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

Phoneography

1 Practical Lesson

Total 2 hours

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

Photography Mentor: Alan Tan

Private 1-1 - $120 For 1 Session, Bring Another Friend For $60

Photography 101

Photography 101

4 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Via ZOOM + 3 Outdoor Outdoor Practical Session (Including Night Photography Session)

2 hours Per Session, a total of 8 hours

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

Photography Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Private 1-1 (Selectable Mentor) - $350/Participant In Total (One Time Payment), Bring Another Friend For $175

Camera 101

Camera 101

3 Online Sessions Via ZOOM

2 Hours Per Session

Course Focus : Photography Understanding | Camera Operations | Lenses Understanding | Basic Composition Rules | Online Assessments

Photography Mentor : Keith Low

Group (4 Pax Class) - $150 For 3 Session

Private 1-1 - $240 For 3 Session, Bring Another Friend For $120

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

5 Sessions In Total: 5 Outdoor Practical Sessions

2-3 Hours Every Session, Total 11 hours

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

Photography Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Private 1-1 (Selectable Mentor) - $450/Participant In Total (One Time Payment), Bring Another Friend For $225

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 + Re-visit)

Journeyman (Basic + Intermediate + Re-visit)

10 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Via ZOOM + 9 Outdoor Practical Sessions (4 Session Basic + 4 Session Intermediate + 1 Re-visit Session)

2-3 hours Every Session, Total 21 Hours

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

Photography Mentor : Keith Low / Alan Tan

Private 1-1 (Selectable Mentor) - $600/Participant In Total (One Time Payment)

Please Note : To Purchase This Course Package, Please CLICK HERE

Extensive (Basic + Intermediate + Masterclass)

Extensive (Basic + Intermediate + Masterclass)

10 Sessions Complete + 12 Sessions Masterclass

Please Refer To Individual Page For Course Contents

22 Sessions In Total: 1 Theory Via ZOOM + 19 Outdoor Practical Sessions + 2 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

Private 1-1 (Selectable Mentor) - $1100 (One Time Payment) In Total For 22 Sessions

Photography 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

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 / Alan Tan

Private 1-1 (Selectable Mentor) - $240/Participant In Total (One Time Payment), Bring Another Friend For $120 

Macro

Macro

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 (Selectable Mentor) - $240/Participant In Total (One Time Payment), Bring Another Friend For $120 

Masterclass Overview

Masterclass

Masterclass

12 Sessions In Total: 10 Outdoor Practical Sessions + 2 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

Private 1-1 - $720 For 12 Sessions

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Please Note : To Purchase Masterclass, 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

  • 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 Jones Canon DSLR User
  • Hi Keith, Thank you for the wonderful learning experience on our 1st lesson. Its called basic like the others but yet it's so different. I am looking forward to the rest and am glad that I chose the right place to learn. Thank you n have a great week! Back to my assignment! See u soon!

    Doris Ang Nikon FF User
  • We just bought our first DSLR recently, but all we know is just using the auto and scene mode, which turn out to be not as what we wanted it to be. Thanks to Keith, with his professional knowledge, patience and guidance, we are able to capture photos that we want with Full Manual. The workshop is simple to understand, yet comprehensive. It not only allow us to understand our camera better, but most importantly, to understand what causes a good photo... something that we have never thought of eg. composition, framing, shooting from different angles etc... We had lots of fun, and learnt a lot, even impressed our friends with our progress... Thanks again and we look forward to our intermediate workshop soon...

    Alex, Ming Yang & Li Ling Nikon Users
  • Thanks Keith, I'm blessed to have such patience and helpful teacher like you. Will contact you again for my intermediate course

    Mrs Kerine Chan FujiFilm User
  • I felt comfortable when Keith is conducting his sessions. Felt his passion n commitment. He reassure me tt it’s fine w zero knowledge and I Am grateful he has impart some skills to us. Though I think I can only manage to grab 1/2 of his teaching. Will be practicing often and hope to attend his intermediate in time to come. Thk u Keith for the tiring 2 days! U r amazing!

    Yvonne Lim Canon User
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