Join Ian, as he leads luxury photography adventures through Southeast Asia, China, and Japan, as well as Banff/Lake Louise. Check out some of the tours here, and connect with us if you’d like more details.

Bhutan  Cambodia China – Japan Thailand  Vietnam

These adventures are designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment. You’ll photograph people native to the region and observe the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime.

Bhutan Adventure

Bhutan is awe inspiring from the moment you start flying over the Himalayas and land in a breathtaking valley. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, Bhutan is as magical as it gets. A country where a handsome young Elvis look-a-like became King, cigarettes are illegal, chillies are a staple, rice is red and protective erotic art is painted on houses, schools and temple walls. A land that treasures Gross National Happiness more than Gross National Product.

It is a small nation of about 750,000 people in the Eastern Himalayas, nestled between Tibet, China and India. It has a unique government which has intentionally kept itself isolated from modernity. Bhutan’s extraordinary Buddhist sites and undisturbed traditional culture makes it the last remaining great Himalayan kingdom.

2020 Dates

March 1 – 10, 2020 (Punakha Festival)
Oct 12 – 21, 2020

2021 Dates

February 18 – 27, 2021 (Punakha Festival)
October 17 – 26, 2021

 

Cambodia Adventure

It’s hard to visit Cambodia and not come away with the feeling that you really need to return again and again. This is one of those countries that will leave a permanent impression on you. Cambodia has such a storied past, both good and bad, that is etched into the faces of its people. We think of Cambodia for two things: the temples of Angkor, and the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge. But take this journey with us, and you’ll see that this country is much more than that.

Phnom Penh is an upcoming modern city on its own, with a revitalized arts and culture scene. But you can still see evidence of centuries-old markets and palaces that will forever flavour this spicy city. The future of Cambodia is showing itself here from behind the veil of its recent troubled past.

For many, the Temples of Angkor will always be their image of Cambodia. While this may very well be the case for most, after our adventure in this amazing country, you’ll have a new appreciation for it’s resilient people and history. Built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, the temples represent one of humankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From Angkor, the Khmer kings ruled over a vast domain that reached from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal. The structures one sees at Angkor today, more than 100 stone temples in all, are the surviving remains of a grand religious, social and administrative metropolis whose other buildings – palaces, public buildings, and houses – were built of wood and have long since decayed and gone.

 

2020 Dates

Dec 01 – Dec 08, 2020

2021 Dates

Nov 27 – Dec 04, 2021

 

China Adventures

China is one of those countries that everyone must see in their lifetime. And fortunately, it’s becoming easier to do just that. With the economy booming, and the government opening the borders to tourism, we can see the new China that is quickly becoming a country to understand.

Our journey into the Middle Kingdom will open your eyes into a world that may surprise you. The China we see today is not what we remember from our textbooks. This is a country that is full of contradictions, with new replacing old at a pace unmatched anywhere. We will endeavor to see the true China beneath the shiny, glossy wrapper of modern China. The China full of natural wonders, incredible scenery, centuries of history, and fabled cultures.

Join us in China, and experience places that have no equal anywhere in the world. Taste the wide variety of foods from it’s source, step back into a past with unrivaled history, witness the frenetic pace of growth in modern China. It’s just too much to imagine unless you truly experience it first hand.

Middle Kingdom

Apr 29 – May 07, 2020
Apr 29 – May 07, 2021

Southern China

May 07 – 15, 2020
May 07 – 15, 2021

 

Japan Adventure

The world is becoming homogenized more every day. With modern communication and technology, countries are starting to blend together. But amidst all this world-shrinking, Japan still maintains a very unique identity that is unmatched by any of its neighbours. Even if you visit the country just briefly, you’ll come away with a strong appreciation of all things Japanese. Things are just done differently here. Come and see for yourself.

Our adventure in Japan will give us many experiences that are just not seen anywhere else in the world. We’ll visit Japanese castles, spend time with Geishas and Sumo wrestlers, eat sushi that will numb your tongue, visit calm zen gardens and temples, and ride the rails at breakneck speeds. Japan’s curious blend of tradition and modern is unlike anything you’d experience anywhere else.

2020 Dates

May 27 – Jun 07, 2020

 

2021 Dates

May 28 – Jun 06, 2021

Thailand Adventure

Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. You’ll experience this many times over on your adventure with us in the Kingdom of Thailand. And you will leave this wondrous country with many smiles of your own. When you first arrive in Bangkok, the heartbeat of the country, your senses will be overloaded with the scents, sounds and tastes of one of the world’s most popular and exotic cultures.

Our journey will cover many aspects of the Thailand that most people imagine. We will photograph the massive golden shrines to Buddha, the bustling markets overflowing with everything imaginable for sale, pristine beaches with azure water and fine white sand, and the crazy nightlife that punctuates the end of every day. The colours, the people, the food, the beauty of Thailand will all be captured through our cameras every day in this amazing country.

Join us in Thailand, and witness how this fiercely independent country has carved out its place in our imagination. Experience Thai food at it’s origin, both simple and flavourful. Meet the genuinely gracious Thai people along the way. And come away with an appreciation of a culture that is unmatched anywhere in Asia.

2020 Dates

Apr 13 – Apr 27, 2020
Oct 30 – Nov 11, 2020

2021 Dates

Apr 13 – Apr 27, 2021

Vietnam Adventure

This is not your father’s Vietnam. Things have changed, and fast. Vietnam is one of SE Asia’s fastest growing economies, and our visit here will show plenty of evidence of that. But there is also lots of history on display in Old Vietnam, with substantial French colonial influence, and remnants of the American War everywhere.

This impressively resilient country will surprise you at every corner. Not only is it physically beautiful (amazing beaches, rice fields carved from mountains), but it’s also historically fascinating, and the people have a charm about them that will leave you with photographs and memories forever.

The Vietnam that is emerging today may well surprise you. It’s found a way to embrace it’s history will still managing to grow at a pace that is envied all over SE Asia. We will experience the legendary Vietnam hospitality, bear witness to it’s beautiful people, and breathe in it’s culture through historical sites and incredible beauty. With 1000-year-old cities that appear both ancient and incredibly modern at the same time, it’s easy to see how this country will become one of the most important places in the region.

2020 Dates

Mar 20 – Mar 30, 2020
Nov 19 – Nov 29, 2020

2021 Dates

Mar 19 – Mar 29, 2021

                     

 

2020 Schedule

Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper
July 17 – 26

Bhutan
March 1 – 10 (Punakha festival)
October 12 – 21

Cambodia
Dec 01 – 08

China
The Middle Kingdom
April 29 – May 07
Southern China
May 07 – 15

Japan
May 29 – June 07

Nepal
October 02 – 11

Thailand
April 13 – 27
October 30 – November 11

Vietnam
March 20 – 30
November 19 – November 29

2021 Schedule

Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper
July 16 – 25

Bhutan
February 18 – 27  (Punakha festival)
October 17 – 26

Cambodia
November 27 – December 04

China
The Middle Kingdom
April 29 – May 07
Southern China
May 07 – 15

Japan
May 28 – June 06

Nepal
October 07 – 16

Thailand
April 13 – 27

Vietnam
March 19 – 29

Ian Robert Knight Photography

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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