Private Photography Lessons

1-on-1 Photography Lessons in Hong Kong

Skill level

All levels


Customized instruction at your pace

Class length

Sessions are 1 or 2 hours each


Convenient Location

Our studio in Central, in your home or online via Skype


Private Photography Lessons are customized based on your skill level and individual learning pace – from complete beginners looking to better understand how to take great looking photographs, to intermediate shooters looking to hone more specific photography techniques.

Syllabus topics can include the basics, from i) manual settings for the most creative effects (sharp subjects with blurry backgrounds or long exposures for motion blur), to more advanced concepts including ii) composition and storytelling, iii) understanding “good lighting” and iv) post-processing and editing. By regularly meeting you will continue to build on your progress and avoid the “plateau” that happens when you aren’t able to consistently pick up the camera.

Acceptable cameras for the lessons include any digital camera with manual exposure controls, including any DSLR or any interchangeable lens or mirrorless system camera. If you are unsure about your camera email us or you can reserve our loaner DSLR camera to use during the lesson before buying your own.

Each session is taught in English for 1 or 2-hours. Most are done in our studio in Central, but can also be done via Skype or in your home for an additional fee. More than one person (eg. a spouse or friend) can attend a session with you for an additional fee.

Feel free to email with any other questions!

Our previous 1-on-1 students have included:

– keen photographers that always shoot in AUTO
– those that will or have already bought a new camera but don’t know how to use it a.k.a. “all the gear with no idea!”
– jetsetters looking to improve before their next trip
– parents looking to take better kids photos
– bloggers looking to up their Instagram and social media game
– small business entrepreneurs looking to shoot their own products
– journalists looking to add photography to their toolkit
– film shooters looking to rekindle their hobby in digital photography

Potential in-depth topics:

– Aperture/Shutter/ISO, depth-of-field, motion blur, high-ISO
– Focus for moving objects, street and macro photography
– Composition and storytelling
– Lighting: good light vs bad light
– How to use flash
– Critique of your work
– Review of photography “masters”
– Equipment recommendation
– Editing and organizing with Adobe Lightroom
– Retouching with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop
– HDR and panoramic stitching
– Custom workflow design including backup, and intuitive folder structure
– Printing

About the instructor

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.


Book by credit card via PayPal or by bank transfer.
Home sessions are +$300 per session plus return taxi fare to/from Central.
Additional students "sharing" a session are +$500 per student per session.


HKD 2980

2 x 1 hour per session
1 x 2 hours per session


HKD 4480

4 x 1 hour per session
2 x 2 hours per session


HKD 9980

10 x 1 hour per session
5 x 2 hours per session

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