Jose! How are you doing? Over here everything ok and the Photography really took a big step for me. Thanks for helping me that first step. We are doing 2 to 4 workshops every week now and it gets only more busy. Maybe this is a good idea to roll out also in Bangkok as a teambuilding/girlfriends day out. I’m in BKK at the end of August. Lets meet then ok? Cheers from Holland!
- Marcel Ruijken (Holland)
It was simply Wow!! That is only I can say about Jose’s workshop. It was my very first time to shoot a professional model, so I was a little nervous. But once the shooting was started, no I felt okay. Jose kept encouraging to shoot and talk to model etc. At end of the day, I think I’ve taken well over 600 photos!!! Some of the photos were came up really great. I thought “Did I take that?” Anyway, with masterful makeup artist Jose hired and a lovely model. I couldn’t ask for more. I thoroughly enjoyed his workshop and I intended to attend another one next month!!! It is recommended for any level of photographer, Jose will make sure that he will improve your skill.
- Naoki Oikawa (Bangkok/Australia)
“I attended a recent “studio lighting” portrait workshop with Jose in Bangkok. We started the day with coffee and a conversation, I was immediately relaxed as Jose was interested in what my expectations were and what style of photography I was pursuing. I found the instructions easy to understand and very much hands on as I was quite intimidated by flash photography and shooting in manual mode. I walked away many hours later with the complete understanding of the theory of photography, lighting, and composition. And the post editing tutorial gave me such a sense of confidence that I knew I was a much better photographer from that day forward. The workshop exceeded my expectations as I learned more in the one day workshop than I had in my two years of photography. The workshops are highly recommended if you plan to become a professional photographer as i have.”
— Rodney Thomas (Arizona, USA)
“I was a little nervous at the start of the workshop, since it was my first ever formal education in photography. However, my doubts and nervousness were soon put to rest. Jose instilled confidence and shared his knowledge unselfishly. I came away from the workshop feeling better and braver as a photographer. Highly recommended”
— Zrs Gamboa (Bangkok)
“Meeting Jose definitely changed the way I look at photography now.
Maybe I haven’t learned the secret techniques or anything like that but got quite a few very important tips which I wouldn’t find in any book.And if someone wants to learn more about the techniques, well just buy a manual… It doesn’t mean that Jose won’t teach you about it…With Jose you learn art! He will teach you thinking and looking at your photos in a new different way.
And one more thing. If you want to learn a bit about Adobe Photoshop, he’s a master in it! Just slow him down a little when he goes into details;).”
— Lukasz Saczek (Poland/Nepal)
“I and my husband Michael (a.k.a. JIGS), started taking photos as a mere hobby and loving it. But amateurs that we are, we’re kind of lost sometimes. At least, we know though that having a camera and gadgets and or mind filled with creative energy is not a guarantee at all for both us to be called Photographers. Then we decided to do a PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Jose Tan, a classmate and friend way back in my nursing school, whose passion in photography amazed us. Things have changed after that, and we kept on saying that it was indeed one great experience and the best decision we have made! It was overwhelming at first, but Jose was a wonderful and effective mentor. You can see his joy, perseverance and faith in what he does. His friendliness and willingness in sharing his expertise and vision is respectable and selfless. He makes sure you are at ease having him around and that you’re comfortable sharing your own views/perspective. He has his artistic ways around his models for a successful photoshoot. But most importantly, he always points it out that planning is key – all the more, that your readiness for the event and careful composition are very important. These in short, had made this experience worth all the effort. It was fun-filled and yet informative. We have learned a lot, and we are more confident to explore the field of Photography day by day, and by that, we are so grateful to you, Jose Tan. We are hopeful that there will be another WORKSHOP…SOON! “
— Ayen-Kimynnah Suboc Rojas (South Carolina, USA)
“Jose is an amazing photographer. We knew that his commercial work was beautiful, but what I didn’t know was that my maternity shoot would come out as incredibly as it did. It is not easy to be nude and pregnant in front of a photographer. It takes a special person to be able to make the woman feel comfortable and beautiful so he can get his best shot.
My maternity photo shoot was taken at 8 months pregnant after having gained 25 pounds! Jose did a fantastic job. The photographs speak for themselves.”
- Christina Parra (USA)
Jose was introduced to me by my colleague two years back, naturally, I was a little nervous and a little cautious too towards the output of the work! It was the first time I was working with Jose! But honestly the “hello” effect was so friendly and professional at the same time that gained my confidence in him. And of course when I started working with him it altogether changed, this man has a very focused eye towards what is he going to HIT! Be it Fashion-Commercial-Profile he is our man out there without second thoughts (I only have to check his availability :) Its like ..”Its Jose out there! So don’t worry its in control” cheers! Jose! keep up the good work!
- Feroz Bukht - Art Director IAL Saatchi & Saatchi (Pakistan)
“Jose has been wonderful to work with for our photoshoots. He’s agreeable, competent and really goes the ‘extra mile’ to make sure things are perfect. Our models are immediately at ease with his style of photography and he seems to always get ‘just the right picture’ for our catalogues. His work is great.”
Ellen London, Designer - Firefly Designs (Africa * Asia)
“It was a first time ever for me to experience a photoshoot. I did not expect it to take that long but was worth every minute. It was very professional and enjoyable. It definitely boosted my confidence in my looks and found out i’m kinda photogenic (at least that’s what I think ha ha). Everyone was wowed with the pictures. I like the studio setting especially with you guys are really nice and I felt I’m with friends. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who plan to visit Thailand and wants to experience a professional shoot to come to you. You know exactly what your clients are looking for. Thank you!”
— Hammam Alabdulla (Qatar)
“The photoshoot was good. I liked especially the light towards the end of the shooting. I think these were the best photos after sunset. I would have liked to have worn different kind of clothes towards the end – not only ballet and saree. “
— Petra Schofield (Germany)
“Just wanted to say many thanks for such a fantastic photography session. I had so much fun and you made me look absolutely beautiful.
And many Thanks to your make up crew, they were so relaxed and fun to be. I am very happy with the pictures. They are so beautiful and will forever remind me of my first photo shoot. I continue to receive comments on how stunning and unique the photos are. Thank you so much for such an amazing time and beautiful pictures. “
— Beatrice Mwangi (Norway)
“HI !! Just finished my portrait shoot with Jose a month ago and seeing the results are like unbelievable )) The guys is a magician!!! The way he plays with natural light is just admiring !!! Having zero knowledge about posing, the guy makes you feel so comfortable and create such a friendly atmosphere. U just forget about everything else around you and feel like a superstar!! He and his team are so hardworking and friendly. I just felt this photo shoot never ends!!! He really makes you feel special and even mediocre poses look special )) I really enjoyed the 3 days of shoot with him and his team which included his lovely wife Hedda )) The guy delivered to me more than he promised and he has a long way to go. Will suggest every one in Dubai to at least try with him once when they go to Bangkok. )) I am really in love with his photography and more than that his determination and hard work )) Cheers brother!! Good luck to you )) U are going to make it very big one day!!!”
— Abid (Dubai)
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