high angle view of a Hmong woman creating batik art

Experience Photography

Insights into the art of phtoography and Lanna culture

Photography is far more than knowing how to use your camera. Learning to use your camera instinctively will free you to truly experess yourself and convey your life experience, where ever you are.

couple with a small camera

7 Questions That Will Help You Decide Which Camera To Buy

I’m often asked for advice by people wanting to buy a new camera. I think many of them expect me to tell them to buy a Nikon, because that’s what I use. But I don’t tell them that. First I ask a series of questions. Then help them make the choice. If you’re looking to…

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food vendor in Istanbul

How to be Better Prepared for Your Next Photo Shoot

Kevin is a contributing writer for Digital Photography School website. This article is published there. Being well prepared for a photography project can make the biggest difference to the number of good quality images you return home with. Whether you’re interested in street, event, travel…

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Hmong man riding an unpowered kart

5 Key Elements that Directly Impact the Quality of Your Photography

Kevin is a contributing writer for Digital Photography School website. This article is published there. So much is written and so many videos are made about making great photos and how you can improve your craft, but what is a good photo? What makes some pictures better than others? I’ve…

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How to Use a Reflector to Improve Your Natural Light Portraits

Kevin is a contributing writer for Digital Photography School website. This article is published there. Through teaching our photography workshops here in northern Thailand I have learned there’s four mistakes people commonly make that hinder their photographic development. As you learn to…

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fishermen on Inle Lake, Myanmar, at sunrise

How To Avoid 4 Photography Mistakes That Will Hinder Your Development

Kevin is a contributing writer for Digital Photography School website. This article is published there. Through teaching our photography workshops here in northern Thailand I have learned there’s four mistakes people commonly make that hinder their photographic development. As you learn to…

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old Karen woman smoking her pipe

Three Good Reasons To Learn More About Photography

Kevin is a contributing writer for Digital Photography School website. This article is published there. The popularity of photography has increased dramatically in recent years, esperciallywith the inlcusion of cameras on smart phones capable of impressive results. More and more photos are being…

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7 Tips for Learning How to See What Your Camera Sees

Depth and afresh dynamic can be easily added to your natural light portraits by using reflected light. This can sometimes occir naturally, but more often than not, it’s easier and more effective to use a fold out reflector for this purpose as you have control over the amount of light you are…

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market proter at Muang Mai Market, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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. Teaching our workshops here in…

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Experience Thailand!

Typically our workshops range from a few hours to two days, with our one day workshops being the most popular. I find we can fill people’s minds with more than enough fresh information about photography in a day, but we don’t often get to experience what they do with that information.…

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Kayan girl having her makeup applied in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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. During our first visit…

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Kayan woman having neck rings put on as her daughter watches

Learn How To Create Effective Photo Essays

New Rings It was a special experience to arrive at Baan Thong Luang and see Malu having her neck rings put back on. So when we arrived again a few weeks later taking another workshop there we were amazed to see Malu’s mother having her rings wound around her neck. Masu had just returned the…

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Tourist boat on Inle Lake, Myanmar

How To Make The Most Of Bright Light In The Middle Of The Day

Mid Day Madness Many photographers avoid going out to make photographs in the middle of the day when the sun is high in the sky, the light is harsh and the shadows are strong. It certainly can be more challenging to make good pictures in these conditions,…

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man with a DSLR camera in the park

Three Reasons You Should Learn More About Photography

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 or with cameras that can’t do…

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