PRIVATE HONG KONG PHOTO TOURS AND STREET PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES WITH A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND LICENSED GUIDE
WILLIAM’S PHOTOGRAPHY (Circa 2000-2019)
Private Hong Kong Photo Tours
Hong Kong Island and Old Kowloon are both fantastic venues for the street photography genre. Cantonese street culture as it interacts with the modernism and hyper-materialism that are the hallmarks of modern day Hong Kong.
Although all of the Hong Kong SAR is currently undergoing a period of massive urban redevelopment and neighborhood gentrification, there are still vibrant pockets of old style Cantonese street life waiting to be captured by intrepid photographers of all levels.
These can be found on the urban streets and back streets of the city, on the nearby outer islands such as Lantau and Cheung Chau and in the New Territories. A treasure trove of quintessential photographic "decisive moments" are waiting to be discovered.
All one needs is a camera, any camera! They say the best camera is the one you have with you!
The landscape changes literally by the minute and it is my passionate undertaking to track the changes in order to optimize time spent on your personalized Hong Kong photography tour.
I am constantly out on the streets scouting 'cinematic' locations. History and culture form the natural contours of this Hong Kong photography tour, however, my professional attention will be 100% aimed at maximizing image capture opportunities for you! How will I accomplish this?:
-I will briefly share my thoughts on how to approach candid shooting in a bustling and/or quiet street environment, particularly with your gear kit;
-I will cover specific techniques as required, such as lens choice and camera settings, hyper-focal and zone focusing techniques, the Sunny 16 Rule, mastering boke and blur, the factors affecting image rendering, subject misdirection, hip shooting, framing techniques, street photography composition and black and white versus color;
-I will share all the best angles and fertile street image capture zones in Hong Kong that I have literally spent hours discovering over the years;
-I will explain what to look for and why we are targeting various subjects (why this street, why that building, why this temple, why this neighborhood etc);
-I will set you off on a path to discover your own unique street style (it is certainly not a formulaic exercise); and
-I will walk with my camera so you can mimic all my own techniques which I am always eager to share freely.
If you are new to street photography (essentially candidly photographing strangers), on this personalized Hong Kong photo tour I will show you the best techniques for breaking the ice and getting started. This includes my advice on what gear to carry and how to set up for optimal results. I will also share with you the masters to study on your journey to developing your own unique photographic voice.
If you are a professional, give me your list and I will take you on a personalized Hong Kong photography tour that highlights whatever it is you want to shoot.
At the time of initial meet up we will review your personal photographic preferences and abilities. We will then determine an optimal plan for executing your personalized Hong Kong photography tour.
Think of it as a totally immersive visual jam session. Jazz with a camera!
Personalized Hong Kong Photography Courses
For those who are are interested in learning the basics of photography, I am happy to design a personalized Hong Kong photography course to meet your aspirations. I can offer assistance in deciding which camera is best for you, helping you to learn the basics of operating said camera confidently and finally, taking you into the field to learn how to work the camera and how to begin developing your own visual style or "camera eye". An undertaking likely to become a lifelong passion and pursuit. This is something I will typically do over a course of several outings. Please inquire for more information on my Hong Kong Photography Workshops
Finally I will offer words of advice on curating your own works critically and the importance of digital image processing, which has replaced the darkroom in terms of importance.
Along the way you will undoubtedly notice, I love and am very serious about what I am doing, particularly when it comes to photoraphy!
Don't forget to ask me about a raw street photography tours in Old Macau. Macau is a wonderful city rich in history, street culture and stunning photographic opportunities!