 To 1 Training (Scheduling Flexibility) - $1800 / 12 Sessions

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

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

  • Hi Keith. Just wanted to drop you an email and say thanks again for the camera strap. We have just got back from 2 weeks in China and I do not think I would have enjoyed the camera as much with out the strap. It made it very user friendly. (Also the camera training from you went a long way to helping of course.)

    Chris Chivers Canon FF 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 & Son Sony Alpha DSLR User
  • Hi Keith I am back home now and want to thank you for the memorable photography course. You have given me invaluable tips on how to create stronger photographs and I hope I will improve. Here is a link to one of my videos with my photographs that I took during the course. It's just a slideshow I created on iPhoto: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK8r36g8nlQ). You were right - I could have got some wonderful photos of star trails in Bintan Island as the moon was so bright. However, I wasn't even getting clear photos of the moon. It used to smudge in the photographs and I am not sure why! So I didn't get a single good picture of the moon or any star trails 🙁 The night photographs of Singapore turned out brilliant and I have only you to thank for it! 😀 Wish you a happy holiday season and do keep in touch!

    Shaili Poddar Canon DSLR 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, I am now on my way home, but before i leave i like to send you a few lines to express my deep appreciation, gratitude and joy of spending these last few days together with you. beside the many very helpful tips i got from you, it was as if i start seeing Singapore with completely different eyes, start to like this town even more than before. and i don't want to forget to mention your patience and helpfulness as well as your special care taking for me during the past few days. i will write more as soon as i am back home, but just wanted to express my thankfulness towards you.

    Michael Schuette Canon DSLR User
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