MAP Courses: Michael Coyne Photography Workshop

JMSC MAP Courses are offering two photography courses this year with Michael Coyne.

  • Basic Photography / May 6 – 8
  • Beyond Basic Photography / May 27 – 29

About the Instructor:

Dr. Michael Coyne’s photographs have appeared in prominent publications around the world including National Geographic, German Geo, Time, Life and Newsweek. He has had a number of successful books published of his work and won awards from groups such as the American National Press Photographers Association, Overseas Press Club of America and the FCC Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Griffith University in October 2008.

Dr Coyne is under contract to the New York photo agency, Black Star.  For the last 30 years he has covered international events such as the Iran Iraq war, Palestinian Israeli conflict, East Timor independence, the Tiananmen Square uprising, the Rwandan massacre and the recent protests in Bangkok.

He is currently working on a book about villages around the world documenting phenomena such as globalisation, dispossession of land, loss of culture and mass migration.

Michael Coyne on location in Pakistan.

Basic Photography (May 6-8) – Instructor: Michael Coyne

This course teaches students the basics skills of photography. They will learn focusing, exposure, composing and framing. Participants will also be given useful tips about photographing people and landscapes. At the conclusion of the course, students will feel more confident about using their cameras and will see better photographic results.

Class Size: 15 | Hours: 9 | Format: 3 mornings 10am – 1pm | Date: Fri May 6- Sunday, May 8) | Fee: HK$2,500 | Download course syllabus

Register for Basic Photography (May 6-8)

Beyond Basic Photography (May 27-29)- Instructor: Michael Coyne

This course explores different photographic techniques and purposes/outcomes. It will enable you to be able to identify good practices and minimise poor photographic outcomes. Students will learn how to produce effective portraits, which illuminate the subject in terms of personality as well as appearance. By the end of the course you will be able to effectively tell a story or illustrate an issue through photography.

Class Size: 15 | Hours: 9 | Format: 3 mornings 10am – 1pm | Date: Friday, May 27- Sunday,  May 29 | Fee: HK$3,500 | Download course syllabus

Register for Beyond Basic Photography (May 27-29)