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August 25, 2014

Around the world in 80 Lumias: Thailand

With its stunning beaches, bustling cities, world-renowned cuisine, and rich culture, Thailand is a photographers’ dream.

Everywhere you turn in Thailand is an opportunity for a great photo, which is one of the many reasons the country attracts millions of visitors each year. But don’t worry—if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this beautiful country just yet, you can get a glimpse of what Thailand has to offer in our latest Around the World in 80 Lumias stop.

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Our guide this time is Ping Tanamontol, who says that connecting with fellow Lumia lovers on Instagram and discovering everyone’s amazing photos from around the world has inspired him. As he puts it, “I was so happy when I found that many people like the photos that I took and posted on Instagram. This encourages me to take better photos to share with the world that Thailand has many gorgeous places.” Which is great news for us, because Ping has a ton of fantastic photos! Read on to find out more about Ping and his home country of Thailand, and don’t forget to take a look at his photos.

How did you get into photography?

I fell in love with photography when I first started using the Nokia 808 PureView, the first camera phone with high resolution. I started to search and learn more about techniques for good photography. I also love to travel and capture beautiful things around Thailand and overseas. Now my favorite phone is Lumia 1020. I really like the Nokia Camera application. It is such an easy tool to use, and allows me to do manual setting. Lumia inspires me to explore the world.

What do you like best about your Lumia?

I really like the camera on Lumia phone. It is the phone that gives the highest resolution photos and lowlight feature to capture my favorite places and special moments. Another important thing is I don’t have to carry heavy DSLR anymore.

Where in Thailand do you like to shoot photos most and why?

That’s a tough question. I love many places in Thailand. If I have to choose one, it would be the islands in Andaman Sea, in the south of Thailand, which is called the Pearl of Andaman. I really like the sunset and sunrise moment because it makes me feel relaxed and happy. So if you have not been in Thailand, I highly recommend you to come!

What are your 3 top tips for shooting awesome Lumia photos?

1. Patience and determination are the most important things

2. Timing is also important, shooting at day time, night time or at a special moment like sunrise and sunset gives different color effects.

3. Knowing how to get the best out of your high quality Imaging device

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Beautiful sunset at Wangnamkiew

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Sunrise at Lipe Island

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Steel wool spinning + Fisheye lens

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Dinner time at a cute restaurant in Bangkok

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Before the storm comes in Krabi province

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Golden sky in Krabi province

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Sunrise on a rainy day in Huahin

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Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand

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Capturing the sunset at Khao Yai National Park

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Tarutao National Park, Southern Thailand

Planning your vacation to Thailand yet? We hope you loved Ping’s photos as much as we did. If so, be sure to check out more over at Instagram. In the meantime, let us know which photo you enjoyed the most in the comments below.