Myanmar: Pindaya Festival and Chin Tribes
10 DAYS // Mar 16 – 26, 2016


Join our Myanmar photography workshop to one of the few authentic destinations remaining in our modern, ever-changing world.

Myanmar is the second largest Peninsula in southeast Asia where time has virtually stood still. This special quest coincides with the Pindaya Festival during a full moon where different ethnic minorities can be photographed.

A plethora of unique and matchless photo ops abound from the Golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Yagon and over two thousand 11th-13th century Pagodas dotting the landscape in Bagan, to the fishermen in Inle Lake, the daily ritual of Buddhist monks and the remote Chin Tribes. You will capture the heart and soul of Myanmar with stunning street scenes, lasting landscape images and exquisite environmental portraits.


  • Glide in a hot air balloon over a sea of 5000 Buddhist temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins of Bagan, dating back from the 11th to the 13th centuries
  • Photograph the 2500-year-old golden Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, at dawn and dusk
  • Photograph the remote Chin Tribes
  • Rest your head at Inle Lake’s floating resort and photograph early morning images of the colorful markets and the floating villages


  • Photograph the famous leg-rowing fishermen at sunrise and sunset from our own boats. We will have private access and will set up lights to capture stunning portraits. This access provides amazing photo opportunities
  • Special access to photograph Buddhist monks, including the 1000+ monks of the Mahagandayon monastery


  • Editing and storytelling
  • How to build a photo essay with your images
  • How to edit your work
  • The elements of storytelling
  • Analysis of each participant's portfolio to reveal the common thread that runs through his or her work
  • How to connect with our human subjects
  • Digital Workflow
  • Basic elements of flash photography
  • Portrait lighting techniques using one flash
  • How to shoot star trails and a full moon