Teleporting you from your home to a tropical island in the blink of a lens!
To many people Photography is simply one person with a fancy camera pressing a button and getting paid lots of money for it. You often hear people complaining, saying things like: “It’s so easy! Anyone can press a button; I don’t see what all of the fuss is about.” – Well, I think it’s safe to say that people like that really do not have a clue what they are talking about.
Of course anybody can take a picture! But it takes a certain level of patience, dedication, skill and good taste to be able to successfully capture a moment. There are so many different factors to take into consideration when taking a photograph at a professional level. For example a wedding photographer is going to require a certain level of social and interpersonal skills if they are to truly be at the top of their game – Someone that can make people feel more at ease, bring them out of their shells and encourage them to laugh and joke around in a natural manner. If you have some quiet stranger pointing a camera at you and not saying a word it can be a little unnerving.
For those who specialise in landscapes a certain level of patience is required. This is where photography becomes much more than somebody simply pressing a button! Some of the most incredible and breath-taking photographs required a great deal of dedication. Those perfect sunrises don’t capture themselves! Somebody was up before the sun, waiting patiently for the opportune moment to capture our beloved solar-riser in all of her glory.
It’s no wonder that Thailand (also known as ‘The Land of Smiles’) is such an incredibly popular location for photographers, both professional and amateur alike. Bangkok for example is one of the most fascinating capital cities in the world! From the stunning five-star high-rises that lay astern the rundown shanty huts – to the bustling, chock-a-block traffic and the vibrant street market stalls, to the variety of Buddhist temples scattered all around town. There is so much character and beauty to be seen in the streets of Bangkok and again; it requires a certain knack and a keen eye to really capture it in all of its authenticity! Many tourists who pass through Bangkok only stay a short time and usually around the Khao Saan Road or Downtown Sukhumvit locations, but the city is vast beyond imagination and there is so much more to explore.
But it’s not all about the big cities and the busy streets! In fact, one of the most exciting aspects of photography is that there is no limit to what you can achieve. A brilliant photographer goes after what they truly feel passionate about and being in the big city is not for everyone. For others they prefer to be outdoors amongst nature capturing the birds while they soar above the emerald green mountains of Phuket or the water-buffalo while they graze in the fields below a gentle, amber sunset.
There are so many stunning and exciting places to see in this world and a photographer’s role is to capture them and share them with the rest of the world. Are you fascinated by travel and culture? Then perhaps you should try your hand at photography yourself and start snapping away when you next go on holiday. Capture your travels in the most profound way and build a beautiful album of perfect memories for you and your loved ones to share. That is the essence of destination photography and videography – to be able to transport people from their homes to a stunning waterfall in the heart of Phuket, or to one of its stunning limestone cliffs that rise high above you while sea-canoeing around Phang Nga bay at the mere snap of a button!