Shooting magic with the expert

Shooting magic with the expert

Our junior photographers headed to the new Starlight Garden at New Town Plaza. But they were also there for another purpose - they attended legendary photographer Water Poon's workshop to learn about

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Starlit snappers (clockwise from top left): Water Poon, Dhruv Singh, Eina Gurung, Florence Too, Samantha Lau and Janet Tam.
Starlit snappers (clockwise from top left): Water Poon, Dhruv Singh, Eina Gurung, Florence Too, Samantha Lau and Janet Tam.
Photo: Chris Lau/SCMP

Tiny twinkling light bulbs look like snow flakes. Mixed with purple and white beams of light, make the most beautiful picture.
Florence Too



By "shaking" the camera, dots become lines and give the picture an outer-space feeling. This picture reminds me of a meteor shower!
Florence Too



These are not real waves, but were captured by twisting the camera slightly. A subtle movement is enough to give the static light momentum, making it look more vivid and lively.
Samantha Lau



We went on a journey to the vast reaches of twinkling outer space.
Janet Tam



The Tokyo Starlight Garden in New Town Plaza features more than 100,000 sparkling LED lights.
Janet Tam



You can take creative pictures by rotating the camera. Countless circles expand and merge gradually from the inside out. It creates a sense of mystery as well as curiosity.
Samantha Lau



Light beams transformed into a wheat farm. Poon says cameras, lenses and tripods are not as important as your skill. To take good pictures, you need good observation and creativity.
Dhruv Singh



Poon says photographers should be enthusiastic about their pictures. This one brings you into a world of lightning and flame.
Dhruv Singh

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