Hong Kong is easily one of the most instagrammed cities in Asia and provides plenty of unique backdrops for us to show off our blooms. We especially love the juxtaposition of the delicate blooms against the old streets of Hong Kong with its deep Chinese history.
Aside from the well known places (Instagram Pier, Sai Wan Swimming Shed... sound familiar?), we've put together 5 of some of our favourite spots to take photos on Hong Kong island.
First things first, we definitely recommend planning ahead and choosing a location with meaning. It could be based on a memory (e.g. where you first met your boyfriend, or where you celebrated your 30th birthday) or maybe even a choosing a location because your favourite movie was filmed there!
1) Pottinger Street
Featured: Custom Arrangement (similar)
This is one oldest cobbled streets in Hong Kong, and a popular venue for photo shoots and movie scenes. Depending on the colour of your blooms, you can choose a richer background (left) to enhance the arrangement.
Tip: Try to go early in the morning as it gets really crowded later on in the day.
2) Rooftops (the legal way, of course)
Using the amazing cityscape of Hong Kong as a background is an all-time favourite. Instead of breaking into a private building and getting chased by security guards, seek out rooftops with open access or try using the rooftop of your apartment / office building.
Tip: If you absolutely must get that perfect shot from one of the exclusive rooftops, get in touch with their management team and offer to mention their building on your social media channels in exchange for access.
3) Restaurants & Cafes
We all love to dine in picturesque cafes and photogenic restaurants, but due to space constraints, not many eateries in Hong Kong offer that. Providing indoor and outdoor seating, Lee Lo Mei is one of the places where you can chill with a glass of rosé in one hand while snapping away with the other.
Tip: Use your drinks or accessories as props.
4) Out and About HK Central
Hong Kong city lends itself to street photography almost everywhere. From feature walls to old streets, there is a vast selection of cultural spots all around.
Tip: Take your time exploring, visit neglected areas, and experiment with different backgrounds.
5) Stairs, stairs and more stairs!
Stairways were and still are an integral part of Hong Kong's development as a hilly city. Other than giving us a cardio workout and having us puffing and panting by the time we get to the top, the many stairs in Hong Kong can provide interesting backdrops and angles for shoots.
Tip: Don't wear high heels...
We hope these tips helped you to photograph your flowers in some creative ways. Remember to tag us #givebydeau #bloomedaway so we can see how you've styled your BYDEAU blooms!