Photography Course


Status
Not open for further replies.

G-man

Senior Member
Mar 2, 2006
2,295
6
38
My House
#2
Yes it's good, the lecturers are knowledgeable and you will have a good hands-on feel of both film & digital photography, including darkroom techniques.

Be prepared to work hard though, it's not a learn everything in one lesson kind of course. You're expected to attend classes from 7-10pm, twice a week for 20 weeks. You're also expected to do your own homework (shoot pics in your spare time).
 

Dec 2, 2006
470
0
16
44
Central
www.flickr.com
#3
Yes it's good, the lecturers are knowledgeable and you will have a good hands-on feel of both film & digital photography, including darkroom techniques.

Be prepared to work hard though, it's not a learn everything in one lesson kind of course. You're expected to attend classes from 7-10pm, twice a week for 20 weeks. You're also expected to do your own homework (shoot pics in your spare time).
Thanks for sharing.In this digital era, is darkroom techniques still useful?
 

G-man

Senior Member
Mar 2, 2006
2,295
6
38
My House
#4
Thanks for sharing.In this digital era, is darkroom techniques still useful?
I find it useful. It gives you a good understanding of techniques, contrast, tone and saturation, which will help you in digital as well, since many things from Photoshop come from the darkroom, eg masking, dodging, burning etc.
 

Dec 2, 2006
470
0
16
44
Central
www.flickr.com
#5
I find it useful. It gives you a good understanding of techniques, contrast, tone and saturation, which will help you in digital as well, since many things from Photoshop come from the darkroom, eg masking, dodging, burning etc.
I see. I couldn't find much info no Nafa website. Does the course include studio photography?
 

G-man

Senior Member
Mar 2, 2006
2,295
6
38
My House
#7
Got studio, portrait and product but those are intro sections lah, only around 3-4 weeks each +/- and once a week for portrait and studio only.

I find the instructors are knowledgeable and definitely you will learn something useful from them.
 

Andy Tay

New Member
Oct 15, 2007
38
0
0
#9
$1200, not bad bah. If below quote is true.
7pm-10pm = 3 hrs
(3hrs X 2/wk) X 20 wks = 120hrs
1hr = $10 (less than primary sch tuition fees ;P)

There are many reputable photography clubs and societies offering courses too. Like PSS and ahemm... SAFRA Photographic Club etc =P
I could be biased thou.


Yes it's good, the lecturers are knowledgeable and you will have a good hands-on feel of both film & digital photography, including darkroom techniques.

Be prepared to work hard though, it's not a learn everything in one lesson kind of course. You're expected to attend classes from 7-10pm, twice a week for 20 weeks. You're also expected to do your own homework (shoot pics in your spare time).
 

Deming86

New Member
Mar 27, 2008
261
0
0
SengKang
#11
Hmm.. How would the certification help in Singapore's context? When applying for photojournalistic jobs?
 

G-man

Senior Member
Mar 2, 2006
2,295
6
38
My House
#13
If I am going to hire a creative person (photographer, designer, copywriter, artist etc), I won't even look at the certification first. I would look at his/her portfolio. Don't get too hung up on certs. Certs are merely proof that you have completed a fixed course and have demonstrated an ability to understand the fundamentals of the course. Almost anyone can complete a course.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom