About the 1 Minute Photographer
Yup that’s what 1minphotog is.
One Minute Photographer.
Why ‘photog’ ?
Back then when I was freelancing for a local media magazine publisher, I heard the phrase ‘photog’.
I thought that’s a rude way to call a photographer.
Aeons later, after diving into the world of web design and marketing, it is more important what’s catchy for the end-user or client.
So there we go, photog.
Why 1 Minute ?
For the past 5+ years, I’ve been more involved in training school teens and adults photography.
While photography is an exciting skill, the technicality can be a bore.
So far I can almost count on my hand, the number of people who asked me any technical questions.
Just tell me how to get it done already!
They didn’t say that, but from the palm-on-chin poses I see during classes, I know I better stop explaining the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, plus how ISO can affect the exposure.
See? You are dozing off too!
So now, I try my best to make each photo skill as easy as possible.
One minute is easy on the ear and I do hope I can instruct each photo skill within one minute.
My name is Kok Wai and I really like photography since Primary 5 or 6. I did some free gigs during my school days and also shot for the school’s editorial board.
Fast forward one or 2 decades, photography became my profession for another 10+ years.
I am a registered trainer/Instructor with the Ministry of Education since Aug 2014
I prepare lesson plan & activities based on the target audience.
My style is to make learning beyond a download of technical skills. Because you can Google them easily!
Learn photography from a couple of hours to an epic 25-hr program!
Training CV, sort of.
Kingston Int’l School 2016
• Profession Photography Talk
MHC (Make Health Connect) 2014
• How to look better in portrait
BNI 2006 – 2012
• Various photography topics
1. Pufferfish Studio ’08
• Basic photography
• Professional Look with Compact Camera
2. Singapore Prison Service ’18
3. Style-Shoot-Send Workshop ’18-’19
Styling, shooting and editing of products for social media
4. Mobile Portrait Workshop ’19
Creative portrait photography with a mobile phone.
5. Walk-and-Shoot, Introvertsnetwork Asia ’19
Nature-themed walk-and-shoot at Coney Island using a mobile phone.
CCA Photography Program
Commonwealth Sec Sch ’18-’19
Kent Ridge Sec Sch ’18-‘2020 (paused due to COVID19)
Short Photography Course
Boon Lay Gardens Pri Sch ’17-’18
• 10-hr iPad Photography
Bartley Sch Sch ’17
• 9-hr iPad Video
Geylang Methodist Sec ’17
• 12-hr Portrait Studio
Spectra Sec ’17
• 6-hr Event & Sports
Woodgrove Sec ’17
• 18-hr Editorial + Lightroom
Crest Sec Sch ’17
• 16-hr Portrait and Photoshop
Bartley Sec ’17
• 18-hr iPad photography and Photoshop
Boon Lay Garden Pri Sch ’16
• 10-hour iPad photography
Bukit Panjang Government High Sch ’16
• 8-hour DSLR Photography
Ahmad Ibrahim Sec Sch ’16
• 25-hour film production
East Coast Pri Sch ’16
• 15-hour Digital Video (9 classes)
Northbrooks Sec Sch ’16
• 20-hour Digital Video
Innova JC ’15
• 4-hr Basic DSLR Photography
Broadrick Sec Sch ’15
• 10-day Basic Photography
Sengkang Sec Sch ’15
• 2-Day Basic Photography
Blangah Rise Pri Sch ’15
• 4-day Basic Photography
Bukit Panjang Government High Sch ’14
• 3-day Basic Photography
Mayflower Pri Sch ’11, ’18
• 3-day Basic Photography