Alvin Foo

Principal

Having been in the photography industry for more than 7 years, Alvin has a wealth of experience to share with his fellow photography enthusiasts. He is highly passionate about visual story-telling and has worked on personal and commissioned projects around the world. In 2012, he was accepted into London College of Communication to pursue a Master’s degree in Photojournalism. His work has been exhibited in London, UK and featured in various International media.

In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Distinction of Associateship with the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). Today, he heads Canon Imaging Academy with a team of talented instructors to bring the wholesome experience of photography to the masses.

Lance Leong

Instructor

Based in Singapore, Lance Leong has been a resident instructor with Canon since 2006,

Besides daily multi-disciplinary aspects at work to educate/inspire beginners and hobbyists, Lance travels and document various cultures and lifestyles - of places that he'd never imaged.

As an individual, Lance strongly believes there is beauty in elements of humanity and life. With a never-say-die mindset, he continues to frame through his viewfinder to gather a body of work that reveals life in our wonderful world from unguarded moments to conceptual themes.

Since 2008, Lance has been organising and co-leading numerous travel photography workshops across Southeast Asia and China. This year, he was commissioned by Destination New South Wales and Bangkok Airways for travel photography collaborations respectively.

David Lawrence Lim

Instructor

Taking good photographs begins with making a good coffee. It helps if one is prepared to help carry equipment, paint the walls and sweep the floor too. So discovered Lawrence Lim, who decided to step out of his comfort zone and pursue a career in video and photography over a decade ago.

Having worked on film, video and photography sets, Lawrence has garnered a wealth of experience in all three genres, with especial fondness for lighting. Lighting, whether natural or artificial, is key to an inspiring image.

He has captured a multitude of life's most memorable moments. His photographs have been published in various magazines, while his videos can be seen on TV. The way he sees it, an image - still or moving, fabricated or documented - is all about reflecting personal vision and aspiration.

Joseph Goh

Instructor

Joseph is an international award-winning photographer. As an Associate of Master Photographers Association (UK) & The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, he has achieved various accolades from The Master Photographers Association (UK), International Photography Awards (US), FEP European Professional Photographer Awards and recently, he has been crowned the Hasselblad Masters 2014.

Since 2009, he has clinched numerous awards in international photography competitions. Driven by the urge to make his mark, he’s spent the time since then acquiring the skills he needs to run his business and entering numerous international competitions, success in which has helped him to acquire an international reputation. He has also taken part in many exhibitions, while his work has been widely published in magazines all around the world.

Joseph Mak

Instructor

Guided by his passion for both photography and travelling, Joseph Mak enjoys discovering many of the greatest vistas around the world. He enjoys sharing that experience with others by capturing the beautiful landscapes via the lense of a camera.

Joseph's guiding principle is to "Respect the work of others, so that people will respect you. At the same time, same place, we talk wholly unique photographs, because you and I possess unique purview on the world. Everyone has a different perspective of things and each views the same subject matter differently. That is the joy of travelling and capturing the moment"

Jericho Soh

Instructor

Jericho Soh was pleasantly surprised when he came in second place in the prestigious ION/Harper’s Bazaar Photography Contest 2013. He has won awards in Europe, being the winner of the Federation of European Photographers International Golden Camera in 2011, the Professional Photographer Magazine UK’s Photographer of the Year in High Fashion and Overall Winner in 2012 and recently the Gold Award for the Moscow International Foto Awards Advertising Category for Fashion.

Like a chameleon, Jericho’s personal style changes over time. For a while, he was known for his dark and edgy shots but since then, he has moved on to experimenting with different shooting styles. 

“A lot of my inspiration comes from historical research and giving it a modern twist or challenging the perception of what is the norm,” he shares his philosophical approach to fashion photography.

Zinkie Aw

Instructor

Zinkie Aw’s flavour of street photography takes on the banal with a quirky twist, often captured in vibrant colour palettes. Zinkie’s work has been widely published and featured online. She has exhibited in the Dali International Photography Exhibition (2015), Singapore International Photography Festival (2014), Milan Image Art & Design Fair (2014), Px3 Prix de la Photography Paris exhibition (2013) and Galeri Petronas in Kuala Lumpur (2013). Her single photograph ‘Crow Feet and Misters’ was commended in the International Street Photography Awards (2014). Her work ‘Eye’ was a finalist in the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards (Portraits), exhibited at Petronas Twin Towers.