Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Three Reasons You Should Learn More About Photography

(even if you the only camera you have is on your phone.) Not many people in this world work as full time professional photographers. More people than ever are taking photos these days. No matter how much they enjoy taking pictures, either with a camera that can make a phone call...

Film – My Long Lost Friend

I put a few rolls of film though a camera recently and it was like meeting an old friend again who I had not seen for a long long time! In 2006 I bought my first serious DSLR and had not shot a single roll of film since then. A year or so back I was talking to my friend James...

Online Photography Course

I am loving teaching what I love to do! I’ve also become a better photographer myself since I started teaching. Earning a living doing something I love and am passionate about is something I value greatly because it is rare! This past year, as we are growing our Chiang Mai...

Become Inspired

Becoming inspired is a choice, something that you can proactively stimulate. Ever since I bought my first camera I have sought to be more inspired – by other photographers, books, gallery shows, movies, magazines and what ever other means I can find. I remember a magazine series...

Grow Your Photography Skills

Sometimes I find myself stuck in a bit of a rut, unable to flow creatively and producing images that are uninspired. I find I must challenge myself frequently to produce more imaginative images. Images that draw the viewer’s attention and hold it. Images that inspire....

Back To Black and White

Working at the newspapers in my earlier years as a photographer I shot little other than black and white film (mostly Kodak T-Max ISO 400.) In recent times I hardly process any of my images as black and white, but have decided it’s high time I got back into the monochrome...

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...