Award-winning underwater photographer Yeang Chng shared his captivating images of life underwater and engaged the group in an interactive discussion of some of the technical and aesthetic challenges involved in underwater photography.
Chng has taken photos underwater for nearly two decades from the stunning coral reefs of his home country Malaysia to the whale sharks, jellyfish and other life found in deeper waters. He has won numerous photography contests and his images have been exhibited in the Smithsonian and other museums, and have appeared in various magazines, including American Photo and Communication Arts.
You can see some of his underwater photographs on his website: https://www.ychng.com/water
When he’s not taking photos underwater, Chng works as a physician and radiologist with images of a different kind. He and his very tame dog and very wild family have resided in Bangor since 2016.
The assignment for May was to create narrative images using the camera on your mobile phone. If you missed Mark Hemmings’s excellent talk on this topic at our April 2023 meeting, check out the video of Mark’s talk or, alternatively, this article in Lens Culture: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/w-scott-olsen-single-frame-narrative-photography-an-essay
Members shared these additional photographs they made over the past month.