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Suwandi Chandra School of Photography


UPDATE (14 June 2021)

As we are in the midst of Covid-19 Pandemic, all the class will be conducted through online. There will be no face-to-face class until further notice. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy

With the help of seasoned photographers, Suwandi Chandra Photography features programs effectively designed to enhance the skills of all levels, from the basics of digital photography to advanced lighting skills.

The school caters to participants with necessary photography know-how so they can make the most of their cameras.  

Seasonal Workshop

DCIM105GOPROOur short workshop is offered in a choice of one or several season meetings, covering such subjects as:

        • Introduction to camera/photography tools
        • Developing eye of photography
        • Intermediate and advanced level courses focusing on one of the following topics: nature, travel, basic to advanced editing, studio, and more. 

Outdoor Course

SCP-8509We customize our outdoor photography session with a fun outing, in which our seasoned photographers will take in charge as both tour guide and photography mentor.

Whether it is for a half-day trip or a couple of days stay, your travel leisure will pave the way for advancing your photography skills. The excitement of our fun photography outing allows you to have a direct experience with the surroundings, capturing the wonders of amazing places such as Lake Toba, Bukit Lawang, Brastagi Simalem, Bali, and more.

Regular Course

scp_class1We offer a regular curriculum in a 10-meeting course delivered twice per week. This five-week course program consists of five meetings of theory class and five meetings of practical session

Delivered in a small group, which limits to a maximum number of eight participants per class, the program is effectively designed to meet the course objective of enhancing the participants’ photography proficiency at best.

We customize our course with the program applied at School of Photography in New York as the benchmark.

The following is the course syllabus:

Session 1 (Essential Foundation Photography) – Theory:

        • What is photography?
        • Guidelines for eyes of photographer
        • Understanding how camera works
        • Types of lens and their characteristic
        • Understanding aperture, focal length
        • Aperture & shutter priority (Tv/S, Av/A)

Session 2 (Essential Foundation Photography) – Practical/Outing

        • Assignment / Test (Venue: Tjong A Fie Mansion)
        • Depth of field, motion/shutter speed, panning, etc.

Session 3 (Composition & Perspective) – Theory/Review:

        • Photo review & critiques for the previous outing
        • Types of photography
        • Composition
        • Perspective
        • Exposure
        • Filters

Session 4 (Photo Outing) – 2hrs:

        • Photo hunting at Cemara Asri area, lake, temple, etc.
        • Practice composition and technique from session 3.

Session 5 (Basic Photo Editing/Photo Management):

        • Photo review/critique/Q&A
        • Basic photo editing (Tips & Trick)
        • Introduction to lighting (Natural Light/Available Light)

Session 6 (Photo Outing):

        • Istana Maimun/Masjid Raya/Jalan Perniagaan
        • Depends on weather

LightingSession 7 (Lighting 1) Theory:

        • Photo review
        • Natural lighting
        • Available lighting
        • Artificial lighting
        • Flash/Strobe

Session 8 (Lighting 1) Practical/Assignment

        • Photo session for Natural Light, Available Light in the classroom
        • Still life
        • Photo review

Session 9 (Lighting 2) Theory:

        • Basic portrait lighting
        • Studio portraiture
        • Location portraiture
        • Wedding photography

Session 10 (Lighting 2) Practical/Assignment:

        • Photo session for portrait lighting
        • Studio portraiture
        • Photo review

Suwandi Chandra Photography


        • Theory Session:
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Suwandi Chandra Photography

        • Address: Medan – North Sumatra, Indonesia
        • Tel: +62 813 7055 3990

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