All skill levels welcome
Enrollment limited to 6 students
Chungking Mansions and Tsim Sha Tsui area
– want to improve your street photography
– want to shoot more creatively and artistically
– want see Hong Kong in a new and different way
– access to your instructor for follow-up and feedback to your images
– a lot of opportunities to put into practice what you have learned
– a better sense of your own artistic style
Michael Kistler (michaelkistlerphotography.com) is a Hong Kong artist specializing in fine art urban photography and photography education. Originally from Minneapolis, he lived in Tokyo for 10 years before moving to Hong Kong in 2014.
A signature element in his work is the often abstract human element and its connection to the city; the urban landscape and its structures provide permanence while people come and go, creating a dynamic environment of fleeting moments. He is constantly searching for and exploring unconventional perspectives and unique moments where people and the urban landscape collide, merge and co-exist.
In addition to having his work exhibited in Tokyo, NYC, Astoria, Minneapolis, London, Dublin, Porto and Hong Kong, Michael offers urban photography courses regularly in Hong Kong and is co-founder of Finding Yourself in the Streets, a series of international street photography workshops. Michael has conducted workshops in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Dubai, Minneapolis and Yangon.
Really enjoyed Michael’s class today (also did the 101 class with Ken previously) – both were great. They had Individual teaching styles but both were very personable and passionate about photography. As a total beginner I felt slightly nervous before the classes as I was worried that I would slow others down or make a fool of myself asking silly questions. Did not need to worry at all. Felt totally comfortable asking anything and both instructors were really patient – taking every question seriously and giving considered answers. Really appreciate the small group size too, felt like we all got some 1:1 time. I feel more confident and inspired so much that I came home and immediately signed up for another of Michael’s classes! Thanks Guys, keep up the great work.
Michael Kistler was the perfect instructor for this class. He has the passion for the art and the patience for the novice learner – a unique blend of talent and ability to teach that made the session an enriching experience. I liked his style and his techniques inspired me to develop my ‘eye’ for composition. I will definitely sign up again for a class with him!
I felt that this course really hit the nail on the head for me. I had a great time and felt like I gained so much from it…I learned so much about composition in such a short space of time. His delivery was excellent, made all students feel comfortable with their own ability and gave brilliant examples of what kinds of photos could be taken at each location. I most definitely feel more inspired and confident with street photography.
Michael is a great instructor. He has an approachable and personable style and will take the time to help you adjust your camera settings to get the right shot. The hours in his classes fly by as you’re learning so much and getting good practice in. I’d definitely recommend one of Michael’s courses to anyone keen to improve their photography skills.
I have now completed all of Michael’s workshops. Thoroughly enjoyed all of them. He is a brilliant teacher, very patient and explains things really well. He has a really relaxed and easygoing style which makes the course fun and informative. I have learned so much and feel a lot more confident, especially on manual shooting mode.