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Photography is, without doubt, one of the most rewarding pastimes we can have. Enjoyable, creative, stimulating and fun. It gives us the opportunity of putting our ideas into ‘print’ in a way that is both satisfying and artistic. The camera is like an artist’s palette. We are the Artists.

To be more productive, creative, and motivated than individuals on our own, this is the benefits of group-sharing/learning. Group activities enable all to discover deeper meaning in the content and improve on thinking and doing skills.

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Foundation Photography Course (6th~18th APR 2021)

Bukit Batok West Avenue 9

No of Session: 2 hrs per 8 sessions (2 hrs for field-trips)
S$300

Photography is, without a doubt, one of the most rewarding pastimes we can have. Enjoyable, creative, stimulating and fun. It gives us the opportunity of putting our ideas into ‘print’ in a way that is both satisfying and artistic. The camera is like an artist’s palette. We are artists.

Even though this is a class of 4 participants, everything you learn, you learn by doing! All your work is individual. You learn by taking ...pictures.

Here I taught photography as a practical skill, not as a theoretical course of study as I assume the participants have no prior knowledge or training before signing up for the course.

The course starts with fundamentals and moves up to complete mastery of professional techniques in causal but carefully planned steps.

The Foundation Photography Course will require participants to take lots of pictures. If this is called “work”, then…I work you hard. Absolutely!

When you want to take professional-looking pictures for your own satisfaction…perhaps win prizes in competition or even see your work being published. Some of my ex-students pursue photography as a career- full-time or part-time while keeping their day jobs.

6th Apr session one 7pm-9pm
10th Apr session two 4pm-6pm
10th Apr session three 7pm-9pm
11st Apr session four 4pm-6pm (day-outing)
11st Apr session five 7pm-9pm (photo critic)
17th Apr session six 6pm-9pm (night-outing)
18th Apr session seven 10am-12am (photo-critic)
18th Apr session eight 1pm-3pm

1st session
* Camera & Lens
* The exposure value factor.
2nd session
* Basic qualities of light and its effects.
* Controlling depth of field.
* Relationship between shutter speed & aperture.
3rd session
* Developing the Eye.
* Composition
4th session
* Hands-on photo session Day outing
5th session
* Photo Critic
* Ways of getting the proper exposure.
6th session
* Understanding the complex lighting situation. Night outing.
7th session
* Photo Critic
* Ways of getting the proper exposure.
8th session
*The Perfect Print.
* Image of the finished print.
* Step by step case study.

Medium of Instruction - Strictly in English
No of Participants per Class - 4 Persons

*** DO NOTE THERE WILL BE NO REFUND ONCE FEES ARE MADE, EXCEPT IN SITUATIONS WHEN THE WORKSHOP/COURSE IS CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE TRAINER.

*** Francis Lee’s Photography Courses & Workshops are endorsed by The National Arts Council & People’s Association. Registered with MOE ***

'Seeing, Photographing Beyond the Obvious。。。' Chinatown Fish Market

***Registered Members ONLY. ***
FOC. Restricted to 8 Members.
Meeting Point: McDonald's @ Lucky Chinatown, at Temple Street

*** Participate ONLY if you WILL listen & FOLLOW instructions on shooting ground, we're photographing people at work/doing businesses ***
* PHOTOcrafters Members ONLY.

* Participants MUST be present during *Briefing
It's never a good idea to do Street photography in groups. For me when 2 is already a crowd. When we're documenting happenings, we wouldn't want the attention to fall upon us as we're working our way closing-in to the subject. But since I'm too eager to share and with requests coming-in now & then... Let's do it.

Let's take this opportunity to learn and exactly for the same reason; to 'Learn'... is to be considerate when learning in groups. Be mindful when 1 selfish act can deprive others of their opportunities. Enough said on this!
The definition of 'STREET' implies casual as indeed it is what it is... a simple approach to a simple shot.

Falling short of saying... Hey! It's all about common sense but then again, how am I going to turn this into a workshop while it's all based on common sense? My requirement of you is to follow instructions, and it's not so much of me feeling the Superiority Might but your safety concern & your subjects' pride.

Travel light, any camera with lens focal range from 10mm~50mm.
Strictly no flash, we don't want to disrupt their on-going business and frighten their potential customers away. They're working and we're playing, not fair to them.

CLICK GOING TO REGISTER.
TRIPOD stays at home. Let's spare a thought for the crowd.

Optional: Special Michelin Star Wanton Mee Lunch at Hong Lim Food Complex. Pay your own.

Majestic Landscape Workshop (24th APR 2021)

Little Guilin

Workshop fees-
$135 (ex FULL-course students)
$170 (walk-in new participants)

The Essence of a Landscape captured... is nothing but merely a transition of seasons. Be it under the scorching heat of the desert or the slow current carrying the fallen leaves along the river, there's always something new yet to uncover even on familiar grounds.

The Majestic Landscape Workshop emphasis on the chemistry of mixing & matching important elements into one that will amount to a grand finishing. In other words, a Landscape is always waiting to be transformed yet at the same time, with unpredictable results. Learn the Art of Seeing beyond Looking, understand Light-Structuring for Visual-Impact images.

Essential tools~
* Digital cameras with Manual mode feature (spare batteries)
* Any Lenses of 10mm~200mm range.
* Cable-release / wireless remote control
* Sturdy Tripod
* Circular-Polariser / ND(1 or various variation) / Optional Color-grad Filters.

*** Do NOTE THERE WILL BE NO REFUND ONCE FEES ARE MADE, EXCEPT IN SITUATIONS WHEN THE WORKSHOP/COURSE IS CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE TRAINER.

** Workshop conducted by Francis Lee.
Endorsed trainer by The National Arts Council & People's Association. Registered with MOE **

BLACK n WHITE Photography Course (25th APR 2021)

Bukit Batok West Avenue 9

Workshop Fees-
* S$170 for ex-FULL course students
* S$200 for newly sign-up participants

I first taught this module in 1999 and it's an 18 hours 4 days FULL course that includes B&W films handling, shooting, Chemistry Darkroom film processing/developing/printing.

But in Today's Digital age, B&W photography is as popular as ever, and the good news is that it’s never been easier to create stunning B&W images. Although the process of digital B&W photography is different from film, what makes a good image remains the same.

To create a B&W image, many photographers simply click the desaturate button and leave it at that, convincing themselves they now have a piece of fine art shot. However, when we start to look at the process of creating black and white images we soon realize that it takes a lot more than that and we have a lot more to think about than just converting to grayscale and adding a nice pretty Ikea frame.

We need to keep our eyes peeled for elements like tonal contrast, strong lines, patterns, shapes and texture. We need to learn to see in grayscale... in other words; Selective Visualisation.
I'm offering a 3 hrs sessions, 1 day workshop that includes

1st Session-
* B&W visualization
* RGB/color tones & it's Effect
* Achieving good Tonal Range
* Effective Exposure-Valuation

2nd Session (field trip) -
* Using camera's different Metering mode
* Effective use of in-camera color setting
* Seeing beyond White Balance

3rd Session-
* Understanding your camera's software
* The Making of a B&W image

Essential (MUST HAVE) Tools Required :
* DSLR/ Advance PnS cameras
* Laptop with camera image-enhancing software *installed* (Software in CD-ROM supplied along with camera when purchasing) or Photoshop software of any series.
* Mouse & power-cord of Laptop

Workshop commences with a min of 5 pax & capped at 4. Registration confirmed with payment only. Invite yourself here 'GOING/ATTENDING' to make a head-count.

*** Francis Lee’s Photography Courses & Workshops are endorsed by The National Arts Council & People’s Association ***

* NOTE THERE WILL BE NO REFUND ONCE FEES ARE MADE, EXCEPT IN SITUATION WHEN THE COURSE IS CANCELLED OR RESCHEDULED AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE INSTRUCTOR.

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Bukit Batok West Avenue 9

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