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 5 pax learning group means every participant will gain the best attention from Keith , optimising 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, 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 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 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

Basic Course - Photography 101

Basic Course - Photography 101

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

2 hours Per Session, Total 8 hours

Course Focus : Exposure | Camera Functions | Lenses | Composition

Photography Mentor : Keith Low

Group Learning (5 Pax Class Size) - $300/Participant

1 To 1 Mentoring - $500 In Total For 4 Sessions, Bring Additional Partners At $250/Participant In Total

Misc : Complimentary Camera & Tripod Loan Available

Camera 101 Express Camera Workshop

Camera 101 Express Camera Workshop

Theory Session

Total 2.5 Hours, only 1 Session

Workshop Focus : Photography Understanding | Camera Tech Differences | Camera Functions | Basic Exposure Control | Lenses Understanding

Photography Mentor : Keith Low

Small Group Learning (5 Pax Class Size) - NA

1 To 1 Mentoring - $180 In Total, Bring additional partner at $90 per participant

Misc : Complimentary Camera Loan Available

Mobile Photography - Mobile 101

Mobile Photography - Mobile 101

1 Theory + 2 Practical Lessons

Total 6 hours

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

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Small Group Learning (5 Pax Class Size) - $230/Pax

1 To 1 Mentoring - $350 In Total, Bring Additional Partners At $175/Participant In Total

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/Advanced Level Courses

Intermediate - Creativity 101

Intermediate - Creativity 101

4 Outdoor Practical Sessions

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

Course Focus : Manual Focus Techniques | Advanced Camera Functions | Advanced Exposure Control | Professional Composition Techniques

Photography Mentor : Keith Low

Small Group Learning (5 Pax Class Size) - $350/Participant

1 To 1 Mentoring - $600 In Total For 4 Session, Bring additional partners at $300/Participant In Total

Misc : Complimentary Camera Loan Available

Intermediate/Advanced Level 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

Basic + Intermediate Level Courses

Comprehensive Course - Journeyman (Basic + Intermediate)

Comprehensive Course - Journeyman (Basic + Intermediate)

1 Theory Session + 8 Outdoor Practical Sessions (Including 1 Revisit Session)

2 hours Every Session, 3 hours For Pulau Ubin Session, Total 19-20 hours

Course Focus : Exposure | Camera Functions | Lenses | Composition | Manual Focus Techniques | Advanced Camera Functions | Advanced Exposure Control | Professional Composition Techniques

Photography Mentor: Keith Low

Small Group Learning (5 Pax Class Size) - $450/Participant

1 To 1 Mentoring - $800 Only In Total For 9 Sessions, Bring Additional Partners At $400/Participant In Total

Misc : Complimentary Camera & Tripod Loan Available

Advanced Photography Courses

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

3 Practical Sessions

3 Sessions, 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

Only 1 To 1 Mentoring Available - $450 In Total Per Participant, Bring additional partners at $225 In Total per participant

Macro Photography

Macro Photography

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

Only 1 To 1 Mentoring Available - $450 In Total Per Participant, Bring additional partners at $225 In Total Per Participant

Masterclass Overview

12 Sessions Masterclass

12 Sessions Masterclass

12 Outdoor Practical Sessions Including 2 Photo Critique

2-3 hours per session

Schedule (Group) - One Saturday or Sunday Session/Month

Schedule (1 To 1) - Any Available Dates/Time With Reference From Keith's Availability

Group Training - Only $800 / 12 Sessions

1 To 1 Training - $1500 / 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

  • 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
  • Taking the Comprehensive 9 sessions course was probably the best decision I've made in starting my journey in undergoing professional training. Under your guidance, I have shot in Full Manual mode since the day I got my DSLR and everytime I shoot, I get reminded of the tips that you would always provide and remind us about. Through your course, I managed to build a strong foundation in my photography skills which further enabled me to explore other means of photography. Thank you for always believing in me and encouraging me to believe in myself and in my abilities.

    Amanda Goh Canon DSLR User
  • The first thing I had on my mind after coming to Singapore was to find a good short term photography course. In fact, I was in this quest since a very long time. I always enjoyed my photography but somewhere back in my mind I had this urge to be better. I knew that special something was definitely missing. I started focusing on the technicalities of photography, discussed on various forums, but still wasn't satisfied. Amongst various courses/workshops available in Singapore, Pictorial's course contents and teaching methodology was exactly what I was looking for. Actually, more than course contents, I was interested in adequate personal attention from a professional photographer. The advanced photography workshop was a big confidence booster for me. I was really very impressed by the thought process and passion for photography of Master Keith. I consider myself fortunate to get a chance to do the Master's course under the guidance of Keith. Over these past few months, I have learned a lot of new techniques and "do's" & "don'ts" of professional photography. Still a lot to learn though. I am getting better at photography, day by day. Thank you Keith, for showing me the direction towards what I want to achieve out of my photography passion. Sincerely Yours

    Saurabh Bagkar Nikon DSLR User
  • 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
  • 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
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