Photography Workshop in October 2023
October Group: 2-4 October 2023 (Monday to Wednesday)
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Tuition fee: HK$2500
Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. (Maximum 8 students)
Please email us for enrollment information and forms at firstname.lastname@example.org
(You are recommended to bring your own cameras as you can practice with them in class. If you don't own a camera yet you can use one of ours for the workshop. Please let us know in advance so that we can prepare one for you.)
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) Online business owners
5) Freelance writers who want to shoot photographs to accompany their articles
6) High school students especially the ones who need to fulfill their IB CAS requirements
7) 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
"I was one of your many students in 2007. I would like to thank you for teaching me photography. I did several works for the biggest traditional clothing company Indonesia. We had photo sessions in Israel, Turkey, Boston and Hong Kong among others. Once again, thanks so much." - Steve Kasuma
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.
DAY 1 & 2: 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
DAY 3: 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
DAY 3: 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
Day 3: 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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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.