Award-winning former National Geographic Channel photographer Ron Yue’s images appear regularly in major electronic and printed media around the world. In October he will lead a Cathay Holidays photography tour to Beijing. Here’s an introduction to the tour from Ron himself.
I was very pleased with a similar trip made last year for the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it, so I have high hopes for the October tour.
Aside from the major tourist spots, it is not so obvious where to go to take photographs in Beijing. I describe my trips as photographic learning experiences, so I tend to avoid crowds and the normal tourist areas. The areas we visit are more peaceful and intimate, allowing you room to work on your photography or just enjoy the surroundings.
Some shots of Ron, showing the different face of Beijing
你不需要一定具備高級的單鏡反光相機，因為這次行程主要目的是改善你的攝影技巧，而不是去講究任何攝影器材。你只需一部可人手控制拍攝設定的相機，讓你於拍攝時發揮創意，便可拍出大量美麗的照片。我會推薦大家帶備有良好對焦值的prosumer相機或入門級的單鏡反光相機 - 約24mm-200mm全片幅感應及約16mm-200mm截幅感應。謹記攝影最重要的是學習如何觀賞事物，沒有一部相機比你的雙眼更重要。
You won’t need a top-end digital SLR camera and lenses. The point is to improve your photography skills, not to worry about your camera gear which is only a tool. You can do a tremendous amount of photography with a basic set up. That said, you do want a camera with some manual controls, so you can be more creative; therefore, you should have at least a “pro-sumer” camera or entry level D-SLR and lenses with a reasonable zoom range (approx. 24mm-200mm for full frame sensors and from about 16mm-200mm for cropped frame sensors). Much of photography is learning to see, and no camera is a substitute for your own eyes.
Not only basic photography knowledge, Ron will also inspire guest to take photo with angle
A good level of photography knowledge is not required. I will teach some concepts starting from a novice level to help those with limited knowledge of photography. Of course, given the length of the trip, we cannot possibly cover everything there is to know. I will introduce the most critical concepts that will provide the fastest way to improve your photography in a broad sense and will give you the framework to build upon later, whether you study more yourself or perhaps even join another trip with me in the future.