This 2-day workshop is for photographers who want to take their photography to the next level. It concentrates on the aesthetic and technical aspects of documentary photography with an emphasis on the art of storytelling. This workshop is designed to help photographers develop a personal eye and their own storytelling style.

This 10-hour class provides an overview of how to shoot a picture story or picture essay. The elements of how to tell a picture story will be broken down for workshop participants.

Workshop Details

Duration : 2 Sessions, 5 hours per session

Venue: 30 Selegie Road, Selegie Arts Centre

CourseFees       :
$290/member, $330/non-member (for advance payment)
$300/member, $340/non-member (payment on course start date)

*Please make payment to confirm your place in the course.

Call us at 6334 3361 for information on payment and booking.

*Note: Course will commence when at least 4 students have registered for the course.

This workshop is for:

  • veteran and/or amateur photographers who would like more ‘ideas’ on how and what to shoot, regardless of photo content and purpose.
  • photographers who would like to know how to capture the moment in a ‘chaotic’ situation.
  • individuals working in volunteer welfare organisations in the areas of Health and Development, Events Coverage, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Rights, hoping to convey their message more effectively through photography.

What will be covered:

  • Technical discussions focusing on how to use photographic tools in real-world scenarios to capture the atmosphere and mood, while maintaining a sense of place;
  • Approaching subjects and establishing trust in order to photograph people in an intimate fashion;
  • Using form, lighting, and color in a sophisticated manner to communicate emotionally as well as editorially; balancing a personal point of view while respecting a subject’s situation and using focused editing to reveal a story’s essential truth.
  • Sharing of instructor’s personal photographic techniques, such as his choice of cameras, lenses, lighting, strobes, and filters.
  • Post-processing and arrangement of photos for exhibition or presentation.


Upon completion of the course, participants are required to submit a set of 6 mounted photos prints for assessment (size 8′ x 10′ or 8′ x 12′). Course certificates will only be awarded upon successful submission and grading of course works.