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.
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.
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.
I have been on three workshops with Thierry, the fourth is scheduled for 2020 and the fifth is in the planning. Thierry is a great photographer and a wonderful photography teacher, finding the best locations for photography and assisting us with the technical and artistic issues. Not less important, I found Thierry to be a real gentleman, listening very carefully to us, the customers, and both him and his assistant bent over backward to fulfill our requests very professionally. Besides, I found China to be a very safe and hospitable place to travel - much to my surprise - which contributed a lot to the success of the workshops.
We have just landed in Israel, safe and sound and tired. Many thanks for an unforgettable workshop. We left China with a strong taste for more… In one word: Chapeau! In two words: twelve Points! You won’t find a better workshop in China. Period.
I have done two photography workshops with Thierry Bornier. I have participated in quite a few photography workshops, and Thierry’s have been the best out of them all. He is an outstanding photographer. His photos are a source of inspiration, and he openly and thoroughly answers any questions one has about his photos or photography in general. Thierry guided us to the most beautiful shoot locations in China, at the most ideal times of the season. He knows China better than any other photographer and speaks fluent Chinese, so he makes it easy for everyone to get around. He is extremely friendly, pays attention to everyone in the group, and is always ready to lend help or advice. I could not think of a better guide for a photography workshop in China.
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.
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.