Yang Qingfu, born in March 1961, is a member of Global Photographic Union, Royal Photographic Society, New York Institute of Photography, China Folklore Photography Association, Hangzhou Photographic Art Society of Zhejiang Province, and Photographers Association of Binjiang District in Hangzhou.
My first encounter with photography was when I graduated from university in 1982. I was 21 years old and rented the Seagull brand film camera in a photo studio with my student card. I asked about the parameters of aperture and shutter speed, and read the instructions on the film box, and my classmate and I took pictures of each other. We bought developer and fixer, and made an exposure box and develop photos in the dorm room where we over the window and close doors to create a dark room. The result turns out to be good. The particular experience is a good start for me on the road of photography. After I started work, due to my own conditions, I rarely had time to practice photography. I only took photos of meetings and occasionally went out to photograph the landscape. It was in Beijing Olympics 2008 that I picked up the camera again and I bought a Canon 7D camera and three lenses. Since then, I started to make photos constantly. In 2018, I participated in the “Art Photography” course held by the photography teacher of Zhejiang University. I began to study photography art systematically, and went out to shoot with the photography teacher. In the same year, I bought a Canon 5D4 camera and three lenses. At the end of 2020, I bought a Canon R5 camera. I have improved and made progress in photography with the equipment I have. At present, more than one hundred works have been selected for photo competitions at home and abroad.
Description of the series:
Images of West lake
West Lake is located at No. 1 Longjing Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. The Lake covers 49 square kilometers with more than 100 scenic spots. Among them, the famous Ten Scenic Sites of West Lake are the major tourist attraction at home and abroad.
On June 24, 2011, West Lake Cultural Landscape was included in the World Heritage List.