The workshop is 3 hours long
Enrollment limited to 8 students so class sizes are guaranteed small.
Unit 602, 15 Queen Victoria Street, Central
– always find yourself shooting in full-automatic mode
– bought a new camera but don’t know how to use it a.k.a. “all the gear with no idea!”
– are looking to buy a new camera but want to learn how to use one first
– you are looking to improve your photography before a big trip, a new baby in the family…
– understanding how to use full manual controls and other important settings
– a “quick reference card” of the concepts covered in class
– access to email your instructor with questions to help you learn at anytime
Born and raised in New York City, Kenneth’s journey with photography began after leaving a 5-year investment banking career. Kenneth founded the Hong Kong Photography Workshop and has taught over 900 students through photography classes, corporate events and international school workshops. Kenneth is a professional wedding, portrait and event photographer based in Hong Kong.
The course completely fulfilled my needs and helped me to gain confidence in using my camera. I liked the laid-back, friendly yet knowledgeable and professional nature of the instructor. As a complete beginner he did not patronise or make me feel as though any of my questions were silly. I particularly enjoyed the time outside to practice and implement new understanding. I came home inspired, excited and enthused… I never want to use the automatic setting again!
I’m not going to lie but I really thought I’d struggle with settings, numbers and technical jargon but I actually feel I can now understand my manual settings and looking at my shots some are pretty good. The class has given me the confidence to try shooting in manual.
I also enjoyed the discussion on ideas for photo composition, I take holiday pics and architectural shots but I also want something more engaging than the obvious, I’m more interested in abstract or detailed images, so its food for thought on taking more interesting photos as well as trying out cool techniques with the various settings.
Thank you Ken for your professionalism and your ability to understand the perspective of a newbie to the DSLR world. You were patient and able to communicate technical knowledge in layman’s terms that was easy to understand. Face-to-face lessons are a lot more helpful than the lessons I’ve been trying to learn via Youtube. I am motivated to practice more and your analogy between photography and learning a new sport is so true. The reference card you provided is a clever and simple resource I’m glad to have. I picked up some simple yet huge understandings today; especially how to half-press and reframe without the focal point being lost. Your explanation relating f-stop values to how many people you want in focus totally helps me remember. Your framework to ISO, Aperture and Shutter gives me the confidence to using manual! Thanks again so much and I look forward to future classes. Cheers!
Ken immediately made everyone feel welcome and he took the time to memorize all our names. He addressed each question respectfully and took his time to explain his response. He spoke from his experience and with clarity. For myself, the amount of material and the order in which it was presented was perfect. What an inspirational way to spend a Saturday morning!
The class delivered exactly what I was looking for, i.e. the confidence to take my camera out of auto mode whilst making me curious enough to want to explore what else is possible. It was a very easy forum to ask whatever questions you had it struck a good balance between the theoretical and practical. I’d definitely recommend.
I definitely made some clear connections and learned new skills in this class. What was confusing or completely nonsensical before made sense afterwards. My eureka moment came in the 20 minutes we spent outside, trying out the newly learned settings. Previously, I would spend more time bent over my camera in frustration, trying to get the right settings, but instead I found myself able to look at the subjects and capture them without too much trouble. Brilliant!
Just want to say a huge thank you for the class – i have been practising and must admit I feel like I totally “get it” compared to prior to taking the class. I’m taking much better shots now!
The relaxed teaching style meant that I was comfortable asking any questions and the class size of 8 meant that Ken was able to listen to everyone’s questions and answer them appropriately. Ken did well to explain in layman’s terms the jargon that comes along with learning more about photography. I enjoyed the 101 class and will be signing up for the 102 class too!
Ken made it quite easy for a beginner to understand and visualize how a camera functions. He also kept it to what one needs to know at this level, and not stuff us with too much info; but actually allow us to have time to try things out. I personally found that very helpful, and helped me retain what was just taught. Had a good time and the 3 hrs just flew by.
Perfect mix of technical and practical knowledge. I had been trying to self-learn through magazines and books, but only after the class I understood why my good photos were coming out good and vice versa.
Ken was awesome. Totally understood exactly what I wanted from the class and was sure to give me tips that applied to my field of interest. I gained some excellent knowledge and information (including where to get equipment with good follow-up service) and had a new DSLR in hand not even a week afterwards. Will definitely be back for more!
Very informative session and surely will be of great help for my upcoming safari trip. Course contents were very easy to comprehend and the information card will be of immense use. Will recommend this course to my friends!