Photography Bootcamp (Synchronous e-learning)

Offered by School of Film & Media Studies

Short Course / 5 days / TGS-2021008893

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

This course has been designed for professionals in the media and business sector as well as photography enthusiasts to get a headstart in digital photography. This 5-day course will help them build a strong foundation in indoor and outdoor photography capturing various subjects across different settings including product, portrait, street and landscape/cityscape.

Learning Outcomes

The Immersive Photography Bootcamp course covers 4 areas of photography, namely Mobile Photography, Product Photography, People Photography, and Photo Editing. Specifically, this course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Digital & Mobile Photography
  • Gain experience on how to take professional photographs
  • Interesting visual elements that can enhance your photo
  • Effective photography with different camera angles and lens choices
  • Composition techniques for Product & People photography
  • How to make use of existing light in Product & People photography
  • Basic people & street photography
  • Practicum: Photo Field Trip at select sites
  • Improve your photography Golden Ratio & Rule of Thirds
  • Basic skills in photo editing using software / apps such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Colour treatment / Black & White manipulation


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 5 days
Time: 9am – 6pm
Delivery Mode: Hybrid learning (Face-to-face & Synchronous e-Learning via Zoom)
Venue: Zoom (for online sessions) & Ngee Ann Polytechnic (for face-to-face sessions)

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

– Media communications practitioners from SMEs or MNCs or home-based entrepreneurs who create content for their organisations or businesses.
– Photography enthusiasts looking to explore side work as freelance photographer to create an additional income stream.

Course Fees

Funding period is from 1 Oct 2021 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.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024.


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
  • Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

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

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$1792.80
Singaporeans aged below 40 qualified for SkillsFuture Funding*$532.86
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy*$200.86
Singaporeans qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs*$200.86
Singapore Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$537.84
Singapore Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$205.84
Others (and Repeat Students)$1792.80