Hanson Fong

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Hanson Fong is not just another wedding photographer. With over 35 years of experience, images published in numerous magazines and a plethora of degrees and accolades, Hanson is globally recognized as one of the premier photographers in the industry. This award-winning photographer and instructor sets the gold standard for others to follow, and the chance to watch him in action is not to be missed!

Known for his enthusiasm, animated personality and immense talent, Hanson's live shooting and posing demos are something to behold, especially when combined with large-scale projection images and discussions of his work. His talents and techniques span both the world of fine art and photography, and he brings a unique aesthetic style to all his work.

Hanson has lectured at every major photography school across the United States and is a frequent guest speaker at regional, national and international events and conventions. A few minutes with this inspirational personality, and you'll understand why his calendar stays full!

Website: hansonfong.smugmug.com
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Hanson's Courses

  • Available Light

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: In this video, PPA Instructor and lighting expert Hanson Fong shares how to use available light – and the right poses – to create awesome images for that special wedding couple. You’ll cover both indoor and outdoor lighting setups, and what works best in each scenario. From shooting in open shade outdoors to low and high angle shoots inside, Hanson gives you the techniques that work every time.
  • Flow Posing

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: PPA Instructor and expert wedding photographer Hanson Fong walks you through 3 key flow poses, including all the intricacies and details that evoke the variety, emotion and drama of the moment. Explore the variety you want to shoot – everything from profiles and full length shots to I, S and C poses, different angles, masculine and feminine positions.
  • Posing: Indoor Group

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: Explore the types of poses and positioning for groups of 3, 4 on up to 8 people. Whether it’s open and closed poses, creating an uneven height line or blocking larger subjects with smaller ones, Hanson gives you the answer for every challenge you’ll face.
  • Posing: Outdoor Group

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: Group portraits can be difficult; add in an outdoor setting and things get even more challenging. But in this quick and easy video, PPA Instructor Hanson Fong takes the guesswork out of groups – and shows you how to capture that outdoor shot of the whole gang!
  • Posing: The Basic Five

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: This class is Posing 101, and once you’ve mastered these techniques, couples portraiture will be a snap. PPA Instructor Hanson Fong walks you through 5 basic posing techniques. These are 15 minutes that will change the way you position your clients, so get ready!
  • Romantic Posing in an Architectural Setting

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: This class is all about capturing the beauty of your surroundings while you capture the beauty of your wedding couple. PPA Instructor and expert wedding photographer Hanson Fong teaches you how to survey your location for the best architecture and light – and then incorporate the right poses for outstanding images!
  • Window Light

    Instructors: Hanson Fong
    Video: Window lighting can be one of your greatest tools in wedding photography, but only if you know what to do. In this video, Hanson Fong tells you what to use and how to use it for amazing images. From a review of what window light is to incorporating tools to help you manage the light, you'll leave this class with an understanding of how to incorporate this into your portraits.
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