Last Sunday saw the 4th in our series of Hutong Photography Workshops. We had nearly a full class with nine students attending; Jim, Pip, Ross, Andrea, Daphne, Eva, Rita, Alexia and Fredrik.
The day started at 10 a.m. with everyone finding their way to the Far East International Youth Hostel with no problems. We got into the morning class and straight way found that everyone was at a similar level and wanted the same things out for the day together.
Our first afternoon session shooting turned out to be longer than expected as everyone became increasingly fascinated with life in the hutongs. It was a typical day in this unique area of central Beijing and students were offered photo-opportunities at every turn in the maze-like alleys. Editing sessions after the first shoot and in the later half of the afternoon offered students a chance to talk about the photos they were creating and how they could improve.
As the afternoon went on, the temperature dipped quickly but everyone was still enthusiastic about trying to get that ‘one last shot’. As the snow fell and the fireworks went off at the end of the day, another successful Hutong Photography workshop came to and end.
Jessica and I want to express a big thanks to Jim, Pip, Ross, Andrea, Daphne, Eva, Rita, Alexia and Fredrik for making it a very interesting and special workshop!