The short answer is: "No". However, I must go to some details here, since I'm getting asked it A LOT.
As a professional photographer I always look at the weather forecast and compare it with the real situation. For the last 5 years that I live on Koh Samui I tried about 10 different websites and over 15 applications. None of them helped much.
I would like to share you my list of websites where you can publish your photos and get some feedback from society. That is actually what each photographer wish :)
I would like to notice, that this lists DO NOT include Website Builders. Here is list where you can find friends and like-minded people. Mostly that means on the each of this platforms your photos will go to some kind of news feed and people can see your photos even you are not a friends…
The answer to this question is the same as to “when the weather is good on Samui?”.
It's pretty simple. Samui is always good, except during the rainy season it is pretty wet here. That is basically understandable. But for those who come to Samui for just a few days or weeks, it is better to choose a different period.
Returning to my thoughts at the moment when I bought my first camera, I understand that I didn’t even have an intention to become a commercial photographer. And even more so I could not imagine that I would live and work on a tropical island. C'est la vie and it's beautiful!
A lot of people ask me about training. Someone likes my style of shooting, and someone the way of photo editing. Since everyone has different experience and goals, I'd like to outline all possible options here and thereby to answer the majority of questions on this topic.
After all, everyone today has the opportunity to take pictures, each of us has its own portfolio - a family photo album. Basically, it's amateur photography reflecting the most vibrant, joyful, funny and unusual moments of our lives.
The photographer, of course, must be friendly and understanding, while the client — on the contrary, is not obliged to understand the subject and is welcome to ask questions. But some situations are really difficult to tolerate, probably due to the fine mental organization and professional vanity of mine and my dear colleagues.
Going on a trip or preparing for an important event in your life you may want to hire a photographer. On the one hand, a photo shoot is a product that can be evaluated due to its technical parameters, but on the other hand, it is a service that largely depends on the personal characteristics of a contractor. Let's look at the main points that will help you to find your photographer.
A professional photographer will definitely help you to prepare for the shooting, but in order for your initial conversation to be productive, even before you start looking for a photographer, ask yourself these couple of questions.
This is the oldest part of the city. Many buildings, narrow streets and an indescribable atmosphere of the Thai market. And, of course, the embankment and piers. On which you can meet the sunset or look at the departing ships.
This is not one place ... I found several such places on the island. Garden or forest. You can call this place whatever you like. This place looks like a very open large space, where many coconut palms grow. Together with the blue sky and the bright sun this place looks very beautiful.
To the waterfall to go far and uncomfortable. If you go there for a photo shoot, then you can limit yourself to shooting at the beginning. There is a pond and stoneless stones with a river flowing between them.
This beach looks very impressive. It is bounded on both sides by rocky shores. Azure water and a large number of palm trees. Just a few hotels and resorts for the whole beach give room for creativity. However, lately more and more people have started to learn about this beach, which makes it difficult to shoot in a tropical style.
Located high in the mountains, the Crab house looks like something incredible accomplished. Huge claws, incredible view from the mountains. It's all easily accessible and allows you to make incredible photos. In the same complex are the signs of the zodiac. 12 figures of all signs located in a circle, decorated with small ponds with flowering lotus.
It is only about shooting people. Processing portraits takes several times more time than architecture, landscapes, etc., since this is coupled with basic retouching. It includes all kinds of wrinkles, pimples, spots on clothes and skin, the correction of unsympathetic zones in the body shape, and unwanted items got into the shot.
If before the culmination of the wedding was considered a registration in the registry office, and the "coolness" of the occasion was measured by the number of guests, but now the emphasis had shifted to emotional, romantic, creative and stylistic plane.
Everyone imagine in mind own wedding as a real holiday - the day bright and happy. But often this day is realised inverse. Vanity, stress, organisational chores - that's true companions modern wedding. And with that we should fight