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Courses

Photography Workshop - April & May 2014

Language: English (Cantonese group by request)

April Weekend Group: 5-6 April 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
April Weekday Group: 15-16 April 2014 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

May Weekend Group: 17-18 May 2014 (Saturday & Sunday)
May Weekday Group: 27-28 May 2014 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Day 1 - 10am to 7:30pm
Day 2 - 10am to 6pm

Tuition fee: HK$2000

Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. (Maximum 8 students)

Please email us for enrollment information and forms at hkfilmschool@yahoo.com

(Students must bring their own cameras. If you don't own a camera yet you can use one of ours. For use in the workshop. Please let us know in advance to reserve one.)

There are usually around 8 students. Our small class size guarantees each student an appropriate amount of one on one time with the instructor.

This workshop is suitable for:

1) Total Beginners
2) Advance amateurs who have never taken a formal course
3) High school students especially the ones who need to fulfill their IB CAS requirements
4) High school teachers who want to teach photography in their high schools

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:

"Richard Wong's photography course has given me reference points, pictures, that I can always refer back to and re-educate myself on different lighting conditions and how they may effect my subject. Through his more practical rather than theoretical approach, you are creating these references, ISO, shutter speed, aperture etc... by just clicking away; which is what photography is all about!" - Orhun Levent

"I want to thank you for an excellent two day course last weekend. Really, enjoyed it and it was just what I was after. I have been busy recommending you to a number of people so hope you get more takers!" - Harriet Brooke

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Suitable cameras for this workshop

For this workshop you can use any DSLR or any other camera which has the following controls:

Aperture priority (Av or A), shutter priority (Tv or S) and full manual exposure shooting modes -

Users can adjust aperture, shutter speed, white balance and ISO freely upon on their preferences to expand their creativity.

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DAY 1: 10am to 5pm - Camera Basics

1. The Basic Components of a Camera
2. Aperture Control & Light Intensity of Lens
3. Focal Length, Shooting Distance and Depth of Field
4. Shutter - Control & Effect of the Shutter
5. Exposure - Light Exposure, Overexposure & Underexposure
6. Colour of Light
7. Position and Angle of Camera
8. The Framing of a Shot

Photo taken by Student Orhun Levent

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DAY 1: 6pm to 7:30pm Exterior Shoot

We will all go on a field trip. You will get a chance to practice the techniques learned during the day to take photos. The instructor will be on hand to answer any questions that you have. It is an enjoyable way to end the day.

Click to a larger version of Night Shot by student Steph Wu

Night Shot by student Steph Wu

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DAY 2: AM - Studio Lighting

The instructor will demonstrate to you the Law of Light. There are five things which always happen when you shine a light on an object or a subject. That is why it is called the Law of Light. You can applied the principles you have learned in this demonstration to any lighting situation you encounter in the future

Photo taken by student Saridja Baron

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DAY 2: PM - Studio Shoot

Portrait lighting will be demonstrated with the different qualities of light. Different moods will also be demonstrated

Photo of student Danny De Can taken by fellow student Steph Wu

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Day 2: PM - Studio Shoot

You will get a chance to practice what you've just learned. Using professional movie lights you will take turns to shoot still portraits of your fellow students. So besides the knowledge of photography you will come away with a set of professional looking photographs of yourselves.

Photo of student Danny De Can taken by fellow student Steph Wu.

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Nespresso coffee is provided

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Richard Wong

Your instructor Richard Wong is a professional Director and Director of Photography. He has over 20 years of experience in the film industry. He operates his own studio. Now he also teaches filmmaking through the Hong Kong International Film Academy which he formed in 2006.

Richard earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Film from the famous Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He has filmed, directed and produced hundreds of television commercials.

Richard is a full member of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers and a jury member of the Hong Kong Film Awards. He has been appointed a Subject/Specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation.

Photo shot by student Claus Asvarisch.