Photography Blog and Articles by Kevin Landwer-Johan

Tricycle taxi riders taken during a Chiang Mai Photo Workshop

Welcome to the blog of Chiang Mai Photo Workshops. Here you can learn about taking photos in Thailand. Whether you’re photographing temples in Bangkok or hill tribe peoples in Chiang Mai this is your guide to taking good pictures in Thailand.

Chiang Mai Photo Workshops run photography tours and workshops in and around Chiang Mai. We also run photography retreats from out bed and breakfast in rural Chom Thong which is not far from Chiang Mai. Through our photography workshops, tours and retreats you can enjoy learning photography  at whatever experience level you are at.

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What To Do In Chiang Mai In 3 Days [the best ideas]

What To Do In Chiang Mai In 3 Days [the best ideas] by Kevin Landwer-Johan Planning a DIY tour in Chiang Mai and wondering what to spend 3 days doing? This travel article will bring some perspective to your options. This is not a Chiang Mai travel blog written by a fleeting sojourner. I have …

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25 Valuable Tips For The Best Travel Photography Portraits

25 Valuable Tips For The Best Travel Photography Portraits by Kevin Landwer-Johan Travel always involves meeting people. Learning to make great travel portraits will enrich your experience. It will also help preserve your wonderful memories. Here are 25 tips to help you make the best travel photography portraits. One big regret I have from the …

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The Best Chiang Mai Photo Location Tips

Camera: Nikon D800, Lens: 35mm, Settings: f4.5, 1/250 sec, ISO 400 Tuktuks, Temple, Monks and Markets by Kevin Landwer-Johan 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 …

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How To Choose the Best Travel Photography Workshop in Thailand

Camera: Nikon D700, Lens: 105mm, Settings: f3.5, 1/320 sec, ISO 100 How To Choose the Best Travel Photography Workshop by Kevin Landwer-Johan Let me help you choose the best travel photography workshop experience. Travel time is precious. Most of us don’t get enough of it and we all want to make sure we have great …

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What You Need to Know About Hill Tribe Tourism in Thailand

Camera: Nikon D800, Lens: 105mm, Settings: f9, 1/200 sec, ISO 400 What You Need to Know About Hill Tribe Tourism by Kevin Landwer-Johan Bad news is easy news to write because people love to read it. Many articles have been written about perceived negative aspects of what’s known as ‘Hill Tribe Tourism’. Taking a hill …

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Why Shy Photographers Can Actually Make the Best Portraits

Why Shy Photographers Can Actually Make the Best Portraits by Kevin Landwer-Johan “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen Shy people are uncomfortable in front of the camera. They do not like being photographed. They don’t like seeing their portrait. When we’re uncomfortable it shows …

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Popular Photography Posts

Essential Qualities Which Make Photographs Good

Let’s take a look at the qualities that make up good photographs, regardless of your subject or the gear you use to make the photos. Understanding these principles and how to put them into practice will make you a better photographer.

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What You Need to Know About Hill Tribe Tourism​

Bad news is easy news to write because people love to read it. Many articles have been written about perceived negative aspects of what’s known as ‘Hill Tribe Tourism’. Because of my experience and relationship I take a different perspective.

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How To Choose the
Best Travel Photography Workshop

Travel time is precious. Most of us don’t get enough of it and we all want to make sure we have great photos of our journeys. Let me help you choose the best travel photography workshop experience so you can make the most of your time away.

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Focus on Improving Your Photography Skills

Every photographer wants to take better photos. I know you want to improve your photography skills. Do you find yourself trying to work on up skilling too many techniques at once? Take a step back. Review some of your recent photos you were not satisfied with.

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Learn the Value of Patience and Anticipation in Travel Photography

It’s very easy to be a snap shooter, especially when you are traveling. Being out and about away from your normal walk in life, you see more things that are different and interesting. Being patient is an essential skill for all photographers.

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Best Tested Tips for Travel Photography Etiquette in Thailand

Many people travel to Thailand with their camera and want to know they are following proper etiquette. Thai people are generally very polite. I’ve found if you are also polite you will most often get better photographs.

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Published Photography Articles

This is a selection of articles I’ve written for various web sites. Here you will find a broad variety of photography topics covered but without so much of a personal touch as I write with for my own blog.

Why You Should Have
Photography Heroes

We are inundated daily with visual imagery. It’s easy to become dulled by it. Here’s an article encouraging you to be inspired by the masters of photography.

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How to Use the Brenizer
Stitching Method

Have you ever heard of the Brenizer method? It’s a very cool way to create amazing seamless stitched images with a very shallow depth of field.

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Viewfinder Image Blurry?
Here’s How To Correct It

Does your camera monitor display a sharp image and yet your viewfinder is blurry? You may need to adjust your camera’s diopter.

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Pros and Cons of Upgrading from a Phone to a Real Camera

Enjoying taking photos with your phone, but want to take your image making to the next level? Check out this popular article to learn how you can.

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Look. Think. Click. Don’t Rush Into Taking Those Action Photos

Great action photos are not often created on the spur of the moment. They take careful planning and anticipation. Learn techniques which will make you more successful.

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How to Use a Reflector to Improve Your Natural Light Portraits

Reflectors are one accessory that can easily make a huge improvement to your outdoor portraiture. Read this article and learn how to use one.

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