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Course Overview

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.

Who Should Attend

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.

What You'll Learn

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



Mode of Assessment


Quiz & Task challenges








Participants will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion issued by Temasek Polytechnic upon completion of each MLC.

Course Schedule

Intake Info

Application Period

Course Duration

Mobile Online Learning

No Expiry date


10 to 15 lessons with each lesson duration of about 15 mins


Course Fees

Fee Type Item Course Fees 
Full Course Fee  S$49.99

You can make payment via credit card at our partner's (Gnowbe) payment gateway when you click 'Buy Now' in our website. Upon successful payment and registration, you will receive a receipt via email and you may start your course immediately.

(Singaporeans aged 25 and above can also purchase the MLCs using their SkillsFuture Credit at checkout if the course is SkillsFuture Credit Approved.)

Lecturer/Trainer Profile

Course Co-Developer


Paul Phua, Senior Manager & Instructional Designer of Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (Temasek Polytechnic)


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Course Contact

If you have any enquiries, please contact us below or submit an enquiry form here
  • 67881212
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)
    8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)
    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.

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