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  • Master Your Camera - Master Your Creativity

    Master Your Camera - Master Your Creativity

    Learn to be more creative with your camera by gaining clear understanding of it's manual controls.

  • Adobe Lightroom Digital Work-flow

    Adobe Lightroom Digital Work-flow

    How to choose your best photos. A work-flow designed to ease the pain and anxiety associated with choosing your best photos and discarding the ones you'll never share.

  • Ten Top Tips FREE

    Ten Top Tips FREE

    Kevin's Ten Top Tips for new photographers in a short FREE course. Click this link, leave us your email and we'll send you the course link.

Photo Workshops Online is the best place for you to learn photography online from a professional with decades of experience.

Kevin Landwer-Johan is a highly experienced editorial and commercial professional photographer and photography teacher with a passion for capturing ‘real life’ in his images. Originally from New Zealand he has chosen to make Chiang Mai, Thailand,  his home since 2002. Kevin started his professional photography career in the late 1980′s working on one of New Zealand’s leading daily papers. Read More Here

If you have a wonderful dslr or mirrorless camera, a small point and shoot or just prefer to use your phone, you can begin your photography learning experience right here.

We are frequently updating our existing courses ensuring our students are receiving the best value for money and we are adding completely new courses from time to time.


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  • Very precise and good starting for beginners. Useful ballpark settings gives a starting orientation to beginners. I knew camera optics as engineer. But putting them together in real life to get good photos was made possible by this course.
  • Kevin is a great photographer, but that's not the point. More importantly is the fact he's an incredible teacher, both in person and with the Udemy online lessons. I'm a terrible student, so knowing that I can go back, over and over to pick up something I might have missed the first time is incredibly valuable. Prior to beginning the course, he outlines quite clearly, the 5 or 6 topics we are going to learn. He has under promised and over delivered as the lessons taught are legion. There is much more to be learned than merely a handful of things, each segment teaches something new, and for me, it's truly eye opening to learn the different ways to view and photograph different subjects. This class is one which I shared with my 80 year old mother... she'd always wanted to learn how to shoot on manual, now she does! (Mom says, "Hi Kevin!) Guys, I got my moneys worth with this lesson and I strongly encourage anyone who wants to improve their photography skills to take this course. It's worth much more than I paid for it. Happy shooting!
  • This is undoubtedly one of the best photography courses I've taken. Kevin covered all the important issues concerning manual photography and the importance to knowing how your camera operates. His lectures have included excellent video examples of creating outstanding photographs. I have certificates in Photoshop and Illustrator and I have just bought a fantastic Canon camera and I am very excited about using what I have learned in this course.
  • I loved the course. The lectures were done in such a manner that it was very easy for me to understand. And I especially liked the printable pdf's with practice homework. I learned a lot. Thank you for putting together such a fine course!
  • Kevin covers the photography fundamentals in this course. It's a great way for folks to learn how to expand their creativity beyond what can be achieved with the automatic setting of their camera. For each lesson, an exercise sheet is provided so the student can practice the material presented in the course. Kevin is a good communicator and makes the material simple to understand. Nice course.
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This article is written with a focus on making photos with our camera and has very little reference to post processing and the results this has on our photos. I will at times use example photos and at other times I will not as I want readers to practice visualizing photographs. The Best 4+1 Ways […]

Young Kayan girl with neck rings

Return of the Rings

Please read our previous blog post, Meeting Malu, before you read this one as it is the beginning of the story. School holidays had already begun and we waited a few weeks before heading up to Baan Thong Luang village. We had a busy week ahead of us booked, including a Mae Sa workshop, so […]

Kayan girl with a tooth missing

Meeting Malu – Learning to Relate to Your Subjects

Malu was by her mother’s side the first time we met her. We often saw her there. Malu lives with her parents and her little sister in Baan Thong Luang in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Her older brother attends a school in Mae Hong Song, up in the north near the Myanmar border. During our first […]

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Film – A Different Photography Experience

I put a few rolls of film though a camera recently and it was like meeting an old friend again who I had not seen for a long long time! In 2006 I bought my first serious DSLR and had not shot a single roll of film since then. A year or so back I […]

Online Photography Course

I am loving teaching what I love to do! I’ve also become a better photographer myself since I started teaching. Earning a living doing something I love and am passionate about is something I value greatly because it is rare! This past year, as we are growing our Chiang Mai Photo Workshops business I have […]

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Concise Teaching Style

We all live busy lives and time is valuable. I am motivated to teach in a focused, concise style because I know you value your time. So often when I have wanted to pick up a new skill I’ve searched for a tutorial or course and most times find those teaching are long winded and […]

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Photographer Mentoring

Learning anything has it’s challenges. Good courses, books, teachers, and other resources can all play a part in how you can over come the challenges in learning something new. Whether you want to pick up photography as a new hobby, improve on what you already know and have been enjoying for some time or even […]

Photo Workshops Online

Learn photography online! Where ever you are on the planet it’s easy to be connected these days – with family, friends, people you meet along the way and with the wealth of information available online. You no longer need to be at a fixed location to be able to live a well rounded, productive lifestyle. […]