Art of Monks
Laos Workshop

We delve into the life of monks and learn to see the world through their eyes, with our cameras. There is much to learn beyond the saffron robes and morning alms.

Art of Monks - Laos

Join us for 7 nights in one of the most treasured photographic destinations in South-East Asia. We explore the journey of the monks, follow the path of the Mekong and immerse in a photographic workshop filled with landscapes and light. It an intensive week of instruction and inspiration from dawn till dusk, with private rooms in the traditional heart of Luang Prabang.

This 8-day workshop is co-hosted by Ewen Bell and Ian Rolfe. We spend the entire week in a hotel located deep within the old town, close to the most majestic of temples, and close to some delicious local soups, grilled pork and breakfast croissants. Everybody gets a single room by default for this workshop, so you can go chasing early morning monks taking alms without having to wake your room-mate.

January 11-18, 2019
Maximum group size of 8, priced at AUD$4,388


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The World's Best Photo Tours
You won't find a better tour experience: Unmatched knowledge of the locations and local support, hand crafted experiences that run only once every one or two years, our experience teaching the art of photography and a commitment to smaller group sizes.

Beginners Welcome
These tours are not just for advanced photographers, we love welcoming beginners to the craft to help them fast track their creative abilities. Sharing what we know and giving other photographers a truly wonderful experience is the best part of running these tours. If you're ready to learn new skills while you travel then this is the trip for you. If you want to spend quality time with like minded people and enjoy the sharing of knowledge and experiences, then we would love to have you along.

8 is Great
If you have to share a tour with dozens of other photographers, then it's just a tour instead of a photo tour. Smaller groups mean less drama, more fun and are infinitely more rewarding. My first responsibility is to ensure every person on my tour gets plenty of my time and advice, and with fewer photographers in one place you will come home with better photos and the best light :)

Small isn't just good, it's great!

How To Book

If you have a few questions and want to chat to Ewen, just click the button below to complete the booking form and deposit. Once you've paid the deposit of $1,500 your place on the tour is confirmed. If you wish to upgrade to a single room we can add that to your booking as well.

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Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.

Photography for Travellers

Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."


"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."



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