Chiang Mai Photo Workshops
Kayan Long Neck girl with a missing tooth

Meeting Malu

Malu was by her mother’s side the first time we met her. We often saw her there. Malu lives with her parents and her little sister in Baan Thong Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her older brother attends a school in Mae Hong Song, up in the north near the Myanmar border....

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...

Auto Alternative – Pretty Basic

I got lucky with my first camera, it had no auto mode. I had to learn to use the only information the camera gave me to guide my choice in setting the exposure manually, using the aperture and shutter speed controls. The information was in the form of a small needle in the...

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...