Mobile Photography

Short Course / 2 days

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
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 Dates: TBC

Application Period: TBC

Duration: The 2-day short course consists of 8 hours of classroom learning activities and 8 hours of on-site learning/practice activities (Photo Field Trip).

Time: 9am to 6pm

Venue: Synchronous e-learning

Day 1 Morning session – E-learning
a. Visual Elements and Composition
b. Use of Natural Lighting
Day 1 Afternoon session – E-learning
a. Small Product
b. People – Creating a professional Headshot
Day 2 Morning session – Field Trip
a. Photo Walk at location of your choice*
Day 2 Afternoon session – E-learning
a. Edit your photo, creating a mini Portfolio for submission
*Chose a location for your field-trip, proceed with the photo-taking session on your own (more advise to be given by trainer)

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

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 1 modules:

Course Outline

This course consists of the following:
• Introduction to Mobile Photography
• Tips for handling your mobile devices
• Interesting visual elements that can enhance your photo
• Storytelling with different camera angles
• Composition techniques for mobile photography
• How to make use of existing light
• Basic people & street photography
• Practicum: Photo Field Trip at selected site
• Photo editing apps for mobile devices
• Use cropping to improve your photography

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).


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

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

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

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

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.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Singapore Citizens (SC) below the age of 40 years$134.82
Singapore Citizens (SC) aged 40 and above$50.82
Singapore Permanent Residents (PR)$134.82
Enhanced Training Support for SME Scheme (for SC & SPR)$50.82
Others (and Repeat Students)$449.40
Full Course Fee / Foreigners$449.40