South East Asia Backpacker Magazine sponsored a photography seminar in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Along with myself and seven wonderful people from around the world we convened in Chiang Mai to experience three days of instructions, concepts, and theory from two of the best photographers I have met thus far, Dylan and Shawn. You can see some of Shawn’s wonderful photography here:
On our first day we all meet at the World Wide Corporate Headquarters of the South East Asia Backpacker Magazine office. This is Nikki (left) the owner and director of the magazine.
Chiang Mai has been listed as one of the 25 Best Destinations in the World.
Our assignment on day one is the market but first some “Professional” instruction.
Dylan (S. Korea), John (Norway), April (USA), Kat (UK), Iris (Netherlands), Shawn (Canada/USA), Alex (USA), Jeehe (S. Korea), and Beernend not shown (Netherlands).
Wat Pra Singh – constructed in 1345
It’s Lantern festival time in Thailand and the town is wired for a party. Fireworks are going off at every corner, people are dressed in traditional costumes, and the streets are bustling with crowds waiting for the full moon of the 12th month to give thanks.
Dylan and Shawn continue our lessons through the night and into the wee hours of the morning. Such dedication. We stopped for dinner and listen to a band before I headed off to my dragon painted walls of my hotel.
Next, a whole-hearted attempt at night photography.