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Travel 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.

Tripods Are Not Optional

If you want the best images you can from your camera, you’ll soon realize that tripods are not optional. But how do you decide which type of tripod to buy?

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Love the lens you’re with

We don’t always have the right lens with us in every situation, so in those cases it’s important to learn to love the lens you’re with.

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The Color Red

In photography, there are few elements more powerful than the color red. It is a dominant force in design and emotion. Read how to use the power for good.

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Using Repetition in Composition

Using repetition in composition is a great way to improve your photographs. And it’s easier than you may think. Read how to include patterns in your images.

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Shooting in the dark

It’s helpful to know the proper techniques for shooting in the dark. It’s not as difficult as many people would believe. Here’s some tips.

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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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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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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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