Jonathan Taylor Photography School Asia
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April 14th, 2009 – by: jaeWALK
A couple of weeks before going to bangkok, I had a hard time deciding if I should take a one day course or a three day course at Jonathan Taylor's class given that i already have my itinerary for my trip. Eventually I settled on one day course... like a try out of sorts and should I like it then next year again I take a longer one.
The reason why I just had to take a course with him is that he's a legend in the world of photography. And it would be such an honor to be mentored by him. Of course, there's that need in me to improve myself in what i like doing best.
I Left the hostel early today for the class and met up with the master at Amarin Tower.
The whole afternoon was spent at Erawan Museum (my first time there. Quite an amazing structure with lots of activities in the environs). It was scorching hot and i think i got sunburned... and even burned my knees several times as i attempted to take pics while kneeling. It was a lot of fun actually. by mid afternoon Jonathan said that he's seeing improvements in my shots. I think did so too. It was such a great feeling to hear from THE Jonathan Taylor "you did well this afternoon" once our session was done. After the class, even for just a few hours I think i've built up enough confidence to take shots of people without being "stalker-ish" and obtrusive. I even got to talk to a lot of people I took pictures of in the afternoon and that's really such a great improvement for me.
on the way home in the evening the crowd at silom still hasn't died down. i didnt want my shoes to get wet so i walked all the way from saladaeng station to silom soi 3 for what seemed like 30-45 minutes amidst the sea of people wearing no shoes.
after a few hours rest, vaness and i again went to celebrate more of songkran in the area with porsche and the guys from HQ. I actually spent a good 30 minutes just trying out every street food i could get my hands on and a lot of coca cola. ahhh!
anyway, swiss/german(?) online news, tagesanzeiger.ch has picked up my photo of songkran in khao san in less than 24 hours after i posted it on flickr.
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