The Art of Digital Photography


If you desire your photographs to be inspiring, memorable and awesome, come to this 12-hour programme! You will learn to master your camera settings (aperture, shutter, ISO), understand the impact of composition, learn focus techniques to achieve the desired depth of field, use filters for dramatic effects & learn Adobe's awesome post-processing tools.

The course comprises of three segments. In the first segment, you will learn about the gear that is best suited for photography. You will also learn to master aperture, exposure and focus settings in your camera as well as composition techniques. You will also learn how to use filters. In the second segment, you will learn post-processing skills to transform the RAW images into awesome works. In the last segment, we will go for an outdoor, hands-on sunrise and morning shoots (subject to weather conditions), to capture the scenic views before proceeding back to the classroom to post-process your photos. We will end off with a sharing and presentation session of your works.

Who should attend?

 This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who desire to deepen their skills in photography and in post-processing. Designed for DSLR and mirrorless users.

Entry Requirement

Computers (Windows 10) installed with Adobe CC 2019 will be provided for post-processing lessons. Course participants need to be conversant with the use of Windows 10. 


Certificate of Attendance will be issued by RP upon completion of course.

Trainer Profile

Award winning photographer, Mr Fong Yew Chan has been pursuing his passion for the past 30 years. His favorite genre is travel and macro photography as it allows him to capture the beauty and splendor of nature while he travels all over the world. Being an engineer by training, he knows how to exploit the camera to its fullest while appreciating the beauty of nature and composing it for the perfect shot. He enjoys capturing nature scenes which “the eye cannot see”. He is extremely proficient in digital post processing techniques using Adobe tools and is able to transform ordinary looking photos to extraordinary works. He has been conducting basic and advanced photography classes for adult learners as well as polytechnic students. You can visit his Facebook to view his photographic works.

Course Date

Tue Thur Sat
6:30pm to 9:30pm 6:30pm to 9:30pm 6:00am to 12:00noon
Run 12 13 Aug2019 15 Aug2019 17 Aug2019
Run 13 3 Sep2019 5 Sep 2019 7 Sep2019
Run 14 10 Sep 2019 12 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019

Course Duration

 12 Hours

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic & Outdoor Locations
Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme(WTS) Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR
$$476.15 $31.60 $47.62 $53.85 $142.85

 *Course fees accurate as of 25 February 2019, subject to review annually.

*SkillsFuture credit approved.
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Last updated on 19 Aug 2019

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.