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Tom Ang is a photographer, author, traveller and academic. A specialist in travel and digital photography, he has photographed extensively in Central Asia. He won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for best Illustrated Travel Book for his coverage of the Marco Polo Expedition.
Ang was a senior lecturer in photographic practice at the University of Westminster for over 12 years (1991–2004) and created the MA Photographic Journalism course. For over 10 years he specialized in photographing Central Asia, extensively traveling in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, with a few visits to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. He led a Know How Fund project that helped equip a radio studio for radio students and which reformed the journalism curriculum for the Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Ang is the author of 21 books on photography and video including Digital Photography Masterclass, Fundamentals of Photography,Tao of Photography, Digital Photographer’s Handbook (now in 4th edition), Advanced Digital Photography (now in 2nd edition), Picture Editing (now in 2nd edition), Eyewitness Companion: Photography, and Digital Video Handbook, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything.
Ang is presenter of the BBC series "A Digital Picture of Britain", first transmitted in 2005 on BBC4. A second series, entitled "Britain in Pictures" was transmitted in 2007. He presented an 8-part TV series for Channel NewsAsia in Singapore which was broadcast in August 2009. He continues to write and photograph, adding high-definition video production to his activities.
- Tom Ang's site
- "Discuss and learn photography with professional photographers". iDigitalPhoto. Includes material by Ang.
- "How to take good photos: Tom Ang presents top tips on how to get the most out of your digital camera". BBC, 2007.
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