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Art versus technology

For anyone looking to begin an art collection, photography is generally considered a good place to start.

Monday, 19 September, 2011, 12:00am

Focusing on the big day

One of life's most important events is getting married. To remember the big day for years to come, photographers KC Chan and Philip Tsang share some tips on how to choose a cameraman.

Chan (www.chankichun.com) recommends looking for a photographer about six to nine months in advance.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bites, camera, action

To say we live in the golden era of so-called food porn is an understatement: most Hong Kong diners will be familiar with the sight of fellow patrons taking photos of the dishes they have ordered. Perhaps you are one of them.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Art market expands for new Asian photography

The market for Asian contemporary photography is expanding. This is particularly true for works by mainland photographers. According to Christie's, this is because of the growing number of works on offer and the enduring appeal of the photographic art form.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Rolling back the years

The demand for antiquarian photographs of Hong Kong and the mainland has soared, as people seek more affordable art in which to invest and to adorn their homes.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Photographic memories

Many children are fascinated by cameras from a very young age. With digital technology making photos instantly available for viewing, simple point-and-shoot cameras have become powerful tools for children to express themselves.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lost moments on shifting surfaces

Hong Kong's changing urban landscape makes Norman de Brackinghe bristle.

'There seems to be an insistence on the destruction of neighbourhoods, which is absolutely unnecessary. Parks are concreted and grass is only somewhere for insects to live. The problem, I am afraid, is much worse than people imagine,' the 76-year-old photographer says.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

The Upside Down World of Philippe Ramette

The Upside Down World of Philippe Ramette Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui Until May 29

For his latest solo exhibition, French artist Philippe Ramette's whimsical ideas and works have escaped, as he puts it, 'the closed world of photography' and sit in the open air against the ethereal backdrop of Victoria Harbour.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Nikon Coolpix S9100

When it comes to aesthetics and features, you won't find a more complete portable digital camera than the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

For starters, it has a lens the same colour as the rest of the body - not a big deal in the black and silver models, but incredibly striking in the red version, giving the camera a sense of continuity.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Please Remember Me

Shu Ikeda's works (including Over and Over Again, above), created by combining photography and paper cuttings, express the short-lived beauty of nature. Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Apr 20

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Old cameras capture a new generation of photographers

A plastic toy camera that used to be made in Hong Kong in the 1960s has been reborn by an Austrian company as a trendy must-have for local teens thanks to a resurgence in film photography.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Still life

When most people think of images on the Web, they think of video. But old-school still photography still plays a big part in the creative life of the internet.

27 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Hocus focus

Chinese photographer Wang Qingsong is standing in front of his large-scale work Competition. This comment on China's consumer society features a massive warehouse covered in 600 posters for businesses such as Citibank and Electrolux. When asked how long it took him to find and collect the posters that adorn the warehouse walls, he looks confused.

1 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Olympus Xz-1

Olympus has launched its answer to the Panasonic LX5 and Canon S95.

The Olympus XZ-1 took a core feature of its two market predecessors - the large-aperture lens - and improved upon it. Instead of the f/2.0 lens of the LX5 and S95, the XZ-1 gives you an unprecedented f/1.8 aperture.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Dance snapshots

If you can bust a move, or maybe just photograph those who can, you might want to check out the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010.

13 Dec 2010 - 12:00am