Dec 2-4: Michael Coyne to hold photography workshop in Hong Kong – register now

Award-winning photographer Michael Coyne will hold a photography workshop and a public talk in Hong Kong .

Photography Course: Beyond Basic Photography
Dates: Friday – Sunday, Dec 2-4, 2011 (3 mornings)
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Tuition fee: HK$3,500
Syllabus: please see here.
Register here. Space is limited.

This course explores different photographic techniques, purposes and outcomes. It will enable you to identify good techniques and minimize bad photography.. Students will learn how to produce effective portraits, which illuminate the subjects’ personality as well as their appearance. By the end of the course you will be able to effectively tell a story or illustrate an issue through photography.

Photography Talk: Tell Me A Story
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Time: 4.30 pm
Venue: Fringe Studio, The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road , Central
Free admission, all are welcome. First-come, first-served.

Michael Coyne will talk about the importance of visual literacy in an image-saturated world. He will discuss the elements of visual literacy and how a powerful picture can tell a story. Michael’s talk will be illustrated by photographs from his international assignments.

About Michael Coyne : Coyne’s works have appeared in National Geographic, Time, Life, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian, Vogue and more. He has been contracted to the prestigious New York picture agency, Black Star, for twenty-five years.  Visit his website here:

These events are part of the JMSC’s “Photojournalism @ HKU” year-long series, which includes masters lectures, public courses and an exhibition of works by JMSC students at the Fringe Club. For details, visit

Enquiries: Kylie Chan at or 22194416