Constructing a Themed Photo Essay w/ Eiffel Chong

Teacher: Eiffel Chong
Level: All levels
Duration: 5 & 12 November, 2022; 12pm - 4pm


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Constructing a Themed Photo Essay with Eiffel Chong

Dates : 5th November 2022 & 12th November 2012
Time : 12pm - 4pm
Max pax : 10

Workshop Fee : RM375

Location : Zontiga
21A, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


This two-part workshop is designed to take you from making single images to creating a concise and effective photo essay with a series of related images. At this workshop, each participant will learn and apply the fundamentals in building visual narrative through the process of selecting, developing, shooting and editing a photo journal.

This workshop will enhance the participants’ abilities in the area of editorial photography that demonstrate great imagination, passion, originality, creativity and technical skills – which leads to a far more radical innovative approach in photography practice.

The theme for the photo essay exercise is “Myself”.

1st session
Understanding the theme of the workshop.
Idea development and mind mapping / brainstorming.
Slideshows to showcase some of the interesting projects that is based on this theme.

2nd session
Sharing session by the participants. Participants will have to briefly introduce the projects that they have were working on.

About Eiffel Chong

Eiffel Chong graduated with an MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London and a BA (Hons) in Photography from London College of Communication. Besides his production of photographic work, Chong is highly engaged with the Malaysian photographic community; taking on the role of mentor for the Malaysian Pixel Shooting Stars programme and Exposure+ Photography workshops.

In addition, he has been appointed to the panel of judges for the Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards 2016 and 2017 Annual Nikon Photo Awards, Malaysia. He is also an academician with Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

Eiffel Chong’s work considers abstract concepts of life and death through the banal details, silent landscapes and curious obsessions he observes from daily life. He is interested in how the photographic medium can translate a particular time and space, memories and thoughts into something permanent. He personally thinks that the images say more with less, and makes one just want to stare and think about them.

More information about him can be found on his website –


Constructing a Themed Photo Essay w/ Eiffel Chong
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