Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26

Thread: Photography In Thailand

  1. #1
    New Member Array
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1
    vCash
    500
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Rep Power
    0

    Photography In Thailand

    I was wondering what the odds are of getting work in this field in Thailand?

  2. #2
    Xerographic Detournements Array re_fuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I plead Wisdom by means of insanity
    Posts
    24,642
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 46 Times in 35 Posts


    Rep Power
    41375
    slim to dismal

  3. #3
    swing you sinners! Array Mr. Hales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,966
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts


    Rep Power
    12921
    you can do it freelance.
    "vast and black. the thing that was poised, like a crow over the moon. round and smooth. cannon balls. things that have fallen from the sky to this earth. our slippery brains. things like cannon balls have fallen, in storms, upon this earth. like cannon balls are things that, in storms, have fallen to this earth. showers of blood. showers of blood. showers of blood. " c.f.

  4. #4
    Regular User Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    634
    vCash
    500
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 44 Times in 29 Posts


    Rep Power
    3836
    illegal for the most part. There are exceptions but not really worth the risk of jail and deportation.

    Some guys make more money teaching photography than they would actually shoooting. So that is something to consider.

    Even if it weren't, there are many competent local photographers who charge less than 3,000 baht for a wedding. Would you really work 6+ hours and do the printing for that?

  5. #5
    swing you sinners! Array Mr. Hales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,966
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts


    Rep Power
    12921
    Quote Originally Posted by frankly speaking View Post
    illegal for the most part.
    not necessarily.

  6. #6
    dis member Array zeusbheld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Elision Fields
    Posts
    9,882
    vCash
    4500
    Thanks
    420
    Thanked 258 Times in 226 Posts


    Rep Power
    65741
    there are tons of world-class photographers based here, so the competition would be pretty intense. most are journo types, although i did know one guy who was a product photographer primarily (worked with the company that makes Johnny Walker products primarily made good $$, but has since moved to Argentina since they'll fly him to Scotland from wherever he wants).

    the journo types used to hang out at Rain Dogs, which is long gone, i don't know where they hang out now, but best bet would be to talk to a photographer, and find out how they stay afloat.

  7. #7
    New Member Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    16
    vCash
    500
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by re_fuse View Post
    slim to dismal
    what are you basing this opinion on? personal experience? i've know at least two white people that have done very, very well as photographers, though i will admit they've not limited themselves to thailand but more sea.

  8. #8
    better a tosser than .... Array manned-rake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nonthaburi
    Posts
    6,056
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    24
    Thanked 120 Times in 88 Posts


    Rep Power
    31209
    Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his _________ depends upon his not understanding it!"

  9. #9
    Xerographic Detournements Array re_fuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I plead Wisdom by means of insanity
    Posts
    24,642
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 46 Times in 35 Posts


    Rep Power
    41375
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Panther View Post
    i've know at least two white people that have done very, very well as photographers, though i will admit they've not limited themselves to thailand but more sea
    Did they have permission from the Thai Government ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Panther View Post
    what are you basing this opinion on
    Printed Law

  10. #10
    Falling From Grace... Array Hollow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,583
    vCash
    40800
    Thanks
    308
    Thanked 252 Times in 167 Posts


    Rep Power
    50444
    Quote Originally Posted by re_fuse View Post
    Printed Law
    Thailand? Printed law?
    Jesus is coming, open your mouth!

  11. #11
    swing you sinners! Array Mr. Hales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,966
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts


    Rep Power
    12921
    Quote Originally Posted by re_fuse View Post
    Did they have permission from the Thai Government ?
    why would you need it if your business wasn't registered there?

  12. #12
    Xerographic Detournements Array re_fuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I plead Wisdom by means of insanity
    Posts
    24,642
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    86
    Thanked 46 Times in 35 Posts


    Rep Power
    41375
    Legal reasons

  13. #13
    swing you sinners! Array Mr. Hales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,966
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts


    Rep Power
    12921
    noooo.

  14. #14
    dis member Array zeusbheld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Elision Fields
    Posts
    9,882
    vCash
    4500
    Thanks
    420
    Thanked 258 Times in 226 Posts


    Rep Power
    65741
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hales View Post
    why would you need it if your business wasn't registered there?
    according to the rules you're supposed to have a work permit for *any* work you do, but in practice i think it's one of those rules like the sign on apartments that say "no pets"... they only notice if you've got a pet if either you, or the pet, is a pain in the ass.

  15. #15
    swing you sinners! Array Mr. Hales's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,966
    vCash
    300
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts


    Rep Power
    12921
    hard for them to prove taking photos is "work".

    i know two guys, long-termers, been in the photography gig in thailand for years. it is perfectly doable.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Photography, help needed
    By happychappy in forum Computers, Technology and the Internet in Thailand.
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th December 2008, 10:40
  2. Amateur Photography
    By natalie8 in forum Computers, Technology and the Internet in Thailand.
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 5th October 2007, 08:00
  3. Photography
    By Dr Disco in forum Computers, Technology and the Internet in Thailand.
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31st August 2005, 23:47

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •