Teaching Photography at Star Prototype.

Starting again in late January 2016, HGR Technology Photo studios are proud to present an exclusive 10-week bilingual introduction to photography course taught by renowned photojournalist Phil Behan. HGR Technology will provide a Chinese translator to assist Phil to explain all aspects of the course.

Phil has been working with the United Nations and freelancing as a photojournalist since 2009 where he has covered photographic assignments in countries as far afield as Yemen, Niger, Myanmar and the Philippines. We at HGR Technology are proud to have Phil’s technical expertise on board in the position of Studio Manager.

We have put together an exciting intensive 10-week course covering everything needed to excel your understanding of photography. Our course material is easy to follow with a unique structure which teaches you not only the technical aspects of photography, but also gives you hand’s on practical experience on our external and internal photo shoots.

Below are some of the highlights of the course.

Creative Model Studio Shoot

We will arrange a professional model to come in to the HGR Studio where participants can get a chance to style and photograph their very own fashion shoot. On the day we will have professionals from the local fashion industry to give direction and encourage your creativity.


Fashion Shoot Photography

Ethnic Village Shoot

The group will go on a day trip to a small traditional Chinese village to shoot the surrounding temples and local people. Here we will meet the village head and he will assist us in photographing the local people and surrounding landscapes. Through this, we will have unique photographic access to an ancient Chinese culture and village.


Traditional Chinese Photo Shoot

Long Exposure Night Class

Photography at night can be tricky, but with the right direction your photos can come alive at night. Armed with our tripods and flashlights we will tackle night-time photography and long exposure head on. We will teach you how to take vibrant and compelling night-time images in several unique secret Zhongshan locations.


Long Expose Photography

Documentary Screening and Storytelling

We will pick some compelling documentaries to view on our studios projector to get more of an understanding of ‘what makes a good photo’? We will also show some of Phil professional work from conflict zones and humanitarian disaster areas to show how photography can be a very powerful and moving medium.

Student Photo Exhibition

At the end of the photography course, HGR Technology will arrange a photo exhibition, which will take place at an exclusive venue in Zhongshan City. This will be a unique opportunity for students of the course to show off and sell large printed versions of their favorite images that they have taken over the 10-week period. The exhibition will be organized and curated by HGR technology.

Contact Us now to join our latest running course.

Prices & Duration

Duration: 10 Weeks

Lessons: Choice of 1 or 2 hours per week – There will be a choice of a daytime and a night time course.

Cost: 10 Hours for 1750 RMB per Person

Cost: 20 Hours for 3500 RMB per Person (Group discount available for 3 or more people)

Class Location: HGR Technology, 63 Xiu Li Road,Chang Ming Shui, WuGuiShan, Zhongshan

Price Includes: Course material (English or Chinese version), Access to HGR Studio facilities, Model & Fashion Shoot, External Shoots, Transport to and from Ethnic village shoot, Camera can be provided on a limited basis within the Studio. Refreshments provided while in the Studio. A complimentary glass of wine on exhibition night.