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2 day professional photography course, class,workshop in Singapore with John Arifin

6 Days 5 nights
Borneo Nature Photography Workshop, Tour, Trip
& Expedition.

Travel with professional nature & wildlife photographer & instructor, John Arifin, on location to Borneo for 6D5N. Sharpen your skills & bring home memorable images. Book the workshop early.

6D5N Borneo Nature Photography Workshop
Trip Date   April- May borneo photo workshop
Trip Cost   S$2500/person(estimated)
Trip cost includes   5 nights accommodation (twin sharing)
Entrance fee to national parks
Land transfers as per itinerary on private basis
Daily meals
Local guide & driver
Pre trip photography briefing with John

Trip cost
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  Landscape photography session at Bako National Park during the Nature Photography workshop in Borneo  
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6 days 5 nights Borneo Nature Photography workshop, trip, tour
and expedition

The 6 day nature photography workshop in Borneo focused on
three key areas of photography:

  1. Macro photography

  2. Bird and primate photography

  3. Scenic and landscape photography

Workshop will focus on the following skill set:

  • Exposure skills in low light.

  • Flash techniques in the forest
  • Bird photography in forest
  • Macro photography on insects and plants in daylight.
  • Nocturnal macro photograpy
  • HDR and panorama techniques in landscape
  • Digital workflow using Adobe Lightroom 5

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Singapore to Kuching.
Head to Kubah National Park. Macro photography in the tropical rainforest at night. Night @ Kubah.

Day 2
Full day in Kubah for nature photography. Morning bird photography
session in the canopy for birds. Night @ Kubah National Park

Day 3
Kubah NP to Bako National Park by car and boat. Night @ Bako National Park.

Day 4
Full Day at Bako National Park.
Night @ Bako National Park

Day 5
Bako to Borneo Highland.
Night @ Borneo Highland

Day 6
Morning in the Borneo Highland. Check out and transfer to Kuching airport for departure to Singapore. Kuching to Singapore.


The 6 day trip to Borneo recently was by far one of the most productive trips we ever had. Not only we saw good sighting of elusive tropical birds and frogs, collectively as a team of photographers during the Borneo Rainforest Photography Workshop and through the diversity of the group, we saw and captured more species as a group.

We had a fabulous and rewarding trip even though the weather condition was hot and humid with occasional shower and thunderstorm. We photographed from Asian Paradise Flycatcher (White phase), Red-bearded Bee Eater (breeding), Orang Utans, Wallace's Flying Frog to Horn Frog.


Challenges in Photographing in the tropical rainforest of Borneo

Photographing in the rainforest is not easy because there is very little light and subjects are elusive. The tropical rainforest is one of the most diversified environments with more than 50 % of the world species. Unlike the normal wild life in the open area in Australia or Africa, light in the rainforest is very dim and subjects are not exposed. Good knowledge and skill are the key ingredients in locating and photographing the subjectsPhotographing in the rainforest was not easy as the subjects were elusive and the lighting was poor.

The strategy is unique to the tropical rainforest when shooting in low light. The rain brought us blessing to the sighting of the tree frogs. The humid and wet weather also brought moisture that create spectacular mists in the forest when the sun's ray warms the temperature up.

macro photo workshop Borneo

The tropical rainforest wasn't always that gloomy with rain and mists all day as there were windows of beautiful blue skies.

Habitats information:

1. Kubah National Park (Lowland forest)

2. Bako Natonal Park (Coastal forest)

3. Borneo Highland Resort (Montane forest)

During the trip, John will guide participants on how to capture and create powerful images. When time allowed, after dinner photo critique will be conducted among the participants to gain further insight and knowledge into the image, the subject and the environment.

The 6 day workshop will be packed with daily & nightly outing plus invaluable learning experience.


  • Feel free to contact us for further information and to register.
  • Tiger Airways is having a special promotion to Kuching.
6D5N Borneo Photography Workshop
Trip Date   April-May borneo photo workshop
Trip Cost   S$2350/person(estimated).
Twin sharing.
contact us to register

The 6 day photography workshop in Borneo will be packed with daily
& nightly outing plus invaluable learning experience.