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What are the best photography workshops in Asia?

First I have to admit that I absolutely love Asia! The people, the amazing landscapes and the food... it's a magical experience. For photographers, like you and me, it's a dream come true.

In Asia you have something of anything - no matter if you are shooting wildlife, landscape or everyday life.

By the way, have you seen the landscapes of Thailand, Laos or Vietnam? It seems that those countries really have it all. From massive mountain ranges to heart stoppingly beautiful beaches.

Photo of myself spotting dolphins in Thailand Myself on a photography tour in Krabi, Thailand (spotting dolphins)

A very positive side effect of Asia is that it's usually very cheap! The most expensive thing likely is your flight ticket. Depending on your comfort zone you can rent beautiful wooden houses right next to the ocean for 10 Euros/Dollars or so. Of course, if you can afford it you will also find some exceptional and extravagant 5 or even 6-star hotels.

Suggested photography workshops in Asia

Photography workshop Vietnam

Photography workshop Vietnam
For many years people around the world focused their attention on the nation of Vietnam. Unfortunately, the reason was quite negative - a costly, deadly war. But as many have discovered in the last few decades, photography workshop Vietnam is a perfect way to learn about this beautiful and fascinating country.

Photographic tour of Laos

Photographic Tour of Laos
The nation of Laos is one of several countries in Southeast Asia that provided the backdrop for some amazing 20th century history. Now, energetic photographers have the opportunity to capture images during the photographic tour of Laos.

Images of Cambodia Photographic Tour

Images of Cambodia Photographic Tour
At what point in your life do you decide to take part in an adventure such as Images of Cambodia Photographic Tour? Well, if you are excited about seeing a floating fishing village or experiencing the temples of Angkor, right now might be the perfect time.

Southeast Asia Photo Safari

Southeast Asia Photo Safari
Some people choose one nation for their vacation, holiday or photo tour but others include the entire region in the Southeast Asia Photo Safari. Considered "one of the world's most exotic destinations," this part of the world is a preferred destination for photographers from around the world.

Amazing Burma Photography Workshop

Amazing Burma Photography Workshop
Would you like to experience a photography trip to one of the most fascinating regions in the world? If so, sign on for the Amazing Burma Photography Workshop - nearly two weeks of great photography opportunities and educational experiences.

Why I love photography tours in Asia

For me Asia has a very unique "charm". Whenever I step out of the airport in Bangkok, I feel like I am entering another world. The Asian countries are growing so quickly - there's always something new to discover.

The people are very friendly and in my experience you won't have a problem to ask someone to take a picture of them.

I don't know if you are aware of "street photography". Basically you take your camera, go out and shoot the daily life that happens on the street all over the world. The results are most of the time a set of great photographs which are very authentic!

Additionally, sightseeing spots are generally a great place to photograph.

For example, I am a huge fan of the beautiful Buddha Statues. It's a magical feeling if you look at these wonderful statues through the viewfinder of your camera.

Here you can see me in front of the 5.5 tonnes golden Buddha...

Photo of myself in a popular temple in Bangkok, Thailand Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) in Bangkok, Thailand

As a photographer you will have a pletora of possible motives to shoot.

Think out of the box - try to take pictures from different angles. DIVERSIFY your portfolio! How? Take the first pictures in the morning (soft sunlight). Throughout the day I would recommend to look for different motives like:

  • People

  • Faces

  • Daily life

  • Moving objects like cars, boats, aircrafts

  • Buildings (skyscrapers, simple houses, skylines, bridges)

  • Natural environments like gardens, trees, rivers

  • and so on the so forth...

Always finish your photography day tour with pictures in the evening hours! The sunlight is exceptionally soft in the evening hours. Use that to your advantage.

The results? You will end up with a variety of different motives.

The famous Railley Bay Beach in Krabi Natural beauty (Railley bay beach Krabi, Thailand)

School kids in the Grand Palace in Thailand School kids learning in the Grand Palace

Don't put too much pressure on yourself. Free your mind while you are shooting.

  • THINK!

  • Be variabel.

  • If necessary improvise and adopt to the situation.

  • Act professionally.

  • And have fun - enjoy what you are doing :-)

With this simple but powerful rules you will go far! Very far, believe me.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand The Grand Palace is an eldorado for architectural photographer's

To make a long story short: Asia really has it all!

A paradise for every photographer. Beginner or seasoned pro. By the way, a growing percentage of fashion and lifestyle photo-shootings happen here. Now is your chance: Start your dream. Just do it :-)