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.

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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George Town Art

Malaysia has a lot of great places to visit, outside of Kuala Lumpur. Indeed, if you visit Malaysia, you don't really need to spend more than a day or two in KL, before you hop out to the other cities and villages. I've seen a fair amount of Malaysia over the years,...

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The Falls at Klungkung, Bali

Visiting Bali is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. It's truly a special place, and very unique among it's neighbouring provinces in Indonesia. Every time I've visited this island, I've come away with new experiences and photographic...

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A Close Shave in Hanoi

When it comes to men's grooming, I think Vietnam has got it figured out. Maybe all of Asia does. The scene in the photograph you see above is quite common throughout the streets of Southeast Asia. In many small streets all over Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and...

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Vietnam’s Traffic Troubles

The major Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have traffic troubles.  If you've ever been to these cities, you'll know what I mean. I don't want to suggest that it's worse in Vietnam than it is in other SE Asian countries. But the problem does seem to be...

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Cool and dry in Cambodia

Although I probably say this about every place I go, Cambodia is one of my favourite places in SE Asia to visit. I highly encourage you to visit this amazing country at least once in your lifetime. Even better, let me show you my view of it on one of my tours. There...

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Taj Mahal Photo Tips

The Taj Mahal has got to be one of the most visited locations in the world. Indeed, when you're there, you'll feel like much of the world is with you.  My most recent visit to the Taj Mahal (located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India) was in March of 2015. As most people...

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Yalta’s Pebble Beach

Yalta is a resort city on the north coast of the Black Sea, in the Crimean Peninsula. As cities in the Ukraine go, it's not all that large. But in the summer months, the population can increase dramatically. Back in the heyday of the Russian Federation, Yalta was the...

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Cambodian History Lesson

  There are many periods in history when mankind has had to deal with horrific situations enacted by evil men with a strong grip on power. Southeast Asia has had their share of shameful and traumatic periods, and the atrocities committed by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge...

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Phoblographer Interview

Here is an interview I did with The Phoblographer - a photography blog from New York. A small excerpt from the Phoblographer Interview Photographer Ian Knight has travelled around to many places in Asia and as a trained portraitist, combined photographing people with...

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Gondolas at Sunrise

If you ask people to think of a symbol for Venice, most would reply 'Gondolas'. The idea of slowly skimming down a canal, with a Gondolier singing Italian love songs, is something that many people dream of. It's a romantic notion, and one that many tourists in Venice...

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Happy Children, Bigger Smiles

There seems to be a lot of children in Bhutan. Everywhere I went, I'd see lots of them, running around, happily playing on the streets of the cities and towns I visited. Even if they were out of sight, they were within earshot, as I could hear playful laughing and the...

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Young monk takes a beating

Monks will be Monks. Isn't that what they say? Hmm....maybe not. During my recent trip to Bhutan, I spent several days in the capital city of Thimphu. Although it's the capital, it still has that small town feel to it. It's population hovers around 100k people, and I...

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5 monks on a break

Bhutan is a special place. It's really quite different than any other country I've visited in SE Asia. The mix of culture, it's people, the geography and history - all add up into an incredible experience. I encourage all my readers to make the effort to visit this...

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Vibrant Vietnam

I've been to Vietnam 4 times, if I recall correctly. Yet each visit, I enjoy the country again as if it was my first time. There is a special magic about the country that is a bit hard to describe, but I will attempt to do that here. Of course it's no secret that...

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Neurotic Giraffe

I'm not a big fan of zoos. I've been to several in my life, and although it seems exciting to see animals that you may not get to see otherwise, I always come away a little depressed. I feel sorry for the captive animals, and wonder how horrible their existence must...

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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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