Each China Photo Workshops Tour is personally led by China's premier landscape photographer, Thierry Bornier. Thierry's work regularly features in galleries and major publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Vice, and The Telegraph. Thierry has received some of the top photography awards. Thierry has lived in China for over 14 years and personally researches and curates each workshop, offering unique experiences for travellers who wish to share and develop their passion for photography and immerse themselves in the local culture.
Our photography tours of China are guided by award-winning local and international professional landscape photographers.
You’ll be safely transported to each location across China in a luxury car, with enough room to comfortably accommodate you and your camera gear.
Explore the diverse landscapes of China with our experienced international team guaranteeing you a stress-free adventure without any communication barriers.
You’ll stay at the most comfortable hotels in China to ensure you are fully rested and ready to tackle all of the adventures that await.
"I have carefully designed complete travelling experiences that blend art, culture, and my personal philosophy of photography. These days, anyone can use Photoshop, but very few can truly capture the essence of their subject matter. I will help you move past the ‘tricks’ and instead develop your innate abilities and eye. As a result, your photographs will gain deeper new dimensions and poignancy, and a rich new sense of purpose."
China Photo Workshops has an enduring commitment to arranging authentic travel experiences for the discerning traveler. We cater to photographers at any experience level who crave authenticity and beauty. Everything we do is driven by passion for photography, a spirit of fun and, above all, a deep-rooted sense of respect for this ancient and fascinating culture.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you plan your perfect photography tour of China.
To Thierry: After safely returning home, I want to thank you in writing for your great China workshop in March 2017. You are not only a brilliant photographer but at the same time a good teacher and an excellent organizer. I learned more from your workshop than from all my other photo tours together. You’re not simply offering a photo tour like most other photographers, but a real workshop. You place teaching the participants higher than taking pictures of yourself. You care about people. You work with each person to try and overcome their weaknesses. This is why I recommend your workshops to anyone who seriously wants to improve their photography and are not afraid of criticism, long days, and tiring travels.After safely returning home, I want to thank you in writing for your great China workshop in March 2017. You are not only a brilliant photographer but at the same time a good teacher and an excellent organizer. I learned more from your workshop than from all my other photo tours together. You’re not simply offering a photo tour like most other photographers, but a real workshop. You place teaching the participants higher than taking pictures of yourself. You care about people. You work with each person to try and overcome their weaknesses. This is why I recommend your workshops to anyone who seriously wants to improve their photography and are not afraid of criticism, long days, and tiring travels.
Thierry’s photo workshop was amazing. We saw awesome landscapes, beautiful old cities, and learned so much about the treasures of China. Thierry is one of the best guides I have ever had. He is fantastic at teaching photography at its best. Thanks for a wonderful journey. I hope to go again with him.
To Thierry, I’m back in rainy Switzerland. I hope you have recovered from the past two busy weeks, which I enjoyed very much despite the unfavorable weather conditions. I’m sure we will meet at several more workshops. I appreciate your uncompromised focus on photography, your detailed knowledge of the regions visited, as well as your refreshing sense of humor. Furthermore, the perfect organization implemented by your friendly and helpful collaborator Tintin was a pure blessing.
To Thierry, Thank you very much for this excellent trip. I learned so much about composing, and I fell in love with this mystical fog in the rice terraces and mountains. China has unique landscapes that must be seen to be believed. Thank you for your company and your lessons in photography. The workshop was great, and you did everything to make everybody feel good and comfortable. I am sure this is not the last workshop we will do together.
To Thierry, I wanted to say, Thank you! for a great trip! It was fun, exciting, and above all great to meet and travel with you. Your photo workshop made for a fantastic first trip to China, and I’m looking forward to many more!
Thierry shares so much information and tips during the workshop, about thinks I have never heard or read about anywhere else. He shows how to set his knowledge into practice with the camera. And what’s more, he teaches with a light-hearted and considerate style that makes everything easy to understand and fast to pick up. Thanks, Thierry.
We moved around and chased the best light and weather conditions every day. Every bit of downtime was put to good use with a workshop, where we reviewed pictures and post-processing techniques. Thierry gave good suggestions in the field, and I very much appreciated his willingness to teach and explain things clearly and straightforwardly. Whether a picture was good or bad, he would just tell the truth, suggest deleting the rubbish, and then teach how to get results in post-processing with the good ones. The itinerary and transfers were well-planned, with the best possible comfort achieved, especially since some locations were in rural, undeveloped areas. I thought it would be quite a challenge to find decent accommodations, but Thierry’s partner, Yangzi, managed to surprise us all. Based on this positive experience, I have already booked another one of Thierry’s workshops for next year.
I’m a street photographer. I participated in several workshops that were a mix of landscape and street photography. However, I have never enjoyed landscape photography before. Thierry is something else. His total commitment to professional photography is contagious. He taught me how patience bears fruit. By following his ways my images surprised me. He never gave me false compliments but showed me how to be better. He is both a teacher and a friend. On top of all these goodies – Thierry knows the country inside out. He brought us to the photography delightful treasures of China. He speaks Chinese, French and English and it helps him get to the right places and the right people. He also managed to assemble a unique support team. TinTin, with a beautiful personality and perfect English, took care of all the coordination tasks with flying colors. All in all, I recommend Thierry's workshops all heartedly!