I give private 1-1 coaching online. Being a professional photographer myself, I understand the limitations of not being with certain equipment can make learning difficult. All lesson modules are typically structured into three 1-hour lesson packages (to be finished within a month each).

  • Before the first lesson, you will receive a basic questionnaire so I am able to understand your personal goals, interests and learning pace for the modules you have booked the lessons for.

  • In the first lesson, we will explore the technicalities and the concepts. At the end of the first lesson, we will work together to set feasible shooting assignments for you where you can apply the concepts.

  • In the second lesson, we will review your experience of shooting based on your learnings - run through the difficulties, bridge the knowledge gaps. You will also receive additional resources you can explore on the internet to enrich your exploration in the concepts. We will once again set feasible shooting assignments for you - this time to push the limits of what you think you are able to achieve.

  • In the third lesson, we will review of the shots you have, review your progress, set learning goals for your personal development beyond the lessons.

You can, however, choose to book single 1-hour lessons, to take it at a pace you are comfortable with to fit your own schedule.

Investment & Process

Single 1-hour lessons are priced at S$250 & three 1-hour lesson packages are priced at S$600. Email me which you would like to take on - along with the modules you are looking at. I will send you a questionnaire to better understand your goals and interests for those particular modules, as well as an online payment link. Once the payment has been made, I will co-ordinate with you to schedule the lessons!

Technical Introductions

The Camera

  • How is an Image Created?

  • Camera Obscura

  • Modern Cameras & Sensors, Camera Components, Camera Functions

  • Three Exposure Controls, Using the light meter, Exposure Time, Exposure, Shutter Speed & Shutter Angle

  • Exposure and Aperture, Controlling Exposure, Creative Use of Exposure Time

Camera Movement

  • When Was the Camera Moved First?

  • Camera Movement Types, Moving the Camera Successfully, Static Shots

  • Significant Camera Movement

  • Introduction to Moving Images

Creative Lighting

  • How Does Light Help Tell a Story?

  • Three-Point Lighting

  • Practical Lighting Applications

  • Lighting Analysis

  • Lighting the Face

  • Visual Intensity, Contrast and Affinity, Contrast in Colour, Evaluating Colour Contrast

The Lens

  • What is a Lens? Lens Types

  • Lens Speed, Field of View, Sharpness, Distortion, Perspective and Depth

  • The Illusion of Depth, Guidelines for choosing a Lens

  • How is an Image Created?

  • Camera Obscura

  • Modern Cameras & Sensors, Camera Components, Camera Functions

  • Three Exposure Controls, Using the light meter, Exposure Time, Exposure, Shutter Speed & Shutter Angle

  • Exposure and Aperture, Controlling Exposure, Creative Use of Exposure Time

The Light

  • What Can Light do?

  • How Does Light Help Tell a Story?

  • Properties of Light – Angle, Colour, Diffusion, Illumination, Depth and Shape, Texture, Mood

  • Light Analysis

Post Production

  • Introduction to basic editing & colour grading

Camera Placement

  • Camera Distance, Examining a Shot

  • Shot Types, Shot Size and Lenses

  • Over the Shoulder Shot, Two Shot, Camera Height, Eye Level Height, High Angle, Low Angle, The "Hero" Shot, Objective and Subjective, Camera Work Audience Viewpoint, First-Person Viewpoint, Third-Person Restricted Viewpoint, Omniscient Viewpoint, Point-of-View Shot

Lighting Tools

  • Professional Lighting Tools

  • Safety

  • Improvised Lighting

The Story

  • What is a Story?

  • Story Basics, Narrative Film, Conflict, Protagonist, and Antagonist

  • Visual Guidelines, Creative Inspiration, Visual References

  • The Shot List, Planning Shots

  • Storyboards

 

In-Depth Lessons

Elements & Principles of Design in Photography

  • Principles of design

  • How does design cross-over to photography?

  • Applications of design principles in photography

People & Portraiture 101

  • What is a portrait?

  • What makes a good portrait?

  • How to speak to people when photographing

  • Face shapes and face features

  • Lighting for different faces

  • Emotions and connection

  • Lenses for portraiture

Architecture & Spaces 101

  • Working with light & shadows

  • Shooting perspectives

  • Maximising the use of lenses & other equipment for architecture & space

  • Working with limitations - equipment, space, light

  • Intro to lens corrections & other post-production techniques for architecture & space

Visual Storytelling 101

  • Breaking a narrative into a shot list

  • Planning the shots - equipment, light & production

Principles of Lighting 101 - Natural Light

  • Qualities of natural light

  • How to find the “perfect light”

  • Metering and exposure with natural light

  • How light changes colour

  • How to mould natural light for your shot

Landscapes & Cityscapes 101

  • Shooting during the day VS at night

  • Tips to scout for the perfect vantage points

  • Maximising the use of lenses & other equipment for landscapes & cityscapes

  • Finding & following the light

Street & Street Portraiture 101

  • What is street photography?

  • What is a portrait?

  • How to navigate unfamiliar streets and people

  • Personal and equipment safety

  • Lenses for the street

  • The decisive moment

Principles of Lighting 101 - Artificial Light

  • Types of artificial lights

  • Introduction to working with flash guns & strobes

  • How light modifiers change the quality of light