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Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour 2015: Part 4

The 2015 Jim Cline Photo Tours Amazing Myanmar Tour continued with our photographic explorations around Mandalay city, Mingun , Amarapura and Pyin Oo Lwin.  As most travelers to Mandalay do, we visited U Bein Bridge. U Bein bridge, undoubtedly Myanmar’s most famous bridge, spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura. The 1.2-kilometre bridge was built around 1850 and [...]

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Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour: Part 3 Mandalay, Inwa and Sagaing

From our base in Mandalay participants of the 2015 Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour explored some of the most photogenic locations around town and in the surrounding area. We visited Mahamuni Temple, traveled to nearby Inwa and made a long stop in Sagaing. Sagaing, one of my favorite places to shoot is on the western banks [...]

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Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour: Part 2

More images from the Jim Cline Photo Tours 2015 Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour. The following 19 photographs include images from Bago (south of Yangon) and Mandalay. Once capital of southern Myanmar, Bago lies just 50 miles northeast of Yangon on the old highway to Mandalay. Bago is literally chocked full of monuments and temples, many of which are centuries old, [...]

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Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour 2015: Part 1

Rudyard Kipling once described Burma (Myanmar) as: “quite unlike any land you know about.” Myanmar, the “Golden Land”, is perhaps the least discovered country in Southeast Asia. We’ve been doing photo tours in Myanmar for the last 9 years and in the last few, we have seen a steady increase in tourism. The reason that [...]

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Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #4

With more than 1,000 different tribes, Papua New Guinea is, to put it mildly, a people photographer’s paradise.  As if our time spent up-river visiting remote villages and on the Sepik river wasn’t amazing enough, next we headed to the mountains, where Papua New Guinea’s largest Sing Sing festival is held.  The Mt. Hagen  Sing [...]

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Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #3 Black & White

Papua New Guinea is indeed a colorful place, so much so that with a palate of competing colors in your frame, it can sometimes seem difficult to make one’s main subject stand out from the visual chaos. Feeling this way on several occasions, one evening I desaturated some of my photographs to see what they [...]

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Papua New Guinea Photo Tour #2

During this Papua New Guinea photography adventure we journeyed through vast expanses of the environment of Papua New Guinea to experience unique cultural festivals in remote areas of the Sepik River.  The tribes of the Sepik River provide stark differences in tribal life from those in the mountain region of Mt. Hagen. We cruised down [...]

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Papua New Guinea Photo Tour

Papua New Guinea is a land on edge, and in many areas still a land forgotten in time. Ancient rituals, such as strict tribal practices, still reside in remote areas. This, along with the untouched beauty of their land and natural wildlife, present an unmatched opportunity to experience and photograph these rich cultural practices that [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 2015: Battambang, Cambodia

Ah, Battambang Cambodia; the real deal, with it’s gritty, oil encrusted machine shops, its defunct railroad station and interesting life along the tracks. With authentic local markets selling all kinds of foods, and the famous bamboo train. Indeed, Battambang is one of my favorite places to shoot. It’s always a pleasure to introduce my Angkor [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 2015: Phnom Penh

The second stop on the 2015 Angkor Photo Workshop was Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city. Phnom Penh is the largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation’s center of [...]

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Afghanistan In Black & White: 10 Years Ago This Month

Last weekend I watched Tim Heatherinton & Sebastian Junger’s film, Restrepo. I had viewed the film several years ago but [...]

Ghana: Seven Years Ago

In 2008 I traveled to Ghana to do an NGO shoot for Freedom From Hunger. A few days ago, while [...]

Rickshaw Wallahs of Kolkata

Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and [...]

Images That Stick in Your Head

The “eidetic image” has been described in psychological literature as: a vision or material picture in the mind which can [...]

Posting Photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

There’s so much buzz these last few days about photographers and others posting images to Facebook, that I decided to [...]

Spider Pro Hand Strap: By Spider Holster Inventor, Shai Eynav

Those of you who are looking for the perfect hand strap for your camera might want to have a look [...]