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Photographic Masterclass & Workshop

Saturday, 18 Jan 2020
9.30am to 1.30pm
The Royal Geographical Society is delighted to invite members to a private photographic masterclass and workshop with famous local photographer William Furniss. Numbers are limited to allow for personal attention from Mr Furniss.

William Furniss is an urbanist and architectural photographer based in Hong Kong.  He hails from London and holds an engineering degree at Exeter University, United Kingdom.  He started his photographic career in 1991, initially as a portrait photographer.  William assisted luminaries of the London photographic scene such Patrick Litchfield and Terry O’Neill. 

In 1993, he moved to Hong Kong, where he becomes an urban photographer.  William’s interest in cities led him to New York in 1999 with two years spent there developing his approach which today favours pre-visualisation of the image and camera- only manipulations to make a subjective but recognisable record of cities.  Numerous exhibitions have been held of William’s work worldwide, which features in collections in Hong Kong and elsewhere. 

The schedule of the day is as follows:
9.30 am   – 10.30 am Photographic techniques workshop with William Furniss at Central.
10.30 am  -  12.30 pm Shooting photographs at Central, Shang Wan and Sai Wan around Queen's Road West.

12.30 pm  –  1.30 pm Presentation and critique of the photographs taken at Central.

Cost:  HK$400 for Members and $500 for Members’ guests, including photography class, workshop and drinks.

To reserve places please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You'll then receive from the RGS a booking form and detailed joining instructions. Please note there is no walk-in for this event. 


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