Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Capture Your Travel Experiences

Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Learn more than just camera settings

Learn photography in Thailand.
Experience our Chiang Mai photo workshops
and create stunning, meaningful travel photos like a professional
.

📸 📸 All Chiang Mai Photo Workshops are currently discounted!! 📸📸

Spend a day, or longer, to learn photography in Thailand. With Chiang Mai Photo Workshops you can discover how to take great

  • Travel photos
  • Street Photos
  • Portraits
  • Landscapes
  • and more photography styles.

Are you carrying your favorite camera to Thailand and not yet 100% confident that you’ll capture the best photos of your trip? Everyone who’s invested in a camera wants to make the most of it. This means learning the settings and understanding how it captures photos.

At Chiang Mai Photo Workshops we’ll not only take you on a Thailand photography tour, but we’ll teach you how to take fabulous photographs everywhere you travel, in Thailand and beyond.

Choose One (or More) of Our Chiang Mai Photography Workshops

female market vendor laughing, Chiang Mai, Thailand, © Kevin Landwer-Johan

1 Day Workshops

based in and around Chiang Mai
Flower and rice

Multi Day Workshops

based at our Bed and Breakfast

Custom Workshops

in Thailand and SE Asia

Book one of our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops and learn more than you could on any Thailand photography tour.

Are you bored with taking landscapes and cliched tourist photos? Do you want to learn how to create a fabulous story that truly reflects the travel experience you’re having? A Thailand photo tour might show you some nice locations to photograph. But on one of our Thailand photography workshops you’ll not only see the sights, but learn how to capture the most stunning photos of them.

Photography is more than learning camera settings. Expressing your feeling about what you see and experience will produce your best photos. Join photographer Kevin Landwer-Johan and learn to combine your technical ability and creative expression. Kevin teaches from his extensive experience as a photojournalist, travel and street photographer, to provide you with clear and concise information.

Browse through our photo workshops and find one that suits you best. We run workshops that cover street photography in Chiang Mai and in rural markets, (where you won’t see many other foreigners.) Travel photo subjects in Chiang Mai are plentiful, but it’s easy to miss the best locations. We’ll take you to them.

If you’re looking for all this and cultural portrait photography with costumed models, check out our multi-day photography workshop options. You can experience the culture of north and learn to take professional portraits in Thailand.

At Chiang Mai Photo Workshops we focus on teaching. We want you to experience taking awesome travel photos in Thailand. We’ll take you to Chiang Mai points of interest while tutoring you how to master your camera. In Chiang Mai, Thailand photography has never been more interesting!

If you’re wondering what to do in Thailand, our photography workshops offer variety of must see Chiang Mai attractions, (for travel photographers,and avoiding the most touristy locations,) while learning photography skills and techniques.

Each workshop is limited to four participants, (we’ll run workshops with only one!) so you’re assured of the best learning experience.

Chiang Mai One Day Photography Workshops

Teaching the Technical and the Creative

Experience local life and learn

Travel and Street Photography Workshop [1 Day]

Chiang Mai is alive with travel and street photography opportunities. This workshop is best if you’re comfortable with your camera and managing the settings. This workshop is an ideal opportunity to take your travel and street photography to the next level. One on one or in a small group, (max. 4 participants,) you’ll learn how to …

Learn to Think in Monochrome

Black and White Workshop [1 Day]

Learn the skill of black and white photography when you visit Chiang Mai. During this workshop we will explore the art and technique of creating stunning monochrome photographs. I spent years working mainly with black and white film in my early time as a photographer. This was back in the days of film, but for this workshop, I teach about digital black and white and how to make the most stunning monochrome images using your modern camera.

Experience Chiang Mai and learn

How to Use Your Camera Workshop [1 Day]

This workshop will teach you the basics of how to use a digital camera, including how to set up your camera, adjust the settings, and take great photos. Whether you’re a complete novice or have some experience, this workshop will provide you with the foundation you need to take your photography to the next level.

Learning to be confident with your camera paves the way for you to concentrate on other aspects of photography. If you’re always having to guess what settings to use or are not sure of what your camera is doing, your resulting photos will often be lacking that something special. This workshop is designed to give you a certainty that your photographs will capture the experience you’re having.

This is an essential step to making progress and taking more photos that you’ll treasure forever.

Book one of our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops this month and receive our

Master Your Camera – Master Your Creativity

online course

For FREE!

This online course is a great review of any of our workshops

so you can enjoy learning on the day and into the future

Experience local life and learn

Travel and Street Photography Workshop [1 Day]

A Favorite of Our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Chiang Mai is alive with photography opportunities. On our Travel and Street Photography workshop you will experience parts of Chiang Mai that most tourists miss out on. Your imagination and photography skills will be challenged and will grow. During this workshop we particularly focus learning different styles of street photography.

During this workshop we explore

  • Using composition and light to capture more compelling photos
  • A variety of travel and street photography styles
  • The best camera settings for street photography
  • Techniques for overcoming fear of photographing people
  • Seeing in new ways

Tricycle Taxi during a Chiang Mai Photo Workshop

About This Photography Workshop

Duration: 8:00am until around 3pm

This travel and street photography workshop focuses on teaching how to capture great photos wherever you are. No matter what level of photography you’re at, there’s something for everyone who joins.

The locations we visit include areas of local interest and significance. They are chosen to show you some areas tourists often miss out on. In these places you’ll capture genuinely unique images of Chiang Mai.

You will learn composition techniques and how to look more carefully. We’ll demonstrate the impact point of view has when framing your subject. You will gain a new appreciation of what you see when you look through your camera.

Northern Thai people generally are not shy about being photographed. In every culture being sensitive and polite is important. We will address this subject as we photograph the locals in their everyday work environments.

Capturing the ‘decisive moment’ and story telling with your photos are two other topics we will talk about throughout the day. I’ve taught many beginners and more experienced photographers to recognize and capture images that best illustrate their travel experiences.

Market Porter with his Photo at Muang Mai Market during a Chiang Mai Photo Workshop

During the hot season (March until June) after lunch it’s uncomfortably hot outdoors. So, we will sit in a cool, relaxed environment, enjoy an iced coffee, soda or fruit drink and look over the images you have made during the morning. You’ll receive constructive critique on your photos from the morning sessions along with tips on choosing your best images.

Chiang Mai Street Photography by ©Kevin Landwer-Johan of a person walking below a large billboard

What’s Included

  • Pick up drop off in central Chiang Mai (8am~3pm.)
  • Lunch
  • Instructional teaching.
  • One month’s free email Q&A after the workshop (if you leave us a review.)
  • Free online photography course

  What’s Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Food and drink extra to lunch

Price

Chiang Mai Street and Travel Photography Workshop

1 person – 6,500  4,900 Thai Baht
If you’re booking for more than one person, please ask about our discounts.
Maximum of four people per workshop.

Learn to Think in Monochrome

Black and White Workshop [1 Day]

On this one day workshop you’ll learn to think in monochrome. This is the key to capturing stunning black and white photographs.

During this workshop we explore …

  • Light, contrast, and tone
  • When to photograph in black and white
  • Managing your exposure settings for monochrome
  • Conversion and editing

Cycle taxi rider waiting for a customer in Chaing Mai, © Kevin Landwer-Johan

About the Workshop

We start the day with conversation about thinking in black and white. This is important to understand so that you can best know what will make interesting photos without color.

When I learned to take black and white photographs it was essential to think in monochrome because there was no option. With a roll of black and white film in my camera the resulting images were only ever shades of gray. Many people using digital cameras don’t think in black and white when taking their pictures. They’ll only consider converting some images during the editing process.

When you think in black and white, the photographs you take will make stronger monochromatic images once you convert them. During the workshop you’ll gain a greater appreciation for how to capture images that will convert into fabulous black and whites.

Out and About in Chiang Mai

After this conversation and a coffee, we’ll explore hand picked locations that lend themselves to being photographed in black and white.

The variety of subjects and lighting conditions provide many opportunities for street photography, people, architecture, abstract minimalism, and much more.

I’ll encourage you to use Manual Exposure Mode on your camera during this workshop. If you’re not yet familiar with taking photos using Manual Mode, I’ll walk you though how it’s done. This is by far the best option when working in black and white because it gives you the level of control that’s required to capture the best results.

Asian woman making traditional temple decorations in Chiang Mai, © Kevin Landwer-Johan

After Lunch

After lunch we’ll set up laptops and work on the photos from our morning session.

Converting images from color RAW files involves a lot more than simply de-saturating the colors. Sure, full de-saturation produces monochromatic images, but often they’ll look rather dull and lifeless.

You’ll learn how to evaluate the tone range in your images and how to make choices concerning them. As you edit, you’ll see the photographs you’ve taken during the morning come to life as stunning black and white pictures.

lotus flowers in black and white, © Kevin Landwer-Johan

Testimonial

My Wife and I, had a wonderful day with Kevin and Pansa in Chiang Mai, in the first week of June. The photography experience was a real valuable eye opener for us. Both Kevin and Pansa are great communicators of their visions and concepts of their photographic skills. From the initial discussions over a coffee, to the market experience and the temples, and a great chat over a delightful lunch, the complete day was an enjoyable day. This workshop was a great way to start our month in and around Chiang Mai, and the tips and new ideas from that day, inspired us both, to enjoy our photography on a new level.

Gabe, Retired, Australia

What’s Included

  • Pick up drop off in central Chiang Mai (8am~3pm.)
  • The best camera settings for black and white photography
  • Lunch
  • Instructional teaching.
  • Free online photography course

  What’s Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Food and drink extra to lunch

Prices

Black and White Workshop

1 person – 6,500  4,900 Thai Baht

If you’re booking for more than one person, please ask about our discounts.
Maximum of four people per workshop.

Testimonial

What was so wonderful about this workshop was that very quickly Kevin and Pansa assessed my skills and then tailored the day to my ability. As a teacher, I appreciated the quality of instruction. I am already using my new knowledge.
I will say I was very tired at the end of the day. A good sign of how much I was learning. I feel like I got a weeks worth of info in a day.
I also appreciated Kevin sharing about life in Thailand. It made for such a rich experience.
This workshop came at just the right moment for me. I was ready to move on in my learning. This isn’t a day where they point at something and say oh that would be a good photo or stand here and take this picture from this angle. It really is quality teaching in an exotic setting.
What a thrill.
Thank you both!


Alex, Teacher, Canada

Experience Chiang Mai and Learn

How to Use Your Camera Workshop

I can’t imagine traveling without a camera. Wherever you go, you want to capture great photos of the things you see and experience. Being confident using your camera is key to capturing the best photos.

This workshop is designed to teach you the basics of camera operation. It will give you confidence to take great photos in every location you visit, in Chiang Mai and beyond.

During this workshop we’ll cover:

  • Understanding controls for focus and exposure
  • Manual and auto exposure modes
  • Lens focal lengths and when to use wide, medium, or telefocus
  • Managing to take photos in different types of lighting
  • What to photograph

Chinese temple in Chaing Mai, Thailand. © Kevin Landwer-Johan

About This Photography Workshop

Duration: 8:00am until around 3pm

If you’re wanting more than a regular Thailand photography tour, this workshop is for you. We start this workshop working through the essential camera functions and how to use them. Then, we practice!

The combination of instruction and hands on experience makes learning photography very effective. As you learn and practice, you’ll gain a firm understanding of the functions of your camera and how to manage the settings. The more confident you become using your camera, the better photos you’ll take.

You will learn how your camera reads and responds to light, and how to make a good exposure. Understanding this will give you greater scope to be creative in your image making. You will learn composition techniques and how to look more carefully. We’ll demonstrate the impact point of view has when framing your subject. You will gain a new appreciation of what you see when you look through your camera.

Tuk Tuk and Song Taew in Chiang Mai, © Kevin Landwer-Johan

After Lunch

After lunch, we’ll spend some time reviewing the photos you’ve taken. You’ll receive constructive comments and direction as to how you can improve areas of your photography. 

Reviewing your photos is a practical way to help you see your strengths and weaknesses. You will learn more about exposure, lighting, composition, and other aspects of photography.

close up of red and green chillies, © Kevin Landwer-Johan

What’s Included

  • Pick up drop off in central Chiang Mai (8am~3pm.)
  • The best camera settings for travel photography
  • Lunch
  • Instructional teaching.
  • Free online photography course (so you don’t need to take notes during the workshop)

  What’s Excluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Insurance
  • Food and drink extra to lunch

Prices

How To Use Your Camera Workshop

1 person – 6,500  4,900 Thai Baht

If you’re booking for more than one person, please ask about our discounts.
Maximum of four people per workshop.

Testimonial

This is a superb workshop , it gave us a unique insight into Chiang Mai while at the same time teaching us how to use our camera. If you want to learn to use those features on your camera you’ve avoided then this is the workshop for you.
Kevin is a vastly experienced photographer with a real gift for teaching , he quickly finds out what level you and your equipment is at and builds the teaching from there.

I will return and perhaps take the 5 day workshop.

Wonderful day and what a way to see Chiang Mai

John, Manager, Ireland

Testimonials

I cannot say enough good about Kevin. There are a lot of amazing photographers in this world, but not many are truly exceptional teachers. Kevin truly know how to put the art of photography and the technical aspects of the camera into the right light for each one of his students. He certainly did so for me. I’ve been traveling for 9 years now and have been a self taught mature photographer for a good majority of that time. I was looking to step my craft up a few notches but just couldn’t seem to get past a certain level… I knew I was grasping all that my camera could do, and the frustration of not being able to capture a shot just the way I wanted it was beginning to kill my creativity. Then, along came Kevin. He was the key to unlocking the magic! Answered so many questions and inspired so many more, then gave me the answers with hands on experience. I’m inspired all over again. Thank you Kevin!!!
Kevin and Pansa introduced me to the local life in Chiang Mai, which allowed me to feel more comfortable in approaching people in the markets and later with the hill tribes. Along the way I was learning from a well respected professional photographer, who showed excitement for my photography as well as any photo opportunity that came our way. I look forward to my next journey with Kevin and Pansa, where we can create an even more special adventure over a few days. I don’t normally write reviews so this was special for me and I am sure it will be just as special for you.