Aqmal Hadi Shapee with participants of the Huawei P9 / P9 Plus Leica monochrome photography workshop
On Sunday, Huawei and Leica Malaysia started their first of 3 cameraphone photography workshops with Aqmal Hadi Shapee and monochrome photography. With more than 10 years doing professional Black and White photography he offered workshop participants important clues on how to improve their shots in monochrome especially with the monochrome mode on the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus.
Some of the highlights from the workshop included his view that to get a truer understanding of photography, you should first visualize your shots in black and white as the play of light in monochrome reveals more details than colour. Participants were instructed to incorporate lines, shapes, shadows and contrast into their monochrome photography as they help to create drama and story in your shots. Getting up close with a clip-on macro lens helps too.
Suffice to say, the shots were all taken using the Huawei P9 or P9 plus and the other 2 workshops are designed to teach P9 and P9 plus owners to fully utilize the capabilities of their devices. The upcoming Huawei-Leica workshop will be focusing on street photography so if you're interested better sign up when you can.