Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Tuktuks, Temple, Monks and Markets

Tuktuks, temples, monks and markets are all great to photograph when you come to Chiang Mai, but there are other fabulous photo opportunities to discover in Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North’. Frequently I encourage people not to be travel snap shooters. Don’t...

Focus

One of the first things I learned when I started work at the Auckland Star newspaper (many years ago) was to make sure my photographs were sharp where they needed to be. Having the right part of the image in focus is imperative, especially when it’s going to be printed on...

Siam Traditional

As Chiang Mai Photography Tours grows we’re always looking to add new options and develop more variety in the photography workshops we offer, often based on feedback we receive form customers. Recently we added Siam Traditional as a new workshop option … with a...

Manual Mode, Why Bother?

It’s a common misconception that having a big, fancy camera will mean you take better pictures. Modern cameras have an awesome array of fully and semi-automatic shooting modes, so many it can be somewhat confusing as to which one to choose. Manufacturers will turn up the...

Ten Top Tips – How To Be More Creative With Your Camera

Creating a video teaching course about photography was not some thing I had ever considered until a friend introduced me to the idea a few months back. After getting my first book to proof reading stage I had time to look into what goes in to producing a video course. Udemy.com...

Be Prepared

Continuing in my theme to encourage you to be a thinking photographer, in this blog post I want to highlight the need to be prepared to take a photograph whenever the opportunity arises. Being prepared means knowing your camera and how to adjust the settings quickly whenever you...

Be Patient and Anticipate

In my previous blog post I encouraged you to be a thinking photographer. In this post I’ll expand more on this subject, specifically about being patient and anticipating the decisive moment, (that right time to shoot.) It’s very easy to be a snap shooter, especially...

Be A Thinking Photographer

Thinking photographers are good photographers. It does not matter if you are a pro or an amateur – this does not make your photographs striking. It does not totally matter how good your camera and lenses are. Good equipment can produce technically superior images, but I...

Shoot A Lot

One of the best things you can do as a beginning photographer, or to keep you fresh if you are more experienced, is to shoot a lot. The more you get out with your camera, and the more frames you shoot when you are out, will help you to continue to grow as a photographer. Having a...

My First Book

I am writing my first book about photography. Sharing what I know, teaching from my experience. I intend to write a series of short, easy to follow books teaching about being creative with your camera and stepping beyond the camera’s auto setting. I thought I would share a...