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60 Upper Weld Road, SINGAPORE

About Us


Hi, I’m Karen Lucas, founder of the Baobab Photography School & Studio, Singapore.

If you love taking photos, but are often disappointed in the results,  you’ve come to the right place.  I’m passionate about sharing the essential camera and creative techniques that can elevate your photography from snapshot to work of art in a just a few weeks.

My story

I’m from Zimbabwe, married to a Frenchie and have lived abroad, in Singapore and the U.K., for 18 years.

My MBA and background in IT served me well when I chose to pursue my love of photography and start Baobab Photo after moving to Singapore in 2007.

Just a few months later, I found my true calling when I was invited to teach an Introduction to Photography Workshop for a local women’s group.  I loved helping others transform their photos in just a few hours and watching them get fired up by their new skills;  the workshop was a hit, everyone wanted to learn more and the rest, as they say, is history!

Since then, I’ve developed a variety of flexible, hands-on learning programs, workshops, field trips and tours to help others take control of their cameras, develop their skills in niche interest areas and push their creativity to a whole new level.  Our Lessons include lots of practical exercises in the real world and our small class size ensures clients get the one to one attention they need.

My photographic experience is broad and includes portrait, travel, editorial and commercial photography so I include lots of different techniques in the classes.  I’ve been very fortunate to learn from some of the top photographers in the industry, including Brett Harkness, Damien Lovegrove, Joe McNally and the amazing team at Scott Kelby.  They’re constantly inspiring me!  My photos have appeared in Asian Geographic, Straits Times, Expat Living, Impulse and ANZA Magazine and they’ve been exhibited at the Affordable Photo Fair and Asian Geographic One Asia festival.

I love to see other photographers’ works and have been a guest judge for a number of National Photo Competitions as well as an instructor for the Canon Imaging Academy, Singapore.

Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of training the most amazing bunch of people from all corners of the world. It’s immensely rewarding to share my expertise and to watch our students getting fired up by their new-found skills.  Click here to read about why our clients love attending our photography classes.

I look forward to sharing my passion for photography with you soon.  Come and be inspired!

Karen Lucas


Karen Lucas
Founder & Lead Instructor

“Very useful class, explanation of the camera functions excellent and easy to understand.  Very, very nice way of teaching… Karen is a great personality!”

S. Brandt