Photography Courses

Basic Digital Photography (10 lessons)

Whether you are a film photography convert or starting a new hobby with the latest digital gadget, this introductory course is for you. There will be 8 classroom lessons and 2 practical lessons. Besides the basics of photography like type of cameras, lenses, exposures and composition, the course also covers the digital aspects like image size and quality, image transfer, file format and simple image enhancements that can be done on the computer.

Although the course is based on Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, users of digital compact camera will also benefit from it.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Fees: $192.60 (^SPC member) *Save $32.10
$208.65 (SAFRA member) *Save $16.05
$224.70 (Guest)

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Basic Photo Editing Course (8 lessons)

Basic Photo Editing Course (previously known as Basic Digital Darkroom) by SAFRA Photographic Club is suitable for photographers looking to enhance their photos. Learn all the Photoshop and ACDsee tips and tricks. The digital workflow of processing your photo such as enhancement, colour management, manipulation to the final presentation of your digital works will also be taught in this course.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: Every Thursdau
Time: 7.30pm - 10
Fees: $214 (^SPC member) *Save $32.10
$230.05 (SAFRA member) *Save $16.05
$246.10 (Guest)

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Monochrome Course (10 lessons)

If you still prefer the traditional way of creating a photo and do not mind getting your hands wet, this is the course you are looking for. Some basic knowledge in photography is needed for this course. The 10 lessons course gives you more hands on practices than sitting in a classroom. You will learn how to take photos in a black-and-white film, use filters especially for B/W photography, process the films yourself, as well as making prints up to 12X16 inches. You should be competent in darkroom printing and be able to keep this trade alive upon completing this course. You are also expected to submit a set of hand printed photos for assessment by a panel of established photographers to vie for the Best Student Award and in order to receive a certificate for successfully completing the course.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Fees: $224.70 (^SPC member) *Save $32.10
$240.75 (SAFRA member) *Save $16.05
$256.80 (Guest)

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Studio Portraiture Course (7 lessons)

This is an intermediate course for those who have basic knowledge in photography, as your attention will be in controlling the lighting equipment. Through the 7 lessons, you will have hands-on practice under the guidance of the instructor in setting up different lighting for all kind of facial characteristics. You will learn how to do a set ups from 1 to 5 or more lighting to create effects like Rembrandt, butterfly, broad and narrow, high and low key. Upon completing this course, you not only know how to set up studio lightings, but also how to handle and direct models in various poses. Certifications are given upon submission and passing of assessment after the course.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
Fees: $192.60 (^SPC member) *Save $32.10
$208.65 (SAFRA member) *Save $16.05
$224.70 (Guest)

^SPC : SAFRA Photographic Club

Nature Photography Course (7 lessons)

If you have a green thumb or are amazed by the colours and patterns in the world of nature, you may want to consider capturing them on photo.

This workshop style course covers the use of specialised equipment in micro and macro photography, making the best from available lighting, composition and some practical tips on surviving in wilderness.

These 7 lessons includes 5 field trips to locations like the Botanic Gardens, Nature Reserves as well as looking for unusual subjects at your own backyard.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: 1st lesson: Thursday
Subsequently: Every Sunday
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm (Thursday)
To be advised by instructor (Sunday)
Fees: $192.60 (^SPC member) *Save $32.10
$208.65 (SAFRA member) *Save $16.05
$224.70 (Guest)

^SPC : SAFRA Photographic Club

Outdoor Portraiture Course (7 lessons)

Taking photos of friends in the outdoor for "I’ve been here" shots is easy. But directing models for the calendar-like or fashion magazines style is an art and that you will learn in this workshop.

There is 1 classroom lesson and 6 practical field trips.

You will learn how to make the best use of available lightings, to use reflectors or fill-in flash during practical lessons. Also covered during lessons are choosing of backgrounds, depth-of-field control and directing the model.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: 1st lesson: Thursday
Subsequently: Every Sunday
Time: 7.30pm - 10pm (Thursday)
To be advised by instructor (Sunday)
Fees: $192.60 (^SPC Member) *Save $32.10
$208.65 (SAFRA Member) *Save $16.05
$224.70 (Guest)

^SPC : SAFRA Photographic Club

Monthly Photo Shoot Sessions

These sessions are conducted with a thematic focus. Themes may centre on festivities, traditional costumes, swimwear and interests like biking.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: Every Sundays
Time: 9am - 11am
Fees: No fixed fees (Please email to enquire)

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Travel Photography Course (5 lessons)

This workshop style course is specially designed for frequent travelers who want to take postcard-like photos on their trips.

The course covers topics from selecting the best time to travel, to planning your routes, equipment for different terrains, best film and filters to use as well as how to compose and expose.

You will also see many beautiful shots by well-traveled instructors in the 5 lessons course.

Venue: SAFRA Mount Faber, SAFRA Photographic Club
Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Fees: $107 (^SPC member) *Save $32.10
$123.05 (SAFRA member) *Save $16.05
$139.10 (Guest)

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For the commencement date and more information on any of the above, please contact:
Xiwen: nxiwen@safra.sg

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