Mobile Photography

Offered by School of Film & Media Studies

Short Course / 16 hours / TGS-2020509176

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Certification
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

Mobile Photography is for everybody! It is basically a format of photography created with mobile devices. If you have a smartphone, you can be a mobile photographer.

Join this 2-day CET Course and experience the joy of photography without worrying too much about the technical aspects of photography like Aperture and Shutter Speed. By using your smartphone’s camera features together with the essential photography skill you will be learning from this course, you can take your photography to the next level.  Less is more, if less can free you from the constraint.  Let’s have fun and enjoy the simplicity of Mobile Photography.

Mobile Photography will be conducted using smartphone. However, the aesthetics of photography you learned in this course is applicable to all formats of photography. If you have a digital camera and would like to bring along and use it during class, please feel free to do so.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Able to use the correct camera feature/setting of the smartphone to best capture the image you want.
  2. Able to problem solve in real-life shooting situation in order to capture image that best communicate your visual idea/intent.
  3. Able to use a variety of photography skill to create a photograph that has good visual interest to draw attention and engage your viewer.

Course 
Schedule

Course Dates: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: The 2-day short course consists of 16 hours of classroom activities and 8 hours of on-site learning/practice (including a photography field trip).

Time: 9am to 6pm (including one-hour lunch break)
Venue: Online (Synchronous e-learning via Zoom)

Day 1 Morning session – E-learning
a. Introduction to Mobile Photography
b. Use of Natural Lighting
Day 1 Afternoon session – E-learning
a. Visual elements in photography
b. Composition in photography
Day 2 Morning session – Field Trip
a. Photography field trip at location of your choice
Day 2 Afternoon session – E-learning
a. Editing to improve your photography
b. Edit your photograph and create a mini portfolio for submission

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

 

Lesson Plan

Course Outline

This course consists of the following:
• Introduction to Mobile Photography
• Tips for handling your mobile devices
• Storytelling with camera angles & point of view
• How to make use of existing light
• Interesting visual elements that can enhance your photograph
• Composition techniques for mobile photography
• Understand what makes a good photograph
• Practicum: Photography field trip at location of your choice
• Photo editing to improve image quality and composition

Trainer's Profile

Siew Kee Liong
Siew Kee Liong is a visual artist with vast experience in large-scale photography and digital videography. His works have been exhibited in Singapore, Japan and the USA. Kee Liong earned a Bachelor of Science in Motion Pictures in 1989 and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 1991. Since then, he has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on digital media, motion graphics and non-linear editing for enthusiasts and professionals. His trainees have come from the public sector, such as the Ministry of Education, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic, as well as media organisations, including Mediacorp Studios, Singapore Press Holdings, Walt Disney, CNBC Asia and CNN (Hong Kong).

Certification

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass the required assessment.


No prior knowledge of photography is required.


Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for beginning photographer, photography enthusiast; content creator who wants to use photography to value add their work;  and anyone who wishes to have fun in taking better photograph.

Equipment Requirements

  • The 2-day course will be conducted using mobile devices. However, if you have any digital camera and would like to bring along and use it during class, please feel free to do so.
  • Mobile E-Learning will be conducted during the optional Photo Field Trip. Estimated 90 mins of ZOOM call time is required.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 6 Jul 2020 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$449.40
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding $134.82
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy $50.82
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$50.82
Others (and Repeat Students)$449.40