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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 #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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Upon Hearing News of the Earthquake in Nepal

Upon hearing the news of yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, I immediately began to contemplate many enchanting visits to the small Himalayan nation, the last of which was in October of 21012 while leading a photography tour. Anyone who has ever visited Nepal understands that it is one of the most amazing and wonderful places [...]

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Vietnam Photo Tour: Hanoi to Halong Bay and Cat Ba

After departing Hoi Anh via our flight from Danang, we headed to Hanoi to experience a completely different “Vietnam”. In Hanoi, we shot the bustling old quarter and visited Ho Chi Minh’s tomb, and even had some free time to avail ourselves to some of the best shopping in Southeast Asia. It’s here where the [...]

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Vietnam Photo Tour: Hoi An to Hanoi, Telephoto Shots

The following is a collection of only those photographs which I made with my 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Again, you’ll see some subjects that I photographed multiple times. A split second difference when photographing people can result in a completely different expression or gesture. Our tour group is now in Hanoi after visiting Bac Ha market [...]

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Vietnam Photo Tour Post: Can Tho – Hoi An Wide Angle Shots

After a morning shoot at the floating market, we spent the rest of the day shooting in Can Tho town. The following day we traveled north to Danang and made a quick stop at China beach before checking into our hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An, was an important Vietnamese trading center in the 16th [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]