Hi. I’m Ian Robert Knight

Professional photographer, traveller, and educator.

The journey that led to the creation of Private Photo Tours 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.

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.

Let’s talk.

In their words…

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Rebecca K - Jerusalem, Israel

“After looking on line 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.”

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Rebecca K - Jerusalem, Israel

“After looking on line 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.”

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