Photographing the unseen: re-training your eyes for the photogenic - Ken Fong

The event was held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

Location:  River of Life Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 
                  1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

When:  Tuesday.  February 4, 2020 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM


Photographing the unseen: re-training your eyes for the photogenic

Most of us grew up with photography habits to document a memory or interesting subject.  But our lifelong habits of capturing “pretty things” can actually prevent us from seeing photogenic elements, which are often “not pretty” to our untrained eyes.  Photogenic elements may not be pretty individually, but when used in conjunction with other photogenic elements, make for more compelling compositions.  The most photogenic elements are often the most overlooked objects, causing students to miss out on some very strong compositions.  It is the goal of every artist to intentionally lead their viewers through composition.

In this seminar, Ken will share some of his most valuable lessons learned on how to move from a “documentation” style of photography, to a more creative style with stronger composition.  Ken will display some of his most recent work with stories, while explaining his thoughts to help you plan, capture, and process your next masterpiece.

About Ken Fong

Ken was a student of (film) photography and art dating back to High School, where he spent a lot of time in a dark room.  In 2015, Ken retired from his Finance job to pursue his passion for both capturing and teaching landscape photography.  His digital post-processing style still reflects the methods learned from the dark room.  Ken currently leads photographic composition workshops in California, Iceland, Hawaii, and Japan.  More recently, Ken taught photography at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.   Ken has received various top awards from Viewbug and has been featured by National Geographic Magazine.  
His most recent work can always be seen at
While his self-curated work can be seen at


Admission is $25 at the door.  Free for 101 photo club members.
Pre-register [click here to register now] to receive a $5 discount on the admission fee.



ROLCC Fellowship Hall

1177 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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