Building on his years of experience in Cambodia Nathan felt that Myanmar was the perfect place in which to offer tours that benefit from his teaching style. Indeed many who have booked the Myanmar tour are, ‘returnees’; i.e. past participants of his Cambodia tours. Way beyond just camera technique, Nathan has always believed that his photography tours should really open up a country to it’s participants by presenting opportunities to engage with local people. Rather than being a barrier between ‘us’ and ‘them’ he believes that the camera should be used as a ‘key’ to open ‘doors’ to new and exciting travel experiences. Constantly going out of his way to meet everyday people doing everyday things most participants believe they could not of experienced the country as a tourist in any better way - even the occasional non-photographer.Tuition
This tour is for photographers wanting to expand their knowledge of travel photography and will help both novice and experienced photographers alike to capture very special images. This tour will include introductory workshops that cover both the technical and ethical issues of travel photography very specifically orientated towards photographing people. On the first day of the tour if you are new to photography you will attend the morning workshops in which Nathan will teach you how to take control of your camera. Photographers of all levels will attend the next workshop in which Nathan will give his take on travel photography. Those who have been one of our previous tours might want to skip the morning workshops and would then join the tour in the mid afternoon for the scheduled photowalk. During the rest of the tour Nathan constantly works alongside you, to help you understand particular technical challenges, give you artistic inspiration and, most importantly, lead by example in approaching local people. Time is also put aside to help you develop your post production skills so that you can subtly enhance your pictures thus producing a stunning portfolio of the tour and those taken on your future travelsThe Group
In Myanmar we will never run a tour with more than 8 photographers. A group of this size is ideal for Nathan and his regular local guide to give everyone the individual attention they need and deserve. This intimate group size forms a stimulating environment where participants can share their experiences with like minded people and more often than not leave as good friends. Whether you are a single traveller or come with a partner you will find being in a group of people who have a common interest a great way to get the best out of your trip. No more worrying about keeping people waiting whilst you get your best shot! What to Bring
Your best camera, be it a DSLR, mirrorless or an advanced compact with some manual controls. Your lens(es) should cover at least a medium zoom range. If you have them, a wide-angle lens (useful in temples and pagodas) and a longer telephoto lens (good on boat trips) would be useful but not essential. A fast standard lens with aperture of f1.8 or f1.4 is another good option.
- A torch
- A polarising filter
- A tripod
- Plenty of memory cards and a spare battery
- A laptop is not essential but is very useful for backing up the day’s shoot, and also for reviewing what you have taken and the post production wokshop. We also recommend a portable external hard drive - just in case!
- A rain cover for your camera and one for yourself are recommended, and are essential during the rainy season