Short Courses

NEW! Landscape Photography: Photographing Bukit Brown and MacRitchie Reservoir

The historical Bukit Brown Cemetery combines lush landscapes with cultural elements, making it a favourite destination for birdwatchers, hikers, and history buffs. Nearby, MacRitchie Reservoir is a verdant tropical jungle teeming with wildlife, birds and idyllic natural scenes. This course will explore both areas as photographic subjects for learning about landscape and documentary photography.

Note: All applicants for this course must submit 10 of their own photographs to be considered for admission by the trainer. Please email it to

Trainer: Steve Golden

Steve Golden is a freelance travel and documentary photographer whose work has been used in books, magazines, newspapers, televised news, and digital articles. His latest book, Faces of Yangon, was published in 2020 and the work was exhibited at the Leica Gallery in Marina Bay Sands. He has lived in Asia for 32 years, including Japan and Singapore.


No. of classes Days Dates Time
5 Every Wednesday & Saturday 23 Feb – 9 Mar 2022 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Wed) and 7:00am – 10:00am (Sat)

Application Information

Course materials

Digital SLRs, preferably with interchangeable lenses. Tripods are essential.

Who should attend

Open to all photographers, regardless of ability level*. Cameras with interchangeable lenses are preferred but not required.

Note: Outdoor video shooting timings may change depending on optimal condition.

*For absolute beginners, you may wish to join Digital Photography for Absolute Beginners I & II before joining this course.

Important notes:

This course will require attendees to hike on trails for up to one hour in each direction for outdoor shoots.

The subject matter at Bukit Brown will include historical Chinese grave markers. Those who are not comfortable with photographing religious scenes, iconography or graves should avoid this course.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit
National Silver Academy (NSA) subsidy


(after National Silver Academy subsidy)