Keeping shifting customers in the frame

Products can go out of fashion, but good service will never be outdated, says Stanley Sun. Photo: Jonathan Wong

As photographic film gradually heads towards becoming  a museum item, film sellers need to diversify into other types of merchandise.

Saturday, 22 March, 2014, 5:09am

Hongkongers now including pets in their family portraits

Cara and Matilda de Kantzow have pictures of their pets taken by portrait photographer Gail Turner. Photo: Edward Wong

Award-winning photographer Gail Turner believes pets are an extension of their families. They share many years with them, offer companionship and at times a friendly ear.

9 Jun 2013 - 8:26am

Exhibition shows evolution of mainland conceptual photography


Blindspot Gallery’s latest exhibition tells the story of contemporary China – one that is seen through mainland artists who saw the need to have their own independent and critical voice.

16 May 2013 - 2:17pm

Photography project tells stories of poor around the world

Chandran Nair, chief executive of the institute that initiated the project. Photo: David Wong

A photography project by a local think tank is trying to change the way the world views poverty. Telling the stories of those who will never make the "Forbes 100" list of billionaires is the goal of The Other Hundred - a collection of 100 photographs and stories from around the world that capture the struggles and celebrations of ordinary people.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:05am

Photographer creates urban canvas

City sprawl

Dynamic vertical and horizontal lines, elegant curves and dramatic effects of light - for Stephane Couturier the more visually complex a scene the better.

16 Apr 2013 - 11:50am

Hong Kong at night, if you could see all the stars

Hong Kong at night, a photo illustration by artist Theirry Cohen, in a screenshot from the NYT.

What would happen if there was a power outage in the city, just for five minutes. What would the heavens reveal? 

20 Mar 2013 - 8:55am 2 comments

How digital technology makes almost everyone a photographer

A picture using the Lytro technology. Photo: NYT

There was recent news that one of the world's weirdest and most groundbreaking camera systems, Lytro, had become even weirder and more groundbreaking thanks to the addition of new software effects.

3 Feb 2013 - 7:18am

Inspiring others to follow their dreams

Charles Tai with his mother, Bandy Chiu. Tai's rare disease hasn't stopped him from studying and his hobby of photography. Photo: May Tse

Charles Tai Chiu-nung was destined from birth to live a life very different from others.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am

Letters to the Editor, November 23, 2012

Barack Obama with Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon. Photo: AFP

Strengthen accountability commission

The Department of Health has come under fire for its failure to adequately regulate private hospitals.

The latest report of the Audit Commission revealed that the department had not conducted inspections of private hospitals promptly and had failed to maintain proper documentation of checking performed.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:21am

Photography exhibition Eye to Eye features everyday life

Engineer Perry Wong shows work on an underground drainage tunnel.

Every picture tells a story, and it was with this in mind that an innovative programme was put in place to give the people of Hong Kong a chance to depict their lives through photography.

The snapshots could be of mundane routines - of domestic workers shopping in wet markets, taking children to school or with friends on holidays.

21 Oct 2012 - 3:45am

Photographers putting terns in danger, say Hong Kong bird watchers

Terns that fly in to lay eggs on remote islets during summer are under threat because of growing intrusion by photographers, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society says.

The society says the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has turned a blind eye to the worsening problem and urges a ban on visitors landing on islets that are prime breeding grounds of the seabirds.

18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am

Canon EOS M

Canon is finally bringing its considerable digital imaging expertise to the mirrorless camera segment. While there are already many such products from Panasonic, Olympus, Sony and Nikon, Canon's arrival in the space is something of a breakthrough. After all, the company makes some of the most highly-regarded professional digital cameras in the industry.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:04pm

Film collection sets Guinness record

A Guinness world record for the biggest collection of photographic film has been set by a Hong Kong woman with a passion for promoting traditional cameras in the digital age.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Take aim for shots of taste

Think you can turn that pretty pavlova into a work of art? Or capture the atmosphere of a bustling food market in 2-D? If so, then the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition might just be your route for tasteful photographic recognition of the epicurean kind. Now in its second year, the contest is the first international competition celebrating the art of food photography.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

RAW workshop

I grew up in a home full of cameras, light meters, and paraphernalia: my father was a photography enthusiast. Stepping into the RAW (Random Art Workshop) studio with my own son, my joy for photography was re-awakened. I realised I had forgotten so much and taught my son so little about the art.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am