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Angkor Photo Workshop 5

Battambang, the last stop on the 2014 Angkor Photo Workshop is home to many wonderful photo opportunities including the unique and unusual “bamboo train”.  The bamboo train is an innovative form of transport, masterminded by resourceful local Cambodians. It consists of a small gasoline engine, two axles made from discarded tank parts, a drive belt [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 4

The next stop on this year’s  Angkor Photo Workshop was Battambang. Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city and the capital city of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is well known for being the leading rice-producing province of the country. ‘Dambang’ means ‘stick’, and ‘bat’ means [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 3

After finishing one week of intensive work doing photo assignments in Siem Reap, Angkor Photo Workshop participants headed to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. For the next three days, from our base of operations at the FCC (Foreign Correspondent’s Club), we explored the vibrant, bustling capital city, with it’s myriad of photographic possibilities, including S21 prison [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 2

For the last few months I’ve been incredibly busy,  priorities dictated that I take a brief hiatus from blogging. Now that I’m back at it, I have plenty of photos to share with you. First I’ll share some more images from the 4th annual Angkor Photo Workshop, which just finished last week and afterwards, I’ve [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 2014

On this date 3 years ago, utterly exhausted, yet satisfied and delighted, I sat and pondered the memories of my first annual Angkor Photo Workshop. It was an experience, that for the faculty and for the 13 students, wasn’t going to be soon forgotten. Participants, each with a burning desire to become better visual story [...]

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Myanmar Photo Tour: Sittwe & Mruak U

It’s a bit after the fact but I’m finally getting around to posting about this year’s  optional extension to my Myanmar photo tour in which we visited the 600-year old temples & stupas of Mrauk U.  Mrauk U lies on a rocky isolated plateau in western Myanmar, and was once one of most spectacular royal [...]

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Crucifixion in Tuburan Philippines: Good Friday 2014

Yesterday, in Tuburon Philippines, on Good Friday, 54-year-old Gilbert Bargayo was nailed to a cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. This year marks Gilbert’s 20th crucifixion. He has been crucified in different locations in the Philippines but since last year, mayor Democrito Diamante has hosted the event in the town of Tuburan, about [...]

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Myanmar Part 4: Mandalay to Bagan

It’s been a few weeks since my Myanmar tour ended, but today, here in Hoi Anh Vietnam, I’ve finally found enough free time to post some images. Please enjoy the following 38 photos Mandalay and Bagan. In the next week or so, I’ll be posting at least one more time about the Myanmar tour, before [...]

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Ring Train Yangon

Yangon’s “circle line” or “ring train”, circumnavigates Myanmar’s largest city, on a 46 Kilometer, 39 station route that connects Yangon’s satellite towns. The system is heavily utilized by the local populace, selling about 150,000 tickets daily, providing cheap transportation for Burmese and an interesting and engaging cultural immersion for the few intrepid adventurers who hop [...]

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Myanmar Part 3: Around Mandalay

I hope you don’t mind if I just reprint a few lines of Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “On the road to Mandalay” and let you enjoy 21 new images from my recent, Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour. “On the road to Mandalay”….those with a wanderlust will surely relate….. Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the [...]

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2013 Pushkar Photo Tour Begins

Today is the first day of the 2013 Pushkar Photo Tour  and as usual we began our adventure in New [...]

Cambodia Opposition Leader Returns From Exile

I’m in Phnom Pehn Cambodia today, having just finished a photo shoot for The Asia Foundation. There’s quite a buzz [...]

From The Cutting Room Floor

Sorting through and editing images while traveling, in order to create blog posts, is a fast, furious and often “messy” [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

  Once again it is that time of the year for me to post my holiday gift suggestions. The following [...]

Mandaue City Philippines: In Search of the Next “Manny Pacquiao”

In the Philippines, boxing has become somewhat of a national sport. As common as sweet mangoes, the spicy local Bicol [...]

Tindera Sinulog: Santo Niño Basilica, Cebu, Phillipines

In front of the Santo Niño basilica, in Cebu Philippines, women selling candles can be seen swaying and dancing while [...]