GD Photo Workshops - Expeditions & Adventure Travel Photo Tours Asia 2014 & 2015

GD Photo Workshops / Tours
“Light is photography... photography is light.” -- GD

- Discovering the undiscovered - 

India - Nepal - Sri Lanka - Cambodia - Vietnam - Myanmar / Burma - Tibet - Indonesia  - Bhutan & Australia

Please Note: Australia is only avaible upon special request since the duration of this amazing Photo Tour is over 3 weeks. Covering areas like Kakadu National Park, Central Australia including Ayers Rock and the Olgas, Kangaroo Island and Sydney.
You wont be disapointed since this is Gunther's home Country, he knows all the areas extemly well and has published many Books on Australia and the Outback that was his backyard for many years.

! GD Photo Workshops are conducted by Gunther Deichmann, one of Austral-Asia's most accomplished and experienced photographers. Join Gunther on one of his trips for a fantastic Journey through Color & Time as he leads expeditions, photo tours and workshops around the world. Learn more about the places you visit, the people you meet, and the unique ways of life you will encounter. Improve your photography as you study side by side with Gunther. 

Discover with us the undiscovered!

"Combining 55 years of experience… 35 years of Photography and 20 years traveling through out Asia producing countless articles for international Magazines, we guarantee that you get the quality time you need on each and every location with Gunther and his expert team."

We only travel in small groups between 8 to 10 participants on all published destinations, providing you the full attention of Gunther Deichmann and his assistant, making these workshops very personal, fun and a fulfilling experience for you.   

Gunther has published 12 Books with international Publishers including "Australia's Natural Wonders" and in 2006 published his Book Journey Through Color and Time, some of his most recent accomplishments;

June 2013 - German Magazine "PICTORIAL" ART BUYERS DIGEST a Magazine from PROFIFOTO featuring a 4 page Portfolio on Gunther’s Australian Aborigines. The Magazine with Gunther’s Portfolio came out for the CEPIC Congress (Center of the Picture Industry) in Barcelona, Spain 2013.

November 2012
- Les Voyages de Gunther Deichmann : Solo Exposition - November 30, 2012 Paris, France

December 2011 - Gunther together with Steve McCurry and Michael Yamashita was again on the Judging Panel and a Celebrity Speaker for the One Asia Festival - Celebrating the Images of Asia Event in Singapore Dec.2011  -

GD PhotoTours and Workshops selected by PhotoShelter for 2014.
"Have camera, will travel:50 Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World This Year."

Link to Gunther's complete Biography

You will photograph for example places in Cambodia, Laos, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and many other excotic destinations, while learning from one of the best and experienced travel photographers around. Gunther covers all aspects of the shoot: how to solve technical problems, how to work with people, gain access and the digital work-flow on the road. You will learn how to research a story, select a destination, prepare a shooting list, edit your pictures and ways to share your work with a larger community.

Gunther will work with students in critique sessions and in the field, sharing his working knowledge and techniques.

Participants will be pushed to photograph not only scenes and environments, but also  people for example in Siam Reap and Angkor Wat, Cambodia.(Gunther has been travelling throughout Cambodia since 1992) People that are naturally timid about approaching people will learn techniques and be exposed to ideas and a spirit that will help them go forward with their photographic communication including photographing people.

Gunther is also a Certified Apple Pro Trainer for Aperture and has years of experience on Apple Computers, he can also assist you with selecting the right images, Photoshop, Multimedia Presentation and how to make the correct back up of your images in the field and at home.

Gunther will discuss technique, intent, composition, and the creative use of the camera and lens. He will review and critique your portfolio, and works-in-process, discuss careers, getting published and give you an idea of where you are, and what to do next to become better Photographer. But most important you will learn how to see things in a different light!



New exciting destinations - GD Photo Tours/Workshops in Asia
for the year 2015.



We have selected some very exciting and new destinations for 2015, in particular for India and a very special Journey in Cambodia, see below the scheduled dates, these are very special places perfect for Photography due to their culture and colorful Festivals at the time. We provide more details very shortly but you can make reservations now. Furthermore we're happy to announce our Cambodia special, this promised to be an extraordinary and adventures journey in 2015, more details below.

NDIA 2015 - 12 days Kerala special, the ultimate in culture and wildlife

Late April; we finalize the excact dates shortly

Max. of 8 Participants

Kerala and the South of India is more verdant and tropical than the North. People tend to be more friendly and whilst it still has a pace and a sense of the exotic, it is more languid and relaxed. 

Kerala –a region of India that conjures up images of Aladdin and His Magic Lamp. On this photo essay journey of Kerala cultural heritage and arts you will visit scenic fishing villages, emerald-green hills and backwater, Kerala's rich, ancient and enigmatic culture — Kathakali, Kalaripayattu and Theyyam and much more... 

see below some highlights, but of course there is so much more and we will send you a complete Itinerary with all the finer details upon your bookings.

Get up close with the dance forms of Kerala. These classical dance styles offer everything photographers could ask for: rich colors, dramatic makeup, vivid and elaborate costumes.
Rather than an off-the-shelf shoot, we've planned a custom performance and venue where we'll be able to get access to the artistes.
Kathakali is a dance form, which evolved during the 17th century. It has dance song, literature and make up art at its best. It is traditional and depicts stories from Hindu mythology. It is composed for overnight performance. Elaborate headgear, facial decorations and dressing, marks the dance form.

Western Ghats exploration. It’s the loftiest tea-growing plantation in the world, perched 2,400 meters up with its green slopes overlooking some truly remarkable Kerala scenery.

Munnar – Periyar After breakfast drive to one of the best game sanctuaries in India proceed to Periyar /Thekkady on arrival check in at the Hotel. We go on a game viewing cruise on the Periyar Lake located inside the wildlife sanctuary. Here you will be able to see a large variety of wildlife, which includes wild elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and different species of birds, and if we’re lucky the elusive Tiger.

We venture into the acclaimed Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary for a guided nature walk in the hope of glimpsing animals such as sambars, bison, elephants, spotted deer, tigers and leopards. This park has a large population of wild elephants, and there is a fair chance of seeing these remarkable animals.

There is also reputed to be a stable tiger population, but these are obviously much harder to spot.

Theyyam is performed as a god dance. The performance is very fierce with performer singing in praise of the gods and goddess. The drummers follow the performer. It usually in the front of temple shrines in the open.

The headgear and face make up is notable, with red colour. The costume and colors used are all natural and takes long hours of preparation. It claimed that there are more them hundred forms of thiyam dance. Usually performed by thiyya (ezhava) community...

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Cambodia Special -

Sept.23rd to Oct. 03rd 2015

Max. of 8 Participants

For the very first time this tour will also include locations in Cambodia as seen in the Archaeology Magazine from the Archaeology Institute of Ameraica in their Jan/Feb Issue 2015. The article "Storied Landscapes" was conceptualized by Gunther and the Magazine subsequently published his images some of them never seen before in public. Additional Images from this amazing area can also be found on Gunther's PhotoShelter Gallery.
Go to:

Check out the Online edition from the
Archaeology Magazine HERE.

Gunther has been traveling to Cambodia since 1992 and knows the hidden and seldom visited places only to well, providing you the ultimate Cambodian experience and unique photo opportunities.

More detailed info is only availiable upon request and bookings have to be made way in advance due to the nature of this special tour. Confirmed booking have to be received by latest June 2015.

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INDIA 2014 - Rann of Kutch and traditional Village of Gujarat, India

November 15th to 27th 2015

Max. of 8 Participants

This area is seldom visited and you can photograph the amazing salt mining the traditional way and exploring the tribal culture of Gujarat is a psychedelic visual treat, a journey through a celebration of life in Technicolor. The colorful costumes, stunning jewelry's, arts and craft, folk songs and dance are a sight to behold!
There are number of very picturesque tribal village of Bhils and Rathwas. It is considered one of the most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat where one can experience their lifestyle. In little ran of Kutch you get to see and photograph the Asiatic wild asses and around 275 various species of birds.
You also have opportunity to experience Bajana tribes and some cattle breeders.
More detailed info to follow soon…

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INDIA 2014 - Hornbill Festival in Nagaland, India

Nov. 30th - Dec. 12th, 2015

Max. of 8 Participants

Located near the border with Myanmar the Hornbill Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza celebrated by the tribal people in the state of Nagaland. Named after the hornbill, a globally respected bird that shows up in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes. This Festival aims at sustaining, reviving, and protecting the richness of the Naga culture and heritage.

This also gives visitors, an opportunity to get a ringside view of the enchanting land, its people and its culture which is done through cultural extravaganza worth experiencing. Uniting all of the Nagaland, in one giant color-splashed hodgepodge of dances, folk songs, hand looms, handicrafts, parades, games, ethnic food fairs and religious ceremonies of all Naga tribes.
More detailed info to follow soon…

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