faq | Nic Dunlop Photography



What will I need?

You will need your own camera(s), a laptop computer and your preferred choice of editing software.

Can I use a phone camera or a point-and-shoot?

We won’t rule it out, since the Workshop is ideas-based, but strongly recommend that you have a DSLR camera with fixed lenses or a mid-range zoom.

Does the Workshop include accommodation and travel?

The cost of the Workshop is tuition only. For accommodation and travel you will have to make your own arrangements, but we are happy to suggest hotels that are nearby and will recommend the best ways for you to get around the city.

Will food and refreshments be provided?

Food and drink will be provided on the first and last nights of each Workshop. Otherwise, students will make their own arrangements. And there are plenty of great options. In the building next to the Workshop is the Candide Café and Bookstore, which serves a variety of hot and cold drinks. Around the corner in the same complex is the Never Ending Summer, a restaurant offering delicious Thai cuisine. A local market full of tasty and affordable street food is just two minutes away as well as several 24-hour convenience stores. There are also numerous riverside restaurants and bars in the neighbourhood.

What kind of clothing will I need?

Light, natural and breathable fibres are best. To enter temples you are expected to dress neatly with your legs and shoulders covered. Shorts or tank tops are prohibited as are flip-flops and backless sandals. In the rainy season (May-Oct approx) do bring waterproof covering.

How will I get to and from the Workshop to locations?

The Workshop is centrally located with many affordable transport options: taxis, truck taxis, tuk-tuks, buses, two metro systems and motorbike taxis. There are numerous hotels within walking distance of the Workshop. Bangkok’s iconic Chao Praya River is one of the last working rivers in the world where ferries carry passengers not only across, but north and south with a large network of canals just beyond. The Workshop is ideally located to reach all parts of the city.

What will I learn from the course?

You will learn how to put a coherent photo essay together from the initial research and conceptualisation through to a complete edit. You will also be introduced to different approaches and ways of thinking about images; from composition to understanding the powerful effect images can have and why. The emphasis of the Workshop is about the process of creating a strong and visually arresting story through pictures.

Who is this course for?


Can we book as a group?

Yes. But the cost remains the same: $ 1,495 per student for the five day Workshops and $ 500 per students for the weekend Workshops.

Do you offer private tutorials or Workshops?

Yes. These can be arranged. Please make enquiries via our contact page.

Do you cover equipment and software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop?

The emphasis of the Workshop is the creative side of photographic storytelling. We expect you to have a working understanding of your chosen software. Other than incremental or informal comments where needed, no instruction will be given on the specifics of equipment or software.

Can I use film?

We wouldn’t discourage a film shooter from attending the course. However, there is no darkroom on site and the additional costs of next-day processing are not included in the course fee. Again, the emphasis of the Workshop is the process and the creative side of photography, and less the technical side. The advantage of digital for the purposes of this workshop is time and ease. 

What kind of payment do you accept?

We accept PayPal and bank wire transfer only.