Private Photography Instruction 1-on-1
When I was first starting out in photography I took a good bunch of private 1-on-1 courses with several different photographers in the United States and Japan and by doing this, I was able to have the instructor’s full attention at all times and ask as many questions time allowed. Take this private instruction if you are looking for a more focused and personalized style type of learning.
Photographing from the Heart
A true hit photo workshop in Hong Kong. Not only did I have a good time teaching this workshop but everyone had a blast learning by doing and not just listening. If you are the social type, have a passion for photography and like to be surrounded with other photographers and a hot model this workshop is definitely for you!
Move It or Lose It
Everyone has been in a situation where we might of said to ourselves, "Damn, I wish I had a camera on me." Unfortunately, we can't turn back time to capture what we missed but the greatest thing about photography is that we can always embrace a captured moment in time forever if we are prepared for it. Take this course if you want to learn how to capture those essential moments whether you're out shooting on the streets, at a wedding event or covering conflict in the Middle East.
An excerpt from the past workshop:
Got into Hong Kong on a Sunday night late in September, a day before the workshop, but in time to grab some dinner at my local favorite Tsui Wah Restuarant in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. Gotta love the cheap and big portioned food there! So Monday rolls around and I ended up spending half the day prepping the last minute details for the first day of the workshop. The other half was spent running a bunch of errands and checking out the local scene.
As evening rolls around, it was time to head over to the Siemens center (or centre as they will spell it over in HK) located at Central Station. Still had some time to kill then so some of my friends who were attending the workshop ended up arriving early and we all ended up going for a quick bite and drink at Starbucks just right around the corner. My friends, Daniel (L) and Mave (R), are the ones who got me setup for this gig and it's all thanks to them for making this happen. I owe you guys one!
Day 1 was a blast. A great group of participants local to the area and I think one flew in from Shanghai to attend. It was a real honor to get the chance to teach what I know and think about photography.
I sorted through a dozen comp cards when planning the workshop and there were actually a few models I wish I could've worked with until I came across one that stood out from the rest. And that was international model from Vietnam based in Hong Kong Phuong Rouzaire. She's 5'10 and on point. She's worked with the top dog photographers such as Joe McNally and Zack Arias so it was a real pleasure to get to work with someone as talented as she is.
She's actually really tall and I'm actually really short! ;-)
Demonstrating how to shoot people with the camera you already have and how to make your pictures more interesting.
Shooting tethered so everyone could see how the pictures are coming out live.
Phuong near the fancy fire place.
Everyone got the chance to experiment with their cameras.
I made some cool and simple PowerPoint slides for the workshop. On this slide I talked about cameras and how to make the most out of what you already own.
Setting things up...
Me and Rosana. She's the one of the people in marketing over at Siemens.
Day 1 group shot!
Phuong and Haruna having a little fun. Both great people and helped me get through the entire two days.
We all went outside and made some night pictures on the famous steps on Duddell Street. I didn't know it was actually a famous landmark until that night!
Day 2 group shot and that's a wrap! I had a ton of fun doing this wonderful workshop and wanted to thank everyone involved in making this possible. It was a real pleasure meeting new and old friends and I look forward to the next workshop in 2013! Details will be announced later!