Practical Encouragement for
Passionate Photographers

About Chiang Mai Photo Workshops

Photography, and teaching it, is our passion. We love to share our experience. To empower you to enjoy photography more.

To enjoy photography more means you have to be taking better photos than your were previously. Our workshops exist to teach you how to make this happen.

Kevin and Pansa Landwer-Johan

I (Kevin) have had over 30 years professional photography experience. Starting out in newspapers and covering all manner of subjects and styles throughout my career. I love people and travel photography.

Pansa (who joins us when she’s able to) has over ten years experience and masters the art of adding feeling to photos. Her creative eye is inspiring.

Our Chiang Mai photography workshops are designed for people who want immerse in photography learning and cultural experience for a day. We also run photography workshops from our boutique bed and breakfast, Suan Sook Homestay. These are a more relaxed pace and can be as long or short as you’d like.

Chiang Mai Photo Workshops Kevin Teaching at Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai Photo Workshops offer more than a photo tour. We teach and you experience. Photo tours just show you what to take photos of. We teach you skills enabling you to continue to improve your photography into the future. We’ll answer your questions, help you with your camera settings and inspire you to see in new ways. We’ll also take you to one of our favorite Thai restaurants for lunch!

Our choice of locations covers a divers mix designed to immerse you in as much northern Thai culture as we practically can.

“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, Canberra, Australia

Pansa and I met through our common love of photography. Not long after we started developing Chiang Mai Photo Workshops. From the beginning our aim has been to provide our customers with the best possible experience.

Chiang Mai Photo Workshops Pansa teaching at Warorot market

We want to give you an awesome experience where your photography ability grows more in a day than it ever has before.

Drawing on our combined photography experience, and different styles, we share this with you. Starting the day with a conversation about your photography experience, we get a feeling for where you are at. This leads to more precise and personally focused teaching.

During the day teaching is extensive and there’s always room for lots of questions and extra clarification on the difficult stuff.

Don’t worry that you won’t remember it all because we give all our workshop customers one of our online courses. Master Your Camera – Master Your Creativity supports and revises our in person workshop teaching. Once you’ve enrolled you can revisit the lessons as often as you like. There’s also a whole bunch of practical photography exercises included.

I started out working on the photo desk in a daily newspaper. I was excited for the opportunity to work with and learn from ten professional photojournalists. Sadly, it was harder than I thought. They were all very competitive and secretive about how they made their photographs.

Eventually I gained the confidence of a few senior photographers as they realized I was seriously passionate. They began to teach me some.

As I progressed through the ranks and became a photojournalist myself, this then became my photography school. Learning by experience. Being required to come back from every assignment with at least publishable photograph was superb motivation.

This early frustration to find willing teachers has always inspired me to share what I know.

We love teaching our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops and the workshops we run based at our bed and breakfast, Suan Sook Homestay. The workshops in and around Chiang Mai are just one day whereas the Suan Sook photography workshops can be as long as you like.

If you’re ready to make a booking or learn more, please visit Chiang Mai Photo Workshops or Suan Sook Homestay.

We run three other connected websites.

Suan Sook Homerstay has all the information about our bed and breakfast and the photography workshops we run based there.

Photo Workshops Online has a growing selection of our online photography workshops. has my Blog, information about my photographer mentoring, along with my recommended resources page.

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