$ 1,000.00 – $ 5,600.00
Next Tour Date: January 2024 (Request to be put on the Wait List at email@example.com.)
Join celebrity photographer, Me Ra Koh, and her husband, Brian Tausend (award winning photographer and cinematographer) for an unforgettable 9-Day Photography Workshop and Tour of Thailand!
LAND OF SMILES
They will bring hands-on instruction and teach you how to capture the light, vibrant colors, wildlife and more in this exotic country.
The Thai people are some of the most kind people you’ll ever encounter which is why their country is called “The Land of Smiles”.
This 9-Day Photography Workshop & Tour of Thailand follows their popular Italy & Greece photography workshop tours. Escorted by Me Ra Koh (Disney’s Photo Mom and Sony Artisan of Imagery) and her husband, Brian Tausend (award winning photographer and cinematographer), prepare for an adventure of a lifetime!
Me Ra and Brian have taken their kids to Thailand TEN times because of how much they LOVE this country! It’s become a second home to them.
Sleep in boutique hotels, floating bamboo huts in a very “off-the-beaten path” location, and beautiful Thai houses on stilts at Me Ra and Brian’s secret place. Photograph an amazing encounter with the elephants, breathtaking landscape of limestone cliffs to a boat excursion for underwater photography of their world famous marine life!
Brian and Me Ra are even going to take you to their family’s secret getaway in the south where the white sand beaches, snorkeling/diving and rock climbing is unlike anything you’ve ever seen!
Your dream trip starts in Bangkok. Experience the mystery and wonder of a culture so foreign from your own.
We’ll visit their famous, colorful Floating Markets. Eat fresh mangoes, noodles, and sticky rice!
Then we visit an ethically run elephant sanctuary before going south to an off-the-beaten path location of spectacular lakes and limestone cliffs in Khao Sok National Park. It’ll feel like you’ve entered Jurassic Park!
Sleep on floating bamboo huts and take a jungle trek with us to a lagoon! (We’re not joking! Just read the reviews! This trip is EPIC!) Your last destination is at Me Ra and Brian’s secret, beautiful spot (yep, we’re not telling you until you’re registered) where you stay in gorgeous Thai style homes on stilts.
The country’s orchid fragrances, sing-song language, sounds of the jungle’s wildlife, and amazing food will inspire your senses and photography in a way you’ve never experienced. You will not be able to put your camera down! This 9-day Thailand photography workshop tour is a dream for both Me Ra and Brian. Their family LOVES Thailand, and they can’t wait for you to fall in love with it too!
This tour is designed for ALL levels of photography. Every shooting location for this Photography Workshop and Tour of Thailand has been scouted out by Me Ra and Brian. They’re going to set you up for success regardless of whether you’re a beginner or paid pro!
Me Ra and Brian have been teaching photography workshops and traveling abroad for two decades. Me Ra is one of the select Sony Artisans of Imagery, inspiring both beginners and pros. Brian is an award winning, published photographer and cinematographer.
Whether you are a newbie who simply loves taking photos or a pro wanting to be creatively refreshed, they will take you to new levels with your camera proficiency and creativity while exploring the most gorgeous areas of Thailand.
You will learn hands-on how to capture your journey through professional instruction, photo reviews in the evening, and inspiring daily photo assignments that help challenge your skills.
Plus, true to Brian and Me Ra’s workshops, we promise that you will laugh MORE than you ever bargained for while having your creative well filled and acquiring new technical skills with your camera!
If your spouse, kids, relative or friend are not photographers but want to experience Thailand, they are more than welcome to join us! There’s plenty to do! Whether they sit by the pool, enjoy the white sand beaches, or explore, Thailand is AWE-mazing!
BUT, plan to rent a camera for them because they will not be able to hold back when they see the beauty of Thailand! (Kids must be of a certain age to join us and strong swimmers. Reach out to us for more details on that.)
This is one of my FAVORITE photos!!! Two husbands (Rick who is smiling and Nick who is on his stomach for the shot.) Both of their wives are the ones who love photography. They were adamant about not taking any photos. As you can see, Thailand lured them in to falling in love with photography! LOL
This is what they were learning to take a photo of. The floating long tail boats serving corn on the cob, coconut and mango shakes or phad thai are the BEST!
REST AND SAVOR
Accommodations are in boutique style hotels, floating bamboo huts and end with luxury Thai style homes on stilts suites in the most beautiful place on earth. Most breakfast and dinners are included. All levels of photography are welcome.
Full, detailed itinerary of this 9-day Photography Workshop and Tour of Thailand is provided to attendees a few months before we leave! It’s going to be epic-epic!
Portrait of Thailand is Limited to 15 people.
Note: Me Ra and Brian’s Portrait of the World Photography Workshop Tours tend to fill up within a few days, so we recommend booking well in advance with a $1,000 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
p.s. The food is AWE-mazing!!!! If you like Thai food in the states, get ready!!!
RESERVATIONS, PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY
Receipt of a deposit of $1000 per person is required to hold your reservation. The balance is due 90 days before departure. For bookings made within 90 days of departure, payment must be made by certified bank check or credit card.
FEES FOR CUSTOMIZED ITINERARY CHANGES
If you decide to cancel any component of your land reservation, there is no refund for the unused services.
Days Prior Start of Travel Workshop and Tour Services Cancellation Charges
201 days or more is $1000 per person
200 – 181 days 25% of total travel workshop price
180 – 151 days 50% of total travel workshop price
150 – 121 days 75% of total travel workshop price
120 days or less 100% of total travel workshop price
*If the attendee is able to replace their spot with someone else, or FIORIA/MKP is able, they will be refunded for everything minus a $500 change fee. FIORIA/MKP will do our best to reach out to our Waitlist, but we do not guarantee or are obligated to find someone to replace the spot. International travel is something people often prepare six months minimum for. Replacing a spot within a few months is most likely not going to happen.