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Learn Creative Photography Principles from Master Photographer


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Course Objectives

This course is developed based on Joseph KS Tan's book - Creative Foundation to Good Photography. Joseph has been teaching the 5 principles taught in his book since Apr 1992.  Thousands of students have benefited tremendously from his teaching with some even exhibited their works world-wide. This course is a revised version of the book but in online learning delivered through a mobile app.

Learning Outcomes

In this course, you will be introduced to essential techniques and key principles of creative photography that will help you take great photographs which you can confidently share on your blogs and social media that will be admired and appreciated by your followers. The course will cover topics such as the following:

  1. Proper Camera Handling
  2. Lighting
  3. Colour Harmony
  4. Sharp in Focus
  5. No Distraction
  6. Rule-of-Thirds with 6 Symbols Composition
  7. Basic Settings in DSLR cameras

Target Participants

This course will serve as a practical guide for all who wish to learn how to take great creative photographs. It is a must for not only those who have interest in photography but also for those who wish to take good photographs for personal or professional use.

Instructors' Profile

Joseph SK Tan was featured amongst the top 30 Portrait Photographers in the book “The Business of Portrait Photography” published by AMPHOTO of New York in 1996. He was appointed as the Royal Photographer for Brunei from 1986-1990 and also had the opportunity to photograph the Royal Families of Brunei, Thailand and many eminent politicians and celebrities.

Joseph has been featured in the local and foreign media, including the Australian News in 1989. During the World Photography Day on 19 Aug 2010, he received the Life Time Achievement award in the National and International Field of Photography from India International Photographic Council, Delhi.

Joseph started the Joseph Master Photography (JMP) in April 1992 and has been conducting various photography courses from basic to advanced levels, including Portraiture and Commercial subjects for both Amateur and Professionals.

Course Co-Developer
Paul Phua, Senior Manager & Instructional Designer of Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (Temasek Polytechnic)