Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

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...

Shooting Mirror-less on Manual Mode

Recently a Chiang Mai Photography Tours workshop customer asked me to teach her to use her mirror-less camera on Manual Mode. She loved the camera and had used it well, but felt that she was not tapping into the camera’s potential or finding nearly enough of her own...

Isolating Your Subject

Having your subject isolated from the background is a good technique for creating striking photographs. But it is not always easy to achieve this. In my last blog post I wrote about how I do this with my portable pseudo studio. It’s the whole function of the studio’s...

Photography Workshop Akha Portrait Session

Last week we took Chiang Mai Photography Tours to the hills. Customers who were booking a four day workshop had expressed a desire to visit a hill tribe village so we arranged for this to happen through our connections with the Akha people in Mae Salong. We had a great time with...

Creating a ‘Correct’ Exposure

Choosing that moment in time to press the shutter button where I have the right lens on my camera, my composition is pleasing and the light is perfect is a moment of joy. However, that moment of joy can be short lived if I have not set my exposure ‘correctly’. I say...

Take Your Time – Enjoy Photography

Modern camera equipment is so user friendly. It’s really easy to pick up your phone, point and shoot or your mirror-less and just shoot. Even grabbing your dslr and taking a few snaps is easy. However, I am frequently encouraging customers on our Chiang Mai Photography...

Chiang Mai One Day Workshop Experience February 2015

Teaching photography to our Chiang Mai Photography Tours customers is so stimulating for me. I love to see people grow in understanding as they learn more about their cameras and the whole process of taking photos. I was motivated to start running our workshops because I so often...
Elephant with Large Tusks

National Elephant Day March 13th

We are running a special Workshop for National Elephant Day, 13th March 2015 . The elephant is the national animal of Thailand and plays an important part in culture, religion and tradition and every year it is celebrated on this special day. We will visit an elephant camp where...