• Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour with Me Ra Koh
  • Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour with Me Ra Koh
  • Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour with Me Ra Koh
  • Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour with Me Ra Koh
  • Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour with Me Ra Koh

9-Day Photography Workshop and Exotic Tour of Thailand, 2017

5.00 out of 5

$ 4,299.00

Tour 2: November 1st-9th 2017 (2 spots left)

Spend 9-days with Me Ra and Brian on a dream photography workshop tour that takes you through the exotic country of Thailand! You’ll photograph lush rice paddies, experience the beautiful people of Thailand, live among the wildlife in the jungle, visit the most breathtaking white sand beaches you’ve ever stepped on, exotic landscape and seascape, night photography, take time to bathe elephants, and do a bit of underwater photography of their world-famous marine life! Plus, our last three nights are at Me Ra and Brian’s secret, gorgeous jungle home in Thailand!
Their family has been exploring Thailand for ten years, and they are THRILLED to take you to their favorite off-the-beaten path locations, as well as, MUST-SEE locations (like the limestone cliffs that jet out of the water where snorkeling and diving is one of the top three places in the world! Yes, they’re ending the 9-day tour with an excursion day of snorkeling/diving!) at their favorite, secret place! See Thailand, experience Thailand, capture your own Portrait of Thailand on this unforgettable trip!

For more information on our daily itinerary, click the JOIN US button to open the website to our Partner Tour Company, Encounters Travel, arranging all logistics for the Workshop and Tour.

Dates: November 1st-9th 2017

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Join celebrity photographer, Me Ra Koh, and her husband, Brian Tausend (award winning photographer and cinematographer) for an unforgettable 9-Day Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour!

In this 9-Day Thailand Photography Workshop and Tour, Me Ra and Brian will bring hands-on instruction and teach you how to capture the light and vibrant colors 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”.  In the last ten years, Me Ra and Brian have taken their kids NINE times because of how much they LOVE this country!   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!  The tour will start briefly in Bangkok where we’ll meet before flying north to Chiang Rai and the gorgeous hillside location of the Phu Chasai Mountain Resort. Here we’ll relax after our journeys and start our photography exercises. Next head to Chiang Mai where we will enjoy the spectacular Loy Krathong / Yi Peng festival of lights. Next we visit an ethically run elephant sanctuary before flying south to the off-the-beaten path to the spectacular lakes and limestone cliffs of Khao Sok National Park. The tour ends at Me Ra and Brian’s secret, beautiful spot (yep, we’re not telling you until you’re registered). You will sleep in boutique hotels, floating bamboo huts, and 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. Me Ra and Brian have been teaching photography workshops and traveling abroad for close to a decade. 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. 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!

Limited to 12 people.

5.00 out of 5

9 reviews for 9-Day Photography Workshop and Exotic Tour of Thailand, 2017

  1. Rebecca
    5 out of 5

    If you love photography, nature, a bit of adventure and want a life changing experience, then you need to travel with Me Ra and Brian and their Adventure Family to Thailand!
    This trip was of course the best learning experience, but it was way more then that.
    The depth in which Me Ra and Brian are open with their life stories, struggles, accomplishments and dreams make you see that your life can be what you want it to be.
    But I think the most important thing about this trip is that I felt heard like never before.
    Me Ra and Brian listen to you and not in a casual way, in a way that I have never experienced before. They feel your happiness and your pain, as they they were there while you were going through it.
    As for the knowledge of photography whether it’s night shooting of the stars with Brian, time lapse, telling the story with Me Ra, composition, editing, etc…they are by far the BEST instructors you could ask for!

    -Rebecca, Washington
    Portrait of Thailand 2017
    CONFIDENCE Workshop Grad

  2. Jennifer
    5 out of 5

    Thailand was never on my bucket list, but because Me Ra and her family love it so much, I wanted to see it through their eyes and experience Thailand as they know it. I certainly wasn’t disappointed!!!
    In addition to the wonderful places we visited and photographed, the other workshop attendees were phenomenal and made it an even more enriching experience that will never be forgotten!
    -Jennifer, Nevada
    Portrait of Italy, 2015
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017
    CONFIDENCE Workshop Grad

  3. Denise
    5 out of 5

    The Portrait of Thailand trip was EPIC!!!

    Being able to travel throughout Thailand with Me Ra, Brian and their kids as our guides was an experience of a lifetime! While I knew Me Ra and Brian from the Confidence Workshop, this was my first time meeting their kids, Pascaline and Blaze. I’m delighted to say that they are a true extension of their parents. Their spirit, knowledge and assistance throughout our travels enriched the overall experience.

    We had so many wonderful adventures over the nine days, and our photography skills were strengthened all along the way! One of the highlights for me was the night photography sessions with Brian. I had always been frustrated when attempting to capture the stars or other beautiful nighttime images, and not getting the results I wanted. Needless to say, amazing breakthroughs occurred when Brian taught us some simple tips and tricks on two separate late night excursions to capture beauty in the darkness. A midnight hike through the jungle allowed me to capture one of my most cherished pictures from Thailand.

    In addition to the beautiful sights and sounds, I met many wonderful people on this trip and created memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!

    Thank you Me Ra and Brian! Thank you! Thank you!
    -Denise, Illinois
    Portrait of Thailand 2017
    CONFIDENCE Workshop Grad

  4. Kelly, Washington
    5 out of 5

    I signed up for Me Ra and Brian’s Portrait of Thailand trip, not knowing anyone else that was going, but trusting that no matter what we did it was going to be fun. I was not disappointed!
    From the culturally unique markets of Bangkok to the white sand beaches of Southern Thailand, I woke up excited each morning to see what we would discover. It was an adventure of a lifetime.
    The group on this trip quickly became a tribe, and I will forever hold many of our shared experiences close to my heart. The beauty of the photography we all captured is that we can look back over our combined images, and re-live our laughter and awe…from this magical place called Thailand.
    Koh Pun Ka, Me Ra and Brian!
    -Kelly, Washington
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017

  5. Peggy
    5 out of 5

    Traveling to Thailand with Me Ra and Brian is a thrill! It’s not your average tourist trip! The location and events give photographic opportunities that are interesting and unique.
    Be ready to learn from Me Ra and Brain, and also from your fellow participants!
    -Peggy, Texas
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017
    Restart Your Creativity Grad

  6. Chandra
    5 out of 5

    Every piece of this adventure was more than i expected — from Bangkok to our final evening walk through the waters down south. It was INCREDIBLE!
    Thank you to both you + Brian for your inspiration, motivation and guidance during Portrait of Thailand.
    I loved Brian’s enthusiasm during our late night photoshoot + learning to capture the stars in the night sky! i can’t wait to practice more!
    Thank you also, for allowing my son, Graison to join in the adventure. Your generosity to him and teaching him right along with the rest of us was — for me, one of the highlights! Seeing him connect with not only you, but also make a real soul connection with Blaze was such a gift. Neither of us will ever forget it and I know that Blaze + Graison will be friends for a very long time — it was an experience we will remember forever!
    I went to Thailand with an open mind + heart and was gifted so much more than I could have ever asked for. Yes, I captured some amazing images, but the best piece of my journey with you is the connections I made with each of you and the wonderfully beautiful women in our group. These are friendships I will always treasure.
    Thank you doesn’t seem adequate as our time together was wonderful, and I loved seeing beautiful Thailand with you and your sweet family!
    Keep shining!
    Your family is AMAZING!
    -Chandra, Washington
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017
    CONFIDENCE Workshop Grad

  7. Graison
    5 out of 5

    This trip was life changing! I loved the company of Blaze and Pascaline because they were kids’ my age who travel lots and are tons of fun! I loved meeting all the amazing ladies. I loved the people, places we visited, and everything else! Brian, Me Ra, Pascaline and Blaze were all fantastic hosts and super fun to be around!
    Me Ra and Brian’s Thailand is an amazing place that anyone and everyone will enjoy. I have made amazing connections with fantastic people that will last a lifetime!
    Thanks Brian and Me Ra for this amazing trip with my mom!
    -Graison, Washington (7th grade)
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017

  8. Robyn
    5 out of 5

    I would recommend this trip to anyone! I enjoyed the culture, food and environments. I enjoyed getting to know all of the people on the tours, as we all came from different backgrounds, and yet really bonded as the tour went on.
    -Robyn, Texas
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017

  9. Wendy
    5 out of 5

    I was one of the last people to sign up for this trip. It was a trip I had hoped to take “some day”, but didn’t think this was the time for my family or me for a lot of reasons, and I put it out of my mind. Many things fell together, including an unexpected opening on the tour, and a month later I was going to Thailand!
    The trip exceeded all my expectations, and I came back home a new person in so many ways. This is more than a photography trip, it is an adventure-reflection-friendship making-photography experience. What better way to see such an exotic place like Thailand than to have Me Ra and Brian show you their favorite places?! Every day was amazing in some unique and wonderful way. The locations were stunning, as were the new friendships that will last a lifetime.
    From the photography side, I appreciated the photo assignments, the photo shares, and the one-on-one time with Me Ra or Brian. Me Ra and Brian create such a safe place for which to share. A hidden gem was the night photography and time lapse nights with Brian. It was so empowering to capture the night sky, and do something with my camera I had not done before. Besides, Brian is a riot at that time of night!
    I know this review is long.
    It’s hard to capture in words how amazing this trip was for me.
    -Wendy, Wisconsin
    Portrait of Thailand, 2017
    Restart Your Creativity

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