Our Workshops

Welcome to our workshops.

I’m Thierry Bornier, an award-winning photographer and founder of China Photo Workshops.

I was born and raised in France. Since resigning from my job as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in Shanghai in 2011, I have dedicated my life in photography to China. I have become a world-renowned specialist in the unique culture, ethnic minorities and diverse landscapes of this fantastic and fascinating country.

My photography workshops are not just about learning tips and techniques, taking you to beautiful places, then leaving you to your own devices. Each workshop is a complete travelling experience during which you will meet people, listen to their stories and learn about their traditions. By joining in these experiences, your photographs will be able to express new dimensions and perspectives as a result.

This approach – this empathic passion for photographic subjects and landscapes in cultural context - is what sets me apart. It has earned me many features in National Geographic and other international publications. I have also been awarded top prizes in many international competitions, including the EPSON International Pano Awards, International Photographer of the Year, and the Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris.

The last few years have seen some of my best accomplishments in photography. In 2017 my photos were published in the book Masters of Landscape Photography by Ross Hoddinott. In 2018, I won the One Eyeland World’s Top Landscape Photo Contest and was also a finalist for Hasselblad Masters 2018.

I want to share with you - beginners and advanced photographers alike – these unique places in China with stunning landscapes that have inspired me.

Thierry Bornier