Capturing the Moment

In our profession, there are always two sides to a story; the key is the ability to see it.

What better way to capture the beautiful side of things than with a camera!

The Photography Interest Group was set up in 2016 and it has been a success so far! We have organised three activities, starting with a kick-off event in Tai O, where members took photos of Hong Kong’s rustic island life, capturing a kaleidoscope of images of the small fishing village.

Our second event was a guided tour at the Asia Society of the exhibit Picturing Asia: Double Take: The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. On this insightful tour, we learnt about the history and documentary photography styles of these two famous photographers, who, over the years, filled the covers and pages of Life Magazine and National Geographic Magazine with renowned photos, such as the Monsoon Girl and Afghan Girl, respectively.

We ended the year with a Christmas cruise on the Aqua Luna Hong Kong Junk in a joint event organised with the Cookery, Food and Wine Appreciation Interest Group. Although it was a cold winter’s night, our hearts were filled with warmth as we gathered with friends and shared joy and laughter at sea whilst mesmerised by the sparkling Christmas decorations and Hong Kong’s light show. For members who are new to Hong Kong, this was the perfect way to admire the creativity of the masterminds behind Hong Kong’s amazing and famous Christmas lights. There was also plenty of good food and wine involved at this self-funded event, as we concluded the night with a feast at an award-winning restaurant!

For 2017, we have already set in motion some activities, the first of which is a five-session photography course in spring for members on the use of DSLR cameras for portrait photography.

Sign up for the Photography Interest Group to stay tuned for the upcoming activities!

Hin Han Shum
Convenor, Photography Interest Group

Basking in the sun

On guard

Salted fish

Dragon gate

The four photos in this article were taken by Ms Hin Han Shum (middle)