Mekong Manicure Women


Every evening, young women on bicycles arrive on the banks of the Mekong river in Vientiane. The women offer a portable manicure service to passers-by. Their baskets each contain a nailbrush, soap and nail clippers.

As the sun begins to sink towards the Mekong river and before the riverbank becomes busy with joggers and pedestrians, the women take time to chat with each other.

Canon EOS 5D MKIII with 50mm f/1.2 lens
1/8000th of a second at f/2.8 at ISO100


Chinese Opera

This week sees the celebration of the Vegetarian Festival in Thailand and, in various different forms, across South-East Asia. Bangkok's Chinatown is host to many events, including several Chinese Operas. I visited one on the first day of the festival.

The Photographer's Post-Production

My new Adobe Lightroom instruction package, the Photographer's Post-Production is now available to download. The package includes:

  • 20 Video Tutorials (3+ hours)
  • 15 original RAW files so you can work along with the videos
  • Companion e-book containing image "recipes"
  • Lightroom Catalogue

This package follows-on from the popular Photographer's Workflow and the two together offer a pretty comprehensive digital imaging workflow. The brief introduction videos below will give you an idea of what's included.

The complete package is available for $69.

The companion e-book, "The Photographer's Workflow", which includes video tutorials and many Lightroom workflow and development presets is only $30 so you can download both guides together, providing a comprehensive and practical guide to image management in Adobe Lightroom, from Import to Export, for $99.