Photography Blog

by Ian Robert Knight

Ian Robert Knight Photography Blog

Ian’s Photography Blog is your source for insights about all things travel and photography. Check back often, to read Ian’s views on travelling for photography, and how he sees things when he’s there. You can also read stories more specifically travel-related  on Ian’s other website.

Train Travel in Sri Lanka

Train Travel in Sri Lanka

Train Travel in Sri Lanka is a great experience and a great way to see the island. Read about a photo taken by Ian while on a train in Sri Lanka.

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A Grandmother’s Duty

A Grandmother’s Duty

Throughout Asia, it’s a grandmother’s duty to look after the children of their children. Read the story behind Ian’s photo from northern Laos.

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Cape Town’s Silo Hotel

Cape Town’s Silo Hotel

Sometimes when travelling, getting to stay at the best hotel can be a real treat. Cape Town’s Silo Hotel in South Africa is one of those hotels.

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Tripods Are Not Optional

Tripods Are Not Optional

If you want the best images from your camera, you’ll soon realize that tripods are not optional. Here’s how to decide which type of tripod to buy.

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The Color Red

The Color Red

In photography, there aren’t many colors more powerful than the color red. It’s dominant in design and emotion. Read how to use this power.

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Shooting In The Dark

Shooting In The Dark

In photography, it’s helpful to know proper techniques for shooting in the dark. It’s not as difficult as many people would believe. Here’s some tips.

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The Terracotta Army of Xi’an

The Terracotta Army of Xi’an

In China’s old capital of Xi’an, there’s a huge archeological excavation site showcasing the Terracotta Army. Here’s why it is worth your time to visit.

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Muslims in China

Muslims in China

Few people would realize it, but there are over 22 million Muslims in China. Read about the Hui Muslims in Xi’an, famed for their night food market.

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Insects as Snacks

Insects as Snacks

All over Southeast Asia, you’ll find plenty of vendors selling insects as snacks. Over 2 billion people in the world eat them. Why not you?

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Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep Temple

Doi Suthep Temple is one of the most important temples to Thai Buddhists. The temple should be on your ‘must see’ list when visiting Chiang Mai.

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Bo Sang Umbrellas

Bo Sang Umbrellas

Bo Sang Umbrellas are world-renowned, and part of an annual festival in the small village of Bo Sang, not far from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

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Songkran for Newbies

Songkran for Newbies

Thailand’s New Year’s Water Festival can be quite fun. But for the beginner, it’s good to read through my five tips for Songkran for Newbies.

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Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin Ice Festival

The Harbin Ice Festival takes place every January and February in northern China, and if you can handle the cold, it’s well worth the experience.

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