OUR TRAINERS GALLERY
Get to know our SDW trainers before meeting them in the flesh at your workshop!
Chris

Chris is a pure ambient portrait and event photographer who is an expert in capturing precious moments. He has been using Sony gear since he started photographing. Together with his meticulous eye for detail, his skills differentiate his photos from the rest. Having moved from Manila to Singapore with more than half a decade of experience in the field of photography, the initial hobbyist proved his innate skill in the art. 

With dedication, hard work and talent, Chris cemented his name in the industry through work done for websites, print advertisements and events. Currently, he is one of the admin officers of the Shifters photography group in Singapore and a Sony Digital Workshop instructor.

 
Kerry Cheah

Kerry is an observer of light, shadow and everything in between the real moments in our lives that make us laugh, cry, shout and cry again. She loves colour, drama, and visual complexity.   

She is a professional family photographer and filmmaker specialising in intimate, personalised story-telling sessions built around clients’ daily lives.  She set up her own business, Red Bus Photography, in 2014 and can often be found in her clients’ homes.  

Kerry is a mother to two irrepressible, oftentimes impossible young boys, and has been photographing them daily since 2015. This project has been her biggest source of artistic growth and frustration to-date. While her personal experience makes photographing other families a natural fit, she hopes to bring the same ethos of finding meaning in authentic lives to her social documentary work.
Caleb and Gladys

Caleb and Gladys are known for their surreal and dramatic take on creating images that are visually stunning and always pushing the boundaries. Their works are a marriage of beauty and art, laced with otherworldly inspirations.
The duo’s work has been published in various globally-distributed magazines - Vogue, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, L’officiel, ELLE, and Tatler, to name a few.

In addition to their success in the commercial industry, Caleb and Gladys have received several awards, including 1st place in Professional Advertising in Fashion for the International Photography Award; as well as Professional Photographer of the Year UK “In the Studio”, and also the Harper’s Bazaar x ION Fashion Photography Awards.

For these style chameleons, every shoot is a new piece of art created.
A great photo is not shot, it is crafted.

http://www.calebgladys.com/ 
Cai Dingyan

Dancing for almost as long as he has been taking pictures, Dingyan discovered that both his passions fuse beautifully together to help him tell better, more compelling stories in his photography.
Dingyan is a wedding and portrait photographer who loves making friends and interacting with people from all walks of life. Weddings are his favourite photography genre as he enjoys immersing himself in the joys of the occasion.
With strong eye for detail, Dingyan wows with every picture he creates.
Allan Nacpil

Allan Nacpil, chef by profession, didn't set out to be a photographer but believed camera has found him. Since he was young, he had always been drawn to visual arts like painting and drawings but had forgotten this passion when he shifted his career in the kitchen. He rekindled his love for the arts by discovering photography in Singapore and has been exposed to evocative color photography styles. These influenced Nacpil to venture in this field and take colors in a whole new level which are strongly evident in his works. 
 
Best known for his portrait photography, he also covers weddings and product shoots for marketing collateral. His works have been featured numerous times in magazines and television. 
 
He enjoys sharing his craft through organizing workshops in the Philippines, Singapore, Japan and other Asian countries to teach basic to advanced photography techniques to enthusiasts and freelance photographers. He inspires his students to shoot from the heart and capture the fleeting beauty in that fraction of a moment.
Yeo Yeow Kwang

A photography veteran, Yeow Kwang started capturing moments with the lens as a school boy in the 1970s. Today, he has won more than a hundred international photography awards, most recently the Best Single Image of The Travel Photographer Of The Year Award 2011, and first place in the Sony World Photography Awards 2013. 
Other awards and accolades under his belt include the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society of United Kingdom in 1988, Galaxy Exhibitor Distinction of the Photographic Society of America in 2013, and The Photographer of the Year 2013 by the Singapore Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.
Yeo Kwang, whose works include social documentary, travel and fine-art photography, also engages in a wide array of photography activities, including education, documentary projects and digital editing. He is also a certified photography instructor and has contributed as a jury member at several international competitions.   
Lawrence Kuang

With a background in consumer electronics, Lawrence started working for Sony Singapore in 2008 as a product consultant. Today, he’s a certified retail professional and a Singapore Workforce Development Agency certified professional trainer (ACTA) from the Institute for Adult Learning Singapore.
 
Lawrence conducts training for both consumers and retail employees, covering areas such as consumer audio visual products, audio equipment and telecommunication products. As a keen learner, enthusiastic facilitator and a firm believer in providing the best experience possible for customers, Lawrence can assist you in your learning journey with SDW and help you take your knowledge to the next level.
Gerbie Pabilonia

Gerbie is a Fine Arts Photographer specialising in digital arts. A former Graphic Designer, he lives and works in Singapore. 

Gerbie’s passion and interest in art began at a young age, guided by his father thru drawings and paintings.  This set his foundation for creative arts and photography, from which he moved on to study image editing, combining photography and digital arts. He flourished under the freedom and personal expression present in abstraction.

In his early years in photography, Gerbie explored a range of styles, from fantasy and conceptual to emotion and drama. He always brought subtle sophistication to digital artworks through a unique balance of colour, composition and texture. 

 
"My primary goal is to breathe life into what I do. I make sure I get out and explore the world and other forms of art for inspiration. This helps to keep my ideas and energy fresh and exciting. I like to create drama and emotion in my artworks. I hope they inspire you to explore your own spirit, and be who you want to be in this lifetime. Art can help us grow, heal our hearts, excite our senses and inspire new ideas. It’s one of the most valuable gifts to society."
 
Ng Ngok Swee

Ngok Swee first ventured into photography with a film rangefinder in his secondary school days. Soon enough, he was spending much of his time in the darkroom, developing mainly black and white photographs. After retiring from the workforce several years ago, Ngok Swee decided to devote his time to pursuing his two passions: travel and photography.
Surreal images taken during his trip to North Island, New Zealand, made it to the top 10 finals in the Sony World Photography Awards, and were featured in the Sony Alpha Magazine.
Several of his photos were also selected for publication in the Leica User Forum (LUF) Charity Books 2010 and 2012, while a photo taken at the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia, was featured in the CNN’s Top 25 Travel Photos of 2014.
 
http://nns555.zenfolio.com/
Darren Francis

To Darren Francis, photography is more than just clicking the shutter button. It’s a creative outlet -- one that allows him to bring his imagination to life. As a perfectionist, he strives to always capture a better photo than his last.
Darren started dabbling in photography as a child and was a member of his school’s photography club in his teens. He graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a Diploma in Engineering Informatics and later from Monash University with a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology.
Having had a strong interest in both visual and performance arts from an early age, Darren decided to follow his heart by taking on photography assignments of different genres in 2008. By the following year, he had gone pro. Darren now provides a wide range of photography services and is also the lead photography trainer for SDW and Sapura Imaging Singapore. 
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