KNOWLEDGE BOWL School of Photography
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE (for DSLR and Mirrorless system)
(WEEKEND Batch for November 2013)

Moving away from AUTO Mode, Photography has never been this fun before

Getting confused over the loads of info and free online courses? We shorten the learning curve for you by providing you a structured syllabus taught by experienced instructor. Photography has never been so fun before.

The basic level teaches you the fundamentals of basic photography such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, when to use certain exposure settings, introduction to the techniques as well as basic image editing with the software. There will be practical session to enable the participants to practice what they have learnt.

This course is suitable for first time DSLR and Mirrorless system users who wants to learn to take better pictures with their cameras as well as current users who would like to have a refresher course. Many people have found the workflow created by the instructor interesting.

We make photography basics easy for you to understand; how to apply them and having fun from the process. We have lots of hands-on sessions with the camera both in the class as well as outdoor practical sessions, equipping you with skills that allow you to capture captivating images with confidence wherever you go.

You will also learn things like Design Elements, Techniques, Composition and what makes a good photograph.

Our small group size allows you to have better interaction with the instructors. Come and discover the world of photography, take up a hobby for life and have fun in photography

We believe in delivering our best in providing the participants with good training programs in condusive environment. Fundamentals must be taught, no short cut about it, coupled with hands-on and practical outdoor photo outings, all conducted in light hearted and fun way, we are confident to make Photography a Hobby for Life for you.
We make the photography jargons simplifed, the photography process and techniques easy to execute. Photography has never been so fun and painless.

Lots of case studies and formulaes to handle them. We make you confident in getting great shots.

We make photography jargons simple for you to understand, how to apply them and having fun out from the process of learning. We have lots of hands on session with the camera both in the class as well as our outdoor practical sessions. We make sure you know the fundamentals and how to set the camera settings before you embark on the outings.

Join us now in our Basic Photography Course (for DSLR and Mirrorless system) and embark in an exciting journey in photography.
Our Proven Workflow & Track Record (glad to have support of more than 80 00 students since 2007)

Modular and Flexi system
Our classes are modular which means if you miss any session, you can make up for the missed session in another batch. The content in every session is independent of one another and will not affect your flow in learning and we can arrange for you to make up for the missed lesson in another batch. Example, should you miss Lesson 2 due to your busy schedule, you can go for Lesson 3 and make up for Lesson 2 in a separate batch.

In the event if you like to come back for refresher or to clarify any doubts, we welcome you to have our free sit in during the future batches of the course. You can come back for refresher as many times as you want, as long as you notify us in advance.

Your Gear
Camera system of any brand, regardless DSLR, Mirrorless, Hybrids or high end compact camera which has the below exposure dials. If you have not purchased a camera and not sure which to purchase, come and consult our instructor during the Lesson 1 and he shall guide you accordingly.

WEEKEND Lessons (S$280, 7 lessons)
  • Suitable for DSLR and Mirrorless system users of any brand
  • Hands-on session with the camera both in the classes as well as outdoor outings.
  • The classes are modular. In the event if you cannot make it for any of the class due to business or family trips, we can arrange for a make up class in another batch
  • Small class size


Lesson 1: 30th November, Saturday, 2pm 5pm (Edward)
Lesson 2: 7th December, Saturday, 2pm 5pm (Steven)
Lesson 3: 8th December, Sunday, 2pm 5pm (Steven)
Lesson 4: 14th December, Saturday, 9am 11am (Steven) Botanic Garden Outing
Lesson 5: 14th December, Saturday, 6.30pm 8.30pm (Edward) Night Outing
Lesson 6: 15th December, Sunday, 9am 11am (Steven) Waterloo St Outing
Lesson 7: 15th December, Sunday, 2pm 4pm (Kheng How)
*Dates are subjected to changes

Edward Cheong, Kheng How and Steven Yee

Course Outline:

Lesson # 1
- Introduction to digital photography.
- Type of cameras and equipment.
- Jargons made simple: Camera, Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, White Balance etc
- Basic Fundamentals (Depth of Field, Composition rules, accessories)
- Flash Photography and its application.
- Effective application of flash in different cases.

Lesson # 2 (Camera needed)
- Composition Rule of Thirds.
- Application of the Exposure modes.
- Hands-on on camera settings.
- Test out the effects using different Exposure modes

Lesson # 3
- Design Elements which makes a picture WOW!
- Techniques in Photography
- Critique of sample images with problems.

Lesson # 4 (Camera needed)
- Practical Session: Outdoor Day Outing
- Applying the 4 exposure modes.
- Experience Exposure using the 4 exposure modes in the outdoor environment.
- Applying Depth of field for bokeh effect.
- Discover effect of faster & slower shutter speed

Lesson # 5 (Camera needed)
- Practical Session: Night shoot Outing
- Gain confidence in low light photography.
- Exposure in night photography.
- Case studies in night photography.
- Experiencing long exposure.
- Flash photography at night.

Lesson # 6 (Camera needed)
- Practical Session: Outdoor Day Outing
- Applying the 4 exposure modes.
- Searching for the subjects.
- Various case studies.

Lesson # 7
- Introduction to software
- Use of Lightroom to manage the images
- Use of Photoshop CS to enhance the images
- What Photoshop CS can do for you
- How Photoshop CS can make your pictures look better
- How HDR images are created

If you are keen to join the class, kindly email to Steven at with your name and contact number to register.

Photography, A Hobby for Life