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Professional Certificate in Photography

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
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Programme Code
Subject Area
Art & Design
Programme Type
Professional Certificate
Offering Institution
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Contact Hours
72 Hour(s)
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Programme Fee
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks Class Status
DE424209C-04-V2 2024.09.03 Hong Kong Design Institute
English supplemented with Cantonese

Programme Objectives

1. facilitate learners' critical evaluation of the photography industry in the theoretical and technical aspects; 
2. strengthen learners' ability to incorporate technical and conceptual competences in their photography works;
3. provide learners with the opportunity to understand the current practices in the commercial photography industry; and
4. enable learners to apply acquired knowledge and skills to create professional portfolio for presentation to different targeted clients, such as fashion, product, editorial, advertising, and wedding photography.


Professional Trainers

Professional Certificate in Photography

▌ Carl TSANG 

A Hong Kong-based photographer, a member of Asia Region’s most prestigious photography Institute - Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) and the chief photographer of CT Creative & Production. Carl focuses mainly on portraits, still life, and landscapes for his clients.

He started working with the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong in 2013 to photograph the beauty of Taiwan. In using his professional photographic skills, he managed to combine beautiful scenic views, local culture, and tourism elements into his photographs to show a different Taiwan to the public.

On the other hand, Carl has held a number of Solo Photography Exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, SuperStar Virgo, and Eslite Bookstore in Hong Kong to promote Taiwan Tourism and Photography. At the same time, he was invited by many brands as a speaker and writer in many talks and columns in various magazines and Internet media. Since 2016, Carl has held regular talks in Eslite Bookstore and shared his knowledge of Tourism and Photography with the public. Due to his contribution to Taiwan Tourism, he has received awards from the Taiwan Tourism Bureau Hong Kong for consecutive 3 years from 2014 to 2016.


Professional Certificate in Studio Photography

▌ Martin WONG 

One of the few jewellery photographers in Hong Kong and a graduate of the Brooks Institute in the USA. Driven by a passion for excellence, Martin further honed his skills as a Professional Colorist through specialized training at Colour.Training in Los Angeles, USA. As the owner and director of dg2 Pro Limited, his client list includes auction houses and jewellery companies such as Christie's, Moussaieff, Boghossian, Etcetera, and Dehres.

Recognized as the nominated jewellery photographer for Christie's, Martin's outstanding work has garnered widespread acclaim from multiple jewellery companies and auction companies.

With an in-depth understanding of lighting techniques and a strong aesthetic sense, Martin’s expertise extends beyond jewellery photography, encompassing diverse specialities such as still life, food and the operation of both cameras and films.

▌ Daniel TAM

A renowned wedding photographer based in Hong Kong, Daniel was honored as one of the Top 20 Photographers on the Web in 2016.

His pre-wedding albums for celebrities such as Grace Wong (王君馨), Timmy Hung (洪天明) and Janet Chow(周家蔚), Kayi Cheung (張嘉兒), Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) and Sukie Shek (石詠莉) are characterized by an alluring and dramatic flair.

Beyond his expertise in wedding photography, Daniel's versatility has led him to participate in a diverse array of projects, including commercial shoots, large-scale production, film productions, and advertising media production. He collaborated with China Fordoo Holdings Limited on a lookbook shoot featuring the actor Joe Ma (馬德鐘), and lent his skills to the 'Save the Children' charity campaign in 2016, capturing images of its ambassador, Donnie Yen (甄子丹).

Daniel's extraordinary work has attracted international acclaim, with Exquisite Publishing inviting him for a featured interview in Asia Dreams, where he was described as an inspirational figure in Asia. Daniel’s professionalism is not only a guarantee of quality but also a symbol of beauty.


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This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).


  1. Press the “Apply Online” button at the right-top corner of this page
  2. Complete the Online Application Form
  3. Upload the supporting documents required (e.g. for academic qualifications and work experiences)
  4. Settle the tuition fee (by bill payment via online banking or ATM; or by a crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council”)
  5. Submit the cheque or proof of the bill payment.
    • Bill Payment proof: ATM receipt or online payment confirmation (PDF or screencap; should include the bank name, payment status, transaction date, paid amount, and bill account code); can be submitted by email.
    • Cheque: write down your full name and the programme title on the back

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Notes for Applicants:

  1. It is necessary for applicants to supply their personal data and to provide all the information required in the application documents, as otherwise, the Institute may be unable to process and consider their applications.
  2. To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong for employment or as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to an HKDI programme/workshop does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes.
  3. Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  4. Early Bird Discount will be counted on the postmark date (for cheque) or the transaction date (for bill payment).
  5. Commencement of classes depends on enrollment or other unexpected circumstances. The Institute reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, programme content, mode of teaching, and other advertised programme information. The Institute also reserves the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient number of enrollments.
  6. The information provided in the form will be used by VTC for admission, academic and programme administration, research, statistical, and marketing (including direct marketing) purposes.
  7. Assignments and works of students (in any formats, e.g. photos, videos, printouts, etc; including activities in and outside the classroom) may be used for teaching and marketing (including direct marketing) purposes.


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