Creative Mobile Photography Portrait, ThePufferfish, Metacircles Int'l, Sin Kok Wai, Della Ng

Creative Mobile Photography – Portraiture 

Learn the trending portraiture style using just your mobile phone


Who are facilitating? | What’s in it for you? | What to prepare?  | Testimonial | Past Three Workshops  | FAQ | T&C

12 Nov 2019 (Tuesday)

Day Session: 3-5pm
Evening Session: 6.30-8.30pm SOLD OUT
Venue: Funan 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105

Do you envy the pictures others pose of themselves on social media and you increasing get frustrated with your photographic efforts?

Are you tired of the same old, same old, run-of-the-mill images?

You can now learn the tips and tricks of having your portrait in various moods from serious to glamour to casual to fun and carefree.

Portraits for work, portraits for friends and for family albums.

What are the little-known hacks that you can style and pose for a better portrait?

There are ways to put your look together that propels your personal brand forward. Check out your best photogenic side when posing. Apply disruptive photography for the artistic edge to stand out from the crowd.

Think how fun it is to create special portraits of yourself, your loved ones and even of your pets on a regular basis.

The facilitators will share simple step-by-step art direction, styling and photography techniques.

Join us for a hands-on, experiential workshop where you get to experiment with the various tools and props provided, all conveniently shot from your handy smartphone.

At the end of the workshop, you walk away with cool shots that are for keeps or to upload on Facebook, Instagram and any other popular social media sites.

A collaborative event by: Metacircle International LLP and ThePufferfish Pte Ltd

Facilitated by Della Ng and Sin Kok Wai

Who are facilitating?


Della Ng

Creative and retail consultant cum trainer for high-end brands to chain stores to independent stores to service sectors such as Givenchy, On Pedder Group, FJ Benjamin, Bata Regional, Fuji Xerox to Manhattan Fish Market to Wildlife Reserves Group to Orchard Central and more.

Based in Melbourne, Della is an experienced international trainer with more than 20 years of retail experience. Her passion in creativity, floristry, styling and visual merchandising has been recognized as an invited speaker at seminars and invited judge at competitions. Being a certified life coach, she is able to cheerlead her participants and clients to scale greater heights with breakthroughs. A self-professed serial crafter, she sets aside time to give back to the community through her creative skills.

She has facilitated classes from Singapore to Australia to being on a UN mission to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. She was an invited speaker in Shanghai for The Asian Fashion Federation Conference as well as being a workshop presenter at the Asian Fashion Exchange, a keynote speaker for the HDB Retail Seminar and a guest speaker at The Republic Polytechnic.

Sin Kok Wai

An 80% OCD Commercial Photographer who has been creating portraits and lifestyle shots for:

Brands: Singpost, Schlumberger, ECG Property, SingCapital, Intercontinental Hotel Group Shanghai, DBS, Nike, Canon, WestPac Bank, Blackrock

Magazines: World Of Watches, AugustMan, Icon, Changi Class, Home & Living, i-Weekly, Women’s Weekly, Trinity Christian Centre

Notable figures: Nico Rosberg, Mark Lee, Felicia Chin, Vivian Lai, Sheila Sim, Ernestine Fu, Najip Ali, Christopher Lee, Li Nanxing, Jean Danker

Photography is not simply snapping and producing pictures. Kok Wai creates the images for every client to connect with the audience. His determination to produce that “perfect picture” has given him opportunities to work with CEOs, celebrities, famous homes, luxury watches to architectural structures of various buildings. With more than 14 years of experience under his belt, he is constantly on the look-out for fresh new perspectives and ideas.

His Graphic Design degree from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (University of Central England) has served him well when it comes to engaging clients with knowledge of executing a photography campaign to creating an image that wows the audience. His deep passion for photography has also spurred him to share his experience with kids and youths in schools, guiding them to develop their talents in photography

He has trained students from 20 MOE Schools, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, And Even Staff From Singapore Prison Service.

I loved Della’s enthusiasm, energy and knowledge. I am taking away a lot of tips on VM (visual merchandising) and am certainly encouraged to study and learn more about VM and operations.

Zuzana IStones that Rock

Keep it up! Love and I enjoyed the course (:

Wendy H

Kok Wai really understands the challenges and needs of SMEs. I have the privilege of being his client. He made me see things I could not see, in the way that is non-threatening. The advice and guidance he helped me do and provided me with were very good. I am engaging him again for something else related to web content. He is really good!!! And I mean it, cos someone said that last week too!!

Kevin PhunLecturer and practitioner in Sustainable Tourism

What’s in it for you?


Well taken pictures can be used for professional purposes from resumes to profiling to introductions. The images represent brand You.

Pictures capture moments of time. Imagine years later you see yourself, your family, friends and even pets with a visual story to tell. In this workshop you will be exposed to creative styling and photography to frame your subject matter for a focal point of interest, capturing the emotions. They are great for self introductions and content creation.

Explore different styles when shooting with everyday props. Master skills and techniques with smartphones and technology for easy phonetography.

The hosts of this workshop are industry practitioners who will share tried and tested ways of achieving results that will save you time and resources from raw state to insta-fame in small simple steps.

Dress your best for the look you want.  Bring an extra outfit or accessories should you want to create a different look. Be prepared to strike a pose.

Come join us for a fun and interactive session. Seats are limited.


What you will learn

● The styling formats so you can get it right the first time;

● Creative use of props without spending $$$ on them;

● Visual storytelling that leaves an impression;

● Smart use of smartphones for photography: after all the best camera is the one in your pocket;

● Basic framing, composition, and ambient lighting tips that make your photos stand out from the noobs;

● Editing image and readiness to share on social media, all with your handy mobile, not desktop!


What you will get

● Ideas and examples for inspiration;

● Rare opportunity to muck around and have fun experimenting

● Explore various locations for a shoot

● Professional guidance and feedback during practical sessions;

● Assisted photo shoot, images ready to use;

● One follow through post-course visual audit.

What to prepare?


What to bring

● Your cheerful, creative self;

● Selected presentable attire that best represents you that you may want to use for the shoot.

● Your smart phone with sufficient memory space, a fully charged battery and bring additional power bank, for just in case situations.


What to wear

● Your favourite attire

● Preferably come with covered-toe footwear for safety reasons

Terms & Conditions

  • By attending the workshop, participants would allow the event hosts to take and use photographs that may include any participant for publicity and promotion.

  • Participants agree to receive lesson content updates and special offers/events, which can be unsubscribed anytime.

  • Please note that payment is to be made in full prior to commencement of the course to confirm a seat on a first come first serve basis.

  • Cancellations made less than seven days’ notice before the start of the course will forfeit 75% of the paid class fee.

  • Participants withdrawing after the course has commenced are not entitled to a refund.

  • If the participant is unable to attend, the workshop booking may be transferred to another person by notifying the facilitator/s.

  • In the unfortunate event that MetaCircle International and/or ThePufferFish have to cancel the class, a full refund will be given or an alternative class will be arranged.

  • The facilitators reserved the right to make any amendments to the course content without notice.


1. Compare to some workshops, this looks expensive

We understand how you feel.
We know there are cheaper or even free ones.

They are fine.

What makes us different is, we each have at least 14 years in our respective industry. (styling and photography)

Della is a Visual Merchandiser and consultant based in Melbourne, her clients include:
Givenchy, FJBenjamin, Triumph, Popular, Bata Regional, Manhattan Fish Market, Wildlife Reserves Group, Fuji Xerox, Orchard Central, Carrie K, Singapore Retailers Association, Moto World and more.

Kok Wai has shot products for Nike, HP, Sony, BP De Silva, World of Watches, a few ad agencies, a cookbook, many local magazines and many more.

So we are not just trainers per se. We are practitioners who like to share.
What we share are tried and tested hacks.

Sometimes we let loose a few trade secrets without knowing ?

With the hands-on, we don’t just leave you to explore, but help to set up and troubleshoot individual product shoot.

In short, participants like yourself are getting pro help at a fraction of the pro fees.
Like a group tuition ?


2. What’s so different about the workshop?

First, this won’t be the draggy, technical photo workshop, with 101 photo foundations to learn, but seldom used. Right off the bat we’ll share with you practical tips and hacks you can apply on your mobile phone.

Second, you’ll have 2 professionals helping you with your shoot, accompanied by loads of props and supporting lighting equipment.

Next, Della will share with all, how to find, or make suitable props without cringing at the price tags.

One more… we have follow-through access and follow-up notes after the workshop!


3. Other questions?

Drop me an email or Messenger me