Shan State hill tribe portraits, Myanmar
The villagers generously allowed our group of photographers to shoot on-location portraits. Before we start taking pictures, we spend time with the villagers so they have a better understanding of who we are and why are interested in photographing them. This usually involves lots of laughter! Having a local guide is important and so is kn0wing a few words of the local language! I carry a portable battery powered printer with me for sharing our photographs on the spot.