© Kevin Landwer-Johan Weekend market in northern Thailand

Weekend Market – Special Experience

Markets are always a fabulous source of opportunity. To taste delicious food, pick up a bargain or two, find a special trinket or a cool new hat or tee shirt. But, far more than these things, local markets provide a superb introduction to local culture and lifestyle, opening up endless possibilities for great photo opportunities.

We’ve discovered two rural weekend markets nearby our home and created new workshops designed to give you an unforgettable photographic and northern Thai cultural experience.

Thai couple at a rural market taken during a Suan Sook Photo Workshop

@ Suan Sook Homestay

You’ll need to make a booking to stay with us on a Friday or Saturday night so we can rise early and head to the market at dawn, making the most of the morning light and activity. The vendors have told us they arrive at around 2am to start seeing up, so we will not be there too early!

@ The Markets

We’ll guide you through the maze of stalls and stores, selling everything from mobile phones to buffalo (at the Saturday market,) and highlight the best locations for capturing the mood and atmosphere that’s developed at these markets every weekend for well over 100 years.

We can enjoy breakfast there. Sitting down for a bowl of noodles or snacking as we walk on the wonderful variety of local goodies.

Close up of a cow being help by a man during a Suan Sook Photo Workshop

Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced photographer, these weekend markets will open up your creativity and inspire you to come away with a new portfolio of unique travel images.

Selecting Your Best

We’ll return to Suan Sook, stopping for some lunch along the way, where we will sit together and review your morning’s efforts. No doubt you will have captured many special moments in a myriad of locations and situations, and now comes the part of the process many photographers struggle with – discerning which of your photos are the “keepers” and which of them to delete.

Kevin’s early experience working as a newspaper photographer required him to become an expert in this area. To be able to quickly choose the one image from the assignment that would be published. You don’t have that pressure, but you can benefit from Kevin’s experience and teaching as he walks you through his tried and true process training you how to make a selection of the finest photographs you’ve captured during the morning session.

Our Weekend Photography Experience includes:

  • One night’s accommodation (1 or 2 people)
  • Weekend Markets Workshop
  • Image Selection Workshop
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
  • Transport to and from the markets
  • Free online photography course (so you don’t need to take notes during the workshop)


Not Included:

  • Transport to and from Suan Sook (this can be provided if booked in advance.)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Insurance

Book a Travel Workshop with us this month and receive our

Master Your Camera – Master Your Creativity

online course


This online course is a great review of any of our  travel workshops so you can enjoy learning on the day and into the future

with Photo Workshops by Kevin+Pansa.

Special Opening Price

7,900bt (1 person)

6500bt each, for two people sharing a room.

All of our standard terms and conditions apply.

Everyone booking a workshop who gives us a review on Trip Advisor will receive one month of free email questions and answers relating to any topic covered during the workshop.

Don’t just take our word for it – click here to read the reviews we have from happy photographers who have completed our workshops.

table of knives at a rural Thai market taken during a Suan Sook Photo Workshop