Tin Man Lee teaches everyday people to become great photographers by helping them unleash the creativity and skills they already have, to take ultra-sharp and emotion-evoking photos that move people and win awards consistently. He has been invited to travel, speak and have exhibit internationally, sharing his art and experience.
One of his superpowers is being able to transform busy everyday people into photographers who win prestigious awards and get published in well-known magazine in just weeks and days, instead of years of trials and errors. Just recently, two of his students won grand prize of a prestigious international award, two won the professional category of an international contest, 25 won the top 100 of a national contest, and various students got published including National Geographic.
He himself has won numerous international awards including the Grand Prize of Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International, out of 25,000 entries from 50 countries. His works have been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, G2 Gallery and HKUST. He is currently the judge of the prestigious Nature Photographer of the Year Award and the Bird Photographer of the Year international contests.
Tin Man grew up in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. at 18 with a scholarship. He has a PhD in biomedical engineering from UCLA, specializing in brain imaging and early cancer detection using artificial intelligence and computer vision. He has found ways to combine art and science to evoke emotion and capture the essence of animals through the mastery of visual art, technology, and neuroscience.