Travel Photography Insights by Ian Robert Knight

This Photography Blog is your source for insights about all things travel and cameras. Check back often, to read Ian’s views on where to travel, and what to look for when you’re there.

The Terracotta Army of Xi’an

In China’s old capital city of Xi’an, there is a huge archeological excavation site showcasing the Terracotta Army – and it’s well worth your time to visit.

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Muslims in China

Not many people would realize it, but there are over 22 million Muslims in China. Read about the Hui Muslims in Xi’an, famed for their night food market.

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Paper Lanterns of Vietnam

A visit to Hoi An, in central Vietnam is made more memorable by the colorful paper lanterns that are floating down the river, carrying people’s wishes.

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Color or Black and White?

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide whether to edit an image in color or black and white. The answer isn’t always apparent, but it’s always necessary.

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Insects as Snacks

All over Southeast Asia, you’ll find plenty of vendors selling insects as snacks. Over 2 billion people in the world eat them. Why not you?

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Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep is one of the most important temples to devoted Thai Buddhists. The temple is definitely on everyone’s ‘must see’ list when visiting Chiang Mai.

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Bo Sang Umbrellas

The small village of Bo Sang, not far from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, is famous the world over for its handmade custom umbrellas.

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Songkran for Newbies

Songkran is Thailand’s New Year’s Water Festival and can be quite fun. But for the beginner, it’s good to read through my five tips in Songkran for Newbies.

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Harbin Ice Festival

The Harbin Ice Festival takes place every year in January and February, in a province in northern China. It’s one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world.

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The Yi Peng Festival

The Yi Peng festival takes place every November in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s one of those bucket list events that everyone should try to attend in their lifetime.

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2016 Photo Review

I take a lot of photos. Some years, it's more than others. It largely depends on how much I travel, and where. In 2016, I found myself in no less than 9 different countries. So that provided ample opportunities to create a lot of images. During 2016, most of the...

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Baan Batt Bowls

Despite advancements and modernization, not all industries in Thailand have been replaced with factories and mechanization. The Baan Batt Bowl industry is one of those that have continued to function exactly the same it has for centuries. Bowl Village In an otherwise...

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The Kayan People

The Kayan people are an indigenous tribe that populate a part of southeast Asia, primarily in Thailand and Myanmar. Sometimes, you'll hear them referred to as Padaung, but it's not preferred by the tribe themselves.  The Kayan tribes that live in the Chiang Mai region...

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Thailand’s Pet Elephants

Thailand has had a long history with elephants, lasting many centuries. The large animal is so beloved in Thailand, that it's the de facto symbol of the country, and even the brand of a popular beer. The Thai royal army includes an elephant in it's emblem, and a white...

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2015 Photo Review

2015 Photo Review 2015 was a fantastic year, photographically. When I think back on all of the journeys I took, and the many opportunities I had to create images, I consider myself very lucky. I am not too sure how many photographs I shot in 2015, but it's probably...

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Looking Back at the Forbidden City

Looking Back at the Forbidden City One thing I've learned over the years as a photographer, is that your best shots are not always in front of you. Sometimes, if you take the time to look around, you're walking away from a spectacular view. For this reason, I make the...

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Ian is a professional photographer, specializing in travel editorial and street photography. Find out more about Ian's background and experiences in the bio page here.

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