Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

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...

Photography = Drawing with Light

Photography, the word, means ‘drawing with light’. If you have no light, you have no photo – no matter how fancy your camera is or how good you are at framing your subject. No light = no photo. Building on this thought is my belief that the better someone understands...

The Travel Portrait

The focus of my teaching is often about telling a story with photographs. One of the most effective ways to do this is with an environmental portrait. This style of portrait places the subject in context with their surroundings, telling a story of who they are, what they are...

Magic of Elephant Trail

We are looking to expand the workshop tours we offer and diversify the range of experiences and photographic learning opportunities we offer. Recently we have made friends with the team at the Magic of Elephant Trail a the Chiang Mai Night Safari. We were given the opportunity to...