Recommended places to learn basic photography


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ryuuu

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Hi..

Just checking if any brothers/sisters can recommend any places in singapore to learn intensive basic photography lessons. i.e knowledge bowl/SSOP or others.

Perhaps if anyone willing to do coaching do pm me as well.

Thanks!:)
 

Flashbulb

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Hi..

Just checking if any brothers/sisters can recommend any places in singapore to learn intensive basic photography lessons. i.e knowledge bowl/SSOP or others.

Perhaps if anyone willing to do coaching do pm me as well.

Thanks!:)
Go library get a book and then using the examples mess around with your camera. The more you use the camera, the more you know what it can do. I think thats the best way to learn.
 

wuminlee

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i rem that if you bought a nikon camera, you can have a free basic photography course from Nikon.
dunno is it still valid or not
 

ryuuu

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Hi.

Thanks for all the views. In case anyone have not notice, I requested for places, not books. Have read books, but would like to try courses.

Ya, so do keep the inputs coming.
 

Flashbulb

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check if your community centre conducts photography classes first.
 

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can try objectifs too.
objectifs.com.sg
 

Estherfu

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Hi
I have attended 2 workshops with the knowledge bowl with Steven Yee recently and I have found them very beneficial. The proficiency class was really cost-effective.
You can look up the content of the basic class. If they have a few hours on hands-on outing, you'll be taught exactly what to set to produce results.
I agree with you that sometimes/some people need more guidance /spoon feeding. I have uploaded some photos in my blog, check it out.
But I think do get familiarised with your camera as much as possible to get the most out of any course you choose.
EF:D
Saccades
 

Flashbulb

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Hi
I have attended 2 workshops with the knowledge bowl with Steven Yee recently and I have found them very beneficial. The proficiency class was really cost-effective.
You can look up the content of the basic class. If they have a few hours on hands-on outing, you'll be taught exactly what to set to produce results.
I agree with you that sometimes/some people need more guidance /spoon feeding. I have uploaded some photos in my blog, check it out.
But I think do get familiarised with your camera as much as possible to get the most out of any course you choose.
EF:D
Saccades
The idea is when you pay for a class, you have tons of questions to ask as to why your camera for some reason cannot do something and so on. So just use the camera as much as possible first to find out what questions you need to ask.
 

fredlens

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i had attended both basic and advance classs from the ntuc photography named photography 2020
it include theory and field trips...
you can check it out at www.youngntuc.com.sg
 

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There are quite a number of basic photography courses posted at http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=121 which you can consider.

In addition, you can check out courses offerred by safra photographic club (http://safraphotoclub.com/main/index.php) and objectifs (http://www.objectifs.com.sg/photo.htm)

BTW, sub-station has a very good basic photography course (by Mr Lim Seng Tiong). Heard that the september training was postponed. Perhaps you can call them to check when will be the next course. Check it out at http://www.substation.org/courses/basic_photography.html
 

labla

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Why bother looking? you are in a place where all the pros are(not me) Just take shots and learn or learn from other people's shots around the galleries. :) Start here. It's a marvelous place to start. Check out the C&C and see whether you make the same mistakes. Then try out and post all you like :)
 

ryuuu

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Glad to receive so many inputs...Already know what I should do.
Thanks all!
 

Redkangoo

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Check this out

http://digitallab.canon.com.sg/scheduleregister.html

Basic Photography Course - Practical Techniques for Beginners
(Fee: SGD 200)



Lesson 1 - Introduction
• Photography versus snapshots
• Digital SLR concepts
• Lenses
• White Balance
• Filters
• Flash
• RAW versus JPEG
• Photo editing software


Lesson 2 – Understanding Exposure
• Aperture
• Shutter Speed
• Aperture, Shutter Speed with ISO
• 1/focal length explained
• Creative effect from Aperture: Depth of Field
• Creative effect from Shutter Speed: Controlling movements
Lesson 3 – Practical field trip 1
• Controlling Exposure
• Practicing Depth of Field
• Controlling movements on various subjects



Lesson 4 – Metering & basic flash
• Understanding Metering: How your camera respond to light
• Evaluative, Partial & Spot Metering
• Using camera’s built-in flash
• Using external Speedlite flash
• Bounced versus Direct flash

Lesson 5
• Metering in various lighting conditions
• Getting the right exposure from low to high contrast scene
• Backlighting situation
• Using flash
• Slow Sync and 2nd Curtain Sync flash
Lesson 6
• Output & presentation
• Basic RAW conversion
• Basic photo editing demonstration
• Printing
 

sanwong

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hi! like to find out if anyone has attended or heard of any reviews of the basic photography course by NAFA? they are starting classes next year but registration takes place about now...like to know if they are any good...thanks!
 

Flashbulb

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hi! like to find out if anyone has attended or heard of any reviews of the basic photography course by NAFA? they are starting classes next year but registration takes place about now...like to know if they are any good...thanks!
That depends on the trainer. do you know who is teaching and the qualifications?
 

sanwong

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was reading the course synopses they mailed me and it doesnt say much actually...sounds pretty basic, here it goes -

"an introduction to photographic processing techniques and permanently making an image by traditional and digital means, basic photo composition rules, demo on film processing and traditional darkroom printing & guidance on projects by the digital method"

its a 20 week course at $1200, didnt say who are the trainers though...i guess i would have to drop by and understand more... thot it wd be gd to get 1st hand account of someone who has attended or some 2nd opinion on the course...:)
 

Flashbulb

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was reading the course synopses they mailed me and it doesnt say much actually...sounds pretty basic, here it goes -

"an introduction to photographic processing techniques and permanently making an image by traditional and digital means, basic photo composition rules, demo on film processing and traditional darkroom printing & guidance on projects by the digital method"

its a 20 week course at $1200, didnt say who are the trainers though...i guess i would have to drop by and understand more... thot it wd be gd to get 1st hand account of someone who has attended or some 2nd opinion on the course...:)
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=121

above and Canon`s courses are what i would recommend if the place you are considering doesnt say too much about its trainers. Contrary to what people may think, i believe its the trainers that make a course popular or a failure.

besides, their courses are $200-ish for 10 week courses compared to $1.2k for a 20 week course if its one lesson per week.

this discussion is starting to resemble like asking which driving centre is better and which private instructor is best.
 

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