Best 5 Photography Courses in Singapore for Shutterbugs

Photography Courses in Singapore
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Photography is a passion for many people and for some it becomes a profession. Singapore is a place filled with natural beauty, modern architecture, colorful nightlife & amazing skyline that you wouldn’t help, but taking pictures at every corner in Singapore. The tourists who visit Singapore can’t resist themselves from taking photos. Many people opt photography as their hobby which motivates them to learn this skill at a higher level for which they need to get training from professionals and enroll in one of the photography course in Singapore.

Photography  Courses in Singapore

For these Shutterbugs we have made a list of institutes which offer short and long photography courses in Singapore.

1- Pictorial

The Pictorial is one of the recommended photography training centers in Singapore for basic and advance photography courses. They have the best professional teachers who are always willing to help the students in every possible way. Pictorial came into existence in the year 2007, and since then pictorial has been serving the government and private sector locally and internationally.

The founders of Pictorial Keith and Aundry have been working in the photographic domain since 1990’s. They offer 4 types of photography courses including beginner level, advanced level, comprehensive course which is a mixture of beginner and advanced level. There is a Singapore photography tour in which the students have a chance to visit different places, make new friends and touch the new skies in photography.

Address: 1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi #04-07, Singapore 179803
Phone:+65 8488 7773
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2- John Arifin

John Arifin was amongst the first to share his photography knowledge in 2002 through photography workshops in Singapore which involved theory and practical outings. John has developed very engaging 2 day workshops in small groups to master the camera in just 7 hours. John provides Basic Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, Macro Photography workshops, local Camera Walks and Adobe Lightroom training for photographers of different levels.

John is also a wildlife and nature travel writer. He contributed his work to regional magazines such as Asian Geographic magazine. He gives corporate talks on photography, travel and wildlife in Asia. You can see more of his works at

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3- Phocus Academy

Phocus Academy is a renowned name serving pretty large organizations of different business sectors, namely Standard Chartered, Discovery Networks, Grundfos, ITE Bukit Batok, Royal Insignia and many more in Singapore. Phocus came into existence in the year 2009, and the core reason for its birth was to educate people who are passionate about learning photography; the ideology of Phocus is less equipment, less theory, and more about photography.

They  focus less on equipment and their workshop is for all photographers no matter if you do not own a DSLR. Their photography is inspired by observing the passion of people to capture good photos regardless of the equipment they use.

Address: 111, North Bridge Road, #05–32, Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179098
Phone:+65 9765 4224
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4- School of Photography Singapore (SOPS)

The SOPS was founded in the year 2009 by hard work and dedication of Alan Lim. He first started on with two studios Alan Lim studio and Eleven Photography. Continuous hard work and sincerity lead him to the path of success and he was selected by the prime minister to capture his series of portraits and later he was appointed to capture the memoir of prime minister’s father.

All this quick success led his way to the existence of SOP, the goal of the SOP is same as that of Alan Lim to spread the knowledge about photography no matter who wants to learn whether he is a beginner, an amateur, or a professional.

Address: 45 Jalan Pemimpin, #03-02C, Singapore
Phone:+65 8133 5134
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5- Photography Institute

The most unique and precious service provided by the Photography Institute is the online photography course in Singapore, none other institutes offer online courses. An online course has gathered millions of students at one platform who aim for one similar goal. The photography institute offers higher level diploma in photography and the support for students is available 24/7 which helps in encouraging the students.

The adobe products have student discounts, payment options are flexible, plus you can have money back in 7 days with guarantee of Photography Institute in Singapore. It is a must try when you visit Singapore, all the photography lovers need to try their services especially the 24/7 student support.

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These are some of recommended names for photography courses  in Singapore. If you want to recommend a service or share your experience, please do so by adding comments below. If you’re looking to buy gears for your photography course, you can read our guide to buy digital camera in Singapore. If you’re low on budget and planning on renting a camera then you can checkout this article about renting a digital camera in Singapore. If you want to be more creative, then you can also checkout these places to print your photos in Singapore.

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