Hi. I’m Ian Robert Knight

Professional photographer, traveller, and educator.

What is there to know about Private Photo Tours? The journey that led to its creation has been a wonderful series of adventures. Working as a professional photographer has taken me to many beautiful destinations, and has led to some wonderful memories, and plenty of full memory cards (and so much film!).

It’s those experiences that I bring to the table when we work together. Having visited more than 90 countries around the world gives me some unique insights into what makes a great photographic travel experience. When you trust me with your travel, I return that trust with a one-of-a-kind custom itinerary that includes the best locations and experiences that the destination provides.

But it’s more than that. You get my unparalleled attention-to-detail that has resulted in many successful journeys with highly-satisfied repeat clients. I know that some people find the prospect of travelling solo a little bit intimidating. But when all the heavy lifting, planning and bookings are taken care of for you, travelling can be a breeze. And when you combine that with photographic opportunities that most people wouldn’t have access to, it’s a terrific way to travel as a photographer.

About Private Photo Tours

I’m on the right.

I’ve been travelling extensively since the late 80’s, and visited so many countries, it’s hard to keep track. In fact, I have to keep a list. I’ve been all over Asia, Europe, North and South America, and parts of Africa.

I am a Canadian, and spend my time between Canada and Thailand. Currently, I live with my family in Bangkok, which is a great base for travel all over Asia. But we can plan personalized photographic experiences for you pretty much anywhere in the world.

You can view some of my work here: ianrobertknight.com and here: asiaphoto.com

Let’s talk.

How others feel about Private Photo Tours…

"After looking online at the work of various photographers I decided to reach out to Ian and see if he would be available to teach me location photography specific to Beijing. I hired Ian for 3 private sessions. Not only did I come home with a large set of images that I still use to this day, I learned far more about photography than I had ...

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Rebecca K.
Jerusalem, Israel

"After looking online at the work of various photographers I decided to reach out to Ian and see if he would be available to teach me location photography specific to Beijing. I hired Ian for 3 private sessions. Not only did I come home with a large set of images that I still use to this day, I learned far more about photography than I had imagined.

Ian knew his way around and he was a true professional in every sense of the word. He had mapped out some really great places. I never could have known which places would be good to visit and photograph and I certainly would have had a hard time finding my way around. Beyond all this, Ian respected who I was and what level I was personally at in my photography and tailored our sessions for me to learn and gain the most.

To sum it up, and to describe who Ian is -- he is a really great photographer AND teacher (those do not always go hand in hand), and most importantly a really honest and fine person."

Rebecca K.
Jerusalem, Israel

"I've had the good fortune to work with Ian extensively over the last several years. We've travelled together on private photography excursions that he's planned and organized for me to China, Vietnam, Bhutan, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. His skills as a planner, organizer, facilitator and photography guide are superb.

My trips have been productive and successful in large measure because of Ian's ...

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Ron C.
Colorado, USA

"I've had the good fortune to work with Ian extensively over the last several years. We've travelled together on private photography excursions that he's planned and organized for me to China, Vietnam, Bhutan, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. His skills as a planner, organizer, facilitator and photography guide are superb.

My trips have been productive and successful in large measure because of Ian's planning and expertise. He's thorough, proactive and brings significant experience having worked in, and led, photography travel in many parts of Asia. He has strong local contacts which have enabled me to meet people and get access in places that would otherwise be unavailable to me.

Ian is a real pro, easy to work with, and an excellent travel companion. I can recommend him without reservation."

Ron C.
Colorado, USA

"Normally when I travel, I go with my husband and son on family vacations, but when I visited Thailand, it was specifically for me and my photography. My interest in photography was growing rapidly, and had acquired some new gear I was eager to try out. With Ian as my guide & trainer, visiting Thailand solo was effortless and enjoyable.

Not only did ...

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Angie M.
California, USA

"Normally when I travel, I go with my husband and son on family vacations, but when I visited Thailand, it was specifically for me and my photography. My interest in photography was growing rapidly, and had acquired some new gear I was eager to try out. With Ian as my guide & trainer, visiting Thailand solo was effortless and enjoyable.

Not only did Ian help me to see Thailand through the eyes of a photographer, he helped me to better understand my camera equipment, and learn about image post-processing techniques and data management. His knowledge of the locations all over Thailand, and how best to experience them really helped to make the vacation part of the trip fun, too. The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we ate in were all great experiences as well. Ian’s ability to plan out the small details was what made the trip so easy and comfortable for me.

Photography is a life-long learning experience, and it’s important to have some good mentors along the way. I am still learning to perfect my images, and I know I can call on Ian for guidance with post-processing and camera advice. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ian as a travel guide and photography instructor."

Angie M.
California, USA

More detailed references from current clients are available. Please inquire.