Day 1 – December 2
Guests meet expedition leaders Dylan Goldby and Flash Parker at the hotel on Ko Phi Phi for a short meet and greet session, as well as a general introduction to the workshop. Our expedition begins with a course on how to shoot beach landscape images in challenging light. As the tide retreats into the ocean we’ll work on shooting Thai Longboats against the dramatic karst backdrop of Ko Phi Phi Bay. In the afternoon we will hike through the jungle to a vantage point that will provide us with views over the entire island – perfect for shooting waning-light landscape images on a large scale.
Day 2 – December 3
Day two begins bright and early, allowing us to take advantage of the rising sun to shoot beautiful island landscape imagery. Our second session of the day will see us working with off-camera flash and human subjects, fusing landscape and portrait imagery. In the evening we will work on shooting star trails and mixing them with landscapes that we’ve lit with our own artificial light.
Day 3 – December 4
Day three will take us to legendary Maya Bay, where we’ll work on crafting the images that brought us to Thailand in the first place; fishing boats and fisherfolk set against mighty limestone mountains that rise out of the sea to provide us with backdrops ripped straight from movie scenes. We’ll explore each side of Maya Bay as the sun goes down, revealing interesting images in all sorts of light. We’ll spend the night camping on Maya Bay, which will give us another opportunity to shoot stunning night images.
Day 4 – December 5
We return to Ko Phi Phi late in the morning; our first session of the day includes food photography on location (off-camera flash + ambient lighting techniques). This is the Thai lunch session that you don’t want to miss! Our second session (for those who can still walk) will take us back into the water to work on long-exposure ocean photography, with an eye to creating that glassy surface look we all know and love. Our final session of the day will take us into the ring – we’ll have a chance to shoot authentic Muay Thai fighters during and after their matches.
While Flash Light Photography Expeditions endeavors to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered an approximate program of activities rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to incumbent weather, ocean or terrain conditions, government restrictions, and other reasons beyond our control. The tour leaders have the right to make changes to the published itinerary whenever their sole judgment conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort or safety of the tour.