I do private street photography tours of Bangkok for beginner and intermediate photographers. I'll take you away from the tourist areas and into streets you might never discover by yourself, where you'll meet friendly, curious locals who are happy to have their picture taken, as well as giving you pointers about composition, camera settings, light, and how to approach subjects. You'll get to experience Bangkok as it is lived by its inhabitants, learn a bit about the city's history, meet market traders, monks and craftsmen, try the local food, and of course get some great images.
All tours last for 3-4 hours depending on pace and include bottled water, coffee/snack break, entrance fees where applicable, and any additional transportation costs (such as taxis or tuk-tuks). All tours are customisable to your specific needs. Where possible I will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the start point. I'll even throw in post-tour critique of your images if you like!
I only do a handful of tours per month so please book early to avoid disappointment. Details of my four standard tours can be seen below. If you want something else, email me and I'll try to arrange it for you.
This tour kicks off at Bangkok's stunning 100-year old Hualamphong Station, a mecca for street photographers thanks to its architecture, masses of people coming & going, and its extraordinary light which changes from hour to hour. From there we wander up to Chinatown via Wat Traimit, where we'll spend a couple of hours visiting hidden-away temples, back street markets, food stalls and much, much more.
My Wongwian Yai tour is for those who really want to get off the beaten track and experience a Bangok neighbourhood that has barely changed in decades. We kick off at Wongwian Yai market, a traditional Asian "wet" market, and then stroll over to the historic Wongwian Yai railway station and walk along the tracks through a friendly, old-school district with temples, mosques and old wooden houses.
Khlong Thoey is Bangkok's dockside district, a rough & ready working class neighbourhood in the heart of the city, whose friendly residents belie its tough reputation. Our tour begins at Khlong Thoey market, the biggest food market in Bangkok and the place where most of the city's restaurants buy their produce. We then move onto the Khlong Thoey "slum", a warren of narrow alleyways and tiny houses that are a street photographer's dream.
This is probably my most "touristy" tour, as it takes in well-known sights such as Wat Saket, the Giant Swing and Wat Suthep; but we'll also visit lesser-known places such as the beautiful Wat Ratchabophit, the handicraft streets of Ban Bat, and Bamruang Muang, where there are countless workshops making and selling equipment for temples and monks.
1 Person: US$130.00
2 People: US$68.00
3 People: US$62.00
4 People: US$55.00
Payable at start of tour in cash, either in USD or in Thai Baht at the exchange rate of the day according to www.xe.com.
3-4 hours of my time, guidance and advice!
Any additional transportation costs during the trip (you are responsible for transport costs to the meeting point)
Post-tour photo critique (done by email, max 4 images per person)