My life’s work is to help photographers to achieve their full potential in photography.
I call myself a photographer, writer, sharer, and broadcaster. I call myself a 'sharer' because I don't care too much for the terms 'teacher' or 'educator': what I like is to share my knowledge and experience of photography - of which I have much, across a good swathe of photographic activity. I love to share and I do that as much as I can through my writing, workshops and by offering online courses and one-on-one mentoring. Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
My latest book 'Photography - the definitive visual history' was chosen by Wiki as the No.1 best photo book of 2016! See the video here: https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-photography-books
I've had 30 books published on photography and video (35 if you count the new e-books). The popular 'Digital Photographer's Handbook' has been translated into about 20 language and is now in its 6th edition. My "Digital Photography Masterclass" has proven popular with readers and reviewers: it won the Library Journal's 'Best How-to Book of 2008 and was chosen by Shutterbug as its 'Créme de la Créme' of Top Digital Imaging Books of 2008. We've just revised, up-dated and improved it. The 'Digital Photography step by step', is our best how-to book, packing an enormous of information into accessible form.
I won the 1988 Thomas Cook award for Best Illustrated Travel Book for my coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition. Goodness knows how; there were very strong contenders that year. I presented two ground-breaking six-part series 'A Digital Picture of Britain' and 'Britain in Pictures' for BBC. And an eight-part series for Channel News Asia Singapore was broadcast in August/September 2009 and was distributed on DVD.
I've worked as magazine editor, picture editor and was senior lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Westminster for 12 years. I led a Know How Fund project that reformed the journalism curriculum for a university in Kyrgyzstan, as well as photographing extensively in Central Asia. I was chair of the Arts Council England organization for Chinese Arts in Britain and am a founding member of the World Photography Academy, where I helped initiate and led the Student Focus program for its first two years.
My current interests include fine-art photography, writing fiction and poetry. I was born in Singapore and now live in New Zealand.
Visit website at www.tomang.com, to order eBooks (one is free) and other products. Also to learn about my online courses and one-on-one mentoring.