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Photography Classes in Singapore

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50mm ClassTHE NIFTY 50MM Lens Technique Masterclass, Bugis

Date & Time: 5 May 2014  9:00am-11:30am

Got a 50mm Prime Lens but not too sure how to use it? The 50mm Lens can be used to capture beautiful Portraits, Street Scenes, Still Life as well as Movement.  Join us as we show you how to capture dramatic shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh, how to switch your settings easily from daylight to shade to indoor lighting conditions, and how to control Aperture so that you get just the right amount of sharpness through the scene.  Plus, get great tips on framing subjects more creatively as you explore the bustling, multi-cultural streets of Bugis.

Location:  Bugis

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar) + 50mm Lens

Lens hire available at 10% OFF

Instructor: Susan Richman

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                       BOOK NOW!

Haw Par VillaCOMPOSITION & LIGHT Haw Par Villa

Date & Time: 10 May 2014  8:30am-11:00am

The fascinating and gaudily-colourful Haw Par Villa (Villa of the Tiger and Leopard), was originally constructed in 1937 by “Tiger Balm King” Aw Boon Haw as a grand residence for his younger brother who helped create their fortune.  The park’s attraction is its colourful collection of over 1,000 statues and 150 giant tableaux centered around Chinese folklore, legends, history and Confucian ideology.

Fuel your creativity as you learn how to capture vibrant, attention-grabbing photos that are fun, quirky and full of folklore stories.  You’ll learn how to take great holiday photos, how to switch your camera settings from bright daylight to low indoor light conditions, how to use different lenses and apertures, and get great tips on composition and framing.

Location:  Haw Par Villa

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture Priority or Program mode

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar)

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

Macro Photography ClassCREATIVE CLOSE-UPS Macro Photography Class, Flower Dome

Date & Time: 19 May 2014 9:00am-11:30pm

Learn how to create stunning close-up photos of the Flower Dome’s beautiful flowers and plants.

Class includes:

  • Close-up Composition Techniques
  • Close-up Focusing Techniques
  • Best Lighting for sharp vs delicate shapes & textures
  • Controlling Depth of Field
  • Adding & Modifying Light
  • Complimentary background shapes & colours
  • Creative Fine Art Close-Ups

Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture Priority mode

Gear Required: DSLR Camera or Compact Camera with advanced features + Macro Lens + Tripod

Discounted Lens Hire Available

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 + Flower Dome Entry Fee ($10 for residents) BOOK NOW!

Marina Bay ShootoutNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Gardens by the Bay

Date & Time: 3 June 2014  6:30pm-9:00pm

Get hands-on tutoring as you capture the stunning architecture of the Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay with Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore skyline providing a dramatic backdrop.

Learn how to capture the gardens and city from twilight, through the magical ‘blue’ hour.  Get tips on adjusting camera settings through the changing light conditions, how to creatively frame the various shapes and features of the Super Tree structures and how to capture dramatic night scenes.

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar) + Tripod + Ultra Wide-Angle Lens

Discounted lens hire available

Instructor:  Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

Macro Photography ClassCREATIVE CLOSE-UPS Macro Photography Class, Flower Dome

Date & Time: 19 July 2014 9:00am-11:30pm

Learn how to create stunning close-up photos of the Flower Dome’s beautiful flowers and plants.

Class includes:

  • Close-up Composition Techniques
  • Close-up Focusing Techniques
  • Best Lighting for sharp vs delicate shapes & textures
  • Controlling Depth of Field
  • Adding & Modifying Light
  • Complimentary background shapes & colours
  • Creative Fine Art Close-Ups

Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture Priority mode

Gear Required: DSLR Camera or Compact Camera with advanced features + Macro Lens + Tripod

Discounted Lens Hire Available

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 + Flower Dome Entry Fee ($10 for residents) BOOK NOW!

Marina Bay Wide Angle Photography ClassTHE WIDE ANGLE Lens Technique Masterclass, Marina Bay

Date & Time: 24 July 2014  4:00pm-6:30pm

The Wide Angle Lens is one of the hardest lenses to use well.  Join us at the icon Marina Bay Sands and learn how to use the Wide Angle with it’s distortion properties to beautifully compose shots of large structures and big spaces.  Get tips on how to fill dead space, how to use leading lines, how the lens works best for vertical vs horizontal shots, and how to get more creative with wide angle shots.

Location:  Marina Bay

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar) with ultra wide angle lens e.g. 11-16mm for non-professional camera bodies or 16-35mm on professional camera body.

Discounted Lens Hire Available

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

BirdParkShootoutWILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Jurong Bird Park

Date & Time: 15 August 2014 8:30am-11:00am

Enjoy a fun and creative morning of wildlife photography at the Jurong Bird Park.  Birds are some of the most challenging wildlife subjects to photograph so come learn the secrets to great compositions, how to adapt your technical settings for pin-sharp shots, and how to get more creative with movement and blurring techniques.

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar) with at least 200mm Telephoto lens

Discounted lens hire available

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

Close-up PhotographyCREATIVE CLOSE-UPS Macro Photography Class, Flower Dome

Date & Time: 12 September 2014 9:00am-11:30pm

Learn how to create stunning close-up photos of the Flower Dome’s beautiful flowers and plants.

Class includes:

  • Close-up Composition Techniques
  • Close-up Focusing Techniques
  • Best Lighting for sharp vs delicate shapes & textures
  • Controlling Depth of Field
  • Adding & Modifying Light
  • Complimentary background shapes & colours
  • Creative Fine Art Close-Ups

Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture Priority mode

Gear Required: DSLR Camera or Compact Camera with advanced features + Macro Lens + Tripod

Discounted Lens Hire Available

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 + Flower Dome Entry Fee ($10 for residents) BOOK NOW!

Lantern FestivalNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Lantern Festival, Chinese Gardens

Date & Time: 13 September 2014  6:30pm-9:00pm

Learn how to capture the Chinese Gardens at sunset and into the night during this colourful Chinese festival when the park is decorated by hundreds of colourful lanterns and displays.  You’ll learn how to work at night with and without a tripod to capture the scenery as well as the action of visitors as they enjoy lantern walks, rides and games. Learn how and when to use flash and how to find the best shooting spots and how to avoid accidental blur at night.

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar) + Tripod

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

Mid-Autumn-FestivalNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinatown

Date & Time: 18 September 2014 5:30pm-8:00pm

Capture the hustle and bustle of the Chinese Mid-Autumn (Mooncake) Festival, a 1,000 year-old-tradition and the Chinese version of “Thanksgiving”. During this period, Chinese families will gather over fragrant tea and festive goodies such as mooncakes and pomelos to celebrate harmony, family unity and togetherness. The festival also celebrates the legend of Chang Er, the lady who is believed to have floated to the moon after swallowing the elixir of eternal life and now lives on the moon. Learn how to photograph the colourful street decorations and the festive street bazaars – plus we may be lucky enough to catch a lantern making competition or a cultural performance.   We’ll finish the shootout capturing the beautiful lanterns framed against the blue night sky.

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar)

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

Baobab Shootout Little India SingaporeNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Deepavali, Little India

Date & Time: 23 October 2014  6:30pm-9:00pm

Join us in Little India for this vibrant Hindu festival and learn how to capture the lights, the people, the markets and the action at sunset and into the night.

We will be shooting in the street, in a temporary market and in a Hindu temple. You’ll be learning how to compose beautiful photos in these different locations and how to use the appropriate camera settings to work in low light and at night and to create different effects with the colourful Deepavali decorations and lights.

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar) + Tripod

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

Orchard Rd ShootNIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS Orchard Rd Christmas Lights

Date & Time: 4 December 2014  6:30pm-9:00pm

Get hands-on tutoring as you capture Orchard Road at its most beautiful… lit up in technicolour glory by Christmas Lights.  You’ve learned the theory about how to use your DSLR camera; now come and get some practical hands-on guidance as you pick up framing and composition tips from our experienced instructor.  You’ll be guided from sunset into the night as you use Aperture Priority (Av/A) to capture stunning close-up details of Christmas lights and decorations, and use Shutter Speed Priority (Tv/S) to get creative with Zoom Burst effects, painting with light and movement blur. You’ll also learn how to photograph street scenes at night and how to take great portraits with the Christmas lights in the background.

Skills Required: Working knowledge of Aperture and Shutter Speed Priority modes

Gear Required: DSLR camera (or similar)

Instructor: Karen Lucas

Fee: $100 for 1 x 2.5Hr Class                                        BOOK NOW!

The Baobab Photography Class Experience

 

“I really enjoyed the Night Photography Class, thank you so much. It was very informative and took me out of my comfort zone, exactly what I needed!”

H. Bird

“Thank you so much for the class today.  I had a fantastic time!”

E. Thornton

“I loved the class at the Monastery – fantastic place and the people were so friendly.  There was so much to see and so much to take photos of – I could have stayed all day.”

B. Bailey

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